When in Rome

All, Travel

I love crossing out countries on my travel wishlist and this month, I finally visited the home of (almost all) of my favourite foods – Italia!

The bestie and I spent our days strolling along cobbled Roman roads, besides quaint terracotta buildings and basking in the summer sun. It was the perfect break from UK life. We had pizza for breakfast, Nutella bruschetta, countless Aperol Spritz’s and gelato cups, and even managed to squeeze in some sightseeing at the Colosseum, Vatican City, the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. It’s safe to say that we did a lot of Rome-ing around!

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Have you visited Italy before? If so, let me know where I should visit next! I’ve got my eye on Naples, Venice, Pisa, Florence and the Amalfi Coast.

– Nikita

Announcing ‘The Beauty of Being British Asian’ art exhibition

All, The Beauty of Being British Asian, writing

I’m excited to announce that my latest blog post, ‘The Beauty of Being British Asian’ has inspired an art exhibition – taking place in a London gallery this summer in collaboration with Burnt Roti Mag. The exhibition will look at dual identities and how British Asians curiously navigate theirs.

Burn Roti Mag is a South Asian print and online lifestyle magazine, concentrating on publishing essays about race, colourism, mental health and assimilation. They are curating the exhibition by bringing together over 20 British Asian artists from around the country. Each artist will create a piece of art from their chosen line of the piece and together, will form the Beauty of Being British Asian exhibition.

Watch me talk about why this project means so much to me, alongside the artists taking part in the promo video below:

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I’m really proud of this piece and am looking forward to seeing the ways in which my writing is interpreted into art by the British Asian talent that will be on show. There are already some amazing artists that have been confirmed and more will be announced very soon. They will create art in the form of paintings, graphics, photography, installations and any other mixed media formats.

The exhibition still needs funding –  visit our crowdfunder to pledge your support, get tickets for the opening night (including free drinks) and signed British Asian artwork goodies.

Save the Date: coming soon.

-Nikita