Articles

A selection of Articles by Nitin Mehta

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,...

Vegetarian Lunch

Croydon Advertiser 24 December 2010 FORMER Mayor Brenda Kirby joined more than 120 guests for a vegetarian lunch at the Archbishop Lanfranc High School. It marked the Indian Cultural Centre's 30th festive gathering and was organised by founder, Nitin Mehta MBE, who...

ABHAY DAAN

ABHAY DAAN The highest form of charity for Jains is, ' Abhay Daan '. Abay Daan means giving someone protection from fear,fear of death. Compassion towards all living beings, animal welfare, serving the needy and feeding the hungry all fall under the concept of, '...

VEGAN MAGAZINE WINTER 2010

VEGAN MAGAZINE WINTER 2010 On 27 August 2010 the deputy PM did a question session with a select audience. Vegan Society Group Contact Nitin Mehta had the privilege of asking the first question which was as follows: '' Mahatma Gandhi said, ' the moral progress of a...

Come to Kumbh Mela to see the miracle that is modern India

Come to Kumbh Mela to see the miracle that is modern India

Wednesday 14 April 2010 Come to Kumbh Mela to see the miracle that is modern India During the last two months the world's greatest religious gathering has been taking place at Haridwar in the state of Uttarakhand in India. Kumbha is a Sanskrit word for a round pot...

Face to faith

Face to faith Faiths that originated in India have a long history of toleration and openness to new ideas, says Nitin Mehta Saturday 23 May 2009 00.05 BSTFirst published on Saturday 23 May 2009 00.05 BST Religions that have their roots in India – namely, Hinduism,...

Is Loyalty to ones country negotiable?

Is Loyalty to ones country negotiable? Article written 20 November 2008 Over 5000 years ago a world war took place.  Armies of the world sided either with the righteous Pandavas or the evil Kauvaras. Dronacharya who was a teacher of both the Pandava and Kaurava...

The Bloodless Revolution

The Bloodless Revolution

The Bloodless Revolution "The Bloodless Revolution", written by Tristram Stuart is an amazing book tracing the History of the Vegetarian movement in Europe from 17th Century. I presented excerpts from the book at the  World Vegetarian Congress in Dresden, Germany, on...

The World Vegetarian Congress Dresden, Germany

The World Vegetarian Congress Dresden, Germany

Article written in 2008 The World Vegetarian Congress Dresden, Germany. The first international congress was held in Dresden in 1908 and to celebrate the centenary the congress was held again in Dresden from 27th July to 2nd August 2008. Dresden which was extensively...

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