Indian community comes together to celebrate Navratri and Durga Puja in the UK

Hundreds of Indians have been gathering every day across the UK to celebrate Navratri, one of the most sacred and popular festivals in the Hindu calendar.Navratri celebrates Ma Durga and her manifestations for 9 days in a huge carnival, where...

Uganda fundraiser event in Leicester

A fundraiser event in Leicester next month to mark the 50th anniversary of the Ugandan exodus is expected to bring together scores of people from home and abroad.  

Remembering Shri Khodidasbhai Dhamecha on his second death anniversary

The strong foundation of heritage, philanthropy and service built by Shri Khodidasbhai Dhamecha is an inspiration for future generations and our communities. 

Tribute to Pravinbhai Sangani: Community pioneer and Renaissance Man

Pravinkumar Girdharlal Sangani, a well known figure from Birmingham’s Hindu Community passed away in Australia last week, aged 77, after a short illness.  

The announcement by CB in the recent Asian Voice weekly newspaper that ABPL is moving its ‘operations’ to Harrow is music to my ears. Given the demography...

On Friday, 15 October, Conservative Party Member of Parliament, Sir David Amess died while holding a constituency surgery at the Belfairs Methodist Church in his home town of Leigh-on-Sea. He was stabbed multiple times.  Sir Amess was one of...

October and November used to be the most exciting time of the year. More exciting than my birthday month. Not only would we get to eat hot piping pooris and kachoris, but the house would also be dressed as a bride with a variety of flowers blooming...

Dear Readers, I believe having a healthy level of self-esteem is at the root of our life experience. The more we believe in ourselves the stronger our confidence with life events. The less likely we are to take things so personally.  

Two weeks after the entry of the Taliban into Kabul, the situation remains extremely fluid in Afghanistan. As the people of Kabul try to get used to the new situation, attacks on the airport have started. A suicide bomb attack at the airport...

Once again, the Olympics have come and gone.  The hopes and prayers of millions of people in India and many Indians abroad were yet again placed in the hands of our sportspersons. Despite its best performance, with 1 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze,...

Last week, my husband and I had a special invitation. Anju Ranjan, our Consul General in Edinburgh until October 2019, and currently the Consul General in Johannesburg, South Africa, invited us to a reading of her books at the Sahitya Academi,...

You don't have a hobby?If you ask this question to anyone: 'What's your hobby?' There is more than fifty percent chance that he will fumble. 'Well, I don't have any hobby,' or 'my work is my hobby,' or 'I don't have time for a hobby,' kind of...



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