Pogonophobia - which translates as an abnormal fear of beards. Granted, they don't suit every face and they loiter on every corner of Hoxton and Shoreditch like suits in Canary Wharf - but they are just the right amount of bohemian for me. Nonconformist, but without the sandals. I am a big fan.
In my mind it's simple; cosmetic surgery isn't to be taken lightly, and giving it away as a prize or reward is frankly just irresponsible. I can't even begin to express my horror after reading about an American ophthalmologist who was in the news this week for offering cosmetic procedures to anyone who can set him up with his 'dream woman'.
India is a food nation; the one thing you don't deny people is food. My mum taught me, if someone comes to your house you always offer them something to eat. Traditional Indian food is full of vegetables, lentils, rice, wholemeal bread; recipes taught and passed down from generation to generation, but it's hardly a high fat diet. So how was I now back in India to make to make a programme for the BBC about the emerging crisis of obesity, or 'dia-besity' that's unfolding there?
Finland has found a novel way around that problem. Since January, the licence fee has been replaced by a new mandatory Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) tax, payable at 0.68% of taxable income, but not less than €50 nor more than €140.
Horse-riding can be accessible to anyone and everyone. In addition to the pleasure it brings, there's also a strong element of physical and mental therapy being around horses. They make you feel calmer. The Riding for the Disabled Association is a charity that's close to my heart and I try to help as much as I can. The organisation gives people with limited movement the opportunity to feel full movement on a horse. It gives children with disabilities access to therapeutic interaction with horses in a safe and supportive environment.
So this Sunday the Hypermen are invading our television screens with a live reveal of the new Doctor Who, hosted by Zoe Ball and I along with everyone else are speculating as to who will be who.
This weekend I'll be packing my swim suit, sun block, and sunglasses into my usual DJ tool fitted travel bag. I'll be heading to the iconic Balearic Island that is Ibiza, to join my fellow Radio 1 DJs for my first 'BBC Radio 1 in Ibiza' experience.
So here we are, August 2013, slap bang in the middle of BBC Proms territory. Whilst the Royal Albert Hall in West London plays host to the biggest names in classical music, the British Film Institute in South London shows the screening of series 2, show 1 of Top Boy- Channel 4's gritty drama about inner city street life.
Rather than breaking ground with any real analysis of this government's welfare reform or new insight into life on benefits, Nick and Margaret chose to cater to the lowest common denominator. Rehashing unhelpful myths about "benefit scroungers", this series reinforced exactly the kind of prejudices it claimed to combat.
So the third series of Luther is done and dusted, and what a finale. By now you've either seen it, about to watch on catch up, or have wandered onto this section by accident. Safe to say there are mild spoilers ahead.
The gig before ours - or event, would be more accurate a word - was a talk by Professor Brian Cox of Manchester University. I met him afterwards and we took a picture together; my later tweet said "science meets music," but then he was a musician previously, so that has already been done.
Over the course of 6-8 months, 25 young people with mental health disorders were asked to film their lives, for a groundbreaking documentary. In January of 2013, I was one of those people to be asked. At first, I couldn't think of anything worse than putting an iPhone in front of my face, especially during my worst moments.
Christopher Guest is back with his new TV series Family Tree starring Chris O'Dowd as a down-and-out guy trying to find his roots through genealogy. But Guest didn't do it alone as British actor and filmmaker Jim Piddock co-created the funnyman's version of Who Do You Think You Are?...
Since Marion Bartoli won the 2013 Women's Singles at Wimbledon last Saturday, the internet has been awash with analysis of the French star. But the vast bulk of the digital wave has been not discussion of her style, her power, her focus... and no coverage appears to have taken issue with the other party to the conversation: former world number one (female) tennis player Tracy Austin.
Nobody, not even the clinically obese, should be forced to feel ashamed of their body. If anyone tells us otherwise, the shame must be theirs, not ours.
Women are first and foremost human beings, and to consider them solely in relation to familial roles is deeply chauvinistic. We don't, in India or anywhere else, only exist as mothers, daughters and wives, and should not have to be considered as such to be safe in the presence of men. It's that simple.