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2 States: A magical north-south love story you wish wouldn’t end (w/trailer)

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: “2 States”; Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Ronit Roy, Amrita Singh, Revathi, Shiv Subramaniam; Directed by Abhishek Varman; Rating: ****…
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KASHISH 2014 to screen foreign films on transgender issues in Mumbai (w/video)

IANS Mumbai – Films from Bangladesh, Britain, Spain and India, highlighting transgender issues, will be screened at the KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, which…
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Porn Queen-desi

2 States author listens to Sunny Leone’s Babydoll number to unwind

VANCOUVER DESI The author of  2 States – which has now been adapted into the Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor film – has an interesting…
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Gallery: Bollywood celebrity shots this week

VANCOUVER DESI More and more Bollywood stars are sharing all the glitz and glamour of their lives with fans – a personal touch – the…
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Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Bombay Velvet’ gets new release date

IANS Mumbai – Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s much awaited film “Bombay Velvet”, which was reportedly planned to be released on Christmas along with Aamir Khan’s “P.K.”,…
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My heartbeat slowed down: Rajkumar on winning National Award

IANS New Delhi – Rajkumar Rao’s phone hasn’t stopped ringing ever since it was announced Wednesday evening that he has been named for the National…
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Shah Rukh Khan would love to dance on ‘Gangnam Style’ with Psy

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan wants to dance with Korean rap sensation Psy on his global hit Gangnam Style, according to the Press…
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Hrithik Roshan seeks health tips for ‘shin splints’ from Twitter fans

IANS Mumbai – Actor Hrithik Roshan, who underwent brain surgery last year, is again suffering from “shin splints”. The 40-year-old complained of pain in the…
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Hindu bindis all the rage at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI California’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is known for more than just its plethora of music. It’s also a weekend of outrageously…
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Gallery: Bollywood celebrity shots this week

VANCOUVER DESI More and more Bollywood stars are sharing all the glitz and glamour of their lives with fans – a personal touch – the…
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Gallery: Paris Vaisakhi Parade

VANCOUVER DESI Indian pilgrims celebrate Vaisakhi, the Sikh New Year Festival, which also commemmorates the founding of the Khalsa (Sikh community) by the tenth Guru…
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Gallery: Blossom Bollywood at Vancouver’s Cherry Blossom Festival

VANCOUVER DESI Shiamak Davar’s Vancouver dance team took part in the city’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Saturday. Dancers performed…
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Health Check

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Cancer survivor knows the importance of support and advice

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Diagnosed with breast cancer at age 52, Burnaby’s Leila Dawood-Munier considers herself fortunate to have had such a strong support network….
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Sperm may deliver stress too

IANS London – Your dad did not just pass his qualities via genes in you. He may have actually passed some stress too! A research…
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Poorer teenagers begin having sex sooner: Study

IANS New York – Can a person’s socio-economic background influence when he becomes sexually active? Yes, research reveals. Researchers, psychologists and others in the medical…
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Study finds diabetes may be a barrier to breast cancer screening

IANS Toronto  – A Toronto study has found that women with diabetes may be at a higher risk of breast cancer because they get so…
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Men self esteem

Study: Putting on an act in bed obvious to both men and women

KATE PADDISON POSTMEDIA NEWS There really is no point in “faking it.” Chances are a sexual partner knows exactly what’s going on in bed when…
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Girls having ‘normal sex’ via lab-grown vagina!

IANS New York – In a major breakthrough, scientists are now growing specialised organs such as vagina in the lab and successfully implanting them in…
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Heavy women drinkers at greater mortality risk: Study

IANS Beijing – Read this carefully if you cannot imagine your evenings without wine or vodka, and especially if you are a woman. The increased…
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Addiction

Squamish centre treats addiction, depression with Dr. Deepak Chopra’s unique approach

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI For nearly five years, Barbara — a mother and wife based in the Kootenays — “couldn’t see a way out” of…
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Eat beans, pulses to reduce bad cholesterol

IANS Toronto – Eating one serving a day of beans, peas or lentils can significantly reduce “bad cholesterol” and therefore the risk of cardiovascular disease,…
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Are you dating a night owl? Both men and women who like to stay up late more likely to be in short-term relationships

IANS New York – Are you dating a night owl who loves to stay up late and wake up late in the morning? Read this…
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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Six-year-old worshipped for patch of hair on his back that has grown into a tail

VANCOUVER DESI A six-year-old Indian boy is being worshipped by villagers for a small patch of hair on his back that has grown into a…
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Opinion: Britain’s youngest mom — 12-year-old — isn’t a case for the midwife, it’s a case for the police

ALLISON PEARSON THE DAILY TELEGRAPH  A girl aged 12 years and three months became Britain’s youngest mother over the weekend. She was still at primary…
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PETA India urges health ministry to ban sale of animal-tested products

IANS New Delhi – Animal rights group PETA has urged India’s health ministry to ban the marketing and sale of animal-tested cosmetics and household products….
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Court lets off woman charged for mishandling boss’ dogs, one bit a man’s genitals

IANS New Delhi – A Delhi court has let off a woman facing trial for being negligent with her employer’s dogs – one of whom…
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CANNIBALISM ARREST

Pakistani brothers accused of digging up human bodies from graveyard, cooking and eating them, again (w/gallery)

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KHAWAR KALAN, Pakistan — Two brothers arrested for the second time over accusations of cannibalism appeared in court Tuesday, police officials said,…
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Barinder Rasode breaks ranks with Surrey First over ‘hostile’ environment, may run for mayor

AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY, B.C. — Coun. Barinder Rasode is leaving Surrey First and may have her eye on the mayor’s chair. Rasode plans to…
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Daughter of murdered Surrey teacher gets over $500,000 compensation from father

KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI The young daughter of a Surrey school teacher murdered by her husband has been awarded more than $500,000 in family compensation…
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Vaisakhi Parade: Values of Sikhism to wash over the streets of Surrey

VANCOUVER DESI The streets of Surrey will be filled with the colours, sounds and sights of Sikhism this Saturday as some 200,000 people are expected…
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Bharbhoor Singh

Surrey cadet Corps is pride of B.C.’s Sikh community

VANCOUVER DESI Like most teenagers his age, Sagar Singh Ghag loves his video games. Homework, chores and outdoor activities were all impediments to attaining supremacy…
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Gian Singh Gill

Surrey Khalsa Day parade organizer is fuelled by faith

VANCOUVER DESI Gian Singh Gill is a man fuelled by his faith. Known for his gentle demeanour, the towering Gill is the President of Dasmesh…
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Sikhs making a difference around the world

VANCOUVER DESI Every year, Sikhs from around the world gather at a stunning gala in London, England to honour and celebrate the heroes of their…
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Film Reviews

BOLLYWOOD MOVIE REVIEW

2 States: A magical north-south love story you wish wouldn’t end (w/trailer)

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: “2 States”; Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Ronit Roy, Amrita Singh, Revathi, Shiv Subramaniam; Directed by Abhishek Varman; Rating: ****…
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Indian Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan (L), Parth Bhalerao (C) and Usha Jadhav (R) pose for a photograph during a promotional event for the forthcoming Hindi film Bhoothnath Returns, directed by Nitesh Tiwari, in Mumbai on late February 25, 2014. STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Bhoothnath Returns: Ennobling voyage into Indian elections

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS Film: Bhoothnath Returns Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Parth Bhalerao, Boman Irani, Usha Jadhav, Sanjai Mishra Directed by Nitesh Tiwari Rating:*** 1/2 (3…
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Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan (L) and Nargis Fakhri during a promotional event for their upcoming Hindi film Main Tera Hero in Mumbai on March 4, 2014. STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Main Tera Hero: David Dhawan’s ‘son stroke’ is full-on dhamaal

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS Film: Main Tera Hero Cast: Varun Dhawan, Ileana D’Cruz, Nargis Fakhri, Arunoday Singh Directed by David Dhawan Rating:*** It’s not easy…
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Bollywood actors Harman Baweja (L), Ayesha Khanna (2L) and Shilpa Shetty Kundra (2R) pose for a photograph during a promotional event for the forthcoming Hindi film 'Dishkiyaoon', directed by Sanamjit Singh Talwar and produced by Shilpa Shetty Kundra, in Mumbai on late February 19, 2014. STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Dishkiyaoon: Complicated gangster flick with too many characters

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS Film: Dishkiyaoon Cast: Sunny Deol, Harman Baweja, Ayesha Khanna, Prashant Narayanan, Aditya Chopra Director: Sanamjit Talwar Rating: ** Cheek mate! Papa…
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Ragini MMS 2: Just Porn Horror

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS Film: Ragini MMS 2 Cast: Sunny Leone, Divya Dutta, Pravin Dabbas Directed by Bhushan Patel Rating:** At least the first Ragini…
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The Lunchbox: A banquet for two lonely people (with video)

JAY STONE POSTMEDIA NEWS The Lunchbox Rating: 3½ stars out of 5 Starring: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur Directed by: Ritesh Batra Running time: 104 minutes…
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Indian Lovers Party

Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

KAY JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — India’s stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has…
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Indian city bans selfies inside polling booths (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI The next selfie you snap could land you in jail – for Indian voters at least. According to Indian news publication the Bangalore…
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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

IANS Agra – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “toffee model” of development that only…
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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

IANS Hazaribagh/Bhagalpur – BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his “toffee model” jibe, and…
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India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greets his supporters as he arrives to address an election rally in Vaishali, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition’s prime ministerial…
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Women comprise half of Indian voters, but remain marginalized despite formidable women leaders

NIRMALA GEORGE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SARAI, India — Trudging home after a long day harvesting wheat, Veena Devi has little time for the political workers…
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