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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 in

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 in

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 in

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 in

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 in

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Opinion  /  Published 06.03.21

Life in music: McCartney autobiography

Sir Paul McCartney’s forthcoming autobiography, The Lyrics, which will be published on November 2, has certainly caused a buzz. It is expected to reveal just how much India influenced The B...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 20.02.21

Plot twist: new novel by Trisha Sakhlecha

I won’t give away the twist in Trisha Sakhlecha’s recently published novel, Can You See Me Now? but I was so shocked I had to read it again. The tale is about 16-year-olds, Noor ...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 06.02.21

How Cricket unified India

Now that England are touring India, I have gone back to re-read what I think is the best book on Indian cricket: Andy Carter’s Beyond The Pale: Early Black and Asian Cricketers in Britain 1...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 23.01.21

Rich pickings: Wisden 2021

Wisden 2021 will be a collector’s item. For a cool assessment of the just concluded India-Australia series, I turned to Lawrence Booth, editor of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. &ld...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 09.01.21

Narendra Modi: wrong image

Narendra Modi’s supporters should be aware that the Indian prime minister’s reputation is being eroded by seemingly casual references in the Western media. Take, for example, Pick of ...
By Amit Roy in


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