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...

‘Funding alone cannot solve our problems’

On 23 January, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a £150 million funding boost up to April 2025 to the mental health services as a part of the NHS’s Long Term Plan commitment to boost mental health spending by £2.3 billion a year. Sunak said:...

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.  

On 3 October 2021, ABPL Group organised ‘Seva Ratna Sanmman’ at the Dhamecha Lohana Centre, which was applauded by our audience and various communities. A unique gesture by us to recognise, honour and express our heartfelt gratitude to those...

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...

‘Seva Ratna Sanmman’ organised by ABPL Group at the Dhamecha Lohana Centre on Sunday 3 October, 2021, was one of its kind special event which was well...

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,...



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