In Defence of the Faith - My Hate Speech

The irresponsibility in this day and age, to exploit religious differences where none exist is both negligent and dangerous. ITV have done this by putting young Hindu adolescents in harm’s way. The idea that a TV channel would inflame any part of the world, particularly Britain, for selling TV viewers should be criminal offence – wait, it is – incitement to hatred.

Not Just Former Former Foreign Secretary - British interests compromised by former government officials based on documents supplied by ex-British intelligence

Former Ministers, and especially Prime Ministers should never ever be allowed to work for foreign agents. Pure and simple. Otherwise they damage British interests.

One to one with Keith Vaz

Nikita Mehta is the Creative Director, Storyteller & Product visionary behind Fable & Mane. With a passion for Ayurvedic ingredients, product innovation and conscious rituals. Her mission is to bring consciousness into beauty and awaken our...

One to one with Keith Vaz

Raj Baddhan is the Chief Executive of Lyca Media and has over 15 years of radio broadcasting experience.  Previously, he headed the Midland’s leading Asian radio station, Sabras Radio where he held the post of Director. Prior to Sabras Radio,...

In fond remembrance of a Vaishnav Khodidasbhai Dhamecha

Dear Readers,My absence in the previous three editions of Asian Voice did not go unnoticed... I am glad. My family and I went for three pilgrimages to India but more on it later. I landed in the UK last week. I still find myself processing the...

Book Review: A British Subject

At any point over the last twenty years my friend Dolar Popat could have released a book worthy of our collective attention. With a moving foreword by David Cameron, Dolar uses this book to outline his love and affection for the country he is...

The Housing Crisis this Christmas: 300,000 People Need a Home

At a time when family, community and a roaring fire are the comforts of the season, many urgently need shelter and the  basic necessities that can be taken for granted by those of us preparing for the festive period. The housing crisis remains...

Executor made personally liable for £340,000 tax bill

In the recent case of Glyne T Harris as Personal Representative of Helena Norma McDonald (deceased) v HRMC (2018), Mr Harris, was found liable for a tax bill of £341,279. 

Andhra Pradesh Chief Ministers’ Conflict with Judiciary

Decades before Jagan Mohan Reddy, the present Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (AP) wrote a letter to the Chief Justice of India making wild allegations against the High Court judges, Damodaram Sanjivayya, the second Chief Minister of Andhra...

Emperor Krishnadevaraya and World Heritage Hampi

Recently the news flashed in The Hindu of Chennai attracted global attention since it is of international as well as historical importance: “Tourists can no longer get too close to the iconic stone chariot in front of the Vijaya Vittala Temple...

Can there be an emotional compulsion?

On many occasions, in families and friendships, people appeal to our emotions for doing or not doing something. Is it a healthy way to compel someone? Does it produce a beneficial outcome for both sides? It is an intriguing question whether such emotional pressure - what in daily parlance call emotional blackmail - is good for a strong relationship? 

Learning a new skill

Learning a new skill has become a fashion in the modern world. People learn different things like a new skill- like a foreign language. I have seen people learning French, Spanish, Chinese, German or some other foreign language as a hobby and as a new skill. Some friends have also tried their hands-on culinary skills while others have gone deep into the painting. It is always rewarding to learn a new skill but if it is taken due to peer pressure and without examining own interest, it can turn out...

The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities has published their 258 pages long report on race and ethnic disparities in the UK. Within minutes every Tom, Dick and Harriet jumped out of their closets to denounce the report. The usual fake outrage...

Over the past year, society has once again wrestled with its response to questions of social justice, racism and inequality. It is clear there is still...

Several years ago, in the early nineties, my husband and I were posted at the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu. The Embassy was located in an old building set in a beautiful campus. Housing for a number of families was located inside the campus....

His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh died on the morning of 9 April 2021 at Windsor Castle. He passed away at the age of 99 years, two months before his 100th birthday. He was a member of the British royal family as the husband...

Are you having a difficult time in your life? Feeling anxious or challenging? It might happen for whatever reason, but certainly, it causes a lot of anxiety and stress in mind. In such circumstances, it is not easy to cope with the challenge...

The chapter 2 of Gita is probably the most defining chapter of the Bhagavad Gita. It provides a clear answer to the questions of who we are and of life and death. From what I know about other religions, the Gita provides the clearest explanations...



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