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50 shades of brown: The continuing stigma surrounding skin colour in British Asian communities, Notebook

50 shades of brown: The continuing stigma surrounding skin colour in British Asian communities

The saying “Beauty is only skin deep” has yet to register with many British South Asians. The view that fairness is synonymous with beauty is often peddled in the UK’s Asian community and in most cases, it’s the girls who bear the brunt of such racial snobbery.

By | Notebook | Friday, 11 October 2013 at 4:00 am

Actress Samira Mohamed Ali: ‘Anyone can be in a film, but to be accepted by the locals – that’s what I achieved’, Arts

Actress Samira Mohamed Ali: ‘Anyone can be in a film, but to be accepted by the locals – that’s what I achieved’

It’s a long way from Neath to Bangalore. But Samira Mohamed Ali already has a foothold in the Indian film-making industry. She’s the first British actor to star in a Kannada film, the Bangalore-based film industry

By | Arts, Film | Monday, 12 November 2012 at 11:13 am

The Invisible Cinema: Why Arabic Cinema is yet to get noticed in the West, Arts

The Invisible Cinema: Why Arabic Cinema is yet to get noticed in the West

Last month’s Safar film festival was undoubtedly an eye-opener for the people who attended. Focusing on some of the most popular films to come out of Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan in the past half a century, the festival showed that the region has plenty of talent both in front of and behind the camera, but is lacking the resources to get wider recognition in the West.

By | Arts, Film | Friday, 12 October 2012 at 5:17 pm

Toy Story 4, Nelson Mandela, Louise Casey, Rajesh Khanna, Notebook

Toy Story 4, Nelson Mandela, Louise Casey, Rajesh Khanna

A look at the trending topics on social networking sites and search engines today, to see what we’re interested in, and why.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 18 July 2012 at 10:24 am

Newsnight, Ek Tha Tiger, Martin McGuinness and When Harry Met Sally: Why are they trending?, Notebook

Newsnight, Ek Tha Tiger, Martin McGuinness and When Harry Met Sally: Why are they trending?

A look at the trending topics on social networking sites and search engines today, to see what we’re interested in, and why.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 27 June 2012 at 9:31 am

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