Video: With a hung parliament Britain to swim across the Brexit storm

Ex-BBC journalists Dr Vijay Rana, Lalit Mohan Joshi and Dr Kusum Pant Joshi explain why Prime Theresa May failed to win voter’s trust and why the young people voted for the grandfatherly looking Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn. With a hung parliament Britain prepares to swim across the Brexit storm.Ex-BBC journalists…

A short history of the rise and fall of Arvind Kejriwal

Basking in the glory of Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption crusade, Arvind Kejriwal rose like a beacon of hope. We thought a new era of clean politics had dawned. I began to suspect him when he abandoned his mentor Anna Hazare. He never explained what happened to the substantial funds of India…

Curry King Lord Ghulam Noon passes away

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…

Gandhi’s birthday observed 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.  

A highly inspirational speech by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Nirmala Convent School, Vijay Rana, NRIfm.com, NRIFM, Bulandshahr, Vijay Rana

                          President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam addressing the students of Nirmala Convent School, Bulandshahr, December, 2012 on the 50th anniversary of the school.

Narendra Modi at PBD 2015 – Full Speech in Video

“Every NRI is like a “shakti” and if the strength of the entire diaspora can be consolidated, it could become a driving force for India’s progress.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the NRIs at PBD 2015. Addressing the inauguration of the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas here, the…

Kailash Satyarthi full Nobel acceptance speech

 

Give dual Indian citizenship to NRI investors: Swraj Paul

For too long India has been burdened with an old, cosy, family-and- favourites, under-the-table style of doing and managing business. “For the first time I now have confidence that that is going to change.   London, 29 October 2014, NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has called for granting Indian passports…

RPBD London 2014 Photo Gallery

This was the biggest assembly of NRIs in London. The Indian diaspora has huge expectations from a resurgent India. And at the same time the NRI community was very enthusiastic to contribute and have a share in India’s growth story. Here are some of the images from RPBD London 2014.

Ranjan Mathai opens RPBD London 2014

While opening the Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas convention, the Indian High Commissioner Ranjan Mathai appreciated the role of Indian diaspora in the UK. In his opening address he said, “It’s a community that has stood by India in good times and difficult days. It has always been loyal to its Indian heritage…

“Come to India”, Sushma asks the UK NRIs

SUSHMA SWARAJ SPEAKS AT THE LONDON REGIONAL PRAVASI BHARATIYA DIWAS 17 October 2014; London: “It has been a matter of great pleasure for me to come to London and inaugurate the Eighth Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas in the warm presence of members of the Indian Diaspora and the distinguished Foreign…

2014 Nobel Peace Prize to Kailash Satyarthi: Interview

Kailash Satyrathi

“A great moment for all those children”, Said Kailash Satyarthi  to Adam Smith, Chief Scientific Officer at Nobel Media, after he got the news that he has been awarded the world’s most prestigious award. Kailash Satyarthi said he felt “very honoured” to be awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize together with Malala…

School wakes up a city with Clean India Green India rally

The students of Nirmala Convent School in the western UP town of Bulandshahr have taken up the Clean India Green India cause with great enthusiasm. After hundreds of students took a Clean Indian Green India pledge earlier this month, the school principal Sister Daisy decided that it’s not going to…

Video: BKS Iyengar ‘Yoga is a path to ultimate freedom’

BKS Iyengar, Yoga Guru, Iyengar Yoga

Watch world’s most famous yoga teacher discuss his philosophy and techniques in a film from 1976. BKS Iyengar  passed away on Wednesday, the 20th Aug 2014 in Pune, India. He was 96. Iyengar began to teach yoga in Pune in 1937, when he was just 18. But his journey to international…

Students vow never to throw rubbish in public places

Clean India Green India campaign took a new turn when hundreds of students enthusiastically took a pledge never to throw rubbish in the public places and to make India clean and green. The campaign was initiated by the London based NRI journalist and the former BBC radio editor Dr Vijay…

World Kabaddi League to open in London with Akshay Kumar show

Akshay Kumar

After captivating fans globally with his inimitable stage performances for over two decades the Bollywood star Akshay Kumar will set a new personal best on Saturday, 9th August 2014, when he performs on stage for an astounding 500th time. This impressive milestone will take place at the inaugural show to…

SOAS celebrates the contribution of Sikh soldiers in World War I

Empire, Faith & War: The Sikhs and World War One, an exhibition at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London organised by the United Kingdom Punjab Heritage Association, celebrates  the rich history of Sikhs who served in the British Army. One soldier in every six in the British…

NRI Fund for Ganga: Jaitley asks NRIs to help save India’s holy river

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has placed special responsibility on the NRIs to come forward to help in the conservation of the holy Ganges. In his budget speech he announced a NRI Fund for Ganga to harness the enthusiasm of the NRI community towards the conservation of the river Ganga. An…

Gandhi statue to be installed in UK Parliament Square

Gandhi Statue in Tavistock Square, London

New Delhi, Tuesday, July 08, 2014: A statue of Mahatma Gandhi would be installed by early next year in Parliament Square in Britain, the country he took on for India’s freedom. British Foreign Minister William Hague and Chancellor of Exchequer George Osborne, who are on a visit to India, announced…

Attenborough on Making Gandhi and Meeting Satyajit Ray

Richard Attenborough

Oscar-winning British film director Richard Attenborough has died on Sunday 24 August 2014. He was 90 . Lord Attenborough was one of Britain’s leading actors, before becoming a highly successful director. In a career that spanned six decades, he appeared in films including Brighton Rock, World War Two prisoner of war…