Nury Vittachi

Autocorrect fails that can change your life (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi My most hated computer error message is: “Warning: Keyboard not found. Press enter to continue.”... (more...)

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Kill a pest and karma’s going to get you (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi A tiny lizard has been clinging to the wall behind me for two hours. I want to change the TV channel but... (more...)

These days, you need self-control to stay alive (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi This writer saved at least five people from being physically attacked yesterday. How? By exercising self-control.... (more...)

Why men only like foods which can kill them (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi I’m starting a group called The Anti-Social Society, with meetings at a restaurant every Friday. If... (more...)

Now, pay for lifts, and more for high floors (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi It is morally wrong to describe a whole group of people as “incarnations of evil”. Unless we’re... (more...)

Working yourself to death is now mandatory (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi If they invited me on one of those radio shows where you choose your top 10 music tracks, I would choose... (more...)

The science of superheroes (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi Last week, my wife told me I “still had a lot of growing up to do”. I was so angry I refused... (more...)

Sitting is the new smoking, so get off your bottom (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi A friend once called me “a fat, lazy slob”. I chose to interpret this as a compliment. Denial... (more...)

How e-commerce met my deepest, darkest fantasies (The Funny Side)

By Nuru Vittachi Woohoo! The whole e-commerce thing is a brilliant development for guys like my son and myself, who HATE... (more...)

Okay, so gender issues can be confusing (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi I was so outraged when an American friend said that Asian males were kind of “girly” that I... (more...)

Why it’s sometimes wrong to write balanced news reports (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi So I get a news report from a young reporter. “A car was in collision with a bath” the other... (more...)

Hiring people to endanger my children’s lives easy, but rather expensive (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi What would you do if a man threatened to put your children on the roof of a jeep and then perform dangerous... (more...)

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MINOR ATACKED

False confession leads police to arrest new suspect in sexual assault of 9-year-old Surrey girl

FRANK LUBA VANCOUVER DESI A man who confessed to the sexual assault of a nine-year-old girl in Surrey has been released and a 28-year-old man…
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Dilwali Fest

Diwali Fest kicks off with IndiGlam fashion-fusion show (w/ video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI It was a classic mother-daughter argument that propelled Surrey’s Raji Khaira into a career of fashion design. Khaira, 25, grew up…
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Vancouver Desi

Canada Place caught the eye of man who builds models in chalk (w/gallery)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI When Jagdeep Singh Bihal moved to Vancouver from India two years ago and did some sightseeing around the city,  it was…
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SURREY-VANCOUVER-MUMBAI

Diwali organizer inspired by memories of Mumbai revelry

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver’s Rohit Chokhani can still recall his childhood in Mumbai when Indian streets would light up with fireworks and life would…
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Blogs

diwali

A look at the long and treacherous history behind today’s Diwali celebrations

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  History is full of treacheries and conspiracies. There is one in the family of Dashratha, the mighty king of Ayodhya. He…
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Harnoor Gill is all set to promote the World Vision’s Gift Catalogue campaign.

How to help World Vision this holiday season

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI World Vision is an organization that I happen to be a Youth Ambassador of and it is my joy to be…
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Pink Chai Living: Preserving the food culture of India with traditional cooking

RAJ THANDHI VANCOUVER DESI This week I’m bringing back ‘ghar ka khana’ (homemade food). Let’s make cooking traditional foods cool again. For the last few…
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Acid Attack

Acid attacks as a form of vigilante punishment?

Acid attacks as a form of vigilante punishment? In the recent weeks it has been claimed a number of vigilantes , in the city of…
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VANCOUVER WEATHER

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Health Check

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How omega-6 fatty acids lower bad cholesterol

IANS London – A study has detected a gene that affects blood cholesterol levels by generating a compound from omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, called lipoxins…
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Dallas health workers who treated Ebola case banned from travel

IANS/EFE Austin (Texas) – The authorities in Dallas have ordered 75 health workers who attended a patient who died of the Ebola virus to not…
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Hair Loss

Heads up: Those trendy man buns can cause the loss of your precious hair (w/video)

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI It’s a hairstyle being sported by cutting-edge, trendsetting men, but the man bun may be causing Vancouver’s hipsters to go bald….
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Parkinson’s disease progression may be reversed

IANS London – Certain drugs can help reverse the effects caused by Parkinson’s disease, a study on fruit flies shows. Mutations in a gene called…
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Apple-Facebook-freeze

Facebook, Apple to finance female staff freezing their ovaries

IANS San Francisco – Apple and Facebook have added an extra incentive to women considering working at the tech giants by giving female employees the…
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World Health Organization

Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO

IANS Geneva – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week…
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Bollywood

Canada-born Bollywood actress Lisa Ray plans cancer research institute in India

IANS Mumbai – Ever since Canada-born Indian actress Lisa Ray battled Multiple Myeloma, a form of cancer, she has campaigned for the cause and spoken…
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medical simulation

Cadaver shortage makes simulation best alternative for medical students

RUPESH DUTTA IANS  New Delhi – With India facing a grave shortage of cadavers in medical institutions to train its doctors, surgical simulation – replacing…
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Assisted dying

British Columbians support doctor-assisted death: polls

TIFFANY CRAWFORD POSTMEDIA NEWS A new poll says 87 per cent of British Columbians support assisted dying, while across Canada 84 per cent of respondents…
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Surrey doctor suspended for improper conduct with female patient

IAN AUSTIN VANCOUVER DESI A Surrey doctor has been suspended for up to three months for improper conduct with a female patient. The College of…
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