Friday, July 21, 2017

A Five Year Journey

In August 2011 Britain was on television screens around the world when the country exploded into several days of rioting. Looting, fighting, arson, vandalism and even death occurred in a month of violence and disarray. The timeline is as follows: On...

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...

Right to Sex, No Right to Life

Honour. What does it really mean? Common definitions include ‘high respect,' ‘held in great esteem’ or ‘the knowledge of what is morally right’. Sexuality? What does it really mean? Common definitions include ‘the capacity for sexual feelings,' ‘a person’s sexual...

Bollywood Makes Inroads in Hollywood

Aishwaria Rai-Bachan was one of the first Bollywood stars to make a name for herself in Hollywood, playing the lead actress in films such as Bride and Prejudice and Provoked. But after a series of flops including Mistress of...

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...

Murdered by my Father’s Kiran Sonia Sawar: ‘Honour killings is an issue that needs...

There is a moment in BBC Three drama Murdered by my Father where London teen Salma, played by Kiran Sonia Sawar, flees from her father's imprisonment and jumps over the nearest balcony in her block of flats. While this...

Disney’s The Jungle Book: An Adventure Waiting to be Had

Disney’s decision to remake one of their much-loved children’s classics is nothing short of brave. With legions of Disney aficionados beginning their intricately woven relationships with the Disney franchise with the much loved jungle adventure, there was clearly much...

Happy Vaisakhi From The Asian Today

The month of April sees the celebration of Vaisakhi, one of the most significant observances in the Sikh calendar. Marking the Sikh New Year, the festival also commemorates the founding of the Khalsa in 1699, the year in which...

My Choice! My Right! My Life!

It is no secret that the practice of forced marriage is prevalent within the South Asian community. Forced Marriage is defined as a union where one or both individuals involved, are coerced to consent to a marriage against their...

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...