Director of the Social History Hub, author and journalist
The Social History Hub founder and director, Lainy Malkani is a London born writer, broadcast journalist and presenter with Indo-Caribbean roots. Her critically acclaimed two-part radio documentary series for BBC Radio 4, ‘Sugar, Saris and Green Bananas’, inspired her to write Sugar, Sugar Bittersweet Tales of Indian Migrant Workers, a collection of short stories which revealed the hidden history of Indian indentured workers and their descendants. In 2013 she set up the Social History Hub to document stories of ‘unsung heroes’ in society bringing them to life through radio and podcast interviews. She lecturers in Media and Journalism at the University of the Arts London and has written for the British Library, the Commonwealth and the BBC. Lainy is married with two children and lives in North West London. Her cross-cultural roots; from Britain, India and Guyana, in the Caribbean, has been a great source of her work, both as a writer and journalist.
Raj Malkani, ACMA, CGMA
Raj Malkani is a Chartered Global Management Accountant who is employed as a Financial Controller for a successful London based Music & Media company. Previously, Raj was a director of a group of music companies including Production House Records, FJR Productions and FJR Music who enjoyed chart success in the 80's and 90's with artists such as Baby D ("Let Me Be Your Fantasy") and Acen ("Trip II The Moon").