A lot can be learnt from tribal communities: President

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) — Appreciating gender behaviour and relations in tribal communities, President Pranab Mukherjee... (more...)

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Exhibition raises concerns over gender inequality

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) — A girl in class 10 writes “it feels really sad to know you all feel that women are... (more...)

Malayalam play wins maximum awards at META

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) — Malayalam play “Mathi” won the top honours, including best director, best... (more...)

Italian police recover Picasso work valued at $16 mn

Rome, March 28 (IANS/EFE) — Italian police recovered a painting by Pablo Picasso, valued at $16 million, which had... (more...)

A not-so straight take on homosexuality (Theatre Review)

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) — What happens when a play is based on the sensitive subject of homosexuality in India and... (more...)

A mother’s dilemma, a virtual world, Nepal (IANS Books This Weekend)

The nightmare of being the mother of a 27-year-old, looking at a relationship through the lens of virtual reality and a journey... (more...)

Indian theatre productions to be staged in Slovenia

Ljubljana, March 27 (IANS) — Two theatre productions from India will be staged for the first time in a week-long theatre... (more...)

Indian poet-diplomat new director of London’s Nehru Centre

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) — Poet-diplomat Abhay K. has been appointed the new director of the Nehru Centre, London. He... (more...)

Kipling’s birthplace to become tourist attraction

Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) — The heritage bungalow in south Mumbai where author and Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling was... (more...)

‘Broken Horses’ to release in novel form globally

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) — Indian filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s maiden Hollywood venture “Broken Horses”... (more...)

Modi’s defining trait is determination, says British author

By Prashant Sood New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s defining trait is determination... (more...)

Indian-American Akhil Sharma wins Folio literary prize

London, March 24 (IANS) — Indian-American writer Akhil Sharma has won the second annual Folio prize for fiction for... (more...)

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World Cup final

Underarm incident recalled as Australia-New Zealand rivalry rekindles in World Cup final

STEVE MCMORRAN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MELBOURNE, Australia — Relations between New Zealand and Australia at a political level have regained their natural cordiality in the…
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Cricket World Cup

Clarke’s Australians prepare to take on unpopular role in the World Cup final vs New Zealand

JOHN PYE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MELBOURNE, Australia — Win or lose, Michael Clarke and his Australian teammates are probably going to be portrayed as the…
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India-Australia-weird news

Youth cut his tongue as sacrifice at an Indian temple for nation’s cricket victory

IANS Chennai – In a senseless act, a cricket crazy youth in Tamil Nadu offered the tip of his tongue as a sacrifice at a…
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Freedom-Section 66A-India

Teenager shoots himself after father bans Facebook chat

IANS Lucknow - A 14-year-old boy shot himself Thursday after his father reprimanded him for chatting too often on social networking site Facebook, police said. The…
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Messy Bedroom with quote

Simplify Your Space for Spring

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI “There exists within each of us a natural state of simple and open awareness in which we feel happy, light, and…
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Pt. Yogesh Samsi

Calling all Tabla students, teachers and artists to Surrey

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI  Pandit Yogesh Samsi will be conducting a 4-day Tabla workshop series from March 30 to April 2 and a Solo table concert on…
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Harnoor Gill is volunteering at the World Vision Canada headquarers in Mississauga, Ontario

Ready, Set, Fundraise!

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI A fitness goal is unlike any other goal in this world and it’s a goal in life that almost everyone strives…
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Vancouver Canucks

Whitest Brown Guy: Not your typical Hockey Dad

RANDY SANGHA VANCOUVER DESI So here I am at the tail of end of the ice hockey season.  No, not those guys…what are they called,…
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Health Check


When my life was interrupted by cancer

HINDUSTAN TIMES As Benjamin Franklin pointed out, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. The latter comes as a grim reminder every…
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delivery-emergency landing

Woman goes into labour on board Qatar Airways flight, gives birth before emergency landing

THE CANADIAN PRESS The passenger load on a Qatar Airways flight grew by one when a woman went into labour and delivered her baby before…
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Vancouver-health check

Measles alert issued in Vancouver

VANCOUVER DESI Travellers aboard an Air China flight to Vancouver may have been exposed to the measles virus, say local health officials. Vancouver Coastal Health…
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cancer treatment

Popular artificial sweetener may treat aggressive cancers

IANS New York – Once considered as a possible carcinogen, the artificial sweetener saccharin could actually lead to the development of drugs capable of combating…
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Colorado-horrific tragedy

‘She cut me.… I’m pregnant’: Police release woman’s 911 call after unborn baby ‘removed’ from womb

WASHINGTON POST A 26-year-old pregnant woman in Colorado, spotting a Craigslist ad for baby clothes, drove to the home of the woman who placed the…
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Medical clipboard and stethoscope

Wealth behind decline in number of reproducing males

IANS New York – Researchers have discovered a dramatic decline in genetic diversity in male lineages four to eight thousand years ago — likely the…
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‘We should be eating things that taste good’

Vancouver doctor says scientific evidence supports eating whatever you like RICHARD WATTS TIME COLONIST Dr. John Sloan, a B.C. family doctor, treats his coffee like…
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patient and surgeon

Inspired Life: A Stanford neurosurgeon’s parting wisdom about life and time

WASHINGTON POST In residency, there’s a saying: The days are long, but the years are short. In neurosurgical training, the day usually began a little…
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Indian doctors use glue to fix patient’s bleeding lung

IANS New Delhi – A 60-year-old patient suffering from massive hemoptysis underwent a rare treatment process in which his blood vessel was fixed with a…
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Want in vitro treatment? Must vow you have had lots and lots of sex first

THE CANADIAN PRESS Quebec women who want government-financed in vitro fertilization will have to sign a statement saying they have been sexually active for a…
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