Articles

A selection of Articles by Nitin Mehta
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...

Challenging Pankaj Mishra

Written in 2012 Challenging Pankaj Mishra Pankaj Mishra is an author and journalist who writes negative articles on India. His book, ' From the Ruins of the Empire' was launched at the London School of Economics in July 2012. I attended the meeting in which he spoke...

The Crisis in Indian Democracy

Article written December 2011 Lord Bhikhu Parekh gave a lecture entitled, ' The Crisis in Indian Democracy ' at Chatham House on Monday 21st November 2011. He listed 4 points that he considered were problematic with Indian democracy. Democracy: He said that...

India’s Unique Way of fighting Injustice

India's Unique Way of fighting Injustice Written 18 December 2011 Violent conflict is engulfing many countries of the world as a wave of unrest spreads. Rising food prices, corruption, unemployment and dictatorial regimes are the cause of this confrontation. India,...

Kenyan Indians

Kenyan Indians Written  2011 I was born in Kisumu and left Kenya in 1973 for United Kingdom. I have been back many times and my nephew’s recent marriage in Mombasa brought about another opportunity to go back to the land of my birth. The history of Indian community in...

Kenya Article

Kenya Article

I was born in Kisumu and left Kenya in 1973 for United Kingdom. I have been back many times and my nephew’s recent marriage in Mombasa brought about another opportunity to go back to the land of my birth. The history of Indian community in Kenya is fascinating and historians are yet to do justice to their achievements. A unique feature of the Hindu people is that they are born in one of the four castes: the Brahmins who are genetically inclined to be intellectuals, the Kshatriyas who are often bold, daring and good administrators. The Vaishyas are entrepreneurs and drivers of the economy and the Shudras are artisans

Family life

Family life  Snapshot ... Nitin Mehta's photograph was taken in Kisumu, Kenya, in 1967. From left: his brother, Kirit, their mother, two neighbours, their sister Nalini, friend Mayuri Shah Saturday 22 January 2011 00.05 GMTFirst published on Saturday 22 January...

Learning from our East African experience

Learning from our East African experience 25 December 2010 One reason why we were made to leave East Africa was that we did not reach out to the local community. Those of us here in the or UK or USA are repeating the same mistakes. It is imperative that the Hindu,...

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