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Indian Firms In Britain In Wait And Watch Mode

Speculation over Brexit casts shadow over Indian businesses in the UK The speculation over the United Kingdom’s ongoing negotiations with the European Union in the wake of the Brexit referendum may throw a spanner in the works of Indian companies located in the UK, and considering expanding their operations. Last month, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) – owned by Tata Motors and Britain’s largest car manufacturer – announced that it was scaling back production in its Halewood plant due to rising diesel prices and “ongoing speculation surrounding Brexit”. There are more than 800 Indian companies in the United Kingdom according to the 2017 Grant Thornton – Confederation of Indian Industries Tracker.…

Dancing For The Gods

Kalamandalam Geethanandan lived and died his art – Ottanthulal – an ancient dance form originating in Kerala Kalamandalam Geethanandan always wanted Ottanthulal – a centuries-old dance and poetic performance in Kerala – to be considered next to divine. “We have worked closely for the last two decades.…

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Rocks Kerala’s Coast

Two months after Cyclone Ockhi, fishermen fear the sea and bereaved families are unable to get back on track Alexander S has three-decades of experience of braving the rough seas alone, many a time on a catamaran and sometimes with friends on small boats. But after Cyclone Ockhi hit the coast of Kerala in December 2017, the 49-year-old in the Pozhiyoor coastal village – some 45 km from Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram coast – is reluctant to go to sea. “Even after 59 days, I am very frightened.…