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Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma becomes a bride, not for Kohli but 7Up

IANS New Delhi – “Band Baaja Baaraat” actress Anushka Sharma, who was spotted at the India-Australia cricket match in Sydney on Thursday, had decked up…
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Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma’s cricket bomb: I am sooooo happyyy India lost

HINDUSTAN TIMES We have an advice for filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma and it’s a simple one: Think before you tweet. Hot on the heels on…
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Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s statement to be recorded in hit-and-run case

IANS Mumbai – Bollywood mega star Salman Khan will step into the witness box on Friday to record his statement on the 13-year-old hit-and-run case…
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Canadian YouTube sensation Superwoman meets Bollywood’s ‘Dilwale’

IANS Mumbai – Indo-Canadian YouTube sensation Lilly Singh, famously known as Superwoman, met filmmaker Rohit Shetty and actor Varun Dhawan on the set of their…
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Not a chick to get insecure of Sunny Leone: Jay Bhanushali

IANS Mumbai – Sunny Leone has been eclipsing her “Ek Paheli Leela” co-star Jay Bhanushali at the film’s promotions, but the latter says he is…
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Priyanka Chopra

“I hate losing”: Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra on National Award miss

IANS Mumbai – Priyanka Chopra says she hates losing, but missing the National Film Award for Best Actress to Kangana Ranaut for “Queen” is something…
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Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone: My chemistry with Amitji in ‘Piku’ very organic

IANS Mumbai – Actress Deepika Padukone, who will be seen sharing the screen space with megastar Amitabh Bachchan in “Piku” says their chemistry in the…
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Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor turns designer, launches her fashion label

IANS New Delhi – Shraddha Kapoor has joined the bandwagon of celebrities who have stepped into fashion designing with her label “Imara”. The actress says…
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Photo Galleries

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Burmese slaves kept in locked cages catch seafood that ends up in global supply chain (with photos)

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The ship belongs to the Silver Sea Reefer Co., which is registered in Thailand and has at least nine refrigerated cargo boats….
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Photos: World Cup fever ahead of India-Australia semis

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Indians performed a Hindu fire ritual during a prayer ceremony in Ahmadabad in support of the Indian cricket team on the eve…
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Did you know Sunny Leone never planned to be a pornstar? She dreamt of becoming a nurse

VANCOUVER DESI Unbelievable as it may sound, when Indo-Canadian adult actress Sunny Leone was just a teenager, she worked at a bakery. She then worked…
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Gallery: Bollywood beauties and beaus doll-up for Lakme Fashion Week

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood actors Nargis Fakhri, Arjun Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Ileana D’Cruz, Esha Gupta, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Rajkumar Rao, Kalki Koechlin…
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Simplify Your Space for Spring

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI “There exists within each of us a natural state of simple and open awareness in which we feel happy, light, and…
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Pt. Yogesh Samsi

Calling all Tabla students, teachers and artists to Surrey

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI  Pandit Yogesh Samsi will be conducting a 4-day Tabla workshop series from March 30 to April 2 and a Solo table concert on…
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Ready, Set, Fundraise!

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI A fitness goal is unlike any other goal in this world and it’s a goal in life that almost everyone strives…
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Vancouver Canucks

Whitest Brown Guy: Not your typical Hockey Dad

RANDY SANGHA VANCOUVER DESI So here I am at the tail of end of the ice hockey season.  No, not those guys…what are they called,…
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Women's excellence

Shakti Society announces 2015 award recipients

Shakti Society is excited to announce the recipients of the 2015 Shakti Awards. This year we had an extraordinary array of amazing women who were…
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Multiculturalism and Canada: To He.. With The New Colonizers!

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Canada had been a multicultural country long before the Europeans came to its shores. On the west coast alone…
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Suresh Kurl: Jyoti Singh, India’s daughter

SURESH KURL SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The story is about the light of her parents’ life.   They named her Jyoti. But five rapists and murderers…
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Stress Relief

CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS BLOG: Healthy Answers for Stress Relief

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Chronic stress is a widespread health concern that has reached epidemic proportions. Stress can have emotional and physical repercussions, including anxiety,…
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A look at the misguided critiques of India’s Daughter.

On December 16, 2012 the gang rape of Nirbhaya, made headlines around the world. According to India Today (2013), six men savagely beat and raped…
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Anna Hazare

No More Violence: Threat Against Anna Hazare From Canada

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Anna Hazare is no Gandhi. Yet his contribution in advancing the war on corruption in India is indisputable. He…
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Vancouver car sales

Planning to buy a new car? Check out what’s on offer at Like It Buy It Vancouver

POSTMEDIA NEWS Act fast to buy your dream car at a discount. A rare new Roush RS3 race car is on sale now for 25…
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India-Vancouver Desi

Justin Bieber’s roast on Indian TV on Fools’ Day

IANS New Delhi – Singer Justin Bieber’s infamous ‘roast’, hosted by Kevin Hart, will hit Indian television on April 1, just months after the controversial…
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Jeremy Renner’s messy divorce from B.C. model gets messier as custody battle rages

VANCOUVER DESI A B.C. woman who was married to Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner is being accused of being a gold digger and blackmailer who has…
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Indian PM Narendra Modi to visit Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa in April

VANCOUVER DESI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is coming to Canada in April, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Wednesday. Modi will be visiting Toronto, Ottawa…
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Indian child bride became a mother of three at age 14, was forced into prostitution by husband, then abondoned

HINDUSTAN TIMES She was barely 10 when her parents sold her off, became a mother of three by the age of 14 and was abandoned…
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Two-year-old Indian girl sets national archery record (with photos, video)

VANCOUVER DESI A two-year-old Indian girl has set a new record in archery, according to newswire AFP. Dolly Shivani Cherukuri became the youngest Indian to score…
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Surrey News

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Vancouver culinary king Vikram Vij leaving CBC’s Dragons’ Den

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — One dragon is out, two more are in. CBC-TV says culinary king Vikram Vij is leaving its reality series “Dragons’…
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Surrey Desi

Transit Police need help IDing South Asian man found dead at Scott Road SkyTrain

SURREY NOW WHALLEY — Transit Police are hoping the public can help identify a man found dead at Scott Road SkyTrain on Saturday, March 21. The…
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Bollywood choreographer Shiamak’s Spring Funk takes Surrey by storm (with photos)

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood choreographer Shiamak’s Spring Funk took over Surrey last weekend with its “World Dance Beats” show. Hundreds of participants, aged four to sixty…
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B.C. commits $24M to Surrey courthouse expansion

TOM ZYTARUK AND AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — The province announced a $24.3 million expansion to Surrey provincial court today that will include three…
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Abbotsford cops warn public about three South Asian men following Surrey shootings

KIM BOLAN POSTMEDIA NEWS  Following a public warning by Surrey RCMP in the aftermath of several shootings last week, police in Abbotsford have followed suit…
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Surrey Six: Former gangster Jamie Bacon’s murder trial delayed

KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI The Surrey Six murder trial of former gang leader Jamie Bacon has been delayed nearly five months. Bacon’s jury trial in…
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Film Reviews

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Barkhaa: The tawaif goes to the beer bar

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: “Barkhaa”; Cast: Sara Loren, Taha Shah, Puneet Issar, Priyanshu Chatterjee; Director: Shadaab Mirza; Rating: *** Pakeezah goes to the beer…
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Hunterrr: Disarmingly frank sex comedy

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: “Hunterrr”; Cast: Gulshan Devaiah, Radhika Apte, Sai Tamhankar and Veera Saxena; Writer-Director: Harshvardhan Kulkarni; Rating: ***(3 stars) The hero of…
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Chappie: Oddly charming

HARICHARAN PUDIPEDDI IANS  Film: “Chappie”; Cast: Harlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Ninja, Yo-Landi Visser, Jose Pablo Cantillo; Director: Neil Blomkamp; Rating: ***…
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Film Review: Despite a classy cast, Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel lives up to its title

JOCELYN NOVECK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS If you’re going to do a movie sequel that doesn’t quite measure up to the original and seems rather hurriedly…
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Bollywood film review

Dum Laga Ke Haisha: So real and heart-warming, it smells like life

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: “Dum Laga Ke Haisha”; Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pedneker; Written and Directed by Sharat Katariya; Rating: ****(4 stars) It’s very…
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Movie Review: Badlapur leaves much to be desired

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS Film: Badlapur Cast: Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Yami Gautam, Divya Dutta, Radhika Apte, Vinay Pathak Director: Sriram Raghavan Rating:…
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Health Check

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Woman goes into labour on board Qatar Airways flight, gives birth before emergency landing

THE CANADIAN PRESS The passenger load on a Qatar Airways flight grew by one when a woman went into labour and delivered her baby before…
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Vancouver-health check

Measles alert issued in Vancouver

VANCOUVER DESI Travellers aboard an Air China flight to Vancouver may have been exposed to the measles virus, say local health officials. Vancouver Coastal Health…
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Popular artificial sweetener may treat aggressive cancers

IANS New York – Once considered as a possible carcinogen, the artificial sweetener saccharin could actually lead to the development of drugs capable of combating…
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Colorado-horrific tragedy

‘She cut me.… I’m pregnant’: Police release woman’s 911 call after unborn baby ‘removed’ from womb

WASHINGTON POST A 26-year-old pregnant woman in Colorado, spotting a Craigslist ad for baby clothes, drove to the home of the woman who placed the…
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Wealth behind decline in number of reproducing males

IANS New York – Researchers have discovered a dramatic decline in genetic diversity in male lineages four to eight thousand years ago — likely the…
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‘We should be eating things that taste good’

Vancouver doctor says scientific evidence supports eating whatever you like RICHARD WATTS TIME COLONIST Dr. John Sloan, a B.C. family doctor, treats his coffee like…
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Inspired Life: A Stanford neurosurgeon’s parting wisdom about life and time

WASHINGTON POST In residency, there’s a saying: The days are long, but the years are short. In neurosurgical training, the day usually began a little…
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Indian doctors use glue to fix patient’s bleeding lung

IANS New Delhi – A 60-year-old patient suffering from massive hemoptysis underwent a rare treatment process in which his blood vessel was fixed with a…
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Want in vitro treatment? Must vow you have had lots and lots of sex first

THE CANADIAN PRESS Quebec women who want government-financed in vitro fertilization will have to sign a statement saying they have been sexually active for a…
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Alberta deaths

Alberta boy exposed to bedbug pesticide taken off ventilator, improving: family friend

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A child in hospital after being exposed to a pesticide his parents used to kill bedbugs has been…
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