Tag Archives: British Indian

Southall Riots

In the late 70s and early 80s, there were two major civil disturbances that changed race relations for British Indians. Both were in Southall, in reaction to right-wing provocation. A new generation of community leaders and British-born Asians were tired … Continue reading

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5 Indians Who Have Influenced YOUR Life

For much of history, India was one of the most significant nations in the world.  Then for a few centuries it became a pawn of another nation, having little impact beyond its importance to its Imperial Masters.  In the last … Continue reading

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Why Don’t ABCDs Care About Their Culture?

When I first arrived in India back in my Gap Year, several linguistic quirks thoroughly amused me.  Indians have a trully wonderful command of the English language, using terminology, phrasology and grammatic patterns that have ceased to be regularly used … Continue reading

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Rites of Passage and the Different Paradigms of Hinduism and Christianity

On Saturday I went round to the family house for a “Havan”.  It is a purifying Hindu blessing for, in this case, the arrival of new members of the family in the form of Aria and Aman, my cousins’ newly … Continue reading

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Kama Sutra, Tantric Sex and all that!

One of the wonders of the east that always fascinated the Victorian British was the place of sex in Indian culture and society.  Rumours of Eastern sexuality became renowned in Britain through the work of one Captain Sir Richard Burton. … Continue reading

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Documentary Promo Finished!

Well, it’s all done. With the help of Julian, Phil and Madz from Running Frog, the documentary promo is finished. Go to: http://vimeo.com/12400732 to watch it. Enjoy, and please leave comments, either here, or on the video page. Ash

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