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

International Women’s day with BBC Radio London’s Sunny & Shay

Celebrating International Women’s Day with BBC Radio London’s Sunny and Shay, with Shweta Aggarwal and Daman Kaur Mullhi.. Listen to the full show here.

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

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 my generation in India are undertaking to find “the one”, I was intrigued by how working thirty-something’s in India today were influenced by everyday relationships and if attitudes to marriage were altering. .
Read all about the journey in Asiana, Asian Woman Magazine and Chak De India and the official blogspot here

Let me eat my cake!

“…Birthdays, for me personally, have a weird way of elevating different emotions. Where there is the excitement and buzz of celebration and merriment, the silent reminder of the not-so-slow ageing process can just as equally dampen that joy...”

Read the full article on the perils of hitting 30+ in the award winning The Asian Today – Let me eat my cake

Originally published here

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

“..Born into a culture that prides itself on unity and togetherness, what has created this thread of apprehension and shame that pulls her away from reaching for that hand to seek comfort in.”

Read the full blog here in USA’s Brown Girl Magazine here

Originally published here

 

Sejal In Conversation with Channel 4 First Date’s Mitz Patel for Asiana.TV

In an Asiana.TV exclusive, Sejal Sehmi in association with Screen 11 production speaks to Channel 4 First Date’s most talked about singleton, Mitz Patel. In his first video interview since the show, we find out from the singleton and his family, who is the real Mitz Patel? 

Published for Asiana Magazine see more here 

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 published here

BBC Asian Network Noreen Khan’s Fabulous Women

Extremely privileged to have been part of Noreen Khan‘s Fabulous Women panel on BBC Asian Network on Wednesday 1 April with British Thai Kickboxing champion Ruqsana Begum and financial journalist Kalpana Fitzpatrick Listen to the interview here  

 

The Age of Her

.”..as Asian women, at which point does our age become the barrier against individualism?..” 

Tackling the age stereotypes, read the latest feature, The Age of Her, in The Asian Today.

Originally published here