Tag Archives: British

Defining Britishness; Channel 4’s Make Bradford British

It has elements in common with my project – the interface between immigrant culture, race and national identity. Continue reading

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Martin Hewitt – Back to Fighting Fit and Walking With The Wounded

The dangers of Arctic travel are very real – polar bears, open water “leads” and frostbite – which are further exacerbated by the unique physical challenges for members of this team. Continue reading

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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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Did the Commonwealth Games Live up to Expectations?

So the Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi has finished. What legacy do the Games leave? As I discussed in my last post, the run-up to the Games was mired in controversy, chaos and corruption as buildings were unfinished, bridges collapsed … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Crisis

India is all over the news at the moment as it prepares to host the Commonwealth Games.  But not for the right reasons. The Commonwealth Games was first held in 1930.  It is a sort of mini-Olympics between a unique … 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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