At around 3pm on Monday afternoon the Delhi traffic police issued an unlikely-sounding message by means of social media.
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Wednesday 18 March 2009
A great grandson of India's first prime minister was filmed at an election rally allegedly threatening to cut the throats of Muslims.
Tuesday 17 March 2009
Adolf Hitler hadn't been dead three years, Mahatma Gandhi had only been assassinated a few weeks earlier, Israel wasn't yet an independent state and the odious apartheid system hadn't yet been introduced in South Africa... when Ireland last won a rugby Grand Slam.
Saturday 07 March 2009
It makes a welcome change, after hearing for months about teenage binge drinkers, to be told about OAPs behaving in exactly the same way.
Monday 23 February 2009
They were the spectacles that the independence leader once claimed "gave me the vision to free India". But now the glasses once worn by Mahatma Gandhi are being auctioned, and one of his relatives is trying to save them for the people of India.
Monday 02 February 2009
How much of the news should you tell your young children? It's a line all responsible parents walk with extreme care.
Tuesday 27 January 2009
When, I wonder, will the Holocaust no longer hurt? Today, Holocaust Memorial Day, might not be thought to be the most tactful date on which to put this question – which assumes, in its phrasing, that such a state of affairs will eventually come about. Today, after all, is dedicated to postponing such a state of affairs, a day which exists because of the belief that remembering (and hurting) shouldn't have an expiry date.
Sunday 11 January 2009
Monday 22 December 2008
Lord Attenborough was in a stable condition yesterday after suffering a fall at his home, a hospital spokesman has said.
Sunday 21 December 2008
Lord (Richard) Attenborough is in a stable condition today after suffering a fall at his home, a hospital spokesman has said.
Friday 19 December 2008
If good intentions rather than hard results were the legacy of politicians, V.P. Singh might have been judged differently. As it transpired, the man who came to power championing the rights of India's poor and promising reform of some of the most inequitable elements of its society ran into widespread opposition from vested interests. As a result, his time in office as Prime Minister of India lasted little less than a year before he was forced out.
Sunday 07 December 2008
Sunday 16 November 2008
Friday 07 November 2008
Wednesday 17 September 2008
Sunday 14 September 2008
Uh oh – gremlins at work at 'The Guardian'. Hugh Muir's diary last week referred to a certain "Mahatma Ghandi", only for the Corrections and Clarifications column to correct the mistake a few days later (it's Gandhi). All well and good. Except that on the previous page of that day's paper, Dame Polly Toynbee, of all people, was calling him "Ghandi" again. This led to another correction the following day, but curiously on this occasion the precise whereabouts of the mis-spelling was left rather vague, as "elsewhere in the paper". Poor Hugh – why didn't they spare his blushes too?
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