Bombay

Bombay schooldays revisited

26 August 2017 9:00 am

During a press interview in Bombay about his latest book, the author-narrator of Friend of My Youth feels ‘a surge…

From the start, I knew I’d be the Independent’s last print editor

20 February 2016 9:00 am

I knew, the minute my job was first mooted, on the steps of San Francesco church in the sun-drenched, mafia-infested…

English tea-chests are thrown into Boston harbour, 16 December 1773

A Labour MP defends the Empire – and only quotes Lenin twice

14 June 2014 8:00 am

In a grand history of the British empire — because that is what this book really is —  you might…

A dancer’s progress

3 September 2011 12:00 am

In 1971, at the height of the Indo-Pakistan war, my parents took me with them to Bombay. I was ten and it was my first trip abroad.