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.
Lord Karan Bilimoria, a well-known Global Indian entrepreneur as the founder of Cobra Beer, has been elected the new President of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) – the UK’s premier non-profit membership organisation which represents over 190,000 businesses across Britain.
From deeper cooperation on counter-terrorism, turbo-boosting trade relations and better understanding on immigration, to new-found political activism by Britain’s 1.5 million strong Indian diaspora, India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa explores the contours of what Boris Johnson’s emphatic victory means for India. Highlights: The Conservatives' comprehensive victory means Britain will be leaving the EU on 31 January 2020. Boris Johnson’s win spells optimistic news for relations with India and gives Indian businesses the certainty they have been calling for. [...]
Given the importance of an EU-India FTA to both sides, it may be time for German Chancellor Angela Merkel to use her political capital to lean on EU bureaucrats to be more flexible, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. Highlights: Germany, as India’s largest trade partner in the European Union after the UK, has the biggest stake in seeing through a good FTA. German Chancellor Angela Merkel can play a key role in reopening the stalled talks on [...]
Since the peak of around 40,000 nearly 10 years ago, the figures for Indian students choosing Britain’s universities have been in free-fall. While the slide has been somewhat arrested recently, the numbers remain a far cry from what they were and, indeed, what they ought to be, given Britain’s world-class educational institutions and an aspirational Indian youth ready to be lured by destinations with decent professional promise. The figures in this case really do speak for themselves – in 2010, [...]
The UN’s blacklisting of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist is another big win for India’s proactive diplomacy, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Who says democracies are ill-equipped to tackle global terror? The Narendra Modi government’s proactive diplomacy paid off big time when China removed its veto and allowed the United Nations to designate Pakistan-backed Jaish e-Mohammed (JEM) chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist. The US, the UK and France deserve a large part of the credit for this but it was the [...]