“India’s Decision to Abstain from the UN vote on Russia was craven” Discuss

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“India’s Decision to Abstain from the UN vote on Russia was craven” Discuss

Today, with your leave, we are going to try something a bit different on The Global Indian Series: a debate. Our motion is as follows: ‘This House believes that India’s decision to abstain from U.N. vote against Russia was craven” https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=Ibdia+abstain+UN+ In the interests of fairness, we shall put forward both sides of the argument, […]

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How Diverse is diversity?

Despite being the second-largest ethnic group in the UK, British Asians are conspicuous by their near absence from most adverts, programmes (terrestrial, streaming on otherwise).  Stereotypes abound. People of Indian origin still tend to play doctors, scientists and when they are cast against type, it all too often feels like tokenism. If the advert wants […]

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There is no such thing as the Indian Diaspora

When on February 16th India Diaspora announced with great fanfare that n0 fewer than 200 people of Indian origin occupy positions of leadership and 60 are cabinet ministers around the world, we at The Global Indian weren’t surprised in the least. https://lists.indiaspora.org/governmentLeaders/2021 At 18 million, India’s diaspora is the largest in the world. It stands […]

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20 000 Indian Students Stranded in Ukraine: Why won’t Modi condemn Putin?

War may be imminent in the Ukraine. Both Washington and London are warning that Putin plans too invade in a matter of hours. Today came news that he has dispatched troops to the two breakaway regions in Eastern Ukraine which he formally recognised on February 21st. Neither sanctions nor international condemnation will deter Putin.   […]

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What’s in a name? The Politics of Naming

“What’s in a name?” as Juliet so famously asks. ‘”That which we call a rose/ By any other name would smell as sweet.” Or would it? Names matter. They enshrine identity. Indeed, they enact it. Names tell their own (his)stories and silence others. They are not mere labels. They carry a freight of associations which […]

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Stay in Your Lane: Hyundai will think twice before its next political activist tweet

By Hardeep Singh  Photo: Sam Panthaky Original article Stay in your lane | Hardeep Singh | The Critic Magazine Some corporates have an established track record of acting as if they were Harvard educated foreign policy analysts. Take Ben & Jerry’s recent tweet about Biden’s military response to Russian brinkmanship. Indeed it’s a fascinating opinion […]

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The Plight of the Roma in Europe-By Ambassador Grattan

Dear fellow Ambassadors, As one newly joined to your ranks, I take this opportunity to bring to yourattention – with a call to action – the gross racism and violence both verbaland physical increasingly undergone by Roma in Europe – at a time, I mustadd when the Romani people worldwide are seeking closer ties with […]

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11 Indian Words used in English and How they help us rethink the Indian Diaspora

  India has contributed dozens of words to the English language. This is a testament not only to the richness of Hindi, Urdu and Hindustani but also to the peculiar way the English language, perhaps more than any other, has of absorbing words from other languages.  English and ‘Indianness’ Inevitably, English has shaped notions of […]

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Miss Universe: The Planet and our Borders

When the 21-year-old Harnaaz Sandhu from the Punjab was crowned Miss Universe, India rejoiced. And why not? When she did her cat impression, they laughed. When she said: “Never compromise on your hobby because that could lead to your dream career” they nodded sagely. There she was with her sash emblazoned with ‘Miss India’ -a […]

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Human smuggling in South Africa

Human Smuggling is a major problem and South Africa has been identified as a Source, Destination and Transit country. This article reveals how SA passports have been obtained and dangerously used.

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Globalization brings choice

As we move towards the third  decade of the 21st century,  it is undeniable that India  is a major international financial  and corporate powerhouse. Indian  capital and corporate capability are  major influences on global business.  With this dynamic comes choice  for Indians, and a major reversal  of the recent historical experience.  Many of the historical […]

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Perspectives with K. Nandini Singla, Indian Ambassador to Portugal

India-Portugal relations are anchored in  over half-a-millennium of history. It’s a  relationship of culture, language, deep  kinship, art, architecture, gastronomy,  music – sublime, intangible things that    connect peoples’ hearts and minds irrevocably. The Prime Minister of Portugal    H.E. Antonio Costa, (Overseas Citizen of    India), epitomizes this profound connection in many ways. The diplomatic ties    established […]

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ST Kitts and Nevis with Inida

As the Prime Minister of a Caribbean country for 20 years, I have seen first hand the highly significant role that the global Indian community has played across the Caribbean, and its contributions to both the social and business life our region.

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IBC and real estate development for the Global Indian – JONEL F.H. POWELL – Grant Powell and Co

st. KITTS AND NEVIS IS THE FINANCIAL HUB of the Eastern Caribbean, being home to the region’s major financial institutions and enjoys full membership in the OECS, CARICOM, the OAS, the British Commonwealth and the United Nations. It is here that law firm Grant, Powell & Co. has evolved through a succession of firms dating […]

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Study in Europe – Indian Students in Malta

Supported by the University of Malta – With over 400 years of history,  we are the leading and most prestigous  higher education institution in  Malta. For all these years, University  of Malta (UM) has been the hub for  international academic exchange on  the island.  We seek to carry out academic research  and provide a vibrant […]

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