Books

Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Prasoon Joshi named for Padma Shri

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) — Acclaimed filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and celebrated writer-lyricist and ad guru Prasoon... (more...)

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Advani, Dilip Kumar, Amitabh conferred Padma Vibhushan (Roundup)

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) — BJP leader L.K. Advani, spiritual leader and philanthropist Aga Khan, actors Dilip Kumar... (more...)

Carnatic singer Sudha Raghunathan gets Padma Bhushan

Chennai, Jan 25 (IANS) — Popular Carnatic composer and vocalist Sudha Raghunathan was Sunday named for the Padma Bhushan... (more...)

Architecture without people is dead space: French artist

Kochi, Jan 25 (IANS) — Architecture was simply a tool for people to connect with their consciousness, and any created... (more...)

Indian National Anthem in Big B’s baritone for R-Day

Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) — Describing as “divine” the residence of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore here,... (more...)

Father was never credited for dacoit films: Jaya Bachchan

Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) — Actress Jaya Bachchan, daughter of noted journalist and writer Taroon Coomar Bhaduri, who... (more...)

Modi’s talent for sound-bytes not matched by action: Tharoor’s new book

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s penchant for sound-bytes is not often accompanied by... (more...)

Kochi art exhibition overwhelms Qatari university team

Kochi, Jan 24 (IANS) — The cosmopolitanism of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) 2014 has fascinated a visiting group... (more...)

Mobile app for Kolkata Book Fair visitors

Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) — Visitors to the 39th International Kolkata Book Fair, that begins Jan 28, now have assistance... (more...)

Sanjaya Baru not an expert on father: Manmohan’s daughter

Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) — Clarifying that her book on her father and former prime minister Manmohan Singh was not a... (more...)

Of kachoris and samosas at Jaipur Lit Fest (Foodie Trail-Jaipur)

By Anil Sharma Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) — , For Raj Kumar, literature is far from being the reason to be at the ongoing... (more...)

Manmohan’s daughter putting together everything he said in 10 years

Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) — Author Daman Singh, daughter of former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Saturday said she failed... (more...)

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Bollywood dance guru Shiamak Davar gets Canadian dignitaries grooving with a dance lesson

VANCOUVER DESI A number of Canadian dignitaries got their very own personal dance lesson from the guru of Bollywood dance himself, Shiamak Davar, while attending…
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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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Former Vancouver notary public fined $33 million for fraud related to multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme

JAMES KELLER THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — A former notary in Vancouver who allegedly spent almost a decade collecting at least $100 million from investors…
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South Asian senior woman gets PR

After years of lobbying, 84-year-old South Asian woman secure in Canada

JEFF BELL TIMES COLONIST VANCOUVER ISLAND — Surjit Bhandal, the 84-year-old Saanich woman whose family successfully fought for her to be able to stay in Canada, has…
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Blogs

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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A man reads the latest issue of French weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo bearing a cartoon of Prophet Mohammed at a French bookseller in Abidjan on January 19, 2015. SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images

The Paris Massacre: Two wrongs don’t make a right

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  Freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media is a right, enshrined in legislation/law,…
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Wrong? Right?

Who is the Next Dr. King?

RAYMON GREWAL VANCOUVER DESI Monday was a great day to remember Martin Luther King Jr, but America still falls short of paying real tribute to…
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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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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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