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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

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

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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

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

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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

The story of Victoria and Abdul: Raj reality vs the movie version

As anyone who has worked on any dramatic form knows, biographies don’t translate directly into films.

09 Sep 2017 12:16 AM

Why did the English stay behind

There was no analysis of how Partition came about, though several historians had their partial say.

02 Sep 2017 6:53 AM

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In UK politics, a journey to the right

A large swathe of British opinion believed and believes that if Nigel Farage’s Brexit policies succeed, Britain will be “finished”.

28 Aug 2017 2:17 AM

Ethnic heritage behind child abuse

Some Labour MPs supported Ms Champion’s stance and said the ethnic factor had to be socially and criminally investigated.

19 Aug 2017 1:58 AM

BBC: Push for diversity on air

The BBC suspended two of the Indian-origin gang of four and instituted an inquiry.

12 Aug 2017 12:26 AM

Indian English poets & their verse

It is, as with poetry in other Indian languages, compelled to speak through individual experience.

05 Aug 2017 6:29 AM

Tread cautiously, we live in difficult times

Every religion is associated in some way with sounds.

29 Jul 2017 12:56 AM

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