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Indo-Canadian actress Sunny Leone: People write all sort of crazy stories about me

HINDUSTAN TIMES Actor Sunny Leone, recently hit headlines when she was quoted as saying that she doesn’t like being compared to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The…
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Deepika Padukone

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone not interested in donning producer’s hat

HINDUSTAN TIMES While many of her contemporaries like Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor have entered the realm of film production, actor Deepika Padukone says that…
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Kangana Ranaut

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut “had to learn triple jump for Tanu Weds Manu Returns”

HINDUSTAN TIMES We have seen actor Kangana Ranaut play a Delhi girl many times. Be it the flamboyant Tanu in Tanu weds Manu (2011) or…
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Madhuri Dixit excited about Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone’s ‘lavani’ number in Bajirao Mastani

IANS Mumbai – Actress Madhuri Dixit, who performed ‘lavani’ in the song “Humko aajkal hai”, says she is looking forward to Priyanka Chopra and…
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Jewellery brand withdraws ‘racist’ ad featuring Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

IANS New Delhi – Jewellery brand Kalyan Jewellers on Thursday announced its decision to withdraw its Aishwarya Rai Bachchan-starrer advertisement, which a group of activists…
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Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor’s ‘Crime Master Go Go’ gift to dad Shakti

IANS Mumbai – Actor Shakti Kapoor received a special gift from his daughter actress Shraddha Kapoor — a coffee mug with the caption “Release go…
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MTV Splitsvilla

Roadies star Rannvijay turns Sunny Leone’s ‘student’ in music video

IANS Mumbai – Actors Rannvijay Singh and Sunny Leone have starred together in a fun music video, dancing to a song called “What Women Love”…
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Bollywood’s Sara Loren says ‘It’s a huge challenge being an actress’

IANS Mumbai – Sara Loren, who debuted in Bollywood with the film “Kajraare”, says that being an actress is a huge challenge in today’s time….
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Photo Galleries

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Almost 1400 killed in deadly Nepal earthquake that shook Everest

BINAJ GURUBACHARYA And MUNEEZA NAQVI THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KATHMANDU, Nepal — Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a…
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Bangladesh Building Collapse Anniversary

Survivors, relatives mark second anniversary of Bangladesh factory disaster (with photos)

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DHAKA, Bangladesh — Survivors and relatives of victims of a garment factory collapse in Bangladesh marched Friday to demand better compensation on…
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Ajmer Urs

Images of Asia: Pilgrims attend the Ajmer Urs commemorating Sufi saint

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In these photos by Deepak Sharma, Indian Muslims attend the Urs festival in Ajmer, a city in the western India state of…
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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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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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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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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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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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Harold & Kumar actor Kal Penn stars in film being shot in B.C.

MICHAEL D. REID TIMES COLONIST Kal Penn is coming to town to star in The Girl in the Photographs, a horror feature that began shooting…
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Video shows a mom beating school staff after her daughter was stopped from carrying cellphone

HINDUSTAN TIMES A woman allegedly beat up the director of a school in Jalandhar after her daughter was stopped from carrying a mobile phone…
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Video shows a young girl being brutally beaten with a stick, kicked by her father

VANCOUVER DESI A viral video of a father brutally beating up a young girl will make you shiver with anger and disgust, and want to…
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gang life prevention

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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Video shows how a woman reacted when a pervert kept staring at her breasts

VANCOUVER DESI In a conservative country like India, where women’s rights are suppressed way too often, what do you do when a lecherous man won’t…
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Indian doctor commits suicide; Facebook post blames ‘torture by gay husband’

HINDUSTAN TIMES A 31-year-old doctor at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) allegedly committed suicide by slashing her wrist at a hotel room…
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Surrey News

Surrey Six

Forum at Surrey gurdwara to address recent shootings and drugs-related violence

‘The gurdwara feels responsible to pro-actively engage with the public in stopping this senseless violence’ SURREY NOW SURREY — Eileen Mohan, the mother of “Surrey…
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Surrey NDP MPs Jinny Sims and Jasbir Sandhu call on Tories to help stop shootings

TOM ZYTARUK SURREY NOW SURREY — Surrey’s NDP MPs are calling on the federal Conservative government to do something to help stop a flurry of…
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Podcast: NDP MLA Harry Bains talks about April 19 shooting in Surrey

VANCOUVER DESI In this week’s podcast, Province political columnist Michael Smyth talks to NDP MLA Harry Bains about the April 19 shooting death of his…
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Surrey MP Jinny Sims wants to know why shipping containers not being inspected

TOM ZYTARUK SURREY NOW SURREY — A local New Democrat MP is asking the federal government to explain why shipping containers are no longer being…
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Miss World Canada-Surrey

Lawsuit pits Canadian beauty contestant against pageant organizer

GORDON MCINTYRE AND NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI It’s the type of suit you wouldn’t expect to see a bathing beauty in. Tamara Jemuovic, a drop-dead…
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Surrey NDP MLA Harry Bains says family ‘totally devastated’ after fatal shooting of his nephew

MICHAEL SMYTH VANCOUVER DESI Devastated. Totally broken. Absolutely shocked. Those are the words NDP MLA Harry Bains uses to describe the reaction of relatives after…
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Film Reviews


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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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

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Indian woman’s debilitating brain tumour turns out to be ‘evil twin’ complete with bone, hair and teeth

WASHINGTON POST Something was wrong with Yamini Karanam. The PhD student had moved from Hyderabad, India, to Indiana to study computer science. But her new…
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Diet Pepsi changes sweeteners in an aspartame-wary world

DUANE D. STANFORD BLOOMBERG PepsiCo Inc. will start selling Diet Pepsi without aspartame later this year, one of the biggest changes to the beverage in…
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Can yoga really give you an orgasm? Well, let’s just call it a yogasm!

MAXINE FRITH THE DAILY TELEGRAPH So, can yoga really give you an orgasm? Besides improving your flexibility, the ancient practice apparently has another, rather unexpected,…
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Dad gets parental rights after donating sperm to woman who used turkey baster to impregnate herself

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RICHMOND, Va. — A woman who used a turkey baster to impregnate herself is on the losing side of a legal battle…
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Study finds breast cancer in South Asian women often diagnosed at later stage

SHERYL UBELACKER THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Women of South Asian descent are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer in its later stages…
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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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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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