Archives for August 25, 2009

Wonky public relations, an internal flagship holy war and some biscuits

Adil Ray. Image via BBC.

When the flags go down at the flagship, you know something is wrong.

Well, that’s apparently what’s going down at the primer [South] Asian radio station in the UK.

BBC Asian Network’s morning host, Adil Ray, is apparently receiving death threats from Sikhs who believe that he insulted their culture on air. The actual show has since been pulled from the “listen back” feature on the website.

According to the Telegraph in the UK, it went down like this:-

The BBC were forced to remove a show from their website after Adil Ray, a popular Muslim presenter, received threats from Sikh listeners who accused him of denigrating one of their religious symbols.

The row centres around a show broadcast earlier this month in which Ray discussed a Punjabi music concert in Canada where police had banned a number of Sikhs who refused to remove their “kirpan” dagger.

Looks like the BBC Asian Network has a [Read more…]

{Tickled Pink} Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure …

Image via WeHeartIt.com

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination,

because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise,

gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.

– Joseph Addison

Copyright © 2009 SashaH. Muradali. All Rights Reserved.

{Bookworm Review} Not That Kind of Girl

Image by Sasha H. Muradali. All Rights Reserved 2009.

By: Jenn Ortiz, guest blogger

When the idea of reviewing books first came up at Little Pink Book, Sasha and I were figuring out what books we’d want to start with. Looking through upcoming books, I took a great interest in a book called Not That Kind of Girl. “OMG! I want it. This book looks great!”, I gushed to Sasha. Hello! The author went to religious schools and writes about her love of books, struggles with being a good girl, and men in her memoir? Been there, lived that. You bet I was digging it. A few days later, the book was in hand, and I excitedly began to read the book I had been so stoked about reviewing. [Read more…]