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“Coiffed hair, charming smile, crooner vocal range - Zac Rai seems to have all that it takes to be the  singing sensation of this generation. Anyone active on social media has probably heard of him and his band of friends who have brought you short films, vlogs and catchy tunes under their company Art in Motion. Zac has created a lot of stir in the British Nepalese community with his melodious songs, even touring across the continents from Asia to Australia.”
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“Coiffed hair, charming smile, crooner vocal range - Zac Rai seems to have all that it takes to be the singing sensation of this generation. Anyone active on social media has probably heard of him and his band of friends who have brought you short f

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We absolutely love this clip of @nadiyajhussain and our founder @shanidhanda from @bbctwo Time To Eat!⁣
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Oh my heart! Recording the “Queer & South Asian” episode of #masalapodcast was touching, beautiful & everything I imagined it would be. Because my beautiful guests @mercury_dun @komalamee @aroob95 opened up to me and talked from their heart. About family, about loving and belonging. There was so much understanding & empathy during our session...my heart’s full.

Look forward to sharing this #podcast episode with the world.

#queer #womxn #southasian #britishasian #podcast #episode #indian #pakistani #bangladeshi

Oh my heart! Recording the “Queer & South Asian” episode of #masalapodcast was touching, beautiful & everything I imagined it would be. Because my beautiful guests @mercury_dun @komalamee @aroob95 opened up to me and talked from their heart. About fa

You can clearly enjoy a weekend in traditional wear with your girlfriends! We did, with total poise and grace, in our lehengas and sarees. Can’t do without them. @priyankachandra14 @megmiddha .
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You can clearly enjoy a weekend in traditional wear with your girlfriends! We did, with total poise and grace, in our lehengas and sarees. Can’t do without them. @priyankachandra14 @megmiddha . . . Contact us over WhatsApp at +447506760402 or DM us t

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You can clearly enjoy a weekend in traditional wear with your girlfriends! We did, with total poise and grace, in our lehengas and sarees. Can’t do without them. @priyankachandra14 @megmiddha .
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Contact us over WhatsApp at +447506760402 or DM us to know more about the saree. 
Also available at Noor London, coming soon at September 14, 2019. Please Save the Date! .
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You can clearly enjoy a weekend in traditional wear with your girlfriends! We did, with total poise and grace, in our lehengas and sarees. Can’t do without them. @priyankachandra14 @megmiddha . . . Contact us over WhatsApp at +447506760402 or DM us t

As a TCK mother raising TCK children, I’m always on the lookout for books that will put my children in touch with their roots and help them to understand it all better. Straddled as we are between Britain, Switzerland and India, I often feel as if the first two get a lot more airtime by sheer dint of proximity if nothing else. I have to work that little bit extra in order to allow India to get a word in edgeways. Growing up, I learnt through the stories that my grandmother told and to the stories that I heard my own mother tell. While their grandparents continue to tell stories, my own second-hand stories often feel like - to me- second best and that’s where the books come in. The ‘Amma tell me about’ series by @bhaktimathur is always a good place to start and this one, ‘Amma, Tell Me About Rakshabandhan’ is no exception.

@bhaktimathur takes the reader on a journey, from how Rakshabandhan or Rakhi is celebrated now, through to some of the mythological background and then right through to historical applicability. The latter was particularly poignant this year as Rakhi fell on the same day as Indian Independence Day. When Bengal was divided for the first time, Rabindranath Tagore staged a peaceful protest whereby Hindus and Muslims from both Bengals tied Rakhis on each other as a show of harmony and peaceful coexistence. History then had other ideas of course but for a while, Tagore had been successful in reframing patriarchy for protest. Rakhi remains a contested festival today with many feeling that it is patriarchal while others have sought to reframe it in order to accommodate changing mores and rituals. Over the last few days, I’ve seen many instances (on Instagram) where a non-traditional Rakhi has been celebrated and each one of those has been so moving because at their core they all advocate solidarity (off the top of my head, these were the posts that stuck out: @namratatabs, @imperfectly.perfectly.lyf and @wildberriesandfables so please do head over to those accounts to find out more). As a child, I always spent my Julys and Augusts in India because this was the time of the longest school holidays.

As a TCK mother raising TCK children, I’m always on the lookout for books that will put my children in touch with their roots and help them to understand it all better. Straddled as we are between Britain, Switzerland and India, I often feel as if th

Yesterday, I had the privilege of being part of the next stage of @gmfa_uk’s #MeHimUs campaign, centred around South Asian queer men. 
Talking about sexual health and HIV prevention is so important! South Asian people rarely do so, queer or not. This problem is only exacerbated by queerness as people are so desperate to keep their identity under wraps, they put themselves at serious risk. 
Beyond this, you don’t often see this kind of South Asian representation, let alone queer South Asian representation. It’s so important to be visible and I hope this leads to bigger and better things in the queer scene, increasing visibility of South Asian people in the LGBT+ community and helping people feel comfortable being open about their sexuality. 
This. This is South Asian queer excellence!! ️️‍
: @benjaminjamesglean / @shambstagram 
People: @sqaceman @alexandleon @feztagram @nico_singh @mufseen 
#southasian #indian #pakistani #bengali #srilankan #muslim #hindu #punjabi #gujarati #britishasian #asian #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #queer #personofcolour #qpoc #queerpersonofcolour #sex #sexualhealth #hiv #hivprevention

Yesterday, I had the privilege of being part of the next stage of @gmfa_uk ’s #mehimus campaign, centred around South Asian queer men. Talking about sexual health and HIV prevention is so important! South Asian people rarely do so, queer or not. This

For sale on the platform @deana.uppal beautiful outfit, she recently wore this outfit to a wedding in Bali. Get in touch for the details. #jasmineexchange #sustainability #startup

For sale on the platform @deana.uppal beautiful outfit, she recently wore this outfit to a wedding in Bali. Get in touch for the details. #jasmineexchange #sustainability #startup

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Who fancies a delicious bottle of juicy equality? Buy one get one free at uncle’s corner shop!
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We believe in a world where people are hired for their skills, experience, character, work ethic and depending on the role, qualifications. We are striving for equality. We will not tolerate tokenism.

Who fancies a delicious bottle of juicy equality? Buy one get one free at uncle’s corner shop! • We believe in a world where people are hired for their skills, experience, character, work ethic and depending on the role, qualifications. We are striv

Bollywood isn't just for the movies it's the rafi soundtrack to long car drives to see you bhua in Brum, it's the Aman hayer bhangra track that everyone knows the words to and dances to at the ladies Sangeet in the local community hall/primary school, and why shouldn't it be a part of your sat night too. Ryan talks about creating honest parties (from honesty of heritage or homosexuality) and the bangers that set them off.

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#britishasian #bollywood #bhangra #queer #gaysians #club #banger #podcast #movie #soundtrack

Bollywood isn't just for the movies it's the rafi soundtrack to long car drives to see you bhua in Brum, it's the Aman hayer bhangra track that everyone knows the words to and dances to at the ladies Sangeet in the local community hall/primary school

NARGIS X ASIANA 
@nargis_collections campaign as seen in @asianatv 
Creative Direction: @indiya_ahmed 
Styling: @zafshabir 
Assistant: @ibzkhan12341 
Hair & Makeup: @nafisasultan 
Photography: @alexpichonphotography 
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NARGIS X ASIANA @nargis_collections campaign as seen in @asianatv Creative Direction: @indiya_ahmed Styling: @zafshabir Assistant: @ibzkhan12341 Hair & Makeup: @nafisasultan Photography: @alexpichonphotography #asiana #asianatv #werq #couture

It’s Sundayyyyyy time to start sorting your outfits, and getting them on my it platform for approval. Don’t forget from Wednesday you can shop @deana.uppal collection and not to mention @queenmehreen outfits, soon to be added @manrinar ‘s beautiful outfits. #jasmineexchange #startup #sustainablefashion

It’s Sundayyyyyy time to start sorting your outfits, and getting them on my it platform for approval. Don’t forget from Wednesday you can shop @deana.uppal collection and not to mention @queenmehreen outfits, soon to be added @manrinar ‘s beautiful o

DOUBLE BILL LAUNCH FRI 6 SEPT 6-9pm experience the rich images and reflections in Memory of Land by Nirvair Singh Rai ft Janhavi Sharma - 100 years on from Jallianwala Bagh and NOTTINGHAM ARTS MELA ... 6-9pm with refreshments, resident party dj Omar and a panel discussion and thought paper by Ranjit Sondhi! Full on for all... hope to see you at the launch and festival (3-8 Sept see http://www.nae.org.uk/page/nottingham-arts-mela-2019/1073) #nottinghamartsmela #nottsmela #art #culture #memoryofland #jallianwalabagh #southasia #birdsofindiansubcontinent #britishasian #photography #contemporaryart #artgallery @new_art_exchange

DOUBLE BILL LAUNCH FRI 6 SEPT 6-9pm experience the rich images and reflections in Memory of Land by Nirvair Singh Rai ft Janhavi Sharma - 100 years on from Jallianwala Bagh and NOTTINGHAM ARTS MELA ... 6-9pm with refreshments, resident party dj Omar

An Ode to a lost era - So I watched @onceinhollywood Last night. Has anyone seen it? What did you think? My advice would be to read up about it before you watch it. If you go in blind you’ll come out having not seen the film. If you go in with your eyes wide open you’ll appreciate everything this movie has to offer. And believe me there’s a lot. Read. Learn. watch. Enjoy.

An Ode to a lost era - So I watched @onceinhollywood Last night. Has anyone seen it? What did you think? My advice would be to read up about it before you watch it. If you go in blind you’ll come out having not seen the film. If you go in with your e

Invite yourself 
to allow your quiet tiptoes to make giant footprints

Encourage yourself 
to allow your soft whispers to echo in their ears 
to travel afar 
to imprint on those minds

that dare to fall asleep

From Westminster to 
after work drinks.
From the CEO 
to the secretary.
From the staff room 
to the school gate.
Straight to the dinner table.

The ripple of the stone that creates the big wave

Is neither calm nor tame

Because to tackle the system we must continue to shake the foundations that hold it ️ .
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#poetryforthesoul 
#bepresentnotperfect #whiteprivilege #presencebasedcoaching 
#beboldbeyou #mindfulness #educators #socialjusticeactivist #socialjustice #racialjustice #consciousthoughts #antiracism #antiracist #empowered #personaldevelopmentcoaching #empoweredwomen #speakyourtruth #consciousliving #lifecoach #lifecoachforleaders #coachinglife #sikhblogs #femalespeaker #intersectionalism #bipoc #woc #poc #britishasian #unconsciousbias #racialequality

Invite yourself to allow your quiet tiptoes to make giant footprints Encourage yourself to allow your soft whispers to echo in their ears to travel afar to imprint on those minds that dare to fall asleep From Westminster to after work drinks.

One of my favourite sarees- blue georgette with a bird weave paired beautifully with a red blouse. The gajra in her hair, a big red bindi and the stunning ruby and choker, completes the look. Swipe more to see how the saree looks. .
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Contact us over WhatsApp at +447506760402 or DM us to know more about the saree. 
Also available at Noor London, coming soon at September 14, 2019. Please Save the Date! .
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@stella_budhiraja @pamela_968 #traditions #georgette #khaddi #tricolour #india #heritage #london #saree #sixyards #trousseau #couture #indianattire #wedding #beautiful #handlooms #weaves #magenta #bridal #britishasian #love #birdweave #banarasi #georgette #gajra #ethnic #indianwear #sareelook #sareelove #sari #woman

One of my favourite sarees- blue georgette with a bird weave paired beautifully with a red blouse. The gajra in her hair, a big red bindi and the stunning ruby and choker, completes the look. Swipe more to see how the saree looks. . . Contact us over

One of my favourite sarees- blue georgette with a bird weave paired beautifully with a red blouse. The gajra in her hair, a big red bindi and the stunning ruby and choker, completes the look. Swipe more to see how the saree looks. .
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Contact us over WhatsApp at +447506760402 or DM us to know more about the saree. 
Also available at Noor London, coming soon at September 14, 2019. Please Save the Date! .
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@stella_budhiraja @pamela_968 #traditions #georgette #khaddi #tricolour #india #heritage #london #saree #sixyards #trousseau #couture #indianattire #wedding #beautiful #handlooms #weaves #magenta #bridal #britishasian #love #birdweave #banarasi #georgette #gajra #ethnic #indianwear #sareelook #sareelove #sari #woman

One of my favourite sarees- blue georgette with a bird weave paired beautifully with a red blouse. The gajra in her hair, a big red bindi and the stunning ruby and choker, completes the look. Swipe more to see how the saree looks. . . Contact us over

One of my favourite sarees- blue georgette with a bird weave paired beautifully with a red blouse. The gajra in her hair, a big red bindi and the stunning ruby and choker, completes the look. Swipe more to see how the saree looks. .
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Contact us over WhatsApp at +447506760402 or DM us to know more about the saree. 
Also available at Noor London, coming soon at September 14, 2019. Please Save the Date! .
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@stella_budhiraja @pamela_968 #traditions #georgette #khaddi #tricolour #india #heritage #london #saree #sixyards #trousseau #couture #indianattire #wedding #beautiful #handlooms #weaves #magenta #bridal #britishasian #love #birdweave #banarasi #georgette #gajra #ethnic #indianwear #sareelook #sareelove #sari #woman

One of my favourite sarees- blue georgette with a bird weave paired beautifully with a red blouse. The gajra in her hair, a big red bindi and the stunning ruby and choker, completes the look. Swipe more to see how the saree looks. . . Contact us over

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Made Low Fat Butter Chicken Masala ⁣
Balle Balle ⁣
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Cooked In Low Fat Butter With Corn Feeded Chicken Breasts In A Thick Gravy ⁣
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⁣ Call Me DJ Food Gangsta Made Low Fat Butter Chicken Masala ⁣ Balle Balle ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Cooked In Low Fat Butter With Corn Feeded Chicken Breasts In A Thick Gravy ⁣ ⁣ For Recipie Check The Previous Post⁣ ⁣ #butterchicken

Low Fat Butter Chicken Masala In The Making 🤟⁣⁣
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500 Grams Corn Feeded Chopped Chicken Breasts Marinated First In One Tablespoon Turmeric, 100 Grams Greek Yogurt, Two Tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste, Three Tablespoon Badshah Chicken Masala & One Tablespoon Badshah Kitchen King Masala(Available Worldwide) For An Hour. ⁣⁣
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Then In 100 Grams Butter Sauteed It For 10 To 15 Minutes Until Colour Changes & Then Add Gravy Which Is Slow Cooked For An Hour & Cook The Chicken As Per Your Taste. ⁣⁣
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In 300 Grams Low Fat Butter Cook 600 Grams Onions In Low Flame First Untill Soft Then Add Ginger Garlic Paste As Per Taste & Sautee It For Few Minutes⁣⁣
Then &  800 Grams Tomatoes Under Medium Flame Then Add The Same Spices & Cook For 5 Minutes & Add Water As Per Requirement Then Pressure Cook It For Two Whistles Then Mash It Completely & Cook It With Marinated Chicken On Slow Flame With A Lid On & Keep Stirring In 5 To 10 Minutes Interval & Done ⁣⁣
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Low Fat Butter Chicken Masala In The Making 🤟⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ (The Following Recipe Is Made For 500 Grams Chicken)⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Marination:⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ (One To Two Hour)⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 500 Grams Corn Feeded Chopped Chicken Breasts Marinated First In One Tablespoon Turmeric, 100 G

Ini hari Minggu Lala.. Lala belajar Ukulele sama Papa @jb.dicky.satya Terima kasih Papa... Sabar melatih Lala 
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#photography #kid #girl #baliphotography #denpasar #prettygirl #kidphotography #asiangirlphotography #goestoeurope #britishasian #like4like #bali #denpasarkid #hobbyphoto #smile #cutestyle #4yearsold

Ini hari Minggu Lala.. Lala belajar Ukulele sama Papa @jb.dicky.satya Terima kasih Papa... Sabar melatih Lala . . #photography #kid #girl #baliphotography #denpasar #prettygirl #kidphotography #asiangirlphotography #goestoeurope #britishasian #like4

NARGIS X ASIANA 
@nargis_collections campaign as seen in @asianatv 
Creative Direction: @indiya_ahmed 
Styling: @zafshabir 
Assistant: @ibzkhan12341 
Hair & Makeup: @nafisasultan 
Photography: @alexpichonphotography 
#asiana #asianatv #werq #couture #asianmodel #elite #published #london #zafshabir #britishasian #makeup #styling #stylist #makeup #mua #thecactusagency #jewellery #bridaljewellery #destination #mauritius

NARGIS X ASIANA @nargis_collections campaign as seen in @asianatv Creative Direction: @indiya_ahmed Styling: @zafshabir Assistant: @ibzkhan12341 Hair & Makeup: @nafisasultan Photography: @alexpichonphotography #asiana #asianatv #werq #couture

If Marta says we wear red lipstick to represent the blood of our enemies, that is what we are going to do.

If Marta says we wear red lipstick to represent the blood of our enemies, that is what we are going to do.

The gorgeous Kammy all ready for her special wedding ceremony today. She wanted a soft nautural looking glam with flawless skin! She LOVED her look! 
@mandy.takhar
#makeup #followme #indiangirl #naturalmakeup #solihull #wolverhampton #birmingham #indian #indianwedding #neutraltones #makeupoftheday #lookoftheday #flawless #beautyblogger #britishasian #browsonfleek #morphe #face #makeupinspiration #makeupinspo #lips #westmidlands #wakeupandmakeup #contour #maccosmetics #weddingseason #nofilter #gorgeous #indianweddingblog #lineronfleek

The gorgeous Kammy all ready for her special wedding ceremony today. She wanted a soft nautural looking glam with flawless skin! She LOVED her look! @mandy.takhar #makeup #followme #indiangirl #naturalmakeup #solihull #wolverhampton #birmingham #ind

SAVE THE DATE & MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

We’re excited to announce that the Asian Woman Festival 2020 will be held on 4th April in the West Midlands, UK.

We’re busy planning our second festival to be even bigger and better with lots of different opportunities for you to be involved. More details to come but in the meantime:

Early Bird Tickets will be going on sale next week
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The application process for speakers and stall holders will be shared soon
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Don’t forget that our call for artists for our exhibition is already open - hit the link in our bio.
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#asianwomanfestival #asianwomanfest #savethedate #Culture #Conversation #Art #Desi #PoC #BritishAsian #SouthAsian #Exhibition #ArtExhibition #SouthAsianArts #Identity #Indian #Asian #Pakistani #Bangladeshi #SriLankan #Issavibe #AsianWoman #empowerment #empowerwomen #representationmatters

SAVE THE DATE & MARK YOUR CALENDARS! We’re excited to announce that the Asian Woman Festival 2020 will be held on 4th April in the West Midlands, UK. We’re busy planning our second festival to be even bigger and better with lots of different opport

Here’s a small extract from my short story ‘Sunny The Indian Datsun’ first published in the @patrician_press #anthology ‘Refugees & Peacekeepers’ , 2017. 
The #protagonist is a talking car, owned by a family of #Indians refugees who’ve been expelled from #uganda and are making a new life in #britain in the #1980s. 
Please give it a read ! Patrician Press are a small #indie, where stories such as mine are hugely supported. 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Refugees-Peacekeepers-Patrician-Press-Anthology/dp/0993494560

#authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #femalewriters #bameauthors #shortstory #asianwriters #britishasian #fiction #mynextread #amreading #bookstagram #igers #quoteoftheday #southasianfiction #whattoread #gujarati #indiepublishing

Here’s a small extract from my short story ‘Sunny The Indian Datsun’ first published in the @patrician_press #anthology ‘Refugees & Peacekeepers’ , 2017. The #protagonist is a talking car, owned by a family of #indians refugees who’ve been expelled

Have you ever come across this issue? Share your stories below  this can be a powerful process, seeing that you are not the only one. Acknowledging it, then understanding why it’s acceptable behaviour in our society helps challenge it and move beyond it. Never be afraid to speak up and insist you are called by your name correctly.  If they can make the effort to pronounce Tchaikovsky, they can make the effort to pronounce your name! 
Here’s a recollection from British South Asian designer Akira
• “I remember not even being able to finish saying my 3 syllable name before being interrupted with ‘ oh I’m not going to be able to pronounce that’. It’s like this woman just took one look at me and assumed my name would be too complicated/ she couldn’t be bothered to make the effort to learn a new name. What’s more  annoying is how familiar this dismissive treatment was in this particular work environment, and how no one around even batted an eyelid. It was completely acceptable. She didn’t even care about being polite about it. What made me laugh was her daughters name was Keira, almost identical to my name. Mine is pronounced exactly the same way except it has an ‘a’ in front (Akira). But it was obvious I was facing a different issue here.”
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Pin by @not__sari 
#repost from @pinkladoo - an amazing project changing outdated traditions and sexist customs

Have you ever come across this issue? Share your stories below this can be a powerful process, seeing that you are not the only one. Acknowledging it, then understanding why it’s acceptable behaviour in our society helps challenge it and move beyond

Earrings and necklace perfectly matched and customised for the occassion. This set was for the wedding I recently attended. 
#matchingjewellery
#asianwedding
#handmadejewellery #uniquejewellery #tailormadejewellery #numonday #jewellersacademy #sari #dupatta #weddingguestoutfit #prettythings #handmadeintheuk_hmuk #britishasian #bollywoodinspired #glitteraddict

Earrings and necklace perfectly matched and customised for the occassion. This set was for the wedding I recently attended. #matchingjewellery #asianwedding #handmadejewellery #uniquejewellery #tailormadejewellery #numonday #jewellersacademy #sari #

Privilege...it’s a funny old word. ~
There’s an essay that Peggy Mackintosh wrote in 1988: ‘unpacking the invisible knapsack’, American and in lots of ways outdated now but still worth a read.
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It’s a personal and tangible account of what she experiences as a white person as she moved through her day-to-day life: ~
being able to walk into a store and find that the main displays of shampoo, makeup, tights, cater to her needs and skin tone. ~
being able to turn on the TV, flick through a magazine and see people of her race widely represented.
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being able to move through life without being racially profiled or unfairly represented.
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These are just a few.
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We’ve just moved to a new area and it’s something that has been at the forefront of my mind, on top of all the moving and settling stress, all the extra labour and tasks that I need to constantly go through for my family’s safety: ~
make an analysis of the likelihood of racial abuse in the specified area/school ~
set up several meetings at the new school, with teacher, depute and headteacher. ~
on signing up to any out of school clubs, have the same awkward, uncomfortable conversations about race, religion, discrimination and equity. ~
get used to them minimising my words and experiences as they get more and more defensive. ~
have continued conversations with my children about racism. ~
have conversations with my children that purposely increase their self-worth in a world where whiteness is the norm.
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stay vigilant at all times.
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This is not me using the ‘race card’ (whatever the fuck that is as I’ve never seen it) this is me narrating my life in my own words ️ #whiteprivilege .
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#bepresentnotperfect #presencebasedcoaching 
#beboldbeyou #mindfulness #educators #socialjusticeactivist #socialjustice #racialjustice #consciousthoughts #antiracism #antiracist #empowered #personalempowerment #personaldevelopmentcoaching #empoweredwomen #speakyourtruth #consciousliving #lifecoach #lifecoachforleaders #coachinglife #sikhblogs #femalespeaker #intersectionalism #bipoc #woc #poc #britishasian #unconsciousbias #racialequality

Privilege...it’s a funny old word. ~ There’s an essay that Peggy Mackintosh wrote in 1988: ‘unpacking the invisible knapsack’, American and in lots of ways outdated now but still worth a read. ~ It’s a personal and tangible account of what she experi

What’s up yaar! Uncle-Ji here. Welcome to the worlds first local inconvenience store, where EVERYBODY’S WELCOME!!!

What’s up yaar! Uncle-Ji here. Welcome to the worlds first local inconvenience store, where EVERYBODY’S WELCOME!!!

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All set to record our “Being Queer & South Asian” episode of the podcast. Details to be revealed soon.

Just waiting for my podcast guests to arrive at my “recording studio”. So thrilled this is about to happen in precisely one hour! 
#podcast #southasian #queer #lesbian #desi #gay #britishasian #stories #womxn

All set to record our “Being Queer & South Asian” episode of the podcast. Details to be revealed soon. Just waiting for my podcast guests to arrive at my “recording studio”. So thrilled this is about to happen in precisely one hour! #podcast #south

New post at Noor London @thenoor_london . Follow us here! .
Flaunting here is the new look of banarasi sarees in silks and georgettes! It’s forgotten with most people these days. Noor London aims to restore the love of wearing beautiful sarees at every occasion. Festive colours, available now at Noor London. Coming soon to London on September 14, 2019. .
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@pamela_968 @priyankachandra14 #traditions #georgette #khaddi #tricolour #india #heritage #london #saree #sixyards #trousseau #couture #indianattire #wedding #beautiful #handlooms #weaves #magenta #bridal #britishasian #love #silks #georgette #weaves #handloom  #indiansaree #london

New post at Noor London @thenoor_london . Follow us here! . Flaunting here is the new look of banarasi sarees in silks and georgettes! It’s forgotten with most people these days. Noor London aims to restore the love of wearing beautiful sarees at eve

Flaunting here is the new look of banarasi sarees in silks and georgettes! It’s forgotten with most people these days. Noor London aims to restore the love of wearing beautiful sarees at every occasion. Festive colours, available now at Noor London. Coming soon to London on September 14, 2019. .
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@pamela_968 @priyankachandra14 #traditions #georgette #khaddi #tricolour #india #heritage #london #saree #sixyards #trousseau #couture #indianattire #wedding #beautiful #handlooms #weaves #magenta #bridal #britishasian #love #silks #georgette #weaves #handloom  #indiansaree #london

Flaunting here is the new look of banarasi sarees in silks and georgettes! It’s forgotten with most people these days. Noor London aims to restore the love of wearing beautiful sarees at every occasion. Festive colours, available now at Noor London.

Flaunting here is the new look of banarasi sarees in silks and georgettes! It’s forgotten with most people these days. Noor London aims to restore the love of wearing beautiful sarees at every occasion. Festive colours, available now at Noor London. Coming soon to London on September 14, 2019. .
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@pamela_968 @priyankachandra14 #traditions #georgette #khaddi #tricolour #india #heritage #london #saree #sixyards #trousseau #couture #indianattire #wedding #beautiful #handlooms #weaves #magenta #bridal #britishasian #love #silks #georgette #weaves #handloom  #indiansaree #london

Flaunting here is the new look of banarasi sarees in silks and georgettes! It’s forgotten with most people these days. Noor London aims to restore the love of wearing beautiful sarees at every occasion. Festive colours, available now at Noor London.

Flaunting here is the new look of banarasi sarees in silks and georgettes! It’s forgotten with most people these days. Noor London aims to restore the love of wearing beautiful sarees at every occasion. Festive colours, available now at Noor London. Coming soon to London on September 14, 2019. .
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@pamela_968 @priyankachandra14 #traditions #georgette #khaddi #tricolour #india #heritage #london #saree #sixyards #trousseau #couture #indianattire #wedding #beautiful #handlooms #weaves #magenta #bridal #britishasian #love #silks #georgette #weaves #handloom  #indiansaree #london

Flaunting here is the new look of banarasi sarees in silks and georgettes! It’s forgotten with most people these days. Noor London aims to restore the love of wearing beautiful sarees at every occasion. Festive colours, available now at Noor London.

Flaunting here is the new look of banarasi sarees in silks and georgettes! It’s forgotten with most people these days. Noor London aims to restore the love of wearing beautiful sarees at every occasion. Festive colours, available now at Noor London. Coming soon to London on September 14, 2019. .
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@pamela_968 @priyankachandra14 #traditions #georgette #khaddi #tricolour #india #heritage #london #saree #sixyards #trousseau #couture #indianattire #wedding #beautiful #handlooms #weaves #magenta #bridal #britishasian #love #silks #georgette #weaves #handloom  #indiansaree #london

Flaunting here is the new look of banarasi sarees in silks and georgettes! It’s forgotten with most people these days. Noor London aims to restore the love of wearing beautiful sarees at every occasion. Festive colours, available now at Noor London.

Flaunting here is the new look of banarasi sarees in silks and georgettes! It’s forgotten with most people these days. Noor London aims to restore the love of wearing beautiful sarees at every occasion. Festive colours, available now at Noor London. Coming soon to London on September 14, 2019. .
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@pamela_968 @priyankachandra14 #traditions #georgette #khaddi #tricolour #india #heritage #london #saree #sixyards #trousseau #couture #indianattire #wedding #beautiful #handlooms #weaves #magenta #bridal #britishasian #love #silks #georgette #weaves #handloom  #indiansaree #london

Flaunting here is the new look of banarasi sarees in silks and georgettes! It’s forgotten with most people these days. Noor London aims to restore the love of wearing beautiful sarees at every occasion. Festive colours, available now at Noor London.

Flaunting here is the new look of banarasi sarees in silks and georgettes! It’s forgotten with most people these days. Noor London aims to restore the love of wearing beautiful sarees at every occasion. Festive colours, available now at Noor London. Coming soon to London on September 14, 2019. .
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@pamela_968 @priyankachandra14 #traditions #georgette #khaddi #tricolour #india #heritage #london #saree #sixyards #trousseau #couture #indianattire #wedding #beautiful #handlooms #weaves #magenta #bridal #britishasian #love #silks #georgette #weaves #handloom  #indiansaree #london

Flaunting here is the new look of banarasi sarees in silks and georgettes! It’s forgotten with most people these days. Noor London aims to restore the love of wearing beautiful sarees at every occasion. Festive colours, available now at Noor London.

@premzonline out with a brand new album - #IndianSummer 🇮🇳🇬🇧
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#desi #desihiphop #indianhiphop #indianrap #indiarap #UKhiphop #britishasian

@premzonline out with a brand new album - #indiansummer 🇮🇳🇬🇧 . OUT NOW EVERYWHERE . . . . #desi #desihiphop #indianhiphop #indianrap #indiarap #ukhiphop #britishasian

Exquisite Asian Bridal hair and makeup. 
Rathna looked flawless on her wedding day!! @asian_celebrations_bridal_show @asianatv @indianweddingbuzz @theasianweddingguide
#wedding #indianbride #asiana #redlips #indianwedding #asianwedding #indiangirl #britishasian #weddingseason #solihull #birmingham #london #bridalmakeup #weddingblog #weddingplanner #weddings #kryolan #makeupoftheday #lookoftheday #followme #weddingjewellery #lengha #brides #indianweddingbuzz #indians
This is the double page spread in its entirety. I split it up on the previous post so you can read the poem, but now realise that actually you need to see the triangles! 
It took me ages to wrap my head around how I wanted to approach this piece. Tbh when I think back, I think I let myself get overwhelmed with the fact that I was doing a piece for the amazing Fatima Asghar. It caused me anxiety and self doubt, so when I look at this piece I just remember that, and I shudder. I think the concept is powerful, but perhaps just needed abit of a breather, step back, walk in the park, that sort of thing to close it. I didn’t give that to myself at the time. This piece is a reminder to me that my creative process is so personal and so much from the depths of my soul that I need to find ways to balance the whole ‘meeting a deadline’ and ‘doing my best art’. Also I’ve been thinking loads about the role of an artist when they are being commissioned for their heart and soul to be poured out. It’s kind of abit weird for me at the mo, so may post on that some more later. ️. Thanks to @asgharthegrouch for the poem. Head to @shado.mag for the actual magazine!  #poetrycommunity #poetrymeetsart #comicpoem #sequentialart #southasianart #diaspora #magazineart #selfpublishbehappy #shadomag #fatimaasghar #walkingthestreets #daylightsavinglights #sabbakhanart #usameetsuk #ukmeetsusa #transatlanticexchange #poetsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #britishmuslim #britishasian #britishasianartists

This is the double page spread in its entirety. I split it up on the previous post so you can read the poem, but now realise that actually you need to see the triangles! It took me ages to wrap my head around how I wanted to approach this piece. Tbh

British/Asian cuisine. So much flavour in these two dishes. This restaurant is always busy whenever I go. Definitely worth trying!  MANCHESTER, Wilmslow road 
#britishasian #foodie #wilmslowroad #mcrfood #burgerandfries #chickennoodles #mylahore

British/Asian cuisine. So much flavour in these two dishes. This restaurant is always busy whenever I go. Definitely worth trying! MANCHESTER, Wilmslow road #britishasian #foodie #wilmslowroad #mcrfood #burgerandfries #chickennoodles #mylahore

Our model recently took part in the FDC young designer awards participating in the Collections Presentation
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How incredible does she look!

Our model recently took part in the FDC young designer awards participating in the Collections Presentation . How incredible does she look!

How do you eat hard tacos?🤔 I have no idea. I crack mine in half to make it into a big circle with the toppings on top and then eat the whole thing with my hands.

We usually have some taco shells left over after #tacotuesday and I struggle to think of what to do with them before they go stale. Impress even the fussiest of eaters in your household by making these breakfast tacos this weekend.

10 mins | super easy | 415 calories per taco

1 hard taco shell
2 eggs scrambled with 1 tsp olive oil, salt and pepper. 
Guacamole - 50g avocado mixed with juice of 1/2 lime, salt, pepper, chilli powder and coriander.
A small salad
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#breakfasttacos #breakfasttaco #tacorecipe #thehealthyindian #britishindian #britishasian 
#indomexican #tacotaco #eggs #weekendbreakfast #breakfastrecipe #caloriecounted  #healthyindianfood #heartychoppingboard #lowcaloriemeals #lowcalorierecipes #healthycurry #weddingdiet #mumscooking #indianrecipes  #Proteinrich #mealprepdaily #mealpreps  #mealprepsundays

How do you eat hard tacos?🤔 I have no idea. I crack mine in half to make it into a big circle with the toppings on top and then eat the whole thing with my hands. We usually have some taco shells left over after #tacotuesday and I struggle to think

Native Sounds is proud to present Three Amazing acts LIVE at this years @TheLondonMela! .

Saturday 31st August - at Southall Park : @HarrisHameedIG @Inderpaul_Sandhu @Vibs_Music will be live onstage between 4.30pm - 5.30pm! Don’t forget the event is ALL DAY from 1pm until 8pm - £2 entry all day, under 16’s FREE!
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Other acts on the day include @RaghavWorldwide, @SonnaRele & many more!
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#LondonMela #NativeSounds #Showcase #BritishAsian #NewTalent #UK #Mela #London #WestLondon #Southall

Native Sounds is proud to present Three Amazing acts LIVE at this years @thelondonmela ! . Saturday 31st August - at Southall Park : @harrishameedig @inderpaul_sandhu @vibs_music will be live onstage between 4.30pm - 5.30pm! Don’t forget the event is

The amount of times I have heard this when speaking about my very real experiences, research and knowledge as a woman of colour in this country, is actually unreal. 
Why are we outraged when we hear about a racist incident when absolutely nothing has been done to tackle and educate about the inequities that exist within our society?

What has actually changed, in terms of segregation, that means we understand each other better?

Yea it is true that outright racism and racist slurs of days gone by are under the protection of legislation, but does this legislation really serve us? 
Does legislating against racism really stop it, I think not.

What I do know is that racism has moved on, the thing is, we, as a society haven’t. 
I, as a second generation immigrant, am still dealing with the same issues that my parents were.  The difference is that the operation is much more covert, it is much more sneaky and subtle and if you choose to close your eyes, because your privilege allows you to, you could even believe that racism is not an issue.

Racism for many, especially in the UK, is still seen as a one off incident that is carried out by a minority of individuals. 
The truth is that racism is a complicated, interconnected system.

So if the structures are already in place to divide us what can we do to bring ourselves together? 
We must collectively cultivate the capacity to see the reality even when your conditioning tells you otherwise. 
My online course (it’s nearly here ‍️) is based on you allowing yourself permission to let go of the illusion of your context of certainty and allows you to invite a different dialogue to the table ️
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#beboldbeyou #mindfulness #educators #socialjusticeactivist #socialjustice #racialjustice #consciousthoughts #antiracism #antiracist #empowered #personalempowerment #personaldevelopmentcoaching #empoweredwomen #speakyourtruth #consciousliving #lifecoach #lifecoachforleaders #coachinglife #sikhblogs #femalespeaker #intersectionalism #bipoc #woc #poc #britishasian #unconsciousbias #racialequality

The amount of times I have heard this when speaking about my very real experiences, research and knowledge as a woman of colour in this country, is actually unreal. Why are we outraged when we hear about a racist incident when absolutely nothing has

 , Since releasing my first single, Sitting In The Park, 4 months ago, I’ve been inundated with so much love. Today, I released my first full record, It Was Fun While It Lasted, which is a collection of anecdotes from my years abroad throughout my uni days. You can listen to it on all streaming platforms. Link in bio 
Thanks for all the support, I hope you enjoy It Was Fun While It Lasted. 🥳 Jay

P.S - I spent a lot of time in my second home, Valencia. This song is a tribute to those days - sun sea sand. I hope you enjoy the fifth song, El Verano En Valencia.  VLC.

, Since releasing my first single, Sitting In The Park, 4 months ago, I’ve been inundated with so much love. Today, I released my first full record, It Was Fun While It Lasted, which is a collection of anecdotes from my years abroad throughout my un