Thursday, June 22, 2017

Easy ways to improve your diet

How's your weight? Are you miffed with your muffin-top, beleaguered by your batwings and gutted with your, er, gut? Most people could go a long way to improving their diet and we Asians are no different. Indeed you could...

Get active outdoors this autumn with Rosie Naseer

All of my adult life I’ve been an avid hill walker and lover of the countryside of the British Isles. Sadly, big shopping centres seem to attract more visitors than our green and pleasant land. I want to change...

The Silent Cry

I’m not a parent. I cannot begin to comprehend the pain felt by the parents of Asad Khan at the loss of their 11 year old son. I cannot fathom what drove a young boy, with a bright future,...

Sunny & Shay; As We Proceed…

This month, Sunny had an operation which has meant that we both have had to pause and take some time out and look at the way in which we address men's health. We've been inundated with messages of support...

Regional Airports and the Scotch Industry

I’m writing this from the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham. One of the conclusions cemented in my mind is the immeasurable benefit of having Government here in Brum for four days. With the political decision makers come national and international...

Women,Fitness and Freedom

It is interesting that there is such a gap, in the UK at least, between regular exercise participation for men and women. Girls tend to stop being active in their teenage years with then continues into adulthood. In fact, according to...

Cooking With Saeeda: Crispy Potato Dumplings

Ingredients for Potato mixture 3 medium size potatoes (boiled and mashed) 1 large onion finely chopped 2-3 tbsps. fresh chopped coriander 1 tsp salt or to taste ¼ tsp turmeric 1 tsp chilli flakes 1 tsp garam masala ½ tsp cumin seeds ½ tsp caram seeds Ingredients for the...

Make organ donation a talking point

Brexit, the weather and the Olympics are all familiar conversation topics, but how many of us take time out of our day to talk about organ donation? Talking about donation isn’t always easy, which is why the theme for organ donation...

Get On The Creative Wave!

When you meet me you're sure to be disappointed. I just don't look very creative! Somehow this doesn't seem fair. I'm CEO of Punch, a progressive and thriving music development agency that sits right at the heart of Birmingham's...

Roll On Big John’s Birmingham Mela 2016

The event was attended by dignitaries from across the region big and small with special guest appearances from comedian Mani Liaqat and Elvis impersonator Muj Presley (known locally as Asian Elvis). Many of the cities councillors attended the event to...