Brown Baby: Nikesh Shukla bares his fears for daughters in new memoir

by LAUREN CODLING AUTHOR Nikesh Shukla hopes his new memoir will drive conversations on “the issues which keep him up at night”. Brown Baby is addressed to his eldest child and details Shukla’s thoughts and experiences with racism, sexism, parenting as well as the pain of losing his mother. In an interview last week with […]

Author Rupy Aujla cooks up just what the doctor ordered

by LAUREN CODLING AN NHS doctor believes people are taking their health more seriously in light of the global coronavirus pandemic as he revealed his new cookbook aims to make nutritious meals easy and accessible. Dr Rupy Aujla is a bestselling author and medical doctor, whose latest cookbook Doctor’s Kitchen 3-2-1 contains more than 100 […]

The empire writes back: tackling Britain’s colonial past

The statue of Robert Clive outside the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in central London depicts him with an imperious gaze, his hand gripping the hilt of a sheathed sword. But despite often heated debate about monuments to colonial figures with links to the slave trade and the legacy of Britain’s past, “Clive of India” […]

The Good Girls: True-crime book investigates Badaun rape-murder allegations

by LAUREN CODLING THE author behind a true-crime book focusing on the alleged murders of two teenagers in India has revealed her motivations for covering the story, claiming she was “compelled” to understand the level of violent crimes against women in the country. The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing explores the death of two young […]

Mum and daughter tell stories of inclusivity

by LAUREN CODLING DOES creativity run in families? Taking one look at mother-and-daughter writing duo Salma and Amber Zaman, it would be hard to argue otherwise. Nine-year-old Amber wrote her first book My Lockdown Poems during lockdown. The collection of poems explores a number of 2020 experiences, including shortages of hand sanitiser, schools closing down […]

Leading British Asians reveal their 2021 goals

AS 2020 drew to a close last Thursday (31), Eastern Eye asked some prominent people to reflect on the year and reveal their hopes for 2021. We asked them: a. What have you learned about yourself in the past year? b. How would you reflect on 2020 and what are you looking forward to in […]

MasterChef finalist puts Nepal on culinary map

by LAUREN CODLING SANTOSH SHAH, a finalist in one of the UK’s most popular TV cooking shows, has revealed plans to open his own Nepalese restaurant in London. Shah was named runner-up, alongside chef Bart van Der Lee, after Alex Webb won the final of the BBC’s MasterChef: The Professionals last month. Despite not winning […]

After catastrophic year, Bollywood hopes for a 2021 comeback

The dancers stopped strutting on Bollywood film sets this year as the Indian film industry struggled to find any spring in its step during a disastrous 2020. The annus horribilis for the world’s most prolific movie industry began with the heartbreaking deaths in April within 36 hours of luminaries Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor. Others […]

Price of marriage pushes land out of reach in Sri Lanka

It was another day of agony for Rizeena, as she waited with her family at their home in eastern Sri Lanka to meet yet another potential husband for her sister – the 46th time they have tried to find someone to marry her in the past decade. Most of these meetings last only a few […]

‘Let’s end the shame of menstruation. Period’

by LAUREN CODLING AN INDIAN activist fighting to end period poverty has revealed the inspiration behind her charity, revealing her own experiences with the taboo surrounding menstruation. Suhani Jalota, 26, is the founder and CEO of the Myna Mahila Foundation. The organisation aims to erase the stigma of menstruation in India and empowers women by […]

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