World  /  Published 20.06.19

BBC heat over Labour Indian

The BBC is under fire from Right-wing newspapers for putting on an Indian during a live TV debate with five Tory leadership candidates without telling over 5 million viewers that Aman Thakar was an ac...
By Amit Roy in London

Entertainment  /  Published 11.12.18

Anupam Kher, 514 and beyond

When Anupam Kher received the script for a new BBC drama Mrs Wilson, he was initially a little miffed.His character, Shahbaz Karim, did not even appear till “the last two pages”.Weren’t they awa...
By Amit Roy in

Entertainment  /  Published 08.11.19

A lot scientific Kunaal

Sony BBC Earth is set to bring an anthology Not Rocket Science consisting of three science-based shows — Secrets of Everything, Factomania and Bang Goes the Theory — that will provide answers to a...
By Ushnota Paul in

Entertainment  /  Published 23.01.20

Caging 'The Serpent'

Remember Charles Sobhraj? He was the Indian origin serial killer who was locked up in Tihar Jail from 1976 to 1997 and who has been described variously as a thief, fraudster, psychopath, and as someon...
By Amit Roy in

World  /  Published 11.01.20

BBC journalist wins equal pay case

The BBC journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed is expecting to get back a reported £700,000 in lost earnings after she successfully sued her employer under the Equal Pay Act.Samira seems possessed o...
By Amit Roy in London


Opinion  /  Published 04.05.19

Mary Quant's miniskirt: a symbol of confidence

The miniskirt, the focus of a new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, was a political statement by the fashion designer, Mary Quant, in London of the Swinging Sixties. It was a revolutiona...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 10.09.19

The news media in India and Pakistan

A report on the state of global media freedom compiled by the British House of Commons’s Foreign Affairs Committee came out recently. The committee chair, Tom Tugendhat, said, “When journalists lo...
By Mehmal Sarfraz in

World  /  Published 06.11.19

BBC toasts Indian literature

Several authors familiar to Indian readers figure on a BBC list of “100 novels that shaped our world”.“Stories have the power to change us,” says the BBC, which has drawn up the list “to kic...
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

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


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