Vidya Balan “huge flattered” after being compared to Kate Winslet

Vidya shot Sherni before and during the pandemic. There was a gap of about six seven months after lockdown. What gave her the mental resilience to step out of home and take a risk? Vidya told Asian Voice, “I have to say that when I stepped out...

Sherni Review: An essential window into the toxic world of bureaucracy and misogyny

Rating: 3.5 starsDirector: Amit MasurkarCast: Vidya Balan, Vijay Raaz, Brijendra Kala, Sharad SaxenaPlatform: Amazon Prime Video 

JalTarang -A melodic percussion

Paromita Goswami is based in Kent with her family. She is working as HR Professional in Transport for London. Born and raised in Kolkata and is classically trained vocalist under the tutelage of Pdt Ajoy Chakroborty, Smt Chandana Chakraborty...

Wembley Park’s popular free outdoor cinema

From Thursday 29 July, Wembley Park’s popular free outdoor cinema, Summer on Screen, will return for five weeks in the Events Pad, across from the London Designer Outlet, on Wembley Park Boulevard. 

5 reasons to start journaling now and how

The world has stopped, and we have been presented with the gift of time.  How we choose to use that time is up to us.  Following old habits and expecting a different result, could be defined as ‘insane’.  Let’s try something, take a blank sheet...

Stuck in home! What to read?

As you stew in your room, self-isolating from the world of clubs, pubs and social gatherings with constant negative news around Coronavirus, we bring to you a list of books that might be worth downloading on your Kindle. This might be as good...

Anand Bhatt appointed as the new head of Dance City

Anand Bhatt, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive and Artistic Director of Dance City, the North East’s leading development organisation for dance. Bhatt is slated to take up the position on July 1st 2020.

Rifco announces British Asian playwrights for this year’s bespoke artist development programme

Rifco Associates was launched in 2015 to address the lack of opportunity for British Asian artists in the theatre sector. Since then 25 artists have been supported through the programme from a range of artistic practice including writers, lyricists,...

Suitable actors for A Suitable Boy

A Suitable Boy is believed to be the first BBC drama without a British actor, although it has been written by Andrew Davies, 82, who is known for his adaptations of Pride and Prejudice, vanity Fair and Bleak House.

Male BBC stars face pay cut

Following accusations on gender bias in regards to remuneration, as reported in last week's Asian Voice, the BBC's highest earning male stars are facing pay cut as the British corporation attempts to handle the controversy about gender discrimination.

'Fagun fest' unites spirit of Bengal with the heart of London

Bengal Heritage Foundation in association with London Sharad Utsav and British Council organised their second year of “Fagun Fest” with an objective of bringing the soul of Bengal to the heart of London. On Saturday, 22ndFebruary, Bengalis from...

Royal Mint pays tribute to Freddie Mercury's 'Queen'

Britain's Royal Mint has issued its first commemorative coin featuring a British rock group, in a tribute to the late Freddie Mercury and the three other band members of Queen. Mercury, born as Farrokh Balsara in Zanzibar was of Parsi origin,...

Brick Lane Circle launches pilot project book, “Knowing One Another”

On Monday 20th April 2015, the Rich Mix in Bethnal Green played host to the Brick Lane Circle, where they launched the book, “Knowing One Another” under their publication and funded by the Big Lottery Fund. There are several authors who have contributed towards the content of the book, looking at diverse cultural attributes and traits, ranging from backgrounds such as Ugandan, Pakistani and Moroccan.

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