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Sunanda K Datta-Ray

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  • What Soli and Lord Lester fought for

    14 hours ago

    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

  • No democracy without opposition

    17-07-2020 20:26:00

    What India could learn from Singapore's spirit of democracy

  • Learning from Jolly

    03-07-2020 20:53:00

    As a Kashmiri who made Bengal his field of action, Jolly Mohan Kaul represented the Indian synthesis at its best

  • If India banned Chinese restaurants...

    19-06-2020 23:49:00

    ...China will flood direct flights to India with wholesale takeaways of the authentic stuff; Indian businessmen will fight for the commission and the consumers for the cuisine

  • Devika Balakrishnan & Brajabandhu Rana matter

    05-06-2020 22:22:00

    We suffer our own domestic Donald Trumps; we mourn our own George Floyds

  • Suvarnabhumi's legacies

    04-06-2020 23:56:00

    It's not often that current news echoes one's reading of events of more than 800 years ago.