Bollywood movie

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan rules out Hollywood

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan doesn’t foresee a transition to Hollywood, according to SkyNews. Although Bachchan recently appeared alongside Hollywood’s Leonardo DiCaprio in The…
Continue Reading »

Screen shot of Shah Rukh Khan's first video tweet. Submitted.

Shah Rukh Khan sends out India’s first tweet using Twitter’s new mobile video camera

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was the first-ever Indian to use Twitter’s freshly launched mobile video camera. Twitter announced the new feature on…
Continue Reading »

Sunny Leone posts a photo of her family vacation to her Instagram account. Submitted photo/Instagram.

Sunny Leone signed on to mentor participants of new social media reality show

HINDUSTAN TIMES Listed as India’s most-searched celebrity last year, the Internet has certainly played a crucial role in Indo Canadian porn star turned Bollywood actress…
Continue Reading »


First sneak-peek of Bombay Velvet: Ranbir Kapoor a convincing street fighter

IANS New Delhi  – Donning ragged clothes with his hands wrapped in bandages, Ranbir Kapoor looks convincing as a street-fighter in his upcoming film Bombay…
Continue Reading »

Bollywood movies

Akshay Kumar takes a chance on Bollywood’s newcomers

IANS New Delhi — Actor Akshay Kumar likes the idea of working with new talent which is why he’s given “maximum” chances to youngsters under…
Continue Reading »

desi sex

Shah Rukh Khan says he “doesn’t deserve” any awards for Happy New Year

HINDUSTAN TIMES Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan has a shocking and honest confession to make – and it’s about award functions. The Chennai Express actor…
Continue Reading »

Indian Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan during the launch of the new Hindi general entertainment television channel '&TV' and its flagship show 'Poochega  Sabse Shaana Kaun' in Mumbai on January 21, 2015. STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Will Shah Rukh Khan be the new face for West Bengal tourism?

IANS Kolkata  – Bollywood heartthrob Shah Rukh Khan is rumoured to be part of West Bengal’s upcoming ambitious tourism campaign,  according to a senior tourism department…
Continue Reading »

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Siri Fort Auditorium, a government-run event center, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitution's pledge to uphold the "dignity of the individual," drawing on his own experience as a minority in the United States as he closed out a three-day visit to New Delhi. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

Shah Rukh Khan on cloud nine after Obama shout out

IANS Mumbai  – Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is on cloud nine after U.S. President Barack Obama incorporated his famous Senorita dialogue in his address…
Continue Reading »


Photo Galleries


Obama draws on experience as a minority while touting gender and religious equality in India

JULIE PACE and MUNEEZA NAQVI  THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — President Barack Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfil its constitution’s pledge to uphold…
Continue Reading »

bwood wedding

Photos: Bollywood celebs celebrate Soha Ali Khan’s small, family wedding

IANS Mumbai  – Actress Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu exchanged vows in Mumbai on Sunday. The wedding took place at their Khar residence in…
Continue Reading »

republic day

Gallery: Rehearsing for India’s Republic Day parade ahead of Obama’s visit

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Indian soldiers march down Rajpath, a ceremonial boulevard, during rehearsal ahead of next week’s Republic Day parade. President Barack Obama will be…
Continue Reading »

miss canada

Miss Universe Canada scores big buzz online with outlandish hockey costume (w/ photos)

THE CANADIAN PRESS MIAMI — Chanel Beckenlehner is hoping to take home the crown at the Miss Universe pageant, but win or lose, she’s scored…
Continue Reading »

VanDesi Bloggers

Chanakya & Machiavelli would say to Indians: It is strictly business! Stop the fawning!!

By Ujjal Dosanjh Special to Vancouver Province Had Chanakya or Machiavelli, his more recent incarnation, been alive today they would have declared that in Washington…
Continue Reading »

Speaking to the Burnaby Board of Trade

How Business Fits in the Public Education Puzzle: My “Rubik’s Cube Speech” to the Burnaby Board of Trade

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI On Thursday, January 22, the Burnaby Board of Trade hosted its annual Local Government Reception at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby….
Continue Reading »

Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Delhi Elections: Bedi Says a Leaders’ Debate is a Tamasha (Circus)! Really?

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Voters of Delhi: Beware of the undemocratic proclivities of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Ms. Kiran Bedi the former…
Continue Reading »

Harnoor Gill, a World Youth Ambassador with World Vision, is pictured here manning the World Visiion booth at Sunny View Middle School in Brampton, Ontario. Submitted photo.

Horizon: Help protect families from Ebola with World Vision

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI As many of you might know, I am a part of the organization of World Vision as one of the many…
Continue Reading »

A man reads the latest issue of French weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo bearing a cartoon of Prophet Mohammed at a French bookseller in Abidjan on January 19, 2015. SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images

The Paris Massacre: Two wrongs don’t make a right

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  Freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media is a right, enshrined in legislation/law,…
Continue Reading »

Wrong? Right?

Who is the Next Dr. King?

RAYMON GREWAL VANCOUVER DESI Monday was a great day to remember Martin Luther King Jr, but America still falls short of paying real tribute to…
Continue Reading »

File photo: Canucks vs. Panthers.

Canucks visit South Beach to face Roberto Luongo

Continue Reading »

Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Honour: In Speaking Truth To Terror

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Not on two many occasions in my life have I made written speeches. But for the occasion of being…
Continue Reading »

Tiffany Box

Whitest Brown Guy: Shopping for an ethnic mom

RANDY SANGHA VANCOUVER DESI I’m so glad the stress of gift giving has passed.  What’s that you say?  You felt the same stress like I…
Continue Reading »


Ujjal Dosanjh: Christ, Muhammad and Gandhi ‘offended’ the status quo to change the world

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Terrorism in the name of religion is at war with us. It is at war against reason. It wants…
Continue Reading »

Don't Miss...


Raise your hand, send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
Continue Reading »


Bollywood film that was to shoot in Alberta ‘indefinitely postponed’

ERIC VOLMERS CALGARY HERALD Don’t brush up your Bollywood dance moves yet, Alberta. Shivay, a Hindi film that was set to start filming in the Rocky Mountains…
Continue Reading »

File photo: The new Surrey City Hall in Surrey, B.C., December 29, 2014. Arlen Redekop/PNG

Surrey named one of top seven most intelligent communities in the world

AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — The City of Surrey has been named one of the Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2015 by New York-based think…
Continue Reading »

FILE PHOTO: A leopard walks with a tranquiliser dart in the residential area of Jyotikuchi in Guwahati, the capital city of the northeastern state of Assam on March 15, 2009. Three people were mauled by the leopard after the cat strayed into the city before it was tranquilised by forestry department officials. BIJU BORO/AFP/Getty Images

Leopard in India beaten to death by villagers after vicious attack

IANS Kolkata  – A young male leopard was beaten to death by a mob of angry villagers on Monday after it strayed into a West…
Continue Reading »


Passion for fashion turned into day job for Surrey clothing designer

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Surrey’s Davi Bains-Gill never thought her love for fashion and design could be her livelihood. She pursued a career in social…
Continue Reading »

five hole main

Donated equipment from Vancouver on its way to hockey-mad northern India

KENT SPENCER VANCOUVER DESI The neat thing about a Canadian effort to donate hockey equipment to the Himalayas is that there is a lot of…
Continue Reading »

Surrey News

Al Paskall, husband of slain hockey mom Julie Paskall, was in Surrey Provincial court today during day one of her accused killer's preliminary hearing. Gord Goble/Surrey Now.

‘I wasn’t there when I should’ve been,’ husband of slain Surrey hockey mom says in court

AMY REID SURREY NOW “It should have been me.” More than a year after his high school sweetheart Julie Paskall lost her life following an…
Continue Reading »

Barinder Rasode now is director of social responsibility at Resource Works, a non-profit society that researches the economic impacts of B.C.’s natural resource industries. File photo: Richard Lam/PNG

Barinder Rasode, former Surrey councillor and mayoral candidate, hired by non-profit society

VANCOUVER DESI Former Surrey city councillor and mayoral candidate Barinder Rasode has a new post outside civic politics. Rasode was appointed to Fraser Health’s board…
Continue Reading »

Mahdi Halane was filled with life before being shot in the neck in 2006 as an innocent victim of a drive-by shooting. He died in 2012. A Surrey man has now been charged with manslaughter in the case. Submitted photo/Surrey Now

Family of innocent victim of Surrey drive-by shooting ‘very nervous’ as they face son’s alleged killer in court eight years later

TOM ZYTARUK SURREY NOW SURREY, B.C. — The Halane family received another knock at their door late Friday night. The last time police came calling, in…
Continue Reading »

A woman is in hospital following a serious assault in a Surrey home Monday. Surrey RCMP said the woman suffered head injuries from a beating that occurred in a residence in the 12800-block 100th Avenue just before 1:30 p.m. Photo by Shane MacKichan for The Province.

Woman in serious condition after being beaten in Surrey home

CHERYL CHAN VANCOUVER DESI A woman is in hospital following a serious assault in a Surrey home Monday. Surrey RCMP said the woman suffered head…
Continue Reading »


Wounded teen drives himself to Surrey hospital after being shot multiple times

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI A 17-year-old male drove himself to hospital in Surrey after being shot multiple times in Newton on Sunday night, according to…
Continue Reading »

File photo: The new Surrey City Hall in Surrey, B.C., December 29, 2014. Arlen Redekop/PNG

Surrey named one of top seven most intelligent communities in the world

AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — The City of Surrey has been named one of the Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2015 by New York-based think…
Continue Reading »

Film Reviews

Still photo from Akshay Kumar's latest release Baby. HANDOUT.

Movie Review: Akshay Kumar’s Baby – Miss it at your own risk

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS Film: Baby Actors: Akshay Kumar, K K Menon, Tapsee Pannu, Anupam Kher, Rana Daggubati, Mikaal Zulfikar, Rashid Naaz Writer-Director: Neeraj Pandey…
Continue Reading »

Horrex-Karan Singh Grover

Alone: Comedy of the week

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: “Alone”; Cast: Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover; Director: Bhushan Patel; Rating: ** They fooled us, didn’t they? The two…
Continue Reading »


Crazy Kukkad Family: Horrific comedy

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: “Crazy Kukkad Family”; Cast: Swanand Kirkire, Shilpa Shukla, Ninad Kamat, Kushal Punjabi and Siddharth Sharma; Director: Ritesh Menon; Rating: **…
Continue Reading »

Bollywood film review

Sharaafat Gayi Tel Lene: Finding the grin in the grim

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: “Sharaafat Gayi Tel Lene”; Cast: Zayed Khan, Rannvijay Singh, Anupam Kher, Tena Desae, Talia Bentson; Director: Gurmmeet Singh; Rating: ***…
Continue Reading »

Film Review-Bollywood

Tevar: Masala at its best

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS Film: “Tevar”; Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Manoj Bajpayee; Director: Amit Ravindernath Sharma; Rating: **** Funny, how more things change,…
Continue Reading »

Night at the Museum 3 - Secret of the Tomb

Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb — Watch it for Robin Williams only

TROY REBEIRO IANS  Film: “Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb”; Cast: Ben Stiller, Rami Malek, Ben Kingsley, Robin Williams, Rebel Wilson, Owen Wilson,…
Continue Reading »


Today Thursday Friday
It is forcast to be Clear at 10:00 PM PST on January 28, 2015
It is forcast to be Chance of Rain at 10:00 PM PST on January 29, 2015
Chance of Rain
It is forcast to be Clear at 10:00 PM PST on January 30, 2015

Health Check

FILE PHOTO: A nine-year-old Palestinian girl  suffering from scoliosis sits as her mother shows her back x-ray as she is treated by U.S. pediatric orthopedic surgeon Hugh Watts (L) February 18, 2004 at Al-Quds hospital, in Gaza City. Abid Katib/Getty Images

Seven-year-old Scoliosis patient in Western India cured by revolutionary surgery

IANS Mumbai  – A seven-year-old girl in Mumbai suffering from Scoliosis is the first in Western India to successfully undergo a new and revolutionary procedure…
Continue Reading »

Desi-weird news

Baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ gets round-the-clock care at Indian hospital (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI A six-day-old baby is being given “round-the-clock” care in an Indian hospital after his mother claimed the boy spontaneously combusted, according to Britain’s…
Continue Reading »

Sharon Nordstrom. Submitted photo.

Saskatoon woman snared in alleged fraudulent MS trial held in India

JONATHAN CHARLTON THE STARPHOENIX Sharon Nordstrom feels ashamed for participating in a $38,000 multiple sclerosis stem cell treatment in India that was not all it was…
Continue Reading »

dried poppy-source of morphine

Indian scientists design morphine replacement for pain therapy

SAHANA GHOSH IANSKolkata – In a breakthrough that could impact the blurring realms of pain and pleasure, Indian scientists have designed a potential morphine replacement,…
Continue Reading »

health check-child care

Researchers advise pregnant women to limit exposure to receipts and plastic

MARGARET MUNRO POSTMEDIA NEWS Pregnant women are being warned to avoid reaching for credit card and cash register receipts as the ubiquitous bits of paper…
Continue Reading »

Sex show

New Pakistani TV show focuses on sex, a topic once considered taboo in the religiously conservative country

ADIL JAWAD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KARACHI, Pakistan — In religiously conservative Pakistan, a television call-in advice show is tackling an issue rarely discussed in public:…
Continue Reading »

science-early childhood education

The influence of speech on toddlers

IANS New York – Talking to your toddlers could help strengthen their capacities to learn and succeed later in life, a research has revealed. Infants…
Continue Reading »


Vancouver doctors find vial of urine hidden in patient’s rectum (with photos)

TOM BLACKWELL NATIONAL POST Vancouver doctors investigating a patient’s mysterious abdominal complaints were stunned to discover a vial of urine hidden inside his rectum, an…
Continue Reading »

anti-ageing medicine

Ibuprofen an anti-ageing medicine?

IANS Washington – A common drug, Ibuprofen, which tackles pain and fever may also hold the key to a longer, healthier life, a study says….
Continue Reading »

Ageless skin-beauty-anti-ageing

Forever young? UBC researchers may have stumbled upon the secret to youthful skin

Mice without a certain enzyme didn’t appear to age RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS Scientists at the University of B.C. searching for ways to slow the…
Continue Reading »