Punch-ups, Cover-ups and Cherie Blair

Welcome to the World of Gurdwara Politics By Jasveer Singh Gill If you go into any Sikh temple – as anyone is free to do – then there are a few things that you will be certain to find. A...

Birmingham Sikhs and Nirmal Sindhu Tackle Growing Punjabi Drugs Epidemic

Nirmal Sindu’s latest musical venture in conjunction with Sikh Youth Birmingham centres around one of the biggest issues that modern India is facing: drugs. Punjab in particular has been blighted by large scale drug abuse, with a study back in...

Breaking Barriers

10 Inspirational British Asian Women March 8th marks the annual International Women’s Day. The internationally recognised campaign celebrates and acknowledges the achievement of women. This years theme #PledgeforParity, is asking people to help bridge the gender by raising their voices....

All Aboard the Taj Express

By Diane Parkes Audiences will be dancing out of Birmingham Hippodrome after they’ve watched the Bollywood musical Taj Express - promises its director and producer Shruti Merchant. The musical, which features the songs of A R Rahman, composer of the Oscar-winning...

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...

Many Asians sitting on a ‘Fertility Time-Bomb’ warns Expert

Dr Venkat: Asian couples are largely ignorant of their fertility 'time-bomb’ MANY Asians sitting on a ‘Fertility Time-Bomb’ warns Harley Street Fertility Expert The Harley Street Fertility Clinic is using National Infertility Awareness Week (28th October to November 3rd) to raise...
Kaiya Desai

Be Kaiya’s Donor – An Urgent Appeal to Save A Young Girl’s Life

In a heart-breaking appeal that no parent should ever have to post, the mum and dad of five-year-old Kaiya Desai, who has been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of leukaemia, are urgently seeking a stem cell donor to...

Draupadi Disrobed

Last week Hindus across the globe celebrated Jamnashtami, the birth of Lord Krishna, who was also known as Draupadi’s protector. In one of the most distinct moments in the epic Hindu mythological story, Mahabharat, it was Lord Krishna who...

Here’s to the Homeless Heroes!

The Asian Today interviews Javed Iqbal on his inspiring charity that feeds, clothes and shelters the homeless It is no secret that Birmingham is facing a serious homeless situation, with rates soaring year upon year. In just one year, rough...

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...