World  /  Published 01.08.20

Boris makes his brother Jo a Lord

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, 56, has moved to resolve a family quarrel by giving a peerage to his brother, Jo, 48, who resigned from his brother’s government and quit politics altogether i...
By Amit Roy in London

Cricket  /  Published 19.07.20

Ian Botham set to be offered peerage

Ian Botham, one of England’s greatest cricketers, is set to be offered a peerage by Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, not so much for his cricketing feats but for supporting Brexit, ...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 31.05.20

Past connection

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? The Covid-19 crisis is a mirror held up to each nation. Some, like Jacinda Ardern’s New Zealand, look very fair. Many have celebrated an u...
By Timothy Garton Ash in

World  /  Published 29.08.19

Boris presses on despite protests

The counter keeping track of the number of people who have signed a petition urging the Prime Minister not to suspend Parliament resembles the scoreboard when Ben Stokes is on the rampage — it is go...
By Stephen Castle / NYTNS in London

World  /  Published 03.05.19

Brexit backlash in UK local polls

Britain’s two main political parties suffered a severe rebuke from voters in local elections, according to results announced on Friday, in an indication of frustration and disenchantment over the co...
By Stephen Castle/New York Times News Service in London

World  /  Published 12.10.19

Le Carré emerges from morally murky world of spies

When John le Carré was running agents for the British secret intelligence service MI6 in the early 1960s, there were certain qualities he looked for in a candidate. Gregariousness, cocktail party cha...
By New York Times News Service in New York

World  /  Published 08.03.20

No Priti picture for services

She is accused of flinging a folder at an aide, hitting the staffer in the head. She reportedly told another offending underling to “get out of my face” and castigated her staff as “useless” a...
By Mark Landler/ New York Times News Service in London

World  /  Published 24.09.19

From UK, clear signal for courts

The British Supreme Court has decided that it has the power to review the Prime Minister’s decisions when they undermine Parliament and stymie debate.The court ruled as illegal British Prime Ministe...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 31.01.20

It's a small world after all!


Opinion  /  Published 11.04.20

After the pandemic

There is a new kind of knowingness doing the rounds of our locked down world. It plays variations on an edgy theme, the idea that this global quarantine isn’t just a milestone in the history of the ...
By Mukul Kesavan in


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