Article Publication: February 2020.

  'Young, Asian and Estranged.', published by Asian Woman Festival on their blog- image is a self-portrait. Immensely grateful and honoured to contribute and be able to work with the incredible humans in this courageous, innovative space. Keep your eyes peeled and go show them some love!! 

Article Publication: August 2019.

  'Britishness, Race And Identity: Let's Talk', an earlier incarnation of which lives on this blog, published by Asian Woman Festival on their blog. Immensely grateful to contribute and be able to work with the incredible humans in this courageous, innovative space. Keep your eyes peeled and go show them some love!!

Poem Publication- February 2018.

  'Monday the 11th of December 2017. 21:05', published, in collaboration with Beatfreeks, in the inaugural Verve Poetry Press anthology, to mark and celebrate the launch of the press, and Poetry Jam's fifth birthday.  Full of wonderful pieces by other local (Birmingham) poets. Available to buy via the Verve Poetry Press website, and in-store and… Continue reading Poem Publication- February 2018.

Updated About/Hello From Me

Welcome all!Punjabi Tea and Chocolate Cake is where I share extracts of my life with you in their range and colour, primarily through writing, but also through music, photographs and videos.My work comprises a variety of expressions, to mirror the shades of life and diverse means for communicating the experience of living: here, you will… Continue reading Updated About/Hello From Me

REMUNERATION ≠ VALUE

To fellow creatives, and others who are self-employed and working towards what they want, regardless of the type of work they're in:LET'S SEPARATE PRODUCTIVITY AND REMUNERATION.Don't let anyone treat you like a bitch because you are not well-known/on a high income/whatever else. Your efforts and lived experiences are priceless.

Cara: A Portrait.

* I carry in my face the same disquiet as my grandmother.The same clenched tension in the jaw,teeth pressed together like they're mouldingindents in clay- When I took this photograph, I felt like I was smiling. I was calm, content, felt softly sparked throughout: I guess my head is as a bulb with a burnt… Continue reading Cara: A Portrait.

Spellcasting In A Storm

Tuesday 16th June '20, 19:52. When I was a kid, my grandmother had a strange habit- more of a ritual- of turning off and unplugging all the electricals, and drawing closed the curtains in the house during a thunderstorm. In the rooms with naked windows, she would turn the standing mirrors face-down and cover those… Continue reading Spellcasting In A Storm