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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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‘Ain’t Nothing But a She Thing’ – Confronting Childhood Sexual Abuse

“….The lack of understanding regarding childhood sexual abuse and traditional views of a patriarchal honour based community, unfortunately, favours the concept of remaining silent and demonising any calls for justice..” Read all about ANBU – Abuse Never Becomes Us – a charity supporting survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) in the Tamil community and their […]

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Desi Reads – For Book Lovers, From Book Lovers

Desi Reads is a reader-focused platform, founded by Anjali Mya Chadha and Sejal Sehmi, to help book lovers find authors and writer’s linked to South Asia. Set up by four avid readers who were forever struggling to find books linked to South Asia, their own experiences and protagonists whom they identify with. We’ll help you discover up-and-coming literary talent […]

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Let’s Talk About Grief

Mann Mukti

..”So let’s talk! Let’s talk about grief, about loss, about that gap we are feeling. Let’s stop conforming to societal ideals of behavioural patterns, stop the judgement of who is hurting more than who by decibels of cries. Cast aside criticisms of not adhering to customs for the sake of one’s sanity, and an individual’s […]

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Truth or Liberation

“.. Aspiring to be a bride is our ultimate achievement, where we swiftly move from our father’s home into our husband’s home, and the namesake follows the same path – neither name nor home is primarily ours. We learn to cook for the masses, because individual portions are not accounted for when inheriting family recipes. […]

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Finding Fatimah – Love in the Digital Era

“….Starring Danny Ashok and Asmara Gabrielle, these singletons’ quest to find love in the digital era of Internet dating takes the audience through a rollercoaster of emotions, often humorous yet enlightening, reminding us that true love is not always exempt from societal created boundaries….” Read my review on Finding Fatimah for the Asian Today here

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An Open Letter to my Married Friends

..”Ladies, we’ve fought so hard for impartiality, to want to be recognized as equals against our male peers. So why are our achievements outside of a marriage still not equally as celebrated?..” Read my Open Letter to my Married Friends who forgot what single life is like for Brown Girl Magazine. 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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