Trekking the Atlas Mountain

https://secureservercdn.net/160.153.138.177/q6m.672.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/E6B3FC43-23CE-4A7D-B4B8-1A7C7EA0216E.mp4 Our team of 11 just returned from a successful expedition to the Summit of the Atlas Mountain. We conquered mount Toubkal!  We reached the summit in -15 degrees wind chill. After...

Stand Up To Racism

Stand Up To Racism. Today I joined the march in Parliament Square to #StandUpToRacism. I heard powerful speakers like Nahella Ashraf who’s words reminded me that our identity is not the property of others and it’s not up for debate and discussion by fascist men. Our...

Pride London 2018!

PRIDE – as I floated through the centre of London on top of a Bus stating ‘Mental Health First Aid for All’ I felt like I was on top of the world. Not only was I here with my, decade old, friends and colleagues, I was draped in a saree representing Asian...

Thank you MHFA England

I’m sat here 48 hours after having a ball at my leaving party with my MHFA England family and I’m reflecting on my week. What a week it has been… Monday was the bank holiday a beautiful sunny spring breeze in the air and I sat at the top of my garden...

An occasion at the airport

Making an occasion of airport goodbyes has been a thing in my family as long as I can remember. It’s become a tradition and we expect my cousin to turn up with takeaway containers full of freshly cooked birani! 🍛. We expect to wave our family off until we can’t see...
International women’s day and the honour of receiving an OBE

International women’s day and the honour of receiving an OBE

Like every year I’m in the spirit of celebrating international women’s day. I have two daughters and it’s very important to me that I shine a light on powerful women and women power, especially today. I’m on my way to BBC Radio Live 5 to do an...

Paying it forward 

Last day in Seattle and seeing the city from the water is on my mind. I’ve already had 3 awesome days in this stunning place. So on this last day my absolute highlight was going to the Seattle ferry ticket office and asking ‘when is the next ferry out of...

When you arrive in a country, 24 hours away, with no money…

So being Bengali and more importantly from Portsmouth, I refuse to pay the extortionate exchange rate at the airport and decide that 40 Australian Dollars from the cashpoint is going to have to get me to Parramatta from Sydney and I’ll deal with my cash-less...

Bringing ‘colour’ to Blue Monday

Two experiences that have made my morning colorful today: 1. The cash machine outside the station is broken and so disappointed I initially walked away, without my breakfast from my favourite morning cafe Daisy’s. Then i felt like taking a different approach. I...