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Shabana Azmi, Javed Akthar & Farhan Akthar Descend In London

Thursday 13th July 2017

The iconic BAFTA will play host to an exciting presentation by Baithak UK on Indian Cinema: Yesterday and Today on Thursday 13th July in London. With Mughal-E-Azam and Baahubali as inspirational, chronological markers, writer and director Sangeeta Datta will moderate a lively discussion with Bollywood film stars and creatives across generations, Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar, followed by…

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The Prince of Wales sends a special Ramadan message wishing supporters and friends of The British Asian Trust a very warm Ramadan Mubarak

Thursday 15th June 2017

The British Asian Trust, founded by HRH The Prince of Wales, held a special Iftar Dinner at The Savoy Hotel in London on Tuesday 6th June in partnership with the British Pakistan Foundation. The event brought together influential leaders from diverse backgrounds including government, philanthropy, business, charity and the arts to celebrate the contributions that so many make to transforming…

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Meet The British Woman Who Takes On Plus Size Beauty Pageant In Chandigarh And Finishes In Top 16

Thursday 15th June 2017

Being plus size is nothing new. However, what is is that Northern India hosted their first beauty pageant last Friday (12th May) for plus size women in Punjab. With only a criteria of a 34" + waist and aged between 21 to 40 years, this was certainly a chance for Northern Indian women to show off their curves. Hardeep…

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AR Rahman celebrates 25 Years in music with the “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” concert

Thursday 15th June 2017

Academy Award (Oscar) two-time winner and five-time nominee; Grammy two-time winner; BAFTA; and Golden Globe winner, the legendary AR Rahman, returns to the SSE Arena Wembley on Saturday 8th July 2017 after seven years with the "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow" concert. Celebrating 25 years since his acclaimed, music debut Roja, the visionary composer will be joined onstage by very special guests…

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British Asian Trust Partners With British Pakistan Foundation This Ramadan

Thursday 1st June 2017

The British Asian Trust, a charity founded by HRH The Prince of Wales, is celebrating the start of Ramadan by partnering with the British Pakistan Foundation, forging an exciting new relationship that highlights each organisations' shared commitment to transforming lives and strengthening relations between the UK and Pakistan, and beyond. The partnership will be officially launched at The Trust's annual…

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Tubelight: First Bollywood Film With Twitter Emoji

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

From the time Tubelight's promotional activities have begun, social media has been constantly abuzz with fans showering their love and praises galore for the film. Adding another milestone to its kitty, Tubelight has now become the first Bollywood film to have a special character emoji in its name. This emoji also makes Tubelight the first Salman Khan movie to have…

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Twitter Users Blast Ex-BBC Asian Network Presenter Sonia Deol For "Divisive" and "Anti Pakistani" Comments

Friday 19th May 2017

The Ex-BBC presenter has been criticised by Twitter users for her "divisive" comments against the Pakistani community. After watching the BBC Drama "Three Girls" based on the true stories of victims of grooming and sexual abuse in Rochdale, Deol tweeted "Yet again media describing Rochdale grooming gang as 'Asian'. Stop being so lazy/afraid to state they were…

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Tubelight: First Bollywood Film To Boast Facebook Cover Video

Friday 19th May 2017

Going by the buzz, Tubelight is one film that is breaking records even before its trailer - and it has just added another record. The makers of Tubelight have now joined hands with Facebook to create a cover video for the official film page, a feature that is a first for any Bollywood Film till date. The cover video features…

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GBBO Winner Nadiya Hussain to Present The Hajj For BBC One

Monday 15th May 2017

BBC One today announces The Hajj (w/t), a two part series which follows the 2015 Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain as she embarks on an intensely personal and emotional journey following one of the world's biggest pilgrimages, the Hajj. With her characteristic empathy, wit and wisdom, Nadiya is the perfect person to share with viewers her experience of one…

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Shah Rukh Khan's TED Talk Is Inspiring

Monday 15th May 2017

"I sell dreams, and I peddle love to millions of people," says Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood's biggest star. In this charming, funny talk, Khan traces the arc of his life, showcases a few of his famous dance moves and shares hard-earned wisdom from a life spent in the spotlight.

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Varun Dhawan, Presents ‘Lion’ Actor, Sunny Pawar, with Rising Star Of The Year award

Tuesday 9th May 2017

Bollywood star, Varun Dhawan presented sought-after child actor, Sunny Pawar, with the inaugural Rising Star of the Year Award at the seventh annual Asian Awards, held at the Park Lane Hilton, London. This accolade shines the spotlight on the next generation of talent and celebrates up-and-coming individuals in the pan-Asian community. A huge fan of Varun Dhawan, Sunny Pawar is…

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The Asian Awards Names One Family As Official Charity Partner

Tuesday 2nd May 2017

The Asian Awards has selected One Family to be the Official Charity Partner for its annual gala event to be held on Friday 5th May at the London Hilton on Park Lane. One Family, a new, digital-first charity, has global reach and a simple vision: to inspire a generation and to build a united family that works together to make…

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Was Sonu Nigam Really Expressing His Honest Views Or Trying to Gain Attention?

Thursday 20th April 2017

Written by Usman Ahmed, Twitter: @TVLovesMe Sonu Nigam, after a few years in the musical wilderness, recently started trending throughout desi social media and Indian news reports. The reason? He tweeted his dislike for being awoken by the sounds of the Azaan, the Islamic call to prayer, saying he was being forcibly subjected to religiousness. @SonuNigam Tweeted: "God bless everyone. I'm not…

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BFI India On Film showcases ‘New Bollywood’ This April With Bollywood 2.0

Tuesday 18th April 2017

As part the UK India Year of Culture, the BFI has embarked on a celebration of Indian film throughout the rest of 2017. Co-curated by BFI Head Curator Robin Baker and writer and programmer Meenakshi Shedde, the BFI's India on Film programme is running at BFI Southbank from April - December 2017. The programme has kicked off this month at…

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The Sikh Women’s Action Network Launch A New Spoken Word Project ‘Breaking The walls Of Silence’

Thursday 30th March 2017

A new spoken word project, 'Breaking the walls of Silence', has been launched by the Sikh Women's Action Network (SWAN) to mark International Women's Day in March 2017. The spoken word style film has brought together the stories of victims of domestic violence and abuse to provide them with a voice while also urging other victims to seek help. The…

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Watch: Sound Of Panjabi MC Gets Chameleon Dancing In New Berocca TV Advert

Sunday 19th March 2017

Berocca is an energy vitamin tablet containing vitamins B1 and B2 that help you release your energy and pantothenic acid, which according to Berocca contributes to mental performance. Berocca has now created a new TV ad through which it wants to show how Berocca can help people energise their day by combating fatigue and tiredness. In the ad, a really…

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Watch: Priyanka Chopra Teaches Jimmy Fallon How To Celebrate Holi!

Friday 17th March 2017

Jimmy and Priyanka Chopra toast to Holi Festival with a sip of thandai before going at each other's faces with paint to keep the Hindu tradition going. Image and video credits: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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This Guy Wrote "5 Reasons Why You Should Not Date Indian Girls" - Here's Our Response

Sunday 12th March 2017

Matt Forney, who according to his bio is a journalist, radio host and author from Chicago. He wrote an article titled "5 Reasons Why You Should Not Date Indian Girls" in which he also claims Indian girls are "unattractive". Let's examine some of his claims: "They're unattractive" #Repost @shaleenanathani with @repostapp ・・・ IS SHE FOR…

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Watch: Bhangra Remix Of The Weekend's "Starboy"

Tuesday 7th March 2017

The Weekend released the R&B song called starboy back in 2016 and now some Dill Sardar Boys have created a Bhangra version of it! The lyrics of this bhangra version of The Weekend's song are in Punjabi and English both. The remix is titled "Dilli De Sardarboys" and the music video makes fun of Punjabi people turning up late…

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Here's Why People Are Mad At Pakistani Politician And Former Cricketer Imran Khan

Monday 6th March 2017

Former cricketer turned philanthropist and Politician Imran Khan is being trolled on social media after a video clip was released of him making "fun" of international cricketers in what seems to be a press conference. In the video Khan describes those players who visited Lahore on Sunday for the Pakistan Super League final as "Phateechar". He goes on to say…

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Humanity Wins: Viral Photo Of Elderly Sikh Man Holding Onto Wheelchair of a Disabled Muslim Woman

Monday 6th March 2017

Thousands of people are loving the photo of an elderly Sikh man holding wheelchair of an elderly disabled Muslim woman on the London Underground. Posted by Isa Toy Miah on Facebook, the post has been shared by over five thousand people and liked by almost twenty thousand so far. This is a clear example of humanity at a time…

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Photographic Exhibition, #IAmYezidi, Conveys The Brave Stories Of Yezidi Women In Iraq, To Mark International Women’s Day

Monday 6th March 2017

Monday 6th March 2017, London, UK - Marking International Women's Day, #IamYezidi, is a compelling, photographic exhibition that explores the hardships faced by Yezidi women in Iraq, running from 21st - 26th March at Lacey Contemporary Gallery, 8 Clarendon Cross, London W11 4AP. The exhibition captures the heartbreaking but inspiring stories of just some these brave women, highlighting their suffering…

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BBC Asian Network Live Event Was Good But It Lacked Diversity

Friday 3rd March 2017

Written by Saad, Twitter: @Saad__H The BBC Asian Network held its second annual musical event last weekend at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London. Titled "The BBC Asian Network Live", the event attempted and also to a great extent succeeded in bringing to the forefront some lesser known as well as some highly popular musical acts from the British Asian music…

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Here Is What British Muslims Thought Of Channel 4's Extremely British Muslims

Friday 3rd March 2017

The programme followed a handful of British Muslims looking to get married and how Islamic laws and customs shape their love lives, upbringing and identity. However, many British Muslims were shocked by how unrepresentitive the show was of the vast majority of British Muslims. It was claimed by many that the show does not represent the vast majority of British…

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Google Honours Abdul Sattar Edhi

Tuesday 28th February 2017

Abdul Sattar Edhi would have celebrated his 89th birthday today and Google has honoured his birthday with a Google Doodle. He died last year in Karachi, Pakistan. Edhi was born in 1928 in Gujarat, present day India and moved to Pakistan during the 1947 partition. Baba Edhi, recognised by his long white beard, founded the Edhi…

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Meet The Muslim Guy Offering People Hugs To Spread Love Following Trump's Muslim Ban

Thursday 23rd February 2017

Just after his inauguration, the US President imposed a ban on Muslims from a number of countries which outraged the entire world and dozens of protests around the country to ban Trump from making a state visit to the United Kingdom. Nubaid decided to do something different. The Content Creator from London stood at Oxford Street holding a placard…

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GBBO Winner Nadiya Hussain Gets Her Own TV Show On BBC Two

Thursday 23rd February 2017

Remember the really funny Nadiya Hussain from Great British Bake Off 2015? Do you miss her on the TV? Well, she's back on the screen, but this time with her own 8 parts long show in which she will embark on a culinary road trip around the UK. Nadiya is super-excited about this adventure, and so are we.…

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Zayn Malik Confirms He Loves Roti

Monday 20th February 2017

The 24 year old English singer tweeted in the early hours of Monday morning "Can't wait to eat my badmaash curry tonight 🙌🏽" and when asked by a fan on Twitter if he prefers roti or rice with curry, Zayn confirmed "I'm a roti kinda guy" - good on you Zayn! This isn't the first time Zayn has been involved with…

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Singer Hadiqa Kiani Reacts To Cocaine Smuggling Claim

Wednesday 15th February 2017

A UK news outlet called Metro-UK.com claimed on Monday that Hadiqa Kiani has been arrested at Heathrow Airport for trying to smuggle 2kg of cocaine. Kiani reacted quickly and branded the news as "fake". Hadiqa then literally owned the "fake news" outlet on her Facebook with a selfie of herself with her mum and son which was taken in Lahore…

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BAFTAs 2017: Burberry Confuses Dev Patel With Riz Ahmed

Monday 13th February 2017

Burberry posted a tweet saying "Celebrating the #EEBAFTAs in London this evening, Best Actor in a Supporting Role Winner #DevPatel wears a @Burberry custom made navy tuxedo" but the picture used was of Riz Ahmed! The tweet has now been deleted and Burberry apologised after many people tweeted the fashion giant.

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Rahim Pardesi's New Spain Vlog Is Currently Trending On Desi Twitter

Monday 13th February 2017

Rahim shows us around Spain and speaks to many tourists and locals. How they react to Rahim's Punjabi chat is something we will let you watch for yourself! You can watch and subscribe to Rahim's official YouTube channel using the link below. This guy 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Matiytg1JO— Desi Jams (@DesiJams) February 12, 2017

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