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Opinion  /  Published 12.12.20

On your screens soon, The Serpent

Hot on the heels of Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy, the BBC is doing another big Indian story, The Serpent, based on the life of the serial killer, Charles Sobhraj. It has announced that...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 28.11.20

2020: A year against women

One slot on the ‘BBC 100 Women 2020’ list has been left blank. This is not because there are not enough women in the world who have made a positive difference in one way or another. On the...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 05.09.20

Success story: Ratings for BBC's 'A Suitable Boy'

BBC TV’s six-part adaptation of Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy ended last week, with Lata Mehra picking the man her mother, Rupa Mehra, has wanted for her all along — the sho...
By Amit Roy in

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 25.07.20

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

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Opinion  /  Published 29.12.18

And the year-end prizes go to...

The Idea Whose Time Has Come: It goes to Mary Shelley’s Gothic novel, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, published 200 years ago in 1818 when the author was only 20. Victor Frankenstein is the...
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World  /  Published 18.10.19

Boris Brexit vote on a ‘knife-edge’

The BBC says that Boris Johnson’s chances of getting his Brexit deal through the Commons on Saturday are “on a knife edge and too close to call”.The loyalist Daily Telegraph predicted that its ...
By Amit Roy in London

India  /  Published 11.08.19

BBC stands by coverage, vows to do its job

The “Bharat Broadcasting Corporation” has cleared its name in the subcontinent, thanks to calls for a ban on its operations in India and denials from official quarters.The BBC on Sunday stood by i...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

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

Opinion  /  Published 09.03.19

A historical connection with India

Something that the distinguished historian, Professor Margaret MacMillan, said when she appeared as a ‘castaway’ on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs to talk about her life and pick eight pieces...
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