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Curry King Lord Ghulam Noon passes away

Ghulam Noon

Sir Gulam Noon: UK’s  Curry King talks to Vijay Rana London, 21-02-2010 He buys Mahatma Gandhi’s letters and other memorabilia from all over the world and donates them to the government of India. He owns the earliest surviving painting of MF Husain and a collection of more than 100 cricket…

Indian Politics

B.R. Ambedkar: Life of the Mind & a Life in Politics

b.r._ambedkar_in_1950

                      An extraordinary lecture by Ananya Vajpayee at the US Library of Congress on the life and times of Dr BR Ambedkar Ananya Vajpeyi presents a biography and intellectual history of B.R. Ambedkar, politician, jurist and principal architect of the constitution…

Indians in UK

Narendra Modi’s Olympics-style welcome in UK

Narendra Modi

Thursday, October 22, 2015 Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Olympics-style welcome planned at the iconic Wembley Stadium here during his maiden visit next month has attracted an “overwhelming” response, with over 60,000 applying for the free tickets and prompting organisers to release a limited number of extra tickets from tomorrow. The…

Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi’s birthday observed in London

Gandhi Statue in Tavistock Square in London

    Gandhi’s Birthday in London, 2nd October 2015, was marked by a ceremony in Tavisctock Square, where a remarkable statue of Mahatma Gandhi stands. It was attended by more than 300 people, including many community leaders. Here is the address by Ranjan Mathai, the High Commissioner of India.  

Hindi

निराला: व्यक्तित्व के कुछ अन्तरंग शब्दचित्र – अजित कुमार

Nirala

‘वह सहज विलंबित मंथर गति, जिसको निहार  गजराज लाज से राह छोड़ दे एक बार…’                                                 रामविलास शर्मा  प्रसिद्द हिंदी लेखक अजित कुमार के साथ ये बातचीत मैंने लंदन में…

Urdu

What is literature: Firaq Gorakhpuri

Firaq Gorakhpuri

    Firaq Gorakhpuri, (real name Raghupati Sahay (28 August 1896 – 3 March 1982), was a writer, critic, and, according to one commentator, one of the most noted contemporary Urdu poets from India. He established himself among peers including Muhammad Iqbal, Yagana Changezi, Jigar Moradabadi and Josh Malihabadi. He…

Indian Classical

Hans Akela – Kumar Gandharva: Documentary

Kumar Gandharva

Kumar Gandharva or Shivaputra Siddharamayya Komkalimath was a Hindustani classical singer, well known for his unique vocal style and his refusal to be bound by the tradition of any gharana. A biographical documentary by the Film Division of India that throws light into some of the rarest aspects of the life…

Writers

Booker Prize after seven yrs of toil and torments

Kiran Desai

Kiran Desai became the youngest woman writer to win the 2006  Man Booker Prize. In this remarkably candid interview she talks about her struggle in New York while writing her second novel ‘The Inheritance of Loss’. She pays her tribute to her mother Anita Desai who was nominated for Booker…

History

Frontier Gandhi Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan(6 February 1890 – 20 January 1988), nicknamed Bāchā Khān or Pāchā Khān, was a Pashtun independence activist against the rule of the British Raj. He was a political and spiritual leader known for his nonviolent opposition, and a lifelong pacifist and devout Muslim. A close friend…

Sports

Arjun Tendulkar’s first outing at the Lord’s

Arjun Tendulkar

                  Arjun Tendulkar, son of legendary batsman Sachin, rolled his arm over to English batsmen ahead of their second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord’s. While Arjun accompanying his father to Team India nets was an usual affair but his presence during England’s…

Religion

कबीर : ना जाने तेरा साहिब कैसा है

Shafi Faqir

                  प्रस्तुत है  पाकिस्तान के प्रसिद्ध  सिन्धी गायक शफी फ़क़ीर के स्वर में कबीर की ये प्रसिद्द रचना – ना जाने तेरा साहिब कैसा है… Kabīr (c. 1440 – c. 1518) was a mystic poet and saint of India, whose writings have greatly…

Videos

Onkar Nath Shrivastava: A rare video

Onkar Nath Shrivastava

  Asheesh Pandey, a fan of Onkar Nath Shrivastava writes: Onkar Nath Shrivastava (1932 – 29.11.2002) was a poet, writer and a hugely popular broadcaster of the BBC Hindi Service in London. He was associated with BBC Hindi Radio for over 30 Years. I am trying to collect audios of…

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Bodhgaya Temple

Buddha at Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhigaya, Bihar, India

Buddha was born 563 BC in Lumbini, Nepal. As Siddhartha, he renounced his family at the age of 29 his gaining enlightenment in 534 BC and travelled and meditated in search of truth. After meditating for six years at Urubela (Buddhagaya) in Gaya, he attained Buddhatva or enlightenment. Enlightenment is a…

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