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Priyanka Chopra’s journey from the girl next door to Bollywood bombshell

Priyanka Chopra ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 50 DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 08: Actress Priyanka Chopra poses during a portrait session…
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Gallery: Bollywood celebrity shots this week

Sunny Leone ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 106 Twitter VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood’s growing love for selfies is self evident. More and more celebrity…
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Zayn Malik

Gurinder Chadha’s future film plans include Zayn Malik

HINDUSTAN TIMES Zayn Malik has been through quite the career shake up recently. After leaving One Direction, he now appears to have Hollywood in his sights….
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Won’t change my writing style for Bollywood: Chetan Bhagat

IANS New Delhi – His books have found visual translation in Hindi movies, but author Chetan Bhagat remains unstirred by the glitz and glamour of…
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Irrfan Khan

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan: My graduate degree didn’t pay in acting career

NIVEDITA IANS New Delhi – Irrfan Khan, who has always chosen to tread the unbeaten path in Hindi filmdom, believes in “wholesome” education, but says…
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Bollywood actress Shruti Haasan says it’s “impossible for me to perform like my parents”

Shruti Haasan ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 13 Shruti Haasan – the Harper’s Bazaar Bride IANS Mumbai – Actress Shruti Haasan, daughter of…
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Priyanka Chopra’s journey from the girl next door to Bollywood bombshell

Priyanka Chopra ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 50 DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 08: Actress Priyanka Chopra poses during a portrait session…
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Gallery: Bollywood celebrity shots this week

Sunny Leone ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 106 Twitter VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood’s growing love for selfies is self evident. More and more celebrity…
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Kingfisher calendar girl Sarah Jane doles out tips for bikini body

IANS New Delhi – Actress-singer Sarah Jane Dias, who looks fit and fabulous, has shared tips to help you attain a perfect bikini body. The…
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Sonam Kapoor

Gallery: Bollywood fashionista Sonam Kapoor’s “Indian elements” at Cannes

VANCOUVER DESI As Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, our very own desi fashionista who likes fusion fashion and has often chosen classy ensembles with “Indian elements”…
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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 an Indian girl

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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Manjula's Kitchen-Taste India

Taste India: Gujarati masala khichdi is a delight for the senses

ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER DESI When I say khichdi, you must be thinking of the simple sick man’s food. But no, that’s not what I’m talking…
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Learn to make Indian foods at home

Recipes for Pani Puri and Spicy Potato Patties from Indian for Everyone by Anupy Singla LAURA BREHAUT CANADA.COM Spices, and the way you use them,…
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An Introduction to Ayurveda

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Ayurveda, a Sanskrit term meaning “science of life,” is a 5,000-year-old healing system founded in India. From the Ayurvedic perspective, we,…
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Taste India: Mix creamed spinach with crispy paneer

RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS When I go looking for ways to use garden greens, I often turn to Indian cuisine. Saag paneer is creamed spinach…
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Vancouver

Vaisakhi: Childhood memories, nostalgia, a connection to the past and the future

RAJ THANDHI VANCOUVER DESI  For me cultural holidays and Punjabi food will always have a sense of nostalgia. They connect me to parts of my…
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Harnoor Gill supporting World Vision projects

“It takes a village to raise a child”

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI “It takes a village to raise a child.” This famous African Proverb is one that gives new meaning to the definition…
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Mika Singh

He was drunk: Mika Singh on slapping doctor

IANS New Delhi – Singer Mika Singh, against whom an FIR has been registered for slapping a doctor during a performance here, says he did…
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100 year journey

Mahindar Kaur Berar was “exposed to a blend of both Canadian and Indian culture” while growing up in Victoria

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Mahindar Kaur Berar says that while she was growing up in Victoria during the 1940s and 1950s, most of her family’s…
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Convictions upheld for three men who murdered Maple Ridge’s Jassi Sidhu in India

CHERYL CHAN VANCOUVER DESI The Indian Supreme Court has upheld the convictions of three men in the murder of B.C. woman Jassi Sidhu even as…
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DEDAR SAHOTA

Punjab’s Dedar Sihota was B.C.’s first Indo-Canadian teacher

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Dedar S. Sihota When Dedar Sihota emigrated from Punjab to Canada with his family in 1936 at the age of 12,…
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Surrey MP-desi politician

NDP demands 100 new cops for Surrey now

TOM ZYTARUK SURREY NOW SURREY — Federal New Democrats are demanding immediate approval of 100 new police officers for Surrey from the Conservative government. Jinny…
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JAGIR MAHAL

B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Jagir Mahal: “My mother died while I was waiting for my ship”

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Jagir Mahal “I was born two months after my father left India for Canada. He didn’t see me until I was…
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Fraser Valley Desi

Closed road on private land prompts some passionate reaction from Fraser Valley

KENT SPENCER VANCOUVER DESI An old logging road that doesn’t even have a name has stirred up passions in the Fraser Valley. The road, which…
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Wife testifies Maninder Gill’s suit was ‘soaked with blood’ prior to shooting outside Surrey’s Guru Nanak temple

JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI Japseet Gill was eating and chatting with other wedding guests when she heard a commotion and saw people rushing toward the…
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Surrey MP-desi politician

NDP demands 100 new cops for Surrey now

TOM ZYTARUK SURREY NOW SURREY — Federal New Democrats are demanding immediate approval of 100 new police officers for Surrey from the Conservative government. Jinny…
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Michelle Harlington put an ad on Craigslist offering $200, beer and cab fare to any band that would come to her home and wake up the offending South Surrey neighbours. Gerry Kahrmann, The Province

Desperate Surrey mom makes Craigslist plea for band to get back at noisy neighbours

IAN AUSTIN VANCOUVER DESI A Morgan Creek mom’s Craigslist plea for some quiet revenge is creating a lot of noise online. Frustrated (like many of…
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“The day my son went to jail, I slept peacefully”, a mother said

GIRA BHATT SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Her son was 20 years old. She knew he was on the wrong path. Drugs, large rolls of cash,…
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Surrey broadcaster Maninder Gill tells court he feared for his life before Sikh wedding shooting

JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI Radio India managing director Maninder Gill said that a number of incidents involving a Surrey businessman that took place during the…
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anti-gang funds

More gunfire in Surrey soon after B.C. Premier announces one-time funds for school anti-gang program

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI SURREY, B.C. — There has been still more gunfire in Surrey hours after Premier Christy Clark assured residents all possible efforts…
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Film Reviews

Bollywood

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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Superhero

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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Kalki Koechlin in controversial Bollywood film

Margarita With A Straw: A moving tale of a special life

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film- “Margarita With A Straw”; Cast: Kalki Koechlin, Revathy, Sayani Gupta; Writer and Director: Shonali Bose (and Nilesh Maniyar); Rating: *****…
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Ek Paheli Leela: A voluptuous fairy tale

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: “Ek Paheli Leela”; Cast: Sunny Leone,Mohit Ahlawat, Rajniesh Duggal, Jay Bhanushali, Rahul Dev; Director: Bobby Ahmed ; Rating: *** 1/2…
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Bollywood film review

Dharam Sankat Mein: Oh My God, Paresh Rawal plays a nonbeliever again

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: “Dharam Sankat Mein”; Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Paresh Rawal, Annu Kapoor ; Director: Fuwad Khan; Rating: *** Making a film mocking…
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Broken Horses: Intelligently tamed

TROY REBEIRO IANS Film: “Broken Horses”; Cast: Christopher George Marquetter, Anton Yelchin, Vincent D’Onofrio, Maria Valverde, Seean Patrick Flanery, Jordi Caballero, Thomas Jane, Henry Shotwell;…
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Pioneers

100 year journey

Mahindar Kaur Berar was “exposed to a blend of both Canadian and Indian culture” while growing up in Victoria

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Mahindar Kaur Berar says that while she was growing up in Victoria during the 1940s and 1950s, most of her family’s…
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100 year journey

During the Second World War, Jab Singh Sidhoo served in the Canadian Air Force

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Jab Sidhoo was only seven years old when, leaving his mother and siblings behind in Punjab, he made the long sea…
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100 year journey

Ishar Singh “Odaroo” Banns was known for his adventurous spirit and activism

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ishar Singh Banns was among the best known and most intriguing members of the Indo-Canadian community of B.C. In fact, his…
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DEDAR SAHOTA

Punjab’s Dedar Sihota was B.C.’s first Indo-Canadian teacher

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Dedar S. Sihota When Dedar Sihota emigrated from Punjab to Canada with his family in 1936 at the age of 12,…
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JAGIR MAHAL

B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Jagir Mahal: “My mother died while I was waiting for my ship”

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Jagir Mahal “I was born two months after my father left India for Canada. He didn’t see me until I was…
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Health Check

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Obese Canadians should be granted legal protection from discrimination, professor says

SHARON KIRKEY NATIONAL POST With rates of severe obesity quadrupling in Canada, a provocative line of thinking is emerging to give groundbreaking new human rights…
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sex determination

Opposition attacks Indian yoga guru Ramdev’s medicine that promises male child

VANCOUVER DESI Opposition members in India have demanded the ban of a product by yoga guru Ramdev’s Divya Pharmacy that promises a male child, Indian newswire…
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Critically ill Indian boy becomes police chief for a day

IANS Jaipur – A 10-year-old boy suffering from chronic kidney disease had one of his wishes fulfilled on Thursday when he was made the police…
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Naked, superhuman paranoids begging police to save them from imaginary mobs? That’s flakka!

CURT ANDERSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — One man ran naked through a Florida neighbourhood, tried to have sex with a tree and…
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