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In pursuit of happiness? Try the sex-ed up Kama Sutra app

VANCOUVER DESI Kamasutra 3D is the debut movie of controversial model Sherlyn Chopra, who plays its lead. IANS The Kama Sutra,... (more...)

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Bollywood Star television program will reward Canadian winner with role in film

Teigan Lloyd-Evans was the winner of the Australian version of the Bollywood Star TV series in 2012 and will appear in a... (more...)

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Bollywood-themed restaurant and lounge hits Granville strip in Vancouver

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Sunny Leone, Sophie Choudry sizzle in Bollywood film item number

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Holi colours! Bollywood celebrities get a jump on spring celebrations (gallery)

Holi, also called the Festival of Colours, is a popular Hindu rite of spring observed in India at the end of the winter season... (more...)

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Sonakshi Sinha says she allows herself to satisfy culinary cravings once a month — but only if she puts in an extra 20... (more...)

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Bollywood’s fitness fanatics: Anil Kapoor stresses being mentally fit as much as physically fit

Anil Kapoor says ‘the best way to get sleep is to tire yourself out at work or else feel grateful to God and be positive.’... (more...)

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Here’s your chance to get in the gym with Sonal Chauhan (gallery)

Bollywood actress Sonal Chauhan is in great shape — that’s obvious. In this photo essay, she gives fans an up-close... (more...)

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Bollywood’s fitness fanatics: Sonam Kapoor needs all the energy she can get when in front of the camera

Sonam Kapoor, a fashion icon for millions of young fans, says that fitness is a way of life for her because her parents are... (more...)

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Bollywood’s fitness fanatics: Akshay Kumar was fit long before he starred in blockbuster films

Actor Akshay Kumar is one of Bollywood’s fittest actors. Strdel/AFP/Getty Images VANCOUVER DESI Ever wonder how Bollywood’s... (more...)

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Heads up: Those trendy man buns can cause the loss of your precious hair (w/video)

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