Raksha Bandhan – (Rakhi)

Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters, and families, on the full moon of the Hindu month of Shravana (Sharavan Poornima), or around July and August. This day is also called Brother...

GROUNDBREAKING SIKH HERITAGE RESEARCH PROJECT RAISES OVER £13,000

Documentary will capture dying knowledge of Sikh musical history in India and Pakistan Wednesday 1st August, London - More than £13,000 has been raised for an exciting project to collect and immortalise the rich musical history of the Sikh faith. Kirit...

A Five Year Journey

In August 2011 Britain was on television screens around the world when the country exploded into several days of rioting. Looting, fighting, arson, vandalism and even death occurred in a month of violence and disarray. The timeline is as follows: On...

Benefits Street

“Proud to call it Home” Misrepresentation, misleading and misguided are some of the words used to describe the anger that has been directed at the Channel 4 documentary ‘Benefits Street.’   More than five million viewers tuned in to see six...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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

Are You Guilty of Skin Toned Stigma?

Are you fair skinned? There’s a fair chance that question either ignited a source of pride or anger in you, and for good reason. For centuries upon centuries now, asian communities have largely considered those with fairer skin to...

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...

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...

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...

‘Self-harm saved me from suicide’

Surviving Self-Harm - Satveer's storyTHREE years ago Satveer found herself staring down at her arm. What she saw shocked her. More than 50 stitches were embedded in her arm - the result of self harming for a week. Satveer...