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Politics of Unity: When size matters, and when it doesn’t

The Empire State Building in that same city, traditionally renowned for skyscraping architecture, is a little above 318 metres.

03 Nov 2018 2:22 AM

Protests can be absurd sometimes

The snowflake twitter storm troopers objected to this labeling on the grounds perhaps, that it implied that only males were welcome to eat it.

27 Oct 2018 12:35 AM

Profit moves ‘influencers’ of our time

The Bible tells us that many were influenced and converted to follow Jesus through watching miracles such as the raising of Lazarus from the dead.

22 Oct 2018 6:02 AM

In the world of spirits, old is gold: Price is what fools pay

It was distilled in 1926 and bottled in 1986. It’s obviously not for drinking, but for display, like a Titian or a Picasso.

13 Oct 2018 6:31 AM

Chess game democracy in the UK?

It’s pocket science to realise that democracy means very different things in different countries and institutions.

29 Sep 2018 12:48 AM

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Of marijuana and the Mumbai police

Chopra quotes several reasons for legalising it. He rightly says it’s an integral part of Indian culture.

22 Sep 2018 1:30 AM

Of Internet yug and copyright

I suppose the name Johnny Depp wouldn’t mean much to people in a village in Savantwadi — or maybe in our internationalised yug, it would.

15 Sep 2018 5:57 AM

Lies, damned pretences and statistics

Not being a gambler or not having, at the time, any money to gamble, my friends and I never bought the “opening” sheet.

08 Sep 2018 1:03 AM

Religion is sacred, recipes are not

The term “jerk” doesn’t mean that the curried victim — pig or chicken — was executed by snapping its neck.

01 Sep 2018 2:47 AM

Sir Vidia and his A team

Vidia regarded the whole doctrine of the equality of human beings in intellect, character and culture as foolishness.

25 Aug 2018 12:10 AM

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‘Burqa jokes’ become a pawn in the great game of ‘Politopoly’

What could be characterised, absorbed and dismissed as prankish provocation of an idiosyncratic satirist, was not in Johnson’s case.

18 Aug 2018 4:18 AM

A grave Sunday visit

Of course, the surnames on the Parsi graves are familiar.

14 Aug 2018 1:38 AM

Farewell Sir Vidia! Always politically incorrect

VS Naipaul first book on India was, as he said to me, the product of disillusion.

13 Aug 2018 12:35 AM

UK Labour must tackle its anti-Semitism

Several Muslim leaders objected and complained to Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, to take action.

04 Aug 2018 2:21 AM

Crime, religion can’t be clubbed

The pretence for this outrage was that some of these individuals had not subsequently registered their British citizenship.

28 Jul 2018 2:44 AM

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Erasing ‘If’ won’t affect Kipling’s work

The students are absolutely within their rights to airbrush poems they don’t want to see on the walls of what is their building.

21 Jul 2018 12:33 AM

Chequers deal: A dead duck for UK?

The Brexitiers won by a narrow margin of 52 to 48 per cent of vote.

14 Jul 2018 12:47 AM

Of false premises & false promises

The Quran says martyrs going to heaven will get “hur”, and the word was taken by early commentators to mean “virgins”, hence those 72 consorts.

07 Jul 2018 12:16 AM

Protect women just like you protect cows!

It should be obvious on the evidence of the last few years that merely passing new laws, or including harsher punishments for old ones, is not enough.

30 Jun 2018 5:33 AM

Don’t be taken in by fake news

Fake history in the service of some petty cause is easily exposed.

23 Jun 2018 5:58 AM

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