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Coronavirus – beware the fear

I am a Mum. I have two daughters and I worry for them. Usually it's the typical apprehension about whether they will grow up healthy and have jobs which will sustain them, not only financially but also satisfy them emotionally. Today I'm worried about coronavirus, but not in the way you might expect. I recently saw a story online, on...

Sheer coincidence or a repeated trend of Delhi riots during US Presidential visits

This story is a personal opinion piece by our contributing writer, inspired by the Delhi riots. It was first published in AltMedia News on the 29th February 2020. There is a stark, almost eerie, sense of déjà vu between the sequence of events leading to then US president Bill Clinton’s 2000 visit to India and the recently concluded President Trump’s...

What is Global Indian Stories?

Global Indian Stories is all about Indians being able to share their stories with their communities and around the world. Since we launched, we've had the pleasure of a wide variety of stories from countries across the globe. We're proud to present a selection from our archive, to give you a flavour of what globalindianstories.com is all about. Literacy and...

Bridge India gears up for flagship annual conference ‘Ideas for India’ in London

The future of India comes to London when non-profit think tank Bridge India showcases its premier conference 'Ideas for India' from the 22-24 April 2020 in the UK's capital. The event promises to bring together business, policy and NRI leaders from the UK, India, Europe, and further afield to discuss the next wave of India's growth as an economy and...

India by the Bay – celebrating Indian culture in Hong Kong

Co-Presented by Teamwork Arts, in partnership with Asia Society Hong Kong Center and supported by the Consulate General of India in Hong Kong, India by the Bay returns for its sixth edition from February 14 to 19, 2020. The cultural landscape in Hong Kong has developed rapidly in the past decade with new venues, programming, art fairs, music concerts and it was the perfect time to introduce...

From bondage to the company boardroom

Indian tea plantation workers swap life of bondage for a seat in the boardroom  In a groundbreaking initiative to rehabilitate and include plantation workers in the Southern Indian state of Kerala, Priyadarshini Tea Environs in Kerala's Wayanad region saw the state government give 900 acres of land to the survivors of slavery in 1986. The plantation is seen as a rare success story...

One woman reports a rape every 15 minutes in India

One woman reported a rape every 15 minutes on average in India in 2018, according to government data released on Thursday, underlining its dismal reputation as one of the worst places in the world to be female. The highly publicised gang rape and murder of a woman in a bus in New Delhi in 2012 brought tens of thousands onto...

Global Indian Stories – Top 10

Early in May 2019, Global Indian Stories launched. Since then we've had the honour of sharing a wide variety of stories from around the world. We've had submissions from India, the UK, the USA, and Hong Kong. As a round-up of the year, we've put together a Top 10 of the most read articles. We have musicians, celebrations, and courage...

Multi-faith celebration marks 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak

Multiple faiths truly came together in Edinburgh at an event held to celebrate the 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. It was a ground-breaking evening arranged a Muslim organisation, supported by a Hindu organisation, and hosted by the Christian Lord Provost. It was attended by all faiths and was a wonderful showcase of...

Celebrating India’s Constitution Day

India celebrated its seventieth constitution day on 26 November, in different High Commissions and Consulates across the globe, with the Indian High Commission in London being one of them. India's constitution provides us equality, freedom of speech, right to education and human dignity. Here is a short speech by Dr Prerna Tambay, who spoke in the Indian High Commission in...