The Vidaai: A Line Of Goodbyes

Zima Bhatt | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Zima Bhatt

That moment where butterflies come alive and flutter endlessly in my abdomen had arrived. Everyone gazed at me with intense affection. By this time the majority of guests had gone. The only people left were those who'd been there for the days of festivities before this final day.

The Definitive Great British Curry Story

Phillip Othen | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The British Isles are home to a whole melting pot of different delicious cuisines from around the world, but for many of us, nothing can beat the joy ...

Girl, 10, ‘Murdered As Human Sacrifice To Cure Paralysed Uncle’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK

A 10-year-old Indian girl found murdered was allegedly “sacrificed” by her own relatives to help “cure” her paralysed uncle. Four people have ...

It's Not OK To Be Racist

Lisa Francesca Nand | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK
Lisa Francesca Nand

I can count on two hands the amount of times I've been subject to direct racist insults. It's always a terrible shock. It takes my breath away and stays with me forever. The sense of injustice, of prejudice, the realisation that people judge you as different.

It Was Acceptable In The '80s

Cookie Kibbles | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK
Cookie Kibbles

When the new Indian family moved in and bought the shop, I was selfishly very happy. As a seven year old, I was over the moon that 'proper' Indians had moved in and my mother and I were no longer the only 'Pakis' in the village. They had two children the around same age as me. They were darker than me, they had Indian names, they were Hindu and they owned a shop.

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.

Beyond Bollywood, The Musical Comes to London!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

This week saw the opening of the brand new west-end musical 'Beyond Bollywood' making its UK Premiere at the London Palladium, just seconds from Oxfor...

Heard the One About the Muslims Who Walks Into a Bar?

Asad Dhunna | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK
Asad Dhunna

A Muslim walks into a bar on a Friday night. The set-up already alludes to a preposterous story but bear with me. It's a good one. Said Muslim sits down and gets chatting to a well-meaning gentleman. The conversation flows as follows...

Media Coverage of Islam in Britain Is All Doom and Gloom

Ismaeel Nakhuda | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK
Ismaeel Nakhuda

For over a decade now, Muslims in Britain have been under intense media scrutiny with doom and gloom stories abound in the media about the faith, its adherents, places of worship, and religious and cultural practices...

Off the Grid on Wasini Island, Kenya

Eleanor Ross | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Ross

My tuk tuk was definitely not built for a two hour journey along a dirt track. It lurched from pothole to pothole spending most of the trip mid-air, jumping around the road to avoid dead animals and small children.

Europalia Brings India's Cultural Heritage to Europe

Stuart Forster | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Over the coming months Belgium will be the focal point for Europalia India, a major festival celebrating aspects of Indian culture, art and history.

650 Indian Marshals, One Race Weekend

Todd McCandless | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

The Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) may be struggling to stay on the Formula 1 calendar beyond 2013 but that hasn't dampened local interest in becoming a marshal for the race in October.

Travel Photography in Varanasi, India

Stuart Forster | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Varanasi, one of the world's oldest living cities, is situated on the banks of the River Ganga (the Ganges) and has a magical attraction for photographers. Few destinations offer quite as much to people looking to capture images of India's ancient heart and spiritual soul.

Medical Protests in Uttar Pradesh

Rita Pal | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rita Pal

Medical students in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh were expected to take to the streets in protest today, amid mounting outrage at the way state officials have replaced a national qualification with its local predecessor.

What the F*** Shall I Do With Mother?

James Emtage | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
James Emtage

Up popped La Porte des Indes, a ridiculously delicious looking French influenced Indian tucked just behind Marble Ach, offering not only lunch but also a 90-minute Indian cooking demo from their Head Chef. Organised fun AND a lovely meal? This could have easily gone one of two ways.

'Psycho' Murder Accused In Court Over Boxing Day Killing

PA | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK

A man will appear in court today over the Boxing Day murder of an Indian student. Kiaran Stapleton, 20, from Ordsall, Salford, is accused of shooti...

Shehan Karunatilaka's Chinaman: A Sri Lankan Odyssey

Nauman Khalid | Posted 11.05.2012 | Home
Nauman Khalid

Serendipity looms large in Shehan Karunatilaka's Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew so it is perhaps somewhat curious that towards the end of my r...

Mohammed Hanif's 'Our Lady of Alice Bhatti' - Modern Pakistani Literature Continues to Shine

Nauman Khalid | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
Nauman Khalid

Mohammed Hanif's 2008 debut, "A Case of Exploding Mangoes", was an impressive feat of imaginative and literary skill. It justly propelled Mohammad Han...

The Legend of Chicken Tikka Masala.

Rita Pal | Posted 24.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Rita Pal

In 2009, many chefs' hats were thrown to the floor in a huff over the origins of the Chicken Tikka Masala.