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This is why Netflix’s ‘Indian Matchmaking’ is Problematic

It’s very likely that we’ve all at least scrolled past the show Indian Matchmaking while browsing Netflix. Now, usually I am not a fan...

BOOK LAUNCH: ‘Race to the Bottom: Reclaiming Antiracism’ by Azfar Shafi and Ilyas Nagdee

When the Black Lives Matter movement gained further worldwide attention and support during the international George Floyd protests in 2020, conversations that ethnic minorities...

Halal Hens: A Love Letter to British Muslim Women

Playwright:       Zoe Iqbal Producer:         Hannah Ellis Ryan Director:          Channique Sterling-Brown Production:      HER Productions There was an anticipatory buzz in the air at...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored

Playwright:       Nana-Kofi Kufuor Director:           Dermot Daly Production:       Red Ladder Theatre Company, with support from Leeds Playhouse and Oldham Coliseum Theatre. Black teenager Reece is stopped by...

Being of Mixed Indian Heritage and Reframing the Identity Crisis

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been reposted from the Manchester Museum Our Shared Cultural Heritage blog: https://sharedculturalheritage.wordpress.com/2021/03/31/being-of-mixed-indian-heritage-and-reframing-the-identity-crisis/ As someone with mixed Indian heritage, and growing up in a...

The Passing Down Of Stories: Bangladesh Turns 50

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was originally written for The Rights Collective. Please see here for this and other blogs in their series: https://www.therightscollective.com/blog-1 Remembering Growing up,...

Presenting Soup in A Plate: Why Our Museums Must Be Decolonised

Happy New Year! A celebration commemorated at least three times a year if you’re in Malaysia. Aside from the Gregorian New Year, the Chinese...

Noorie’s Lightbulb: A Zine of My Identity

During lockdown 2.0 last summer, I was lucky enough to be part of a creative group exploring how we, as youngsters, envisioned our futures....

The Case of Angela Davis: The Battle of Black Media Representation in a White Supremacist World

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is an extract from an essay titled ‘The Case of Angela Davis: The Battle of Black Media Representation in a...

BOOK REVIEW: After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split by Lesley Hazleton

As a Sunni Muslim, I never had the chance to learn about this political split between Muslims. Whenever I would ask an elder growing...

BOOK REVIEW: The Beekeeper of Aleppo

I received this book for my birthday in April. During my exams in June, I wanted to incorporate some relaxation in my routine –...

Hetain Patel’s ‘American Boy’

Moiza Butt reviews Patel’s performance and interviews the up-and-coming visual artist about how he is using the stage to tackle stereotypes. This was a night for the...
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‘Vitamin D’: A Powerful Exploration of Divorce in South Asian Culture

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Breaking Bread and Building Belonging: The Ramadan Tent Project’s Open Iftar in Manchester

In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, The Ramadan Tent Project charity are holding their Open Iftar events in cities all over the UK, inviting...

Creature: A Disturbingly Beautiful Film

The creators London-born Akram Khan is of Bangledeshi heritage, and a choreographer known for injecting his South Asian roots and contemporary dance into his work....