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Interview: Sue Carpenter, Director, I Am Belmaya

Following the success of her powerful and eye-opening documentary film, including a win for Best Documentary at the UK Asian Film Festival 2021 (UKAFF), I speak to talented documentary filmmaker, Sue Carpenter, about the narrative and creative process behind I Am Belmaya – a moving story of a Nepalese orphan who fights the patriarchal society […]

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Interview: Abo Arangham, Director, The Lost Art of Seasoning

Traditional art of salt-making dates back thousands of years and it can take days, even weeks to produce a single batch. These traditions have been passed down from generation to generation throughout the years, however, in Northeast India, the art form is no longer practiced owing to the ease in buying mass produced commerical salt. […]

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Interview: Tweed, Director, Native Spirit Film Festival

With the Native Spirit Film Festival in full swing, I catch up with the Festival’s Director, Tweed, to learn more about the annual event and why it’s so important to the Indigenous communities it represents.  Tweed, thank you so much for speaking with me today, how long have you been directing the Native Spirit Film […]

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NATIVE SPIRIT FILM FESTIVAL 2021 

The UK’s only annual Film Festival dedicated to Indigenous cinema arts raises its curtains as the 15th Annual Native Spirit Film Festival 2021 (#NSFF2021) officially launches in London – offering an interesting mix of online and in-person screenings as well as music, dance and creative activities.  The #NSFF2021, which this year, runs from 12 October […]

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UK Asian Film Festival returns For 23rd Edition to spread message of hope

The UK Asian Film Festival (UKAFF), the world’s longest running South Asian film festival outside India, is set to celebrate its 23rd birthday in its usual style as Covid restrictions ease across the country. The festival will launch on 26th May at the renown BFI Southbank with fantastic hybrid programme that will run at venues […]

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Hair Care Brand, Vatika UK, Celebrates Real Women, Gender Fluidity And Inclusivity

Vatika UK, experts in South Asian hair and members of the Dabur Group, a world-leading ayurvedic and natural products company founded over 135 years ago, have launched their Stronger Roots campaign – celebrating real women and individuals through the challenges they have overcome and the empowerment they have felt through their hair. The Stronger Roots campaign marks a game-changing […]

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Interview: Pritt

Dubbed by BBC Asia Network as a Future Sound 2021, we caught up with Pritt, the talented Tamil beauty creating RnB fusion, soul music straight out of South London.  Pritt thanks so much for interviewing with us, and congratulations on being featured by BBC Asian Network as Future Sound 2021, that’s huge! How does it feel? […]

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Review: Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector

If you read my post about ‘things I wish I knew when I started my curly hair journey’ you’ll know that I once dyed my hair blond. In one sitting. From dark brown to blond. It took around 8 hours (insert expression of devastation from Brad Mondo).  I went blond whilst freelancing away from home […]

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Review: YOGA JEANS®

Review by Parveen Devi – I wanted to see for myself if what the brand claimed was true – jeans so comfy you can do yoga in them? Skeptical. The team over at Yoga Jeans sent me a pair to test for myself, and this is my 100% honest review Jeans have been a firm […]

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