Category Archive: All About You

There is no place like home

‘This is our town, this is our place’. ‘There’s one paki here’. You would think those lines were linked wouldn’t you? The sentiment is, for sure. But the first line is taken from… Continue reading

How to find comfort in your future

Many people tend to use the past as a comfort blanket. How many times have you watched your favourite film? Do you have a meal you turn to as a treat after a… Continue reading

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Today on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff, of which I am Assistant Producer, we were debating whether or not your background bares any significance on the way your life pans out. I am… Continue reading

Anila’s Christmas Message 2017

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. 

To lean in, there must be enough room

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has advised millions to ‘lean in’. It’s the only way to have your voice heard at the table. But many do not make it to the table because there… Continue reading

International Day of Yoga 2017

Oprah Winfrey says: ‘There is no doing without being first. Being – your presence, your connection to yourself and that which is greater than yourself – is far more important than what you… Continue reading

A bowl full of mac ‘n’ cheese

Hi everyone. It has been a while since I have written; and if you have read any of my work, you will know that I rarely ‘blog’ about myself. But having moved to… Continue reading

Trump and Khan: which tower are you standing in?

What’s going on with this world so divided? There are two twin towers which one are you in have you decided? Are you with Trump who wants a ban on Muslims in the… Continue reading

Life lessons on how to achieve when you put your mind to it

You may have heard of Tony Robbins. He’s a motivational speaker who proves you can control your mind to the point where you are able to walk on fire without burning your feet.  I took part in… Continue reading

Broken your ‘New Year’s resolutions’ already? Don’t worry they were meaningless

The New Year is a time when people generally create a list of to-do’s, changes they want to make to their lives, and adopt the saying ‘new year, new me’. But it is… Continue reading

Is being heterosexual out fashion?

In June, more than 26 million people placed a rainbow flag over their Facebook profile pictures to ‘celebrate’ Pride and show their support of same-sex marriage. Also in June, Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known… Continue reading

Train Ramblings: a poem

I am writing a poem, but where to begin? Start from the outside and work my way in? A head full of hair, golden brown, Strong eyes, small nose, full lips all my… Continue reading

What will the new government do for me?

A new government is in power. What will it do for me? How deprived or prosperous will I be thanks to Prime Minister David Cameron? I studied at a state school during the… Continue reading

Sleeping on the streets

As a journalist, I feel I have a duty to inform and educate people. But as a person, I feel I have a duty and responsibility to educate myself; particularly on matters that… Continue reading

How to crawl effectively

Vulnerability is sometimes viewed as a negative emotion. It reveals to us a side we cannot completely control; it exposes us to others. With competition high, we cannot afford to be or even… Continue reading

I am afraid of the dark

‘I am afraid of the dark’ is a common sentence children say. Why are they scared? Is it the monsters under their bed? Is it the fear of the unknown? You may think… Continue reading

Mortality and immortality in the modern world

Does it scare you that life will continue once you have left it? A thought sometimes difficult to live with is the contradiction of one’s own mortality and immortality. We know we are… Continue reading

Stop in your tracks

Look at the picture above. Let’s say the stones are metaphorical of your inner emotions, desires, and dreams. Do you see the horizontal, wooden panels that resemble the steps of a ladder? The… Continue reading

Chemical Reaction: One Minute Read

The body experiences many chemical reactions. These are often called emotions. Anger is a common emotion. Sometimes we feel angry when somebody jumps the queue because it is a pure injustice. Sometimes we… Continue reading

Stargazing

If my neighbour peered out of her window right now, she would think I am crazy, But I am doing what one should experience at least once in one’s life; I am star-gazing.… Continue reading