Asia’s Darkest Secret: Impending Elephant Extinction

Asian Elephants are threatened with extinction and tourism; Religious festivities and temples are fueling their downfall Jameela Freitas reports in time for World Elephant Day 12 August 2016   The magnificent elephants are revered in Asian culture and seen as the embodiment...

BBC Asian Network’s Tommy Sandhu Suspended

Tommy Sandu, 40, a DJ on the BBC Asian network is suspended after allegedly participating in a racist and homophobic WhatsApp conversion. The group’s sexual messages were directed towards Radio 1 producer Amy Elizabeth Childs, 31, and Asian network producer...

Kathak’s Rising Star – Shyam Dattani

Kathak, derived from the word, Katha, meaning story telling, is a form of classical north Indian dance made up of intricate footwork and spins entwined in unique visual representations. For me, Kathak was my happy place; a place of...

The Sikh Mark Zuckerberg supports communities with his technology

Jyotveer Singh, a 35 year old turbaned computer programmer from West London, has been dubbed the Sikh Mark Zuckerberg after his “Facebook for compassion” has been connecting people to take care of each other. Communities across Britain and beyond are...

Award-Winning ‘The Black Prince’ Recieves Outstanding Response in London & Birmingham

Fresh from impressing audiences with the debut of its trailer at the Cannes Film Festival, the award-winning historical biopic of Maharajah Duleep Singh, THE BLACK PRINCE, received a hugely enthusiastic response as it opened the 8th edition of The...

Traditions: A Pocket Guide to A Sikh Punjabi Wedding

As a British Asian working mother and business entrepreneur Gurj Bancil is passionate about her culture.  Few years back Gurj realised customs and traditions have always been an important part of every religion and culture. Born and raised in...

Jimmy Spices Closes its Doors for Good

Buffet restaurant chain, Jimmy Spices has closed its doors in three prime Midland locations, with owners adding it will not re-open. Restaurants in Lower Parade, Sutton Coldfield; Station Road in Solihull and Windsor Street in Stratford-upon-Avon closed their doors for...

Social Day, A One Day Social Media Forum for Business

Social Day is a one day forum bringing together a diverse group of attendees to learn the latest techniques in social media marketing as well as hearing from inspirational speakers and case studies. Not only will you learn what...

Axe-wielding Teenager Maims 4 in Germany

A 17 year old Afghan refugee has injured four passengers, leaving two in critical condition, in an axe and knife attack. Fourteen people are being treated for shock. This attack comes just days after the Nice lorry attack which...

GENERATION M

HIFZHA SHAHEEN They are part of a new trend – creative, dynamic and influential. Digitally defining and forever pushing the boundaries of stereotypes, British Muslim millennials are embracing their individual identities. Using social media as their abode, they have been...