December 20, 2012

Making a Spice Box

Just a little bit of advice today. In Wembley and Brick Lane in London and other Asian areas across Britain you can find really useful stainless […]
December 20, 2012

Zanzibari Food

When I was last in Zanzibar, it was both just as I remembered it as a child and not at all. Today the old spice island […]
December 16, 2012

Racism and the UK Police

I can’t impugn police officers who racially abuse and assault black and Asian citizens. In the last fortnight ten complaints have been brought against the Met […]
December 9, 2012

India Land of Teeming Tranquility

I went to India and didn’t go to the Taj Mahal, or Rajasthan’s lavish palaces and temples, or to lush Kerala or holy cities. I didn’t […]
December 8, 2012

Black Eyed Beans or is it Peas?

Sunday evening. Exhausted after finishing my column for Monday’s independent. What do you mean you didn’t know? How have you lived without my weekly homilies? Such […]
December 3, 2012

Sev- sweet Vermicelli- a Mother's Offering

It’s Mothers day and what do I feel? Guilt of course- part of the job description- but for my generation, the conscience is pinched at both […]
December 2, 2012

The Old Order Returns

Next year it’ll be forty years since I landed here. London is my place, my home, and I feel a slow-growing attachment to England in particular […]
August 17, 2012

My blog!

This is where I’ll be putting my random thoughts and comments. Please check back soon!
April 20, 2012

Blame for the English Riots

Last week Darell Desuze, 17, admitted the manslaughter of Richard Mannington Bowes, 68, in Ealing. Bowes tried to talk sense to crazed rioters last year, was […]