From the biggest country in the world to the smallest country in the world, Europe is a kaleidoscope of adventure with skiing, caving, blue seas, great food, wines, castles and palaces, phenomenal nightlife, art, historical sites and...Indians!

Europe has huge pockets of people of Indian descent in nearly all 44 countries: almost 2 million in fact! Of all, the United Kingdom has the highest population, followed by Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, France, Spain and Russia. There are also significant populations in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine.

The relationship between Europe and India is a very long one, but due in large part because India was under British colonial rule and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The earliest accurate records of Indians arriving was in the UK in the 18th and 19th century when the East India Company hired many Indians to serve as crew members. The first large influx of Indian immigrants arrived at the end of World War II and the breakup of the British Empire. The 1950s and 1960s saw a number of Indian immigrants from very diverse backgrounds arrive into Europe and soon began moving into Central and Western Europe to make their name and fortune in a number of vocations.

Join us as we discover, celebrate and learn more about who we have become. Our Global Indian Europe journey has begun.


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Leicester: When Identity turns violent – Tensions between Hindu and Muslim communities

Leicester has long been home to sizeable Muslim and Hindu populations. And up until recently (with some exceptions), they have lived alongside one another in relative harmony – despite the international tensions between Pakistan and India, the two countries most of Leicester’s Muslims and Hindus hail from or have family connections to. But on 28 […]


“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” In the interests of fairness, we shall put forward both sides of the argument, […]


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.   […]


Priti Patel stops ‘Golden Visa’ with Immediate Effect: why you should be worried

Britain’s Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced an end to ‘Golden Visas’ with immediate effect. Sanctions against Russia in all but name The consensus is that she did so to bring pressure to bear on Russian oligarchs who have sought British citizenship for the princely sum of £2 million pounds and to a a clear […]


You’ve crossed a line, Jimmy Carr

It was with horror that we at The Global Indian reacted to your highly insulting and profoundly unfunny joke about the Roma. Your referred to it as a ‘career ender’ and your words may well prove prophetic. All right minded people are appalled by your comments. You are an educated man with a keen wit. […]


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 […]


New Year’s Resolutions- The Global Indian Series’ Style

It’s that time of year again! A new year, a new start, and chance to be the best you can be. That goes for us at The Global Indian Series. So here’s Our Pledge to you for 2022 We will promise to plunge into the human experience, cover the stories that matter to you and […]


Priti Patel could be extradited to India under Law

  Priti Patel is cock-a-hoop. Her controversial Nationality and Borders Bill has been passed by Parliament. The Nationality and Borders Bill raise questions about what it means to be a “British subject” in the 21st Century. Because the stark reality is If you fall into the “wrong” category, you or your kin could be repatriated […]


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EP#62 Navigating Parental Anxiety and Depression with Jenna Clancey

Do you ever find yourself caught in a whirlwind of negative thoughts? In this episode, we've brought to light the often overlooked issue of parental anxiety and depression, which affects 1 out of 5 women and 1 out of 10 men after becoming parents. Our guest, the inspiring parent Jenna Clancey, who is not only […]

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