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My First Neza Bazi Experience (“Pegging”)

I was invited to an equestrian competition in Walsall called “Neza Bazi” – aka “Pegging” aka “Tent Pegging” – an ancient cavalry sport that originated in the Indian subcontinent during the middle ages. It’s mainly practiced in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and some parts of Sindh and Balochistan. However, it’s very popular with the Punjabi diaspora internationally as well. This was…

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Alum Rock Road (July 2021)

It’s one day before the festival of Eid al-Adha (aka “big Eid”) – which is the most important celebration of the Islamic year. In preparation, most Muslims will go out shopping for clothes, jewellery, food, and presents for loved ones. And, just like for Christmas, there are plenty of last-minute shoppers rushing to the stores. Alum Rock Road in Birmingham…

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One Year on YouTube

Let’s talk about how I’ve done on YouTube in my first year. What I’ve learned. And what I plan to do over the next twelve months! (I recorded this video four times!! For once, nothing to do with my perfectionism. The camera kept corrupting the video file. So I swapped out the memory card for a new one and it…

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Five Rules for YouTube Success (that I never follow myself!)

As someone who works in Marketing, and specialises in digital communications, I’m well versed in the rules for achieving YouTube success. I know what it takes to make your videos and your channel successful. Today, I’m sharing with you the TOP FIVE MOST IMPORTANT RULES FOR YOUTUBE CREATORS. Strangely, I never seem to follow those rules myself! And I explain…

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Why I HATE (some) Vegans

Eid Mubarak!! On this day, when a billion Muslims celebrate by violently slaughtering tens of millions of animals, I wanted to tell you about my “journey” as a Muslim vegan. And why, despite being vegan myself, I really can’t stand a lot of other vegans. In particular, “Ethical Vegan” activists, who have turned their lifestyle choice into a religion –…

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First time dyeing my hair!

I’ve never dyed my hair before – I’ve just never been brave enough. And, to tell you the truth, I’m still not brave enough. But a fellow comedian offered to do it for me, and luckily she’s a trained professional so I knew I was in good hands. Unfortunately, ever since childhood, I’ve been absolutely terrified of hairdressers and barbers.…

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My first YouTube video

I finally got around to doing my first proper YouTube video – after many, many, many, aborted attempts. I’ve filmed hours and hours of footage and just hated all of it. So, instead, I put a brief two-minute intro together as I can’t procrastinate on this task any more. Enjoy. 🙂 TRANSCRIPT 0:00:37.309,0:00:41.940Hello and welcome to… whatever this is. 0:00:41.940,0:00:46.900My…

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Relaxation, Meditation and Deep Sleep

Mental health matters. Right now we’re all experiencing a particularly stressful time, facing an unprecedented and uncertain situation. The global Covid-19 pandemic, and living under lockdown, has seriously disrupted everyone’s lives all over the world. Two of the best ways of coping with the stress are Meditation and Deep Sleep. Like many of you, I struggle with insomnia at the…

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One MILLION downloads!!

Just two years after I started my little homemade podcast, we’ve finally hit ONE MILLION downloads !!!! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has helped me to reach this amazing milestone, including all my guests, supporters and listeners. And, of course, Apple iTunes for featuring us so prominently on their homepage for the last two years. â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ Click on the…

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