British Indian surgeon Ajith George, working with a colleague, has created an innovative new Covid-safe face mask to protect fellow ear, nose and throat (ENT) medics from coronavirus infections in the line of duty.
A collection of never-before-seen modern Indian art, including unpublished artworks by artists V.S. Gaitonde and Ram Kumar, will be offered for auction for the first time in London by Sotheby’s auction house later this month. Assembled by the Danish couple Gunnar Hansen and his wife Inger almost half a century ago, the history of the collection is closely tied to that of one of India’s leading infrastructure businesses of the 20th century, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), for whom Gunnar worked for [...]
Britain’s World War II spy, Noor Inayat Khan, has become the first woman of Indian heritage to be honoured with a memorial Blue Plaque at her former family home in central London.
As many as 18 countries, 20,000 km and 70 days – that is the estimate for just a one-way trip on one of the world’s longest bus journeys scheduled to kick off from the Indian capital of New Delhi to London in 2021. After the Delhi-London leg, the so-called “Bus to London” will transform into “Bus to India” for an equally epic return journey.
Sumit Jamuar is the Global Indian Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Global Gene Corp, which recently bagged the prestigious Roddenberry Prize 2020, designed to advance the vision of popular sci-fi series ‘Star Trek’ creator Gene Roddenberry of a better and fairer world. The genomics biotech company, which is headquartered in Mumbai and Cambridge, was recognised for helping the world overcome the bias that 80 per cent of all existing genomic data come from people of European ancestry.
Labour Friends of India (LFIN), a community engagement group part of the UK’s Opposition Labour Party, is leading efforts to reconnect with the Global Indian community with a new mentorship scheme named after Mahatma Gandhi to increase diaspora representation across the party ranks.
Historians and campaigners have called for practical solutions to ensure a well-rounded approach to teaching all aspects of the British Empire to students in the UK.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on the UK’s ethnic minority communities, including those of Indian heritage, as they are over-represented in Covid-19 severe illnesses and deaths because of long-standing racial and socio-economic inequalities, according to a new survey published this week.
Just as the UK government unleashes a war on obesity with its new “Better Health” campaign, a group of Global Indian doctors warn that an inherent racial bias in medical research and practice could be exacerbating the disproportionately severe impact of Covid-19 among ethnic minorities and call for an urgent rethink on what constitutes “healthy weight”.
Over 180 historians including Global Indian academics from leading universities have challenged the UK’s citizenship and settlement test for being “fundamentally misleading” on issues related to slavery and the British Empire.