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Leave Britannia

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Fear and Freedom in the Divided Kingdom

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An Icing on Brexit

HOW DOES A country with just a little over 100 professional footballers defeat Britain, with all its Premier League teams and stars who make millions of pounds? Some indication of the answer is in…

Shopping at Odd Hours

IN INDIA, EVEN the most innocuous legislation can be devastating. A good example is that of a slew of Shops and Establishments Acts passed in the high noon of socialism. Each state had its own law,…

No Country for Radiologists

IN FEBRUARY THIS YEAR, Dr Ashutosh Jape, a radiologist in Pune, detected something amiss in a foetus. Twenty weeks and five days old, the foetus, according to Dr Jape, was suffering from meningocele…

Confessions of an Advertising Caveman

IN THE GALLERY of cave art that is Indian advertising, most of the award-worthy attention being grabbed is by campaigns aimed at getting the male of the species to evolve, going by our rich haul of ‘…

Fear and Freedom in the Divided Kingdom

Resentful nations dream in the vivid colours of a lost future. Cosy correctness and cold reasons of the present aggravate their anger; they are caught between the memories of glory and the fear of…

Brexit: An English Romance

DURING MY YEARS as a Research Fellow in Nuffield College, Oxford, in the early-1980s, I made it a point to unfailingly attend a seminar on British politics that Sir David Butler used to conduct on…

Absolutely Boris

IF BORIS JOHNSON really wants Britain to leave the European Union, which I strongly doubt, the former mayor of London and de facto leader of the ‘Leave’ campaign was an awfully late convert to the…

Knocking at Nuclear Doors

INDIA DIDN’T GAIN NSG membership last week. Does this constitute a failure? No and yes. Why ‘no’? For starters, all is not lost. India will have other opportunities to enter the prestigious club that…

Britain: Wish Us Luck

I SPENT THE SUNDAY before the crucial vote on Britain’s membership of the European Union with my parents and family on the south coast of England. It was Father’s Day and a very pleasurable lunch was…

Call for Jihad

ONE OF THE reasons the Taliban, and for that matter all other jihadist outfits, have consistently refused to stop fighting during the fasting month of Ramzan is that Ghazwa-e-Badr, the first war of…