Asian Voices

What Makes Me The Person I Am Today?

Shahida Rahman | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shahida Rahman

My children are the speakers of tomorrow, the next generation. I want them to have a voice. I want to prepare them to deal effectively with the difficulties of the world today and to stand up for themselves and their beliefs.

From Sylhet To Cambridge: Reflecting On 60 Years Of Family History And Heritage

Ibrahim Rahman | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK
Ibrahim Rahman

During my school days, history was something that hardly filled me with excitement. Even watching Doctor Who episodes set in the past required serious...

The Search Is On For More Black And Asian People To Feature On Blue Plaques

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK

Less than 4% of hundreds of commemorative blue plaques in London are dedicated to Black and Asian figures from history - but English Heritage is now d...

Asian Suffragettes: Women Who Positively Impacted Society

Shahida Rahman | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Shahida Rahman

Sophia Duleep Singh and Bhikaiji Cama are examples of Asian women who demonstrated great strength and determination and played vital roles parts in the British suffragette movement in the early 20th century. Their outstanding courage in the face of great odds has made them inspirational role models for women of all ages worldwide.

These Are Our Daughters!

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown | Posted 12.06.2016 | UK
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Let me say this loud and clear: the sex fiends are a small minority. Most Asian or Muslim men are not hunting and hurting young white girls... That said, we Asians must dig deep and recognise that there is something rotten in our cultures, deeper reasons why these men do what they do.

Gold From Base Metal

Hardeep Singh Kohli | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Hardeep Singh Kohli

The recognition of British Asian arts couldn't have been more high profile or significant when Jude Kelly and the team at Southbank Centre decided to create an entire festival around it. Dubbed 'Alchemy', this festival reflected the celebration of British Asians' cultural contribution and moved the game on.

ABCs of Asian British Culture

Hardeep Singh Kohli | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Hardeep Singh Kohli

As immigrants, Britain's Asians arrived in the UK with a very dislocated culture. Our parents tried desperately to keep us connected to our heritage but it proved too challenging. India was another world and our new lives were British.

"You're the No. 1 Worldwide Trend on Twitter Right Now"

Tami Mir | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech
Tami Mir

We go to the Social media for information. Who do you think provides that information? People like you and me. Our opinions are a collection of not only our own experiences, but the shared experiences of others as well.

Eight Ways to a Lucky and Prosperous New Year of the Sheep

Uyen Luu | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Uyen Luu

Whether you will have a good year or a bad one depends on all your actions at the start of day one! Every year, I find myself following the symbolic traditions. I don't want to risk having a bad year so I celebrate by following as many of the rules as I can and eat and eat and eat as much as my belly can fit with my family and those I love.

The Best Pancakes Are Bánh Xèo

Uyen Luu | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Uyen Luu

There is so much talk nowadays about the need for things to be "healthy" gluten free this and sugar free that which lends a great hand to the South East Asian cuisines where the food is "healthy" already without meaning to be, without trying to be, without any sacrifice or disguises.

Made In... Southall? Yes, Really!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

The reality spotlight of ‘Made in Chelsea’, ‘TOWIE’ and ‘Geordie Shore’ is moving to the Asian community, thanks to the creator of ‘Bend...

Do You Really Need a Reason to Go on Exchange?

Sabrina Azmi | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sabrina Azmi

Leaving home is always going to be hard, be it a semester-long escapade or a few years of study, being thrown into a completely foreign country is terrifying. But it will be the best decision you will ever make in your life, as it is mine.

Red Ginger Hair: Rare and Beautiful or Ugly and Devilish Mutation

Ama Yawson | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ama Yawson

Again, please excuse the title which references the outrageous myth that red hair is a sign of witchcraft. Of course red hair a beautiful gift from God. But as I have said in prior articles, no one ever healed a wound that is consistently being stabbed by ignoring it.