Women, Weddings, War & Me- TV Program Review (Role Reversal)

The following article is a role reversal of the documentary screened on BBC television this week “Women, Weddings, War & Me”, which follows a Afghani Born British Girl visiting her country of birth to find out why her family fled the country. The article reverses the roles shown in the Program and provides the perspective […]

COMMENT- Oh Goody! Now it’s Jade the Musical!

By Majed Iqbal- Jade Goody’s name is once again set to ‘shine’ in the limelight as a new Musical venture is in the makings of her life.  News about “Jady Goody: The Musical” has been revealed by Friends and family weeks after her death from cancer as a way of telling the story of her life. Already, […]

Death is in the air

By New Blog writer Zaythoun Suleman– I completed this article four hours before Death came to take Jade Goody’s life, hearing the news of her death this morning sent chills down my spine as I truly felt that Death was in the air when I clicked the send button at around 11.30pm. I had introduced […]

Britney’s ‘breakdown’ ‘inspired’ 50 Cent album

By Majed Iqbal– 50 Cent, a rapping phenomenon from US, who is trying all he can to stay on the rap media scene has used the events of Britney Spears ‘breakdown’ as ‘lyrical’ material for his new album. He wrote a new LP “Before I Self Destruct” after watching Britney Spears’ head-shaving meltdown- these scenes […]

“Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts”- TV Program Review

By Majed Iqbal- The Four part episode titled “Blood, Sweat and T-shirts” drew to an end this week. The TV show Followed Six young fashion addicts who swap shopping on the high street with working in India’s cotton fields and clothes factories. Amrita (21), Georgina (20), Mark (24), Richard (24), Stacey (20) and Tara (21) […]

Divorce- Celebrity Style !

By Majed Iqbal-   What started off as love in the air leading to tying the knot has now evolved into hatred in the air and tightening the noose! The Heather Mill’s divorce battle over Sir Paul McCartney’s reputed £825 million fortune to be decided by a High Court judge has caught attention nationally in the […]

Khuda ke Liye- A Movie Review

Khuda kay liye– Dubbed as the film which heralds the revival of Pakistani Cinema was released November last year. After huge publicity from its main financer- GEO Television, a network championing the cause for Free Media and self styled chief challenger of the Musharraf regime, the film already gives away glimpses of an agenda driven […]

Big Brothers “POSITIVE” Contribution??

By Majed Iqbal   It’s that time of year again- Its dark and gloomy outside coupled with the usual regular interval of showers, but Channel 4 will give you something to spice up your boring lives with and provide you with endless opportunities to gossip about at your school breaks, at lunchtime in the college […]

“Arrange me a Marriage!”- TV Program Review

By Majed Iqbal A fresh new program has hit the television screens at peak prime time viewing on the BBC 2 channel. Actually, one which has taken everyone back! Titled “Arrange me a marriage” the show attempts to matchmake couples by using the principles of “Asian” arranged marriages. Sounds interesting! Also sounds taboo! After all, […]

WWE, Chris Benoit and Impressionable Young Minds

Jon Ronson- Guardian Newspaper (8/12/07) It’s June and my nine-year-old son, Joel, has become obsessed with WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) on Sky Sports 3. I catch glimpses of it during the moments I look up from my paper on a Saturday morning. A wrestler yells, “I spit in the face of people who aren’t cool.” […]