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: Anima Gupta Aggarwal

Anima Gupta Aggarwal is a philanthropist, entrepreneur and active leader in multiple charities and NGOs. She has twenty-five years of experience working across the corporate and not-for-profit sectors in the UK, Switzerland, the Netherlands...

One to One: Shalini Bhargava

Shalini Bhargava was born in India and was raised and educated in Delhi. She completed her BA(Hons) in English Literature from University of Delhi and soon after graduating was married to come to the U.K. In the UK, Shalini as a single parent...

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...

Introspection: Life has seasons too!

Nature changes as per seasons. Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer or Monsoon  - based on which season you are experiencing, nature will show its characteristics. Just like the environment surrounding you, life will also have seasons. Life is not constant always, there are changes, ups and downs, which you may or may not like, but are inevitable parts of life. 

Leadership is an action, not a position

Everyone wants to be a leader in some way or another. Inherent human nature prompts individuals to pursue recognition, followership, and importance in society.

Wednesday 21st February 2024, the day London fell to the extremists in our society. It was meant to be just another day in parliament for MPs to gather, to discuss parliamentary motions, and then vote on them. Something they do every day. However,...

Feminism is not a new movement. The usage of the concerned words which define this ideology may have changed from time to time but the true essence of the concept has probably not. In today's world, it is also a widely accepted notion that one...

I have heard many people describe the British Empire as benevolent. Especially the British Raj in relation to India. Readers may recall I had written an article in November 2021 titled, ‘The Truth Commission’ in which I explore the damage done...

On 8th October 2023, the world watched a panther-like runner jetting towards the finishing line, to smash the world record set only a year ago in Berlin. Kelvin Kiptum, a 23-year-old Kenyan runner who was running only the third of his career...

The saying that ships are not built to dock at the harbours points towards the desirability to take risks in life. Human beings are not born to just live an adventurous life since that's not what they are made for. While the ship may be safe...

This is the true original lyrics of the world famous bhajan, ‘Ragupathi Raghav rajaram’. We should never allow the richness and the spiritual purity of our heritage be tarnished in the name of interfaith relations, or on the ‘altar’ of cultural...



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