Articles

A selection of Articles by Nitin Mehta
What has happened to England?

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

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

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,...

THE VICTIM PSYCHOLOGY

Article published in 2013 THE VICTIM PSYCHOLOGY (The Caste Lobby in UK: Should Caste Discrimination become a law in the UK?) Throughout history people have challenged and fought one form of suppression or other. Human beings have always tried to dominate their own...

Mzee Kenyata’s visit to Kisumu

Mzee Kenyata’s visit to Kisumu

Mzee Kenyata’s visit to Kisumu October 25th 1969 was a fateful day in Kenya’s history. The president Jomo Kenyatta was coming to open the, ‘Russian Hospital’ in Kisumu. The New Nyanza General Hospital was better known as the Russian Hospital because it was built by...

House of surrogates

House of surrogates Published in the Times of India Nitin Mehta| Oct 11, 2013, 05.22 PM IST   Channel 4 in UK recently featured a fascinating documentary about a surrogacy clinic in Anand, Gujarat. This has become a billion dollar industry in India. At any one...

The House of Lords in not fit for purpose

Article published  27 April 2013 It is indeed a great anomaly that in a vibrant democracy like ours where people are elected to govern us there is anachronism in the form of the House of Lords. There is no electoral system which decides members of the House of Lords....

Is Vegetarianism Essential to Hinduism?

Is Vegetarianism Essential to Hinduism? Article written 2012 There are two broad groups within Hinduism as there are in all religions. Namely those who practise Hinduism and those who are just born Hindus. Born Hindus might follow the cultural and traditions of...

History of Young Indian Vegetarians

History of Young Indian Vegetarians

History of Young Indian Vegetarians I was born in Kenya where my father was a mechanical engineer and I had a happy childhood playing in open countryside. I was a Jain but I did not have a particularly religious upbringing. You inherit it in your genes, I may not have...

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