UK’s Hospitality Sector Needs a Vaccine of Hope

Oli Khan MBE, FRSA We know that there have been many casualties in this war on the global Covid-19 pandemic; its impact has been felt across different sectors, incomes and families – it has touched us all.Covid-19 and the pandemic lockdown have had a detrimental impact on restaurants and takeaways up and down the country, […]

Looking More Deeply at Humanity is key to Equality

Rasheed Ogunlaru There are multiple inequalities in our society: you see it play out in politics, business, in our homes, workplaces and communities. There are huge economic, class and social divides – and we have far to travel when it comes to gender, race, disability, faith, sexuality, age and other equalities. And while the last […]

This is the Time we all Should be Extraordinary to run the Affairs of Society

Hom Paribag FRSA Everybody says that this pandemic is like war. Given that the amount of death, danger and difficulty it has put us through all at once is unprecedented. In the lexicon of unprecedentedness it is more serious than the war that our last generation had fought. During the period of the Great World […]

Life During and After the Pandemic

Margret Laird The immediate aspect of the coronavirus pandemic which has assailed us since 2020 has been the striking contrast between the isolated and squeezed daily lives we have had to lead for fifteen months, and the immensity of theall-encompassing global pandemic which acts as a backcloth to our current lives.  As our normal social […]

Zoom Funerals

Margret Laird The social lockdown imposed upon us, due to Covid-19, has meant that Zoom funerals have had to become the norm.  But it isn’t the same, is it? I recently attended the funeral of a friend who died suddenly, completely unexpectedly.It was an exemplary affair –tragic, serious, with full respect and honour paid to […]

Prince Harry- Will You Stop Please?

Hom Paribag FRSA Friends, those who know that we’re a bunch of people who care for the general well-being of society, they ask if we’ve any opinion regarding the matter of Harry, former Prince, the Duke of Sussex and his ongoing outbursts against the very family he was born into, brought up by and who […]

It’s the Scientists who Make it

Hom Paribag FRSA These days one sees Boris Johnson and Sir Kier Starmer flying like butterflies. These days, I feel that if there are any alive or functioning human beings, that they are these two politicians. Poor cameramen follow the PM Boris Johnson to capture his movements as his acutely overlooked hair flies here and […]

Have We British Found It?

Margret Laird Boris Johnson told us that on 19 July 2021 all the laws associated with Covid controls were to be terminated. We would no longer need the inhibitions of masks or social distancing. But now, almost immediately, new regulations have come in, for example, Transport for London has told the public that they must […]

Mental Health in The British South Asian Community

Saz Vora Talking of mental health does not come easily to anyone, but it is worse in the South Asian community. An issue that demands to be kept in check, never talked of, a stigma that harms the family’s reputation. My first engagement with psychiatric services goes back to the early nineties. The hospital referred […]

City Life

John Lutterloch I first met our Editor, Hom Paribag, in 2015 when he was looking to raise monies for 2  projects for his home country – Nepal. One was to build a cooperative to help tea farmers who were being exploited over the wholesale cost of their tea crops. He also wanted to deliver 2  […]