Eid-ul-Adha

10 Things You Should Know About The Religious Holiday1. What is Eid-ul-Adha? The Muslim calendar holds two Eid festivals. The first, Eid al-Fitr, lasts several days and marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. The second, known as...

A British Indian’s Perspective: Are Hindus Offending The Cows In Their Treatment Of Dalits?

By Miss Sangita Kansal As an Indian British who has lived  in England all my life, I cannot comprehend the deeply ingrained prejudice against the Dalits (downtrodden, oppressed) in India, it seems as it if has soaked into the DNA...

Passenger to India

How Wes Anderson took India to HollywoodWes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited, releasing this week across the UK, tells the story of a reunion between three brothers - Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman – who set off on...

Down Memory Lane

Indian ‘first’ returns to educationA woman who attended the University of Leicester nearly 50 years ago - becoming the first Indian woman to attend the University- has retraced her steps. A highlight of Usha Bowry’s time at the University...

The Silent Cry

I’m not a parent. I cannot begin to comprehend the pain felt by the parents of Asad Khan at the loss of their 11 year old son. I cannot fathom what drove a young boy, with a bright future,...

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...

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...
Work Play Fit

The opportunity to work together.

It has been a year of political upset and unexpected news. The UK, perhaps more than anywhere else, has been left reeling after the twin shocks of Brexit and Trump, events that have revealed an appetite for people to...

Not Talking My Language

Zeenat Moosa : Why Deva Kumarasiri doesn’t see the whole pictureSri-Lankan born postmaster Deva Kumarasiri caused a storm last month after revealing how he would refuse to serve non-English talking customers at his Nottingham Post Office. Zeenat Moosa reveals...

12 Months On

Remembering the Pakistan EarthquakeFor Abdul Hameed, the scars of last October’s devastating earthquake in Pakistan which claimed more than 73,000 lives have yet to be healed. Like many others, he was one of many who rushed to the devastated...