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A selection of Articles by Nitin Mehta

What is the 1928 Institute?

What is the 1928 Institute? The 1928 Institute is a British-India Think Tank. It was formed in 2020 by a few Indian academics based in Oxford. Their professed aim is to represent British Indians to policy makers and the media of the United Kingdom. They seek to foster...

Glorious Chapters in India’s History

Vasudev Kutumbakam- The World is a Family This aphorism has been part of India's spiritual heritage for thousands of years A Maharaja Creates a Special Bond between Poland and India According to the Polish History Museum, as the Second World War raged, Poland was...

Indian’s in the Silicone Valley

Indian chiefs are riding high in Silicon Valley | News - The Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk › article › indian-chiefs-riding high in the Silicone Valley .A rare positive article about the Indian presence in the Silicone Valley published in theSunday Times 5...

The Beatles in India

Published in the Diwali Issue of Gujarat Samachar/ Asian Voice, 2021. The Beatles in India.After two devastating World Wars Britain entered an optimistic era in the 1960's. The wartime hardships were coming to an end. Food rationing had been phased out and compulsory...

Ramesh Patel-‘Premormi’

Rameshbhai Patel 'Premormi' (A special thank you to Jagdishbha Patel, Rameshbhai's brother for providing me with the CV of Rameshbhai which has been meticulously put together). One of the greatest Gujarati's in London as well as the whole of the UK , Rameshbhai Patel...

An article appeared in the Guardian on 9 September 2021 calling for Western type animal factory farms in Uganda. It was written by Ugandan small time farmer Emma Muserwa and US child nutrition specialist Lora Lannotti. Here is my response:

Dear Emma and LoraI am surprised that you are recommending European style factory farming in Uganda. Uganda has one of the most fertile soils and it produces an abundance of nutritious crops to fight the problem of malnutrition. Young children need more calories than...

The Pew Research Trust

A major survey by Pew Research Trust on India has published a report a few days ago: Religion in India, Segregation and Tolerance'It is written in a seemingly unbiased way but a closer study shows it is trying to highlight what it calls the Hindu Nationalist position....

Common Ancestry is Irrelevant!

We often take comfort in the idea that ancestry of all in the Indian subcontinent is Hindu. Yet the History is replete with the descendants of a country, religion or ideology who completely disown their forefathers. 500 years ago Ireland had a rich Celtic culture and...

The Telegraph, London, UK

Holy cow: Three-eyed Welsh calf saved from slaughter to be worshipped as a god  Phoebe Southworth 4 days ago-8 July 2021 A three-eyed calf has been saved from the slaughterhouse by a Hindu animal sanctuary which believes it is a holy cow.© Jain Animal Sanctuary/Wales...

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