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I know last week's mail looked like crap. Oh well. Hopefully we've fixed that now.

Also, the format of the newsletter has changed a bit. I'm focusing more on what's happening elsewhere too.

I want to make this email newsletter a window into the desi world. Tell me what you think.

Until next week!
I took 200 Yazidi women who escaped ISIS on a shopping trip, to experience colours again
Hijabi model and stylist Amena Khan steps down from L'Oreal campaign after controversy over tweets
Desi women represented at the #WomensMarch2018 and their pictures were inspiring
Asian families and how divorced men and women are treated differently
WATCH: Why the Midlands Langar Seva Society feeds thousands of people every week, for free
Aziz Ansari behaved horribly, but what he did wasn't sexual harassment
UK: MP Nusrat Ghani became the first Muslim woman minister to speak in Commons this week. Sayeeda Warsi was never an MP, only in the Lords.

It was just a formality anyway, Gurbir Grewal has now been confirmed as the first Sikh Attorney General in American history.

Racism and colourism affect women's identity and life chances, writes Shelina Janmohamed. Some women are literally killing themselves to look fair.

On the same subject at the BBC - Dark is Divine: What colour are Indian gods and goddesses?

Canada: Ontario politicians Harinder Malhi and Indira Naido-Harris got promoted to the state cabinet.

Writer Momtaz Begum-Hossain has launched the The Desi Woman Podcast, free on iTunes.

Leicester man Ashwin Daudia was accused of killing mother-of-two Kiran Daudia, and dumping her body in a suitcase, in a court.

The SI Leeds Lit Prize was launched - a fantastic opportunity for Black and Asian Women Writers, with a £3000 prize too.
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