Rethinking language learning and careers

Up until the age of 18, I had the experience of learning four different foreign languages: two within the home, and two at school. When I look back, I had my challenges with each one. Bangla is my ethnic language, but growing up, I was anything but fluent. Unlike many British-born Asians, I spoke English with my…

My 5 top lessons from 2015

Everyone loves a good quote, a few words, pearls of wisdom to inspire, motivate and bring a smile to your face. And I’ve been collecting a fair few over the last year or so on Pinterest. 2015 has been a real rollercoaster of a year for me, with many personal and professional challenges, but opportunities and blessings…

What Great British Bake Off taught us about success

I don’t think there were many dry eyes in living rooms across the UK on Wednesday night, and that included my own! More than 13 million people were fixed to their screens for the most- watched TV show this year – the BBC’s Great British Bake Off Final. And what an ending as the brilliant Nadiya Hussain,…