What would you attempt to do if failure was not an option?

Tick tock on the clock. Two weeks until the deadline. A blank document awaits 5000 words; a pile of books filled with thoughts are waiting to be opened, analysed and critiqued; and the… Continue reading

Why letting go of your ego is fundamental to your Being.

Sigmund Freud believes that the id is the irrational, even Dionysian, component of our nature which contains our inner-most unconscious desires. The super-ego is the part that controls and heeds these desires so… Continue reading

The Roots of Success

When we plant a seed, the sky provides water and light, thus the flower grows and provides aesthetic beauty for us humans and pollen for the bees.  If we did not have flowers,… Continue reading

The Jar – Happy New Year!

Right now this jar is empty. In 2013, every time I do something exciting or achieve something, I will write it on a piece of paper and put it in this jar. I… Continue reading

A Room of One’s Own

‘A Room of One’s Own’ is a famous book by writer and feminist Virginia Woolf in which she declares ‘A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is… Continue reading

Danish Wakeel SS13 – ‘Peacock Revolution’

Designer Danish Wakeel showcases his latest flamboyant collection entitled ‘Peacock Revolution.’ Held at Hilton London Metropole, the night began with an informal drinks reception. When seated, the show opened with saxophone and clarinet… Continue reading

Spijkers en Spijkers SS13

The hottest event of the year is upon us once again and I am, once again, looking for the perfect outfit to wear on this sunny day. Dressed in Karen Millen trousers, top… Continue reading

Abomination or Art?

The ArcelorMittal Orbit, otherwise known as the red spiralling thing, is like Marmite – you either love it or hate it. After interviewing Ian Louden, Head of Brand, Worldwide and a General Manager… Continue reading

Romance in the Modern Era

Romance in the modern era is a battlefield. After simultaneously reading a series of trilogies, all of which inhabit the perfect love story, and reading various criticisms towards these novels, I write this… Continue reading

Women of the World Unite

Women of the World Unite. Feminism has thankfully become a worldwide phenomenon. Being a feminist does not entail hatred for men, nor does it require women to constantly acknowledge their position as a… Continue reading

The Opening of London Fashion Weekend 2012

The much awaited ticket had arrived which only meant one thing; I needed to prepare an outfit and prepare myself for one of the biggest designer shopping event and hottest catwalk in town.… Continue reading

I give myself to You.

To “justify the ways of God to me” like Milton; this I cannot do. because God is unknown to me how he is unknown to you. And if he is in your mind… Continue reading

Sign Language

Sign Language of the Universe: signs are presented to those who want to see; to those who are ready to see; and to those who believe. Have you ever spoken about something in… Continue reading

An Interview with Author Seema Barker

An announcement is made at the Thameside Theatre in Grays that Seema Barker is among us. She is sitting in the row behind me. ‘Ah, so that’s who I’ll be interviewing!’ I completely… Continue reading

Anila Dhami: Short Poems

It has been a long time since I have written poetry. I find that contemporary society no longer gratifies poetry in the way it was appreciated once upon a time. Yet I find… Continue reading

Model Behaviour

‘Modelling is a disrespectful profession.’  ‘Modelling is a hobby only, and that is all it should ever be.’ Being a model has received paramount scepticism. Coming from an Asian background, I have seen… Continue reading

Ask a soldier the meaning of ‘life’

Rather than using a dictionary to define the term ‘life,’ ask a soldier… You may wonder why I am telling you to do such a thing when you can simply define the term… Continue reading

Big Stars Visit Local Theatre

Locals were graced by the bhangra beats of H Dhami and other acts at the Thameside Theatre in Grays. On Saturday 4th June, Thameside Theatre held a ‘Masti Masti Mela’ in which singers… Continue reading

Beauty and the Beast

Cosmetic surgery has become as popular as buying a lip-plumping gloss. Media infects society with the notion that beauty is Cheryl Cole’s perfect teeth, which are of course cosmetic and false. Glowing, non-wrinkled… Continue reading

The Spirit of the Past

The past is like a spirit that haunts us forever. Like Ben Okri describes in his “The Famished Road”, the past is like a spirit that ‘will make your life unbearable.’ This spirit… Continue reading