Sajeda Momin

The Rage Against Burkha

In Europe’s furore over this garment worn by Muslim women, there is no clarity on why it should be banned, let alone how it gels with liberal values.

27 May 2010
Olympian Heights

London’s tallest structure, dwarfing the Statue of Liberty by 22 metres, is being designed by Indian-origin sculptor Anish Kapoor. And what’s more, NRI Lakshmi Mittal is footing the bill.

05 May 2010
Medicine’s not Enough to Save a Doctor’s Life

A group in the UK is helping ethnic minority doctors fight against the prejudices and inequities they face.

14 April 2010
Racist Recruit

Rajinder Singh is a retired school teacher who migrated to the UK in 1967 and ironically started supporting a party that demanded the forcible repatriation of all non-Europeans. Now, he is about to go down in history as the first non-White mascot of the British National Party.

23 February 2010
Art & Culture
How the Waste Was Shunned

An ambitious project by artist Michael Landy in the UK invites artists to dump their ‘failures’ in a giant waste bin.

17 February 2010
Till Taxes Do Us Part

Tax incentives for marriage are witnessing a big political wrangle in the UK, with the Conservatives convinced that bad fiscal policies for married couples are to blame for Britain’s ‘broken society’.

20 January 2010
Balti Food© Birmingham

Restaurateurs across the UK are up in arms against the Birmingham City Council’s move to patent Balti curry

12 November 2009
The Man Who Remembers

Professor Samuel Martin Burke is the oldest living person to have served the Indian Civil Service. He speaks little, but has a memory to treasure

03 September 2009
Minding the Gap

The London Underground will now have train drivers enlightening passengers with words of wisdom from famous philosophers

26 August 2009
Going... Going... Still Going

Thanks to the economic downturn, Indians who’ve always dreamt of a fancy residence in London can get one cheap. Even Lakshmi Mittal has one on offer.

26 August 2009


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Makarand R Paranjape

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Sumantra Bose

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