The battle between the burka and the bikini

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4:06pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Nadia Manzoor tells Rosy Moorhead about her new show Burq Off

If you want to arrive in style take the Punjabi bus!

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7:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

It might be a common sight on the streets of Pakistan but this beautifully decorated vehicle is the only one of its kind in the region.

Therapist to share groundbreaking work on Tamil depression at South Africa conference

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4:30pm Friday 1st August 2014

Meera Bahu will travel to Durban to discuss her work with Tamil refugees in Wimbledon.

Bollywood film queen is living the normal life

Asian Image: Sonia Gill strikes a pose

8:30am Monday 23rd June 2014

WHEN Sonia Gill walks through Rose Hill, few people take much notice.

Challenging lazy views of Islam – on all sides

Asian Image: Zia Chaudry

12:14pm Monday 12th May 2014

AS a good Muslim, barrister Zia Chaudhry follows Islam and prays five times a day. But then he also checks his beloved Liverpool FC’s website five times a day too.

Edmonton actor wants to change the face of film like hero Sylvestor Stallone

Asian Image: Shiv Jhala

12:07pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

Shiv Jhala has just starred in Arjun and Alison and is now writing his own film script

Pictures: Leading designers gather at Faisana Fashion Weekend

Asian Image: Pictures: Leading designers gather at Faisann Fashion Weekend

9:58am Tuesday 6th May 2014

Leading designers from across the world gathered to showcase their latest creations in London.

It's PC gone mad

Asian Image: Comedian Paul Chowdhry grew up in Edgware

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Comedian Paul Chowdhry talks to Amie Mulderrig ahead of his gig at The Ark in Borehamwood

Downing Street reception for mum who founded school

Asian Image: Ranu Mehta-Radia (fourth from left) with Prime Minister David Cameron and fellow mums of the year Diana Golding, Jane Plumb, Maggie Hughes, Pamela Clark, Lynn McManus and Laura Young

11:30am Friday 7th March 2014

A woman crowned a mum of the year for her part in setting up a citizenship school met Prime Minister David Cameron.

School founder crowned mum of the year

Asian Image: Ranu Mehta-Radia

3:06pm Monday 3rd March 2014

A woman who helped set up a citizenship school has been crowned as mum of the year in a national competition.

Golden memories brought to life in book

Asian Image: Yousuf Bhailok with his family in his suit as a boy - Bombay Airport - 1962

9:00am Thursday 13th February 2014

A book captures the golden memories of Lancashire residents as they first stepped foot in the UK.

How we could all give the gift of life

Asian Image: Mohammed Rafique Butt (left) and Nadeem Butt

9:29am Tuesday 28th January 2014

According to Kidney Research UK, kidney failure is up to five times more common in people from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

REVIEW: ‘Our Work, Our Lives, Our Town: Burnley People, Pakistani Roots’

Asian Image: Abdul Aziz Chaudhry with honourary officers East Lancashire Racial Equality Council.

9:00am Monday 13th January 2014

The story of how British Pakistani’s have played a major part in shaping Burnley is told in a new book.

Uniting against sexual abuse

Asian Image: It is hoped to set up a Bradford project based on a Glasgow project working with ethnic minority women and girls who have suffered sexual abuse

9:09am Friday 3rd January 2014

Great strides have been made to ensure that sexual abuse isn’t the taboo topic it once was.

Nisha Anil was cut out to be a princess

Asian Image: Nisha Anil was cut out to be a princess

3:53pm Thursday 19th December 2013

BEING compared to one of Disney’s most magical princesses makes Nisha Anil reveal her modest side as she makes her panto debut in Blackburn.

Women in rural Indian village train as solar engineers

Asian Image: Puja Devi, Phoolmanti Devi with her son, Marie Saint-Arnoult, Lakshmi Devi

6:00am Thursday 12th December 2013

A UK charity has given three women from remote villages in Bihar, North-East India, a life-changing opportunity to introduce reliable solar-powered electricity in their communities.

Asma Khan's Indo-Chinese Supper Club - Review

Asian Image: Asma Khan

10:00am Friday 22nd November 2013

Food Bites: I'll certainly be returning for Asma's highly-acclaimed Indian supper clubs - it's all some of the people I know ever talk about.

Shalini is queen of the cupcakes!

Asian Image: Shalini is queen of the cupcakes!

8:00am Thursday 14th November 2013

Shalini Sriskandarasa has been named Britain’s first amateur National Cupcake Champion.

Shiv plans 60km in 6 days challenge for MS charity

Asian Image: Shiv plans 60km in 6 days challenge for MS charity

1:00pm Tuesday 12th November 2013

Shiv Sharma is planning to walk, run, swim, row and cycle 60km over 6 days to raise money for the MS Society in the charity’s 60th year.

Sotheby’s to auction works of Tipu Sultan

Asian Image: Sotheby’s to auction works of Tipu Sultan

3:42pm Thursday 3rd October 2013

Sotheby’s London will introduce its first-ever auction dedicated to art from Imperial India.

Madhur Jaffrey: 'I learnt to cook out of desperation...'

Asian Image: INTERVIEW: Madhur Jaffrey 'I learnt to cook out of desperation...'

9:00am Saturday 7th September 2013

Author of over 20 cookbooks, appearances in over 20 films and lover of all good food, 80-year-old Madhur Jaffrey shows no sign of slowing down.

Taxi-driver is a new man after losing 10 stone

Asian Image: Taxi-driver is a new man after losing 10 stone

12:00am Wednesday 28th August 2013

Ishtiaq Hussain wants to inspire others in the community to change their lifestyles before it is too late.

Kiran Bedi: A vision for India

Asian Image: Kiran Bedi: A vision for India

4:00am Thursday 22nd August 2013

She is one of the most inspirational women in India. Dr Kiran Bedi speaks to Neetal Parekh about the ‘India Vision Foundation’.

David Bellamy at Southport Flower Show

Asian Image: David Bellamy at Southport Flower Show

2:51pm Wednesday 21st August 2013

Its not every day that one comes across the opportunity to meet a world icon.

Nargis Fakhri: 'I was proud performing stunts'

Asian Image: Nargis Fakhri: 'I was proud perfomring stunts'

6:00pm Wednesday 21st August 2013

Nargis Fakhri has spoken of her role in Madras Café.

John Abraham: 'Madras Cafe role was a lot more demanding'

Asian Image: John Abraham: 'Madras Cafe role was a lot more demanding'

2:00pm Wednesday 21st August 2013

John Abraham says his role in Madras Cafe was a lot more demanding than what he is used to.

REVIEW: No Sex in the City, by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Asian Image: REVIEW: No Sex in the City, by Randa Abdel-Fattah

1:52pm Friday 16th August 2013

‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a visa must be in want of a wife'.

Masjid-e-Anisul Islam: A mosque run by the community for the community

9:00am Saturday 20th July 2013

As the earlier mosques built in the early 1970’s began to establish themselves in Blackburn a new growing trend took hold on this development. By Nazir Musa As the growing local population of immigrants from Asia and Africa began to pour into the town (by virtue of wanting to be near their relatives and hearing of increased facilities), demand for more places of worship continued.

Cancer patient to speak at Windsor charity night

Asian Image: Cancer patient to speak at Windsor charity night

7:00am Saturday 22nd June 2013

A teenager who overcame cancer is to deliver a speech to guests at Eddie Jordan’s Windsor Race Night in aid of CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people.

Interview: Tehmina Sunny

Asian Image: Interview: Tehmina Sunny

12:01pm Tuesday 5th March 2013

British Asian actress Tehmina Sunny was seen in the Oscar winning Argo recently.

Author tells the story of her novel

Asian Image: GIRLS TALK: Author Sufiya Ahmed with students Jennifer Sharo, 14, left, and Cerys Holding, 13

4:36pm Monday 21st January 2013

FEMALE empowerment was on the agenda when an author visited local schoolgirls.

Charming tale of tiny Bollywood dancer

Asian Image: Bollywood dance and fitness instructor Salma Zaman has written a children’s book

8:00am Monday 31st December 2012

Bollywood Princess by Salma Zaman Salma’s Bollywood Academy, £5.99

Inspirational student who nearly died from burns is now a model

Asian Image: Inspirational student who nearly died from burns is now a model

9:00am Wednesday 14th November 2012

A student who nearly died after suffering horrific burns is following her lifelong dream to become a model.

PICTURES: From here and 'There'

Asian Image: PICTURES: From here and 'There'

9:00am Saturday 3rd November 2012

They are some of the images that defined a generation. And now they take pride of place in the very streets they were taken.

Uzma’s sweet success with passion for baking

Asian Image: Uzma Rafiq, who gives weddings a contemporary twist with tiered cupcakes instead of the traditional wedding cake

8:49am Tuesday 30th October 2012

Aas preparations are made for a wedding, all eyes are on the centrepiece.

Getting married? Get the perfect dress

Asian Image: Manchester based fashion designer Krishna Nareshkumar Gandham

9:00am Friday 14th September 2012

Every bride is looking for that distinctive look for her big day.

Interview: Faran Tahir on appearing in the new Dallas series

Asian Image: Interview: Faran Tahir on appearing in the new Dallas series

8:00am Thursday 30th August 2012

Hollywood actor, Faran Tahir, who has starred in Iron Man and Star Trek will be guest starring in the new resurrected series of Dallas.

Being first Pakistani in space will be an honour

Asian Image: Namira to be first Pakistani in space

2:30pm Tuesday 10th July 2012

She has already been to both polar ice-caps and skydived over Mount Everest. And now Namira Salim is set to go into space!

'My heart beats with two pulses'

Asian Image: Dr Kusoom Vadgama has edited the writings of Cornelia Sorabji

1:10pm Thursday 14th June 2012

Dr Kusoom Vadgama has highlighted the life of Cornelia Sorabji, the first woman to graduate in law from Oxford University, writes Rosy Moorhead

‘New diner brings best of all worlds’

Asian Image: Abrar Shah at the new Fire It Up American-style diner in Girlington, which he is hopnig will be the first in a chain

7:50am Wednesday 2nd May 2012

Disagreement among a group of friends about what type of food they prefer to eat has led to the opening of a new £100,000 diner in Bradford. The venture has created more than a dozen full and part-time jobs.

'I just want to tell different stories about people like me'

3:34pm Thursday 9th February 2012

When Shabina Aslam took up her post as artistic director of Ankur Productions last summer, she knew she had a tough act to follow. Neil Cooper talks to Shabina Aslam about her debut production.

Ten Questions: Salima Manji of the London Dinner Club

Asian Image: Ten Questions: Salima Manji of the London Dinner Club

12:24pm Thursday 9th February 2012

Too busy to find love then Salima might have the answer.

The English girl who is a Bollywood star!

Asian Image: The English girl who is a Bollywood star!

3:53pm Monday 30th January 2012

Amy Jackson is the beauty queen turned Bollywood star.

Playing by the rules

Asian Image: Pictures by Nye Williams

10:10am Friday 20th January 2012

We speak to the writer of 'Snookered' a new play about Asian men.

INTERVIEW: Pakistani designers at London Fashion week

Asian Image: INTERVIEW: Pakistani designers at London Fashion week

2:29pm Wednesday 14th September 2011

Clothes by Pakistani designers are to grace London Fashion week for the first time. Here Shabana Adam speaks to Sheikh Kaleem of Maysoom in the run-up to what is sure to be an exciting time.

Bradford brothers record track for new film

Asian Image: Asian-urban music production team RDB

8:50am Wednesday 14th September 2011

Three Bradford brothers have recorded a track for a new film starring Hollywood actor Rob Lowe.

Lancashire engineer encouraging others to follow career

4:26pm Monday 1st August 2011

BBEING the only Asian woman in her team has not deterred Uzma Khan from pursuing a career in systems engineering.

Match-Maker reaches new heights

Asian Image: Match-Maker reaches new heights

11:30am Tuesday 21st June 2011

Shahzad Younas, an entrepreneurial Investment Banker from London has created the first 'Pay As You Go' (PAYG) Matrimonial website for single Muslims in the UK.

Blackburn centre tackling big issues set to expand

Asian Image: HELP Habibur Rehman Chaudhary at the Blackburn Darussalam Education Centre which is seeking to expand

5:12pm Monday 13th June 2011

A UNIQUE Islamic education centre that tackles serious issues such as forced marriages, domestic abuse, drug addiction and anti-social behaviour is expanding.

‘I believe comedy is colour blind’

Asian Image: Paul Chowdhry

9:30am Thursday 9th June 2011

Paul Chowdhry has had the knack of telling a joke since the age of four


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