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  British Asian Hafta
British Asian Hafta takes place from 27th October – 9th November 2007 and celebrates the huge contribution made to the UK by the British Asian community.
British Asian Hafta has been made possible by a number of key organisations, Women of Cultures would like to take this opportunity to thank these organisations.
Disclaimer: The contact information you provide will be used to provide you with further information regarding British Asian Hafta and the third party events being held within the context of the initative.
www.britishasianhafta.com   (224 words)

  British Asian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term British Asian is used to denote a person of South Asian ancestry or origin, who was born in or was an immigrant to the United Kingdom, former heartland of the British Empire.
British Indians tend to originate mainly from two Indian States, Sikhs are largely from the Punjab region whilst Hindus tend to originate from the Gujarat, Punjab and West Bengal regions.
The first British Asian to gain wide popularity in the UK for being a mainstream celebrity in their own right and worldwide fame was the late Freddie Mercury, who led the rock band Queen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_Asian   (1670 words)

 screenonline: Asian-British Cinema
The latter became one of the most popular British films ever and was a far cry from the colonially-obsessed images of Asians depicted in mainstream British cinema and television in the 1980s and earlier.
British Asian filmmaking has its roots in the 'Black' politics of the 1960s and '70s, as two distinct communities, Asians and African-Caribbeans, were melded together through their common experiences as racial minorities within the UK, often living under the threat of poverty and social exclusion.
British notions of class and regionality are also played out, particularly a preoccupation with the post-industrial 'north' and all its incumbent stereotypes.
www.screenonline.org.uk /film/id/475617/index.html   (996 words)

 FT.com / Arts & Weekend - What’s right with Asian boys
This was ironic given the prejudices Asian families have typically had against fl communities and so, finally, I wanted to know why Asian kids were becoming alien to their own parents and adopting cultural identities that had as much to do with US hip-hop as they did with Bollywood.
If Asian “rudeboys” were thereby overshooting their masculinity and looking for cultural props with which to do so, no wonder they’d also reached out to gangsta rap music, successfully blending the elements of machismo, misogyny and homophobia in their parent’s culture with that inherent in hip-hop.
Just as British Asian boys have fused the misogyny of their parents’ culture with that of hip-hop culture and thereby reinforced both, so too there is a fusion of the materialism inherent in Indian culture and urban youth culture.
www.ft.com /cms/s/9f2bb9fc-d03b-11da-b160-0000779e2340.html   (4002 words)

 British Asian cancer patients want better information
THE INFORMATION needs of British Asian cancer patients are not being met because of a lack of consideration for cultural differences, according to a new report published in the British Journal of Cancer.
British Asian males also have considerably higher rates of smoking than their white counterparts which means lung cancer rates will continue to grow.
The average age was 50 for British Asian patients and 62 for British white patients.
www.medicalnewstoday.com /medicalnews.php?newsid=7080   (1014 words)

 Asian Sky - Luxury Vacation Villa Rentals In Thailand, Thailand Travel
Asian Sky follows a philosophy of providing customers with exclusive holiday villas and other luxury properties in Thailand, geared towards independently-minded folk who don't have time (or reliable in-country contacts) to do their own research.
Maintaining the balance of nature is a prerequisite at Asian Sky and all our eco-tours and soft adventure holidays conform with the global drive to promote the sustainable development of tourism within countries at the same time respecting indigenous cultures.
Asian Sky's eco-tours are also geared to conform with our customers' own requirements and can be personalized to suit a particular parties interests.
www.britishacorn.com /tourism   (905 words)

 Collaborations of Asian Arts Access
Asian Arts Access was the source of the inspiration behind the project and was instrumental in creating the access to Asian musicians, audiences and funding.
Asian Arts Access will be working on proposals to extend Millan to Asian communities and to new audiences based on a review of its achievements.
This is a new project and is being developed by Asian Arts Access to support the enthusiasm and to channel the skills of a number of street actors and entertainers who wish to develop street theatre as a specialism.
www.asianartsaccess.org /onproj.htm   (786 words)

 British Asian marriages scarred by rising abuse - PakDef Forums
Thousands of British Asian women are locked into brutal marriages, forced to endure physical and mental abuse for the sake of family honour, a conference was told this week.
The first national symposium on domestic violence in minority communities was told that growing numbers of third and fourth-generation British Indians and Pakistanis were sliding into depression or attempting suicide to escape their daily torment.
The suicide rate among British Asian women who suffer domestic abuse is two to three times greater than for non-Asian victims and there is growing depression and isolation.
www.pakdef.info /forum/showthread.php?t=2709   (1151 words)

 Annals of General Psychiatry | Full text | Self-harm in British South Asian women: psychosocial correlates and ...
The high rates of self-harm displayed by South Asian women is not a trend that is displayed by South Asian adolescents; in a study of South Asian female adolescents Bhugra et al [21] reported that rates of attempted suicide among teenagers were no different from their white counterparts.
In the South Asian context a recurrent theme within the qualitative studies is that the survivors of suicide attempts do not feel "heard" or understood either by their families or by mental health workers [30].
South Asians of both sexes were more likely to be discharged from emergency department without referral to other services, and be referred to their GP (either by letter or told to see), and they were less likely than Whites to be referred to specialist medical, surgical or psychiatric services.
www.annals-general-psychiatry.com /content/5/1/7   (4685 words)

 :: asian massive ::
Although the Asian Underground (its most common name), in its current form, has only been getting noticed for the past 5 years, the seeds of the movement were sown a long time ago, in the Indian sub-continent.
Young South Asians born and raised in the UK were facing somewhat of an identity crisis; they weren’t considered 'English' enough in their adopted land but on the other hand they would never be accepted at home in India as being truly Indian.
The Asian Dub Foundation (calling their style 'Asian jungle-punk') is repeatedly considered one of the greatest live bands in the world.
www.angelfire.com /md/shree/aznunderground.html   (1280 words)

 VSO - News & Events - Media releases - British Asian management skills needed
British Asians with management skills are urgently required by VSO for volunteer placements overseas, according to research from the international charity.
But the quality of the management applications from British Asians is high, with 80% of applications succeeding in securing a VSO management placement in 2004/2005.
The British Asian Community generates around 10% of the country’s GDP despite making up only 2.5% of the population, according to research published by the Institute of Asian Professionals.
www.vso.org.uk /news/pressreleases/british_asian_management.asp   (755 words)

 British Asian musicians big in Bollywood   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
British Asians Jay Sean, Rishi Rich, Juggy D and Veronica have been signed for the forthcoming Balaji Telefilms' movie "Kyaa Kool Hai Hum", which stars Tusshar Kapoor, Ritesh Deshmukh, Ishaa Koppikar and Neha Dhupia.
Apache Indian, the only British Asian to have seven Top 40 chart entries in Britain, pointed out: "There was a time when British Asian artists thought it was better to go mainstream rather than to concentrate on Bollywood.
British Asian music has grown over the years and has a lot to offer other than Panjabi Bhangra music.
www.nowrunning.com /news/news.asp?id=2423   (397 words)

 Leeds Metropolitan University - Latest News - Leeds Met sponsors British Asian Rugby Tour to India - 22/09/05
The British Asian Rugby Association team (BARA), sponsored by Leeds Met, has won the final of the Hutch All India and South Asia Rugby Union Tournament, beating Bangalore Rugby Football Club 27-3.
Wearing red, white and blue Leeds Met South Asia branded shirts BARA captain Jug Johal and BARA co-founder Ikram Butt led the British Asian Rugby Association to a glorious victory in front of national television in the grand final of the 72 Orange All India and South Asia Cup.
British Council’s Manjula Rao who has supported rugby development in schools in India was pictured on the the pitch with the exuberant winning team whose ‘BARA, BARA’ chant soon gave way to a very loud rendition of ‘Yorkshire, Yorkshire’ heard so many times at Headingley.
www.leedsmet.ac.uk /the_news/sep05/british_asian_rugby.htm   (810 words)

 British Asian women have lower risk of breast cancer than all other women
Asian women living in England and Wales have a substantially lower risk of breast cancer than other women, suggests research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
The annual rate of breast cancer among South Asian women was also lower: 40.5 per 100,000 compared with 57.4 per 100,000 among all other women, a difference of 29%.
Adjusted for age, over 70% of the Asian women were alive five years after diagnosis, compared with just under 67% of all other women with the disease.
www.medicalnewstoday.com /medicalnews.php?newsid=22804   (354 words)

 South Asian eyes - British Council Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
An exhibition of photographs depicting the lives of south Asian communities in Scotland will be displayed in the British Council Chennai office from 25 October.
Herman Rodrigues, photographer, photojournalist, lecturer and restaurateur was born in Jaipur in 1961.
The influence of South Asian culture on the Scots is also apparent in Herman’s work, particularly in fashion, music and film.
www.britishcouncil.org /scotland-ezine-october2005-south-asian-eyes.htm   (341 words)

 Asian Art Mall Ethnic Gifts
Being under British rule for 99 years Hong Kong has the strictest regulations of any Asian nation.
There's even suggestions based on Asian Symbolism and Feng Shui for selecting a gift with a special message or wish.
The Japanese Woodblock Print is an art form, which highlights flowing, curved outlines, simplistic forms as well as the detailing of flat areas containing color.
www.asianartmall.com   (1306 words)

 Asian Intro Page
There are no central lists of British Civilian Internees or Prisoners of War in WWII that are accessible "on-line".
In addition there is the a cemetery maintained by the Dutch government which contains amongst others, British graves of those who died assisting the Dutch in their attempt to regain control of the East Indies after the Japanese surrender.
I would be willing to help anyone searching for the grave of a relative, likely to be found in these areas, or to locate and photograph any buildings or sites relevant to their family's history.
user.itl.net /~glen/asianintro.html   (1168 words)

 BBC SPORT | CRICKET | British Asians make their mark
There are now 30 British-born Asian players in county cricket - and with a number of high-profile role models on the scene expect that number to rise rapidly in the next few years.
Six of their 23 staff are of Asian descent, including Solanki, and England Under-19 cousins, Kabir and Kadeer Ali.
Although they only have three senior Asian players in their current squad, half of some of the county's youth development sides are Asian.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/cricket/884530.stm   (593 words)

 British Asian women have lowest risk of breast cancer --- HealthandAge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Asian women living in Britain have a lower rate of breast cancer than any other ethnic group and they live longer if they do develop the disease.
The Asian women were also much younger when diagnosed - just under 52 compared to 63.
After adjusting for age, over 70 per cent of Asian women were still alive five years after diagnosis, compared to just under 67 per cent for all other women with the disease.
www.healthandage.com /Home/gc=29!l=1!gid1=7049   (252 words)

 MetroActive Music | British-Asian Pop
For better or worse, the Asian underground will now have to begin to confront the same kind of identity politics that American hip-hoppers and fl junglists have been struggling through for years.
As constructed in the British sense, "fl" has less to do with the legacy of slavery (a more American reading) than with the legacy of colonialism.
As an Asian, he suffered beatings at the hands of prison constabularies.
www.metroactive.com /papers/cruz/10.01.98/britasianpop-9839.html   (1275 words)

 IndiaPost. British Hindus do not wish to be called 'Asian'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
LONDON: Hindus in Britain do not want to be described as 'Asian' but would rather be called British Indian or British Hindus, a study released in the House of Commons said.
The report 'Connecting British Hindus,' launched by Ruth Kelly, Secretary of State for Communities, identified that some Hindus feel 'excluded' in the race dialogue and urged Government and public service providers to ensure they are included in work taken up to tackle racism in communities.
The survey showed that 80 per cent of the respondents prefer to be called British Indian or British Hindus, rather than be identified under the British Asian tag along with others from Pakistan, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka.
www.indiapost.com /members/story.php?story_id=5384   (280 words)

 Music; Rishi, Ricky & Madonna: Dec 7, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The UK Asian Music Awards was broadcast on ITV in the UK and on MTV in India.
"Because this time Asian people are actually buying the music, whether white people buy it or not." Still, the catch-all Urban Asian Sound category disguises the fact that it is only male Punjabi-language artistes who have been seized upon by the multinational companies.
She presents a music show on British Zee TV, but dreams of playing to a broader audience.
www.the-week.com /23dec07/enter.htm   (1153 words)

 Southeast Asian History-British Burma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Half of Arakan's population fled to Bengal, the main British colony of India, and the presence of Burmese troops on both the northern and eastern borders of the Bengal colony provoked a British reaction.
Arakan, Assam, Manipur and the Tenasserim coast all had to be ceded to the victorious British; that was enough to satisfy them for a quarter of a century.
Both demands were met, but the British used the rudeness of native officials as an excuse to attack anyway.
www.guidetothailand.com /thailand-history/british_burma.htm   (490 words)

 TIME.com - Europe
South Asian culture suffuses almost every facet of modern British life: Bollywood movies outdraw West End musicals, and curry is the national cuisine.
Now, with the novelty of the "Asian underground" fading, Asian musicians are demanding recognition as mainstream British artists with global appeal.
Sriram included the song on the album not only as a homage to his father but also as a retort to those pretenders—the guys who couldn't hold their sitars properly—who once populated the so-called Asian underground.
www.time.com /time/musicgoesglobal/europe/msonic.html   (642 words)

 asian girls with british accents = hot? - Yellowworld Forums
Asian girls with british accents are my ultimate weakness.
But anyway, so if I go on a date with some girl with a British accent, it just gets really awkward and annoying cuz I can't understand her and gotta keep asking "what was that?"
i don't particularly find a girl with a british accent to be hotter because of the british accent.
forums.yellowworld.org /showthread.php?t=4731   (773 words)

 British Asian Actors - Yellowworld Forums
When I think about Asian British actors, I think about what a noticeable presence the South Asian British community holds in British cinema.
In fact, when the British film Soursweet, based on Timoty Mo's novel, was being shot in London in 1988, the producers had to import Soon-Tek Oh and Jodi Long from the States and Sylvia Chang from Hong Kong in order to round out the cast.
The only British film I know about made by East Asians about East Asian Britons is Ping Pong, directed by Po-Chih Leong.
www.yellowworld.org /forums/showthread.php?t=9126   (823 words)

 UK companies lose ‘British Asian brains’ to India Inc.
An unprecedented battle for top British Asian brains has recently started in the UK with companies there facing a tough fight to attract the brightest and the best, as Indian companies look to hire the cream from under the noses of the locals.
London, Nov 26: An unprecedented battle for top British Asian brains has recently started in the UK with companies there facing a tough fight to attract the brightest and the best, as Indian companies look to hire the cream from under the noses of the locals.
Deepak Thakrar is only one of many British Asians who, surely, feel the same way and, now, if they are good enough and lucky enough, have a new and exciting way to fulfil their ambitions.
news.sawf.org /Business/28453.aspx   (946 words)

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