Letters

Some of the Letters I have published

Where were the Indian Lords?

On Monday 15 March 2021 the House of Lords repeated what the House of Commons had done earlier which is to condemn India and the so-called loss of freedom in the country. One Lord said that up to now India had followed a democratic path which the British left in...

Advice to the Guardian, 6 May 2021

Enjoyed reading Kathrine Viner's comprehensive report on the eve of the Guardians 200th birthday(Times change but Guardians values don't). As Kathrine says that the readership is no longer the liberals of Manchester, it is now national and international. She adds that...

Published in the Independent

Published in the Independent on 3 May 2021.Food for thoughtMarc Abraham's article about the cruelty involved in production of factory-farmed chickens is a timely reminder that as a race we humans have to recalibrate our relationship with the animal word. It is not...

Letter to the Guardian

Letter to the Guardian.Dear EditorYour editorial, ' Modi's mistakes; a pandemic that is out of control'(Friday 23) seems to have released a long suppressed hatred towards prime minister Modi. At the best of times this vast country is difficult to rule you pronounce....

Letter that went viral!

The letter that went viral! Dear Editor. the Guardian Your editorial, Modi's mistakes; a pandemic that is out of control'(Friday 23 April 2021) seems to have released a long suppressed hatred towards prime minister Modi. At the best of times this vast country is...

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...

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