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Saptarshi Ray

Articles by Saptarshi Ray

FIFA World Cup 2018: Like It Or Not, Russia Will Have World's Eyes On It

FIFA World Cup 2018: Like It Or Not, Russia Will Have World's Eyes On It

Jun 13, 2018 Saptarshi Ray

A bickering world, quite rightly, gets Russia, the commonest bete noire, as host of its cup of life. Ah, but...

Newts In His Sandpaper Hair

Newts In His Sandpaper Hair

Jun 17, 2016 Saptarshi Ray

The many-hued stratagems of the Tories’ brainy buffoon, Boris Johnson

Chunnel Fission

Chunnel Fission

Jun 17, 2016 Saptarshi Ray

Town-criers on both sides of ‘Brexit’ have split Britain. At stake are polity, economy, foreign relations...

Masterpiece Incorporated

Masterpiece Incorporated

Apr 28, 2016 Saptarshi Ray

The Bombay-born Reuben brothers remain reclusive, razor-sharp and acquisitive as ever. And now they are...

Steel-Sharded Storm

Steel-Sharded Storm

Apr 14, 2016 Saptarshi Ray

The Tata-backed steel industry in the UK is facing a critical transition

That Lotus Pond Muck On Mt Sinai

That Lotus Pond Muck On Mt Sinai

Mar 10, 2016 Saptarshi Ray

Rushdie as a randy, callous, envy-filled geriatric. Padma is all poison ink in her revenge memoir. We, the...

That Guy With The Nifty Quiff

That Guy With The Nifty Quiff

Dec 14, 2015 Saptarshi Ray

‘It’s Tintin, and he’s in London,’ said Thomson. ‘At Somerset House, to be precise,’ chimed...

Drinks Whisky

Drinks Whisky

Dec 14, 2015 Saptarshi Ray

Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye Whisky

Spectre

Spectre

Nov 09, 2015 Saptarshi Ray

It is breathtaking, and any Bond fan will enjoy the meta romp through its own martini-stained history.

“We Had A Political Magazine Ready In The Mid-’70s”

“We Had A Political Magazine Ready In The Mid-’70s”

Nov 02, 2015 Saptarshi Ray INTERVIEWS Nari Hira

Media baron Nari Hira on his stellar career and the relevance of magazines.

Exodus: The Seas Part

Exodus: The Seas Part

Sep 21, 2015 Pranay Sharma

Millions are fleeing their ruined lives. And Europe is at war with itself, riven between compassion and...

Jack For The Union

Jack For The Union

May 11, 2015 Saptarshi Ray

Britons are voting in one of the closest, most confusing polls ever

“A Tea Revolution Is Coming”

“A Tea Revolution Is Coming”

Apr 20, 2015 Saptarshi Ray INTERVIEWS Tam O’Braan

An interview with Tam O’Braan whose Wee Tea Company makes the best tea in the world.

Yet Another Chhota Hazri

Yet Another Chhota Hazri

Mar 09, 2015 Saptarshi Ray

A new Channel 4 TV series trapped in the Raj serves up the obligatory, exotic nostalgia

Dishoom, Take That ...And That

Dishoom, Take That ...And That

Feb 16, 2015 Saptarshi Ray

Invoking the Irani cafe of yore, Yelp’s top restaurant pick is the talk of London town

Questions In Bronze

Questions In Bronze

Sep 01, 2014 Saptarshi Ray

Sikh groups, women take umbrage at idea of having a Gandhi statue at Westminster

The Swing Thing

The Swing Thing

Aug 04, 2014 Saptarshi Ray

Is Bhuvi that long-lost seaming all-rounder?

Charge Of The Other Halves

Charge Of The Other Halves

Jun 23, 2014 Saptarshi Ray

The English aren’t only good in soldiering, tailoring and drunk hooliganism. They have also supplied the...

If You’re Not With Us...

If You’re Not With Us...

May 19, 2014 Saptarshi Ray

Outside Mr Modi's rather sycophantic, predominantly Gujarati fan club, the rest of us might wonder what use...

Separation At Full Kilt?

Separation At Full Kilt?

Mar 10, 2014 Saptarshi Ray

Do Scots want independence? The ‘Yes’ camp is high on emotional heft, Asian-Scot support.