The Ongoing Issue of Female Infanticide

By Husna Anjum With the recent case of a 7 year old girl buried alive in Uttar Pradesh, female infanticide is seen to be an ongoing problem in South Asia. Occurring in August, the girl was strangled before being buried...

Muslims ‘feeling effects of rising food prices’, say Charities

Oxfam and MADE in Europe say Governments must act now MUSLIMS across the world have been feeling the effects of rising food prices during Ramadan, says Oxfam and MADE in Europe. Rising food prices and a lack of political will has...

Too Taboo? The Secret of Male Body Image

The world we live in today is one of social struggle. The feminist movement has put women’s issues at the forefront of society, with criticism befalling anti-woman laws, sexist stories and misogynistic images. Our world is one in which...

Premiership Here We Come!

The Mela Cup –A Breakthrough for Asian footballersFootball - it’s the beautiful game, loved by almost all. Yet participation at a professional level for budding British Asian’s has remained limited over the last decade. It’s been a good few...

My Big Fat Indian Non Wedding

Last week, BBC news reported that the charity Shelter predicted that by the year 2020, first-time buyers in London will need an average salary of £106,000! But it’s not just property prices that are rapidly on the increase; last...

What Does a Hindu Wedding Ceremony Look Like?

Hindu weddings are known for their boisterous and extravagant nature and are a celebration of the joining of two people as one. The details of a Hindu wedding can vary, sometimes vastly, from culture to culture but there are...

Planning your Wedding

Tips on how to plan your big dayAsian weddings are big, both in terms of the cost and the number of guests attending. The average of an English wedding is £18,000 while the average cost of an Asian wedding...

Making It Happen

Asian Women Mark Their Place in History Sunday, March 8th 2015 marks International Women’s Day. A day in which the strengths, achievements and accomplishments of women, all over the world are acknowledged. International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate...

Locking up the Innocents

Zeenat Moosa asks where is the justice in jailing ‘model citizen’ Munir HussainTHE alarming case of the Hussain brothers which played out in Reading Crown Court has caused an almost repulsive disbelief and widespread anger amongst the Asian community,...

Why Being ‘Grown up’ is Harder to define for today’s young adults

You remember when you were a child and were always being asked what you wanted to do when you had ‘grown-up’? Perhaps you remember thinking yourself that it was okay to feel pretty childish/insecure/carefree because you weren’t properly grown-up...