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10 Reasons why Global T.V. Personality Jameela Jamil Should be Everyone’s BFF

Jameela Jamil

“….Actor, feminist, humanitarian — just a few words that describe the dynamite who is Jameela Jamil. It was February 2009, when this quirky, tall and slightly nervous looking British South Asian presenter exploded on to U.K.’s Channel 4. The cynic in me, of course, assumed this was just a strategy to tick the “brown skin on-screen” […]

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What Stops South Asians From Discussing Mental Health?

Mann Mukti

…”In the journey of creating an identity on foreign soil, South Asian family and friends alike stick together in times of both successes and struggles. So, should we feel guilty when we turn to a medical professional in moments of despair, if every door around us appears shut?…” Read my full article on what stops […]

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Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu thi

http://www.browngirlmagazine.com/2016/12/amir-khan-familiar-trope-of-monster-mother-laws/

“In an ideal world, the Balaji saas–bahu shows would not be a true reflection of this woman-hating-woman vicious cycle. Independence for women in any form should be celebrated, not hindered.” My Brown Girl magazine feature looks at the infamous brides vs in-laws saga. Read the full article here  

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The Silent Cry

….I cannot fathom what drove a young boy, with a bright future, to such despair that he felt that ending his own life was the only escape route from being bullied. … Do we talk about bullying enough? Read my new feature here in The Asian Today featuring the BBC Radio London discussion on this topic.

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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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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  

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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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Nirbhaya – The Fearless One

“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

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BBC’s The Asian Silence

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 […]

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