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Celina Jaitley says Sunny Leone “drove me to seek legal help”

VANCOUVER DESI AND HINDUSTAN TIMES Indo-Canadian actress Sunny Leone, who was living in a house owned by Bollywood actress and activist Celina Jaitley, has been…
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Bollywood babe Deepika Padujone finds rumoured beau Ranveer Singh ‘incredible’ in ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’

IANS Mumbai – Deepika Padukone is “blown away” after watching Zoya Akhtar’s film “Dil Dhadakne Do”, and she is especially impressed by rumoured beau Ranveer…
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Bollywood gives ‘blockbuster alert’ post ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ teaser

IANS Mumbai – There is style, glamour, action, energetic music and dance — all packed in one. The teaser of Salman Khan’s next “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”…
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Arshad Warsi

Welcome 2 Karachi: Troublesome twosome

TROY REBEIRO IANS Film: “Welcome 2 Karachi”; Cast: Arshad Warsi, Jackky Bhagnani, Lauren Gottlieb, Dalip Tahil and Ayub Khosa; Director: Ashish R. Mohan; Rating: **…
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Bollywood choreographer Shiamak’s team to rock Surrey with the annual Summer Funk

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood dance guru Shiamak Davar’s students are all set to rock Surrey in June with their annual Summer Funk. The ‘Rise of the…
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Bollywood actress Lara Dutta is the surprise package in ‘Singh Is Bliing’

IANS Mumbai – Actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva, who is directing “Singh Is Bliing”, says Lara Dutta will be a surprise package in the film. “I was impressed…
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Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra hopes “after Quantico, Indian actors are taken seriously”

IANS Mumbai – She remembers being bullied as a “brownie” in her teenage years in the US. But now Priyanka Chopra, who has landed a…
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Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha to sing at India’s Oscars

IANS New Delhi – “Dabangg” actress Sonakshi Sinha, who will soon be seen as a judge in “Indian Idol Junior”, will entertain the audience in…
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Sunny Leone

Celina Jaitley says Sunny Leone “drove me to seek legal help”

VANCOUVER DESI AND HINDUSTAN TIMES Indo-Canadian actress Sunny Leone, who was living in a house owned by Bollywood actress and activist Celina Jaitley, has been…
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Pakistan Vintage Cars

Rides of a bygone era: Pakistan’s vintage car collectors preserve a part of region’s history

ASIF SHAHZAD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RAWALPINDI, Pakistan — For an elite but passionate group of vintage car collectors in Pakistan, restoring antique rides is like…
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Media-savvy Narendra Modi’s one year in photos as India’s prime minister

VANCOUVER DESI Check out photos of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he completes one year in office. Modi is one of India’s most social…
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Devastating, monthlong heatwave in India has killed hundreds, as temperatures surge close to 50 C

Heatwave ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 27 An Indian worker throws water outside a restaurant in Amritsar on May 26, 2015, in an…
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End Gang Life: Dial-a-doper is truly risky business

SGT. LINDSEY HOUGHTON SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. released brand new videos in the End Gang Life campaign. …
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Vancouver non-profit gives a free wedding

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI A local non-profit, by the name of A Wish to Wed is giving a unique gift to a beautiful BC couple.  The…
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Indian chef-recipes

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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Men prefer brains over big breasts and long legs: Study

IANS London – What do men prefer, beauty or brains? According to a British evolutionary biologist, men prefer intelligence over big breasts and long legs…
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South Asian people poor at managing diabetes

IANS London – Limited knowledge of diabetes and the belief that the state of their health is out of their control has led to poor…
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Aga Khan

PM Harper, Aga Khan discuss threat posed by violent extremists

VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed his condolences to the Aga Khan Tuesday for the recent terrorist attack on the Ismaili community in Pakistan. The spiritual…
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India’s tallest man spends his days in a cage-like structure posing for photos at an amusement park

VANCOUVER DESI Life is not easy for India’s tallest man Dharmendra Singh, who stands at 8-ft 1-inch, his height being the biggest barrier for his career and…
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It’s so hot in India right now the roads are literally melting

At least 1,100 dead in month-long heatwave THE ASSOCIATED PRESS & NATIONAL POST STAFF It’s so hot in India right now that the streets are…
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India gets its first transgender college principal

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KOLKATA, India — India has for the first time appointed a transgender as the principal of a college, a top education official…
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Sikh Samaritan breaks religious protocol, removes turban to help injured child (with video)

IANS Wellington – A young Sikh Samaritan did not hesitate to break religious protocol by removing his turban to help an injured child bleeding profusely…
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Surrey News

Surrey MP Nina Grewal

Tory safety minister praises Surrey MP Nina Grewal for helping make Surrey safer

TOM ZYTARUK SURREY NOW OTTAWA — Canada’s Minister of Public Safety Steven Blaney has thanked his Conservative colleague Nina Grewal, MP for Fleetwood-Port Kells, for…
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Pirate Radio

Tsawwassen residents fear interference from relocated radio towers

KENT SPENCER VANCOUVER DESI Few things could be more alarming during a personal phone call than suddenly being interrupted by the sound of yelling on…
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DESI-prostitution racket

Two Surrey residents get jail time for ‘degrading’ three women, judge rules

JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI Two Surrey residents who “exploited, degraded and dehumanized” three women for their personal gain have been handed prison terms. In December,…
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Bollywood

Bollywood choreographer Shiamak’s team to rock Surrey with the annual Summer Funk

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood dance guru Shiamak Davar’s students are all set to rock Surrey in June with their annual Summer Funk. The ‘Rise of the…
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Abbotsford

End Gang Life: Dial-a-doper is truly risky business

SGT. LINDSEY HOUGHTON SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. released brand new videos in the End Gang Life campaign. …
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Surrey Six killers Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston sue over treatment in prison

THE CANADIAN PRESS Two men convicted of first-degree murder in a mass execution that left six people dead are suing the B.C. government for their…
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Film Reviews

Arshad Warsi

Welcome 2 Karachi: Troublesome twosome

TROY REBEIRO IANS Film: “Welcome 2 Karachi”; Cast: Arshad Warsi, Jackky Bhagnani, Lauren Gottlieb, Dalip Tahil and Ayub Khosa; Director: Ashish R. Mohan; Rating: **…
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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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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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Pioneers

100 year journey

In the 1940s, Kuldeep Singh Bains was instrumental in getting Indo-Canadians the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Avtar Bains always knew his father, Kuldeep, was a pillar of the community, but he was reminded just how giant a…
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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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football-100year journey

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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Health Check

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Canadian pediatricians recommend letting 22-week-old preemies die. Should doctors try to save the tiny newborns?

TOM BLACKWELL POSTMEDIA NEWS Measuring just 10 inches long, Carter Lake should never have made it past his first few desperate hours outside the womb….
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organ donation

Why lone kidney grows large when other is lost

IANS Washington – Scientists have given an explanation to why in case you end up with just one kidney, the lone organ gets bigger. When…
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South Asian people poor at managing diabetes

IANS London – Limited knowledge of diabetes and the belief that the state of their health is out of their control has led to poor…
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Frequent female blood donors often at risk of iron deficiency: study

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI In her health care job, Jackie Hannaford is well aware of the need for blood donations and willingly rolls up her…
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