Rishi Sunak
World  /  Published 11.07.20

Half-priced dish, courtesy Sunak

Indian restaurants in Britain have given a warm welcome to possibly the most innovative part of Rishi Sunak’s mini-budget in which the chancellor urged the nation to eat out at half price in ord...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 11.03.20

Sunak unveils $30bn boost to fight crisis

After less than a month in office, the new British chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, gave a very assured and confident performance in presenting his first budget on Wednesday when he unveiled ...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 21.02.20

Telling art stories

Few Bengali women get the chance to make Western art ‘accessible’ to a British television audience, but Sona Datta has been presenting an hour-long BBC documentary, Michelangelo: The Good, the Bad...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 15.05.20

The real mystery of Agatha Christie

Laura Thompson’s Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life shows why the British probably write the best biographies. This is an updated version of the biography first brought out in 2007. But 2020 is spec...
By Amit Roy in

World  /  Published 20.03.20

UK government to foot wages bill

Britain’s chancellor Rishi Sunak took centre stage on Friday and said the government will cover 80 per cent of salaries up to £2,500 a month, with workers staying on the books of employers.He said ...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 20.03.20

Twitter storm over Shamsie's Covid-19 list

The word or expression of the year 2020 will probably turn out to be ‘self-isolate’. But what we are to read if we have to be confined to our homes on account of the Covid-19 pandemic was discusse...
By Amit Roy in

World  /  Published 27.02.20

Sajid rebukes Boris in resignation letter

Sajid Javid, who resigned two weeks ago as chancellor because he would not fire his special advisers at the treasury as demanded by Boris Johnson in his cabinet reshuffle, has made a “personal state...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 19.02.20

Opportunity society in post-Brexit UK

Last week, after Sajid Javid resigned in a huff as chancellor of the exchequer, the British prime minister, Boris Johnson, sprang an almighty surprise by replacing him with Rishi Sunak. The surprise i...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

World  /  Published 25.12.19

Sunak tipped for promotion in shuffle

It is invariably the kiss of death for any politician to be tipped for stardom but the Financial Times, which is widely respected, suggested on Christmas Day that 39-year-old Rishi Sunak will be promo...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 02.12.19

Bright, young Indian rises through Tory ranks

Rishi Sunak has been both hailed and abused as the Tories’ “next bright young thing” after the 39-year-old Indian origin chief secretary to the treasury was asked by the Prime Minister Boris Joh...
By Amit Roy in London


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