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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...

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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

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

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The Battle with Ramadan

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Use These 7 Simple Practices to Raise More Conscious Children

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Celebrating the ‘Person of The Decade’ on International Women’s Day: Bilquis Bano Edhi

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Lessons from a Pharmacist in The Mental Health Sector

"Work in a paint factory, expect to get splashed." This is what my husband said to me once while calming me down, following what I...

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....
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