Category Archives: UK

Shipwrecked, the girl who thinks and more racsim

For some people, it’s not enough that they place their foot in the mouth. They must also grab any passing feet and insert those in the gaping mouth as well. Britain and Channel4, still recovering from “Is she stupid, or … Continue reading

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More on Big Brother. Yawn.

The next elections in the UK are likely to be based on Big Brother. Which is probably better than most of the other electoral issues anyway. Gordon Brown has become involved in the row over alleged racism on Celebrity Big … Continue reading

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Shilpa Shetty, Big Brother and Racism

Remember the last post on Shilpa Shetty and Big Brother? The lady finds herself in the middle of something else right now. Apparently people have complained to the media watch dog – Ofcom. The Guardian writes But while Channel 4 … Continue reading

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Shilpa Shetty and the Big Brother

Note – Update on Shilpa Shetty, Big Brother and Racism here. Whoever thought that getting Shilpa Shetty on Big Brother would mean more Asians tuning in was probably right. I avoided Big Brother last year, and this year I cannot … Continue reading

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Tea for 2D per cup

Yesterday afternoon, after our regular feast in East Ham at Saravana Bhavan, we were waiting to catch the underground back home. I saw this sign for “Tea – 2D per cup”. I was a little curious about the D. Turns … Continue reading

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Blurring and Brit Blogs

The boundaries between home and away blur sometimes. And speaking of blurring, a nice surprise today. I actually made it to the Britblog Roundup (#88) at Tim Worstall. A lot of the links are to blogs I already read. In … Continue reading

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Feminism, comedy and the Lord’s Model

Once in a while you come across something that you think is supposed to be sarcastic. You tell yourself that there is no way on earth that somebody could actually believe in a certain kind of crap. So when I … Continue reading

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On fancy dress and the Hijab

When I read this article, I was reminded of how I would hesitantly wear a saree for one of those occassions in school that required the senior girls to dress up in sarees and the boys to don traditional clothes … Continue reading

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Diwali celebrations at Trafalgar Square

Diwali is less than a week away. All that means in London is to buy some new clothes and make breakfast plans for the day. Yesterday, we went to Trafalgar Square and joined a sea of Desis for some Diwali … Continue reading

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Tesco, Child Labour and Bangladesh

Meanwhile Tesco, that giant that wants to stomp all over the world apparently is caught in a child labour issue. The allegations are potentially embarrassing for Tesco, which has prided itself on its strict policy on ethical trading. The supermarket … Continue reading

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Diaspora, expat and returning to India

Washington Post has an article on Indians in the US and the notion of “more than one home”. I suppose I agree with certain parts, but a large part of me is rather convinced that it has little to do … Continue reading

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More on BPOs, Channel 4 and the Indian Call Centre

Continued from here. I missed watching the documentary on Channel 4 about the sting on call centres and data vulnerability in the BPO sector. Anyhow, it doesn’t seem to have had too much of an impact as yet, but am … Continue reading

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