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...

What’s in a Name?

Chayya Syal Talks About Race and Identity About British Asians A few weeks ago, I had one of the most interesting phone calls of my life so far (I genuinely mean that by the way!) which has made me think...

Swat Valley: The People’s Disaster

Oxfam’s Jonaid Jilani reports from PakistanJonaid Jilani from Oxfam has just returned from the Swat Valley in Pakistan where a humanitarian disaster is playing out. It is estimated nearly 1 million people have fled the war zone following fighting...

International Friendship Day

Overwhelming Generosity Among Migrant Communities WorldRemit polled migrants for International Friendship Day Findings show that 51% send money to friends out of pure generosity, with 55% sending more than £1,000 every year ...

Is Mother’s Day Necessary?

An Alternative CelebrationMothers Day is just around the corner, a day to honour the women who gave us life and to make them feel special. Time to crank out our credit cards and wallets to purchase the flowers, chocolates,...

Bangladesh: A Story of Instability

We look at important dates that have shaped the country so farIn its 44 year history, Bangladesh has achieved many achievements. However, political unrest and divided loyalties have taken its toll on what has now become a fighting battle....

Could you save someone’s life?

  Could you save someone’s life? Do you have a passion to deliver excellent patient care? Why not become a student Paramedic? To apply you must hold; 5 GCSE’s grade A-C including English, Maths & Science. (Or nationally recognised equivalent) ...

A Son’s Journey

& A Mother's Promise My son Callum was born at just 28 weeks in May 1999. He was in the premature unit for several months. Callum came home in August 1999, but was still in and out of hospital. He...

Reviving The Muslim Community

Op-ed by Dr Qari Muhammad Asim MBEAs the New Year starts, we remember all those magical moments when we achieved something; we cherish the memories of our accomplishments, or those of our loved ones. End of a year also...

The ‘Pregnancy Helpers’ hitting Birmingham

Sandeep and Sameena reach out to Asian womenSAMEENA Kauser beams with pride as she says "I'm helping women to help themselves to a healthier pregnancy.” Sameena, 30, from Sparkhill, is one of 28 pregnancy outreach workers employed by Gateway Family...