A Diwali Poem

The clear blue sky, The scent of flowers, The colours of Rangoli, And the sound of crackers. The gifts and sweets from dear ones, And the getting of their love, The light of the candles…

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Fight racism because girls come in different skin tones

The Benetton ad below which features children of different races reflects the changing cultural context of the world that they are growing up in. On ‘International Day of the Girl’ the importance of sending girls encouraging messages to…

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Calling me a “F…ing Paki” does NOT make me feel like I am enabling your right to free speech

Somehow I don’t think the founding fathers of the concept of Free Speech had insults and slurs in mind when they put their highly intellectual minds together and came up with it. At the very…

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Indian women, divorce and the ring of the mobile phone in Punjab

The scale of patriarchal ideological domination never fails to astound me but this reached new heights when I read about a communique delivered by the Punjab State Commission for Women, India, advising newly married women…

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Ethnic Diversity Should Not Be A Mask

As an Asian member of the Liberal Democrat party I feel a strong need to speak up. The Diversity Agenda discourse on the question of ethnicity is heartening because it recognises that people like me…

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