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Top cooking tips for Ramadan

AWARD-WINNING CHEF SARAH ALI CHOUDHURY’S GUIDE TO HEALTHY EATING DURING THE HOLY MONTH by ASJAD NAZIR A KEY aspect of Ramadan is preparing food before and after the daily fast. With a coronavirus lockdown in place, it is even more essential to get this aspect of the holy month correct, but some simple food and […]

‘Acting keeps me focused’

TALENTED TV star Rishina Kandhari has acted in a wide array of drama serials and taken on challenging roles. Like many actors, she has been in self-isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic and taking time out from a very busy work schedule. Eastern Eye caught up with the beautiful small screen star during lockdown for a […]

My top 10 films – Vikas Sethi

HE MAY have starred in a string of successful TV serials, but talented actor Vikas Sethi is a big film fan and selected 10 big screen favourites. He said: “Love for film is an essential part of any actor’s life. But it is quite a dilemma choosing my all-time top 10 favourite movies because I […]

Top 20 Pakistani drama serials

A COUNTDOWN OF ENTERTAINING SHOWS THAT WILL HELP GET YOU THROUGH THE CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN by ASJAD NAZIR PAKISTAN has produced some of the best drama serials in the world, and they have been so good that Indian viewers, including major celebrities there, have been hooked. A combination of gripping storylines, powerful performances and talented lead […]

Perfect season for an acting comeback

WHY POPULAR MOVIE STAR CELINA JAITLY HAAG DECIDED TO STEP BACK IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA by ASJAD NAZIR BEAUTY queen turned Bollywood actress Celina Jaitly shone globally and then decided to walk away from the spotlight to start a family. She became a wife and devoted mother, but remained connected to her philanthropic work […]

The poetic licence to make a positive change

HOW HUSSAIN MANAWER FOUND POWER IN WORDS AND USED IT TO SHINE A LIGHT ON MENTAL HEALTH by ASJAD NAZIR AN EXTRAORDINARY rise has seen London born poet Hussain Manawer get global acclaim for his work and powerful live performances on big stages, including Glastonbury Festival, Soccer Aid and Royal Albert Hall. He has shared […]

Superstar Salman starts his decline

A-LIST ACTOR KHAN NOW FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FALLEN IDOLS LOOK back on the history of Indian cinema and there are countless incidents of popular leading men completely losing touch with reality. Many refused to grow old gracefully and as their leading ladies got younger, it became more embarrassing as the age gap increased […]

Bollywood films to beat the lockdown blues

AN ENTERTAINING COUNTDOWN OF 40 HAPPINESS INDUCING HINDI MOVIES AND WHERE TO WATCH THEM ONLINE by ASJAD NAZIR A DAILY dose of bad news combined with the coronavirus putting many on lockdown has everyone feeling down and in need of a pick me up. One way to get a quick boost of happiness during these […]

The best tonic for an easy skincare regime

ENTREPRENEUR JIN KWON ON THE HOT RIGHT NOW KOREAN BEAUTY WAVE, SELF-CARE TIPS AND NEW SUMMER TRENDS by RAAKHI TANVI THERE is a lot more to Korea than K-Pop and great food. It also has a booming beauty industry and is known for the latest trends, particularly in skincare. Jin Kwon is a beauty entrepreneur and […]

My top 10 passions away from work – Sabeena Syed

“I LOVE my profession and feel blessed to be an actor, but have always believed in having a healthy work-life balance. Life is a precious gift and gives us so many opportunities, so I try to make full use of them when I can. Here is a rundown of the things I like to do […]