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Powerplay and clubs of sleaze

Women MPs are seeking ways to ban such institutions and events through law.

27 Jan 2018 4:37 AM

No shades of grey in Hindi films

Today, one should not be surprised, however, if a Hindutva-inspired film portrays a Muslim or Mughal Indian as an out-and-out genocidal maniac.

20 Jan 2018 12:42 AM

Tories’ divide drove May’s rejig, with some UK Asians gaining

Labour reformed education and health provision for all and there was born an optimism that the rigidities of class would be eroded.

13 Jan 2018 12:37 AM

What must we treat as history?

The latest and absolutely necessary historical endeavour is the one to which Mr Tharoor has contributed.

06 Jan 2018 12:13 AM

A year of self-deceptions?

Chinese investment in Britain may create jobs but will come with demands for huge returns to China.

30 Dec 2017 12:27 AM

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Can Rahul, Cong learn from Blair?

The BJP accused him of trying to steal their Hindutva avatar, but that was just mockery.

23 Dec 2017 1:30 AM

Of ‘Asians’ & sexual crimes in UK

In the Quilliam case, the word “Asian” is a balaclava for the faces of the convicted offenders who are of Pakistani origin.

16 Dec 2017 2:43 AM

Is diversity perversity?

I can sort-of-sympathise with some idiot researcher dealing Shashi Kapoor obituary mistaking Rishi for Shashi and including the clip.

09 Dec 2017 1:53 AM

Why reparations only from UK? Why not Iran & Macedonia too

The Ramayan tells us that the god Hanuman set fire to Sri Lanka and so far no one from that country has demanded reparations for the damage.

02 Dec 2017 4:33 AM

The unfortunate cinematic distortions of history

The Indian soldiers who perpetrated the uprising were — let’s face it — mercenaries of the East India Company.

25 Nov 2017 4:58 AM

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Archbishop’s ‘advice’ rings alarm bells

The news coverage of the Church of England’s statement is ambivalent.

18 Nov 2017 1:12 AM

PM May & her conspiracy-wallas

When interrogated by Ms May’s team, Ms Patel owned up to two of several clandestine meetings and apologised.

11 Nov 2017 1:03 AM

Accuracy in translation is ambivalent

Firdaus is buried in a Muslim cemetery in North London, even though in his last days in hospital he told the registrar he was an atheist.

06 Nov 2017 12:43 AM

Getting an OCI card: Why I gave up

The lucky day dawned and I went to the outsourced agency office and lined up with 50 others.

28 Oct 2017 6:50 AM

An open letter to my fellow Parsis

The Parsis gathered in numbers at this well as it is regarded by some as sacred and reputed to make wishes come true.

21 Oct 2017 5:39 AM

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Things that set a writer apart

The entries were all immaculately idealistic and, contrary to my shamefully prejudiced expectations, in perfectly grammatical prose.

14 Oct 2017 6:33 AM

Indian meal in UK: Keep it simple

Several surveys assert that “chicken tikka masala” has overtaken roast beef in the Brit popularity stakes.

07 Oct 2017 4:32 AM

Britain and the roots of terror

No analysis of the roots of terror can be comprehensive but allow me to make a start with three undeniable contentions.

30 Sep 2017 2:20 AM

Gurus & shishyas on first-name terms

British schools only stopped the practice, through legal means, in the last three decades.

23 Sep 2017 12:32 AM

Fire alert: Putting cost before safety

Writing approvingly of someone can mean you like his or her acts or creations — or it could mean that they are dead.

16 Sep 2017 3:15 AM

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