Thursday, June 22, 2017

Draupadi Disrobed

Last week Hindus across the globe celebrated Jamnashtami, the birth of Lord Krishna, who was also known as Draupadi’s protector. In one of the most distinct moments in the epic Hindu mythological story, Mahabharat, it was Lord Krishna who...

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...

Sports: So Who Is Yan Dhanda?

Liverpool midfielder Yan Dhanda has made history, having signed his professional contract with the club. The England youth international signed his contract alongside Liverpool academy director Alex Inglethorpe, becoming only the second British Asian to have joined a professional club,...

Birmingham Boys Bring It Home

As 2015 drew to a close, with remnants of Christmas cheer still lingering in the air for some, there remained some surprises still under wraps for a fated few. On the penultimate day of December, the New Year’s Honours List...

Punch-ups, Cover-ups and Cherie Blair

Welcome to the World of Gurdwara Politics By Jasveer Singh Gill If you go into any Sikh temple – as anyone is free to do – then there are a few things that you will be certain to find. A...

Birmingham Sikhs and Nirmal Sindhu Tackle Growing Punjabi Drugs Epidemic

Nirmal Sindu’s latest musical venture in conjunction with Sikh Youth Birmingham centres around one of the biggest issues that modern India is facing: drugs. Punjab in particular has been blighted by large scale drug abuse, with a study back in...

The Woman that is You

What does International Women's Day mean to you? On a chilly Sunday morning, my alarm goes off much earlier than it should do. The self-inflicted hangover post the wedding of the year, that of my best friend, has decided to...

Tariq Jahan Diaries: Part 1

The State of Things We were motivated to go over to Lesvos to help with the refugee crisis that was taking place in Europe. We had seen pictures of refugees coming over to Greece and, what with Greece having its...

The Half Sikh Woman

“Racism in the UK is so much more obvious than it is in the USA.” This was my Californian friend's answer when asked her about her opinion on her visit to the UK. Of course the Londoner in me...

The Festivity of Eid Begins…

Celebrities Look Back on Fasting Month After 30 days of fasting, millions of Muslims around the world will be celebrating Eid ul-Fitr to mark the end of Ramadan, the holy month. From planning the family’s Eid menu to shopping for...