Sylhet’s own Brexit – Partition referendum of 1947

One of the untold stories of Partition is the Partition referendum in Sylhet.  Very unusually for partition along the borders of the proposed two-states of India and Pakistan, the Sylhet…

The Global Sylheti’s

Garden Bridge – A bridge too far for London?

A full investigation is required to find out why so much public money was wasted and make sure it never happens again but while the Garden Bridge is dead in…

Austerity inferno

The charred and burnt Grenfell Tower looms over Kensington’s affluent landscape as a disturbing and painfully appropriate symbol of austerity. The inferno is not dissimilar to fires in shanty towns…

Manchester – A City United

As Manchester unites in grief over the appalling attack on young concert goers at MEN arena on Monday night, it added a whole lot more emotion to the Europa League…

War on Terror becomes officially a sectarian war

In the same weekend that the Iranian elections returned Hassan Rouhani with an agenda to reform and negotiate further peace with the West, President Donald Trump goes to Riyadh to sign…

Homer Simpson comes to Bell St, NW1

Lisson Gallery successfully bring us larger than life cartoon characters to London, NW1 by hosting an exhibition of Joyce Pensato FORGETTABOUT IT between 19th May to 24th June 2017 via…

Diesel car scrappage not good enough

  Many are right to ridicule the Tory diesel scrappage car scheme where only a estimated 9,000 diesel cars maybe affected out of 12 million on the road when the…

Air pollution now a General Election issue

Yesterday there was an astonishing admission from Andrea Leadsom MP on the floor of the Commons about delaying DEFRA’s application of its NO2 plan, something many had been waiting several years…

Why are all hybrids diesel?

I noticed the old buses on No 2 bus route are being replaced by new hybrid buses in my neighbourhood at their turning point on Hayes Place when they head…