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The Reluctant Fundamentalist Film Review

The Reluctant Fundamentalist Film Review

Title: – The Reluctant Fundamentalist Director: – Mira Nair Lead Actors:-Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Live Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland, Om Puri Genre: – Thriller, Action Settings: – Lahore, Istanbul, New York Plot Overview: – Chasing success as a young Princeton graduate on Wall Street, Changez finds himself amidst a crisis after 9/11 shatters his reality drastically, …

How to spot Islamophobia in the media

Alan Judd, a journalist from The Telegraph recently wrote an article entitled ‘How to spot a terrorist living in your neighbourhood’.  The article attempts to educate readers on how to identify potential extremists by being aware of their social interactions and changes in behaviour. While the article suggests that certain attributes are often portrayed by potential …

Sexual violence in India: Is Bollywood to blame?

The world of Bollywood in India is extremely influential; hundreds of films are produced by Bollywood every year and over the course of its history it has inspired generations of film fans and filled countless young people with dreams. On the 16th December last year, a twenty-three year old woman, who was later identified as Jyoti …

Don’t Tolerate Hate

You are getting of the bus, and as you are leaving the bus another passenger proclaims at the top of his voice ‘this is my f****ing country, I can do what I want’. Like me, at first you may be confused. Is this verbal abuse directed at you or someone else? What happened to cause …

Rape: The Silent Shame of the 21st century

Rape: The Silent Shame of the 21st century

The trial of five men charged with the gang rape and murder of a medical student in India has got under way this week. The gang rape of the 23-year-old woman and the beating of her male friend on a moving bus in New Delhi have produced global debates about women’s rights and the subject of rape and sexual …

Diabetes and South Asians

“People with South Asian roots are up to six times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to their white European counterparts.” This is a widely cited statistic when discussing health inequalities amongst BAMER communities in the UK. It is an alarming figure: and many studies have been looking into why this is the …

Izzat

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) in its recent annual report stated, “At least 943 women were killed in the name of honour in the country, of which 93 were minors.” While, reliable worldwide estimates of honour killing incidences do not exist, a UN study in 2000 suggested there were as many as 5,000 …

Remarkable Women of 2012

Among the many compelling stories of 2012 have been those of incredible women fighting for rights and opportunities—for themselves and their communities.This year Sajda Mughal, project director at JAN Trust, has been recognised for her work with women and youth from disadvantaged and marginalised communities winning the GG2 Leadership Award for spirit in the community …