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.

In November 2014, I wrote an article titled, ‘Is Labour going Sharia?’. At that time, I had been monitoring much of what was happening inside Labour and listening to some party members who told me of their fears for Labour. Of course, some mocked...

Around the end of the First World War, the British Empire reached its peak size and became the world's largest empire, though not as a continuous geographic entity (as that honour lay with the Mongol Empire of Genghis Khan). Be it from British...

I was never good at art! As a young child, I would have to score much higher than others in subjects like languages and arithmetic to cover the gains others made over me in art. Fortunately, my torture was ended when my school offered needlework...

In November 2014, I wrote an article titled, ‘Is Labour going Sharia?’. At that time, I had been monitoring much of what was happening inside Labour and listening to some party members who told me of their fears for Labour. Of course, some mocked...



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