Are You Guilty of Skin Toned Stigma?

Are you fair skinned? There’s a fair chance that question either ignited a source of pride or anger in you, and for good reason. For centuries upon centuries now, asian communities have largely considered those with fairer skin to...

The River Ganges: Pure, Polluted And Now Protected

The River Ganges is perhaps the most revered spiritual spot for Hindus in India. Over 2500km long, the river flows through numerous mountains, valleys, cities and villages and is believed to have purifying properties, including wiping away dirt and...
Sejal Sehmi GAK 2017

Global Arts Kingston goes Bold for Change for International Women’s Day

Be Bold for Change was the global theme for this year’s International Women’s Day. Across the world, there were infinite events, marches, conferences and just pure celebrations to mark a day that holds a different meaning to women everywhere. This...
Work Play Fit

The opportunity to work together.

It has been a year of political upset and unexpected news. The UK, perhaps more than anywhere else, has been left reeling after the twin shocks of Brexit and Trump, events that have revealed an appetite for people to...

Is ‘authentic’ leadership for real?

If you are into leadership development you will be familiar with the phrase 'authentic leadership'. Essentially this is leading whilst accepting your shortcomings and striving to improve, whilst at the same time being true to the real you.  Wikipedia...

A British Indian’s Perspective: Are Hindus Offending The Cows In Their Treatment Of Dalits?

By Miss Sangita Kansal As an Indian British who has lived  in England all my life, I cannot comprehend the deeply ingrained prejudice against the Dalits (downtrodden, oppressed) in India, it seems as it if has soaked into the DNA...

The Favoured, The Fallen and the Future

As we wave goodbye to 2016, it is time to reflect on everything the year gave us; from the wonderful to the wacky. We lost many icons in 2016, from actors to musicians to activists and there were many...

The Fast and The Furious – Karva Chauth

It’s always a pleasant rarity to see my mum and pops actually sit for a meal together at home. After 40 years of marriage in the UK, along with their individual work commitments, the traditional Indian ritual of “I...

Dear Bollywood, Please Stay out of Politics

A feature by Huffington Post Blogger Khadija Ahmed Emotions run seventy years deep in the hearts of Indians and Pakistanis, so much so that the anguish has now spilt into the film industry. The killing in Kashmir of 17 Indian soldiers...

GENERATION M

HIFZHA SHAHEEN They are part of a new trend – creative, dynamic and influential. Digitally defining and forever pushing the boundaries of stereotypes, British Muslim millennials are embracing their individual identities. Using social media as their abode, they have been...