DESIblitz Team

Want to know the about hard-working and dedicated DESIblitz team behind DESIblitz.com? The people who bring you the latest news News, exciting Gossip and interview Gupshup? Here is a personal synopsis of each team member and their role:

Management & Advertising

Managing Director

Director

Indi Deol

indi.deol@desiblitz.com

As part of the senior DESIblitz team, Indi is responsible for management and advertising. He especially loves producing stories with special video and photography features. His life motto is 'no pain, no gain...'

Editorial

Events Editor

Events Editor

Faisal Shafi

faisal.shafi@desiblitz.com

Faisal has creative experience in the fusion of media and communication and research which increase awareness of global issues in post-conflict, emerging and democratic societies. His life motto is: "persevere, for success is near..."

News Editor

News Editor

Dhiren Manga

dhiren.manga@desiblitz.com

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”

News Writer

News Writer

Louise Knight

louise.knight@desiblitz.com

Louise is an English and Writing graduate with a passion for travel, skiing and playing the piano. She also has a personal blog which she updates regularly. Her motto is "Be the change you wish to see in the world."

News Writer

News Writer

Naina Bhardwaj

naina.bhardwaj@desiblitz.com

Naina is a journalist interested in Scottish Asian news. She enjoys reading, karate and independent cinema. Her motto is "Live like others don't so you can live like others won't."

Assistant News Editor

Features Editor

Ravinder Kaur

ravinder.kaur@desiblitz.com

Ravinder is currently studying BA Hons in Journalism. She has a strong passion for all things fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. She also likes to watch films, read books and travel.

Assistant News Editor

Features Editor

Balraj Sohal

balraj.sohal@desiblitz.com

Balraj is a spirited Creative Writing MA graduate. He loves open discussions and his passions are fitness, music, fashion, and poetry. One of his favourite quotes is “One day or day one. You decide.”

Writers

Lead Writer

Lead Writer

Aisha an English literature graduate, is a keen editorial writer. She adores reading, theatre, and anything arts related. She is a creative soul and is always reinventing herself. Her motto is: “Life is too short, so eat dessert first!”

Lead Writer

Lead Writer

Amit enjoys creative challenges and uses writing as a tool for revelation. He has major interest in news, current affairs, trends and cinema. He likes the quote: "Nothing in fine print is ever good news."

Lead Writer

Lead Writer

Jas likes to keep in touch with the world of music and entertainment by writing about it. He does like hitting the gym too. His motto is 'The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination.'

Lead Writer

Lead Writer

Keiran is a passionate English graduate with a love for all things sport. He enjoys time with his two dogs, listening to Bhangra and R&B music, and playing football. "You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget."

Lead Writer

Lead Writer

Nazhat is an ambitious 'Desi' woman with interests in news and lifestyle. As a writer with a determined journalistic flair, she firmly believes in the motto "an investment in knowledge pays the best interest," by Benjamin Franklin.

Lead Writer

Lead Writer

Prem has a rich interest in social sciences and culture. He enjoys reading and writing about issues affecting his and future generations. His motto is 'Television is chewing gum for the eyes' by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Lead Writer

Lead Writer

Priya adores anything to do with cultural change and social psychology. She loves to read and listen to chilled music to relax. A romantic at heart she lives by the motto 'If you want to be loved, be lovable.'

Lead Writer

Lead Writer

Scarlett is an avid writer and pianist. Originally from Hong Kong, egg tart is her cure for homesickness. She loves music and film, enjoys travelling and watching sports. Her motto is “Take a leap, chase your dream, eat more cream.”

Writer

Writer

Aayushi is an English Literature graduate and published writer with a penchant for pithy metaphors. She enjoys reading and writing about the small joys in life: poetry, music, family and wellbeing. Her motto is 'Find joy in the ordinary.'

Writer

Writer

Anisa is an English and Journalism student, she enjoys researching history and reading literature books. Her motto is “if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”

Writer

Writer

Anna is a full-time university student pursuing a degree in Journalism. She enjoys martial arts and painting, but above all, creating content that serves a purpose. Her life motto is: “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”

Writer

Writer

Lead Journalist and Senior Writer, Arub, is a Law with Spanish graduate, She keeps herself informed about the world around her and has no fear in expressing concern in regards to controversial issues. Her motto in life is "live and let live."

Writer

Writer

Ayesha is an English graduate with an aesthetic eye. Her fascination lies in sports, fashion and beauty. Also, she does not shy away from controversial subjects. Her motto is: “no two days are the same, that is what makes life worth living.”

Writer

Writer

Gazal is an English Literature and Media and Communications graduate. She loves football, fashion, travelling, films and photography. She believes in confidence and kindness and lives by the motto: "Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire."

Writer

Writer

Halimah is a law student, who likes reading and fashion. She's interested in human rights and activism. Her motto is "gratitude, gratitude and more gratitude"

Writer

Writer

Himesh is a Business and Management student. He has a strong passion for all-things Marketing related as well as Bollywood, football and sneakers. His motto is: "Think positively, attract positivity!"

Writer

Writer

Indira is a secondary school teacher who loves reading and writing. Her passion is travelling to exotic and exciting destinations to explore the diverse cultures and experience amazing sights. Her motto is ‘Live and let live’.

Writer

Writer

Jakir is currently studying BA (Hons) Games and Entertainment Design. He is a film geek and has an interest in representations in Films and TV dramas. The cinema is his sanctuary. His motto: “Don’t fit the mould. Break it.”

Writer

Writer

Kasim is a Journalism student with a passion for entertainment writing, food, and photography. When he isn't reviewing the newest restaurant, he's at home cooking and baking. He goes by the motto 'Beyonce wasn't built in a day".

Writer

Writer

Manav is a creative writing graduate and a die-hard optimist. His passions include reading, writing and helping others. His motto is: “Never hang on to your sorrows. Always be positive."

Manisha is a South Asian Studies graduate with a passion for writing and foreign languages. She loves reading about South Asian history and speaks five languages. Her motto is: "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."

Writer

Writer

A writer, Miralee seeks to create waves of impact through words. An old soul at heart, intellectual conversations, books, nature, and dance excite her. She is a mental health advocate and her motto is ‘live and let live’.

Writer

Writer

Mohsin is a writer, editor, thinker and fan of incomplete sentences. He is also crazy about playing video games and unveiling changes in technology.

Momena is a Politics and International Relations student who loves music, reading and art. She enjoys travelling, spending time with her family and all things Bollywood! Her motto is: “Life is better when you're laughing.”

Writer

Writer

Monika is a Linguistics student, so language is her passion! Her interests include music, netball and cooking. She enjoys delving into controversial issues and debates. Her motto is “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build the door.”

Writer

Writer

Nadia is a Mass Communication graduate. She loves reading and lives by the motto: "No expectations, no disappointments."

Writer

Writer

With the Master in Professional Creative Writing degree, Nancy is an aspiring writer who aims to become a successful and knowledgeable creative writer in online journalism. Her motto is to make her 'every day into a successful day.'

Writer

Writer

Nishah is a History graduate with a keen interest in History and culture. She enjoys music, traveling and all things Bollywood. Her motto is: “When you feel like giving up remember why you started”.

Ollie is an English and Creative Writing graduate with a passion for video games, film and writing, as well as an adoration for animals. His motto is: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

Writer

Writer

Parul is a reader and survives on books. She has always had a penchant for fiction and fantasy. However, politics, culture, art and travel intrigue her equally. A pollyanna at heart she believes in poetic justice.

A company secretary by profession, Poonam is a soul filled with curiosity for life and it's quirkiness! She loves all things artsy; painting, writing and photography. "Life is a series of miracles" is a belief she lives with

Writer

Writer

Rez

Rez is a marketing graduate who loves to write crime fiction. A curious individual with a heart of lion. She has a passion for 19th-century sci-fi literature, superhero movies and comics. Her motto: “Never give up on your dreams.”

Writer

Writer

Saidat Khan is a Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist and an Addictions Specialist from Harley Street London. He is a keen golfer and enjoys yoga. His motto is ''I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become'' by Carl Jung.

Shameela is a creative journalist, researcher and published author from Sri Lanka. holding a Masters in Journalism and a Masters in Sociology, she's reading for her MPhil. An aficionado of Arts and Literature, she loves Rumi's quote “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”

Writer

Writer

Shanai is an English graduate with an inquisitive eye. She is a creative individual who enjoys engaging in healthy debates surrounding global issues, feminism and literature. As a travel enthusiast, her motto is: “Live with memories, not dreams”.

Writer

Writer

Somia is completing her thesis exploring racialised beauty and shadeism. She enjoys exploring controversial topics. Her motto is: "It's better to regret what you have done than what you haven't."

Writer

Writer

Sonika is a full-time medical student, Bollywood enthusiast and lover of life. Her passions are dancing, travelling, radio presenting, writing, fashion and socialising! “Life isn’t measured by the number of breaths taken but by moments that take our breath away.”

Surabhi is a journalism graduate, currently pursuing an MA. She is passionate about films, poetry and music. She is fond of travelling places and meeting new people. Her motto is: "Love, laugh, live."

Writer

Writer

Yeasmin is currently studying BA Hons in Fashion Business and Promotion. She is a creative individual who enjoys fashion, food and photography. She loves everything Bollywood. Her motto is: "Life's too short to overthink, just do it!"

Writer

Writer

Z. F. Hassan is an independent writer. He enjoys reading and writing on history, philosophy, art, and technology. His motto is “Live your life or someone else will live it”.