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”

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Books

Book review: ‘My Map of You’ by Isabelle Broom 

Holly Wright has had a difficult few years. After her mother's death, she's become expert at keeping people at a distance - including her boyfriend, Rupert. But when Holly receives an unexpected letter explaining that an aunt she never met has left her a house on the Greek island of Zakynthos, the walls she has… Continue reading Book review: ‘My Map of You’ by Isabelle Broom 

Celebrity, Music, News, Women

Haters gonna hate: Kanye West’s lyrics on Taylor Swift are way off the mark

Best friends for life? Kanye West and Taylor Swift at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards last year. [Photo credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS] "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ Why? I made that b***h famous". This gem is a line rapped by Kanye West in his new song 'Famous', taken… Continue reading Haters gonna hate: Kanye West’s lyrics on Taylor Swift are way off the mark

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

Celebrity, Life

Billboard magazine’s tweet about North West just revealed how the media still sexualises famous children

The internet is furious today as Billboard magazine committed a social media blunder of epic proportions, likening a picture of 2-year-old North West licking a lollipop to her mother and reality TV persona Kim Kardashian West giving oral sex to Ray J, recalling the sex tape which initially threw her into the spotlight. Earlier this week came… Continue reading Billboard magazine’s tweet about North West just revealed how the media still sexualises famous children

Reviews, TV

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