BASIC NEEDS FOR YOUNG GENERATIONS OF BANGLADESH

Basic Need

My name is Humaira T Islam. My pen name is Sylvia Pandit; Pandit is my family title. I am using Pandit to honour my grandfather, who contributed significantly to our village. As a published writer, I have been mentioning to my readers why I am using Pandit as my title.  My grandfather, Moulovi Mohammad Yunus … Read more

Leicester experiences widespread disorder

Leicester experiences widespread disorder 2 pages

On Saturday, 17 September 2022, a large-scale disorder erupted in Leicester, prompting police and community leaders to appeal for calm. Police officers attempted to control crowds as tensions erupted, primarily among young men from the Muslim (Pakistani) and Hindu (Indian) communities. Police made two arrests had been made, and the trouble flared up after “an … Read more

Part FIVE, the reflection of memory continues.

Part Five Me and MyBrick Lane September 2022

Disadvantage Bengali Struggle, the Nightmare, fighting with our family. Furthermore, Race and we attacked. However, almost every day, hearing the word “Paki go back to your own country”, the Anti-Racist Movement was the turning point that changed lives in a land of opportunity and hopes both politically and economically; those who came to the UK in the mid-’80s do … Read more

Brick Lane 1978: The Turning Point exhibition

brick lane 1978

Brick Lane 1978: The Turning Point exhibition launched jointly by Four Corner Film, Swadhinata Trust, and Paul Trevor came to an end with a closing event on 15 September 2022. The Brick Lane 1978 is an exhibition on the history of Bengali settlement in East London, fighting against the racist and racism to overcoming which … Read more

The tenth Bangladesh Book Fair, Literary and Cultural Festival in East London, UK.

book fair

The book fair’s opening started on 4 September 2022 with a minute’s silence observed at the festival dedicated to Abdul Ghaffar Chowdhury, British writer, Journalist, columnist, political analyst and poet. He wrote the lyrics to “Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano Ekushey February.” The auspicious opening of the festival was announced with the performance of the National … Read more

Motijheel Police has arrested two of the 1978 heroes of the anti-racist fighters of East London, plus five other British-Bengali citizens.

Now the UK Bengali community are furious and concerned about NRBs getting second-class treatment by the law  enforcement agencies of Bangladesh and demanding that the government must carry out a full independent investigation on the issues of NRBs. The arrested are Jamal Miah and his brother Kamal Miah; both of them were involved in fighting … Read more

Pakistan floods: Sindh province braces for further downpours and destruction.

Pakistan floods

As Pakistan battles with devastating floods, Sindh, one of its southernmost provinces, is preparing for far worse. One thousand one hundred thirty-six people have died in the Pakistan floods, and about 500,000 people have fled their homes and are living in makeshift shelters. There are fears that a third of the nation may be inundated, … Read more

Alaur Rahman, a leading singer and role model for younger generation in UK

alaur

Alaur Rahman, a successful leading singer, became renowned in the Bengali community and a role model for the younger generation in the UK. Alaur Rahman is a unique, talented from a grassroots community in deprived East London; due to his determination, dedication, and commitment, he became a renowned multi-tented and multi-language singer in the UK. … Read more

Millions of Britons in dark about cost-of-living crisis

The UK leadership contest for the next Prime Minister left millions in the dark about the cost-of-living crisis choice between ‘Eating and Heating’. The conflict between whites, ordinary minorities, and the wealthy and common minorities is “Swamped” under the current Tory leadership position, and the misery of sixteen million ordinary people is due to their … Read more

Me and My Brick Lan Part 3

Me and My Brick Lane

From Part THREE, the reflection of memory continues. Disadvantage Bengali Struggle, the Nightmare, fighting with our family and ourselves, and Race attacked. However, almost every day hearing the word “Paki go back to your own country”, the Anti Racist Movement was the turning point that changed lives into a land of opportunity and hopes both … Read more

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Our greatest hero

Our greatest hero

By: Ansar Ahmed Ullah 2020 – 2021 was celebrated as Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s centenary birth anniversary – Mujib Barsha, and he will be remembered forever for single-handedly changing the course of history. The Indian subcontinent was divided on religious lines in 1947 and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was perhaps one of the few who later … Read more

Many community & cultural organisations in London protested against the coordinated attacks on Hindu communities in Jessore and Narail and the humiliation of teachers.

On 22 July 2022 at 6 pm, London time, at Altab Ali Park in London, the EkattorerGhatak Dalal Nirmul Committee UK branch, Sampriti Concert UK, Baul Shah Abdul Karim Educational and Cultural Center UK, Om Shanti Association, United Hindu Cultural Association, Sri Loknath Bhakta Association, the United Kingdom Hindu Welfare Association, Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Association, … Read more

Me and My Brick Lane: Part 3

Continue from Part TWO, the reflection of memory continues. Disadvantage Bengali Struggle, the Nightmare, fighting with our family and ourselves, and Race attacked. However, everyday hearing the word “Paki go back to your own country”, the Anti-Racist Movement was the turning point that changed lives into a land of opportunity and hopes both politically and economically; those who … Read more

Sylvia Pandit
From
USA

Calling from Americathe Land of Opportunity ANIKA   Anika was a very bubbly girl; she was the only daughter of Mr Shafiq Ahmed. Anika has grown up under the care of Shafiq Ahmed since she was four years old. However, after her mother’s death, her father, Shafiq Ahmed, did not get married; he did not want … Read more

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Tales of Bengalis in Britain

By: ANSAR AHMED ULLAH In 2005 the Swadhinata Trust embarked on an oral history project, Tales of Three Generation of Bengalis in Britain, which voiced three generations’ experience of being Bengali in multicultural Britain. The project consisted of a collection of fifty-eight oral histories with a focus on three specific themes: ‘roots and memory’ (dialogue … Read more

Memories of Brick Lane on Thursday 14 July 2022 at 6.30 pm.

Launch of the Brick Lane 1978 short film, made by Four Corners volunteers in collaboration with the Rainbow Collective. Brick Lane 1978 film show jointly by Four Corners and Swadhinata Trust at 121 Roman Road, London, after Film show number of 1978 anti-racist campaigners’ following persons spoke, Abdul Mukti Chunu, Akikur Rahman Shirajul Haque, Rafique … Read more

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Curry industry legend Enam Ali passes away

The restaurant industry has lost a great person and asset, one of the icons within curry industry legend Enam Ali, MBE. Enam Ali MBE Enam Ali, BME, is a Bangladeshi-born British businessman born on 1 December 1960 in Zinda Bazar, Sylhet, Bangladesh. He came to the UK in 1974 for further education, where he did a study on … Read more

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