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: Aakash Odedra

Aakash Odedra is a dancer, choreographer and teacher born in Birmingham and living in Leicester, UK. He trained in the classical Indian dance styles of kathak (Nilima Devi, Leicester and Asha Joglekar, India) and Bharatanatyam (Chitraleka Bolar,...

One to One: Vishal Baria

Vishal Baria was born in 1989.  He has finished his studies in India in science and technology.After that, he joined the merchant navy from 2007 to 2015 after that he had joined to the BJP party in India. He likes helping people with their problems. He...

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...

A true tribute to a dead person is not grief but gratitude

Sometime back, unfortunately, I received news of sad demises of a very senior spiritual figure, which certainly made me sad. Later during the day, I had news of another senior person from local political leadership and by night I had to bear with news of the passing away of a senior medical professional who had not only cured thousands of people but also raised the profile of medical fraternity.

What's your hobby?

You don't have a hobby?If you ask this question to anyone: 'What's your hobby?' There is more than fifty percent chance that he will fumble. 'Well, I don't have any hobby,' or 'my work is my hobby,' or 'I don't have time for a hobby,' kind of answers are very common. Many people do not have a specific hobby, even in their mid-age. It is difficult to differentiate for many between their work and hobby. For example, some people, who work in the finance sector, think that reading Financial Times is...

Do you take one step forward and two steps back? Is it your way of decision-making? Many people plan for something and prepare for it in a vigorous way, but when the time comes for implementation, they re-think and decide against it. In a way,...

I have often been in debates on social media and in person with people who have differing perceptions of who actually ends up in our jails. Of course, there is always the debate about proportion of men to women, then there is the debate about...

South Africa was plunged into violence earlier this month after former President Jacob Zuma turned himself in for a 15-month jail term for contempt of court for refusing to give evidence at an inquiry into corruption during his nine years in...

You don't have a hobby?If you ask this question to anyone: 'What's your hobby?' There is more than fifty percent chance that he will fumble. 'Well, I don't have any hobby,' or 'my work is my hobby,' or 'I don't have time for a hobby,' kind of...

26th July 1999 has gone down in history as the day when the great Indian armed forces uprooted from Kargil the demonic forces of Pakistan. True to their nature, the Pakistani government broke the bi-lateral agreement with India and in a clandestine...



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