Letters

Some of the Letters I have published

The Globalisation of Calamities

  Plagues and other deadly pandemics have ravaged the human race for thousands of years. However for the last 70 years the Western world also known as the first world  has been relatively free of major disasters. The poorer nations suffered the double whammy of...

Letter published in the Asian Voice

Dear Editor I was surprised to hear that Lord Meghnad Desai has resigned from the Labour Party in protest against the racism faced by the Jewish community members of the organisation. It was well known to all that over the last two years under the leadership of Jeremy...

BAME stands for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic

Amanda Parker’s article objecting to the term BAME is valid. There is a simple solution to this problem that has been lingering for more than 40 years. There are huge differences between the people from the subcontinent. The Indian community wants to be known as just...

No Hinduphobia

Published in the Spectator Sir: Samir Shah’s article (‘Hinduphobia’, 20 June) poses interesting questions. For a minority anywhere to succeed, they have to respect the ethos and values of the country they live in. The British Hindu community does that with pride. In...

A Conspiracy to defame Gandhi

Published at gandhifoundation.org A Conspiracy to defame Gandhi A concerted international effort has been made to defame and downgrade Gandhi for quite a few years now. It seems that individuals and organisations involved in this campaign dislike very much the fact...

Immigrants, football and racist behaviour

Published in the Sunday Guardian  South Asian immigrants shopping in Southall, London, in 1970. Photograph: Woolnough/Getty Images Most Britons were not hostile and helped south Asians and east Africans to settle, says Nitin Mehta Kavita Puri, like so many others...

Lord Parekh on the Parsi community

published in Asian Voice 16 August 2019 In his article on , ' Gandhi and Parsis ' published in Asian Voice, Lord Parekh tries his very best not to credit the majority Hindu community for welcoming the Parsis to Gujarat and giving them total freedom to follow their...

Veganism is our only hope

Published in the Independent 11 August 2019  The United Nations urging everyone to eat less meat is a mantra we have been hearing for a long time. It is designed to keep the meat industry happy and to placate the climate lobby. The stark reality though is that we are...

Indian Elections 2019

Letter published in the Economist May 18th 2019 The logistics of organising an election where almost a billion people will vote in this vast land is in itself worthy of praise by The Economist.  So far the elections have been conducted peacefully and in one case...

There’s no place for hunting in this world

I was disgusted to hear that Ron Thomson has no regrets about killing 5,000 elephants and 50 hippos. His reasoning is that he is controlling the population of these majestic animals. Who, I wonder,  gave him the God-given right to eliminate these animals? It is...

British Media’s negative reporting on India

Published in the India Link magazine, March 2018 The BBC online coverage of India is dominated by negative stories of the country and I wonder why such a reputable establishment seems to give a carte blanche to its reporters. No other country gets such a biased...

The only way is vegan

The only way is vegan Your report confirms that veganism is the fastest-growing lifestyle. ( ''Egg-free, please: I'm only here for the vegan beer'', News, last  week ) It is the young who are leading this trend and what motivates them is the plight of animals. Vegan...

Year of the animal

The piece by Elisa Allen brings good cheer for the beginning of the New Year. Granting of fundamental rights to animals is something we as a human species have neglected for centuries. Our treatment of animals has been unparalleled in its sheer scale of brutality. It...

Compassion

Sir: As a superior species on this planet we fail miserably in being compassionate to those who are at our mercy. At no time in human history have animals suffered at the hand of mankind as much as now. Mahatma Gandhi said: "The greatness of a nation and its moral...

We must go veggie to protect the planet

The following letter was published in the Independent 7 September 2017 Dear Sir, After the devastating Hurricane Harvey the US is now bracing for Hurricane Irma. It is obvious that Mother Earth is in a precarious state because of decades of abuse. In pursuit of...

Midnight’s children have achieved a lot

On Saturday 5 August the Guardian review had a line up of writers led by Salman Rushdi, Pankaj Mishra and others who all painted a very dark picture of India and none of them could get themselves to acknowledge a single Indian achievement. The following letter was...

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