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Eye On England
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

Opinion  /  Published 26.06.21

Twist in the tale: Twenty years of 'Lagaan'

This is just my theory but I am sure Lagaan — a great movie which is celebrating its 20th anniversary — would have won an Oscar if Aamir Khan, the film’s producer and male ...
By Amit Roy

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Opinion  /  Published 29.05.21

Stirring unrest

Next year will mark the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, but, sadly, she is not being allowed to rest in peace. I enjoyed going on royal tours with Diana and Charles, but very early o...
By Amit Roy

Opinion  /  Published 01.05.21

Critical situation: India's second wave

How is India’s Covid nightmare — the images from the cremation grounds will haunt us for a long time — being reported in the UK? Journalists have relied on Indian consultants in the ...
By Amit Roy

Opinion  /  Published 17.04.21

Fast friends: Amartya Sen & Mahbub ul Haq

Even I can understand a simply written new book on economics which explains why gross domestic product is no longer the best way to measure how well a country is doing since it does not take into acco...
By Amit Roy

Opinion  /  Published 03.04.21

Cardiac advice for Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly, who has undergone angioplasty, is no doubt being looked after by excellent doctors in India, but the next time he is in London, he could consider having a chat with Jaspal Kooner, one ...
By Amit Roy

Opinion  /  Published 20.03.21

Britain's deep-seated racism

My favourite hymn is “Jerusalem” because of its evocation of “Englands green & pleasant Land”. It is based on William Blake’s poem set to music by Hubert Parry and or...
By Amit Roy


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