Diego Garcia & UK’s Ability to Project Global Power

I write to you from the Equator, on an Atoll in the centre of the Indian Ocean, which is a couple of hundred miles from the British Military base, Diego Garcia. From here I have a good calm place to contemplate the arguments about Britain being...

A Royal Visit for Closer UK India Relations

As Senior Dealmaker for the British Government’s Global Entrepreneur Programme I am responsible for India and China and I was about to have the best day of my 10 years in the role.

I recall at the last election (feels like yesterday!) Ed Miliband blamed hedge fund managers for pretty much everything he could in the TV debate, like Farage blaming immigrants for everything.

Day after London terror attack and before Brexit Article 50 not one single company in Singapore that my fabulous wife Aekta and I met for the High Commission was even the slightest bit less keen to invest and establish and go global from the...

So, what is the reality of the Empire? Shashi Tharoor says British Schools do not cover enough about the negative aspects of Empire. His point is eloquently made – the British have amnesia about Empire; that India was the richest nation in the...

Now the statue of Lincoln stands behind Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament Square in Britain. How fitting. Your greatest leader, a man who so loathed slavery and segregation and racism stands behind the man who actually built the largest of democracies...

Power without responsibility – that is what the media is so often called. The parallels between India and the US presently are fascinating. The difference is PM Modi is cool calm and collected when it comes to media lies.

When the Rochdale sex grooming gang had their citizenship revoked after 40 years of being British and got deported back to Pakistan, I was able to say all the things which if white people had said it, they would have been called racist, but...


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