Essex Indians celebrate International Mother Tongue Day with a hugely successful webinar on multilingualism

Essex Indians (EI) registered charity 1186579 celebrated International mother tongue day on 21st February 2021, a day that pays tribute to all language martyrs in Dhaka, Bangladesh and now recognised as International Language Day worldwide by UNESCO. The event was presented by Dr Arpita Ray, Trustee and Cultural Secretary and Dr Anirban Mandal, Trustee and General Secretary of EI. The...

International Mother Language Day – the challenges with immigration

In 1999, following an initiative by Bangladesh, UNESCO declared that 21 February would be International Mother Language Day, and it's been observed every year since the turn of the millennium. The date has significance because it was in 1952 that thousands amassed in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, to protest against the suppression of their native language. Preserving culture The goal for this day...

Rhona Tasmia Rabbani – The bright, young FedEx-pert of the APAC region

People are the core of any business and those who are in charge of driving the people policies, hiring, development and engagement of talents, are the gatekeepers to that resource. Meet Rhona Tasmia Rabbani, the Managing Director of Talent & Learning for FedEx Express in the Asia Pacific region, one of the youngest directors in the region of this...

Reasons to rejoice during the Chinese New Year of the Ox celebrations

I wish all my friends celebrating Lunar New Year “Gong Xi Fa Cai” and “Kung Hei Fat Choi” with lots of happiness and strength for the year of Ox. May the new year bring all the good things in life you truly deserve. Celebrations in Hong Kong There will soon be reasons to rejoice in Hong Kong, with the government relaxing restrictions...

Lockdown Diaries: Captain Sir Tom Moore, 100, dies with Covid 19 at the NHS Bedford hospital

Sir Thomas Moore, the 100-year-old legendary war veteran and NHS hero who won the nation's heart by raising £32 million for the NHS Charities to support their services during the coronavirus pandemic has died at the Bedford Hospital on Tuesday. He was admitted at the hospital on 31 January, after being tested positive for COVID-19. His  condition deteriorated as...

Doctor’s Kitchen: Six layered vegetable biryani Durban style in easy steps

This Spice Delight simple, easy and tasty biryani recipe is in honour of my parents Premla and Deena Moodliar from RA Moodley’s Mr Curry in Victoria Street Market. The recipe is just like a wedding biryani in five simple steps, layered in six. Ingredients: 2 cups rice basmati or long grain 1/4 cup brown lentils, cleaned and washed 6 potatoes, peeled and cut...

SHEROES and UK government launch “Women Go Digital” programme to power digital growth for women entrepreneurs and professionals

100 women entrepreneurs to get access to digital transformation training and tools, mentorship and community The UK-India Tech Hub has partnered with SHEROES to launch the “Women Go Digital” programme. The programme offers access to digital tools and skills, mentorship and community to women looking to transform their entrepreneurial and professional outcomes. The Women Go Digital programme is offered for free...

Indian Influencers List in Manchester receives overwhelming response

It's less than two weeks until the "Indian Influencers List in Manchester" online event which will see the final list of influencers released. Interest has already been high and there's still time for you to nominate a deserving candidate in the Greater Manchester area at www.indianinfluencers.co.uk. Anyone who holds an Indian passport, or is of Indian origin can be nominated by...

Lockdown diaries: Think local, think community, support small businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic

I live in London and have done all my life. It’s a bustling and busy City with a population of 8 million. You see people everywhere. Hustling. Shuffling. Rushing from here to there. This year, we became accustomed to phrases like lock down, self-isolate, global pandemic, social distancing, wash your hands, wear a mask, Zoom, ‘You’re on mute’, and...

Indian Influencers List to recognise contributions of unsung Manchester heroes, Global Indian Stories chosen as Media Partner

Good work often gets taken for granted. A new event aims to recognise the socio-economic and cultural contributions of the Indian diaspora in Manchester, UK. The Indian Influencers List in Greater Manchester is scheduled to be launched next year and, because of lockdown restrictions, it will be a virtual event for its first year. The 26th January will see the online announcement of...