Top Ten Political Screw Ups by UK Politicians in 2014

by Taimour Fazlani In an ideal world no public servant would suffer from fallibility, as those privileged positions would be dispensed amongst only the most capable, judicious and moral of us. However in reality this is rarely the case. Some politicians (that’s all politicians to the sceptics amongst us like Russell Brand) do fail and… Read More

The Ten Most Read Articles by @WritersofColour in 2014

This has been a big year for independent media. Magazines and websites like OOMK, The Geek Agenda, A Room of Our Own, Libertine, The Occupied Times, Jump Mag, EVB, The Body Narratives, Novara Media, Holdfast Magazine, Arts Emergency, For Books’ Sake, The TV Collective and HYSTERIA have been making waves and producing groundbreaking work, all… Read More

Our White Curiosities

By Taimour Fazlani and Arooj Khan ‘Nigel Farage will give Britain its voice back’ ‘British workers are hit hard by unlimited cheap labour’ ‘5000 new people settle here every week, say no to mass immigration!’ Xenophobia – fear of foreigners – is rife at this particular moment, given UKIP’s success in the recent local and… Read More

Beards: Applause for You, Stigmatisation for Me

by Taimour Fazlani The male beard, what can I say about the male beard? The traditional epitome of male masculinity, and the outwardly bearings of your ‘man’s man’. The bearded man is the kind of man synonymous with hypermasculinity, ideals of strength and dominance. A recent study in Evolution and Human Behavior found women now… Read More

The Nobel Peace Prize Winner’s ‘kill-list’

by Usaamah Khan and Taimour Fazlani Last year the New York Times ran an article reporting that Nobel Peace Prize winning US President Obama was armed with a ‘kill-list’. The article was carefully approved by the White House in a bid to improve the re-election chances of President Obama. The New York Times reported how… Read More

‘War – What Is It Good For?’

by Taimour Fazlani As military strategies are being proposed by America, in conjunction with France, against the Syrian government for its alleged use of chemical weapons, once again we must ask the most elementary of questions concerning the act of war: what is it actually good for? The tragedies of conflict have accounted for vast… Read More

‘Dark Girls’ The @WritersofColour Review

by Taimour Fazlani Dark Girls is a documentary-film that brings to the screen an ensemble of intimate accounts that entice the audience into a poignant experience which studies the indignities faced daily by dark-complexioned African-American women. The documentary, which is the brainchild of Dr. Channsin Berry also includes interviews with objective psychologists, social commentators and… Read More

The Forgotten Cry: DR Congo

From an outsider’s point of view by  Taimour Fazlani Frequently, the plights of certain peoples are forgotten, ignored, or left outside of general debate. This has been repeatedly true for the nation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with a long history of colonial injustices followed by political strife, intense conflict, and economic… Read More

Yes…#DarkIsBeautiful @PONDS

‘Ponds White Beauty’ .”gives your skin a radiant pinkish white glow” by Taimour Fazlani In India resides an industry that in the year 2010 raked in £432 million from its invariably loyal and dependent customers. This industry, since 2010, has projected growth of 18% every year. This industry had 233 tons of its various products… Read More