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Farrukh Dhondy | Of ‘patriotism’ & ‘nationalism’: It may be time to do a rethink

In any democratic country today, patriotism ought to mean love for and loyalty to a country that defines itself

06 Mar 2021 4:43 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Life on Zoom: You learn a lot about yourself, and others too

If Indians had invented the ethereal conversation device and needed an onomatopoeic name for it, they would probably have called it Dhishoom

27 Feb 2021 4:17 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | How to apply for a job to home secy of Blunderland!

I guarantee Pritiji, these thoughts of yours which I have humbly attempted to put into words will get you to be PM

13 Feb 2021 12:00 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | To ensure safety in a globalised world, all must get the vaccine...

The number of people who have been vaccinated in the continent of Africa, excluding South Africa, was 29

06 Feb 2021 12:56 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Time to bust anti-vaccine myths… as all must get jab!

Some brave mullahs have turned their Islamic halls into vaccination centres and encouraged the community to get jabbed

30 Jan 2021 7:35 AM


Farrukh Dhondy | Hoax on TV anchor is a wake-up call on fake offers

Gentle reader, Ms Razdan is not the only one to have fallen for fake offers which arrive through the Internet

23 Jan 2021 12:07 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Time for all to get Covid jabs; don’t listen to ‘anti-vaccers’

There are millions of idiots around the world who are anti-vaccers

16 Jan 2021 12:00 AM

Of Chinese virus, Spanish flu, UK strain: Do points of origin matter?

Of course, viruses, just like us Parsis, are sometimes named after the things we do and sometimes after the places from which we come

09 Jan 2021 7:38 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | At last, Britain is free of EU… Now see who’ll make it great!

The EU was the insurance and safeguard against the global dominance of the American and Chinese hegemonies

02 Jan 2021 12:15 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Of creativity in a plague year… gadget fixing & dosa repair!

I have myself been exploring the idea that enforced idleness may be the chief begetter of creative genius

26 Dec 2020 12:54 PM


Farrukh Dhondy | Researching Wikipedia on the origins of toxic words

And in my idle researches I find that there are places where Wikipedia doesn’t fear to tread

19 Dec 2020 12:30 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Why we need to ‘tolerate’ all those who have contrary views

If language is the avatar of thought, then ideas, propositions and proofs are the recipes in the avatar’s cookbook

12 Dec 2020 8:38 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Row over a kiss: It’s puritanism, not a breach of Hindu heritage

There is no puritan tradition in Hinduism which would forbid the depiction of two lovers kissing outside a KFC shop or a temple

28 Nov 2020 5:11 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Vaccines on the way… amid talk of conspiracies, Bill Gates’ role

When the vaccine was announced, instead lining up for a shot, I read all manner of lunatic anti-vaccine propaganda

21 Nov 2020 12:00 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Open letter to PM Modi: Let Bharat Mata set an example

"Narendraji, there is one country that can offer examples of an attitude, a policy towards the future and set ideals for rest of the world"

13 Nov 2020 10:05 PM


Farrukh Dhondy | A divided America is battling for its 'soul'

Gentle reader, democracy requires you to choose your side!

07 Nov 2020 11:50 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Communist MP in Britain was Tata’s cousin, Gandhi’s friend

The book is called Comrade Sak and is written by Mark Wadsworth, a black British writer with Caribbean roots

31 Oct 2020 9:42 AM


Tried! When Arun Jaitley batted for art and when my films weren’t banned

24 Oct 2020 11:22 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Multi-ethnic casting rows nothing new, just look back

Last week a new film on Cleopatra was announced and the Egyptian queen is to be played by Gal Gadot, leading to a Twitter storm

17 Oct 2020 9:54 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Will India too leave ‘divided histories’, like US & Britain?

The mass support, “diverse” and white for BLM, indicates that Britain too wants to leave divided histories behind.

11 Oct 2020 8:52 AM