2007: A Year in the News

All the major stories that made The Asian TodayFROM the Big Brother race row to the failed June terrorist attacks in London. We bring you a rundown of all the major news stories that made the pages of The...

Tears for Benazir

Benazir Bhutto assassination rocks PakistanHER SUPPORTERS clapped and cheered as she emerged from the plane that brought her back into Pakistan from Dubai.  There was even a prayer to god and a tear as Benazir emerged to see her once familiar...

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...

Designing for Bollywood

Anuradha Vakil on creating the look for SaawariyaANURADHA Vakil is one of India’s most unlikely designers. Armed with a Masters’ in Business Administration from Michigan, in the U.S., she initially worked for a large corporation. She left that world...

Peter Kosminsky’s Muslim dilemma

How the Channel 4 thriller ‘Britz’ came aboutOn July 7th 2005 four men strapped explosives to their bodies, walked into the heart of London’s transport network and blew themselves up. Fifty-two people were killed, in addition to the bombers;...

‘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...

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...

Premiership Here We Come!

The Mela Cup –A Breakthrough for Asian footballersFootball - it’s the beautiful game, loved by almost all. Yet participation at a professional level for budding British Asian’s has remained limited over the last decade. It’s been a good few...

The Benefits of high quality Childcare

By Dr Raj PersaudThe day your child starts nursery, or steps through the child minder’s door, is a milestone not only for your child, but also for you as a parent, and increasingly families are confronting this. For both...

Blair & the British Asian

Guest Columnist Tasnim Sheikh offers his viewsAt the end of the Blair era and the commencement of the Brown premiership, Tasnim Sheikh explores the headline achievements of the past and the challenges that lie ahead for the future.   Much was...