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

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail 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…

Poll: Who would have been a better prime minister of India

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Global Handwashing Day celebrated in Renaissance School, Bulandshahr

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail                   Handwashing with soap is estimated to reduce incidents of diarrhea by 30% and respiratory infections by 21% in children under the age of five.  Hand washing with soap is extremely effective and the most inexpensive way to prevent diarrhea…

Yoga reduces cardiovascular disease like exercise does

IYD, International Yoga Day

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailYoga effective for those ‘who cannot perform traditional aerobic exercise’. 16 Dec 2014: Following a systematic review of 37 randomised controlled trials, investigators from the Netherlands and USA have found that yoga may provide the same benefits in risk factor reduction as such traditional physical activities as biking or brisk walking….

Ranjan Mathai opens RPBD London 2014

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail 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…

School wakes up a city with Clean India Green India rally

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail 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…

गुलज़ार: ये कैसा इश्क़ है उर्दू ज़ुबां का

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail                   ये कैसा इश्क़ है उर्दू ज़ुबां का आँखों को वीसा नहीं लगता, सपनों की सरहद कोई नहीं   Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail

Freedom movement in Urdu poetry

Freedom movement, Simon Commission, Urdu poetry

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail तहरीक़े आज़ादी और उर्दू शायरी : One of NRIfm.com listeners has sent this extraordinary radio feature about how India’s freedom movement was reflected in Urdu shayari. Recording seems to begin half way. Courtesy AIR Urdu service. अब दौरे मसर्रत आने दो, क़ौमी परचम लहराने दो जाती है ग़ुलामी…

Bande Mataram sung by Tagore

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail This is an extraordinary find Bande Mataram sung by India’s greatest poet Rabindranath Tagore. Hemendra Mohan Bose (1864-1916) opened the Talking Machine Hall in Kolkata, a shop where one could get one’s voice recorded. Bose was a sound recording expert and also had an agency to sell Edison…

Living in the UK you can’t marry an Indian spouse unless you earn £18,600

Asian Wedding, UK Indian wedding

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailThe UK Court of Appeal has cleared the way for a minimum income threshold of 18,600 pounds for British citizens bringing foreign spouses to live with them in the country, a move likely to affect thousands of visa applicants, including Indian-origin people. The appeal court ruling followed a legal…

Melody King Manna Day passes away at 94

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailManna Dey was in and out of hospital in the last five months for respiratory and renal problems. He died of cardiac arrest at 3:50 AM in Bangalore on 24th October 2013. He was 94. Dey sang more than 3,500 songs, including romantic ballads, intricate raga-based songs, Qawwalis and…