Mens Style & Mens Grooming
About EntouraajEntouraaj is quite simply a men's fashion magazine... with a unique identity. Launched in the summer of 2012, our inspiration stems from contemporary men of South Asian origin, many of whom are British, and historically overlooked and under represented within the industry of mainstream fashion. We decided to create a platform for these individuals to showcase their style whilst simultaneously providing them inspiration for their own style development. We are pleased to share that since our launch we have seen more and more individuals of South Asian origin influencing the choices now made by mainstream brands. #justsaying Despite taking inspiration from South Asian culture, our content is not limited to nor designed to cater specifically for men from this demographic. This is best showcased through our rapidly growing audience within the UK and worldwide. And as our audience grows we aspire to cater for a variety of men’s lifestyle features, whilst never compromising on our commitment to delivering high quality men's style and men's grooming content as our core.
The Entouraaj Team
GARY SINGH Editor Entouraaj is the innovation of Gary Singh. As head of department at one of Europe’s leading media companies, he was instrumental in developing new products and client relationships, delivering them from concept to eventual completion. Combining his eight years’ experience in media with where he felt there was a gap in the market, Entouraaj was born. With a keen interest in men's fashion, style and grooming and an eye for recruiting new talent, Gary ensures that Entouraaj is able to offer reliable and relevant content across the board. Gary also has an unhealthy obsession with sunglasses and 1980s memorabilia and likes hot drinks without milk and sugar. Follow Gary on Twitter & Instagram
KUNJAL SINGH Managing Editor Kunjal, an English graduate from Loughborough University, started her career in web editorial and has since developed a wealth of experience from many different publishing environments. While working at the nation’s number one consumer publication, Which Magazine, Kunjal gained her first experience of presenting thorough, objective advice to the consumer through the medium of online editorial. Skilled at writing for a range of different causes, Kunjal is responsible for the integrity and consistent high standard of content available to you through the site. She also likes pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.
SAAD WADIA Social Media & PR Saad has over 10 years experience in the sports industry, everything from grass roots to competitive level. His father is a tailor which has in turn provided Saad with a keen interest in the fashion industry, particularly from a production and marketing perspective. This, together with his overall approach to work and tenacity, has enabled him to successfully communicate Entouraaj's core brand values through management of their social media accounts. Saad loves to meet new people, likes a challenge and is prepared to give everything a go. Follow Saad on Twitter & Instagram
Entouraaj Editorial Contributors
NADEEM BADSHAH Sports Nadeem Badshah has been a journalist since 2006. He has written for newspapers and websites including The Guardian’s G2 and Comment Is Free section, The Telegraph, The Independent, The New Statesman, Eastern Eye newspaper and Eurosport-Yahoo! He has also worked at The BBC Asian Network, Sunday Times and the Adfero news agency. Nadeem was named Young Person of the Year by the Radar disabilities charity in 2010 for his articles highlighting disability issues in the Asian community. He was shortlisted for the Feature Writer of The Year prize in the EDF Energy Media Awards in 2011. He is a budding five-a-side footballer and tennis player. His top five sports are football, cricket, tennis, boxing and basketball. He is a life-long Manchester United fan and chocoholic.
BEA MAHMOOD Features Bea Mahmood joined the team having graduated from Queen Mary University with a degree in English. After leaving university with a passion for writing and a love of half-shot coffee lattes, Bea is now our resident features writer. Bea writes about anything and everything, be it what’s latest in the news, or even just to grumble. As perhaps the fluffiest member of the team, she has an incurable obsession with pink and is still on the hunt for the perfect Barbie house. Visit Bea’s blog: wonderfulworldofbea.wordpress.com
SAMIR SAWHNEY Health Samir Sawhney is the co-founder and director of Motiv8 Sports and Fitness (M8SF) and possesses over ten years of coaching and training experience in the areas of Fitness training and high level sports instruction. Samir has worked most recently at an award winning football league club community department as a development manager, creating and nurturing a range of healthy living year-round community sports programmes. Combining his qualifications in fitness and several sports, Samir is able to offer a wealth of common sense and modern thinking within an ever changing industry. Motiv8 Sports and Fitness deliver a range of personal training including group classes and one-to-one sessions.
TAJINDER HAYER Style Tajinder Hayer is a UK based menswear writer. The Rakish Gent is a lifestyle and fashion blog for men, featuring inspirational styling mixing high street with high fashion with what to read, see and do. Tajinder has also written for British Style Bloggers for whom he contributes a monthly column as well as for GQ, Esquire, Spashion, Menswear Style, Mens Fashion Magazine and a host of other publications. Follow Tajinder on Facebook and Instagram