London Mayor asks UK government to apologise for Amritsar massacre

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail Amritsar, India, 6 December 2017- The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today called on the UK Government to make a full and formal apology to the people of Amritsar and India for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. During a visit to the Jallianwala Bagh memorial and garden, the Mayor paid his…

Narendra Modi’s Olympics-style welcome in UK

Narendra Modi

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail 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…

Curry King Lord Ghulam Noon passes away

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail 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…

SH Raza: My childhood around beautiful Narmada river

Sayed Haider Raza

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailSayed Haider Raza, one of India’s greatest painters, remembers his early childhood in and around the beautiful forests of Narmada river. Syed Haider Raza was born on 22 February, 1922 in Babaria, Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh. His father  Sayed Mohammed Razi was the Deputy Forest Ranger of the district and his mother…

Former UK Minister who loves Gandhi, Ganesh and Bollywood’s ‘Mother India’

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailBritain’s first black cabinet minister Paul Boateng was taught by Mrs Prakash when he was growing up in Ghana. He says while living in Africa he and his parents were inspired by Mahatma Gandhi. He grew up watching the classic Indian film ‘Mother India’ and he is fond of…

How Indian doctors saved the NHS

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailIn 1963 the Conservative Health Minister Enoch Powell launched a campaign to recruit Indian doctors to save the NHS from an impending staffing crisis. Ironically, a few years later Powell warned Britain of the “rivers of blood” caused by the influx of foreign workers.  By the mid-sixties more than…

True story of a lucky escape from the silent killer

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailSD Bhardwaj is a hardworking London businessman, always active and smart. One evening after a slight pain in his chest he was taken to hospital, where to his great astonishment the doctors found massive blockages in all the four arteries. A quick quadruple-bypass, done by an Indian doctor in…

Early warning signals of heart disease

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailCardiologist Dr Sandy Gupta, a member of British Heart Foundation’s ethnic minority panel, says that where ever South Asians emigrate to the risk of heart disease goes up. Heart disease is a silent killer and most people wouldn’t know unless it is too late. We asked Dr Sandy Gupta,…

British NHS and Indian doctors in the UK

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailWhy do Asians suffer from heart disease Coronary heart disease is rampant among the South Asians in the UK. According to some estimates the mortality rate among Asians in the UK  is fifty per cent higher  than the local population. Raj Bhopal, a prominent Indian doctory in UK, the…

Piara Khabra Southall MP’s racist hate mail

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailPiara Khabra, born in the Indian Punjab, came to England in 1959. He started working in a bread factory. Then he became a teacher, a trade unionist and rose to become an MP in 1992. Here the MP from the predominantly Asian Southall talks about his early life and…