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Sunanda K Datta-Ray

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  • Vaccine diplomacy and drama

    07-10-2021 22:42:00

    India transferred five million jabs to Britain in need

  • Caste: A best-in-class political asset

    10-09-2021 00:20:00

    'Defying Nehru and Ambedkar, caste is stronger today than ever before', says the author

  • Of political cycles and four-wheel drive

    12-08-2021 23:02:00

    'Cyclists are especially insulting to the "Billionaire Raj" (citing The Economist) over which Mr Modi presides', says the author

  • Politicians and their meeting dress

    08-07-2021 22:49:00

    Sunanda K Datta-Ray says Xi Jing's choice of Mao suit at the foundation day ceremony of the Chinese Communist party signals the revival of Mao's orthodoxy and the party's supremacy

  • When future's in the past

    10-06-2021 22:40:00

    Sunanda K Datta-Ray discusses the double standards that pervade the Indian political establishment's embrace of unproven scientific nationalism

  • What Soli and Lord Lester fought for

    13-05-2021 23:01:00

    Anthony Lester was a barrister who dabbled in left-of-centre politics. The connection with Soli was explained by his passion for justice for the underdog

  • An ode to life (and Rina)

    15-04-2021 22:20:00

    Rina lived in London for 50 years and died last week in a local hospital.

  • The royal drama: All's not fair

    11-03-2021 23:21:00

    Although the Duchess of Sussex, the former Meghan Markle, isn't battling a mother-in-law, in essence her fight is not very different from traditional India's saas-bahu tussle

  • For whom the Covid bell tolls

    11-02-2021 23:17:00

    It's John Donne's foreboding in reverse: No matter for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for you and me

  • Old words with new meanings

    14-01-2021 22:48:00

    One such is "woke", which Britain's political right denounces as a battering ram that will destroy the ramparts of social orthodoxy

  • Making a meal out of food and drink

    10-12-2020 23:46:00

    Pubs and restaurants in Tier 3 - the highest level, including Manchester, Hull, Newcastle and Bristol - can now offer only takeaway meals. London pubs can serve drinks but only with "substantial meal"

  • Maharajah's airs and graces

    13-11-2020 00:26:00

    Air India should be a little more sensitive to passenger reactions, civilised travelling norms and the need to give value for money charged

  • The man who looked east

    08-10-2020 23:39:00

    Syamal Gupta, a senior Tata executive, helped change India's perception

  • Of lockdown laziness and change agents

    11-09-2020 00:54:00

    Negligent at the best of times, our public sector undertakings have become even more lazy during these months of lockouts

  • A pandemic of opportunism

    14-08-2020 00:27:00

    The pandemic could tear aside pieties and posturing and unveil a more authentic India by sparking the kind of economic surge that shaped the Roaring Twenties after the Spanish flu epidemic