Sunday, April 23, 2017

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...

Down Memory Lane

Indian ‘first’ returns to educationA woman who attended the University of Leicester nearly 50 years ago - becoming the first Indian woman to attend the University- has retraced her steps. A highlight of Usha Bowry’s time at the University...

12 Months On

Remembering the Pakistan EarthquakeFor Abdul Hameed, the scars of last October’s devastating earthquake in Pakistan which claimed more than 73,000 lives have yet to be healed. Like many others, he was one of many who rushed to the devastated...

How I beat Breast Cancer

Snober Bhangu’s inspirational storyWhen 63-year-old Snober Bhangu (pictured right) was diagnosed with Breast cancer in 2000 she admits it “came out of the blue”. By her own admission she was fit and healthy and has since her early forties taken...

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...

England Zindabad

Can Brit Asian's support England? British or Pakistani? Sajid Mahmood ...

No Child’s Play

Tackling Parental Child AbductionWith parental child abduction within South Asian communities on the rise, we speak to Reunite, a charity dedicated to helping parents dealing with abduction, and one woman who has battled for 7 years to get her...

The Destruction of Holy Sites in Mecca & Medina

Destroying Islamic HeritageThe Arabian Peninsula, the cradle of Islam, is being demolished by hardliners. In countries such as Saudi Arabia almost all of the Islamic historical sites are gone, but this is not the first time they have been...