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...)

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Festival of Indian languages themed around translations

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

Clean India message on Taj Mahal tickets

Agra, Oct 20 (IANS) — The entrance tickets to the Taj Mahal mausoleum now bear the stamp of Prime Minister Narendra... (more...)

Interrogating a male’s body the Broota way

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) — In the early 1980s, it was with the “Man Series” that Rameshwar Broota received... (more...)

Bengal’s folk music to enthrall Reunion Island this Diwali

Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) — West Bengal’s folk music will set the tune for the Diwali festival at the Reunion Island,... (more...)

I’m not the best writer, but the bestselling writer: Chetan Bhagat

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) — He admits he may not be in the same league as the literary greats of India when it comes... (more...)

‘India must come to terms with its military history’

By Vishnu Makhijani New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) — India, which contributed over four million soldiers during the two World... (more...)

I’m not the best writer, but the bestselling writer: Chetan Bhagat

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) — He admits he may not be in the same league as the literary greats of India when it comes... (more...)

The Westerns and their first family, the Sacketts (Column: Bookends)

By Vikas Datta It is a typically American genre unable to be transplanted anywhere outside its home but still immensely popular... (more...)

In Kullu Valley, 534 gods ‘live’ with people, says book

By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Oct 19 (IANS) — They travel, play, get angry and demand penance. They are the 534 “live”... (more...)

Indian Museum to tap British know-how for spruce-up

By Sahana Ghosh Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) — The 200-year-old Indian Museum, said to be the oldest in the Asia-Pacific... (more...)

Books of many shades(IANS Books This Weekend)

From decoding global operations to comparative analysis of India and China; from technology to a fictional tale – this... (more...)

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Most South Asians and Chinese in B.C. have faced discrimination based on ethnicity

A quarter reported experiencing moderate or significant amounts of discrimination DOUGLAS TODD VANCOUVER DESI  Stereotyping. Verbal harassment. Poor customer service. Workplace unfairness. Exclusion from dating….
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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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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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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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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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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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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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