The United Nations warned on Monday that global warming poses an alarming threat to the health, economic prospects and food and water sources of hundreds of millions of people, particularly in the developing world. A new report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that the effects …Read More »
Monthly Archives: March 2014
India’s two main political parties both broke laws barring foreign donations by accepting cash from local companies owned by London-listed mining group Vedanta Resources Plc between 2004 and 2012, the Delhi High Court said on Friday. The judgment was handed down 10 days before India holds a general election, in …Read More »
An India-born actress has filed a lawsuit against the BBC after Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson allegedly used a “racist” comment on the program. Somi Guha, also known as Somi De Souza and who has appeared in films including ‘Children of Men’ and the TV series ‘The Bill’, has reportedly …Read More »
From the multitude of pretenders to those weighed down or moved by all manner of social and cultural conventions, the British Asian community is resplendent in a variety of personalities and attitudes.
Whilst numerous TV shows, films and comedy skits have shed light on individual stereotypes and eccentricities, scarce few have celebrated the sheer vibrancy that underpins the community.
'Three Shades of Brown' may well be the answer.
The new web comedy series is the brainchild of writer, producer, director and DJ Shai Hussain, the man behind a string of acclaimed radio plays including BBC Radio 4's 'Til Jihad Do Us Part', making his first foray into the brave new world of internet TV.
The story follows best friends Harry and Ravi who move to London - the former through necessity the latter due to his rather unfortunate romantic circumstances - where they settle in a flat owned by Nas.
The three men come with their own unique personality traits - one's a "Rude Boy", one a "Freshie" and the third a "Coconut" - and plenty of baggage.
Cue plenty of outrageously funny personality clashes between a South Asian man trying to be a Jamaican, a new migrant trying to fit in and the brown man who thinks he's a white man.
The series stars an impressive line-up of up and coming British Asian talent, including the freakishly tall Muzz Khan, who helped develop the unforgettable 'Four Lions', 'Cloud 9' star Omar Khan and Navinder Bhatti playing the three central characters.
The supporting cast includes comedian Tez Ilyas and Poonam Joshi, the Managing Editor of this website.
Have a look at the trailer here:Read More »
Previously: Ruby Iyer is pushed in the path of a Bombay local train and wakes up with superpowers. As Bombay Vigilante she now protects women in the city. Yet, on coming face to face with her nemesis The Hand her superpowers are no match. Can she save herself? – Ruby …Read More »
The Indian government has formally requested two Australian art galleries to return two ancient statues of the Hindu god Shiva after it emerged the artefacts might have been looted from temples before being bought by the galleries several years ago. The National Gallery of Australia on Wednesday removed from public …Read More »
#TRAGIC: Grief-stricken mother killed herself in front of shoppers after death of 9-year-old daughter
A British-Asian mother who committed suicide at a supermarket in West Yorkshire on Tuesday morning had been struggling to come to terms with the recent death of her youngest daughter, according to reports. Sobia Yousef, a 36-year-old mother of three, reportedly slit her throat with a knife taken from the …Read More »
A court in Pakistan has sentenced a Christian man to death for blasphemy in a case that sparked rioting in the city of Lahore last year. Naeem Shakir, the lawyer for Sawan Masih, said a judge announced the verdict during a hearing at the jail where the trial has been …Read More »
The United Nations Human Rights Council has approved an international war crimes inquiry into alleged crimes committed by both sides during Sri Lanka’s civil war. On Thursday, the UNHRC adopted a resolution co-sponsored by 41 countries, which allows the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) to monitor …Read More »
Police looking for Pakistani-born, Wales-based student Nida Naseer say the body found in a wetland near her home is that of the missing 19-year-old. Ms Naseer went missing from the family home in the Newport area of Wales late last year. Gwent Police said they were called to a wetlands …Read More »