Sunday, April 23, 2017

Benefits Street

“Proud to call it Home” Misrepresentation, misleading and misguided are some of the words used to describe the anger that has been directed at the Channel 4 documentary ‘Benefits Street.’   More than five million viewers tuned in to see six...

Mink Rags to Riches

Akhter Jaffery shares her immigration story, from poverty to a new life The immigration story is often one of escape from poverty, separation from loved ones, and building a new life in a foreign environment. It is one familiar to...

Was Shoaib’s ban justified?

Arguments for and against the bowlerSHOAIB Akhtar - to some a flawed cricketing genius and to others a menace with a lack of discipline. The player's five-year ban imposed by the Pakistan Cricket Board for violating the player's code...

‘These questions need to be resolved’

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi on why Britain is investigating torture allegationsTHE Government is to hold an unprecedented inquiry into allegations that its military was complicit in the torture and abuse of terror suspects in the wake of the 9/11 disaster....

The Aftermath – Nick Griffin & Question Time

Muhammad Abdul Bari of the Muslim Council of Britain gives us his viewsDESPITE the best efforts of thousands of anti-fascist campaigners BNP leader Nick Griffin made it onto BBC’s Question Time last night. Millions tuned in to see Griffin...

Autism in the Asian Community

Things Need to Change Pam Malhi talks about her personal experiences with autism in her family and why it is important for others, particularly in the Asian community, to accept the condition.   Autism is a journey that will truly change and...

Distance is not for the Fearful

Keeping your long distance relationship alive this Valentine’s Day Hans Nouwens once said, “In true love, the smallest distance is too great; and the greatest distance can be bridged”; well that and the fact that distance is usually defined...

Southall Stories

How the anti-Nazi protest of 1979 shaped ‘Little India’Later this month a series of exhibitions and events will celebrate 30 years of Southall. ‘The Southall Story’ will chart the development of the much-loved area through photographs, recordings, film documentaries...

The Question of Escape

The Immigration Dilemma Over the course of British history, the question of immigration has been a controversial one. The last 70 years has seen migration numbers increase; especially from those coming from South Asian countries; even though the original...

Crowning glory for ‘Miss Pakistan’ beauty pageants

How one woman is breaking down cultural barriersWhen Mariyah Moten represented Pakistan at the ‘Miss Bikini of the Universe 2006’ in China in August this year it was seen as a step forward for a predominantly hard-line country. While...