Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Business Secretary Alok Sharma have set out a “biggest in a generation” £3-billion plan to upgrade the UK’s buildings to make them more energy efficient, greener and cheaper to run.
A prominent British Indian Oxford University academic, Professor Sunetra Gupta, leads a group of over 30 academics who have expressed their doubts over the UK government’s lockdown approach to tackling a dreaded second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
The UK’s National Trust charity has documented the connections that 93 of historic properties in its care have with colonialism and historic slavery, from East India Company merchants who invested their colonial earnings from India in sprawling country homes to slave traders who bought up large properties in Britain.
India is being nudged towards adopting a cycle-friendly strategy similar to the UK’s as a means of combating obesity, which has been linked with an increased risk of complication from Covid-19.
Bollywood star Boman Irani embarked upon a unique endeavour to break down the craft of cinema for brilliant minds of all ages. The multifaceted actor, who is known for his path-breaking performances in box-office hits such as ‘3 Idiots’ and ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’, got drawn to storytelling and devised “Spiral Bound”, a series of screenwriting workshops for eager learners. This new initiative launched during the Covid-19 lockdown hit a milestone this week when it clocked 150 online screenwriting sessions.
UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Alok Sharma has unveiled a £1-million government investment to be divided up between seven companies to help tackle dangerous debris in space, which pose the threat of colliding with satellites vital to our everyday lives.
Avni Doshi’s tale of a relationship, where filial resentment at a mother’s choice of an ashram and a free-love advocating guru over a more hands-on parenting still bubbles even as the mother’s mental faculties fade, has been shortlisted among four debut novels for the prestigious Booker Prize for Fiction 2020.
A set of three idols of Lord Rama, his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana, stolen from a temple in India many years ago, have been restored to India after a collector in the UK voluntarily offered to hand it back on discovering their true history.
Indian grandmothers and their love for their grandchildren are among 100 snapshots from a Covid-19 lockdown photographic journey curated by the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and backed by Queen Elizabeth II.
A British Indian entrepreneur-activist has been dropped as a prospective London mayoral candidate to contest against...