Past work: Blogging and Web Communities
2008 - 2013:
I ran the UK's most popular left-of-centre political blog: Liberal Conspiracy
, which averaged over 100,000 unique readers a month. It was shut down in October 2013
as I wanted to focus on other projects. Voted Guardian blogger of the year in 2006, and Editorial Intelligence blogger of the year in 2011.
In 2007 I contributed to a pamphlet by the Foreign Policy Centre with an essay titled 'The War on Terror - not just an issue for Muslims'.
In 2007 I made a radio doc on Asian brides
who face domestic abuse.
I spear-headed the launch of the New Generation Network manifesto, which challenged conventional thinking around race and faith politics. We published our manifesto in the Guardian
and had an impact on government and media policy.
2005 - 2012:
I started blogging in 2005 at Pickled Politics with a group of friends. We eventually shut down Pickled Politics in 2012
2003 - 2008:
I was editor of Asian in Media
, an online magazine reporting on the ethnic media industry and minorities in the national media. It became an authoritative source of industry news, breaking prominent stories, hosting networking events and campaigning for more diversity in the media.
2001 - 2006:
I ran barfiCulture
, which grew to be the most popular British-Asian forum in the UK, with events, messageboards and an online magazine.