Baroness Usha Prashar, Deputy Chair of the British Council and an independent member of the House of Lords, presents her views on the importance of deeper UK-India cultural ties. The United Kingdom and India are both undergoing a shake-up of old political and social certainties. The United Kingdom, one of the most prosperous countries in the world, is going through tumultuous change and uncertainty following its decision to leave the European Union. The full impact of this decision is yet to unfold. Many certainties have been shaken and the aftershocks are continuing. But there is no doubt this decision will have a profound effect on the United Kingdom's relationship with Europe and the world.