Miss Meena and the Masala Queens – Review and Interview with the Play’s Drag Stylist

RIFCO Arts newest production written by Harvey Virdi, Miss Meena & the Masala Queens, is a respectable piece of theatre, openly discussing the cultural pressures affecting the South Asian LGBTQ community. Set in contemporary Birmingham, the play perceptively confronts the stigmas, family pressures and traditional ideologies that often echo in the lives of those defying … Continue reading Miss Meena and the Masala Queens – Review and Interview with the Play’s Drag Stylist

Russia’s Got Talent Star Svetlana Tulasi talks Kathak, Bollywood & future aspirations

The Russian Kathak dancer of Indian descent, Svetlana Tulasi was a semi-finalist on this year’s Russia’s Got Talent who mesmerised dance lovers around the world with her gracious performance. Svetlana’s eloquently fluent Bollywood-inspired Kathak dance to ‘Jag Ghoomeya’ from the Bollywood movie Sultan (2015) has acquired her with much national and international recognition. Prior to … Continue reading Russia’s Got Talent Star Svetlana Tulasi talks Kathak, Bollywood & future aspirations

FIFTY SHADES OF POLITICAL MISOGYNY

In the event that newspaper of the year, The Daily Mail should write about two of the nation’s current and most powerful female politicians ahead of Article 50, attention must first be given to their pins! Never mind that Theresa May is The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, or that Nicola Sturgeon is the … Continue reading FIFTY SHADES OF POLITICAL MISOGYNY

THE ASIAN MIX: UK HOSPITAL RADIO’S FIRST BRITISH ASIAN SHOW

When first asked by a colleague at BHBN Hospital Radio, to write ‘a bit about myself and my show’ for the magazine, I thought, OK, how do I do this?  Almost immediately I realised that this wasn't too hard because the show really does speak for itself. For anyone that has not listened to the … Continue reading THE ASIAN MIX: UK HOSPITAL RADIO’S FIRST BRITISH ASIAN SHOW