Asia

From the Great Wall in China, Petra in Jordan, Taj Mahal in India to the Petronas Towers in Malaysia, Asia is impressively beautiful. Spectacular temples, majestic mountains, magnificent beaches, Bollywood, blossom trees, tigers and pandas, street food, volcanoes, skyscrapers and…Indians!
It comes as no surprise that the largest continent in the world has Indian diaspora everywhere, not least because it is home to the mother land! Over 7 million people of Indian origin alone live in the six Gulf Cooperation Countries nations – Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain. On the Indian subcontinent, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are home to many of Indian origin. South and South East Asia have had a significant Indian influence over centuries and many live in Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, North Korea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and Thailand. There are sizeable communities in Afghanistan, Armenia, Cyprus, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen and very few, (but still there!), in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Southeast Asia was under the Indian sphere of cultural influence thousands of years ago when Hindu-Buddhist influence was absorbed by politics, establishing trade, cultural and political relations with these countries. Many of the Gulf countries have had long established economic and political relations with Indian which continued under British India administration. It seems for most, that a natural progression from faith led to many calling other parts of Asia home.
Join us as we discover, celebrate and learn more about who we have become. Our Global Indian Asia journey has begun.

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The mystery of the Crypto-King and India.

When 15, ninth grade Gerald Cotten in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, was selling get-rich-quick schemes  on online forums and learnt how to deceive investors covering his tracks. This gave him a good grounding to the world of digital currencies and  outright financial scams. He soon became captivated by the charms of this surreal world  called TalkGold, […]

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The power of women to change their world.

The power of women to change their world. First it was the children, a three years old boy marked with bruises and  signs of abuse, then the eight year old that he began to slap and kick and beat and then Lily the 35 year old mother with five children could not take it anymore. […]

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How the diaspora bridging Indian-Oman relationship

The diaspora bridging Indian-Oman relationship – Speaking about the crucial role played by the Omani people in fostering close ties between both countries, Amit Narang, ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman, during a recent interview with T TV, said: “When I was here, the very first month, a total Omani stranger approached me […]

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Gurdwara bombing may signal the end of Afghanistan’s Sikhs

The Afghan ambassador to India described Islamic State’s bombing of a Sikh temple in Kabul as an “attack on the entire civilised population of Afghanistan”. Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, called it “barbaric” and “ghastly”. The Islamic State-Khorasan (Isis-K) attacked the Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul’s Bagh-e Bala area on Saturday, killing at least two people, including a Sikh […]

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How valuable is your passport?

Thousands of Indians are giving up their citizenship. 1,33,049 Indians gave up Indian citizenship in 2017, 1,34,561 in 2018, 1,44,017 in 2019, 85,248 in 2020 and 1,11,287 in 2021. According to Ministry of Internal Affairs figures from 2021, 40% of them came from America, followed by Australian, Canada and the UK. While it would be […]

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The Jews of India: Small in Number, Great in Impact

There are a mere 4, 500 Jews in India in a population of 1.5. billion. Talk about minorities! What they may lack in numbers, they have made up for in other ways-cultural, political and financial. From the Babylonian Captivity to the present, the experience of the Jews has been one of sorrow. By contrast, that […]

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DON’T SHOOT, SIR, I AM ONLY A CHILD!

DON’T SHOOT SIR, I AM ONLY A CHILD! (Dedicated to the memory of all the children who are victims of war) The flaming sounds of fury and rage, Thundered through the stillness of the sleepy dawn, I dared not move my little frame in fear of the impending rampage, Beweeping softly my direful fate as […]

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5 Reasons Why Wealthy POI’s Should Consider Citizenship by Investment

To pursue Citizenship by Investment or not to pursue Citizenship by Investment? That is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles by investing in your future and by opposing end them. We at the Global Indian […]

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Indianness, Identity and the BBC’s ”Modi Question”. Perspectives with Dr Vivek Kaul

The Modi Question –
 
Protests echoed across London this week. Over 500 individuals took to the streets to condemn the controversial BBC documentary (The Modi Question), with chants of defunding the platform and allegations that it is “anti-India, an…

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