Lord Sugar’s Dough Has Never Tasted So Sweet

Disclaimer: I visited this cafe back in February B.C (before corona) and recently found the review. I felt like posting it now because it took me back to a life of freedom, less restrictions, when we could sit inside cafe's for as long as we wanted...ah to have such a life again. Tucked away behind... Continue Reading →

No, Its Not Chai Tea

As turmeric, yoga and chai become ever more popular in the western world, there are little things that may get lost in this cultural transmission. Looking at the boards of your local Starbucks as a non-Indian, you may think chai is something additional to the tea, like Starbucks may mislead you to think buy calling... 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 →

Is veganism causing harm to the planet?

There is a trend of veganism on the rise. The days of there being no choice of a vegetarian option and vegan substitutes being unavailable are rapidly diminishing. The taunts of surviving on rabbit food are slowly being replaced with some awe at your endurance for being on the sixth month of your dietary change.... Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Explore New York City from Your Couch

New York City is the world’s concrete jungle awash with equal parts glitz, glamour and grit. It’s the metropolis that’s always awake, the backdrop to numerous movies and features on thousands of peoples bucket lists. Recently the city has become an epicentre of the COVID-19 crisis and like the rest of the world; it has... Continue Reading →

A Comprehensive list of British Asian Diaspora Films

This list encompasses movies only on the British Asian diaspora within the UK so there is no Slumdog Millionaire or colonialism tinged flicks. Disclaimer #1: ‘Comprehensive’ here means ‘ever-growing’. I am sure I have missed several out, so please let me know if I have so I can add it to the list!

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 →

Dyscalculia – The Lesser Known Developmental Disorder

You might be wondering what this vampire like word means, like so many other people. Dyscalculia is a learning disorder that can often be co-occurring with ADHD, dyslexia or dyspraxia. The DSM-5 defines Dyscalculia as a specific learning disorder, an impediment in mathematics, evidencing problems with: Number senseMemorisation of arithmetic factsAccurate and fluent calculationAccurate math... Continue Reading →

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