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Items of clothing are displayed in room 331 of the Martinez Hotel, where Parisian fashion house Elie Saab provides sartorial services to celebrities attending the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 21, 2015. During the Cannes Film Festival, room 331 is radically transformed into a red carpet emergency room - where celebrities like Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman can rush to if they pop out of a dress, or a zipper breaks. Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP

‘Nip slips’ and broken zippers: Red carpet Emergency Room for Cannes wardrobe malfunctions always full of drama

THOMAS ADAMSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNES, France – For most of the year, room 331 of the Martinez Hotel is just your run-of-the mill luxury…
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Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai doesn’t leave her daughter alone even for a night

HINDUSTAN TIMES Apart from walking the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is also screening footage from her upcoming film, Jazbaa. The first…
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Photos: Aishwarya Rai an absolute stunner at Cannes 2015 (updated)

VANCOUVER DESI Former beauty queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been a Cannes regular for over a decade now. But this year marks her comeback to the…
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Video: Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra croon ‘Girls like to swing’ in Dil Dhadakne Do

HINDUSTAN TIMES Did you just say two mainstream Bollywood actresses can never be friends? You will eat your words after you watch Anushka Sharma and…
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Bollywood badshah Shah Rukh Khan amazed with Chaiyyan Chaiyyan, MJ’s Don’t Stop mashup

HINDUSTAN TIMES A mashup of Shah Rukh Khan’s popular song Chaiyyan Chaiyyan and Michael Jackson’s Don’t Stop is the newest rage in the virtual world,…
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Actress Sonam Kapoor poses for photographers upon arrival for the screening of the film The Sea of Trees at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 16, 2015.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Photos: Bollywood’s Sonam Kapoor goes blue and yellow on Cannes red carpet

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood fashionista Sonam Kapoor walked the red carpet in a Ralph and Russo Couture gown for the Premiere of ‘The Sea Of Trees’ during the…
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Bollywood Red Alert: Katrina Kaif dons ravishing red for Cannes appearance

IANS Cannes – It was red all the way when, for her second appearance on the Cannes International Film Festival red carpet, Indian actress Katrina…
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Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone wanted to be part of ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’

IANS Mumbai – While Deepika Padukone is happy that she did a film like “Piku” this year, she also regrets not being a part of…
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Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai doesn’t leave her daughter alone even for a night

HINDUSTAN TIMES Apart from walking the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is also screening footage from her upcoming film, Jazbaa. The first…
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Bollywood

Photos: Aishwarya Rai an absolute stunner at Cannes 2015 (updated)

VANCOUVER DESI Former beauty queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been a Cannes regular for over a decade now. But this year marks her comeback to the…
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Actress Sonam Kapoor poses for photographers upon arrival for the screening of the film The Sea of Trees at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 16, 2015.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Photos: Bollywood’s Sonam Kapoor goes blue and yellow on Cannes red carpet

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood fashionista Sonam Kapoor walked the red carpet in a Ralph and Russo Couture gown for the Premiere of ‘The Sea Of Trees’ during the…
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Who wants to be a Princess? Beauty pageant contestants undergo rigorous training

VANCOUVER DESI Divas aspiring to become Indian Princesses are undergoing rigorous training before the grand finale of the beauty pageant in Mumbai. Indian princess pageant 2015 ◄…
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Food blogger’s delicious global recipes influenced in part by her Indian heritage

LAURA BREHAUT POSTMEDIA NEWS Kitchen notebooks are often sauce-splattered and dog-eared. The best contain shortcuts, secrets, and tried-and-true recipes. They are valuable records, illustrating changing…
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Marathon Running for the First Time with World Vision

On May 3rd 2015, I took part in a marathon for the very first time in my life. As a teenager, I enjoy exercise whether…
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CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS BLOG: Finding the Mother Within

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Everyone is born from a mother. And, even if individuals are separated from their biological mothers after birth, ideally they receive…
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Sexual abuse allegations against Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar

Two lawsuits have been filed against the famous Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar in British Columbia, Canada. Two former students and employees of Shiamak Davar allege…
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What is the significance of the Salman Khan sentencing?

The famous Bollywood star Salman Khan, was sentenced to five years in prison today for a hit-and-run case. In 2002, Salman Khan’s vehicle ran over five…
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The Jago!

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Hi lovelies, It’s time again to tackle the “traditions” series of Indian weddings.  I must firstly apologize for taking a long…
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End Gang Life: Problems surrounding gun violence run deeper than skin colour or culture

SGT. LINDSEY HOUGHTON SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Kids are shooting at each other.  The violence these children are engaged in with each other has now…
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You’re pretty cool for a brown girl

You are pretty cool for a “brown” girl. Interesting statement or is it the latest pick up line? This is a statement I have been…
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Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

JILL BARKER MONTREAL GAZETTE A battle is waging in the scientific journals between several prominent health and fitness experts. In one corner are physicians Aseem Malhotra,…
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Identical twins’ mark sheets almost as identical and the story of a courageous young achiever

HINDUSTAN TIMES AND VANCOUVER DESI They are identical twins and, interestingly, even their mark sheets look almost the same. Ranchi twins Aporupa and Anorupa Chattopadhyay …
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U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

IANS Washington – A U.S. class action lawsuit accusing India’s Ranbaxy of large-scale deception on its generic drug applications puts a question mark on drug…
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100 year journey

Apart from the overwhelming cold, Sucha Singh Bagri has fond memories of his first few days in B.C.

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Sucha Singh Bagri arrived in Canada with his father Harnam Singh Bagri on Feb 2, 1935, on the Empress of Russia,…
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Who wants to be a Princess? Beauty pageant contestants undergo rigorous training

VANCOUVER DESI Divas aspiring to become Indian Princesses are undergoing rigorous training before the grand finale of the beauty pageant in Mumbai. Indian princess pageant 2015 ◄…
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Prostitution, crime present prickly problems for East Vancouver neighbourhood

SAM COOPER VANCOUVER DESI Residents of an East Vancouver neighbourhood say the City of Vancouver must respond to a “surge” of prostitutes, crime and drug…
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365 Meal Dates: Indian playboy Sunder Ramu empowering women with a different date every night

VANCOUVER DESI Indian actor and photographer (aka playboy?) Sunder Ramu is busy dating a different woman every night this year. His well-meaning dates are all about women…
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Man accused of killing Surrey hockey mom pleads guilty to lesser charge of manslaughter

JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI SURREY, B.C. — A man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the death of Surrey’s Julie Paskall, who was…
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Federal government approves 100 new RCMP officers to quell drug war in Surrey

TAMSYN BURGMANN THE CANADIAN PRESS SURREY, B.C. — The federal government has pledged 100 new Mounties in the Metro Vancouver city in the middle of…
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Surrey Mounties seize large quantities of guns, drugs in raid

TOM ZYTARUK SURREY NOW SURREY — The Surrey RCMP seized a large quantity of drugs and weapons during a raid on a house in Newton….
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Mermaid’s tail makes for flippin’ fun — where it’s allowed

GORDON MCINTYRE VANCOUVER DESI Mermaids recently frolicked with dolphins off the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, but they’re not allowed in pools in Surrey and…
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‘How many witnesses do you need,’ Surrey residents ask in wake of shooting spree

As some residents lose patience over perceived lack of police progress in shooting investigations, the RCMP says it takes time to put proper cases to…
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Bullied Surrey grocery store employee wins $16,000 in discrimination case

GEMMA KARSTENS-SMITH THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — A Vancouver-area man has been awarded almost $16,000 by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal for a series of…
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Film Reviews

Mad Max Road Fury: An epic chase

TROY REBEIRO IANS Film: “Mad Max Road Fury”; Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Zoe Kravitz, Abbey Lee,…
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Bombay Velvet: Rich in texture, synthetic in feel

TROY REBEIRO IANS Film: “Bombay Velvet”; Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Karan Johar, Satyadeep Mishra, Kay Kay Menon, Vivaan Shah and Siddhartha Basu; Director: Anurag…
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Kuch Kuch Locha Hai: Avoid please!

TROY REBEIRO IANS Film: “Kuch Kuch Locha Hai”; Cast: Sunny Leone, Ram Kapoor, Evelyn Sharma, Navdeep Chabbra and Suchita Trivedi; Director: Devang Dholakia; Rating: *1/2…
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Piku: An emotional journey with quirky characters

TROY REBEIRO IANS Film: “Piku”; Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Irrfan, Moushumi Chatterjee, Raghubir Yadav and Jisshu Sengupta; Director: Shoojit Sircar; Rating: ****1/2 The posters…
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Gabbar Is Back: Akshay Kumar redefines superhero

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS Film: “Gabbar Is Back”; Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sunil Grover, Shruti Haasan, Suman Talwar and Jaideep Ahlawat; Director: Krish; Rating: **** ‘Let’s…
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Mr X: It will make you run to the nearest trauma centre

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: Mr X, Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Amyra Dastur, Arunodoy Singh, Director: Vikram Bhatt, Rating: * 1/2 (one and a half stars)…
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Pioneers

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Ossie Kaur Thandi’s family was just one of seven Indo-Canadian families living in New West in 1934

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ossie Kaur was 16 years old when she left her childhood home in the Lower Mainland to travel alone to India….
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B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Ranjit Mattu mentored many football stars

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Even as a child, Ranjit Mattu knew he had game. From his first play on the field of Mount Pleasant Elementary,…
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Dharm Singh Gill changed the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing turbans at work

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Little did Dharm Singh Gill realize that an act of heroism would change the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing their…
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Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Karm Singh Mattu was born to fly. As a teen in the 1930s, he ran away from his Vancouver home to…
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100 year journey

Harchet Hari made his way to Vancouver and then Calgary with his grandparents in 1932

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Harchet Hari His mother and father had already successfully settled into a new life in Calgary from their previous one in…
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Health Check

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health study.

New immigrant women sought for B.C. Centre for Disease Control health study

BURNABY NOW The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has put out a call for Greater Vancouver women from India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong…
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weight-loss

Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

JILL BARKER MONTREAL GAZETTE A battle is waging in the scientific journals between several prominent health and fitness experts. In one corner are physicians Aseem Malhotra,…
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The strength of your grip may be a more accurate predictor of your risk of a heart attack or stroke than the standard blood pressure test.
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Why a weak handshake is bad news for your heart

LAURA DONNELLY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH The strength of your handshake could indicate the chance of a futureheart attack, a major study suggests. Researchers found that…
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U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

IANS Washington – A U.S. class action lawsuit accusing India’s Ranbaxy of large-scale deception on its generic drug applications puts a question mark on drug…
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