Why we must ban forced marriages

David Cameron on outlawing Forced MarriagesIN a speech in Bradford Tory Leader David Cameron said his party would consider making forced marriages a criminal offence. Here’s what he had to say.   “A FEW months ago, in a speech about rape I...

Pakistani Frustrations

Hopes and fears post Benazir BhuttoTHE COUNTRY of Pakistan has commenced a new year in a terrible political state of turmoil after the death of Benazir Bhutto. Is this death symbolic of the beginning of democracy or the end of...

2007: The Desi Massala Entertainment Awards

Bollywood’s Heroes and Villains in 2007What an eventful 2007 we’ve had in the glamorous world of Bollywood! From Ash and Abhi’s wedding, to Kareena and Shahid’s break-up – it was all go in sunny Mumbai this year. To celebrate...

2007: A Year in Sport

All the major stories that made The Asian TodayFrom Shoaib Akhtar’s disciplinary problems to the sudden death of Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer. We bring you a rundown of all the major news stories that made the pages of...

2007: A Year in the News

All the major stories that made The Asian TodayFROM the Big Brother race row to the failed June terrorist attacks in London. We bring you a rundown of all the major news stories that made the pages of The...

Tears for Benazir

Benazir Bhutto assassination rocks PakistanHER SUPPORTERS clapped and cheered as she emerged from the plane that brought her back into Pakistan from Dubai.  There was even a prayer to god and a tear as Benazir emerged to see her once familiar...

Passenger to India

How Wes Anderson took India to HollywoodWes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited, releasing this week across the UK, tells the story of a reunion between three brothers - Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman – who set off on...

Designing for Bollywood

Anuradha Vakil on creating the look for SaawariyaANURADHA Vakil is one of India’s most unlikely designers. Armed with a Masters’ in Business Administration from Michigan, in the U.S., she initially worked for a large corporation. She left that world...

Peter Kosminsky’s Muslim dilemma

How the Channel 4 thriller ‘Britz’ came aboutOn July 7th 2005 four men strapped explosives to their bodies, walked into the heart of London’s transport network and blew themselves up. Fifty-two people were killed, in addition to the bombers;...

‘Self-harm saved me from suicide’

Surviving Self-Harm - Satveer's storyTHREE years ago Satveer found herself staring down at her arm. What she saw shocked her. More than 50 stitches were embedded in her arm - the result of self harming for a week. Satveer...