Cyclists gear up for military drone protest

A mobile protest by hundreds of cyclists converges on the Midlands next weekend to draw attention to the siege conditions for Palestinians in Gaza. According to organisers, the protest aims to highlight “a trade in death that implicates the British...

Imam Jailed for Raping Teenager

An imam who raped a teenager during 'spiritual healing' was jailed for 15 years and slammed by a judge as being “a fraud, a charlatan and a disgrace to your religion”. Komar Uddin (68) wept in the dock at Leicester Crown...

Dear Bollywood, Please Stay out of Politics

A feature by Huffington Post Blogger Khadija Ahmed Emotions run seventy years deep in the hearts of Indians and Pakistanis, so much so that the anguish has now spilt into the film industry. The killing in Kashmir of 17 Indian soldiers...

BBC Asian Network’s Tommy Sandhu Suspended

Tommy Sandu, 40, a DJ on the BBC Asian network is suspended after allegedly participating in a racist and homophobic WhatsApp conversion. The group’s sexual messages were directed towards Radio 1 producer Amy Elizabeth Childs, 31, and Asian network producer...

Asia’s Darkest Secret: Impending Elephant Extinction

Asian Elephants are threatened with extinction and tourism; Religious festivities and temples are fueling their downfall Jameela Freitas reports in time for World Elephant Day 12 August 2016   The magnificent elephants are revered in Asian culture and seen as the embodiment...

The Fast and The Furious – Karva Chauth

It’s always a pleasant rarity to see my mum and pops actually sit for a meal together at home. After 40 years of marriage in the UK, along with their individual work commitments, the traditional Indian ritual of “I...

Launch of LeaderBoard Academy at the SELeaderBoard Conference 2016

On the 22nd of November the third Sporting Equals LeaderBoard Conference, at EY's headquarters in London, took place where Sport England and UK Sport pledged to support and help more black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) professionals and athletes...

Kathak’s Rising Star – Shyam Dattani

Kathak, derived from the word, Katha, meaning story telling, is a form of classical north Indian dance made up of intricate footwork and spins entwined in unique visual representations. For me, Kathak was my happy place; a place of...

The Sikh Mark Zuckerberg supports communities with his technology

Jyotveer Singh, a 35 year old turbaned computer programmer from West London, has been dubbed the Sikh Mark Zuckerberg after his “Facebook for compassion” has been connecting people to take care of each other. Communities across Britain and beyond are...

Jimmy Spices Closes its Doors for Good

Buffet restaurant chain, Jimmy Spices has closed its doors in three prime Midland locations, with owners adding it will not re-open. Restaurants in Lower Parade, Sutton Coldfield; Station Road in Solihull and Windsor Street in Stratford-upon-Avon closed their doors for...