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Buddhist Festival in Ladakh

In the summer of 2015 I visited Ladakh for the first time.  It’s like nowhere else in India, as the barrier of the Himalayan range means it is both dry (because it’s in the rain shadow) and culturally distinct. The … Continue reading

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Brown Love: BBC’s Strictly Soulmates

But, the programme didn’t investigate a significant question deeply enough: why would you only marry a person of your own faith? Continue reading

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SW4 – South London’s Premier Music Event

It’s that time of year again! Just a few weeks until South West 4 Weekender – Clapham’s brilliant music festival, where you get all the joy of the music, without the dirty camping! 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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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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