A potted look at the evolution and joy of collage.
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A potted look at the evolution and joy of collage.
Momtaz Begum-Hossain Who Are The People That Walk Around Spitalfields In Ridiculously Colourful Clothes? I've often wondered if I'm the most colourful person in the city, but who are the other contenders and where could I track them down? Stationing myself on Brick Lane to spy on who purchases rainbow bagels proved unfruitful.
The great outdoors is filled with treasures like falling leaves, twigs in different shapes and sizes, colourful flowers and seeds. In the summer you'll spot things that you might not see in the winter, while the autumn looks different to spring.
Travelling in a sensory experience, get inspired by sight and sound on your next trip
During the coronavirus pandemic, eBay UK reported that June 2020 saw the biggest year-on-year spike in new businesses joining the site, with an increase of 335% compared with June 2019. Fashion re-sale site Vinted, which has 30 million registered users across Europe, also saw a 17% increase in items listed on their platforms in the second quarter of 2020, which ties in with us being in lockdown.
There's a tantalising aroma in the air as bowls of lemon yellow cashew rice arrive from inside the kitchen, along with wafts of spice. Then come individual pots of slow-cooked lamb before plates of fried fish, fragrant slices of caramelised aubergine and strips of date and mango leather smothered in a fruity gravy.
I walked down the high street, swinging a carrier bag containing soap and a bottle of rose water. I passed the 24-hour grocery, the turning for the library and the derelict police station. I stopped when I got to the alley at the corner of the mosque.
Faith & Feminism: how to master both Maryyum Mehmood talks to AsianaTV about launching her own platform, smashing stereotypes, and revolutionalising the representation of Muslim women "It's time to dismantle the glass ceiling. Not just shatter it, but equip ourselves DIY style to make doors
A honeymooner's guide to these Polynesian islands
I'm in the bathtub. It's Sunday evening and I'm mid-way through my weekly ritual of relaxing in an envelope of bubbles ahead of the new week. I open my eyes and within a millisecond I let out the most blood-curdling shriek of my life.
Momtaz Begum-Hossain These Bangla Women Are Shaking Up The Brick Lane Foodie Scene "It began as a joke. He stuck colourful broccoli on the wall and drunk people would bite into them thinking they were real. It made me wonder what would rainbow broccoli actually taste like? So I made some."
By Momtaz Begum-Hossain SO, HERE'S the thing, I adore fashion. I love star spotting and I'm always on the watch for who's wearing what, but oh how naïve I was. It wasn't until I attended Cannes this year that I realised what an extravagant circus the Red Carpet at the world's most glamorous film festival actually is.
By Momtaz Begum-Hossain WHEN THE TEASERS for ' Chhapaak ' (Splash) were released last year, showing Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone in an almost unrecognisable guise with a disfigured face, it was clear that this was going to be one of the most anticipated films of the actress's career.
Shut Up Sona is a shocking watch. As we follow Sona on tour, she regularly packs out venues of over 200,000 fans, on one side we see her strong, captivating performances and on the other, we're shown the everyday sexism and inequality she faces.
By Momtaz Begum-Hossain THINK ANITA DONGRE AND Bollywood Designer springs to mind. She's dressed countless celebrities from British royalty Kate Middleton to Bollywood stars such as Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor, but it isn't the glamour that drives her. Her focus lies on running a sustainable fashion business that champions and supports heritage crafts.
By Momtaz Begum-Hossain LONDON FASHION WEEK MENS may not attract the same level of coverage as the main event, but it's equally as impressive. It's a fashion extravaganza in the capital that celebrates and showcases the creativity that goes into menswear design in the UK.
I slouched against the kitchen door frame as my Mother fried another batch of lentil piyazus . She was too deep in concentration waiting for the optimum oil temperature, anticipating that precise moment when the orange batter, browns to crispy perfection, to enquire what I was doing. She probably assumed I was hungry.
Seriously. What is it with people who do nothing on their birthday? It astonishes me when friends claim they 'don't bother anymore', 'they are too old', blah, blah, blah. The day you were born is an essential celebration in my books, after all; we've survived another year.
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