“.Sexual innuendos and suggestive lyrics in many of today’s Indian film songs may be a growing trend, however there is still an air of discomfort in British Asian families around the dreaded “S” word, as the struggle to downstream morals and maintain an open parent-child relationship continues even today…” Are British Asians talking about relationships openly? Read the full article in Asiana here
Originally published here
“Through the tapestry of these events, we experience the harsh truth of our civilization’s own contribution towards the psyche of such a mentality”
Read my review on Yael Farber’s phenomenal theatrical production, Nirbhaya the play – here
Also featured in USA’s Brown Girl Magazine here
Walking shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts, women’s success stories in the business, sports, media and social world, are being recognized, celebrated and rewarded; paving a path for the next generation. Click here to see some highlights of a few events over the past year that I was fortunate to be a part of.
“…as we moved from floor to floor, it was becoming apparent how the shift from the traditional Indian wedding “requirements” has evolved into a demand for a specular event across all entities…”
Sejal Sehmi discovers the delights of the Asiana Bridal Show…even though she’s not a bride. Read all about her experiences in her latest Asiana article – The Single Bride
“..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 feature in Asiana.TV
Honoured to be a part of BBC’S The Asian Silence hosted by BBC Radio Four’s Ritula Shah to discuss, one year on, the impact of the horrific Delhi gang rape on South Asian communities in the UK.
Listen to one of the snippets from the show
Listen to the full debate on BBC Desi Download’s site
What does it mean to be a British Indian woman? The Evolution of the British Indian Woman – an event which was screened at Kingston-Upon-Thames’ Rose Theatre in June 2013, explored the essence of a British Indian woman through the experiences of three branches of one family tree. A grandmother, who moved to the UK 30 years ago with aspirations of a new future; her daughter, a business woman, wife and mother; and a granddaughter, a British born Indian who documented her personal journey in India to explore the thread that interweaves within each generation.. Read all about it here
“I belong to the branch of first generation children in my family tree, having being born in the UK to Indian born parents who migrated to London over thirty years ago. At eighteen my world was, in my mind, a complex Rubik’s Cube of parent-child crisis’s, discovering my femininity and essentially creating and understanding a sense of identity; each element forever clashing yet never assembled together in one piece”… read the full story here…