Remembering Fiji Girmitiyas

The year 2020 marks 100 years of the formal abolition of the indentured labour system in Fiji. On 14 May 1879, Leonidas, the first ship carrying 522 Indian indentured labourers, arrived at the port of Levuka, old capital of Fiji. Thus began the journey of over 60,000 indentured labour to the new British colony of […]

The Restricting World boundaries and the Indian Diaspora

Covid 19 virus has brought the world to a stand still and overly defensive mode. Countries are cut off with one another with increasing restrictions on movement. Only stranded citizens or some special categories have been allowed to be repatriated or evacuated from abroad. Borders are sealed within countries and with the outside world. Economies […]

Sir Mohinder Dhillon ‘Good Bye-Greatest Photo Journalist’ of Africa

By: Vivek Shukla That the passing away of Sir Mohinder Dhillon did not get any mention in Indian media speaks volumes about it’s sheer apathy for Indian diaspora outside America or Europe. Unquestionably,one of the most prolific and highly regarded photojournalists of his generation, he had first name terms with many of Africa’s ‘big men’, […]

Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra, Foreign Service Institute Renamed In Honour Of Former EAM Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has announced that the central government has renamed the Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra  as “Sushma Swaraj Bhawan” and Foreign Service Institute as  “Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service”  in honour of former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj. The announcement is being made on the occasion of her birth anniversary falling on […]


Facing severe headwinds due to weak non-supporting economy and liquidity crisis, the real estate sector’s overall performance was below expectations in 2019. But with residential real estate showing signs of a pickup with a marginal increase in sales and commercial real estate already having a good run, the year 2020 holds the promise of revival. […]

Indian movies charm millions around the world

What is one factor which unites Indian diaspora? Apart from their patriotic fervour, it is the Indian entertainment industry, more specifically Indian cinema. But it is to be clearly understood Indian cinema is not Hindi cinema or the Bollywood as it is called. India produces nearly 1500 films in a year and less than half […]

BHUTAN – Here Lies Real Happiness

It is a tiny kingdom perched in the Himalayas. So close to India and China, it is nature’s favourite child. And, the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan or simply Bhutan to the world has topped the list of world’s most favourite tourist destinations last year. The thrill of visiting Bhutan begins once you get on to […]

India – Central Asia Business Council Launched

In order to uplift business & economy, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) together with 5 of the biggest industry bodies of Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) launched the India-Central Asia Business Council in New Delhi. The forum was attended by President of FICCI Ms. Sangita Reddy, Mr. Bekturgan Kalybek […]

Little Buddy Kindergarten launched in Delhi

Well known pre school Little Buddy Kindergarten with its registered office in London, UK has launched its exclusive franchisee model in Delhi. At the brand launch, the promoters of the company along with their Master Franchisee for the area of Delhi, UP and NCR unveiled their new logo and introduced their Mascot Rudo. The unveiling […]

Singapore Tourism Board partners with Zomato – Get Singapore food experience in Delhi

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has partnered with Zomato for Zomaland Season 2, a multicity food and entertainment carnival which has been organized across ten cities in two formats – ‘Zomaland’ in Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai; and ‘Zomaland Picnics’ in Jaipur, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Chennai and Ahmedabad. The three-day Delhi edition of Zomaland which […]

Know Priti Patel, Britain's first Indian-origin Home Secretary

The Indian-origin Politician Ms. Priti Patel, 47, has recently been appointed as UK Home Secretary. Ms. Patel replaces Pakistani-origin Sajid Javid, who moves to the treasury department as the first ethnic minority Chancellor of the Exchequer. Ms. Patel is English-born to Ugandan-Indian family. She was first elected as a Conservative MP in 2010 and gained […]

Know the Indian-origin doctor who wins Miss England 2019 crown – Bhasha Mukherjee

The 23-year-old Indian origin doctor, Bhasha Mukherjee was recently crowned the Miss England 2019. Interestingly, Bhasha holds two different medical degrees, and has an IQ of 146 and is also fluent in 5 different languages – English, Bengali, Hindi, German and French. The Indian-origin doctor has been crowned Miss England after fending off competition from […]

Felix Joy Kollasserry- *A Man With Many Distinctions*

Felix Joy Kollasserry is an Innovative leader who has completed his Ph. D in Total Quality Management System, a certified Master Black Belt in Six-Sigma. He is a strategy leader and entrepreneur at heart with 17 years of corporate experience in management roles in reputed American companies including GE, Bank Of America & Ernst & […]