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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Christmas

Desi-Owned Christmas Gift Guide: Party Jewellery

The British Bindi team has handpicked inspiring desi-owned brands to help support shopping local this Christmas 🎄 whilst highlighting creative entrepreneurs in our community. So 2020 wedding season we didn’t get to dazzle in our usual desi party jewellery, however, next year we are all ready to shine (when it’s safe to do so). Here’s […]

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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

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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Entertainment, Reviews

Masala Queens: Shining a light on Asian LGBTQ

We came across a statistic the other day that one in four of the UK’s homeless youth are LGBTQ*. Family rejection is heart-breaking and terrifying. The Asian culture isn’t shy about family rejection either, disownment is almost thrown around, as pride and honour thrive within some communities. The Storyline Miss Meena and the Masala Queens. […]

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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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