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: Padmini Chamund

Padmini Chamund is the first Hindu Asian woman to be a Councillor in Leicester’s famous Belgrave Road area. She was born in Kenya and came to the UK in 1975, since then have lived in Leicester. 

One to One: Debashis Ghosh, Consultant & Surgeon, The Royal Free London

Debashis Ghosh is the Clinical Lead for Breast services at The Royal Free London Breast Unit that is considered one of the leading breast units in the world  

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...

What is your unique social skill?

Every individual has a unique social skill based on which s/he gets along in the society. Some people have a pretty smile, while others maintain a straight face. A few are sweet spoken while others do not weigh their words. Someone likes to make close friends, other may believe in working relationship. All these depend on a particular social skill that one develops over a period of time.

Is money important in your life?

Is money important in your life? Of course, yes. It gives us the ability to make life smooth. It gives them the power to purchase whatever they want - provided money can buy it.

This is a tale of two women of colour. Two women who share a name but are markedly different by the twist of fate, in their upbringing and of course in their moral and ethical outlook. Two Indian origin women who rose through the ranks to become...

Last week, the media in India picked up a tweet by the Taliban leader, Anas Haqqani, after his visit to the mausoleum of Mahmud Ghaznavi. Anas Haqqani lauded him as a "great Muslim fighter”. He praised Ghaznavi, who had attacked Gujarat, plundered...

Like a lot of people, I’ve lost count of the number of the countless rejections I’ve received throughout my journey. Both in my personal and professional life and if there is one thing, I know really really well it is that rejection equals redirection. 

Last week I wrote about ‘Hindus for Labour’ (HfL), a group led by Dr Neeraj Patil to champion Hindu cause in Labour. How wrong was I to expect that there would be anything different in this group, to what we found in ‘Labour Friends of India’.

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