Art

‘India’s decision to recriminalise homosexuality a backward move’

By Shilpa Raina Jaipur, Jan 29 (IANS) — Of the six novels Welsh author Sarah Waters has written, five have lesbian... (more...)

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Bharat Rang Mahotsav to ‘break borders’ with theatre performances

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) — The Bharat Rang Mahotsav – the National School of Drama’s annual theatre festival... (more...)

Celebrating the talent of the northeast with music, fashion, food

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) — It was an enthralling evening of music, fashion and food with heartwarming performances... (more...)

Delhi to celebrate craft of traditional storytelling

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) — From Tamil Nadu’s ancient tradition of naratting stories with a unique musical instrument... (more...)

Bengal delta facing ecological catastrophe: Amitav Ghosh

Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) — Warning that the Bengal Delta in South Asia is facing an “ecological catastrophe”... (more...)

At India Art Fair, a reminder of Kashmir floods

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) — The audience at the upcoming India Art Fair will visit a traditional Kashmiri house with... (more...)

Jaipur Litfest: Going from strength to strength (IANS Review)

By Shilpa Raina Jaipur, Jan 28 (IANS) — Why does society have a biased view about writers dealing with sex or about... (more...)

Is Mumtaz Mahal’s body mummified in Taj Mahal?

By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Jan 28 (IANS) — The mystery surrounding Mumtaz Mahal’s burial at the Taj Mahal has deepened... (more...)

Focus on Afghanistan, not Kashmir, India and Pakistan urged

By Vikas Datta Jaipur, Jan 28 (IANS) — Afghanistan, not Kashmir, can be the issue for India and Pakistan to resume... (more...)

Seven books penned by Mamata released at Kolkata book fair inauguration

Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) — Seven books penned by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee were released at the 39th... (more...)

NSE comes to Kolkata Book Fair for awareness

Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) — The National Stock Exchange (NSE) is participating in this year’s International Kolkata... (more...)

NSE to participate in Kolkata Book Fair

Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) — The National Stock Exchange (NSE) Tuesday said it will participate in next month’s International... (more...)

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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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DEVGAN

Bollywood film that was to shoot in Alberta ‘indefinitely postponed’

ERIC VOLMERS CALGARY HERALD Don’t brush up your Bollywood dance moves yet, Alberta. Shivay, a Hindi film that was set to start filming in the Rocky Mountains…
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File photo: The new Surrey City Hall in Surrey, B.C., December 29, 2014. Arlen Redekop/PNG

Surrey named one of top seven most intelligent communities in the world

AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — The City of Surrey has been named one of the Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2015 by New York-based think…
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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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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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Speaking to the Burnaby Board of Trade

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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Desi-weird news

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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Sex show

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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science-early childhood education

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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anti-ageing medicine

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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Ageless skin-beauty-anti-ageing

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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