Democracy in the Commonwealth

Democracy in the Commonwealth

The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, was the only politician to be given a private audience with the Queen. I think there were two reasons for this; it was the first time an Indian PM had turned up at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) for aeons and secondly...

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Down South in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh

Down South in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh

I have been coming to India for over sixty years. I first came, aged five, by boat on the SS Chusan, a wonderful P&O liner, en route to Hong Kong where my father was working. India had been independent for merely seven or eight years. We docked at what was...

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