Stroke Awareness

March 17, 2017 in Slideshow by admin office

Stroke survivor Jaswant Naker (from Ealing) shares his story in a new ACT FAST film


Family, friends and strangers are urged to call 999 as soon as they notice any single one of the three key signs of a stroke: Face, Arms, Speech


Public Health England has released a series of films as part of the national Act FAST  campaign, to help raise awareness of the vital role anyone can play when they see someone having a stroke.


Jaswant Naker from Ealing is featured in a film sharing his story alongside Emmerdale actor Bhasker Patel describing the common signs of stroke. They are joined by Dr Sreeman Andole who highlights why people need to Act FAST and call 999 if they notice any single one of the three key signs of a stroke: Face, Arms, Speech. Watch the film here


Jaswant Naker, stroke survivor said: “It was the quick thinking of my wife that saved my life. She noticed that my speech became slurred whilst watching TV one evening and insisted that I needed urgent medical help, so I was rushed to Hammersmith hospital.


If it wasn’t for my wife I would have ignored the signs and gone to bed to rest, I dread to think what would have happened to me if I had followed my instinct. Three years on and I am well and I value every day of my life.


I urge everyone to know and understand the signs of a stroke and to not take any chances with their life. If you or someone you know is experiencing facial weakness, arm weakness or speech problems, call 999, do not delay.  It could save your life, like it did mine.”

Jaswant Naker


Stroke is now the fourth largest cause of death in the UK and South Asians are at a higher risk of having a stroke than their white counterparts due to diabetes and high blood pressure being significant factors causing stroke.


New statistics reveal that stroke kills over 40,000 people a year and almost two thirds leave hospital with a disability. People are most likely to have a stroke when they are 55 years of age or older, but South Asians are at a greater risk of experiencing a stroke at a younger age.


Research shows that 24% of people would wait to call an ambulance because they wrongly believe that they need to see two or more symptoms of stroke to be sure. Other barriers to dialling 999 include feeling that they need permission to act on behalf of others.


Whether you are a stranger in the street, a family member at home or the person themselves – do not ignore the key symptoms,call 999 immediately if you notice even one of the symptoms. Getting appropriate treatment can reduce the amount of brain damage and ensure a better chance of making a good recovery.


Think and Act FAST:

  • Face – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?
  • Arms – can they raise both arms and keep them there?
  • Speech – is their speech slurred?
  • Time – to call 999 if you see any single one of these signs of a stroke


The films are available in Hindi and Bengali


Also a shorter version in English


For further information please search ‘Act FAST’ online


March 13, 2017 in Slideshow by admin office

Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the “festival of colours” or the “festival of love”.The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. It is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest. It lasts for two days starting on the Purnima (Full Moon day) falling in the Vikram Samvat Hindu Calendar month of Phalgun, which falls somewhere between the end of February and the middle of March in the Gregorian calendar. The first day is known as Holika Dahan (हॊलिका दहन) or Chhoti Holi and the second as Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi or Dhulivandan.


Badrinath Ki Dulhania

March 6, 2017 in Slideshow by admin office

Releasing through Fox Star Studios this Holi on 10th March 2017


This Holi let the colours of love fill your screens with India’s first love franchise‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’, releasing on 10th March 2017 through Fox Star Studios.


Produced by Karan Johar and Fox Star Studios, Badrinath Ki Dulhaniais billed as a romantic comedy drama. The sequel to the vastly popular Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania,Badrinath Ki Dulhaniaisa hardcore “desi romance” which takes fans on a roller coaster ride of emotions from fun, love and laughter to heartbreak, angst and tears.


Starring India’s next-gen superstars Varun Dhawan as Badrinath Bansal and Alia Bhatt as Vaidehi Trivedi, audiences will watch them lock horns and melt hearts in a film that is more than just your average ‘boy meets girl’ love story. It’s the coming together of raw and refined with a touch of ‘desi-pan’ and a ‘hatke’ definition of ‘pyaar’, which is sure to win hearts the world over.


Badrinath Ki Dulhaniais written and directed by Shashank Khaitan (Humpty Sharma kiDulhania, Ishaqzaade), whose directorial ventures have garnered praises from both critics and audiences alike.


The music for the film has been composed by an eclectic mix of directors including Amaal Mallik, TanishkBagchi and Akhil Sachdeva.  Taking Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt’s crackling chemistry to new heights is a special twenty-first century re-boot of the super-hit 90s track TammaTamma Loge.



Badrinath Ki Dulhania is a story of Badrinath Bansal from Jhansi and Vaidehi Trivedi from Kota and what happens when the two of them meet.

Even though they both belong to small towns, their mind-set about gender roles in society and about life in general are diametrically opposite.

This leads to a clash of ideologies, despite both of them recognizing the goodness in each other.



Will they be able to overcome circumstances to accept their love for each other? Will they be able to surpass the expectations and pressures of their small-town families to be together?

Answers to these and many more such questions make for an interesting journey of love, laughter, emotions and madness called Badrinath Ki Dulhania.

Join Badrinath in his mission to find his Dulhania – a journey of love, laughter, and lunacy!

BadrinathkiDulhania is the holi movie of the year and is produced by Karan Johar and Fox Star Studios.

In cinemas 10th March 2017