Community fights to save Christmas

Christmas celebrations for some British Asians are as important as the Diwali festivities, including exchanging gifts, hosting dinners and parties. But for many families this year, the spirit is marred with the cost of living crisis, as they contemplate giving the usual festivities a miss, in order to save for what they need versus what they want. Adding fuel to the fire, is the recent Autumn Statement released by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt. What a small family might spend on one dinner, is now the currency of the monthly allowance of a disabled person, in a heart-rending situation. As the UK enters recession, it does not make it easy for most Britons, especially those who are exceptionally underprivileged, for example, the rough sleepers and homeless.

The Rabit’s Hole - carefully designed speakeasy cocktail bar

Ajay Kalsi is an ambitious and enthusiastic entrepreneur as well as an aerospace engineer. As he progressed in his career as an aerospace engineer he was also developing the skill of organising events and weddings not only in the UK but abroad...

Getting your winter vaccines in pregnancy is just as important as ever

Pregnancy can be an exciting, yet vulnerable time for any woman, but Covid-19 fears and isolation have added an extra strain. It feels like it is all behind us now, but viruses like Covid-19 and flu can spread more easily in winter when we all...

Former Pak PM Imran calls off march to avoid ‘chaos’

Islamabad: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has called off the ‘long march’ to the capital Islamabad fearing chaos and announced his party would resign from state assemblies in a new bid to push for early elections.

Former ISI chief Asim Munir named new Pak army chief

Islamabad: Pakistan prime minister Shehbaz Sharif ended weeks of speculation about who succeeds Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa in a position considered the most powerful in the country.

Technology must make justice accessible to all: PM, CJI

On the Constitution Day, both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Justice DY Chandrachud emphasised the importance of technology in ensuring that the delivery of justice and governance reach the most marginalised and remote women and the...

SC stays CBI probe in Bengal teachers recruitment scam

The Supreme Court stayed the Calcutta high court orders directing the Central Bureau of India (CBI) investigation into the filing of an application by the West Bengal Central School Service Commission (SSC) in a case related to the teachers’...

Chip shortage affects JLR production

Jaguar Land Rover, owned by Tata Motors, is cutting production at its UK factories till March 2023 as it continues to face chip shortage, said a report. "The carmaker, whose CEO Thierry Bolloré last week announced his resignation, has decided...

Lawsuit against Meta launched in UK court

Human rights campaigner Tanya O’Carroll has launched a lawsuit against Meta in the UK High Court, alleging the technology conglomerate is continuing to use her personal data for targeted advertising on its Facebook service despite her objections.

England cricketers in Pakistan for first Test series in 17 years

England’s cricket team arrived in Pakistan on Sunday to play three Tests for the first time in the country since 2005.

PT Usha to become first woman president of IOA

Legendary sprinter P T Usha is set to become the first woman president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) in the sports body’s 95-year-long history.

Leading Lights with Rani Singh

Indian-origin lady helms important UK Screen Body

  • 19 Aug 2019

Seetha Kumar is the CEO of ScreenSkills, based in central London but operating UK-wide.

Monty's Spin with Monty Panesar

Monty's Spin

  • 25 Mar 2020

The Covid-19 virus has taken the world by storm. It has stopped all sporting events and the risks should be taken seriously. We should be at home for at least 3 weeks and we should take the government advise very seriously.

FC Barcelona congratulates Alia, Ranbir on daughter Raha

Bollywood stars Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor revealed their daughter Raha Kapoor’s name with her name printed on a unique Barcelona jersey. Every Ranbir fan knows the actor is an ardent FC Barcelona fan, and a few years ago, the club gifted...

Ang Lee says Irrfan’s farewell speech should have won more praise

Ang Lee’s critically acclaimed 2012 film ‘Life of Pi’ was just as technically proficient as visually impressive. The movie saw Sooraj Sharma make his acting debut alongside Irrfan Khan, Tabu, and Adil Hussain. The movie centres around the titular...

Stream Cream

Bytes to bingeGenre: Comedy DramaWritten by: Timothy GreenbergDuration: 26 minWhere to watch: Netflix

I spy "The spy”!

Yes. that’s right we see the comedian in a 360 U-turn role like we have never seen him before and I am pleasantly surprised!

Ajeeb Dastans

Ajeeb Dastans is an anthology of four short films and is produced by the super Producer/Director Karan Johar. The premise of the film is that each story will bring us a shocking and horrifying twist that we were not betting on.

When horror meets comedy in a love triangle

Two small town boys fall in love with the same girl but all is not what it seems. One is in love with the girl and the other is in love with a spirit that is trapped in her body.

SPOTLIGHT: Roopa Kotecha: Cassio Road Dental Practice

Cassio Road Dental Practice is the very definition of modern healthcare. The Practice maximally makes use of the digital ecosphere to deliver the best available quality service. Business Development Lead and Adminstrator, Roopa, elaborated on...

Sheila Chadha: The Credit Collections Company

In a tumultuous economic climate, The Credit Collections Company emerges to counterbalance at least some of the confusion and chaos. Drawing from over 25years of experience in her sector, CEO and Chartered Credit Manager, Sheila, established...

Customers of Southall Travel refunded £22 million worth of payments

Southall Travel Group has announced measures to ‘ramp up’ its capacity to deal with refund and other queries, as it issued £22 million worth of payments to its customers. The firm reportedly said it has refunded 94% of customers with package...

Hiking up the Yosemite National Park

The UK is in lockdown and we have no idea when the world is going to be back on its feet leave aside the travel industry. But you have this urge to get away from the four walls of your room – what should you do?

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