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Asian Nation: My life, my roots, my music

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  2. Adil Ray

    Adil Ray

    Adil Ray, presenter on the Asian Network explains why being 'British Asian' isn't as simple as it might sound.

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    Adil Ray

    Adil Ray

    How many different musical tastes can one man have? Adil Ray on what he likes to listen to.

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    Adil Ray

    Adil Ray

    Adil Ray, presenter on the Asian Network explains why being 'British Asian' isn't as simple as it might sound.

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    Afreena Azaria Islam

    Afreena Azaria Islam

    I'm Afreena Azaria Islam, I'm 18 from Manchester, a student finishing college but I work part time. I also write for a local paper.

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    Afshan Azad

    Afshan Azad

    Afshan Azad is a star of Harry Potter, she explains the challenges of being an Asian actress

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    Ajit Singh

    Ajit Singh

    From Punjab to Bradford, Ajit Singh tells his father's amazing 6 month journey to the UK by boat.

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    A journey from East to West

    Ali

    A journey from East to West could be unproductive for some but for many it opens up doors of opportunities.

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    Marriage and Me

    Amandeep Maan

    Amandeep Maan discusses why it was important for her to marry someone of the same religion and culture.

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    Ameet Chana

    Ameet Chana

    Eastenders actor and Asian Network presenter Ameet Chana feels he's the product of many different cultures

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    Ameet Chana

    Ameet Chana

    The Asian Network's Ameet Chana on his life in music

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    Affects of partition in Patella

    Amer Yaqub

    The Affects of the partition in Patella on my family.

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    Amy Sinha

    amy sinha

    What defines me as a British Asian, is the fact that I am comfortable around and can relate with both the British and Asian culture.

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    Anjum Malik

    Anjum Malik

    From policewoman to poet to Silver Street writer, Anjum Malik believes being an Asian woman has helped her succeed.

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    Anusheel Prasad

    Anusheel Prasad

    Although born a Hindu, Anusheel Prasad no longer identifies with his faith and thinks it only causes division

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    Mauritian

    Ayesha Assenjee

    Born in Mauritius, been in Engalnd for 21 years but my roots are strongly Indian.

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    Ripon Azad

    Ripon Azad

    The day after his parents began to arrange his marriage, Ripon Azad reveals how he feels about finding a bride.

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    The Hijab Challenge

    Sehreen Ali

    Sehreen Ali lives in Haslingdon near Manchester. She's 26, and works for the NHS as an information officer.

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  4. Bally and India

    bally takher

    My Indian holidays every year.

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    Positives of Partition

    Balram Rathod

    Partition was the only pragmatic and practical solution.

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    Rise above the rest. (sab seh unchi)

    Barbra Liscious

    Story of asian drag queen from up north

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    Myself

    Bashir Ahmed

    The issues that I face today are to do with marriage.

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    Bindya Solanki

    Bindya Solanki

    Actress and former Eastenders star Bindiya Solanki reveals why her parents' struggle as immigrants have defined her life.

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    Bobby Friction on identity

    Bobby Friction

    Bobby Friction tells us what he thinks is the best thing about being young, British and Asian.

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    Bobby Friction

    Bobby Friction

    Bobby Friction explains how the events of partition 60 years ago changed his family for ever.

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    Bobby Friction on music

    Bobby Friction

    From giving out tapes in the playground, to being an international DJ, Bobby Friction lives and breathes music.

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  7. Deepa Parekh

    Deepa Parekh

    Deepa Parekh has experienced racism which has hampered her success at work.

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    Dipps Bhamrah

    Dipps Bhamrah

    Presenter Dipps Bhamrah believes being part of an Asian family brings unique pressures.

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    Dipps Bhamrah

    Dipps Bhamrah

    What links the Spice Girls, Michael Jackson and bhangra? Dipps Bhamrah reveals all...

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    DJ K2

    DJ K2

    DJ K2 is 20 years old from Southall in West London. He says he's defined by his music.

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    INDIA WISE

    Dr. Atul Keshavji Shah

    Born in Kenya, life was great and I was allowed to be myself. Here, I had to fit in.

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  9. Eshaan Akbar

    Eshaan Akbar

    The issue of identity is a vicious circle and I'd be inclined to say that much of it comes down to situational choices.

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    Bangladesh - a forgotten Jewel?

    Eshaan Akbar

    The India/Pakistan focus is great but I feel that Bangladesh has been largely ignored.

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