How to find comfort in your future

Many people tend to use the past as a comfort blanket. How many times have you watched your favourite film? Do you have a meal you turn to as a treat after a… Continue reading

There is no place like home

‘This is our town, this is our place’. ‘There’s one paki here’. You would think those lines were linked wouldn’t you? The sentiment is, for sure. But the first line is taken from… Continue reading

Courage calls to courage

Today is one of the most exciting days of my adult life. The first statue of a woman in Parliament Square, Millicent Fawcett, will be unveiled later. She fought for our right to… Continue reading


Today on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff, of which I am Assistant Producer, we were debating whether or not your background bares any significance on the way your life pans out. I am… Continue reading

Anila’s Christmas Message 2017

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. 

To lean in, there must be enough room

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has advised millions to ‘lean in’. It’s the only way to have your voice heard at the table. But many do not make it to the table because there… Continue reading

The movement of women is no longer linear; it is intersectional

This year, I speed-mentored schoolgirls on The London Eye as a UK Mentor for the UN’s International Day of the Girl.  Organised by Women of the World at the Southbank Centre in London,… Continue reading

International Day of Yoga 2017

Oprah Winfrey says: ‘There is no doing without being first. Being – your presence, your connection to yourself and that which is greater than yourself – is far more important than what you… Continue reading

I love you #London

I love you when you pray in your church, bow in your temple, and kneel in your mosque; for we are all born into one religion – the human race. And the spirit… Continue reading

Be Bold For Change: It runs in our blood

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is be bold for change. Most people, if not everyone, have experienced fear and overcome it. And I have no doubt that you have all been… Continue reading

A bowl full of mac ‘n’ cheese

Hi everyone. It has been a while since I have written; and if you have read any of my work, you will know that I rarely ‘blog’ about myself. But having moved to… Continue reading

Can women have it all if they get up an hour earlier?

The Debate Show on Sky News posed the question ‘can women have it all if they get up earlier?’ after the publication of Samantha Ettus’ book ‘The Pie Life’ in which she advises… Continue reading

Theresa May has no time for holiday blues with Brexit and bringing in the British Bill of Rights

Prime Minister Theresa May has only just returned from Switzerland but has little time for post-holiday blues with her busy diary planning Brexit negotiations, cuts to net immigration, and scrapping the 1998 Humans… Continue reading

UKIP holding hustings but is there a need for the Party after Brexit?

The legacy of the General Election saw the Kingdom divided, greater support for the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) than ever before, and the Scottish National Party sweeping seats. Thus, it could be… Continue reading

Hold your bets: polls are wrong again after Boris makes a Brexit from the leadership contest

If the nation was swept by a fear of uncertainty after Britain’s decision to exit the European Union, it is nothing compared to today’s sinking feeling as the face of the ‘Leave’ campaign… Continue reading

A new day dawns as Britain exits the European Union – so what happens next?

On the first sunny day of British summertime a cloud looms over Britain as it breaks its forty-year forge with the European Union. With a 72 per cent turnout on voting day, the… Continue reading

Brexit from a human view

When a baby is born the first thing we do, Is name it a boy and girl and dress it in pink or blue. We give the baby a label and suddenly it… Continue reading

EU Referendum: The Facts

The debate on whether Britain should remain within or leave the European Union has become complicated because political parties are not taking a unified party line and individuals such as Boris Johnson, who… Continue reading

Trump and Khan: which tower are you standing in?

What’s going on with this world so divided? There are two twin towers which one are you in have you decided? Are you with Trump who wants a ban on Muslims in the… Continue reading

The Queen and Cameron’s fantastically clever candid comments

In a single day, Her Majesty the Queen was caught on camera partaking in two controversial conversations. The first was with Prime Minister David Cameron when he described Nigeria and Afghanistan as ‘fantastically corrupt’… Continue reading