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A selection of Articles by Nitin Mehta

Gandhi racism claims a bid to belittle faith

Leicester Mercury18 Jun 2020 image: GETTYLEGACY: A reader is not the only one opposed to the removal of Gandhi’s statue in Leicester. This was taken on Saturday A CONCERTED international effort has been made to defame and downgrade Gandhi for quite a few years now. It...

The Great Celtic-Indian Connection

Ireland was one of the few countries not conquered by Rome until the 5th Century.  It had a vibrant culture and a belief in many Gods. The Celtic culture and Gaelic language of the people of Ireland had striking similarities with the Indian civilisation and the...

Sanskrit Origin words in English and Welsh Languages

Sanskrit is known as the mother of Indo-European languages. In this blog I want to present to you examples of how this interplay of languages works. Once you dig a bit deeper in the meaning and pronunciation of English and Welsh words you will be surprised at the...

Indian Diaspora Dividends and other Musings!

When India gained independence in 1947 the seeds were sown for a new world order. An ancient civilisation was shaking off its shackles and springing back to life. For decades though India was portrayed as a nation of beggars and snake charmers by the Western media. In...

Back home in London.

I came by a British Airways Charter flight. After I had been allocated a seat my first goal was to get to Amdavad in the midst of a lockdown. The British High Commission had organised for everyone to be collected from different places and taken to the airport. However...

CoronaVirus And Animal Care in India.

When the Prime Minister of India addressed the nation and announced a lockdown he made a special appeal that CoronaVirus shouldn be fought with compassion. Animals should also be cared for. Birds, cats and dogs should not go hungry he urged. For a prime minister of a...

India’s Digital Revolution.

Good Governance is something that many countries have aspired for. How do you eradicate poverty, bureaucracy, apathy, mismanagement, black money, tax evasion and many other social evils? In a country as vast as India with such a huge population how can the weakest...

India, USA and a footnote in history

  In 1965 and 1966 India suffered two failed monsoons. The country was desperate for food grains. It turned to the US which had a policy of helping nations with food shortages. Called PL480 the Peace for Food initiative had the full support of President Kennedy...

A Nation of Legends

Time in Hindu traditions is divided into 4 Yugas or time spans. They are Sat Yug, Dwapar Yug, Treta Yug and Kali Yug. There is a huge gap of years between the four time spans. In the Treta Yug, tens of thousands of years ago appeared Lord Rama. The Ramayana is the...

India, CoronaVirus, and the spirit of a mighty nation

  I have been in India for a fortnight and have had an opportunity to observe the rapid changes taking place. The streets are clean, car hooting has gone down. Running through this diverse nation is a sense of unity which expresses itself when challenging ...

Indian Philanthropy

 As the CoronaVirus unfolds in India people from many walks of life are coming forward to help the government fight the pandemic. The auto industry giant Anand Mahindra of the Mahindra Group has offered to convert his holiday resorts to temporary care facilities. He...

The rise and rise of the Indian Diaspora

Rishi Sunak Some media enterprises in the UK will not be able to accept two Indians, Priti Patel and Rishi Sunak, in high positions. London: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed two Indian origin individuals to the most powerful positions in the country....

Cricket and the worldwide Indian diaspora

Article published in the Darpan Magazine published by Navnat Vanik  Association  The recent Cricket world cup tournament was marked by the huge number of Indian supporters following the Indian cricket team. The Indian diaspora in far flung corners of the world were...

Intellectual Bankruptcy of some Indian Academics abroad

Intellectual Bankruptcy of some Indian Academics abroad

In 1947 India emerged from centuries of slavery. A civilisation dating back to tens of thousands of years which had mastery over almost every aspect of life that impacted human beings was enslaved and crushed by invading forces. In mathematics, astronomy, medicine, surgery and a host of subjects India led the way. It was to India or Bharat that people came to from all over the world to study.

Professor Stephen Hawkins and the India connection 

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

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

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...

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