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: 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...

One to One: Vijay Sanas

Vijay Sanas is the General Manager of Hutong, The Shard. Vijay is also investor in hospitality projects, Hospitality business developer and a successful landlord with few properties. He has played Kabaddi on national levels for his school, college,...

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: The power of ideas

Everything begins with an idea, said Earl Nightingale. Ideas rule the world. They can transform the lives of people and change the course of history. There are many such examples where simple-looking ideas have made big remarks on our lives. But many cool ideas, despite their quality and innovation, fail in the market. 

Introspection: Changing or Leaving Your Job

A number of surveys and advertising emails end up in your mailbox, advising you to quit your job and do what you love. They cry at a high pitch for you to realise how unhappy you are in the job, and why you need to take your future into your own hands. Not completely wrong.

Dosas and traffic are the two most written about subjects on Bangalore. While Bangalore’s dosas are to die for, the city’s traffic might kill you before you can reach your destination.

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