Dan Watkins: Reflections from CF India’s Party Conference fringe event

Dan Watkins is a member of CF India and was the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Tooting at the 2015 General Election and 2016 By-Election  It was a pleasure to join a full house at this year’s Conservative Friends of India (CF India) party conference fringe event, which saw an excellent discussion of UK-Indian relations between the former High Commissioner of India, His Excellency Navtej Sarna, … Continue reading Dan Watkins: Reflections from CF India’s Party Conference fringe event

Shailesh Vara MP: Navratri teaches unity

Shailesh Vara MP is the Co-Chairman of CF India. This article was first published in the Eastern Eye newspaper on 7 October, 2016 Whilst many British Indians are very much part of the fabric of the UK, they have nevertheless maintained their heritage. Those historic and cultural ties are very much visible in many British Indians’ lives throughout the country. We are fortunate that in … Continue reading Shailesh Vara MP: Navratri teaches unity

Jeevan Vipinachandran: Let’s give Trump a chance

Jeevan graduated from the London School of Economics with a Masters in Comparative Politics, specialising in counter-terrorism and political violence. Regular updates can be found @jeevanvc and http://www.jeevanvc.com Like many I would have preferred to see Mrs Clinton win. I did not see this one coming. Frankly no-one did, barring Michael Moore and a handful of academics and businessmen. How did Donald Trump, reviled by nearly … Continue reading Jeevan Vipinachandran: Let’s give Trump a chance

Meera Sonecha – Conservatives: the women factor

Meera Sonecha is the Executive Officer of Conservative Friends of India At the beginning of last month I was thinking a lot about Navratri. Not simply because it is a beautiful festival, but more because of the message it contains. It is a festival celebrating the strength of women, the strength to pick the right path, to fight for what is right, and to inspire … Continue reading Meera Sonecha – Conservatives: the women factor

Jeevan Vipinachandran: Mrs May’s social market can redefine British politics

Jeevan graduated from the London School of Economics with a Masters in Comparative Politics, specialising in counter-terrorism and political violence. Regular tweets can be found @jeevanvc. I enjoyed watching the Prime Minister’s speech at the Conservative Party conference. It was a decidedly fascinating insight into the mind of Mrs May, demonstrating her political acumen and great ambition for Party and country.  It was good to … Continue reading Jeevan Vipinachandran: Mrs May’s social market can redefine British politics

Nikesh Pandit: Making Brexit Work – UK Opportunities in India’s Consumer Boom

Nikesh Pandit is a lawyer and member of Conservative Friends of India Sweeping soundbites on how we will make Brexit work are no longer sufficient. Of course we need to increase trade in Commonwealth and other markets. What businesses and the electorate need is clarity on where concrete opportunities lie. The government must work hand in glove with businesses to harness these opportunities. We are … Continue reading Nikesh Pandit: Making Brexit Work – UK Opportunities in India’s Consumer Boom

Nikesh Pandit: Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh UK’s Golden Jubilee

Nikesh Pandit is a lawyer and member of Conservative Friends of India It was a wonderful pleasure to attend Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh UK’s Golden Jubilee celebrations on 30 July on behalf of Conservative Friends of India. To mark this special occasion HSS UK organised a 3-day gathering (MahaShibir) of approximately 2000 Hindus from all over the UK and across the globe. The MahaShibir took place … Continue reading Nikesh Pandit: Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh UK’s Golden Jubilee