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Bollywood divas Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor to dazzle Cannes 2015 (with photos)

IANS Mumbai – Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is gearing up for her comeback on the silver screen, will be scorching the red carpet of…
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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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Aishwarya Rai

Gallery: Aishwarya Rai’s hot and not styles at Cannes

ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER DESI When the world’s brightest stars walk the red carpet at Cannes this May, movie fans will be watching closely. Former beauty…
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7 Bollywood movies that changed the way we look at people with disabilities

HINDUSTAN TIMES For all the creativity and melodrama that Bollywood’s championed all these years, Kalki Koechlin’s Margarita With A Straw, which releases on Friday, raises…
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Culpable homicide charge wrongly applied on Salman Khan, his defence lawyer says

IANS Mumbai – Lawyer Shrikant Shivade, defending Salman Khan in the 2002 accident case, argued on Friday that the Indian Penal Code seection dealing with…
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Hundreds of thousands celebrate Vaisakhi in Surrey

VANCOUVER DESI Under sunny spring skies, hundreds of thousands of people celebrated Vaisakhi Day on Saturday in Surrey. One of the largest Vaisakhi celebrations in…
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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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Aishwarya Rai

Gallery: Aishwarya Rai’s hot and not styles at Cannes

ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER DESI When the world’s brightest stars walk the red carpet at Cannes this May, movie fans will be watching closely. Former beauty…
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Royal Wedding

Aga Khan’s eldest son Prince Rahim and his wife Kendra Salwa Spears announce birth of first child

VANCOUVER DESI The Aga Khan’s eldest son Prince Rahim and his wife Princess Salwa (Kendra Salwa Spears) announced the arrival of their first child Tuesday….
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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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CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS CENTER BLOG: 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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Indian recipes-Vancouver Desi

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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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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CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS BLOG: How to Choose a Treatment Centre

 NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI On Wednesday, April 8th, CBC’s Go Public reported concerns with private residential treatment facilities and lack of regulations around standard of…
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CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS BLOG: Spring Awakening

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI   “The actual experience of awakening can only be in the present moment.” – Eckhart Tolle A long weekend is upon…
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INGITE 2015 Committee

2nd Annual Ignite Career Event a Success!

    On Tuesday March 31st, 2015 over 1,200 students at Princess Margaret Secondary School took part in a career event: “Princess Margaret School’s Ignite…
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Indian recipes-Vancouver Desi

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-Surrey

Sikh community celebrates a harvest of goodness in B.C

JAGDEESH MANN VANCOUVER DESI For Vancouver publisher, Harbinder Singh Sewak, the dream was four years in the making. This week, as millions of Sikhs around…
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Narendra Modi welcomed in Toronto

Photos: Modi-mania hits Canada

VANCOUVER DESI Check out photos of Indian Prime Mininster Narendra Modi’s visit to Canada. RELATED STORIES: “Rock-star” Modi to get Bollywood-style welcome at Surrey Hindu…
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11 of 19 Surrey/Delta shootings between South Asian, Somalian groups

Even the wounded won’t help cops investigate drug dealers’ war KIM BOLAN POSTMEDIA NEWS METRO VANCOUVER — Two groups of young drug dealers who have…
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Royal Wedding

Aga Khan’s eldest son Prince Rahim and his wife Kendra Salwa Spears announce birth of first child

VANCOUVER DESI The Aga Khan’s eldest son Prince Rahim and his wife Princess Salwa (Kendra Salwa Spears) announced the arrival of their first child Tuesday….
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Police are putting curbs on Duchess Kate’s baby mania but UK media are still frothing at the mouth for details

MATTHEW FISHER POSTMEDIA NEWS  Unamused by the protracted, indecorous media frenzy that attended the birth of Prince George two summers ago, Buckingham Palace and the…
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Surrey News

Yellow police crime-scene tape and evidence cones surround a crashed car after a shooting in Surrey that resulted in a man’s death Sunday. Wayne Leidenfrost/PNG

Man killed in Sunday morning Surrey shooting linked to recent spree of violence; is nephew of NDP MLA Harry Bains

FRANK LUBA VANCOUVER DESI A shooting death early Sunday in Surrey has been linked to the recent spree of shootings in the community, police said…
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Hundreds of thousands celebrate Vaisakhi in Surrey

VANCOUVER DESI Under sunny spring skies, hundreds of thousands of people celebrated Vaisakhi Day on Saturday in Surrey. One of the largest Vaisakhi celebrations in…
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‘Rock star’ Narendra Modi received warmly on B.C. stop, despite protests in background (with video, photos)

JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI Thousands of singing, dancing, flag-waving people packed the Lakshmi Narayan Mandir in Surrey on Thursday afternoon to welcome Indian Prime Minister…
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Surrey Vaisakhi Parade all about giving regardless of faith

GORD GOBLE AND AMY REID SURREY NOW NEWTON — Standing in the middle of it, you’d think this was a typical amusement park. Gravity-defying rides…
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Sikh community celebrates a harvest of goodness in B.C

JAGDEESH MANN VANCOUVER DESI For Vancouver publisher, Harbinder Singh Sewak, the dream was four years in the making. This week, as millions of Sikhs around…
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Surrey mayor’s extravagant gala at unfinished city hall cost taxpayers $450,000, court hears

SAM COOPER VANCOUVER DESI An extravagant mayor’s gala held on the unfinished job site of Surrey’s “palatial” city hall — a project that appears to…
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Film Reviews

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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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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Detective Byomkesh Bakshy: Baffling, beguiling, bewitching and provocative

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy”; Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Anand Tiwari, Swastika Mukherjee, Divya Menon, Neeraj Kabi; Director: Dibakar Banerjee; Rating: ****(4…
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Health Check

Morbid obesity

Morbidly obese B.C. woman denied reimbursement after weight-loss surgery complications in California

KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI A B.C. woman who spent $85,000 in California for treatment of complications arising from surgery for morbid obesity has been denied…
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Men self esteem

Sex crimes influenced by genes in families: Study

IANS London – Close male relatives of men convicted of sexual offences are more likely to commit the same types of crimes, Swedish scientists have…
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Homeopathy drugs for AIDS from snake venom, HIV Virus

IANS New Delhi – Scientific research into possible medicines for the dreaded AIDS disease from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) itself and even snake venom…
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Breastfeeding women treat sex as survival strategy

IANS Washington – In a first such study that focuses on how women experience sex after having babies, US researchers have revealed that more time…
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Daddy Quota: Canada has found a way to get dads to do more housework

BRIGID SCHULTE THE WASHINGTON POST We’ve long known the importance of giving women the chance to spend some few weeks — or months — away…
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Courage To Come Back: Andy Bhatti makes it his life’s work to help young victims of sex abuse

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI This is the first of six profiles on recipients of the 2015 Courage To Come Back Awards, presented by Coast Mental…
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When my life was interrupted by cancer

HINDUSTAN TIMES As Benjamin Franklin pointed out, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. The latter comes as a grim reminder every…
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Woman goes into labour on board Qatar Airways flight, gives birth before emergency landing

THE CANADIAN PRESS The passenger load on a Qatar Airways flight grew by one when a woman went into labour and delivered her baby before…
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Vancouver-health check

Measles alert issued in Vancouver

VANCOUVER DESI Travellers aboard an Air China flight to Vancouver may have been exposed to the measles virus, say local health officials. Vancouver Coastal Health…
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Popular artificial sweetener may treat aggressive cancers

IANS New York – Once considered as a possible carcinogen, the artificial sweetener saccharin could actually lead to the development of drugs capable of combating…
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