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A gay couple in Leicester say they were told off for kissing in an Indian restaurant. Nomia asks listeners for their reactions.

A gay couple in Leicester say they were discriminated against after sharing a kiss in an Indian restaurant. A member of staff told them it was a "family-friendly restaurant". Nomia gets your reaction to the story. Then we discuss a new dance production called "The Troth", with artistic director Mira Kaushik and cast member Vidya Patel. The production is based on a World War One love story focussed on Indian troops who fought for the Allied Forces. Then Pakistani author Sarvat Hasin talks about her second book "You Can't Go Home Again", about a group of teenagers in Karachi. She says readers might be surprised by what young Pakistanis get up to. After this, we talk about Visit My Mosque Day, where mosques across the UK opened their doors to non-Muslims. Do schemes like this challenge misconceptions about Islam? Reporter Inzy Rashid visits the Bilal mosque in Rochdale to find out, and Nomia speaks to imam Shaykh Rehan who coordinated the event in Glasgow. Plus, the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange kicks off this week, with the aim of bringing together talented designers from around the world. We speak to Sri Lanka fashion designer Darshi Keerthisena who is attending a special event at Buckingham Palace. She specialises in handmade "batik" saris.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Mon 19 Feb 2018 10:00

Music Played

  • Imran Khan

    Imaginary

    • IK Records.
  • Mohit Chauhan

    Saale Sapne

    • Pad Man.
    • Zee Music Company.
  • Guru Randhawa

    Lahore

    • T Series.
  • Atif Aslam

    Dil Diyan Gallan

    • Tiger Zinda Hai.
    • Yash Raj.
  • MIST

    Game Changer

  • Arjun

    Vaadi

    • Closer To Home.
    • Islands Records.
  • Esha Maria

    Just Friends

    • Just Friends.
    • Indendent.
    • 1.
  • Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

    Sanu Ek Pal Chain (Raid)

    • Raid.
    • T Series.

Broadcast

  • Mon 19 Feb 2018 10:00

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