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A selection of Articles by Nitin Mehta

Professor Stephen Hawkins and the India connection 

Sunday Guardian, Mumbai, 1/4/2018 In January 2001 at the age of 59 Stephen Hawkins travelled to India where he gave lectures and visited place of interest. This was not his first visit to India, he had earlier visited in 1959. At the time his parents and siblings had...

The Spirit of India

Indian is like no other country. If you want to understand this planet you are living in you need to see India. This is what I tell my non-Indian friends. Every few years I visit India and wonder if my mantra is some kind of hype I believe in because I have always had...

UK media’s anti India bias all too evident

By Nitin Mehta | 10 September, 2017 London: Ever since India got independence, the British media have painted a negative picture of the country. Indeed, many did not expect India to last long as a nation. There are countries that are failed states, countries which are...

India Is Great!

Criticising India for its many failures has been a favourite subject of many in the UK. I have challenged many intellectuals, social scientists and many of our community members who simply cannot see anything positive in India. As I embarked on my latest trip to...

Compassion in World Farming

Nitin founded the Young Indian Vegetarians Society and is well known for organising high profile campaigns. Nitin is regularly published in the national press. He received an MBE in 1999 for his services to the community and has received the Ahimsa award from the...

What has happened to England?

What has happened to England? This little island made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland ruled a huge part of the world for centuries and the people of this island produced some of the greatest minds. Some of the greatest thinkers, philosophers,...

Dharmic Faiths Have The Solution To Stop Religious Strife

Dharmic Faiths Have The Solution To Stop Religious Strife Article written  2015 Religions that have their roots in India namely, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism believe all paths to God are valid and over the centuries this sublime belief has helped avoid...

40 Years Since The Declaration Of State Of Emergency

The former PM of India, Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency in 197S. In London the newly formed Friends of India Society was organizing protests and campaigning for the restoration of democracy. On Saturday 24 April 1976 an international conference was held at...

A challenge to Professor S.N. Balagangadhara

A challenge to Professor S.N. Balagangadhara Article written 26 November 2014 Balagangadhara is a professor at the University of Ghent in Brussels. He gave a talk with the following title: ‘What Do Indians Need, a History or the Past? A challenge or two to Indian...

Karma and Reincarnation

Written 2014 Karma and Reincarnation Karma and Reincarnation are the core ideas on which religions born in India, namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism stand. Most ancient civilisations and cultures believed in reincarnation. Indeed the early Christians also...

Farmageddon

2014 Farmageddon is an eye opener of a book written by Philip Lymbery Chief executive of Compassion in World Farming and Isabel  Okeshott Sunday Times political editor. For two years Philip and Isabel travelled to many parts of the world to study the devastating...

Krishna Tyagi Challenged

Krishna Tyagi Challenged Written 11 January 2014 Krishna Tyagi's article, ' Ashoka the Great or a Burden of History?' is a compelling piece looking at the History of India and its enslavement by many invading armies. However I disagree with his premise that it is the...

Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi

8th December 2013 Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi    The death of Nelson Mandela at the age of 95 has moved people all over the world. The outpouring of grief is similar to the one when Mahatma Gandhi died. It is one of those inexplicable quirks of history that both...

The Gandhi Foundation and India

Article published in the Gandhi magazine 2013 The Gandhi Foundation and India The Gandhi Foundation does sterling work in promoting Gandhian values. The foundation aims to promote five core values: Non Violence to replace war and aggression Egalitarian Economics,...

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