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Farrukh Dhondy

Farrukh Dhondy | Of right-wing bigots, religion & (in)tolerance in today’s UK

What the statistic tells us is that the influence of religion over life in Britain, unlike, say, in Iran or Afghanistan, is dwindling

03 Dec 2022 12:05 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | When fantasy pretends to be history… Does truth prevail?

Gentle reader, there has always been a conflict between truth and blind nationalist interpretation of events

26 Nov 2022 12:00 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Why protests matter… and stifling them is unacceptable

In professed democracies such as the UK or India, the State’s antagonism to the freedom of speech cannot and must not be tolerated

11 Nov 2022 8:13 PM

Farrukh Dhondy | Are days already numbered for Hedgie Sunak? Third cheer soon

Already the unions, railway workers and medical staff, including 80,000 nurses, have declared that they will go on strike. Apocalypse soon?

05 Nov 2022 12:05 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | At last! Hedgie enters No. 10… How long will the party last?

All public opinion polls give Labour a 30% lead over the Tories and that would mean a historic wipe out of Hedgie, his gang and the Party

29 Oct 2022 12:05 AM


Farrukh Dhondy | Will India trade deal survive Liz Truss’ exit? Can Kohinoor help?

The policies Truss announced are now no longer indications of British govt’s intentions, except perhaps for one — a trade deal with India

22 Oct 2022 12:05 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | As Putin cuts off the gas, Europe looks ahead to a cold, dark winter

Mr Putin has retaliated by cutting off gas supplies and even sabotaging with leaks his own undersea gas pipeline

14 Oct 2022 11:28 PM

Farrukh Dhondy | Who’ll atone for slave trade, all the loot? Who’ll pay reparations?

History is full of injustices, transgressions and genocide. Are the descendants of the victims of those injustices entitled to reparations.

08 Oct 2022 1:01 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Black in Britain: It’s not just race; it’s about politics too

Some of those who rose through the professional ranks retained their connections, however vague, with the “black” communities of Britain

01 Oct 2022 12:03 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | The outbreak of communal riots in UK’s Leicester still a mystery

The riots, which police are out in full force to suppress, have been happening, in varying intensity, from Aug 28 till this week

24 Sep 2022 12:05 AM


Farrukh Dhondy | Liz Truss will have array of problems as soon as mourning ends

The first huge problem she will face as the new occupant of 10 Downing Street is the horrible kitsch wallpaper, plastered at PM’s residence

17 Sep 2022 12:00 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Queens and Kings: Why the Brits love the royals

The hours and days to follow will tell us whether or not the royal family absorbed their emotions with dignity

10 Sep 2022 12:00 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Who’s really fit to be British? Shades of racism pop up in PM race

There may be many reasons to prefer Liz Untrussworthy to Hedgie Soon-to-go, but Rishi’s race has not been openly acknowledged as one of them

03 Sep 2022 12:05 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Cosying up to Liz… To get a Cabinet job, or become a lord!

Offering my flattery to Liz Truss may at last fulfil my long-standing ambition to be a member of Britain’s House of Lords

27 Aug 2022 12:02 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | The targeting of Salman Rushdie: Shadow of the 1989 fatwa back

The 24-year-old Lebanese Muslim, Hadi Matar, has been charged with the attempted murder of Salman Rushdie

20 Aug 2022 12:00 AM


Farrukh Dhondy | When religions, cults dominate, truth a casualty & nations suffer

Religion has, throughout history, dominated the realms of politics and governance

13 Aug 2022 12:11 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | UK Labour lists all that’s wrong: Cronyism, hate & rising racism

The UK Labour Party has taken the bold step of producing a report on what’s gone wrong within its ranks

06 Aug 2022 12:24 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Chumocracy and the media: Web of friendships fuel UK power battles

The latest British venture of the Rupert Murdoch empire has been the establishment of a TV channel called TALK TV

30 Jul 2022 1:03 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | With just 2 left in Tories’ PM race... Can Brutus be crowned Ceasar?

If you are reading this anywhere in the world apart from the UK, you will be spared the 'news' about the rivalry between these candidates

23 Jul 2022 1:31 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | If Conservatives pick ‘ethnic’ PM, will racism in Britain be less?

Gentle reader, it seemed and even now is quite possible that one of these ethnic candidates will be the next Prime Minister of the UK

16 Jul 2022 11:55 PM