Dear Financial Voice Reader,

"You own it, you better never let it goYou only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blowThis opportunity comes once in a lifetime "

Women of India, Women of Britain, Women of the World

They nearly did it. The Indian cricket team nearly won the world cup in cricket. The women came a lot closer than the men.

As schools break up for holidays, and the next potential PM promises to improve the education system, I am reminded that our schools do not come close to overtly teaching the skills for life needed to thrive and survive

I write to you from Qatar. Since June 2017, a group of states (including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt) severed diplomatic relations and imposed an economic blockade on Qatar

I write to you after my appearance on BBC Newsnight (www.tinyurl.com/alpeshnewsnight) where I was, in the words of the programme’s presenter, ‘defending PM Modi from allegations of sectarianism’



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