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...

The ‘Pregnancy Helpers’ hitting Birmingham

Sandeep and Sameena reach out to Asian womenSAMEENA Kauser beams with pride as she says "I'm helping women to help themselves to a healthier pregnancy.” Sameena, 30, from Sparkhill, is one of 28 pregnancy outreach workers employed by Gateway Family...

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...

The Benefits of high quality Childcare

By Dr Raj PersaudThe day your child starts nursery, or steps through the child minder’s door, is a milestone not only for your child, but also for you as a parent, and increasingly families are confronting this. For both...

Blair & the British Asian

Guest Columnist Tasnim Sheikh offers his viewsAt the end of the Blair era and the commencement of the Brown premiership, Tasnim Sheikh explores the headline achievements of the past and the challenges that lie ahead for the future.   Much was...

Mohammed Ali: Art Imitating Life Post 9/11

From Birmingham to the Bronx Graffiti – art or crime? While the debate over graffiti as the contemporary man’s Picasso or Da Vinci rages, in Birmingham one man is laying his own claim to the suburban art craze. Mohammed Ali,...

Shilpa BB Queen!

But Bollywood babe urges UK to forgive race trioBOLLYWOOD BABE and new Big Brother queen Shilpa Shetty sensationally urged the UK to forgive race trio Jade Goody, Jo O'Meara and Danielle Lloyd saying they were "human beings" who made...

Getting back into shape – The Asian Way!

Indian fitness craze hits BritainIF YOU thought the art of Bhangra was just a bit of fun then think again - it's actually a great way to lose weight and boost fitness. A new DVD has mastered the art...