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New campaign aims to combine inclusion with wellbeing

Poppy  Jaman OBE Chief Executive City Mental Health Alliance WORKPLACES  are embracing the fact that wellbeing is a vital ingredient in business success, and that approach could not be more important than now. I strongly believe that in order to achieve healthy work­places we must have a culture of openness and a deep respect and […]

Some Asian shopkeepers engage in profiteering

REPORTS reached me at the weekend that some Asian shopkeepers were engaging in profiteering, with fresh green chillis, for example, marked up to £17.99 per kg and kare­la (bitter gourd) priced at £9.99 per kg. Other reports spoke of hoarding. One house was apparently packed to the rafters with bags of atta (flour), rice and […]

Hanging of 2012 rapists stirs women’s safety debate in India

By Amit Roy AT 5.30AM (12am GMT) last Friday (20), four men – Mukesh Kumar Singh, 32; Akshay Kumar Singh, 30; Vinay Sharma, 26; and Pawan Gupta, 25 – were “hanged simulta­neously” in Tihar Jail in Delhi. They were put to death for the gang rape on December 16, 2012, of a 23-year-old medical student […]

 Lessons Learned: Shameful injustice had deep roots

By Marvin Rees Mayor of Bristol LIKE everyone in the UK, I watched the Win­drush scandal unfold with dismay and horror. But as the UK’s only elected mayor of Carib­bean descent, sadly I did not watch it with huge surprise. For as the Lessons Learned re­view published last week makes clear, this shameful injustice has […]

Home Office’s ‘thoughtlessness and ignorance’ about race criticised

By Sunder Katwala Director, British Future IN NORMAL times, the Windrush Lessons Learned report would have dominated the national news agenda for days, being among the most ex­traordinary dissections of a major department that any government has had to publish. Home secretary Priti Patel published the inde­pendent review within a day of receiving it, saying […]

‘BAME communities need to take extra precautions, to ensure the safety of the most vulnerable,’ says councillor Hina Bokhari

By Hina Bokhari Merton Councillor and Liberal Democrat London Assembly candidate. As the Covid-19 pandemic rages on, it is clear that many of us, especially the elderly and most vulnerable, are going to be self-isolating over the coming weeks and months. During these times, we need to pay extra attention to the elderly. Many will […]

Ambedkar Museum to remain safe in London

By Amit Roy INDIA’S prime minister Narendra Modi owes Boris Johnson a favour, after his British counterpart stepped in and saved the Ambedkar Museum in London from possible closure in the larger interests of UK-India relations. “I was pleased to grant planning permission for a museum in London to Dr Ambedkar – one of the […]

Love in the time of Covid-19

By Amit Roy IN MY local branch of Sainsbury’s, the shelves have been stripped bare – and not just of food, toilet rolls, pasta and rice – but something else, which, in a curious way, indicates all is not lost. An announcement said copies of Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror & the Light, the much-anticipated concluding novel […]

Chancellor Rishi Sunak impressed on his debut performance

By Amit Roy  RISHI SUNAK certainly impressed with his first budget speech as chancellor of the exchequer. And it is heartening when an Indian-origin politician can get up in the Commons and embrace Britain as “our country”. It is encouraging that he is putting money into science and research and development, and removing the “reading […]

Virus alert: Dangers of jumping to conclusions

By Professor Binna Kandola Co-founder and senior partner, Pearn Kandola “COLUMBUS sailed for India, / Found Salvador instead, / He shook hands with some Indians and soon they all were dead, / They got TB and typhoid and athlete’s foot, / Diphtheria and the flu, / Excuse me, great nations coming through.” Randy Newman’s caustic […]

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