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 ...

Southall Stories

How the anti-Nazi protest of 1979 shaped ‘Little India’Later this month a series of exhibitions and events will celebrate 30 years of Southall. ‘The Southall Story’ will chart the development of the much-loved area through photographs, recordings, film documentaries...

Happy Vaisakhi From The Asian Today

The month of April sees the celebration of Vaisakhi, one of the most significant observances in the Sikh calendar. Marking the Sikh New Year, the festival also commemorates the founding of the Khalsa in 1699, the year in which...

The Half Sikh Woman

“Racism in the UK is so much more obvious than it is in the USA.” This was my Californian friend's answer when asked her about her opinion on her visit to the UK. Of course the Londoner in me...

Defying Nature

Exploring Rajo Devi - India’s oldest first time mumLOOKING at the picture to your right, you’d be hard pressed to find anything out of the ordinary. An elderly woman holds a young baby, while her husband gestures to the...

Living with Honour Killings

Nuray Goren reveals the culture struggle that hounded sister Tulay to her deathTODAY Mehmet Goren is beginning the first day of a life sentence, jailed for life this week for murdering his 15-year-old daughter Tulay in an honour killing. Damming...

A Guide To Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the bond of sisters and brothers and remind one another how important they are too eachother. It's a time of giving gifts, prayers & showing affection & love to siblings. Here’s everything you...

Survey suggests – British Asians are more socially conservative than rest of UK

A ComRes survey for the Asian Network suggests British Asians are more socially conservative - and more optimistic - than the broader UK population. The survey found that less than half of respondents - 43% - thought same-sex relationships...

The Fight for Freedom

68 Years on and the Struggle to Belong is Passed on to British Asians Migration to the UK from South Asia by both Pakistanis and Indians, in the last 60’s and has carried on to this day. Come 14th and...

Violence against Women

CHAYYA SYALFrom Eliot Rogers’ killing spree in the USA to a woman being bludgeoned to death in a McDonalds restaurant in China and the brutal gang rape of two Indian Dalit sisters, it would appear that the world is...