Smita Joshi covers for MATV at the House of Commons for Asian Voice Political and Public Life Awards Feb 2012.
Smita Joshi interviews with Nick Ferrari – LBC Radio, Deepak Nangla – BrightSun Travel, Riz Lateef – Anchor of BBC London News, Mihir Bose – Broadcaster, Chris Eade – Chief Petty Officer Royal Navy, Milind Kangle – Lyca Mobile, C B Patel
Other Award Winners include: Staff of Houses of Parliament – Message Bureau, Satish Reddy – Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Bharat Shan – Sigma Pharmaceuticals
Also in this video: Keith Vaz MP, Baroness Betty Boothroyd, Paul Burstow MP, Valerie Vaz MP, L George of Asian Voice
(Note: The section with Mihir starts at 13:45)
Since arriving from India in 1969 Mihir Bose has become a journalist and writer, and an observer of British society. He talks to Pilar Balet Robinson about the changes he has seen.
Outstanding British Asians: show features remarkable British Asians who are role models to gain inspiration from for young British Asians.
Guest: Mihir Bose, journalist and sportswriter, former BBC’s sport editor.
Some drift towards their destiny. For others, it all hinges on a single moment. It was like that for me, says Mihir Bose. Now 64, he travelled to Britain from India to study more than 40 years ago and has since moved back and forth, exploiting his status as a returning resident. It seemed the ideal arrangement for a young man pulled between dreams of making a name for himself here and a hugely privileged, less romantic lifestyle in India. And it was ideal, until an immigration officer at Heathrow said: “If you want to live here, live here.” “I had to decide; do I go back to India and continue as an accountant and give up being a writer, or stay? I thought if I went back, I would always kick myself.” So he stayed, to the annoyance of his father, an industrialist who envisaged a life for his son more lucrative than journalism…
This article relates to Mihir’s performance ‘The heartache we must endure’ with Lola Perrin, with Y Yadavan on 21st May 2011 at the Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA. Click here to book tickets, or enter the competition to win 2 tickets to this one-night-only event.
With Lola Perrin and Y Yadavan
Q&A moderated by Shane Solanki will follow the performance
Time: 8pm, Saturday, 21 May 2011
Tickets: £7 advance / £10 door
Venue: Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA www.richmix.org.uk
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- The Orient Express lives! Well, just about - September 22, 2008
- Now I know what it’s like to win Olympic gold - August 12, 2005
- ‘Get out,’ he shouted. ‘Do you want to die?’ - June 20, 2005
- Transatlantic: Yes, people do live like this - July 31, 2001