Film Reviews

Ajay Devgn

Singham Returns: It notches above regular fare (w/trailer)

Bollywood movie SIngham Returns starring Ajay Devgn. Wikimedia Commons TROY RIBEIRO IANS  Film: “Singham Returns”;... (more...)

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Entertainment-Bollywood

Entertainment: Woof, Yeh Mohabbat!

Akshay Kumar with Junior. Handout/Vancouver Desi SUBHASH K. JHA IANS Film: “Entertainment”; Cast: Junior, Akshay... (more...)

Hollywood-Bollywood

The Hundred-Foot Journey: Visually brilliant, lacks drama

Om Puri as Papa, Manish Dayal as Hassan and Helen Mirren, as Madame Mallory, in a scene from DreamWorks Pictures’ film,... (more...)

SALMAN KHAN

Kick: Salman Khan, Sajid Nadiadwala kick up a storm

Bollywood actor Salman Khan. AFP/Getty Images SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: “Kick”; Cast: Salman Khan, Randeep... (more...)

22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street: A run-of-the-mill comic caper

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Jonah Hill, left, and Channing Tatum in Columbia Pictures’ “22 Jump... (more...)

Bobby Jasoos

Bobby Jasoos: Vidya’s scene-stealing act makes this film special special

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: “Bobby Jasoos”; Cast: Vidya Balan, Ali Fazal, Kiran Kumar, and Rajendra Gupta; Director:... (more...)

Optimus Prime

Transformers: Age of Extinction: An average yet exciting epic fare

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Production still from Richie Mehta’s film I’LL FOLLOW YOU DOWN. Submitted photo/eOne films.

Richie Mehta’s I’ll Follow You Down: A weird mix of film tropes

Production still from Richie Mehta’s film I’LL FOLLOW YOU DOWN. Submitted photo/eOne films. KATHERINE MONK POSTMEDIA... (more...)

Saif Ali Khan Bipasha Basu

Humshakals: Hum Shock-Alls reeling under the farce

Ram Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Riteish Deshmukh in a still from Humshakals. Handout/Vancouver Desi SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film:... (more...)

Bollywood movie

Fugly: At last, a film with social conscience (w/trailer)

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: “Fugly”; Cast: Jimmy Sheirgill, Mohit Marwah, Kiara Advani, Vijendra Singh, Arfi... (more...)

Bollywood movie review

Filmistaan: A heart warming hug across the border (w/trailer)

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: “Filmistaan”; Cast: Sharib Hashmi, Innamulhaq; Writer-Director: Nitin Kakkar; Rating:... (more...)

Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi SInha

Holiday: Fast paced, exhilarating roller-coaster ride (w/trailer)

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi SInha in a scene from their latest film ‘Holiday’. Handout Film:... (more...)

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‘It’s pride getting in the way’: Feuding Indo-Canadian youth factions worry Abbotsford cops (w/ video)

JENNIFER SALTMAN  VANCOUVER DESI  No one really knows how the conflict started. According to a number of people who are involved, in February one person…
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Eight-year-old Indian boy’s swollen hands are larger than his head

VANCOUVER DESI Kaleem, an eight-year-old Indian boy suffering from a mystery condition has puzzled doctors after his hands swelled to giant proportions and are larger…
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Doctors remove unborn child’s skeleton from woman’s womb after 36 years

VANCOUVER DESI In an unusual surgery, doctors in India removed the skeleton of an unborn baby from its mother’s womb after 36 years, the Press…
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Sikh-Ontario

Turbaned Sikhs will not be allowed to ride motorbike without a helmet in Ontario

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she won’t allow for turban-wearing Sikhs to ride a motorcycle without wearing a helmet. In…
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ROAD SAFETY: Keep an eye on your friends and families’ safety on the roads

HARVEY KOONER VANCOUVER DESI As you’ve been driving around the city, you’ve likely noticed there are more pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists out enjoying the good…
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Hollywood

Seeking balance and well-being: A mind-body approach to depression

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI While the world mourns the passing of Academy Award-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams, the global conversation turns to the topics…
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The Art of being a Guest – at a Sikh Ceremony

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI With wedding season in full swing, surely you must be attending at least one Sikh ceremony.  These family and fun oriented…
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Capital Punishment, is that the answer?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Today August 14, 2014 marks the ten year anniversary of the hanging of convicted rapist and murderer Dhananjoy Chatterjee. On May…
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I don’t think that obesity is a laughing matter: Doctor takes the comic route to teach Canadians about obesity

EDMONTON – Dr. Arya Sharma, one of the leading experts on obesity in Canada, doesn’t make fat jokes. But he still pokes fun at the…
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Stone-health-Kaleem

Eight-year-old Indian boy’s swollen hands are larger than his head

VANCOUVER DESI Kaleem, an eight-year-old Indian boy suffering from a mystery condition has puzzled doctors after his hands swelled to giant proportions and are larger…
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India-surgery

Doctors remove unborn child’s skeleton from woman’s womb after 36 years

VANCOUVER DESI In an unusual surgery, doctors in India removed the skeleton of an unborn baby from its mother’s womb after 36 years, the Press…
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Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in transit on her way to India

ADAM SCHRECK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Nigerian woman who arrived on a flight to the United Arab Emirates capital of…
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8,000-year-old gene key to Tibetans’ high altitude adaptation, study finds

IANS Washington – In a major breakthrough, US researchers have found a genetic cause – a single DNA base pair change that dates back 8,000…
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Doctor-violence-Mexico

Female doctor who alleged torture by a patient’s relatives for delivering stillborn baby boy made it up to get boyfriend back

CEN AGENCY Mexican police say the alleged torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead never existed and that the female victim made…
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Health-Ebola

Canada to donate experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

IANS/EFE Toronto – Canada has said it will donate to the World Health Organisation (WHO) up to 1,000 doses of an experimental vaccine against the…
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Doctor-violence-Mexico

Female doctor brutally tortured and left to die after delivering stillborn baby boy

CEN AGENCY Torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead are believed to be relatives of a woman whose baby was delivered stillborn…
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Health Canada issues warnings over use of five foreign sexual enhancement products

VANCOUVER DESI Health Canada has issued an alert over use of five foreign sexual enhancement products that may cause life-threatening side effects. These natural health…
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Mumbai man who recently travelled to Nigeria admitted to hospital with Ebola symptoms

VANCOUVER DESI A man in Mumbai who travelled to West Africa last month has voluntarily admitted himself to a local hospital after experiencing Ebola symptoms,…
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Watermelon-sized tumour found in Mumbai woman during emergency caesarean section

IANS Mumbai  – A team of doctors at Mumbai’s Sion Hospital performed a rare and unexpected surgery as they were forced to remove a 2.5…
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Spiritual guru Deepak Chopra leads Guinness World Record meditation attempt (w/ photos)

LAUREN LAROSE THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Famed spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra sought to unite a mass global audience in quiet moments of personal reflection…
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