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National Grief Awareness Week: Dealing with grief in the British Asian community

National Grief Awareness Week 2020 begins on 2 December. I thought it was important for me to write about how difficult it can be to deal with grief in a community that’s often known to be pretty close-knit but who often find talking about these things so hard. As a British born Hindu who has been in London my whole life, I know all too … Continue reading National Grief Awareness Week: Dealing with grief in the British Asian community

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20 reasons to still love Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge 25 years on

20 October 1995. Who knew back then that this date would be etched in every Bollywood fan’s brain as if it’s where the entire industry started. Who knew that then 23-year-old Aditya Chopra would create a film that remains so close to so many hearts a whole 25 years after its release. Who knew that Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge would still feel so current after … Continue reading 20 reasons to still love Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge 25 years on

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Why I believe “me time” is so important for Indian women

Me time. The concept that one might prefer one’s own company from time to time is something quite alien to certain people. However, it’s also something other people think is an absolute necessity. I fall in the latter group, as many who know me will very well be aware. I totally love spending time by myself. But let’s get this straight. Enjoying me time doesn’t … Continue reading Why I believe “me time” is so important for Indian women

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Friends are like leaves, they sometimes fall away… & that’s OK

In the last six months, many relationships will have been redefined with the change in lifestyle and an “enemy” which we all want defeated somehow. The one relationship which I’ve been thinking a lot about is friendship. I’ve realised how important it is to have good friends. Friends who are with you in true spirit when you are going through something – good or bad. … Continue reading Friends are like leaves, they sometimes fall away… & that’s OK

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10 easy wins towards eating healthy

Those who know me will know I’ve been on a healthier eating journey for around four years now. The reason? Well, diabetes runs in my family and I needed a kick up the backside when it came to what I consumed. So, almost overnight, I made many changes to my diet which I’m still keeping up with four years later. As they say, diets can … Continue reading 10 easy wins towards eating healthy

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Seven female web-series’ characters that I couldn’t get enough of

Online content in India has been interesting to say the least in the last few months, with more films releasing digitally and web-series proving popular on so many platforms. One thing I’ve been struck by in all the web-series I’ve seen in the Indian entertainment arena have been the rather interesting female characters I’ve come across. The series doesn’t need to be women-centric as such … Continue reading Seven female web-series’ characters that I couldn’t get enough of

AT Cooks recipe: Almost no-sugar Rocky Road inspired chocolate tiffin

When you have a chocolate craving and are on a reduced or no sugar diet, it’s difficult to find anything but dark chocolate out there to satisfy it. For me, I love dark chocolate but still want that taste of milk or plain chocolate sometimes. This is why I tried to make my very own version of a tiffin which could satisfy me because I … Continue reading AT Cooks recipe: Almost no-sugar Rocky Road inspired chocolate tiffin

2020 Revisit: My must-see films, web-series & TV shows

2020 has been one of those years where I’ve had enough time at home to be able to watch so much of what was on offer. This wasn’t only limited to films and web-series but also mainstream TV offerings. There’s been so much content to gorge on that I have felt very spoilt for choice. As such, I wanted to take the opportunity to share … Continue reading 2020 Revisit: My must-see films, web-series & TV shows

Netflix’s Emily in Paris deserves a cultural London-based switch

Most people may know me as being a Bollywood buff, so to speak. However, I do watch other things, contrary to what these people think! And one thing I was a little drawn to and also a bit uncertain to watch is Netflix’s Emily in Paris. I did a very quick poll on Twitter and most of the people who voted said it’s worth a … Continue reading Netflix’s Emily in Paris deserves a cultural London-based switch