India-UK Joint Statement on the JETCO

STAFF WRITER 1. We, Piyush Ved Prakash Goyal, Honourable Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, and the Rt. Honourable Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Secretary of State for International Trade, met on 13 January 2022 for the 15th meeting of the India-UK Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO). 2. At this meeting, we recalled our Prime Ministers’ commitment to … Continue reading India-UK Joint Statement on the JETCO

Brit Influences Linger on in Bengali Psyche

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH Anglo-Bengali camaraderie may be traced back to 1690 when Job  Charnock, a senior official of the erstwhile East India Company, shifted his operations to Sutanati, an obscure village inhabited by local merchants who had dealings with the company. Gradually he  got the area merged with  two other villages, Gobindopur and Kalighat, thus laying (although this is highly disputed) the foundation of  the  sprawling  … Continue reading Brit Influences Linger on in Bengali Psyche

Homage to Ayurveda in the Malvern Hills

BY ANTONIA FILMER Nowadays good health seems to be all about the microbiome, an eco-system of trillions of microbiota which inhabit the human gut; each person’s microbiome is unique and requires thoughtful management to avoid the many illnesses that can result from poor digestion. Some symptoms of microbiome imbalance include, bloating, food intolerances, bad breath, IBS, acid-reflux, candida, fatigue, auto-immune conditions and depression; Hippocrates was an … Continue reading Homage to Ayurveda in the Malvern Hills

India Improves its Passport Power

BY PIYUSH DIL The power of the Indian passport has improved, with the country climbing seven places to rank in 83rd place in the Henley Passport Index, up from the 90th position in previous year’s rankings. The Henley Global Mobility Report 2022 Q1, published quarterly by global immigration consultant firm Henley & Partners, shows that the Indian passport now has visa-free access to 60 destinations … Continue reading India Improves its Passport Power

India-UK Trade Negotiations Begin

CSM STAFF WRITER Yesterday the Republic of India and United Kingdom have formally launched negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between our two countries. This announcement has been made by Indian Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal and UK Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, who is in New Delhi for Free Trade Agreement discussions. A India-UK Free Trade Agreement would be a substantial opportunity for … Continue reading India-UK Trade Negotiations Begin