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Asian Nation: My life, my roots, my music

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  2. Lutfun Choudhury

    Lutfun Choudhury

    From punk, to rock to Bengali folk songs, Lutfun Choudhury explains her own unique musical journey.

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  4. Madia Alam

    Madia Alam

    Madia Alam from Bradford reveals her family's differing experience of marriage.

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    Poem - Apples and Mangos

    Mahmood Jamal

    This is a poem I wrote years ago. Hope you enjoy it.

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    Do you need to be a "rudeboi"?

    Manveer Punia

    In todays British Asian society, the rudeboi image is becoming ever increasing, but is that what all of us are about?

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    MC Orifice Vulgatron

    MC Orifice Vulgatron

    Uprooted by partition, MC Orifice Vulgatron’s family lived around the world, and found prejudice followed them.

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    MC Orifice Vulgatron

    MC Orifice Vulgatron

    MC Orifice Vulgatron on the deeper meaning of hip hop.

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    Murtz

    Murtz

    What links Prince William with British Asians? Asian Network presenter Murtz has the answer

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    Murtz

    Murtz

    Take away a slice of presenter Murtz explaining his consuming passion for music and Indian takeaways

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  6. Manisha Bhati

    Manisha Bhati

    My names Manisha i'm married aged 28 and was born bought up in the Midlands after marriage moved down to Hertfordshire.

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    Honour Killing!!

    Naila Bux

    ppl r too dramatic bwt relationships n bwt thier honour in the society which is causin many problems around the world!!!

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    Naz

    Naz

    Naz is 31 years old and from Birmingham. She describes herself as a Muslim first and then English.

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    Nerm

    Nerm

    Find out why presenter Nerm doesn't want to be known as a 'British Asian'.

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    Nerm

    Nerm

    Nerm on his changing experience of India and why it's music scene is one of the best in the world.

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    Nerm

    Nerm

    Hear Nerm talk about the spiritual and emotional journey that music has been for him.

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    Nihal

    Nihal

    Sri Lankan? British? Asian? Tottenham Hotspur fan? Nihal reveals his identity.

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    Nihal

    Nihal

    Nihal on how he views the events of partition 60 years ago.

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    Nihal

    Nihal

    Can music combat racism? Nihal thinks so, listen to him explain what music means to him.

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    Nikki Bedi

    Nikki Bedi

    Presenter Nikki Bedi on why people aren't always what they seem.

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    Nikki Bedi

    Nikki Bedi

    Nikki Bedi reveals her mixed Indian and English roots and how her Indian father met her mother against the odds.

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    Nikki Bedi

    Nikki Bedi

    Musical tastes depend on your mood according to Nikki Bedi.

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    Nushan Gunawardana

    Nushan Gunawardana

    Nushan Gunawardana has lived all over the world, and says being British Asian makes him able to fit in anywhere.

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  8. Omar Mughal

    Omar Mughal

    I was born in England to Pakistani parents but there were many small incidents which bitterly brought home to me what was different between us and them.

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  10. my identity

    pankaj

    identity as a british asian to me is my pride ,it gives me opertunityproud that i am british with asian values

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    Passion and Purpose

    Pramal Lad

    What value do YOU add to being part of the UK? What impact will you leave when your days are over? A British Hindu view.

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    Pravin Navekar

    Pravin Navekar

    I am Equality/Diversity consultant for over 18 years. It's interesting that this debate is happening now as these terms were used back in the early 80's.

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    Priya Jandu

    Priya Jandu

    I think British Asians today are losing their identity. They’'re losing the meaning of being an Asian basically losing their roots. It’'s easy for that to happen because you live in a British country and there’s pressure on you to fit in so you try to lose your roots. I think the term ‘British Asian’ is dying out and soon it’s going to just be ‘British’.

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    Punam Verma

    Punam Verma

    Punam Verma from the West Midlands believes British record companies don't know how to package Asian artists.

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