“..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…