The Beauty of being British Asian

Nikita Marwaha articulated her experiences of being British Asian, both current and from when she was growing up, in a beautiful article called “The Beauty of Being British Asian.” Her article had such an impact, that Burnt Roti Magazine named their multimedia exhibition after it. Read on to find out why it’s created such a buzz…

Making Apple Pie From Scratch

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As a child, I remember being one of two brown girls in my class. I was born and raised in the leafy suburbs of London by my parents – Indian immigrants from India and Kenya. Like most, they tried to retain the culture of their roots when raising their children. They did such a good job at it in fact, that sometimes I feel more Indian than British. Being brought up immersed in one country’s culture but living in another – life as a British Asian is a beautiful blend of the best (and sometimes worst) of both worlds:

It’s the butter chicken and the fish and chips. It’s not being able to handle spicy food (Nando’s lemon & herb everytime). It’s having so many cousins that I couldn’t count them on two hands – let alone one. It’s telling my spelling teacher in year 4 that I don’t know all the English words yet…

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