I was pleasantly surprised to see a Sikh at the head of Newsnight the other day. He was a tre jolie and intelligent fellaÂ and managed to finely tread the line between self-aggrandisement and self-deprecation. Then I saw him crop up again last night on Channel 4 with a program about gambling. HeÂ proved to be aÂ very funny guy, cracking jokes and puns with a straight face while gamely trying everything.
I’ve since learned he wrote, directed and starred in “Meet the Magoons”, a comedy show.
And as Google informs me, Shasha was right. Hardeep Singh Kohli grew up in Scotland so traces of that accent were noticeable. He also produced a documenmtary called “In search of the tartan turban”.
In India, Sikhs were a regular sight on television; but Hardeep is the only one on British telly I can remember.
And New Scientist informs us that there is indeed a fine line between being British and African, atleast for some people. The title says it all:- Genes reveal West African heritage of white Brits. Yes, you didn’t know what mama dear was upto, did you?