Displaced Pakistanis speak out

Mustafa Qadri speaks to those who have nothing to return toPAKISTAN is in the middle of its largest operation against the Taliban in the troubled Swat Valley and adjacent areas. Although a small first wave of refugees has begun to...

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...

Swat Valley: The People’s Disaster

Oxfam’s Jonaid Jilani reports from PakistanJonaid Jilani from Oxfam has just returned from the Swat Valley in Pakistan where a humanitarian disaster is playing out. It is estimated nearly 1 million people have fled the war zone following fighting...

Celebs back sight campaign

Sightsavers launch £1m to restore sight to people in IndiaA HOST of celebrities are backing a new campaign highlighting how less that £20 can restore the sight of someone in the developing world. British Asian actress Sunetra Sarker and film...

Why You Look Just Fine…And Why Your Favourite Beauty Blogger Might Not

Like many girls, I enjoy make up and skincare as a way to look nice, present the best side of myself, boost my confidence and take nice pictures for Instagram. However it cannot be ignore d that many young girls, who...

Could you save someone’s life?

  Could you save someone’s life? Do you have a passion to deliver excellent patient care? Why not become a student Paramedic? To apply you must hold; 5 GCSE’s grade A-C including English, Maths & Science. (Or nationally recognised equivalent) ...

Bollywood 2009

Manish Gajjar previews the year ahead2008 has been a dreadful year for Bollywood seeing no significant box office gains except for the historic epic Jodhaa Akbar, Abbas-Mustaan’s suspense thriller, Race and comedy Singh Is Kinng reaching the 1 million...

No Smoke without Fire

It’s time to defog the facts about shisha. With the ever rising popularity of shisha amongst the Asian youth, it seems one can’t turn a corner without running into a new Hookah haunt. With swanky shisha bars and lounges...

£1000 CASH RELOCATION GRANT

GREATER FLEXIBILITY FOR VOLUNTARY RETURNEESSINCE 2002, under the VARRP (Voluntary Assisted Return and Reintegration Programme) IOM has offered Reintegration Assistance to anyone who has been in the asylum system – applied, appealing, refused – who wishes to return to...

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...