Indian students don’t just come to study abroad for a degree. They break generational curses to travel all the way to the UK, many take hefty education loans, sell jewellery, put homes on collaterals and work hard to make up for the EMIs and send some money back home for their families. Cutting down immigration and making rules to stop their dependents from coming with them to the UK is almost inhuman. Maybe the policymakers are not sensitive enough to understand that these students may not have anyone else to take care of their parents, sibling or sole surviving family member. It’s like asking to give up a lifelong bond in order to get a foreign degree that may not even guarantee a job or post-study work opportunities.

Lord Ahmad promises the strengthening of the UK-India FTA

Building on the ambitions for the UK-India relationship set out in the 2030 Roadmap, Lord Ahmad met senior Indian Ministers and officials.

A Beacon of Harmony and Service

British Airways, Felix and esteemed guests and organisations from around the world celebrate community day at Neasden Temple

PM Modi talks tough against temple vandalism in Australia

The world supports him when he says that an attack on a place of worship is "not acceptable," according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who spoke out strongly against temple vandalism occurrences in Australia. He was addressing a public gathering...

India is a reliable development partner, says PM Modi at FIPIC

Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the Pacific island countries that India is a trustworthy development partner because it respects their priorities and bases its collaboration on moral principles.

The importance of space in mental health

Mindscapes, an international cultural programme about mental health developed by Wellcome Trust, a charitable foundation supporting science to solve the urgent health challenges facing everyone.

Indian weddings for grabs, as innovative tourism ideas expand globally

Join My Wedding has set up a platform which has introduced Indian weddings for grabs. In this niche of wedding tourism, foreigners travelling through India, can book to attend a wedding, to get a feel of the culture, colour and celebrations...

Alpesh Patel’s Political Sketchbook: I asked Kissinger, AI and Chanakya, What India Should Do About China and UK Relations

As a former Council Member of Chatham House (Royal Institute for International Affairs) I wondered how Foreign Relations might be ‘wargamed’ or ‘chess boarded’ in the future. I also gave a lecture at the University of International Business...

India Inc wants RBI to go slow on interest rate hikes

India Inc is pressing the RBI to hold off on rate increases as borrowing prices rise. According to information made public by the trade group Ficci, the average interest rate grew by one percentage point to roughly 9.4% during the most recent...

Chennai lift IPL crown again

Chennai Super Kings claimed a record-equalling fifth Indian Premier League title with a five-wicket win over Gujarat Titans in a rain-affected but thrilling summit showdown in Ahmedabad on Monday night.

Neeraj Chopra becomes World No.1 in men's javelin rankings

In a major career milestone, Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra on Monday claimed world number one ranking in men's javelin for the first time ever.

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.

Rajinikanth impresses the internet with his simplicity

Veteran star Rajinikanth was recently spotted arriving at the Mumbai airport with tight security. He is reportedly in the city for the shoot of his daughter Aishwarya Rajinikanth’s film ‘Lal Salaam.’ A recent paparazzi video of him exiting the...

A.R. Rahman promises an awesome gift on 100th day of 'Ponniyin Selvan 2'

Mani Ratnam's 'Ponniyin Selvan 2' just like the first part released last years has received widespread appreciation from critics and fans alike. The epic film based on Kalki's novel of the same name is said to have crossed the magical 250 crore...

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.

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...

SPOTLIGHT: Dheeraj Chadha: Cutting-Edge Hospitality

Dheeraj is by no means an ordinary businessman. He expertly merges two prosperous industries to uniquely stopper a commercial gap. Thus, D Chadha Hospitality Consulting was born ! Drawing from his 24 years of leading experience in the hospitality...

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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