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The lost leader

The lost leader

Ashis Ray | December 8, 2012
Netaji's daughter is now the deputy mayor of Augsburg. What if she had joined politics in India?
Exhibition in London
Mughalnama

Mughalnama

Ashis Ray | November 24, 2012
An exhibition in London celebrates the most powerful and splendid of the world's great dynasties.
SHAKESPEARE GOES DESI
Browning the bard

Browning the bard

Ashis Ray | September 29, 2012
The Royal Shakespeare Company's Indian version of 'Much Ado About Nothing' is more feelgood than fabulous.
The rise and fall of a pioneer politician
Common curry, innit?

Common curry, innit?

Ashis Ray | September 8, 2012
A Pakistani-origin politician's swift rise and fall in Britain says much about the lip service paid by the Conservative government to Asian…
The Great Life
The £50-million kothi

The £50-million kothi

Ashis Ray | August 18, 2012
Could the grand Georgian manor Sheridan House look better today than it did when it was first built in 1772? Yes, says industrialist Sri Prakash…
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Tiger by his tale

Tiger by his tale

Ashis Ray | June 23, 2012
A series of events in England honour the memory of Pataudi.
Af-Pak region
The twain shall meet

The twain shall meet

Ashis Ray | May 26, 2012
The NATO summit in Chicago was not about revitalising an old Cold War relic.
Global
A new spell

A new spell

Ashis Ray | April 7, 2012
Harry Potter studio tour has become an addition to London's tourism.
Interview
'Muslims need to move on'

'Muslims need to move on'

Ashis Ray | February 4, 2012
Ghayasuddin Siddiqui is a British Pakistani, with family roots in Meerut.
Indian cricket
Cricket's big test

Cricket's big test

Ashis Ray | February 4, 2012
Faced with the prospect of its top two Test teams - England and India - coming a cropper away from home, cricket is staring at disenchantment.
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