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Opinion  /  Published 25.07.20

Show time: 'A Suitable Boy' airs on BBC

Tomorrow will mark a big moment in the history of the BBC because at 9 pm it will air the first episode of the much anticipated six-part TV adaptation of Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy, direc...
By Amit Roy in

Entertainment  /  Published 24.07.20

10 years of BBC's Sherlock

Growing up, the name Sherlock Holmes would immediately bring to my mind a visually rich image. A sleuth running across the bustling streets of 19th century London, obsessing over his cases and resorti...
By Vedant Karia in

World  /  Published 29.06.20

BBC appoints insider as director general

An insider, Tim Davie, is to take over as the new director general of the BBC — culturally, socially and politically one of the most important organisations in the UK.He will succeed the peer, Tony ...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 12.06.20

Lessons in the storm: Tress lost in Britain, 1987

From family members I hear of neighbourhood trees that fell during Cyclone Amphan. Quite apart from the human toll, it was also very sad to read about the countless birds that lost their homes or even...
By Amit Roy in

World  /  Published 13.05.20

India-origin BBC scribe faces racist abuse

The BBC pulled a live broadcast from the centre of Leicester after one of its Indian women reporters was allegedly subjected to a torrent of racist abuse.The journalist, Sima Kotecha, was about to int...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 10.04.20

How troubled BBC became pandemic ‘comfort food’

It may seem unlikely that a country known for being buttoned-up would turn to a man dancing in a multicoloured unitard for reassurance and inspiration. Yet each morning recently, about 1.6 million peo...
By New York Times News Service and Reuters in London

Opinion  /  Published 03.04.20

Shine on: From a home of liberal arts to medicine & public health

Shine with hard workI really wanted to know about the personal side of Bhramar Mukherjee’s life. In Calcutta, she had been an academic high-flier at Presidency College and the Indian StatisticalInst...
By Amit Roy in

Entertainment  /  Published 16.03.20

Mira Nair is suitably happy

Mira Nair is very busy these days. Now that filming of A Suitable Boy with a cast of 113 is complete after five months of shooting in Lucknow, Maheshwar and Kanpur — more shortly about how she manag...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 21.02.20

Telling art stories

Few Bengali women get the chance to make Western art ‘accessible’ to a British television audience, but Sona Datta has been presenting an hour-long BBC documentary, Michelangelo: The Good, the Bad...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 24.01.20

What would Picasso with The Telegraph?

Coolest ManStephen Ward was a society osteopath in 1960s Britain; his patients included the Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Margaret and John Profumo, the minister for war in Harold Macmillan’s cabinet....
By Amit Roy in


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