Conquering the clutter monster

SHELINA JOKHIYA ON WINNING THE SPACE SAVING WAR by ASJAD NAZIR EVERYONE collects clutter over time and during lockdown that habit has probably become worse, which isn’t good when more people than ever are spending time at home. That clutter not only takes up more space, but makes it harder to find things and can […]

Domestic abuse and mental health

by MITA MISTRY ACCORDING to the Office for National Statistics, 1.2 million women and 700,000 men experience domestic violence each year. And during lockdown, calls to police for help with domestic abuse, from both men and women, were received every 30 seconds. Domestic abuse often happens behind closed doors without anyone knowing, and it can […]

Podcast, poses and perfect comic timing

HOW RASIKA MATHUR COMBINED A COMEDY CAREER WITH YOGA by ASJAD NAZIR FEARLESS, fabulous, funny and full of talent, there is little Rasika Mathur hasn’t excelled in. From being a yoga teacher and helping recovering-addicts as a mental health facilitator to working as a writer, actress and comedian, she has put her talents to good […]

‘Generational catastrophe’: world falling behind on goal to cut chronic disease deaths

ONLY six high-income countries are doing enough to tackle deaths from chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease, a global report said on Friday (4), warning the coronavirus pandemic exposes the urgent need to combat underlying conditions. In its stocktake of global efforts to stop people dying prematurely from largely preventable and treatable non-communicable […]

Breaking the glass slipper

by Maya Dhanjal  AS A South Asian woman and self-proclaimed princess Jasmine (sans Tiger companion), here is my exploration of the effects a lack of ethnic Disney princesses has on women and girls of colour. I know for sure that I am not the only South Asian girl who would feel more than a tad […]

The most famous Indian star you haven’t heard of

AMAZING STORY OF HOW AN UNEDUCATED ELDERLY WOMAN BECAME A MASSIVE GLOBAL YOUTUBE STAR by ASJAD NAZIR THE most famous acting star you have likely never heard of is an elderly Indian woman, who has quietly become a YouTube sensation in the past few years and garnered millions of views on the video-sharing platform. Milkuri […]

NHS offers free soup-and-shake diet plan to fight diabetes, ‘avoid major diseases’

THE NHS will offer free weight-loss diets soup and shake to thousands with Type 2 diabetes across England as part of a new health drive starting on Tuesday (1), after the very-low-calorie plans have shown to improve patients’ life chances. NHS England said diabetes is estimated to cost the health service £10 billion a year, […]

Skincare for men and women

by Raakhi Tanvi Men I CAUGHT up with Andrew who is a skin advocate and Instagram blogger (@boydoesbeauty) to talk about a simple yet effective skincare routine for men. Here’s what he had to say: “During these challenging times, our skin is testing us too. One day it’s clear, the next, we have irritation and […]

Schoolgirl’s stylish self-isolation start-up

HOW IMAN MIRZA LAUNCHED A LIFESTYLE BRAND IN LOCKDOWN by ASJAD NAZIR WHETHER it is new hobbies like baking or exercising, people around the world have embraced different interests during lockdown, but 13-year-old Iman Mirza took things a step further by starting her own fashion business. The London-based schoolgirl designs clothes, fashion accessories and home […]

Mix and match

by Priya Mulji WHEN I first saw that a programme called Indian Matchmaking was trending at number four on Netflix, I didn’t think much of it. But then, I started seeing more social media comments, memes and reviews, so had to watch it. The popular reality show follows one of Mumbai’s top matchmakers, Sima Taparia, […]

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