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Here's why Indians might have a good reason to celebrate Rishi Sunak

The WhatsApp groups that pass as India's public square today aren't dissecting his views on austerity or Brexit. Not when someone who shares our heritage now leads the country that once colonized us

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This Diwali was triply blessed for people of Indian origin across the world: India beat Pakistan at cricket, and a British Indian became prime minister of the United Kingdom.
 
Rishi Sunak’s politics or policies aren’t the point. The WhatsApp groups that pass as India’s public square today aren’t dissecting his views on austerity or Brexit. Not when someone who shares our heritage now leads the country that once colonized us.

It’s hard to overstate the symbolic significance of Sunak’s premiership. He is the first British prime minister of color; the first who is openly and proudly not a Christian; the

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First Published: Oct 27 2022 | 7:52 AM IST

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