Bollywood 2009

Manish Gajjar previews the year ahead2008 has been a dreadful year for Bollywood seeing no significant box office gains except for the historic epic Jodhaa Akbar, Abbas-Mustaan’s suspense thriller, Race and comedy Singh Is Kinng reaching the 1 million...

Stigmatising the Stigma

Raising Awareness of HIV in the Asian Community Having first been officially recognised in the 1980s, HIV/AIDS has become a global pandemic that still has no cure. Approximately 100,000 people carry the disease in the UK, whilst global figures...

Celebs back sight campaign

Sightsavers launch £1m to restore sight to people in IndiaA HOST of celebrities are backing a new campaign highlighting how less that £20 can restore the sight of someone in the developing world. British Asian actress Sunetra Sarker and film...

Protecting the Pilgrims

Stopping rogue firms blighting the Hajj pilgrimageFOR British Muslim Sami Minhas his pilgrimage to Mecca was supposed to be the greatest spiritual journey he would ever take. Like millions of others he trusted a local travel firm specialising in...

Lohri – The Festival Of New Beginnings

A winter Punjabi folk festival, Lohri is the celebration of the arrival of longer days and is celebrated every year on 13 January. Lohri is celebrated with a bonfire. The lighting of bonfire during this winter festival is an ancient...

£1000 CASH RELOCATION GRANT

GREATER FLEXIBILITY FOR VOLUNTARY RETURNEESSINCE 2002, under the VARRP (Voluntary Assisted Return and Reintegration Programme) IOM has offered Reintegration Assistance to anyone who has been in the asylum system – applied, appealing, refused – who wishes to return to...

Let us Honour the Victims of 7/7 by Keeping Our Society Open

Comment: Farooq Murad, Secretary General of The Muslim Council of BritainJULY 7th 2010 marks the fifth anniversary of the London bombings which claimed the lives of 52 people. Today a delegation of British Muslims will offer their condolences to...

Citizen Khan and Ackley Bridge star Adil Ray contacts police after abuse on social...

Citizen Khan star Adil Ray communicated with the police after a protruding Birmingham food blogger said: "Let's hang, draw and quarter him outside the Bullring."   The actor and broadcaster, from Yardley Wood, rejected suggestions the comment, posted on the @MeatOneVegBlog Twitter account,...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

from all at The Asian Today  MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL AT THE ASIAN TODAY

Hajj: Journey to the heart of Islam

British Museum exhibit offers visitors a chance to experience Muslim pilgrimage By Shelina Zahra Janmohamed   QAISRA Khan and I are standing in the Round Reading Room of the world-renowned British Museum in London. Around us people are busy installing historic artefacts...