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Scotland and its diaspora

ASI Founder and Chairman Roddy Gow reflects on our Diaspora as part of Visions Irrespective, a collection of essays about the future in Scotland of the arts, media, creative industries and culture Emigrants wave goodbye in the 1950sAs Scotland considers its role in the 21st century, it must do so as more than a country with…

Sunita Bhuyan Culture Corporations

“If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk together” – Sunita Bhuyan, quoting an African proverb Sunita BhuyanSunita Bhuyanis no ordinary musician. Taught to play violin in the Hindustani style by her famous mother, Minoti Khaund, she went on to develop a unique sound of her own, blending…

Pan Xinchun

Address by Mr Pan Xinchun, Consul General of the People’s Republic Of China, at the Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group on China: Mr Pan XinchunOne day I took a taxi in Edinburgh. The taxi driver immediately recognised that I am from China because nowadays many Asian tourists in Edinburgh are from…

Gurjit on Radio 4

Gurjit meets James NaughtieOur man Gurjit Singh Lalli has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s The Voter’s Voice from the Edinburgh Festival.  The programme was chaired by BBC heavyweight James Naughtie and proved to be a fascinating discussion about Scotland’s future. If you missed it, you can listen to it on the BBC iPlayer. Gurjit, Executive…

Hugh Young – Reflections of a fund manager

One of the most respected and experienced managers of funds in Asia takes us through the highs and lows of his eventful career Hugh YoungHugh Young is one of those lucky souls: a man who clearly loves his job and is good at what he does.  After three decades managing funds in Asia – 22 of…

Business Advisory Council

Stewart Langdon The Asia Scotland Institute today announced the formation of a new Business Advisory Council to expand the Institute’s engagement with the business community in Scotland and internationally. “The Business Advisory Council will play an important role in the next phase of our growth in reaching a new generation of business leaders and our…

Vikram Singh Mehta joins International Advisory Council

Vikram Singh MehtaWe are delighted to announce that Vikram Singh Mehta – one of India’s most distinguished businessmen – has joined our International Advisory Council.  A former Chairman of the Shell Group of Companies in India, Vikram currently serves as Executive Chairman of Brookings India in New Delhi. He is on the boards of Mahindra & Mahindra,…

Volunteer call out House of Asia

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support the House of Asia at the North Rotunda in Glasgow over the Commonwealth Games period. The main work will involve ushering guests and supporting the staff at the Rotunda and in return you can enjoy the entertainment, food and soft drinks. The House of Asia will be…

Vikram Singh Mehta

Vikram Singh Mehta, Executive Chairman of Brookings India, offers a fascinating insight into India’s dramatic general election and gives us his thoughts on what it means for business and investors Vikram Singh Mehta It’s a big question. A complicated question. And a question of vital importance for anyone in the business community who is considering investing…

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