The Indian diaspora in the UK has been left fuming with anger, after watching BBC’s recent documentary series on the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The first episode of the two-part documentary “India: The Modi Question” was aired on BBC Two on 17 January 2023. While the Indian government has slammed the corporation dismissing the documentary as “propaganda”, BBC is sticking to its guns.

British Tamils join the first ever Thai Pongal celebration at No10

On a crisp Friday noon, 10 Downing Street was readied to welcome UK’s Tamil community, for the first time ever, to celebrate Thai Pongal at the Prime Minister’s residence. At the celebration, a small ‘mandir’ was set up with Pongal and banana...

Lord Bilimoria calls PM Modi one of the most powerful people on this planet

Lord Karan Bilimoria, Chair of the new India (Trade and Investment) All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has called on Prime Minister Sunak to lead a large business delegation to India, as soon as possible.

Sitharaman, Kamala Harris among Forbes' 100 most powerful women

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and US Vice President Kamala Harris are among Forbes' 19th annual list of 'World's 100 Most Powerful Women' of 2022.

Rachna Singh becomes first South Asian minister in Canada

A native of Punjab and a three-time MLA from Surrey Green Timber, Rachna Singh (49), created history by becoming the first South Asian woman to become Education and Childcare Minister of British Columbia province in Canada. She is the second...

Gandhi Nirvan Divas

Every year, 30 January is observed as Gandhi Nirvan Divas – the day Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was assassinated in 1948. 

Refurbished Air India fleet to join service in mid-2024

Eleven months after taking over Air India, Tatas announced that the run-down aircraft would be refurbished and join the service in mid-2024.

World Bank raises India's growth forecast to 6.9% from 6.5%

The World Bank increased its estimate of India's GDP growth to 6.9% for FY23, citing the country's economy's increased resilience to global shocks.

Hunt announces biggest shake-up in banking rules

Jeremy Hunt has announced plans to reform the UK financial sector, in what would be the biggest shake-up of its kind in more than 30 years.

England win a thriller to clinch Test series

England pulled off a series-clinching 26-run victory against Pakistan in the dramatic second test in Multan on Monday in a fresh vindication of their highly entertaining brand of cricket.

Consolation win for India against Bangladesh

Ishan Kishan was an epitome of insane power-hitting as his record breaking fastest double hundred provided a healing touch in India’s crushing 227-run consolation victory over Bangladesh in the inconsequential third ODI at Chattogram on Saturday.

Leading Lights with Rani Singh

Indian-origin lady helms important UK Screen Body

  • 19 Aug 2019

Seetha Kumar is the CEO of ScreenSkills, based in central London but operating UK-wide.

Monty's Spin with Monty Panesar

Monty's Spin

  • 25 Mar 2020

The Covid-19 virus has taken the world by storm. It has stopped all sporting events and the risks should be taken seriously. We should be at home for at least 3 weeks and we should take the government advise very seriously.

Keeravani wins Best Original Score for ‘RRR’ at Boston Society of Film Critics

‘RRR’ composer MM Keeravani won Best Original Score at the Boston Society of Film Critics. The movie continues to dominate critics’ awards in the western hemisphere. The Boston Society of Film Critics Circle took to Twitter to write, “WINNER,...

Rashmika Mandanna responds to online trolls, ‘Kantara’ remark

Actor Rashmika Mandanna has responded to the recent controversy around her relationship with Rishab Shetty, who came to fame following the stupendous success of ‘Kantara’. Speaking in a recent media interaction, Rashmika responded to questions...

Stream Cream

Bytes to bingeGenre: Comedy DramaWritten by: Timothy GreenbergDuration: 26 minWhere to watch: Netflix

I spy "The spy”!

Yes. that’s right we see the comedian in a 360 U-turn role like we have never seen him before and I am pleasantly surprised!

Ajeeb Dastans

Ajeeb Dastans is an anthology of four short films and is produced by the super Producer/Director Karan Johar. The premise of the film is that each story will bring us a shocking and horrifying twist that we were not betting on.

When horror meets comedy in a love triangle

Two small town boys fall in love with the same girl but all is not what it seems. One is in love with the girl and the other is in love with a spirit that is trapped in her body.

Hema Pindolia: The Fantastical Everyday

Fine, fun pieces define the work of talented visual artist, Hema, who uniquely blends the scientific and creative to produce spectacular graphic prints. One piece may depict fruity coffee as well as the curvy, plump beans of which the popular...

SPOTLIGHT: Roopa Kotecha: Cassio Road Dental Practice

Cassio Road Dental Practice is the very definition of modern healthcare. The Practice maximally makes use of the digital ecosphere to deliver the best available quality service. Business Development Lead and Adminstrator, Roopa, elaborated on...

Customers of Southall Travel refunded £22 million worth of payments

Southall Travel Group has announced measures to ‘ramp up’ its capacity to deal with refund and other queries, as it issued £22 million worth of payments to its customers. The firm reportedly said it has refunded 94% of customers with package...

Hiking up the Yosemite National Park

The UK is in lockdown and we have no idea when the world is going to be back on its feet leave aside the travel industry. But you have this urge to get away from the four walls of your room – what should you do?

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