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Momtaz Begum-Hossain

Editor & Lifestyle Writer with over 15 years experience.

Location icon United Kingdom

Hello! I'm a London based Freelance Editor, Writer and Content Creator and I'm delighted you're taking a look at my journalist portfolio. I have extensive experience of writing lifestyle articles covering everything from travel, health, wellbeing and fitness, to celebrity A'list interviews, entertainment and beauty, published in outlets like The Guardian, The I Paper, Gal-Dem, Huffington Post, Mollie Makes, Project Calm, Net Doctor, Asiana Wedding, Asian Culture Vulture, Online Mortgage Advisor and Actual Size Magazine. I blog at www.craftandtravel.com.

On the content creation side I have worked as a Content Editor for brands such as Barclays Bank (property and personal finance) and global paint company Akzo Nobel (Dulux Paints) and have managed the social media for several independent brands.

I've also written and contributed to several books and am experienced in television presenting, radio and live event hosting. I host The Desi Woman Podcast and regularly provide comment in the media.

Recent appearances have included BBC London Radio, Radio 4 Woman's Hour, BBC Asian Network and BBC2 TV show Victoria Derbyshire.

Portfolio
iNews
09/27/2017
Indian food but not as you know it

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.

Project Calm Magazine
2018
TRAVEL: In Search of Colour

Travelling in a sensory experience, get inspired by sight and sound on your next trip

the Guardian
2013
BIOGRAPHY: Burying my mother

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.

gal-dem
02/11/2018
Bloody beautiful: my periods and me | gal-dem

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.

HuffPost UK
12/08/2017
It's My Birthday So I Made My Dream Outfit: A Bat Girl Sari

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.

Asiana Wedding Magazine
2016
TRAVEL: Hawai'i

A honeymooner's guide to these Polynesian islands

Asiana Wedding Magazine
2017
BOLLYWOOD: Shilpa Shetty

Interview with the actress 10 years on from winning Celebrity Big Brother

Asiana Wedding Magazine
TRAVEL: Maldives

Travel feature/hotel review Coco Bodu Hithi, Maldives

Asiana Wedding Magazine
2017
TRAVEL: India

A review of THE Park Hotels

Asiana Wedding Magazine
2017
CELEBRITY: Amy Jackson

Interview with the British actress Amy Jackson turned Indian movie star

Asiana Magazine
2011
REAL-LIFE: Stalking

Case study experiences of the sinister world of stalking

Asiana Wedding Magazine
2017
BOLLYWOOD: Kareena Kapoor Khan

Exclusive with the A'list superstar: Kareena's first UK magazine interview, cover and makeover.

Asiana Wedding Magazine
2017
FASHION: News

Essential need-to-know on openings, catwalk shows and events.

Asiana Magazine
2011
BEAUTY: Botox

Non-surgical procedures with results

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