Sunday, April 5, 2020

Global Indian Stories features on RTHK’s “1 2 3 Show”

Global Indian Stories is going places, and I'm not just talking about our Founder moving to Hong Kong last year. Thursday 13th February saw our Founder, Smita Sarkar, featuring on RTHK Radio's "123 Show" with Noreen Mir. Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) is Hong Kong's public service broadcaster and Radio 3 is one of the two English-speaking radio channels. The...

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...

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...

Passion project shares the voices of Punjabi women in the UK

Anita Goyal, a well-known personality as the CEO and trustee of The Hemraj Goyal Foundation, a patron of Binti International, and Honorary Chair of the FGM Appeal for Barnardo's in the UK, appears to be the very definition of success. Her latest project 'Voices from Punjab' sees her sharing the stories of fifteen Punjabi women who live in the UK, detailing...

Dance troupes in London join hands with Soparrkar to raise awareness against domestic violence


“From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says 'I have survived.' Turn your wounds into wisdom.” Indian Inspiring Women (IIW), a non-profit organisation based in London, was contacted by the Internationally acclaimed Bollywood choreographer Sandip Soparrkar for his prestigious brand 'Dance for a Cause', this year for the cause, Domestic Abuse. The programme...

Delicious ambiguity drives dancer to greater heights

She is a Gold medalist in her Masters in Bharatnatyam dance, an actor, and a lawyer. Suhani Dhanki Mody, an established silver-screen actress, has recently relocated to London after her marriage and plans to concentrate on her career as a Bharatnatyam Danseuse. A lawyer from the well-known Government Law College at the University of Mumbai, the multi-talented Suhani has...

Trupti Patel: the first woman to become the Hindu Faith representative and Trustee to the Interfaith Network UK

The world is changing, with an ever-increasing desire to improve the inclusivity and diversity across all walks of life. One positive sign of this was when Trupti Patel was voted in as the first female President of The Hindu Forum of Britain (HFB) back in 2014. She has now become the first women Hindu Faith representative and Trustee to the...

Art exhibition brings traditions to life for future generations

The end of July saw London basking in sun, but also basking in the creative talents of Sushma Johari Madan. An exhibition called “Ancient Belief or Science” was held at the Nehru Centre in London, UK which gave the public a chance to see paintings which embodied and exemplified the ancient beliefs, stories, traditions, and myths of India. Each work...

Trupti Patel – the first female President of The Hindu Forum of Britain

The world is changing, with an ever-increasing desire to improve the inclusivity and diversity across all walks of life. One positive sign of this was when Trupti Patel was voted in as the first female President of The Hindu Forum of Britain (HFB) back in 2014. Global Indian Stories caught up with Trupti Patel to ask her about her ground-breaking...

An exclusive tete-a-tete with Rima Das about ‘Bulbul can Sing’

Assamese director Rima Das returned to the London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) this year with a powerful story of three teenagers and their journey of self-exploration, in her movie Bulbul Can Sing. Set in the rural northeast state of Assam, the village Rima grew up in, this picturesque and honest film has already swept up prestigious awards at Berlin,...