Articles by: Janine Griffiths

Victim of rape in the Yugoslavian war

Deadlier than a bomb: War and the female holocaust

“A nation is not conquered until the women’s hearts lay on the ground.” – Cheyenne Indian saying War is often romanticised by those who have not had the misfortune to experience it. Or more specifically, by those who have not been on the receiving end of a repeated campaign of wide-spread, orchestrated sexual violence. Such violence has recently been described[Read More...]

Jayne Storey

‘Mindfulness makes business sense’

Encouraging employees to practice mindfulness and meditation in the workplace can boost productivity and enhance concentration, according to two new findings published recently. According to Jayne Storey, a performance coach who has helped to train Olympic athletes, celebrities and directors in top businesses, practicing “mindfulness” in the workplace helps employees to quickly and easily become more efficient. As the founder[Read More...]

Vision of Young Voices shows urban poets at their best

Vision of Young Voices shows urban poets at their best

When people think of poetry, they often think of the great William Shakespeare, Wordsworth or W.B Yeats or some other famous British poet. The truth is, as talented as these poets are, many of those who are not familiar with the written verse, think of it as a posh pastime for the middle and upper classes. Nothing could be farther[Read More...]

Music Feature: EXCLUSIVE: Akashic Times speaks to esteemed journalist and musician Kris Needs

Music Feature: EXCLUSIVE: Akashic Times speaks to esteemed journalist and musician Kris Needs

He’s probably one of the most famous journalists in the rock and punk movement, and has knocked heads with the likes of Bob Marley and Keith Richards and in this exclusive, Kris Needs talks about his upcoming projects in the UK and his perceptions about the changing face of music. He is better known for his book ‘Before They Make[Read More...]

Middle-Eastern dance show combats stereotypes in Leeds

A Middle-Eastern dance show aimed at combating stereotypes about Arabic art proved popular among Leeds residents last week. The show Funoon, attracted around 100 dance fans who bore witness to a fusion of different dance styles from across Africa and the Arabic world. The show was the brainchild of acclaimed dancer, Nawarra who formed a collaboration with top performers across[Read More...]