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South Asian garlic smuggler jailed for two years

A South Asian businessman from West London is on the run after being sentenced to six years in jail for smuggling garlic from China to the UK. Murugasan Natarajan 57, and his assistant Lakshmi Suresh, 28, were convicted earlier this month of evading £2m in import taxes. The duo had …

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Nepal hosts South Asia’s first ‘Gay Athletics Tourney’

The Nepali capital Kathmandu is hosting South Asia’s first tournament for gay athletes.   The event is being organized by the gay rights group Blue Diamond Society which said more than 300 gay, bisexual and transgender athletes from 30 countries were registered to compete in the 3-day event. In Nepal …

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South Asian cinema at London Film Festival 2012

South Asian cinema has become an increasingly important part of the London Film Festival in the past few years and the 2012 edition of the event is certainly no exception. The number of films and filmmakers from the sub-continent is still relatively low in comparison to entries from countries such …

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India’s obsession with skin fairness is heading south

First came the face, with even Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan jumping on the bandwagon to tout dangerously volatile chemical concoctions that would turn you into a black-clad Parisian mime artist.   Gleeful manufacturers and marketers then headed south, conjuring up a deodorant that would not only banish unpleasant, Masala-charged …

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Alchemy 2012 promises South Asian cultural bonanza!

The Alchemy Festival returns to the Southbank Centre this April, bringing with it a cornucopia of experiences celebrating South Asian culture. The Festival will be headlined by none other than the Raghu Dixit Project, making a triumphant return to London after winning over the hearts of Britain’s fusion music fans …

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