I have been discussing this with a couple of friends lately. I refuse to donate to any charity that gives money to India, which is rich enough to have its own space programme and nuclear weapons. Now I find that we're giving them Â£825M over the next three years. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/19/britain-aid-to-india-825m Presumably we have no use for that money here in the UK. Is there any sensible reason why we should be doing this? Should we help poor people in India, if their own government can't be bothered? Should we pay into their coffers as a way of saying 'sorry' for 150 years of Empire?