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Draupadi Disrobed

“Is forcing more constraints on what a woman may wear or not wear making her daily life any easier??” Read my new feature Draupadi Disrobed for The Asian Today here. Originally published here.

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The Half Sikh Woman

..” What is that I do or don’t do daily that would make me any less Gujarati or Sikh? Is my namesake my only identity and true definition of who I am or what my cultural beliefs are?..” Read The Half Sikh Woman published in here The Asian Today Originally published here

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Brexit for the Brown Girl – BBC Radio London

In conversation with BBC Radio London’s Shyama Perera, discussing Brexit’s impact on South Asians. Listen to the full interview here   

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My Big Fat Indian Non Wedding

”..Whilst weddings are assumed to be the most appropriate place to ask inappropriate questions, trust me when I say that sarcasm is a tried and tested method, which will fail miserably.” Read my do’s and don’ts for the Indian Wedding Season in The Asian Today here Also featured in USA’s Brown Girl Magazine  Originally published here

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The Woman that is You

..”As spectators, we applaud the likes of Hilary Clinton or Malala as role models, but how much are we encouraging or even acknowledging the inspiring women within our own homes?..” What does International Women’s Day mean to you. Read my feature in The Asian Today here Originally published here

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L is for me..

…”I love you. Everyone wants to hear those three words don’t they? But why is it so easy to forget the I in I love you?…” Read the full article in the Asian Today on what should really matter this Valentine’s Day here Originally published here

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The Marriage Myth Journey

“In this society, marriage is a task, that HAS to be completed”, these were the harsh words of Dr Khurrana, a New Delhi based marriage counselor, in response to my question – how is marriage perceived in India today? In February 2012, through my journey to explore and engage in current methods that women of […]

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The Asian Silence

“..At a time, where the UK has seen a huge growth in charities and refuges specifically for women of ethnic minorities, the fear of raising a voice suppresses even those who are aware of their options because their cultural base has already set the foundation of inequality..” Article now published in The Asian Today Originally […]

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London Desi Girl in the City

“…this endless energy of celebration draws you into its web of how wonderful life is…” Read about the London Desi Girl in NYC here

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Raise your glasses…

“..Many Indian weddings in the UK today no longer consist of just a three hour ceremony, where the guests just sit in a large school hall, eat and then leave. Venues are more lavish, and expectations from guests are changing…” Sejal Sehmi meets the UK’s first female Indian wedding toastmaster, Sonal Shah, in a special […]

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