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2 States: A magical north-south love story you wish wouldn’t end (w/trailer)

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Indian Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan (L), Parth Bhalerao (C) and Usha Jadhav (R) pose for a photograph during a promotional event for the forthcoming Hindi film Bhoothnath Returns, directed by Nitesh Tiwari, in Mumbai on late February 25, 2014. STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Bhoothnath Returns: Ennobling voyage into Indian elections

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Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan (L) and Nargis Fakhri during a promotional event for their upcoming Hindi film Main Tera Hero in Mumbai on March 4, 2014. STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Main Tera Hero: David Dhawan’s ‘son stroke’ is full-on dhamaal

Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan (L) and Nargis Fakhri during a promotional event for their upcoming Hindi film Main Tera Hero... (more...)

Bollywood actors Harman Baweja (L), Ayesha Khanna (2L) and Shilpa Shetty Kundra (2R) pose for a photograph during a promotional event for the forthcoming Hindi film 'Dishkiyaoon', directed by Sanamjit Singh Talwar and produced by Shilpa Shetty Kundra, in Mumbai on late February 19, 2014. STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Dishkiyaoon: Complicated gangster flick with too many characters

Bollywood actors Harman Baweja (L), Ayesha Khanna (2L) and Shilpa Shetty Kundra (2R) pose for a photograph during a promotional... (more...)

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Ragini MMS 2: Just Porn Horror

Sunny Leone poses on a Ragini MMS 2 poster. Facebook SUBHASH K. JHA IANS Film: Ragini MMS 2 Cast: Sunny Leone, Divya Dutta,... (more...)

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The Lunchbox: A banquet for two lonely people (with video)

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Bewakoofiyaan: Frothy fun but thought-provoking (w/trailer)

Bollywood actors Ayushmann Khurrana (R) and Sonam Kapoor (L, front) pose during a promotional event for the forthcoming Hindi... (more...)

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Gulaab Gang: Chick Flick with a social conscience

Delhi court clears release of Bollywood film Gulab Gang. Twitter photo SUBHASH K. JHA IANS Film: Gulaab Gang Cast: Madhuri... (more...)

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Total Siyappa: Total madness (w/trailer)

Total Siyappa SUBHASH K. JHA IANS Film: “Total Siyapaa”; Cast: Ali Zafar, Yami Gautam, Kirron Kher and Anupam... (more...)

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Queen: Kangana Ranaut shines in a near flawless inspirational tale

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Shaadi Ke Side Effects: Looks into a marriage with a smile (w/trailer)

Shadi ke Side Effects starring Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan SUBHASH K. JHA IANS Film: “Shaadi Ke Side Effects”;... (more...)

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Hasee Toh Phasee: Watch out for Parineeti Chopra

Siddharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra in ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’. SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: “Hasee Toh Phasee”;... (more...)

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Four elephants die from shoddy electrical wires in Indian forest

VANCOUVER DESI A wild elephant has died after it was electrocuted when it stumbled into low hanging electrical wires in a northeastern Indian forest, according…
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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Six-year-old worshipped for patch of hair on his back that has grown into a tail

VANCOUVER DESI A six-year-old Indian boy is being worshipped by villagers for a small patch of hair on his back that has grown into a…
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Opinion: Britain’s youngest mom — 12-year-old — isn’t a case for the midwife, it’s a case for the police

ALLISON PEARSON THE DAILY TELEGRAPH  A girl aged 12 years and three months became Britain’s youngest mother over the weekend. She was still at primary…
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Coupon Queen: How To Save Money On Your BC Hydro Bill

RUBY BEDI BAINS VANCOUVER DESI The recent 9% BC Hydro rate increase was no April Fools’ prank.  Did it motivate you to find ways to save?…
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Indian Congress Party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi gestures to supporters during a rally in New Delhi on April 6, 2014. Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Democracy: A blessing with a touch of curse

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  It was an irresistible sunny winter morning of 1956. Civics teacher Ras Bihari Johri invited us – the grade eleven students…
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Wicked Cricket: Vancouver Windies’ victorious third time in a row

VIDU SAHABANDU VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Windies bagged another victory on Sunday and are looking forward to a fourth to make it to the semifinals. Captain…
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TASTE INDIA: Chicken with Cashews and Mango Sauce

Indian dishes made simple with Bal Arneson’s latest cookbook featuring tasty seasoning combinations JULIAN ARMSTRONG POSTMEDIA NEWS Indian cooking has become ever more popular, thanks…
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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

KAY JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — India’s stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has…
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Indian city bans selfies inside polling booths (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI The next selfie you snap could land you in jail – for Indian voters at least. According to Indian news publication the Bangalore…
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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

IANS Agra – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “toffee model” of development that only…
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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

IANS Hazaribagh/Bhagalpur – BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his “toffee model” jibe, and…
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PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition’s prime ministerial…
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Women comprise half of Indian voters, but remain marginalized despite formidable women leaders

NIRMALA GEORGE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SARAI, India — Trudging home after a long day harvesting wheat, Veena Devi has little time for the political workers…
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