EDUCATION: PRIVILEGE OR RIGHT?

In the midst of a cost-of-living crisis, the repercussions on the ethnic minority families are stark. While parents are cutting costs on basics such as a cup of coffee from a new cafe, some have not taken a single holiday in the last half a decade, to save enough to provide for their children, especially their education, if possible in good and private schools in the UK.  While one can argue, sending children to a private school in itself is a privilege few can afford, Asian parents argue for it, emphasising on the extra benefits and personal attention their children receive at such schools, for a wholesome personality development. Moreover top notch education for their children, has essentially been a key priority for the community.

Rishi Sunak announces UK general election on 4 July

Rishi Sunak has pledged to "fight for every vote" as he announced an early UK general election set for Thursday, July 4. 

ABPL integrates finance and investment insights with Soneri Sangat

Asian Voice and Gujarat Samachar hosted a Zoom programme titled ‘Soneri Sangat’, on May 16, this episode was dedicated to discussing essential financial stock market advice.

8 Indian origins named in Time's 100 Most Influential List 2024

Eight individuals of Indian descent, including Alia Bhatt, Ajay Banga, and Sakshi Malik, have been honoured in Time magazine's prestigious list of the 100 most influential people of 2024. The list features a diverse array of leaders from various...

Indian diaspora in Malaysia applauds PM Modi's leadership and vision at 'Sadbhawna' event

Distinguished voices of the Indian diaspora in Malaysia hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s strong and progressive leadership for India’s rapid transformation during the last 10 years and his vision of a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific...

Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshji to visit the United Kingdom in June 2024

Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshji, an enlightened master, spiritual visionary, globally recognised humanitarian and founder of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur will visit United Kingdom in June 2024.

67.3% voter turnout in phase 4 against 69.6% in 2019

As voting for 96 Lok Sabha seats ended on Monday, the tournout dipped to 67.3% in the fourth phase, compared to 69.6% in 2019, mirroring the falling trend witnessed during the last three rounds. With the completion of 4th round, voting for a...

Alpesh Patel’s Political Sketchbook: The UK India Tech Exchange

On the panel as Dealmaker in the Department for Business and Trade, in the Indian High Commission and FICCI event, I am looking for in the Global Entrepreneur Programme scale up companies whose founders would be suitable for the UK Innovator...

Alpesh Patel’s Political Sketchbook: This Is India’s Sparta – Karamsad

Independent minded and giving strength to the rest of the nation is what the Spartans were known for. 

Gujarat Titans knocked out

Gujarat Titans were on Monday knocked out of the IPL 2024 after their penultimate match against table-toppers Kolkata Knight Riders was called off because of persistent rain at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Monday.

India's 17-year-old Gukesh wins candidates chess tournament

India's 17-year-old Grandmaster D Gukesh scripted history by winning the Candidates Chess Tournament to become the youngest ever challenger to the world title, bettering a record created by the legendary Garry Kasparov 40 years ago.

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.

Colors dance deewane goes global: Witness breathtaking international talent this Saturday!

London, United Kingdom – May 14, 2024: COLORS, the world's leading platform for South Asian entertainment, is set to ignite your screens with a spectacular International Talent Special Episode of Dance Deewane! Airing on Saturday, May 18th at...

'Do Aur Do Pyar' injects romance and comedy into the mix

“Do Aur Do Pyar'', is an upcoming Indian and romantic comedy film releasing on 19 April 2024. The film stars Vidya Balan, Pratik Gandhi, Ileana D'Cruz and Sendhil Ramamurthy. The film centres on Kavya and Ani, a married couple in their late...

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!

Stereotypical ‘Rocky and Rani’ teach us how to embrace differences

The film revolves around the love story of Rocky and Rani, as the title suggests, between a stereotypical flamboyant Punjabi boy who meets an intellectual Bengali girl under unusual circumstances. And love conquers all. But if only life was...

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.

Nitin TeckChandani: Robothink

Robothink, a leading coding, robotics, and engineering company, is making significant strides in preparing children aged 4 to 14 through STEM-themed camps, workshops and afterschool and learning centre programmes for children

SPOTLIGHT: Anandana Nadhavajhala: Universal Yoga

You can hear the meditative cool straight away in Anandana’s voice: her regular classes must surely be transformative! Indeed, the young yoga teacher is award-winning and focuses significantly on special needs while catering to a range of young...

A learning trip!

One of the most effective ways to learn a new language is to travel to your desired country and fully immerse yourself in the language of locals. 

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...



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