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Video: Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra croon ‘Girls like to swing’ in Dil Dhadakne Do

Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra and Anushka Sharma in a song from Dil Dhadakne Do. HINDUSTAN TIMES Did you just say two... (more...)

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Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone wanted to be part of ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’

Actress Deepika Padukone wanted to be a part of Dil Dhadakne Do, she said at the success party for her film Piku IANS Mumbai... (more...)

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Where are the women? At Cannes, debate rages about lack of female filmmakers

JILL LAWLESS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNES, France — Women are the talk of the Cannes Film Festival, where debate rages... (more...)

Where are the women? At Cannes, debate rages about lack of female filmmakers

By Jill Lawless THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNES, France — Women are the talk of the Cannes Film Festival, where debate... (more...)

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Bollywood babe Priyanka Chopra takes America

Former Miss World plays lead in FBI drama Quantico Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra tweeted a picture of the stars featuring... (more...)

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Indian filmmaker set to direct Oscar-winning Jim Broadbent in Julian Barnes’s novel adaptation

British actor Jim Broadbent is shown in a scene from the film “Iris,” for which he was nominated for Outstanding... (more...)

Bollywood meets Hollywood with Priyanka Chopra landing female lead in ABC s drama Quantico

By Alicia Rancilio THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra is heading to American television... (more...)

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‘Helen’ will transform controversial actress Poonam Pandey’s career, director says

IANS Mumbai – Controversial model-actress Poonam Pandey’s career is poised for a transformation after “Helen”,... (more...)

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Kuch Kuch Locha Hai: Avoid please!

Actress Sunny Leone visits Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai on May 1, 2015. (Photo: IANS) TROY REBEIRO IANS Film: “Kuch... (more...)

Appeals court grants bail to Indian movie star Salman Khan, sentenced in drunk-driving case

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — A court on Friday granted bail to one of India’s biggest movie stars until... (more...)

Appeals court grants bail to Indian movie star Salman Khan, sentenced in drunk-driving case

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — A court on Friday granted bail to one of India’s biggest movie stars until... (more...)

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Piku: An emotional journey with quirky characters

TROY REBEIRO IANS Film: “Piku”; Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Irrfan, Moushumi Chatterjee, Raghubir... (more...)

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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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Identical twins’ mark sheets almost as identical and the story of a courageous young achiever

HINDUSTAN TIMES AND VANCOUVER DESI They are identical twins and, interestingly, even their mark sheets look almost the same. Ranchi twins Aporupa and Anorupa Chattopadhyay …
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U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

IANS Washington – A U.S. class action lawsuit accusing India’s Ranbaxy of large-scale deception on its generic drug applications puts a question mark on drug…
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100 year journey

Apart from the overwhelming cold, Sucha Singh Bagri has fond memories of his first few days in B.C.

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Sucha Singh Bagri arrived in Canada with his father Harnam Singh Bagri on Feb 2, 1935, on the Empress of Russia,…
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Blogs

Indian chef-recipes

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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Sexual abuse allegations against Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar

Two lawsuits have been filed against the famous Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar in British Columbia, Canada. Two former students and employees of Shiamak Davar allege…
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Pioneers

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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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100 year journey

Harchet Hari made his way to Vancouver and then Calgary with his grandparents in 1932

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Harchet Hari His mother and father had already successfully settled into a new life in Calgary from their previous one in…
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Health Check

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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Why a weak handshake is bad news for your heart

LAURA DONNELLY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH The strength of your handshake could indicate the chance of a futureheart attack, a major study suggests. Researchers found that…
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U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

IANS Washington – A U.S. class action lawsuit accusing India’s Ranbaxy of large-scale deception on its generic drug applications puts a question mark on drug…
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