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Even God can’t bring Bollywood’s Khans together, says filmmaker Farah Khan

HINDUSTAN TIMES Choreographer-turned-filmmaker and TV show host Farah Khan might be good friends with all the three Khans of Bollywood – Shah Rukh, Salman and…
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Bollywood superstar Dharmendra is a “die-hard Punjabi,” says daughter Esha Deol

IANS Mumbai – Actress Esha Deol, who has taken on the role of a judge on “MTV Roadies X2″, says her father and Bollywood superstar…
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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Indian superhero, gangster drama by Dev Patel in offing

IANS New Delhi – After garnering kudos for his acting prowess, British actor of Indian descent Dev Patel is ready to take the next step…
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Kareena Kapoor

‘Right script’ can bring Kapoor sisters Karisma, Kareena together on screen

IANS New Delhi – Celebrity sisters Karisma and Kareena Kapoor are known for their acting skills and glamour quotient, but they are yet to be…
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Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel welcomes back Lillete Dubey

John Madden film also stars Richard Gere BOB THOMPSON POSTMEDIA NEWS LONDON — Lillete Dubey has appeared in more than 40 films, many of them…
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Bollywood photos

Gallery: Aishwarya Rai’s stunning photoshoot for Vogue

VANCOUVER DESI The world’s most beautiful woman, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan may have stepped away from the silver screen for a while but she says, “Comeback?…
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BOLLYWOOD

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra missing home on Holi, busy with ABC drama in Atlanta

IANS Mumbai – With Holi on Friday, actress-singer Priyanka Chopra says she misses being at home on the festival of colours. The actress took to…
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Kingfisher calendar girl Sarah Jane Dias to make her debut in live performance

IANS Mumbai – Indie singer Sarah Jane Dias is set to perform in front of a live audience for the first time with the ‘The…
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Gallery: Eight-year-old ‘Little Money, Big Difference’ campaign goes viral

VANCOUVER DESI Eight years ago, Cordaid People in Need, a development aid organization launched its campaign ‘Little Money, Big Difference’ to draw attention to the fact that…
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Bollywood photos

Gallery: Aishwarya Rai’s stunning photoshoot for Vogue

VANCOUVER DESI The world’s most beautiful woman, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan may have stepped away from the silver screen for a while but she says, “Comeback?…
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Gallery: Bollywood celebrity shots this week

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood’s growing love for selfies is self evident. More and more celebrity photos are showing up on Twitter and Instagram than ever before….
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Gallery: Bollywood babes pair hot bikini blouses with sarees

VANCOUVER DESI When it comes to sinful fashion mingled with grace, elegance and beauty, no one can beat Bollywood actresses and their style sense. Check…
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VanDesi Bloggers

No More Violence: Threat Against Anna Hazare From Canadaa

By Ujjal Dosanjh Special to the Vancouver Province Anna Hazare is no Gandhi. Yet his contribution in advancing the war on corruption in India is…
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Spicy Potato Patties

Indian for Everyone brings restaurant mainstays home

LAURA BREHAUT NATIONAL POST Spices, and the way you use them, are key to Indian cooking. But don’t let the myriad blends discourage you from…
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Meet Burnaby-born Indian classical vocalist Akhil Jobanputra

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Born in 1997 in Burnaby, BC Canada, Akhil Jobanputra is an upcoming Canadian Indian classical vocalist of the Mewati…
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Gujarat riots

From Mr. Modi: At last a glimmer of hope

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Some weeks ago I wrote what some felt were scathing bolgs; Modi: A Madari or A Nation Builder? on…
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End Gang Life: How parents can play a role in gang prevention

GEETA REDDY COMBINED SPECIAL FORCES ENFORCEMENT UNIT B.C. SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI It is safe to assume parents only want the best for their children….
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God keep our land glorious and free: Bill C-51 a timely script to end terrorism on Canadian soil

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI I understand life. It is an ongoing struggle for a safe and peaceful survival. I have lived through the 1947 partition…
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CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS BLOG: Finding True Love: Self-Love as a Path to Fulfilling Relationships

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI “Remember, in our inmost being, we are all completely lovable because spirit is love. Beyond what anyone can make you think…
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CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS BLOG: Keeping Your Body Moving During the Winter Months

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI With fewer hours of daylight during the winter, humans often mimic animal behavior and go into a form of hibernation, eating…
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Indian supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wave a poster bearing the image of party leader Arvind Kejriwal as they celebrate his victory in the state assembly elections outside the party's headquarters in New Delhi on February 10, 2015. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi conceded defeat on February 10 in the Delhi state elections as early results showed anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal's party set for a landslide victory. MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images

Lessons of Delhi election: Congress must lose sycophancy and Gandhis, Modi his million Rupee suit

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The decimation of the grand old Congress and deathly humiliation of the ruling BJP in the Delhi election at…
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes an announcement in Richmond Hill, Ont., on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Harper spoke about a newly tabled anti-terrorism legislation that would give Canada's spy agency more power to thwart a suspected extremist's travel plans, disrupt bank transactions and covertly interfere with radical websites. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Tackling politics, terror and terminology

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI New anti terrorism legislation introduced by the Harper government will soon be voted upon in the House of Commons….
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Hero surgeon who helped injured Hollywood actor Harrison Ford

IANS Los Angeles – Indian-American spine surgeon Sanjay Khurana was playing golf Thursday when a single-engine plane crashed on the course. The pilot was none…
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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ banned in India (with photos, video)

IANS Los Angeles – American erotic romantic drama “Fifty Shades of Grey” has been banned in India. The country’s film censors decided the raunchy film…
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Canada-wide initiative helps immigrants find work in fields for which they have prepared

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI When Manbir Randhawa immigrated from India to B.C., she knew she’d have to “start from scratch” in order to land a…
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Desi-weird news

Doctor’s afraid to release baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ to his mom

VANCOUVER DESI Doctors in India are reluctant to release a baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ to his mom, fearing she suffers from an attention-seeking syndrome, Britain’s…
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Surrey farm-food bank BC

Volunteers rally in support of God’s Little Acre Farm after food banks refuse donations

JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI Volunteers are rallying around a philanthropic Surrey farmer after local food banks refused to accept his food donations and questioned his…
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Rebellious matrimonial goes viral

“Definitely not bahu material”: Indian woman’s rebellious matrimonial ad goes viral (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI When 24-year-old Indhuja Pillai’s parents put her profile on a regular matrimonial website, she couldn’t take it down soon enough. “I am no…
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Surrey News

Liberal-Sikhs quit across Canada

Justin Trudeau to speak at Women in Business awards in Surrey

TOM ZILLICH SURREY NOW SURREY — Federal Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau is the guest speaker at Surrey Board of Trade’s Women in Business awards…
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Kwantlen now investigating possible ‘illegal pyramid scheme’

CASSIDY OLIVIER VANCOUVER DESI Kwantlen Polytechnic University has launched another internal probe into possible wrongdoing, this one involving an “illegal pyramid scheme,” The Province has…
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Canada-wide initiative helps immigrants find work in fields for which they have prepared

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI When Manbir Randhawa immigrated from India to B.C., she knew she’d have to “start from scratch” in order to land a…
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Environment-Surrey-students

Surrey students grow ‘green mindedness’ at school

SARAH ORLINA SURREY NOW SURREY — On a cloudy Thursday morning, three Grade 7 students are roaming the hallways of Royal Heights Elementary school in…
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Surrey farm-food bank BC

Volunteers rally in support of God’s Little Acre Farm after food banks refuse donations

JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI Volunteers are rallying around a philanthropic Surrey farmer after local food banks refused to accept his food donations and questioned his…
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Prolific B.C. criminal gets 8-1/2 years for taking part in fatal store robbery, violent kidnapping

TOM ZYTARUK SURREY NOW NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — A prolific criminal has been sentenced to eight and a half years in prison, less credit for…
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Film Reviews

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Film Review: Despite a classy cast, Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel lives up to its title

JOCELYN NOVECK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS If you’re going to do a movie sequel that doesn’t quite measure up to the original and seems rather hurriedly…
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Bollywood film review

Dum Laga Ke Haisha: So real and heart-warming, it smells like life

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: “Dum Laga Ke Haisha”; Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pedneker; Written and Directed by Sharat Katariya; Rating: ****(4 stars) It’s very…
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Movie Review: Badlapur leaves much to be desired

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS Film: Badlapur Cast: Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Yami Gautam, Divya Dutta, Radhika Apte, Vinay Pathak Director: Sriram Raghavan Rating:…
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Roy: An intriguing journey that leads nowhere (movie review)

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: Roy Cast: Arjun Rampal, Ranbir Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez Written and Directed by Vikramjit Singh Rating: 3 stars Somewhere long before…
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Bollywood movie

Movie Review: Shamitabh, an ode to Big B’s baritone, human mortality

SUBHASH K JHA IANS Film: Shamitabh Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush and Akshara Haasan Writer-Director: R. Balakrishnan Rating: ***** Balki must really stop doing this. This…
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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…
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Want in vitro treatment? Must vow you have had lots and lots of sex first

THE CANADIAN PRESS Quebec women who want government-financed in vitro fertilization will have to sign a statement saying they have been sexually active for a…
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Alberta deaths

Alberta boy exposed to bedbug pesticide taken off ventilator, improving: family friend

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A child in hospital after being exposed to a pesticide his parents used to kill bedbugs has been…
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Got extra breast milk? Surrey Memorial Hospital NICU acting as dispensary

Fraser Health is making it easier for moms to donate through new program AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — Fraser Health is in need of…
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‘Heartbreaking’: Father sobs as children who died in tragic Alberta pesticide poisoning laid to rest

MARTY KLINKENBERG POSTMEDIA NEWS EDMONTON — Her small wooden casket draped in a white shroud, the first of two siblings to die in a tragic poisoning…
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Alberta deaths

Health Canada issues warning about bedbug control products after Alberta children deaths

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The federal government is warning Canadians of what it calls the “extreme danger” of using unregistered products to fight bedbugs….
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Another child from Alberta family dies after being exposed to pesticide

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Another child has died after being exposed to an insecticide his parents were using to kill bedbugs in…
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U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

COREY WILLIAMS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming…
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Ontario family files $12.5-million lawsuit against hospital over son’s suicide

Suit alleges 20-year-old was supposed to be checked every 15 minutes but was left unattended for more than 21/2 hours   VANCOUVER DESI A Brampton,…
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Two Fort McMurray children still in critical condition after pesticide poisoning

EDMONTON JOURNAL A Fort McMurray apartment unit contaminated by a dangerous pesticide that killed an infant and sickened four other children tested clear Tuesday, but…
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health

Indian city bans big public gatherings over swine flu fears, as deaths surpass 900 nationwide

R. K. MISRA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AHMEDABAD, India — A west Indian city has banned large public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread…
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