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If you missed the hard copy of last Sunday’s edition then don’t worry as edition 47 is available to read online.
To be or not to be 'Bradistan' If you didn’t all know by now, then you will get to know how much of a proud Bradfordian I am. Yes, for our regular readers, I’m having a rant again on our lovely city. A blog headline caught my eye recently which...
Insurance Continued... It seems we have stirred a large debate regarding insurance. You may recall edition 45 where I talked about if Insurance is haraam and different to death committees. We touched upon the issue of what happens when a Muslim dies with debt, and has no insurance to repay their debts. First of all, for...
Chupp Karo! (Be quite!) Here’s a question for you? Why is it that when us Asians are out and about our volume seems to automatically go up and we speak so loud? I mean I’m all for a laugh and expression through animated conversation but why do we have to...
Maharaja or Maharani 3rd in Line For The Throne By Zara Hassan Kate and William to welcome their baby to the world, Indian style? As we all know, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is expecting her first child this month, and who knows whilst writing this she may have already given...
Ex Eastenders star campaigning for safer driving in Bradford By Zara Hassan Ameet Chana teams up with Motor Insurers’ Bureau as they kick start their summer campaign – Drive Insured Star of Eastenders and Bend it like Beckham, Ameet, will be at the Kirkgate shopping centre on the 27 and 28 of July.  ...
Leading Asian Supermarket in Flames By Zara HassanFire fighters are currently battling to control a huge blaze at Pakeeza Supermarket as the whole building is covered in flames. Management of the superstore say the fire is under control and what caused the fire is yet unknown. Fire fighters were called to...
If you missed the hard copy of last Sunday's edition then don't worry as edition 46 is available to read online. We get an insight into Ramadan with our very own Bradfordian Rashid Khan of Channel 4's 'A very British Ramadan'. Ghap Shap with Mike Smith, Our take on...
Ramadan disciplines Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, has begun, and devout Muslims across the world will observe the month by fasting during the daytime. My column this edition is a personal one. I hope to share my own personal experiences of observing the month of Ramadan, with both...
It's that pakora time again! Firstly, for all those that are observing the holy month of Ramadan, Mubarak to you all. I took my mum shopping this week and noticed the trolley was full of items not usually purchased in so much quantity normally throughout the year. We’re talking potatoes, onions, peppers, gram flour, sweetcorn,...