NRI SPECIAL

Tough job on hot seat

Two Indian-origin Ministers are holding two of the most powerful offices in the UK. Their tasks are not easy though UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson may have been mocked by the liberal British media but his huge victory in the last general

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A tightrope walk

The rising tension between the US and Iran is a litmus test of India’s new policy of multi-alignment within the region The end of 2020 will be intensely awaited by the world as it seeks an answer to the burning

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The Donald is coming

Is Trump’s proposed India visit an attempt to deflect from the constant coverage of his impending impeachment trial? No matter what you think of Donald Trump — almost everybody in the world has an opinion about the one-time real estate mogul and

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Spiralling into incoherence

Pakistan’s Islamic revolution is eating its own children. It needs to be reversed by an Ataturk-type of powerful leader but the Army has been thoroughly radicalized The paroxysms of religious intolerance increasingly engulfing Pakistan and sections of its civil society, not to

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An influential diaspora

There has been a clear fissure in the traditional Labour preference among all subcontinental ethnicities with Indians warming up to the Conservatives in sizeable droves Recently, the UK elected 650 members to the House of Commons on December 12 for the third

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Global chorus

The brutalisation of students has unnerved academic communities in Ivy League institutions and Oxford There is reverse classism in the current establishment, negating the educated as prejudiced, damning liberalism as an elite obsession, diagnosing inquiry as a compulsive disorder and

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India calling

A record number of Indian-origin MPs were voted to the UK Parliament but not all might end up being friends of India Fifteen of the newly-elected Members of Parliament (MPs) in Westminster will have Indian roots. And while 15 out

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Why do most expats vote differently?

Pakistani and Indian expatriates are far removed from the changing reality of domestic politics Nine years ago, when I was heading the media department of a British organisation, I observed how most British expats in Pakistan voted in the UK 2010 parliamentary

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British Labour Party Appeaser of Terrorists?

Konversations with Kapil Twitter: @kk_OEG On Wednesday 25th September 2019 the cat was finally out of the bag. And what may you say am I referring to? It was the day when the British Labour Party under the leadership of

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Konversations with Kapil @The Blonde Bombshell wins Big

On 23rd July 2019, the Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP was elected by more than 66% of those who voted as the next leader of the Conservative Party in the UK. The direct result of that momentous decision being that

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