#AintNoCinderella

Slow afternoons at work always result in me making a hot chocolate and having a nose around Twitter to scope out the trending hashtags of the moment. So I was doing just that a little while ago when I stumbled upon #AintNoCinderella. It appeared as though some kind of feminist movement was brewing on social … More #AintNoCinderella

The Mental Health Taboo

So yesterday night my sister and I decided to watch a film. We were browsing through Netflix when I stumbled upon a new-ish Bollywood movie called Dear Zindagi. My hard-to-please sister typically hates Bollywood. But I’d already watched this one before with a friend, and so I knew that the storyline was one that she would actually appreciate. So … More The Mental Health Taboo

Vaisakhi

Vaisakhi is an annual religious festival which holds immense importance within the Sikh calendar. Every year around the 13th April, Sikhs all over the globe come together to celebrate Vaisakhi in order to commemorate the official birth of the Khalsa panth (the Sikh community) led by Guru Gobind Singh Ji in 1699. The day of Vaisakhi … More Vaisakhi

A Trip To Remember

Last month I embarked upon a trip that restored my faith in humanity. I know right, that’s a pretty bold statement to make, but it’s true! I journeyed across various Indian states from Maharashtra to Karnataka, Telangana to Bihar, and New Delhi to Punjab along with my parents and a bunch of people, from various … More A Trip To Remember

Home Alone

So my family all jetted off to India yesterday. They’re away for two weeks to attend a wedding in Punjab, but sadly I couldn’t join them because I’ve reached the limit on my annual-leave allowance at work. Now I say ‘sadly’ but, cards on the table, I wasn’t really that upset about it. From the second that their tickets were booked, I … More Home Alone

Black Diwali

Diwali, aka ‘the festival of lights’, is notoriously celebrated by Hindus all over the world. But why exactly do they celebrate it? To put it plainly and simply they mark this special day in honour of Rama and Sita and their long-awaited return to Ayodhya after fourteen years of exile and the defeat of the evil demon king, Ravana. Lamps … More Black Diwali