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 13.07.19

1922: A Bauhaus exhibition and Tagore's inspiration behind it

Pitch parallelThe favourite of the Tory leadership, Boris Johnson, has compared himself to the English all-rounder, Ian Botham, thereby poking fun at Prime Minister Theresa May who had famously likene...
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

World  /  Published 09.05.19

BBC fires presenter over racist baby tweet

Veteran British broadcaster Danny Baker was fired on Thursday by the BBC after using a racist picture of a chimpanzee holding the hands of a couple in a tweet, tagged with the caption “royal baby le...
By PTI in London

North East  /  Published 08.01.20

Birdwatching during Bihu Bird Count

This Bhogali Bihu, take out time for birdwatching too.Bird Count India, an NGO, is launching for the first time Bihu Bird Count (BBC) bird-monitoring programme to list and count the wild birds during ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati


Entertainment  /  Published 25.12.19

Scandal in #MeToo era

BBC TV’s end of year offering is The Trial of Christine Keeler, a retelling of the best known British sex scandal of all time but seen through the prism of the #MeToo movement.Generally known as “...
By Amit Roy in

World  /  Published 14.12.18

BBC’s David Dimbleby exits Question Time

It was all very civilised and British. At the end of a fierce debate over —what else? — Brexit, David Dimbleby received a standing ovation from his five panellists and an ethnically-mixed audience...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 15.11.19

We need more dissent, says Romila Thapar

The historian, Romila Thapar, made some sharp observations on MK Gandhi’s relevance to modern times at an academic gathering at Cambridge University last week. She acknowledged that people today can...
By Amit Roy 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

North East  /  Published 24.01.20

Birdwatchers make hay on Magh Bihu

This Magh Bihu turned a birdwatchers’ paradise as they spotted nearly half of Assam’s bird species.Around 382 bird species were recorded out of 691 present in Assam in the first Bihu Bird Count, a...
By Roopak Goswami in Guwahati


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