Tariq Jahan Diaries: Part 1

The State of Things We were motivated to go over to Lesvos to help with the refugee crisis that was taking place in Europe. We had seen pictures of refugees coming over to Greece and, what with Greece having its...

Carnage as Pregnant Dancer Shot Dead on Stage at Wedding

A young, pregnant dancer has been killed at a wedding in Bathinda in the Punjab state in Northern India for allegedly refusing to dance with a wedding guest. Kulvinder Kaur was working as a dancer at the wedding of...

New $1.8bn Coal Plant a “Serious Threat” to Bangladeshi World Heritage Site

The UN is urging Bangladesh to halt plans to go ahead with a massive coal-fired power plant near an ecologically sensitive mangrove forest. Mangrove forests are integral for ecosystems and the many species living within them. They also helped protect...

Deepika Padukone Crowned Sexiest Asian Woman in the World

Actress Deepika Padukone has added to her rapidly growing list of achievements by being crowned the SEXIEST ASIAN WOMAN IN THE WORLD for the first time. The award-winning movie star dethroned Bollywood rival Priyanka Chopra, who has won the...

USA GETS TRUMPED

After a cataclysmic campaign that saw FBI investigations, sexual assault claims, smears and vitriol galore and a media frenzy focused on two insanely polarising characters, America has finally decided on its new 45th President: Donald Trump. The world watched on...

The River Ganges: Pure, Polluted And Now Protected

The River Ganges is perhaps the most revered spiritual spot for Hindus in India. Over 2500km long, the river flows through numerous mountains, valleys, cities and villages and is believed to have purifying properties, including wiping away dirt and...

Women work 39 more days on average than men, study shows

According to data from the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap, women work 50 more minutes a day than men on average and 39 more days a year. The WEF adds that the current economic gap is the largest it’s...

Grand Gay Indian Wedding

Despite the taboo of being gay in traditional Indian families and homosexuality being illegal in India, Rishi Agarwal and Daniel Langdon tied the knot in a very traditional ceremony. Mr Agarwal was brought up in a very traditional Hindu household...

British Pakistani Campaigners Appointed European Conservatives Advisors

Birmingham born Saqib Bhatti and Aftab Chughtai MBE, have been appointed Senior Policy advisers to the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe, ACRE. This has been an effort to reach out and communicate with the Muslim communities and...

HSBC Move Head Office to Birmingham

 A new head office for HSBC will soon be opening up in Birmingham. Spiking a lot of interest, existing staff from around the world are now considering the move following HSBC’s relocation from the countries capital.  Chief Executive of HSBC...