Fair and unlovely: India confronts dark-skin bias

When Chandana Hiran was a child, strangers would urge her to lighten her skin. Today the Indian student is leading a campaign against whitening creams as global anti-racism protests highlight the obsession with fair complexions for many in Asia. The campaign achieved its first victory when cosmetics giant Unilever dropped the word “fair” from its […]

Veterans help tackle Covid-19

Produced in partnership with UK Government FORMER SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN ARE PLAYING KEY ROLES IN PANDEMIC FRONTLINE AS THE UK united in its efforts to tackle the pandemic and provide relief to all those who were af­fected, military veterans have played a key role on the frontline – from building Nightingale hos­pitals to delivering food […]

The battle for Bollywood: virus, streaming apps spark fears for cinemas

A Bollywood actor’s face tattooed on his arm, Sandeep Bacche’s devotion shocks few in India where stars enjoy semi-divine status. But even here the hallowed silver screen may be losing its shine to streaming services and pandemic fears. “Whenever things get better and theatres begin operations, I will watch three movies a day for sure […]

Naughty Boy reveals Asian-influence on his upcoming album

by LAUREN CODLING AWARD-WINNING record producer Naughty Boy has appealed to Eastern Eye readers to help him on a new Asian-inspired track for his hugely-anticipated new album, due out later this year. The musician – whose real name is Shahid Khan – is due to release his latest record in December. The star, known for […]

Family of Asian doctors is dedicated to serving the NHS

by LAUREN CODLING THE daughter of an NHS doctor has praised her father for inspiring her to pursue a career in medicine, noting the contribution of migrants and their children to the beloved health service. Dr Binita Kane’s father Professor Bim Bhowmick is a specialist in geriatric medicine, who served in the NHS for more […]

Students adapt to new normal

Produced in association with UK Government SCHOOLS ENSURE THAT STAFF AND PUPILS RESUME LESSONS IN SAFE ENVIRONMENT A GROWING number of students across England are returning to schools after lockdown measures were eased following the outbreak of the pandemic in March. Some year groups started returning to classrooms this month, a move welcomed by both […]

Yasser Zubair, a police officer with Thames Valley Police, highlights the rewarding and varied roles available within the force today

AS LONG as he can remember, Yasser wanted to be a police officer. Now, after 18 years of service, he tells us about his experiences, why he would encourage other people from South Asian communities to consider a career with the police. And why he believes that policing today stands for equal opportunities, as well […]

Stores reopen with new norms

RETAILERS ADOPT SOCIAL DISTANCING AS THEY SEEK TO ASSURE CUSTOMERS TO SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE LONG queues of shoppers snaked around stores in England on Monday (15), as shops reopened their doors after 83 days of lockdown. Stores look different from before the lockdown, though, as they must observe social distancing regulations, implemented using guidance from […]

British Businessman says wedding industry likely to be “permanently scarred” without government support

SULEMAN RAZA, a successful Food Preneur, and CEO of the one of the Finest and Largest wedding venue Grand Sapphire in London shares his frustration and concerns about the Exclusion of UK’s Catering & wedding industry from the Government proposals to support businesses in the wider hospitality sector. The hospitality sector plays a significant role […]

Support the UK food industry

Produced in association with UK Government PEOPLE URGED TO EAT SEASONAL VEGETABLES, TRY NEW RECIPES OR TAKE UP JOBS AT FARMS WE CAN all do our bit to support our food industry, be it eating vegetables that are currently in season, trying new recipes, or taking on a summer job at a farm. The UK […]