British Asian

Dear South Asians - Stop Feeling Sorry For My Parents Because They Don't Have A Son

Momena Ibrahim | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Momena Ibrahim

My parents have three 'children'. That is the way they have raised us. Of course, they cherish us and appreciate us as young women. But we have not been defined by our gender. You lead by example, and my parents both of Pakistani heritage, have reiterated that they do not need a son to feel content.

White Britons Least Likely To Socialise With Different Races

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Politics

White Britons are the least likely of all ethnic groups to socialise with other races, a new survey has revealed. The study by the social integration ...

I Came Here an Immigrant - I'm an Expat Now! (Or, Why Foreigners Are Better Placed to Live the British Dream Than You)

Shihab S Joi | Posted 09.07.2016 | UK
Shihab S Joi

There's no such thing as the British Dream, of course. Once you've ruled the world only to lose the lot, there's not really anywhere to go from there,...

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.

The British Asian Inquisition, or How I Came to Accept I'm From India Even Though I'm Not

Shihab S Joi | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shihab S Joi

I get that people are fascinated by roots. When you hear someone speak in an Australian or Canadian accent, it's perhaps natural that small talk will lead you to the topics of Neighbours or maple syrup. Except British Asians speak in British accents, from whatever region of Britain they grew up in.

In Defence of the Poor Little White Man

Shihab S Joi | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shihab S Joi

If we're really to humour the idea that only white people can be racist, what about the rest of the world where white people don't figure? Those African countries wiping out their neighbours are doing it just for the power, silly - perish the very idea that genocide or ethnic cleansing has anything to do with racism...

Navin Kundra: The Music Maker

Ben Mirza | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

Hailing from Coventry, the British public's first glimpse of singer and musician Navin Kundra was when he represented the UK on Zee TV's Sa Re Ga Ma P...

Weekend Dad Notes Part II: My Girl Doesn't Stash Cutlery in Her Pants

Shihab S Joi | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shihab S Joi

It can't be denied that even the most controlling black or white Working Class Dad wouldn't dare to assume he has any sway when it comes to choosing who his kids end up shagging. The Asian Dad, on the other hand, thinks he's Aphrodite, Parvati, Cilla Black - the God of all matchmaking Goddesses.