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Winston Churchill
Opinion  /  Published 24.09.20

Hollow test: Exams are tools of ideological control

In his eminently entertaining first autobiography, My Early Life: A Roving Commission, published in 1930, Winston Spencer Churchill (1874-1965) spent a fair amount of time discussing the examinat...
By Samantak Das in

Opinion  /  Published 18.09.20

Comic sunshine: India's love for Wodehouse

Why does PG Wodehouse have such a big following in India? This is the question I put to Ben Schott, a 46-year-old British journalist and author who got rave reviews for his first Wodehouse novel, ...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 25.07.20

BBC carped for anti-Churchill report

The British historian Dominic Sandbrook has attacked the BBC for carrying reports about Winston Churchill’s alleged culpability in aggravating the effects of the Bengal Famine of 1943 without in...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 04.09.19

Boris demands snap election on October 15

Boris Johnson, who looks set to try and force a snap general election after being humiliated in the Commons on Tuesday night by 328 votes to 301, has expelled 21 “rebel” Tory MPs from primary memb...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 07.09.19

Boris Johnson nothing like Churchill: Grandson

Winston Churchill’s grandson, Sir Nicholas Soames, has rubbished alleged attempts by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson to project himself as the modern equivalent of the great wartime leader.“Boris...
By Amit Roy in London

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

Opinion  /  Published 12.10.19

Tory elite sees the country as the City

Three summers ago in England, I loafed around a polling booth in a church building watching the natives vote on their membership of the European Union. Ever since then I’ve had a proprietorial attit...
By Mukul Kesavan in

World  /  Published 27.04.20

Boris channels his inner Churchill

A back from the brink Boris Johnson stood at a lectern outside the front door of 10 Downing Street, on Monday morning and channelled Winston Churchill as he told the British people that while the lock...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 27.12.19

Perfect ten for Indians in UK

What are the events that have shaped the lives of 2.5 million people of Indian origin in the United Kingdom over the past 10 years? The decade began and ended with the election of two pro-India prime ...
By Amit Roy in

World  /  Published 14.06.20

Two statues, two statutes

Scotland Yard has announced more than 100 people were arrested during Saturday night’s violent demonstrations in central London when white people from far-Right groups attacked the police who were l...
By Amit Roy in London


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