Culture, Lifestyle, Relationships

Sex and Contraception: A DESI Shame

It’s a cold Monday morning. The GP’s office is dark, grey, damp. There is an awkward silence whilst the Dr (usually a man – fabulous I know) slaps his keyboard violently. The sound echoes through the confined office. You question if you should make small talk… “Um-…” Abruptly he says, “Right… Miss… So, clears his […]

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Relationships

Comeback Season for Matchmaking?

Let’s talk about dating… Or the lack of it, thanks to the pandemic, dating in 2021 for some may seem like a long lost dream from pre-COVID life. But the question is, when continuing or returning back to the dating scene when restrictions loosen, will you still be swiping right? We don’t know about you, […]

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Culture, Relationships

Stuck between Bollywood & Reality

Bollywood vs Reality: Trying to navigate what a normal relationship looks like. We’ve all watched Tere Naam (2003), for those who haven’t I’ll summarise it. There is this shy, timid girl name Nirjara who is in her first year of university. On her way to school, she comes across this group of boys that don’t […]

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Lifestyle

South Asian Fashion: Summer vibes

S U M M E R V I B E S 🌸🌼🌺 Wedding season inspo incoming! All four of us are obsessed with florals and vibrant colours, so we absolutely loved teaming up with Sakhii London for this gorgeous shoot, showcasing their stunning outfits. Sakhii London prides themselves on marrying the sentiments of ethnic fabrics […]

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Culture

When your name is mispronounced on Graduation

Hi! I’m Arthi, or as the lady at my graduation said it “Uh-ree-three” I find it mildly ironic that I’m sitting here writing a piece about the (mis)pronunciation of my name when I’ve actually wanted to change it (to Meenakshi) and It’s been a bone of contention through my life. However, as with most things […]

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Culture

Desi Parents & their Career Expectations: From Law to Fashion.

FYI:  This blog is based on a friend who wants to remain anonymous. Originally I wanted to pursue a career in law as an intellectual property barrister, but now plans have changed… I want to go into fashion! Yes, a huge paradigm shift in regards to Asian career choices, formerly made by Mummy Ji/Daddy Ji. […]

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Culture, Lifestyle

Backlash faced by Sikh female who loves Bhangra

  Our very first – British Bindi produced video, is about Pamm Kaur; a British Sikh girl in her early 20’s, expressing her passion for Bhangra Dancing. “A lot of people believe that I shouldn’t be dancing because I wear a turban” – @pammkaur_ Pam received a lot of backlash and abuse when her dancing video […]

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Culture, Entertainment

British Asian Actor Stars as Romeo

Meet Actor Bally Gill, Coventry born and raised, currently playing the iconic role of Romeo in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Romeo and Juliet. We have to admit that we’re thrilled to see a fellow British Asian from the West Midlands take on such an exciting role! And honestly, we’ve never seen a British Asian Romeo, […]

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Culture

Pink Ladoo – Eradicating South Asian Gender Bias

What is the Pink Ladoo Project? The Pink Ladoo Project – a campaign tackling the problem of gender inequality within the South Asian community. Its aim is to eradicate gender-biased South Asian practices, customs, and traditions. “We want people to change the way they react to the birth of a girl. We want girls to […]

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Lifestyle

Our First Ever Interview: British Bindi on the Sikh Channel!

We’re extremely excited and grateful to share the first time British Bindi has ever been interviewed. We’re usually on the interviewer side as we’re always researching our blogs and videos, so this was a really cool milestone for us. It was a fantastic experience heading over to the Sikh Channel studios in London and talking […]

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Culture

India: 70 years on from Partition

2017 marks 70 years since the partition of India and the creation of Pakistan. Around 15 million people were uprooted from their homes in the largest migration known to human history. We caught up with poet Rupinder Kaur 15th August (the anniversary date of Partition), as someone who is passionate about the subject, here’s what […]

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Entertainment, Reviews

Radio Queen: Noreen Khan

Focus, Passion and Fabulous Women Do you ever wonder if presenters are as warm as they are in real life compared to how they come across in the media? We as listeners can end up relating and building a connection with the presenter. Enter Noreen Khan: host of one of the most listened to Asian radio shows […]

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Culture, Entertainment

British Asian Poet Series: Sandeep Sahota

Though Sandeep is a poet who is born and brought up in Denmark; her connections with the UK run deep as her mother is from the UK and sees it as her second home.  When did your passion for writing poetry begin? “My fascination of words and language came when I was very young, but […]

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Culture, Entertainment

British Asian Poet Series: Rupinder Kaur

Rupinder Kaur Rupinder is a University student from Birmingham who is a spoken word artist and hopes to share her passion of Panjab through her writing and through her current project Rooh Panjabi. When did your passion for writing poetry begin? “I have always loved poetry from a young age particularly Sufi Poetry. My passion […]

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Culture, Entertainment

British Asian Poet Series: Behind the Netra

Jaspreet Sangha (Behind the Netra) Jaspreet who is known as Behind the Netra is a spoken word artist from East London. In Sanskrit, it is believed that Netra means ‘eyes’ or perhaps ‘eyes and mind’. Behind the Netra hopes to reveal the thoughts and ideas that have been hidden behind the netra, through her poetry, performances, images, […]

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Relationships

“Why is someone like you single?”

“Why is someone like you single?” A question that I’m sure a lot of you have heard, maybe from your friends, family and strangers. Am I the only one that finds this question annoying? What is this question suggesting? Are people like me, meant to be in relationships? Who are people like me? My relationship […]

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Reviews

Murdered by my Father – Review

Honour killings are an unbelievably tragic topic to most of us. When I say unbelievable, I really mean UNBELIEVABLE. Trying to get my head around how there are people out there, who care so much about family honour, that they would destroy their own family because of it, is unfathomable to me. 12,000 cases of […]

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Culture

Surviving Wedding Season as a British Asian

The beautiful bride gushes across the centre of the room, the groom proudly beside her. This is a happy and joyful occasion…almost. That is until you spot the eagle-eyed aunties scanning you up and down, random relatives asking you 21 life questions, having your age asked about 341 times, and if someone suggests you consider […]

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