‘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, […]

Staying on top of the dating game

NEW RADIO SHOW DISCUSSES ALL THINGS RELATED TO LOVE by MITA MISTRY NETFLIX series Indian Matchmaking isn’t the only new dating show in town. Newly launched radio show Up Your Game sees Meera and Jaya team up to discuss all things associated with finding love. The show that is available globally on Rukus Avenue radio […]


A timeless essential for every girl, Kurtis are versatile piece, and a wardrobe must-have. There is a Kurti for every occasion, be it a day out with your girlfriends or a dinner date with your special someone or your best friend’s sangeet. They can go from formal to classy, to traditional to total chic and […]

Life after lockdown

by MITA MISTRY “Is there anything even under our total control? Yes, two things are: your actions and your attitude,” Mo Gawdat. LOCKDOWN has been a challenging time, and perhaps, it has tested many of us on what is important in life. The life, attitudes and values we had pre-lockdown might not be the ones […]