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Eye On England
Opinion  /  Published 11.12.21

Wodehouse: balm for the soul

The hottest ticket for Indians who find themselves in London is the stage adaptation of Yann Martel’s Booker Prize-winning Life of Pi, which I have now seen, and I concur with all the rave ...
By Amit Roy

Opinion  /  Published 27.11.21

Revealing volumes: Modi's India

The actor, Raj Ghatak, has a leading role in the West End stage adaptation of Yann Martel’s Booker Prize winning novel, Life of Pi, which I am looking forward to seeing. It speaks of Pi Pat...
By Amit Roy

Opinion  /  Published 13.11.21

Eye on England: Yorkshire race row

This is useful intelligence for members of single malt clubs in Calcutta, Mumbai and other cities in India. I have just been given a tour of Jasminder Singh’s new £500m “super boutiq...
By Amit Roy

Opinion  /  Published 30.10.21

Eye on England: Climate change

There is no vacancy in 10, Downing Street, with prime minister, Boris Johnson, firmly in charge. But political journalists accuse the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, and the foreign secretary, Liz Truss (who...
By Amit Roy

Opinion  /  Published 16.10.21

The house where Tagore stayed

Indra Nooyi, the former CEO of PepsiCo, who has been in the United Kingdom to promote her autobiography, My Life in Full: Work, Family, and Our Future, revealed that she reads “like a mania...
By Amit Roy

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Opinion  /  Published 02.10.21

Green goodness: Chelsea Flower Show

Incidentally, I noted two Indian touches at the Chelsea Flower Show this year. At one shop, Nehru jackets and waistcoats, tailored exquisitely from Italian wool and costing £350 and £250 r...
By Amit Roy

Opinion  /  Published 18.09.21

Eye on England: Shehla Hasan and big business

British Vogue has amazing timing — it has landed a photo shoot and interview with Emma Raducanu in its current issue. Following her victory in the US Open, the 18-year-old is in great ...
By Amit Roy

Opinion  /  Published 03.09.21

Eye on England: The parallels with Uganda

Footnote The broadcaster, Rajni Kaul, who died this week, aged 93, was married for 63 years to Mahendra Kaul, who was once the face of Asian TV programming on the BBC. Rajni used to joke that her hus...
By Amit Roy

Opinion  /  Published 07.08.21

Eye on England: portrait honour for Cipla boss

Calcutta should avoid London’s mistake of allowing too many basement structures because there is nowhere for the water to escape after heavy rains. Last month, London had two flash floods which ...
By Amit Roy

Opinion  /  Published 10.07.21

Tale of two friendships: Khushwant Singh

Footnote Rishi Sunak posted a photograph of himself with Nova, the family’s new Labrador retriever, which his daughters had desperately wanted. Nova made her debut on Instagram, posed perfectly...
By Amit Roy


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