INDIAN MATCHMAKING: What do Men really want?

Indian Matchmaking is a new Netflix original series that explores modern arranged marriages in the Indian community.   It has created a huge impact since its launch last week and has led to a huge increase in Indian singles changing their bio to ‘trying to find someone before my parents contact someone called Sima from Mumbai’Continue reading “INDIAN MATCHMAKING: What do Men really want?”

Rebranded: Too Slow and Lovely?

By Shivani In India Fair and Lovely makes around £400 million of revenue per annum. ‘Fair and Lovely’ is set to change their name to ‘Glow and Lovely’ in the next few months.  The Black Lives Matter movement has challenged police brutality and racism worldwide after the murder of George Floyd on May 25. ForContinue reading “Rebranded: Too Slow and Lovely?”

PART 1: What will People Say when you Date Outside of your Race

It’s like the whole community wants to be fair skinned but not actually white. Indian aunties would rather you marry an undercover Indian drug lord who is heavily sought after over international seas then approve your marriage to a white guy from Bristol with a Chemistry degree.  If you marry the ‘Chemistry degree,’ they’ll boycottContinue reading “PART 1: What will People Say when you Date Outside of your Race”

Do I Sound like I’m Being Dramatic?

Vegetarians only get food poisoning when they pray for 100 words a minute in shorthand and not world peace during a Havan (Hindu prayer ceremony to promote good vibes in your home.)  Every time I’ve told one of my friends I almost died of food poisoning last weekend the follow up question is; ‘are youContinue reading “Do I Sound like I’m Being Dramatic?”

10 stages of wearing a saree

It should be noted that none of your life skills to date have prepared you for this.   1. Excitement  The excitement is often affiliated with a hint of naivety. If I were to convey what wearing a saree is like in a metaphor, it would probably involve a cheating boyfriend and not knowing whenContinue reading “10 stages of wearing a saree”

How do you deal with your overbearing Indian family? 

Indian families are insane. Most people know this. Most people also know that a group of Indian people in close proximity sounds like a comedy show – that has been picked up by various broadcasting channels several times, over the past few decades. In fact, I often think most British Indian families have been playingContinue reading “How do you deal with your overbearing Indian family? “

The Tribe of Undomesticated Goddesses

Kanjak is an ancient Hindu Festival that is rooted in uplifting young unmarried girls to the innate status of Goddesses according to the Hindu tradition. It affirms the idea that daughters are the reincarnation of Goddess Laxmi and are destined to bring luck and prosperity to the family they are born into. Like most youngContinue reading “The Tribe of Undomesticated Goddesses”