Letters

Some of the Letters I have published

Antibiotics 2

George Monbiot does not mention the other big existential threat facing our species. The huge amount of antibiotics fed to animals means that the consumers of meat are becoming immune to them. This is a nightmare scenario and diseases that were brought under control...

Caste Discrimination

On 11 June 2016 our Lords in the House of Lords found more time to breast beat about the introduction of Caste legislation. Outraged Lords Harries, Cashman, Baroness Thornton, Lord Desai and Baroness Flather expressed their collective outrage. Why they demanded had...

Antibiotics

The imminent threat of antibiotics becoming ineffective in fighting diseases could indeed be catastrophic. It is estimated that almost 85 billion animals will have to be raised to meet the meat demand in the near future. Animals are raised in intensive factory farm...

Lord Parekh’s negativity towards India

Lord Parekh's negativity towards India Monday 11th April 2016 Professor Antony Copley's  review of Lord Parekh's book, 'Debating India', raises some interesting issues. Gandhi is described as out of his depth in comparison to Bhimarao Ambedkar,  the Dalit leader and...

Empire destroyed India’s boom

Published on 27 March 2016. Empire destroyed India’s boom Kartar Lalvani misses the point in “What did the British ever do for India? Almost everything” (News Review, last week). It was the fabled riches of India that brought the British to India. Before their...

The language of greetings

Published in the Independent on 15 January 2016. The language of greetings Glasgow Central MP Alison Thewliss has suggested that handshakes should be replaced with first bumps to avoid the spread of germs (14 January). The origins of handshakes was to test the...

The effects of meat-eating on climate change.

On 29th December 2015, The Independent published the following letter from AIA Patron, Nitin Mehta MBE, about the effects of meat-eating on climate change. Dear Sir, The article by Tom Bawden (24 Dec), regarding the potential of mass migration and human suffering due...

GLOBAL THREAT FROM LIVESTOCK

GLOBAL THREAT FROM LIVESTOCK 29 December 2015 The article by Tom Bawden (24 December) on mass migration and human suffering due to global warming makes sobering reading. What is often overlooked is that the biggest cause of global warming is the methane gas produced...

Climate Change

The Independent asked its readers to suggest to the government for its green paper--ways of stopping climate change and ecological disaster. The following was published in the paper on 28th October. Sir: The Government should actively encourage people to give up meat...

Pankaj Mishra betrays his extreme views

12 November 2015 Pankaj Mishra ( Narendra Modi the divisive manipulator, 9 November) betrays his extreme views. Modi is a democratically elected prime minister of the world's largest democracy. Mishra and many like him have never come to terms with it. He claims that...

The Treasures of the Indus

BBC 4 presented a Documentary called, 'The Treasures of the Indus' by Sonal Datta. Submitted by Nitin Mehta,  on Wed, 16/09/2015  Dr. Sonal Datta created the impression that India had no history beyond Lord Buddha, 2600 years ago. She talked about the Buddhist...

Mahatma Gandhi’s Early Days in England

Gandhi and Henry Salt (on the left) at the London Vegetarian Society’s Social Meeting on November 20th, 1931. Gandhi was in London to negotiate India's independence. Like many great men and women in history, Gandhi’s childhood was pretty ordinary. He was no child...

Water

Water is indeed a precious resource which we need to preserve and protect for human survival. Entire civilisations have disappeared due to water shortage. There have been predictions that countries will go to war for a share of water resources. However, it is not...

The UK is rocked by sexual scandals

8 March 2015 The UK is rocked by sexual scandals and yet BBC moralises on the atrocity in Delhi by claiming that this is a disease in Indian society (Editorial, 6 March).   For the sake of balance , BBC should at the outset say this is a worldwide problem in which...

THE FACTS ABOUT CASTE-AND CLASS

THE FACTS ABOUT CASTE-AND CLASS 4 December 2014 Peter Popham ( ''Don't persecute Arundhati Roy for telling the truth about Gandhi'', 28 November) knows very well that India is a democratic country where she is free to express her opinions. However, when anyone...

We could live with 9bn vegetarians

We could live with 9bn vegetarians The world population is indeed growing inexorably (report, 28 October). Would the planet be able to sustain a population of 9 billion by 2050? Yes it could, as the planet is sustaining more than 65 billion animals raised for meat...

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