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The Council of Dogs

The barn was crowded that evening. All the dogs bar the young and infirm had responded to the call for the council meeting. It was a momentous occasion and they all knew it. Just one thing on the agenda and … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Bangla Brummies by Murad Khan

‘Bangla Brummies’ is a comedy written by Bangladeshi theatre activist and writer, Murad Khan. The action is set in Birmingham but alternates between life in the 1970s and the present, following the stories of two Muslim Bangladeshi bachelor friends, Malik … Continue reading

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The danger of tolerance in a prejudiced society

In my TEDx talk on the importance of the Global Village, I begin by discussing my own prejudices against the common Asian dress for men called a ‘lungi’ and questioning the audience about their own prejudice. Of course, most of … Continue reading

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Beating Back the Bulldog – The rise of British Asian movies tackling social issues

A new UK movie was released this year by a theatre company which hopes to be the first ‘Islamic film company’ in Britain. The film, Freesia, is thought to be the first to tackle the growing problem of Islamophobia in … Continue reading

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Asian and American? The aftermath of Donald Trump’s rise

Embed from Getty Images “It’s embarrassing,” says Carol, “Everyone in my hometown seems to think he’s a hero.” Carol is a doctor from Ohio who as been working in Bangladesh for more years than she cares to admit. She returns … Continue reading

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