What is Rainbow-Washing? (LGBTQIA+)

Rainbow-washing (also known as pink-washing) is something you will have seen a lot of during pride month. It is the term given to corporations that give the appearance of supporting Pride by splashing rainbows over their storefronts, do little to support the LGBT community. These businesses aim to profit from the LGBT community, without necessarily... Continue Reading →

An Introduction to The 1984 Sikh Genocide in India

When many people in the Western world think of India, it seems they think of two extremes; the poverty stricken slums and overfilled orphanages where there is a dearth of food, or the vibrant cultural place you go to immerse yourself and come back anew after ‘finding yourself’ and learning yoga. The darker side of... Continue Reading →

Taking Action for Black Lives Matter and Against Racism (UK &USA)

Since the unprovoked murder of George Floyd by police officer, Derek Chauvin, in Minneappolis, I have seen multiple posts on social media about people standing in solidarity with black people against racism, with some feeling helpless not knowing how to help and other accounts sharing resources on how to help. Because I saw resources all... Continue Reading →

Blindian (Black & Asian) Intercultural Relationships in Film

Blindian: A person of mixed Indian and black heritage; A couple where one person is black and the other is Indian. #Blindian Project: An amazing social media project which aims to shatter stereotypes across social media and celebrates blindian relationships. I watched the film Mississippi Masala a short while ago. The movie may sound unfamiliar... Continue Reading →

Improve the Environment and Your Wallet – Reusing the Desi Way

Biscuit tins and margarine tubs may hold its traditional products initially, but to a large Asian minority offer familiar surprises of samosa’s, sewing supplies or other household wares. Many of our parents saw the multipurpose nature of such packaging and the potential savings they could make by not buying a matching set of plastic containers.... Continue Reading →

Fair and Lovely: It’s Not So Lovely

From the turmeric treatments to staying out of the sun, the elder aunties and grandma’s we grew up with may have often advised remedies and tricks to prevent our skin from darkening. They may have made comments such as 'Aren’t you so fair?' with a knowing smile and relieved glint in their eye that you... Continue Reading →

Corona virus: Travelling to a Land of Lock down

Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com Whilst most foreign travel requires a flight/train ticket, luggage and typically planning in advance, many of us have suddenly found ourselves plunged into our living rooms. It looks the same, smells the same, but feels foreign and there are new social customs to adhere too. There are new laws... Continue Reading →

Look Out For Others During This Corona Crisis

Photo by Burst on Pexels.com The Hunger Games Bog Roll Brawl's Look at the shelves of your local supermarket and you’ll be greeted with scenes straight out of a zombie apocalypse movie. People have been stockpiling out of fear and panic due to the creeping coronavirus. No one knows what’s going to happen or how... Continue Reading →

International Women’s Day As A British Asian

This day of women (and men, hopefully!) in solidarity to advocate for women’s rights means something different to everybody, both around the world and to women living side by side in the same cities. Whilst we should be advocating for gender equality around the year, today is a good day to celebrate how far we... Continue Reading →

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