Going to visit your relatives isn't what it used to be

12:07pm Thursday 17th April 2014

No longer the type to do things without due planning but I don't reflect my parents being like this .

'Online marriages more likely to last'

Asian Image: Dr Amandeep Takhar explores how young Sikhs are moving away from the traditional arranged marriage route commonly used in Sikh religion and are embracing the online trend.

2:11pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Recent surveys reveal one in five relationships in the UK starts online and almost half of all British singles have searched for love on the internet.

New rules for Muslims who want to work in the Public sector

Asian Image: SCHOOL CLOSED: Hundreds of schools in the region are affected by Wednesday's strike action

2:08pm Monday 14th April 2014

After concerns that ‘hard line Muslims’ are plotting to take over the Education system in the Midlands proposals have been put forward to safeguard future roles for those working in the public services.

Ban phones from Asian weddings

Asian Image: The 4G network is not available in Worcester

9:49am Monday 14th April 2014

Remember the good old days when the most obnoxious guest at an Asian wedding would be the one who complained the loudest about the food or about the brides outfit.

'Torn to Pieces': The plight of the Syrian children

Asian Image: upils of The Read School, Zaytan established by Tauheedul Relief Trust

11:53am Friday 11th April 2014

Tortured and electrocuted, choked with chemical weapons and mercilessly slaughtered with knives, the three year catastrophe has traumatised over a million innocent Syrian children and torn them to pieces. By Miriam Kauser

Surviving a holiday with the in-laws: Asian Style

Asian Image: Surviving a holiday with the in-laws: Asian Style

11:53am Wednesday 9th April 2014

National statistics reveal a record number of people in the UK are living with their parents.

'Why I'm running the London Marathon in memory of my superwoman'

Asian Image: 'Why I'm running the London Marathon in memory of my superwoman'

2:40pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

She has never run a marathon before but that isn't going to stop Manjinder Raiyat. Here, she explains why she is willing to go the extra mile to help raise money for 'Mind & The Alzheimer’s Society' in honour of her beautiful nan.

UK police officers can now wear shalwar kameez as part of uniforms

Asian Image: Number of neighbourhood police inspectors in Bradford to be halved

2:57pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A new rule where police officers will be permitted to wear shalwar kameez as part of their uniforms has been welcomed by new recruits.

FASHION: Look stunning in a saree

Asian Image: FASHION: Look stunning in a saree

12:49pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

This week, we take a look at this stunning purple saree enriched in chiffon and pure silk.

Men are bigger gossips than women

Asian Image: Men are bigger gossips than women

9:35am Wednesday 26th March 2014

Forget all those male female stereotypes. It’s official: men are bigger gossips than women.

‘Are you right or left handed?’ and other bad rishta questions

Asian Image: ‘Are you right or left handed?’ and other bad rishta questions

10:01am Monday 24th March 2014

There is nothing more disconcerting than being sat across from your prospective future in-laws and being scrutinised and judged for every action, from how you sit to how you eat to the colour of your socks. And yes, guys have it worse.

Being unselfish isn't as hard as it sounds

4:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

I am going to say something fairly simple but in a more complex way. Indulge me. It’s in three parts and 300 words is not a lot.

It is haram and you know it!

Asian Image: Miss Piggy. Photo: Getty Images

10:29am Thursday 20th March 2014

There is no compulsion in religion. Actually, there is no compulsion in culture. Yet somehow we seem to adhere to the cultural manifestations of Islam more than the religion itself.

FASHION: Asian wedding outfit ideas of the week

Asian Image: Total for outfit:  £203.62

8:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

This outfit stems away from the traditional look, going for a more contemporary wear.

The best political terms to use to make yourself a world leader

Asian Image: Ten political terms to use to make yourself a better world leader

3:06pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

There are certain words and terms to describe specific political events that are all too common. But what do they really mean?.

Death of the High Street? Not in your 'Asian areas'

Asian Image: Death of the High Street? Not in your 'Asian areas'

9:29am Monday 17th March 2014

Councils up and down the country have been dealing with the death of the high street and small privately run retailers. But in many Asian areas the main thoroughfare has been booming.

Apparently northern blokes are cool

11:00am Sunday 16th March 2014

According to a survey, everything ‘cool’ comes from the north.

BEAUTY BLOG: Suncream and Asian skin

10:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

The sun has made a welcome return – so it’s time to start preparing for the summer and choosing a suncream. I know I need to protect my face from the sun, being Asian I never burn, but I’m vain enough to know that too much sun does age the skin. I also know wearing a moisturiser containing an SPF doesn’t cut it.

Pictures: Asiana Couture Catwalk Show 2014

Asian Image: Khushboos By Chand at the Asiana Couture Catwalk Show 2014

12:22pm Friday 14th March 2014

Some of the most contemporary Asian fashion designers in the UK displayed their latest offerings at a fashion show hosted by Asiana Wedding Magazine.

Why debt is still the taboo subject within the Asian community

Asian Image: You can’t borrow your way out of debt

9:08am Friday 14th March 2014

As a community we have fallen into the trap of taking on large amounts of credit.

Organ donation: Why we want to accept but just don't give

9:00am Friday 14th March 2014

I recently attended an organ donation event. When I heard the number of people waiting for donors among the Asian community I was shocked to realise the true extent of the problem.

Are you or do you know someone who is an older driver?

4:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Compared with thirty years ago, we’re living until much longer.

Weird Asian: Cricketer on women; wife in pants and second wives

Asian Image: Wierd Asian: Cricketer on women; wife in pants and second wives

12:00pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

An Indian man sought divorce on the grounds that his wife subjected him to 'cruelty' by wearing trousers to work against his will.

FASHION: Asian wedding outfit of the week

Asian Image: Total Outfit : £250.81

9:51am Wednesday 12th March 2014

One of the things we long for is Asian fashion to be as an easy process as western fashion choices.

The desi diet is off the menu...so what's left?

Asian Image: Fiery egg and spinach curry

12:00pm Friday 7th March 2014

This week a new report has found that eating too much meat is bad for you. So protein is off the menu. As are carbohydrates apparently.

BEAUTY BLOG: An alternative to expensive salon visits

10:50am Friday 7th March 2014

A while back, I reported on my first foray into permanent hair removal. I’d long heard of laser hair removal and was even tempted to book in for a course of treatments at a salon.

‘I am a Lesbian and I am a Muslim’


3:22pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

An Asian lesbian has spoken of her experiences about hiding her sexuality from her family.

BEAUTY BLOG: Best way to get foundations right first up

10:00am Friday 28th February 2014

Women spend more on foundation than any other cosmetic, but still get it wrong.

The bin is there for a reason - it is time we used it

12:00pm Thursday 27th February 2014

Anybody who knows me will know that I love my food.

FOOD: Tostones with aioli sauce.

9:00am Wednesday 26th February 2014

Here's a quick and easy recipe to make and you'll love it! It's called Tostones, I learnt it during one of the Cuban food festivals in chennai. 

Superstore offers and the 'Asian invasion'

Asian Image: Superstore offers and the 'Asian invasion'

9:00am Thursday 20th February 2014

I am sure that this subject has been broached previously on these pages but it is definitely worth repeating.

'I’m not married yet, innit' and other not-so-great chat-up lines

Asian Image: 'I’m not married yet, innit' and other not-so-great chat-up lines

12:03pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

There is nothing worse than being at the receiving end of unwanted male attention. Well actually, the chat up lines are probably the worst part.

EDL kick-off in Slough…no-one cares

Asian Image: Two arrested after EDL protests

8:00am Wednesday 19th February 2014

Members of the EDL (English Defence League) held a protest against Muslims in Slough last weekend but no-one cares since Tommy Robinson left the group.

Venues warned ‘don’t make your events too halal’

Asian Image: Venues warned ‘don’t make your events too halal’

6:08pm Monday 17th February 2014

Venues hosting Muslim events are being warned not to make them ‘too halal’.

School to close for the whole of Ramadan

Asian Image: Indonesian Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013.

8:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

A primary school has become first in the UK to close for the whole of Ramadan. Ulster Church of England Primary School in Bolton, which is 99.9% Muslim is closing throughout the month of Ramadan this July.

12 strange things you might not know about St Valentine's Day

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6:00am Friday 14th February 2014

EVERYONE knows Valentine’s Day is about love, romance, cards, chocolates and flowers – but there are some things about the occasion you might not know.

Five movies they will never make

Asian Image: Films such as Platoon made in 1986 looked in some ways try to counter-balance the general viewpoint of specific wars. Will we see one made similarly for Iraq or Afghanistan?

9:00am Thursday 13th February 2014

Movies can help to change the world. Great movies can help to change perceptions of issues. But there are some movies that Hollywood will not make.

BEAUTY BLOG: Alternative Valentine gifts

3:14pm Thursday 13th February 2014

LAST week we had a round-up of what to get for him, and also what to get him to get you this Valentine’s Day, so now’s the time for something a little different.

It is a crime to think you are Muslim

Asian Image: CAMERA  East Lancashire councils use terrorist laws to catch people for minor offences

8:00am Tuesday 11th February 2014

THE DAILY MOSLEM: The Home Secretary Theresa May has revealed new powers to arrest people who think they are Muslim.

Don’t drive so close to me

Asian Image: Traffic queueing along Thames Down Drive

10:15am Monday 10th February 2014

There are fewer things in life more unsettling than being confronted with an aggressive driver. While some of us are better prepared for this than others, there’s no easy way to know how it’s best to deal with this kind of conflict.

Taliban dog will be used to frighten Pakistanis

Asian Image: Taliban dog to be used to frighten Pakistanis

9:00am Monday 10th February 2014

A military dog captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan is going to be used to frighten Pakistanis.

‘Christian patrols’ praised for halting shoe thefts

Asian Image: ‘Christian patrols’ praised for halting shoe thefts

9:52am Friday 7th February 2014

THE DAILY MOSLEM: A group purporting to be ‘defending British soil against Muslim extremists’ have been praised for virtually wiping out slipper thefts.

Do daughter-in-laws get treated unfairly in Asian households?

Asian Image: Many Indian soaps feature the eternal battle between mother and daughter-in-law. (Picture Star Plus)

8:00am Friday 7th February 2014

I never realised the unfairness that took place in an Asian household when it came to daughters-in-law, until I was seeing it happen in front of me.

We aren’t racist but forget about the Quran says Ukip MEP

Asian Image: We aren’t racist but forget about the Quran says Ukip MEP

12:52pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

THE DAILY MOSLEM: A member of Ukip (UK Independence Party) have been reaching out to the British Muslim community this week by asking them to denounce parts of the Quran.

How to speak Manjabi

4:06pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

A new study reveals men and women don't understand each other because he speaks 'menglish'.

FOOD: Chilli Chicken home style

3:11pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

Here's a fantastic recipe for some Indo Chinese Dry Chilli Chicken.

Veiled woman won’t have picture taken for passport

Asian Image: Time to draw a veil over the niqab debate

2:01pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

THE DAILY MOSLEM: There has been outrage after a Muslim woman refused to have a picture taken for her passport.

Urban myths about Asians do a lot of harm

9:51am Monday 3rd February 2014

Recently, I found myself doing my rounds and dropping off gifts and thank you cards in my home town.

BEAUTY BLOG: How to pull off the Goth look

2:01pm Friday 31st January 2014

It's a big winter trend which comes round every year: Goth glam – dark lips and dramatic eyes on an alabaster complexion.

'The soul of India is crying out for redemption'

9:46am Monday 27th January 2014

President of India Pranab Mukherjee's speech on the eve of India’s 65th Republic day celebrations dwelt on "populist anarchy" and warned of public rage in the wake of unrealistic promises is a "departure from the past.

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