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Dimples like Bollywood baadshah Shah Rukh Khan or Britain’s duchess Kate Middleton?

Celebs with cutest dimples ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 29 Indian Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan arrives for the Asian awards in central…
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Bollywood actor Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years in jail in 2002 hit-and-run death case

RAJANISH KAKADE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — One of India’s biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, was sentenced to five years in…
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Gallery: Bollywood celebs in trouble with the law

Bollywood celebrities' legal troubles ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 19 Bollywood actor Salman Khan performs during the BIG STAR Entertainment Awards 2014 in…
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I’ve got a good sense of humour: Sunny Leone

IANS New Delhi – “Kuch Kuch Locha Hai” is Sunny Leone’s first comedy film, but the actress says she is not new to the genre…
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Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra says Mary Kom is “a piece of my heart”

IANS Mumbai – Actress Priyanka Chopra says her film “Mary Kom” is piece of her heart and she thanks friends and family for making it…
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Katrina Kaif, Sonam Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai to make Cannes red carpet appearance twice

IANS New Delhi – Actress Katrina Kaif, who is set for her maiden outing at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival, will not only walk…
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Dimples like Bollywood baadshah Shah Rukh Khan or Britain’s duchess Kate Middleton?

Celebs with cutest dimples ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 29 Indian Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan arrives for the Asian awards in central…
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Gallery: Bollywood celebs in trouble with the law

Bollywood celebrities' legal troubles ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 19 Bollywood actor Salman Khan performs during the BIG STAR Entertainment Awards 2014 in…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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100 year journey

Naranjan Singh Mahal voted for the NDP in the 50’s election “since they were the only party fighting for our rights”

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Naranjan Singh Mahal “I came over with my dad in 1931 when I was 14. I went to school for a…
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India’s conjoined twins Saba and Farah stop eating after Salman Khan’s verdict

IANS Patna – Bihar’s conjoined twins Saba and Farah — ‘Rakhi-sisters’ of Bollywood actor Salman Khan — have begun a fast to express their solidarity…
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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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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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“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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“I’ll say what needs to be said”: Surrey shootings spark filmmaker Mani Amar’s activism

AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY/DELTA — Mani Amar sits in a coffee shop on the Surrey-Delta border, in the epicentre of the 25 shootings that…
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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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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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Film Reviews

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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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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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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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100 year journey

Naranjan Singh Mahal voted for the NDP in the 50’s election “since they were the only party fighting for our rights”

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Naranjan Singh Mahal “I came over with my dad in 1931 when I was 14. I went to school for a…
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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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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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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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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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