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Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer and musician, A R Rahman performs during the music launch of the upcoming Hindi film 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' written and directed by Arif Ali, in Mumbai on June 12, 2014. STR/AFP/Getty Images

Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman urges others to stop violence against religion

Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer and musician, A R Rahman performs during the music launch of the upcoming... (more...)

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Punjabi rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh’s back after mysterious disappearance

Indian singer Honey Singh. AFP/Getty Images HINDUSTAN TIMES Rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh sent gossip mills abuzz after he went... (more...)

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Bollywood’s Farhan Akhtar confirms he’s sung a duet with Priyanka Chopra

Bollywood actors Farhan Akhtar and Priyanka Chopra have sung a duet together. AFP/Getty Images SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Mumbai... (more...)

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Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam undeterred on losing out Oscar nomination

In this photograph taken on August 2, 2014 Indian Bollywood playback singer Sonu Nigam performs at the ‘Khazana Ghazal... (more...)

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Bollywood beauty Priyanka Chopra welcomes American musician Matthew Koma to India

Bollywood actress/singer Priyanka Chopra welcomes American singer Matthew Koma in India. Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Jingle... (more...)

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Priyanka Chopra’s ‘I can’t make you love me’ ranks seventh in top 100 international songs, albums

Priyanka Chopra’s track ‘I can’t make you love me’ features in top ten international songs list.... (more...)

Among 2014 s notable deaths: 2 who reshaped lives after violence, and stars who died too soon

By Bernard McGhee THE ASSOCIATED PRESS They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that... (more...)

Trying times for India’s colorful brass bands amid changing tastes for music

  NIRMALA GEORGE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — The wedding season is in full swing in India, marking what should... (more...)

Once essential at weddings, India s colorful brass bands struggle amid changing tastes

By Nirmala George THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — The wedding season is in full swing in India, marking what should... (more...)

Among 2014 s notable deaths: 2 who reshaped lives after violence, and stars who died too soon

By Bernard McGhee THE ASSOCIATED PRESS They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that... (more...)

The Associated Press roll call of some notable deaths around the world in 2014

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment was when he... (more...)

BOLLYWOOD

Next stop Bollywood for singer who left the business world to give music a try

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Raise your hand, send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
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FILE PHOTO: A leopard walks with a tranquiliser dart in the residential area of Jyotikuchi in Guwahati, the capital city of the northeastern state of Assam on March 15, 2009. Three people were mauled by the leopard after the cat strayed into the city before it was tranquilised by forestry department officials. BIJU BORO/AFP/Getty Images

Leopard in India beaten to death by villagers after vicious attack

IANS Kolkata  – A young male leopard was beaten to death by a mob of angry villagers on Monday after it strayed into a West…
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Passion for fashion turned into day job for Surrey clothing designer

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Surrey’s Davi Bains-Gill never thought her love for fashion and design could be her livelihood. She pursued a career in social…
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Donated equipment from Vancouver on its way to hockey-mad northern India

KENT SPENCER VANCOUVER DESI The neat thing about a Canadian effort to donate hockey equipment to the Himalayas is that there is a lot of…
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Blogs

Chanakya & Machiavelli would say to Indians: It is strictly business! Stop the fawning!!

By Ujjal Dosanjh Special to Vancouver Province Had Chanakya or Machiavelli, his more recent incarnation, been alive today they would have declared that in Washington…
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How Business Fits in the Public Education Puzzle: My “Rubik’s Cube Speech” to the Burnaby Board of Trade

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI On Thursday, January 22, the Burnaby Board of Trade hosted its annual Local Government Reception at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby….
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Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Delhi Elections: Bedi Says a Leaders’ Debate is a Tamasha (Circus)! Really?

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Voters of Delhi: Beware of the undemocratic proclivities of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Ms. Kiran Bedi the former…
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Harnoor Gill, a World Youth Ambassador with World Vision, is pictured here manning the World Visiion booth at Sunny View Middle School in Brampton, Ontario. Submitted photo.

Horizon: Help protect families from Ebola with World Vision

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI As many of you might know, I am a part of the organization of World Vision as one of the many…
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Health Check

FILE PHOTO: A nine-year-old Palestinian girl  suffering from scoliosis sits as her mother shows her back x-ray as she is treated by U.S. pediatric orthopedic surgeon Hugh Watts (L) February 18, 2004 at Al-Quds hospital, in Gaza City. Abid Katib/Getty Images

Seven-year-old Scoliosis patient in Western India cured by revolutionary surgery

IANS Mumbai  – A seven-year-old girl in Mumbai suffering from Scoliosis is the first in Western India to successfully undergo a new and revolutionary procedure…
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Baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ gets round-the-clock care at Indian hospital (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI A six-day-old baby is being given “round-the-clock” care in an Indian hospital after his mother claimed the boy spontaneously combusted, according to Britain’s…
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Sharon Nordstrom. Submitted photo.

Saskatoon woman snared in alleged fraudulent MS trial held in India

JONATHAN CHARLTON THE STARPHOENIX Sharon Nordstrom feels ashamed for participating in a $38,000 multiple sclerosis stem cell treatment in India that was not all it was…
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Indian scientists design morphine replacement for pain therapy

SAHANA GHOSH IANSKolkata – In a breakthrough that could impact the blurring realms of pain and pleasure, Indian scientists have designed a potential morphine replacement,…
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Researchers advise pregnant women to limit exposure to receipts and plastic

MARGARET MUNRO POSTMEDIA NEWS Pregnant women are being warned to avoid reaching for credit card and cash register receipts as the ubiquitous bits of paper…
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New Pakistani TV show focuses on sex, a topic once considered taboo in the religiously conservative country

ADIL JAWAD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KARACHI, Pakistan — In religiously conservative Pakistan, a television call-in advice show is tackling an issue rarely discussed in public:…
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The influence of speech on toddlers

IANS New York – Talking to your toddlers could help strengthen their capacities to learn and succeed later in life, a research has revealed. Infants…
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Vancouver doctors find vial of urine hidden in patient’s rectum (with photos)

TOM BLACKWELL NATIONAL POST Vancouver doctors investigating a patient’s mysterious abdominal complaints were stunned to discover a vial of urine hidden inside his rectum, an…
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Ibuprofen an anti-ageing medicine?

IANS Washington – A common drug, Ibuprofen, which tackles pain and fever may also hold the key to a longer, healthier life, a study says….
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Forever young? UBC researchers may have stumbled upon the secret to youthful skin

Mice without a certain enzyme didn’t appear to age RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS Scientists at the University of B.C. searching for ways to slow the…
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