With the growing calls for equality and tackling racism spearheaded by the Black Lives Matter Movement, the Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi soon became the target. His statue stands in Parliament Square in London, near that to Winston Churchill.
The latter has also become the target of protests. Churchill’s racist views are well-known, especially towards people [...]
Indian born sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor was extremely vocal and vitriolic in his attacks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India being a threat to freedom in the world’s largest democracy. Given very generous time by the BBC to air his views he was certain that the man who won the popular vote by an [...]
The murder of three innocent Israeli teenagers has once again led to recriminations by Israel against the Hamas controlled Palestinian authority in Gaza. This adds more fuel to a combustible mix where you have the ultra-puritan jihad warriors of ISIS trying to create an orthodox Sunni Islamic state, centered on Iraq and Syria, but which [...]
LONDON: A British-Indian MP has come down heavily on the BBC for a programme on India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi that she stated was not objective. In a letter to BBC’s director general Lord Tony Hall dated May 19, Priti Patel, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Indian diaspora champion, brought to notice the complaints [...]
The artist Anish Kapoor was one of the signatories to banning Narendra Modi from Britain. Yet his attack on the now prime minister of India was extreme even by the standards of those who opposed Modi. It was fanatical, venomous and very psychologically imbalanced. On BBC Newsnight on 16 May 2014 Kapoor said Modi was [...]