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Kick: Salman Khan, Sajid Nadiadwala kick up a storm

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: “Kick”; Cast: Salman Khan, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Jacqueline Fernandez; Director: Sajid Nadiadwala; Rating: **** “Kick toh banta hai,…
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Indian author pens sequel to Jeffrey Archer’s ‘First Among Equals’ for Bollywood film

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Mumbai – In what must qualify as a first in the field of literary adaptations, author-columnist Anish Trivedi has written a…
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Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan joins hands with Indian TV channel to host Indian version of “Got Talent”

IANS Mumbai – Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has joined hands with Hindi general entertainment channel Colors for his return to the small screen. He will…
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Kalki Koechlin

Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin portrays five roles in play ‘Trivial Disasters’

IANS Mumbai – Actress Kalki Koechlin is not new to theatre and will soon be seen in a new play titled “Trivial Disasters”, in which…
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Priyanka Chopra

Dhishoom! Dhishoom! It’s action time in Bollywood

RADHIKA BHIRANI IANS  New Delhi – After “Kick”, are you ready for some more jumping, boxing, punching and chasing? Bollywood lovers, brace yourself for a…
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Bollywood’s Jimmy Shergill, Surveen Chawla shoot latest romantic flick ‘Rab Rakha’ in Victoria

MICHAEL D. REID TIMES COLONIST There was love in the air, Bollywood-style, in Bastion Square Tuesday — and not just the romance radiating from two…
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I was obsessed with Salman Khan: Sonam Kapoor (w/gallery)

HINDUSTAN TIMES Sonam Kapoor may be a star in her own right now, but she doesn’t shy away from revealing that, as a kid, she…
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Bollywood superhit ‘Dhoom: 3′ enters Chinese top 10 chart (w/gallery)

IANS Mumbai – Bollywood super hit “Dhoom: 3″, which reportedly opened on 2,000 screens in 400 Chinese cities, has entered the Chinese top ten chart….
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Indian Super League signing up ex-English premiership stars (w/ photos)

PATRICK JOHNSTON VANCOUVER DESI Arsenal fans, want to recapture some former glory? Time to travel to India – Robert Pires and Freddie Ljungberg are taking…
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Gallery: World’s tallest Krishna temple under construction in India

IANS Agra – Work on the world’s tallest Krishna temple at 210 metres will begin on Janmashtami, August 18, on 70 acres of land in…
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India bags three gold medals, one silver in wrestling (w/gallery)

Sushil Kumar, Amit Kumar and Vinesh won gold, Canadian Korey Jarvis defeated Rajeev Tomar who won silver IANS Glasgow – Sushil Kumar led the charge…
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Indian retirement community finds a blend of East and West at niche developments for seniors in the U.S. (w/gallery)

MIKE SCHNEIDER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TAVARES, Fla. — When Arun and Usha Pancholi were deciding where to spend their retirement years, they wanted a place…
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Here Come the Newly Weds!

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Men dressed in bright uniforms, playing the traditional tune of the Bollywood hit song “Mere yaar ki shaadi hai” (It’s my…
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Chopra Addiction and Wellness Center Blog: Using Nonviolent Communication To Nurture Your Relationships

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI “When all your desires are distilled You will cast two votes:
 To love more. And be happy.”
~Hafiz Human beings are social…
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It’s a girl! Those words were a death sentence for 37 million girls and counting in India

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI It’s a girl! Unfortunately for approximately 37 million girls in India- these words were their fate. According to the 2011 Census…
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Fitness Facts – Benefits of Indian Lassi

In the age of shakes made of every vegetable and fruit imaginable or protein powder power drinks – let’s take things back to a time…
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Will Israeli and Palestinian children ever find peace?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI The Israeli-Palestine conflict has been an ongoing struggle that began around the mid-20th Century. BBC UK has reported in the past…
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TASTE INDIA: Recipe for Lamb and Blueberry Rogan Josh

BC BLUEBERRY COUNCIL It’s blueberry season in B.C. again, and this year we’re expecting one of our province’s most bountiful crops yet. So heat things up…
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A Decision: How my dad’s story is Canada’s story

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao-tzu Two years ago this past Canada Day, my…
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It’s time for India to step-up

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Life of a woman… A daughter, a wife, a mother and a widow. Each stage is directly entwined to a male,…
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High incidences of rape in India, reflect the values of society

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI India is one of the oldest democracies in the world, and has all the laws in place that in an ideal…
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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau hands out food from Guru Nanak's Free Kitchen truck to residents of the downtown eastside in Vancouver, Wednesday, Dec.18, 2013. CP Photo

Events: Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen to host community gathering this weekend

Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen will be hosting a community gathering on Saturday at the Sukh Sagar Gurdwara Sahib at 347 Wood Street in Queensborough (New Westminster)…
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Minor allegedly raped by temple priest in southern India

HINDUSTAN TIMES An 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a temple priest in Bangalore on Tuesday, less than a month after a seven-year-old was raped…
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Miss Diva 2014 gears up for auditions

IANS New Delhi – Miss Diva, that was launched last year as an official franchise from India for Miss Universe, is set to start auditions…
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Indian telecom company’s not so progressive ad featuring a “boss wife” causes Twitter reaction

IANS New Delhi  – Is a woman who calls the shots in the office then goes home to cook for her husband – who’s also…
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Toddler falls into pot of boiling syrup, dies

  IANS New Delhi – A three-year-old boy died after he fell into a pot of boiling sugar syrup, police said here Wednesday. The child,…
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Headdresses banned from Merritt music festival out of respect to First Nations

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI An electronic music festival this B.C. Day long weekend in Merritt has banned native headdresses from its campgrounds. “Bass Coast Festival…
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Lechal-wearable technology

Vibrating Indian smart shoes help you navigate to your destination handsfree

VANCOUVER DESI A smart shoe in India is claiming to be the next big thing in wearable technology. The Lechal (“take me there” in Hindi,) from…
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Surrey News

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Surrey councillor Barinder Rasode set to launch next phase of “summer engagement series”

VANCOUVER DESI As she gears up for the upcoming Surrey election this fall, city councillor Barinder Rasode is launching the next phase of her “summer…
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Surrey RCMP continue hunt for hit-and-run driver who struck a Sikh temple volunteer

TOM ZYTARUK SURREY NOW SURREY —  Surrey Mounties are still looking for the driver who ran down a Sikh temple volunteer in Newton last fall….
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CLOVERDALE

Cloverdale left in lurch by stalled Surrey development

Those representing local businesses and residents say a lack of information and communication from the Surrey City Development Corp. is a big part of the…
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Vij’s, two other Vancouver restaurants make ‘Top 10 eateries’ in Canada list

VANCOUVER DESI Canada loves Vikram Vij’s food – so much so that it’s listed in the fifth spot among the country’s top 10 eateries, according to…
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‘She always smiled’: Community mourns Surrey domestic assault victim Narinder Kalsi

MATT LAW SURREY NOW A contagious smile and steadfast devotion, that is how Narinder Kaur Kalsi, 67, will be remembered. The Riverside Funeral Home in…
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Homicide investigators on scene of stabbing in Surrey

VANCOUVER DESI A man is dead following an early morning stabbing in Surrey. Surrey RCMP were called to the 10600-block 135A Street in Whalley shortly…
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Film Reviews

SALMAN KHAN

Kick: Salman Khan, Sajid Nadiadwala kick up a storm

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: “Kick”; Cast: Salman Khan, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Jacqueline Fernandez; Director: Sajid Nadiadwala; Rating: **** “Kick toh banta hai,…
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22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street: A run-of-the-mill comic caper

TROY RIBEIRO IANS  Film: “22 Jump Street”; Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Peter Stormare, Wyatt Russell, Amber Stev ens, Jillian Bell, Ice Cube, Keith Lucas,…
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Bobby Jasoos

Bobby Jasoos: Vidya’s scene-stealing act makes this film special special

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: “Bobby Jasoos”; Cast: Vidya Balan, Ali Fazal, Kiran Kumar, and Rajendra Gupta; Director: Samar Shaikh; Rating: *** 1/2 This is…
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Optimus Prime

Transformers: Age of Extinction: An average yet exciting epic fare

Film: “Transformers: Age of Extinction”; Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing ; Director: Michael Bay; Rating: *** “Transformers:…
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Richie Mehta’s I’ll Follow You Down: A weird mix of film tropes

KATHERINE MONK POSTMEDIA NEWS Movie: I’ll Follow You Down Rating: 2/5 Starring: Haley Joel Osment, Gillian Anderson, Rufus Sewell Directed by: Richie Mehta Running time:…
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Humshakals: Hum Shock-Alls reeling under the farce

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: Humshakals Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Ram Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Bipasha Basu, Tamnannah Bhatia, Esha Gupta Directed by Sajid Khan Rating:…
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Commonwealth Games

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Indian artistic gymnast Dipa gets bronze

IANS Glasgow – Indian artistic gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched the women’s vault bronze in the final of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. England’s Claudia Fragapane…
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India bags three gold medals, one silver in wrestling (w/gallery)

Sushil Kumar, Amit Kumar and Vinesh won gold, Canadian Korey Jarvis defeated Rajeev Tomar who won silver IANS Glasgow – Sushil Kumar led the charge…
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Kate, William and other royals in the house at the Commonwealth Games

DENNIS PASSA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLASGOW — The second in line to the British throne visited the Commonwealth Games on Monday, and he brought along…
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Health Check

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Antibiotic-fed poultry harming consumers: Study

IANS New Delhi – Large scale, indiscriminate use of antibiotics in the poultry industry has led to antibiotic resistance in Indians who are falling prey…
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Lechal-wearable technology

Vibrating Indian smart shoes help you navigate to your destination handsfree

VANCOUVER DESI A smart shoe in India is claiming to be the next big thing in wearable technology. The Lechal (“take me there” in Hindi,) from…
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Bollywood Bigg Boss

Salman Khan’s charitable organization to help 100 kids with heart condition

IANS Mumbai – Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has announced that his Being Human (BH) charitable organization will help “100 genuine patients” suffering from heart condition…
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Indian baby whose head swelled to three times its size smiling and laughing a year later (w/ photos)

VANCOUVER DESI A three-year-old girl in New Delhi who was given little chance of survival after her head swelled to three times its normal size…
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Former U.S. chief of medicine indicted for prescription fraud

IANS Washington  – A U.S. court has indicted a former chief of medicine of illegally running a prescription racket that led to the death of…
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Indian teen boy gets 232 teeth removed from “very rare” tumour in his jaw

VANCOUVER DESI A 17-year-old boy in India underwent a seven-hour long operation on Monday to have a whopping 232 teeth removed from a “very rare”…
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Dos and don’ts for pregnant women while travelling

IANS New Delhi – Expecting mothers with normal pregnancy are not prevented from travelling by airplane, train, four-wheelers, but they need to be cautious, says…
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A different kind of courtroom drama: Woman gives birth to baby girl in witness room

IANS London – A heavily-pregnant woman gave birth to a baby girl in a court in Britain after going into labour in the witness room,…
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HIV epidemic

Number of people with HIV unchanged worldwide over the last two years: UNAIDS

United Nations claims it can stop epidemic by 2030 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually…
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Research fraud

Toronto doctor says it’s time to lock up research miscreants

MARGARET MUNRO VANCOUVER DESI A leading Toronto doctor has reignited debate over research fraud saying doctors and academics who fudge and fabricate data should be…
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