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: Trusha Dawada

Trusha Dawada’s family fled Uganda during the civil unrest in the 1970s under the reign of Idi Amin. They went to Leicester and lived there for six years.  

One to One: Prashansa Shah

Prashansa Shah, is a Lawyer, Editor and a Consultant. She graduates with a Bachelor’s in Law and Business Administration from Bangalore, India. She interned and worked briefly in the cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Dehradun with International...

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...

Are you proud to be busy?

In today's time, it is a fashion to be busy or at least appear to be occupied. Even those who are unemployed are saying that they are hard-pressed. No one has time. People are permanently in a hurry and have no time for simple things in life. It's surprising that none of them is actually doing anything that is so important. Even the bosses tend to give the impression that the given task is the most important and utmost urgent. While knowing fully well that the same could easily be done during the...

Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award 2023

When one works selflessly, without any expectation of reward, the fruits are much sweeter. Although the message of Bhagawat Geeta is very clear that one has right over his work but not over its result, a few individuals can follow it in letter and spirit. But those who do, end up getting much more success in the end.

There comes a time when as a British Hindu of Indian origin, I have to ask the question, ‘are the police negligent, incompetent or both?’. It’s not good reading for the police, nor is it good for our PM Truss or the Home Secretary, the Rt Hon...

There comes a time when as a British Hindu of Indian origin, I have to ask the question, ‘are the police negligent, incompetent or both?’. It’s not good reading for the police, nor is it good for our PM Truss or the Home Secretary, the Rt Hon...

A new book, ‘Delhi University: Celebrating 100 Glorious Years’, edited by Hardeep Singh Puri was launched at the prestigious Hindu College of Delhi University on 27 September 2022 to commemorate the university’s landmark birthday. The university...

Mrs. Ruchi Ghanashyam is the former High Commissioner of India to the UK. With a career in Indian Foreign Service for over 38 years, she has been posted in many countries including South Africa, Ghana, before arriving in the UK. She was only...

Using aggressive body language is a sign of an inability to find appropriate words to express your feelings. You might be angry and would like to convey it, but can it be done without raising your voice or being aggressive? Can the displeasure...

The conference season has started for our political parties. Of course, one can understand why the gathering of the faithful, and the lonely, might be a good idea for the Tories and Labour. Though I still not understood what parties like the...

Kashi, also known as Varanasi or Banaras, is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities, believed to go back to the ancient kingdom of Kashi 2500 years ago. The kingdom covered much of today’s eastern Uttar Pradesh and parts of...



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