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The 'N'-word I'm never going to say
The BBC has apologised for broadcasting the most insulting of racial slurs - but why is the 'N'-word so uniquely offensive?
Andrew's Column: What have Kashmir and Scotland got in common?
A year on from the scrapping of Kashmir’s special constitutional status, what lessons can be learnt from Scotland’s debate about separatism?
When will an Indian footballer play for England?
There's one aspect of globalisation where Indians are losing out - Premier League football.
Boris Johnson's report card
Andrew Whitehead tells Boris Johnson what’s gone well and what hasn’t in his first year as Britain’s prime minister.
Dropping the Pilot
Congress will never revive as a national force if the best of its up-and-coming leaders are repeatedly marginalised.
The reopening of pubs in England
Even as pubs reopen across England, Andrew Whitehead reports that the pandemic is far from over, despite the fact that the UK appears to have peaked and the first wave of COVID infections is likely to be over. But other businesses, such as nail salons, gymnasiums, and movie theatres remain closed, even as many people are reticent about popping out to their local for a quick pint.
The other virus that kills
Is Keir Starmer's sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey a gross over-reaction or a firm display of leadership and a signal that the Labour party is intolerant of anti-Semitism? Andrew Whitehead explains.
A few thoughts about borders
The legacy of 1962 - the only war that independent India has ever lost - looms very largely in the forefront of Indian consciousness and affects Indian decision making. As India reflects on Galwan Valley and the losses of her soldiers, Andrew Whitehead has a few thoughts about borders.
The grudge match that matters most
The greater the prospect of Donald Trump's political humiliation, the more likely he is to resort to the style of politics which worked for him four years ago: vulgar, rabble-rousing, insular populism.
Pulling down the past
No, you can't simply airbrush out of the landscape all relics of those from past centuries which reflect values and actions that don't tally with the way we live - or aspire to live - today. But there is something so hugely evil about slavery - and about genocide, with which it often went hand-in-hand. These remain present evils. Their practitioners should not be celebrated.