Octoberfest 2014 – heady mix of soulful Indian renditions, western beats (Review)

By Nivedita Bangalore, Oct 22 (IANS) — Those looking for unforgettable music experience, will surely vouch for Kingfisher... (more...)

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Get glimpses of Nobel laureates’ inspirational lives(Lead)

By Shilpa Raina New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) — A bicycle and a book on mathematics belonging to economist Amartya Sen,... (more...)

Sydney Opera House lights up for Diwali

Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) — The Sydney Opera House was lit up in a vibrant orange colour to celebrate Diwali, the Indian... (more...)

Archaeologists discover lost Sphinx head in Greece

Athens, Oct 22 (IANS/EFE) — Archaeologists excavating the tomb of Amphipolis in northern Greece have uncovered the... (more...)

Malaysian Indians celebrate Diwali

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 22 (IANS) — Malaysian Indians and people of the Hindu faith Wednesday celebrated Diwali with a great... (more...)

Gopalaswami to head Kalakshetra Foundation

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) — Former chief election commissioner N. Gopalaswami was Wednesday appointed chairman of the... (more...)

Artefacts of ten national museums digitised

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) — More than 11,000 art objects from ten museums have been digitised to make these national... (more...)

Bengali folk rock, rap highlights of Kolkata youth fest

Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) — An eclectic mix of Bengali folk music with a modern twist, Bengali rap and a dash of ‘Swatantrata... (more...)

Sound & Light shows at three Odisha heritage sites

Bhubaneswar, Oct 21 (IANS) — The Odisha government Tuesday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the the India... (more...)

Seeing India through the lens – from Ethiopia

By Hadra Ahmed Adiis Ababa, Oct 21 (IANS) — In a unique peek into the wonder that is India, the Indian embassy in Ethiopia... (more...)

Diverse mix of books in DSC Prize 2014 longlist

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) — Ten books, penned by authors from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, are in the... (more...)

Festival of Indian languages themed around translations

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) — Celebrating the transnational relevance of translations, 90 speakers would deliberate and... (more...)

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Diwali celebrations in Vancouver and Surrey

DiwaliFest celebrates its 11th anniversary from Oct. 17 to 26 at various sites in Surrey and Vancouver. Diwali Celebration Friday, Oct. 24 at Firehall Centre…
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Canada is Losing the Values War

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The dreaded happened in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a quiet historic town in Quebec. Many years ago I stayed there for a…
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Butter Chicken

Light up Diwali with this delicious dinner: Butter Chicken, Basmati Rice with Peas, Chickpea Masala and Gulab Jamun

Indian festival is a fine reason for a feast BAL ARNESON POSTMEDIA NEWS Diwali is India’s biggest festival. People light candles and divas (small Indian…
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Heartbreaking photos of two elephants electrocuted in India

IANS Siliguri – Two elephants, including a female, were electrocuted in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district Saturday, an official said. The tuskers were found in a…
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Facebook photo showing Martin Rouleau

Canada is Losing the Values War

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The dreaded happened in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a quiet historic town in Quebec. Many years ago I stayed there for a…
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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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Health Check

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Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

IANS New York – Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just…
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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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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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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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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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