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Acting honourably is expensive, as UK govt is now discovering

There is and has been for decades a British law against instigating the murder of groups or inciting religious hatred.

12 Jan 2019 12:10 AM

Of the Magi, high priests, kings... and how India got its ‘boxwallas’

The first Jewish holocaust, unfortunately occasioned by loose talk from Parsi priests.

29 Dec 2018 1:41 AM

The Internet can bring instant fame, and no editorial checks in the way!

The dating site invites you to characterise the sludge of your personality as honey to attract the equally dishonest bees.

22 Dec 2018 5:52 AM

Theresa could end up like Alexander

Cameron miscalculated, not by a long shot but by the narrow margin which pushed the Leavers to victory.

15 Dec 2018 6:47 AM

Who is the real owner of Kohinoor?

With 20 or so resignations recently from Theresa May’s government, no one can keep track of who the current ministers in any department are.

08 Dec 2018 7:27 AM


The irony of UK’s integrative initiatives

The irony of integrative initiatives to encourage uniformity is that they, by definition, point to the differences.

01 Dec 2018 1:14 AM

May’s exit looms: No takers for Brexit deal

The DUP has now indicated it will not support the deal she has negotiated, leaving her without a majority in Parliament.

24 Nov 2018 1:01 AM

Revisiting India’s World War I role

Neither Britain nor India has come to any conclusions about the colonial relationship.

17 Nov 2018 7:24 AM

‘I am whatever I think I am’

My first stage play, called Mama Dragon, was commissioned by a company which named itself the Black Co-op Theatre.

10 Nov 2018 7:06 AM

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

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

‘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