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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...

Emotional Dumping: How To Set Boundaries and Vent With Care

“The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we...

10 Lessons from Leadership: What I Learned as a Network Co-Chair in the Corporate World

July 4th 2019 was a really important milestone in my life and no, it didn’t have anything to do with American Independence Day. It...

6 Ways to Tame the Voices in Our Heads

“You can do this. This is the year. This is your time.” “Oh, but you say that every year. You don’t have it in you....

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...

From Human Map to Medical App

Throughout my medical career as a Doctor, I never imagined myself designing a medical app with software developers to help people understand their health....

Ramadan: Taking it Back to Basics

Is it just me or does it feel like Ramadan comes around at just the right time each year? When you’ve become so rushed off...

6 Things to Remember if You’re Feeling Lost this Ramadan

It was the summer of 2010, and Ramadan had just arrived. After the shenanigans of my brother’s big, fat Pakistani wedding and everything that...

The Power and Value of Kindness

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle you know nothing of.” I came across this quote, for what might be like...

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome: A Series of Trauma

Childhood I was six years old when I discovered my eating was abnormal in comparison to that of my age mates. There is nothing distinctive...

‘Not even water?’ – Supporting Muslim Colleagues and Students in Ramadan

Ramadan begins sometime in mid-April. Yet, as discussions continue about the exact date and which calendar we follow, little to no literature exists on...

The Battle with Ramadan

If one could personify Ramadan, it would be an individual from whom you simply could not remove your gaze – hypnotised by its magnanimity....
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‘I wrote myself a lead role because no one else is going to give me one’: Q&A with Saher Shah

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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....