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In defence of ’13 Reasons Why’

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the latest Netflix sensation ‘13 Reasons Why’, a story centred around teenager Hannah Baker who reveals the reasons she committed suicide through a series of tapes sent to her peers from school following her death. The show has been widely criticised for its graphic… Continue reading In defence of ’13 Reasons Why’

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Film, Interviews, TV, Women

Murdered by my Father’s Kiran Sonia Sawar: “Honour killings is an issue that needs to be dealt with”

Honour killings are confronted head on in BBC Three drama Murdered by my Father. Actress Kiran Sonia Sawar talks to me about ensuring Asian women are respected. There is a moment in BBC Three drama Murdered by my Father where London teen Salma, played by Kiran Sonia Sawar, flees from her father’s imprisonment and jumps over… Continue reading Murdered by my Father’s Kiran Sonia Sawar: “Honour killings is an issue that needs to be dealt with”

Film, TV, Women

Sunny Leone produces hostility because India still fears female sexuality

The internet certainly does not forget. Google Indian-Canadian Bollywood actress 'Sunny Leone' and beneath the most recent news articles, her previous profession defines her almost instantly - she is a household name for once being a porn star. Earlier this week, Leone faced journalist Bhupendra Chauby in a scathing interview where he claimed the actress was "lowering the… Continue reading Sunny Leone produces hostility because India still fears female sexuality

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Putting Sri Lanka on the map: Asian Provocateur

He's the straight-faced comedian who has quickly amassed a large number of fans, becoming one of the most popular faces on TV and in the comedy circuit. For the last few weeks, Romesh Ranganathan has been entertaining us in his new BBC Three documentary Asian Provocateur, which has seen him exploring his Sri Lankan heritage and reconnecting with his… Continue reading Putting Sri Lanka on the map: Asian Provocateur

TV, Women

Priyanka Chopra’s lead role in ABC’s ‘Quantico’ is a big deal

She's one of the leading actresses in Bollywood, known for her boundary-breaking roles and for winning the Miss World title in 2000. Recently, Priyanka Chopra also flew the nest and pursued her penchant for singing in America, working with the likes of Pitbull and Will.I.Am and even performing at NFL with 'In My City'. It's safe to… Continue reading Priyanka Chopra’s lead role in ABC’s ‘Quantico’ is a big deal

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Get acquainted with ‘The Affair’

It feels like there just isn't enough sex shown on TV nowadays, right? Of course, I say this in jest before I fill you in about titillating new drama The Affair, which debuts tonight on Sky Atlantic. And there's a few good reasons why everyone is talking about this intriguing Golden Globe winning show aside from… Continue reading Get acquainted with ‘The Affair’

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Documentary review: Cobain: Montage of Heck

For fans, this is as good as it gets. 'Montage of Heck' provides a much too intense picture of Kurt's soaring creativity and ultimate helplessness. ★★★★★ Brett Morgen's newly-released documentary titled 'Montage of Heck' examines the life of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, offering a tangible, pertinent window into a son, musician, father, husband and a… Continue reading Documentary review: Cobain: Montage of Heck