It is clear that cinema, theater and literature are connected in more ways than one. To examine some texts that have made their way onto the widescreen cine-going experience, we have to start with the absolute classics. There are classic books like ‘Les Miserables’ by Victor Hugo that have had …Read More »
Monthly Archives: March 2015
Photo-sharing site Instagram has apologized and restored the pictures by an Indo-Canadian artist exploring the issue of menstruation after initially taking down the “provocative” images. The images featured Rupi Kaur, from Toronto, with bloody spots on her clothing and on the bathroom floor. Ms Kaur said the images were aimed …Read More »
As the first anniversary of the biggest general election in history approaches, Supriyo Chaudhuri explores India’s unique brand of democracy. That India opted to be democratic, and remained so, goes to the credit of Pandit Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister. Nehru was a democratic man, in rhetoric and in practice, …Read More »
Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley this week formally launched the UK subsidiary of India’s revered Union Bank of India.
The bank’s move into the UK signals the 96-year-old institutions global expansion plans – it plans to deliver 10% of overall business from overseas markets by 2019 as it looks to tap into the increasingly influential Indian Diaspora community whilst also providing banking services to companies and individuals queuing up to invest in India.
The bank, the 6th largest public sector bank in India with more than $59 billion in assets, will undertake retail and wholesale banking.
In retail banking the focus will be on current, savings, fixed term deposits and remittances while the wholesale banking arm will focus will be on syndicated loans, external commercial borrowings, SMEs, trade finance facilities and current accounts.
The UKAsian caught up with the bank’s chairperson Mr Arun Tiwari to find out more.Read More »
There is a particular problem regarding gender inequality in India and Indian culture that has recently come to light in debates about domestic violence and the context of Indian culture. It’s certainly not a problem isolated to the above but seems to crop up more and more; the argument that …Read More »
You may one day see this beautifully made black and white video with women who will be telling you, in slow motion and with haunting music playing in the background, all that there is to choice. Although they speak only for women, dear Son, choice is as much yours as it is your Sister’s.Read More »
Another flight to India and a reminder of what it (sometimes) means to be Indian. The jostling, the usual chaos of not-quite queues and non-Indian passengers appalled at Indian co-travellers happily moving other peoples’ bags around in order to make room for all. “Thoda adjust kar lo ji”. A family …Read More »
Indian players have failed to make it to the International Cricket Council’s Team of the World Cup 2015 – news that is certain to further annoy fans left heartbroken at their team’s semi-final exit on Friday. The list is dominated by players from winners Australia and runner-up New Zealand. Kiwi …Read More »
India will use all its “might” to ban the slaughter of cows across India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Sunday. Mr Singh made the pledge during a speech to spiritual leaders in Delhi in the latest sign that the Hindi nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of Prime Minister Narendra …Read More »
Much like anything in life, cooking too is a process of experimentation, failures and hits. This is one of the winners of my kitchen. Punjabi Chole Bhature – Without onion and garlic Ingredients: 2 Cups of chickpeas 1 teaaspoon of salt1 Moti Elaichi (Black Cardamom)1 Tea BagWater For the dry …Read More »