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...

Focus on the issue at hand

Focus on the issue at hand - you might have come across this phrase a number of times in your professional life. In a meeting when some employees divert from the main topic, the chair advises to stay focused on the issue at hand. This concept is also used when one delves too deep in any subject or spreads too wide, more than needed. You can't afford to spread yourself too thin or try to do everything at once. In such situations, we advise him/her to focus on the issue at hand. This strategy helps...

Introspection: How Can You Become Courageous?

Not everyone is courageous enough to fight at the border. We live safely because of the fearless soldiers who guard us in difficult terrains and adversities.

Has the world has gone mad? Asked a friend. In the ‘good’ old days, we all knew where we stood with racists. If you were not white, then you were treated like dirt and attacked at every opportunity. Growing up in the 60’s we knew what to expect....

The Home Secretary Suella Braverman put the cat amongst the pigeons when she described themarches as ‘hate marches’. For most sane people it was easy to see why she used those words. When we witness such marches on our streets, it becomes clear...

South Asia is a region renowned for its rich cultural heritage, diverse landscapes, and remarkable biodiversity. Home to iconic species like the Bengal tiger, Indian elephant, snow leopard, and Indian rhinoceros, the South Asian subcontinent...

Last week we witnessed cries of ‘halt the war’ and demandsfor a ceasefire. Thisfake outrage exposed its madnessby appeasingto the Palestinian Hamas terrorists, and ignoring the fundamental point, that Israel was attacked by these monsters who...

There comes a time when each of us must ask ourselves what do we really stand for? Do we go through life wearingdark coloured glasses hoping that we don’t see all those nasty and dangerous things?Hoping that no one asks us any difficult questions....



to the free, weekly Asian Voice email newsletter