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Exercise is my religion: Skipping Sikh on getting a locked-down nation active

2020-05-19T12:50:06+00:00May 18th, 2020|iGLOBAL, News & Views|

While “PE with Joe” is working on getting the nation up and out of bed every morning in the Covid-19 lockdown, there’s another community hero that is spreading a strong message of hope through fitness – 73-year-old Rajinder Singh, the Skipping Sikh, has taken social media by storm with his online fitness videos raising money for the coronavirus appeal. He has raised nearly £12,000 for NHS Charities Together, with a message of “health is wealth”. A humble man with a [...]

Bollywood’s ‘Bhoothnath’ Uncle celebrates anniversary

2020-05-19T12:40:01+00:00May 18th, 2020|iEntertainment, iGLOBAL|

As his much-loved horror-comedy flick 'Bhoothnath' clocks 12 years this month, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan reminisces about the hit film, as a result of which kids still call him “Bhoothnath Uncle”. The 77-year-old actor, who is among the active stars on social media, took to Instagram to post a couple of stills from the film and penned a caption dedicated to the film  "12 years of BHOOTNATH... kids still call me Bhoothnath Uncle”. 'Bhoothnath', released around the world in 2008, [...]

The Indian stories behind the World Wars

2020-05-19T12:37:06+00:00May 18th, 2020|iCommunity, iGLOBAL|

It has been a long time coming but some of the lesser-known sacrifices of Indians during the two World Wars is finally being documented and digitised for posterity. The remarkable story of an airman who overcame prejudice to become one of only a handful of Indian fighter pilots in the First World War is among the many war-time stories to be documented in a new digital archive recently released by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC). Lieutenant Shri Krishna Chanda Welinkar is [...]

Socially distanced but shoulder-to-shoulder in Covid-19 crisis

2020-05-20T12:43:10+00:00May 18th, 2020|iCommunity, iGLOBAL|

It all started with a Facebook post at the beginning of March encouraging members of the Sewa Day charity to check in with neighbours, and then it grew to 28 regional teams across the UK operating daily to support the nation in crisis. Now with over 2000 volunteers, the charity estimates that it has prepared over 80,000 meals for the National Health Service (NHS), homeless and vulnerable people since the beginning of lockdown. Director of Sewa Day Anand Vyas reminisces [...]

Nirmala Sitharaman’s $75 billion roadmap cheers MSMEs

2020-05-29T17:22:30+00:00May 13th, 2020|The Big Story|

Following PM Narendra Modi’s announcement of a $290-billion package to revive the Covid-19-hit economy, the Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman set out to revive the main engines of the Indian economy, increase demand, promote self-reliance and create the right conditions for foreign companies leaving China to invest in India. Announcing a set of bold measures to revive the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), generate demand in the economy, promote self-reliance, provide relief to employees at the lower end of [...]

Let’s not waste a good crisis 

2020-05-12T04:50:09+00:00May 11th, 2020|Globally Speaking - India Global Business|

 Countries reform fastest during crises. India is no exception. In a six-part series starting tomorrow, India Inc. Group Founder and CEO, Manoj Ladwa explains how COVID-19 presents India with an opportunity to push through reforms that can herald a new economic renaissance. Highlights: The current government has the political capital to push through necessary, but politically contentious, measures to ease processes, cut down bureaucracy and eliminate corruption. It is planning to prepare a stimulus and reforms package to revive the [...]

A mixed bag for India’s political economy

2020-03-16T13:53:06+00:00March 16th, 2020|Home Page, India Inc News|

In light of US President Trump’s recent visit to India, an economic expert suggests some measures the two countries could take to drive their bilateral relationship to the next level. Highlights: President Trump’s reiteration of PM Modi’s policies reinforced the Indian Government’s assertion of successful outreach of its schemes. If a free trade agreement might not be an immediate possibility, a multi-layered trade agreement would help boost import-linked value-added manufacturing and exports from India. The US must consider that a [...]

Sitharaman presents clean, green, realistic Budget

2020-05-09T17:28:59+00:00January 31st, 2020|2020, Editorials - India Global Business, North America Edition – 31 Jan-13 Feb 2020, UK Edition – 31 Jan-13 Feb 2020|

Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has delivered a realistic Budget for 2020-21. The three most exciting points are the increase in the government’s spending on infrastructure to $59 billion, an increase of $8 billion over the current year [...]