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"Unity 101 Conversations. Where Community becomes Unity.Bollywood, Soul, RnB, Health, History, Celebrities, Artists, Neighbours, Friends. Listen and understand Asian, Black and Ethnic community. TAKE THE STEP BE UNITY."This site is developing, all of the material about 1919 remains available but Unity 101 Radio Station in Southampton, UK is going to give you a magazine that brings together: CULTURE: with conversations with Soul and RnB artists, Bollywood singers and actors, authors and artists from our Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority communities.HISTORY: Already the 1919 material has been a real success but now we will widen that to include short stories acknowledging those that are and those that should be recognised for their achievements. Conversations about moments and movements that our part of our history, coming from experts and from community members that simply want to say why someone matters to them.HEALTH: Not just the facts but how health affects people. Testimony from individuals, families and friends of those affected.BOUNDARIES; There are none. Except we are not intentionally political nor is religion part of the story we want to share about our communities. We know that in this world today almost everything is affected by politics and religion but we will not tell you how to think.EQUALITIES: We have a very clear position about discrimination, whether it is racism, sexism or any other form. We will not tolerate it.
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Pooraj Kapoor in conversation with Sohinee of Unity 101. Pooraj Kapoor is an alumnus of College of Art-Delhi and FTII-Pune, Pooraj has been a film maker and photographer since 2013. He has been felicitated by Mr. Amitabh Bachchan for his short film “Sattvika” and the same had been selected by Vicaom 18 “Cineshorts”. He had also been selected amongst top 10 photographers from the country by the National Geographic channel as a photographer for their show “Natgeo-Covershot”.Has Directed many Adverts for brands like Paytm, Havells, Hindustan Times, Max Bupa, Tata tea, OTT play, Zeno Pharmacy and many more
 Challenges of care in Asian Culture   It's A Brown Thing with with Parita and Saiqa. When two friends of many years talk to each other they talkstraight and direct, they don't hide what they think but they alsodon't show off by trying to seem clever. It's A Brown Thing does not seek to talk down to you, educateyou or impress you. Parita and Saiqa are talking to each otherabout the things that are in their min and things in life thatinterest them. Sometimes they will make you laugh because whatthey say reminds you of your own life experiences, and sometimesthey may make you disagree with them, but in the end whatmatters is you listen, enjoy the conversation and if you want thento join in.In this episode, they discuss the challenges faced in the browncommunity when caring for the elderly. Have you faced anychallenges when caring for a loved one? Do your non Asianfriends face the same challenges? What can we do to help makethings easier? Guest speaker Amee who runs a successful businesswithin the care sector speaks of her own personal challenges andtries to offer some solutions!
So, what is on your online (OTT) viewing radar this month – let our Nat help you as she looks at the latest releases far and wide from Mumbai… In this episode, looking at – August-September, she goes into Bombay General Hospital – the setting for ‘Mumbai Diaries 26/11’ an eight episode series that covers the comings and goings in the hospital on that fateful day when terrorists wreaked havoc in the city from that date. Not for the squeamish – and in keeping the theme of horror, Nat watches ‘Uravidam – The Source’ from Malayalam language channel Saina Play (also available free on Youtube) which goes into the depths of the imagination of a  troubled young man – you have been warned! Finally and prompted by ACV Bird Eye Review Show team Hindi-scripter Roy – Nat casts her beady bird eyes over ‘Bhoot Police’ from Disney+ Hotstar and its all-star cast: Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Yami Gautam, Jaaved Jaaferi. What did our Nat make of the two brothers whose job it is to track down ghosts and what happens when they have to confront a ‘kichkandi’ – an evil feminine spirit with special powers that are common in Nepali folklore. The Bird Eye Show contains reviews of three offerings to be found in the online (OTT space) and either from South Asia or with a strong angle relevant to it. It drops on the third Friday of every month! Subscribe and never miss! Connect with Natalie - tell her what you want to watch!
IN THIS www.asianculturevulture.com  Bird Eye Review Show, Episode 15 (July), our Nat looks at ‘Aani Maani’ (Round & Round) , on Mubi, watches the trailer of ‘Toofaan’ starring Farhan Akhtar and now available on Amazon Prime and reviews Netflix’s ‘Haseen Dillruba’ (Beautiful Beloved)  in which Taapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey and Harshvardhan Rane all appear. Is Harshvardhan Rane the visual lovechild of John Abraham and Randeep Hooda?  What do you think? Have you watched any of the above? Do you want to? How is Nat’s Hindi? What do you think of her reaction to ‘Toofaan’? Do you think she would be a good actor? The www.asianculturevulture.com Bird Eye Review Show drops on the Third Friday of every month....
Is it A Brown Thing When two friends of many years talk to each other they talk straight and direct, they don't hide what they think but they also don't show off by trying to seem clever.  Is It A Brown Thing does not seek to talk down to you, educate you or impress you. Parita and Saiqa are talking to each other about the things that they come across o a daily basis and things in life that interest them. Sometimes they will make you laugh because what they say reminds you of your own life experiences, and sometimes they may make you disagree with them, but in the end what matters is you listen, enjoy the conversation and if you want then to join in. In this fourth episode, they talk about what we learned from Prince Phillip. Are brown people judgmental when a man lives with his In Laws? Why is that an issue? What is the cultural duty amongst the Asian cultures and let's talk about the pressures of “The Big Fat Indian Wedding” and beyond and the “The Haq Mehr” in the Islamic culture? 
 When two friends of many years talk to each other they talk straight and direct, they don't hide what they think but they also don't show off by trying to seem clever.  It's A Brown Thing does not seek to talk down to you, educate you or impress you. Parita and Saiqa are talking to each other about the things that are in their min and things in life that interest them. Sometimes they will make you laugh because what they say reminds you of your own life experiences, and sometimes they may make you disagree with them, but in the end what matters is you listen, enjoy the conversation and if you want then to join in. In this third episode, they discuss the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause. Think you know how to deal with menopause? Listen to hear their experiences and learn more! 
Part of ongoing collaboration between Unity 101 and KC21 Productions.An interview with Jatin Negi. Jatin Negi is a trained actor and educator. He has completed his Post Graduation diploma in acting from Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and communication engineering (B.Tech).He has more than 10 years of experience in theatre and has featured in number of Ads, short films and feature films.
Kahaniyon Ka Safar.... Moly ke Saath . Story – Aankhen, Sadat Hassan Manto.
In conversation with Chris Ballin, who has just released his new single What's Going On, a song that is relevant to our times Chris Ballin was born in Nottingham, England with his musical journey beginning at the tender age of 8yrs, when he was a keen and active drummer. By the age of 10yrs he had joined his first family band. Chris was born into a musical family with his mum playing church organ and dad a keen social singer. By the age of 16yrs, Chris took centre stage as lead vocalist in a local band in Nottingham. His vocal talents began to shine as lead singer performing on the club circuit in Nottingham.Chris was driven and moved to London to pursue his musical career. He was quickly snapped up to tour with many established European artists and bands to work as a featured lead vocalist and backing vocalists. Chris has worked with Caron Wheeler (Soul to Soul), Candy Dulfer, Kim Wilde, Maxi Priest. Chris is strong song writer and has developed this skill through many collaborations with many of Europe’s most gifted writer/producers, which culminated in the creation of his debut album ‘Do It Right’. ‘Do It Right’ was released to critical acclaim and is widely regarded as one of the finest recordings ever created by a UK artist. He went on to do lead vocals with Incognito in 1997 on 2 of their albums “Beneath The Surface” and ‘Inner Shade’. Chris has now developed an extensive catalogue of ballads and R&B tracks and is busy working on a new album
Kahaniyon Ka Safar.... Moly ke Saath . Short stories read in Hindi, this story is entitled Aahuti, written by Munshi Premchand.
Kahaniyon Ka Safar.... Moly ke Saath . Aankhen the short story written by Sadat Hassan Manto.Stories considered in Hindi on Unity 101. The reading is from  Aankhen the short story written by Sadat Hassan Manto.
MONSOON MARRIAGES - it sounds like a film, doesn't it? Mira Nair's film was ‘Monsoon Wedding’ (2002), but this is theme of our Nat Bollywood’s June Bird Eye Review Show (Episode 14) as she digs her bird claws into ‘Maharani’ (Sony Liv), ‘Ek Mini Katha’, a Telugu production available on Amazon Prime and finally, ‘Triple Whammy’ starring social media sensations Urvashi Goverdhan and Sanjay Manaktala (Malayalam/English) and available on Neestream. Maharani, which stars well-known Huma Qureshi (see her Asian Culture Vulture interview with from Cannes, link below) is about the wife of a politician thrust into the top job when her husband decides to hand over the reins unexpectedly to his wife. In ‘Ek Mini Katha’ a young man really thinks he won’t measure up – yes in the trouser department! And in ‘Triple Whammy’ a cute couple go off the rails…but why and how? Have you seen any of these? What do you think of these series? Huma Qureshi in Cannes 2018 https://youtu.be/zLCJ70Vd2rA
Birds Eye View in this episode, ACV's Natalie Barrass battles the damage caused by Cyclone Tauktae to bring her regular look at the OTT scene in India, reviewing ‘His Storyy’, a web series currently streaming on Alt Balaji, ‘Ahaan’, a 2014 film which can now be viewed on Netflix and finally the blockbuster Eid release of Bollywood megastar, Salman Khan’s Radhe on Zee5. Natalie gives her ever-growing Hindi vocabulary another outing, as she dives deep into bromance this month and examines a gay love affair between two married Indian men, the friendships and joys the character Ahaan experiences as someone with Downs Syndrome and finally, the end of the world as we know it, when a Salman Khan films drops on the Internet and crashes the site screening it. Well, that’s what we heard. Natalie views all these films with her cold, detached, smart vulture eye.  Enjoy!
The UK relies on the bravery and sacrifice of members of the UK Armed Forces drawn from across the Commonwealth yet charges them thousands to continue to live here when they leave. This has to end.Currently when Commonwealth personnel leave the UK Armed Forces and wish to apply to continue to live in the country they have served for years, they face thousands of pounds of fees to do so.A Service leaver with a partner and two children will be presented with a bill of almost £10,000 to continue to live in the UK, despite their years of sacrifice and service on behalf of our nation. Exorbitant immigration fees are no way to say thank you for their Service, and risk pushing commonwealth personnel into poverty just for wanting stability as they leave Service.Without leave to remain, UK Armed Forces veterans are cut off from being able to access employment or state support, leaving them and their families reliant on charitable funds or facing repatriation to their country of origin.Windrush generation families have been condemned to uncertainty, lost jobs, lost homes and even been forced to leave the country. Now we find that this is going on again and at the same time every year the Government has a target of 1350 people from the Commonwealth to join the armed forces. No-one promised them a home in Britain but they are doctors, nurses, skilled people with children born in Britain who after years could be forced to leave this country. PLEASE SIGN UP AND SUPPORT THE BRITSH LEGION CAMPAIGN, if someone can die for a country surely they should not have to pay to live in that country.
The Bird Eye Review show from www.asianculturevulture.com is a monthly look at what can be found on the various OTT platforms (digital streaming sites).   It’s hosted by former Unity 101 drive time presenter Natalie - a fan of content from the subcontinent - who is currently based in Mumbai.Each month she picks three films, shows or serials and casts her beady eye to decide whether it’s worth your time to watch or not. If you want the low-down on the Over The Tops (OTTs) then have a listen - it’s witty, intelligent and thoughtful - much like her!The full uncensored video episode can be found on Asian Culture Vulture's Youtube channel, dropping the third Friday of every month. 
When two friends of many years talk to each other they talk straight and direct, they don't hide what they think but they also don't show off by trying to seem clever.  It's A Brown Thing does not seek to talk down to you, educate you or impress you. Parita and Saiqa are talking to each other about the things that are in their min and things in life that interest them. Sometimes they will make you laugh because what they say reminds you of your own life experiences, and sometimes they may make you disagree with them, but in the end what matters is you listen, enjoy the conversation and if you want then to join in. In this second episode, we talk about Ageing Parents, The funny Stories, Parents & Technology, Care for the elderly There is more, but we suggest you listen to find out. Remember if you want to comment or get involved email Parita and Saiga on Isitabrownthing@outlook.com.
Every month Natalie will do a film review and this month is Girl On A Train, the Hindi remake/new version.The Girl on the Train is a 2021 Indian Hindi-language mystery thriller film directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and produced under the banner of Amblin Entertainment and Reliance Entertainment. The film is based on British author Paula Hawkins' 2015 novel of the same name and stars Parineeti Chopra as an alcoholic and troubled divorcee who gets embroiled in a murder investigation. It also features Avinash Tiwary, Aditi Rao Hydari and Kirti Kulhari.
Is it a Brown Thing

Is it a Brown Thing

2021-04-1250:54

It's A Brown ThingParita Patel & Shaiqa AliIs it A Brown ThingWhen two friends of many years talk to each other they talk straight and direct, they don't hide what they think but they also don't show off by trying to seem clever. Is It A Brown Thing does not seek to talk down to you, educate you or impress you. Parita and Saiqa are talking to each other about the things that are in their culture and things in life that interest them. Sometimes they will make you laugh because what they say reminds you of your own life experiences, and sometimes they may make you disagree with them, but in the end what matters is you listen, enjoy the conversation and if you want then to join in.In this first episode, can Brown people be racist? Did your parents have crocheted armrests on the settee. The dreaded brown childhood bath time. Could your child marry a white or Black person?  There is more, but we suggest you listen to find out.
Toqueer Butt in conversation with Strings. Strings  Pakistani hard rock band composed of two members, plus four live band members from Karachi, Pakistan. The band was initially formed by four college students—Bilal Maqsood (vocals and guitars), Faisal Kapadia (vocals), Rafiq Wazir Ali (synthesizer) and Kareem Bashir Bhoy (bass guitar)—in 1988. In 1992 the quartet disbanded, only to make a comeback with Maqsood and Kapadia in 2000. While the initial band rode the new wave of Pakistani pop music, the later lineup ushered a revival in the Pakistani music industry.
Ram Kalyan Kelly talks to Richard Russell, Consultant Physician Senior Clinical Researcher Respiratory Medicine, NDM University of Oxford about Stop Smoking. 
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