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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’s cradle robbers: industry’s leading men get younger and younger co-stars ( with gallery)

Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone were co-stars in ‘Om Shanti Om’ as well. Shaun Curry/AFP/Getty Images VANCOUVER... (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

Kamal Mroke relaxes in his new restaurant, Tabla Bollywood Lounge, on Granville Street in Vancouver, B.C., March, 28, 2013.... (more...)

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Bollywood stars who journeyed successfully from runway to reel

VANCOUVER DESI They are hot, dashing and could kill with their looks, but acting? From Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Anushka... (more...)

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Sunny Leone, Sophie Choudry sizzle in Bollywood film item number

Item numbers are sexually charged dance sequences that Bollywood directors use to help market their films. To promote upcoming... (more...)

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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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Bollywood’s fitness fanatics: Sonakshi Sinha on making a lifestyle change once and for all

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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PM Harper, Aga Khan discuss threat posed by violent extremists

VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed his condolences to the Aga Khan Tuesday for the recent terrorist attack on the Ismaili community in Pakistan. The spiritual…
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‘Stateless’ man argues deportation to India before Court of Appeal

TOM SPEARS OTTAWA CITIZEN Deepan Budlakoti, born and raised in Canada, has no citizenship anywhere. But that doesn’t make him “stateless,” a lawyer for Citizenship…
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Media-savvy Narendra Modi’s one year in photos as India’s prime minister

VANCOUVER DESI Check out photos of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he completes one year in office. Modi is one of India’s most social…
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Desi cop viral video

Video shows a young cop being thrashed by four men for drinking on duty

VANCOUVER DESI A video clip showing a cop being beaten up for drinking on duty in India is going viral, according to newswire Press Trust of…
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Vancouver non-profit gives a free wedding

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI A local non-profit, by the name of A Wish to Wed is giving a unique gift to a beautiful BC couple.  The…
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Food blogger’s delicious global recipes influenced in part by her Indian heritage

LAURA BREHAUT POSTMEDIA NEWS Kitchen notebooks are often sauce-splattered and dog-eared. The best contain shortcuts, secrets, and tried-and-true recipes. They are valuable records, illustrating changing…
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Marathon Running for the First Time with World Vision

On May 3rd 2015, I took part in a marathon for the very first time in my life. As a teenager, I enjoy exercise whether…
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CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS BLOG: Finding the Mother Within

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Everyone is born from a mother. And, even if individuals are separated from their biological mothers after birth, ideally they receive…
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Pioneers

100 year journey

In the 1940s, Kuldeep Singh Bains was instrumental in getting Indo-Canadians the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Avtar Bains always knew his father, Kuldeep, was a pillar of the community, but he was reminded just how giant a…
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Ossie Kaur Thandi’s family was just one of seven Indo-Canadian families living in New West in 1934

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ossie Kaur was 16 years old when she left her childhood home in the Lower Mainland to travel alone to India….
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B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Ranjit Mattu mentored many football stars

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Even as a child, Ranjit Mattu knew he had game. From his first play on the field of Mount Pleasant Elementary,…
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Dharm Singh Gill changed the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing turbans at work

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Little did Dharm Singh Gill realize that an act of heroism would change the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing their…
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Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Karm Singh Mattu was born to fly. As a teen in the 1930s, he ran away from his Vancouver home to…
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Frequent female blood donors often at risk of iron deficiency: study

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI In her health care job, Jackie Hannaford is well aware of the need for blood donations and willingly rolls up her…
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Consult a doctor even before you plan a baby

IANS New Delhi – For any married woman planning a baby years later, the right time to consult a doctor is now. Given the stress…
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The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health study.

New immigrant women sought for B.C. Centre for Disease Control health study

BURNABY NOW The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has put out a call for Greater Vancouver women from India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong…
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Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

JILL BARKER MONTREAL GAZETTE A battle is waging in the scientific journals between several prominent health and fitness experts. In one corner are physicians Aseem Malhotra,…
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