Books

Telugu book ‘Cinema Ga Cinema’ wins National Award

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) — Journalist-turned-author Nandagopal’s Telugu book “Cinema Ga Cinema”... (more...)

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Manmohan Singh super PM: Priyanka Gandhi

Amethi/New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) — Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Tuesday called Manmohan Singh a “super PM” and... (more...)

An artist paints canvas using trash

Delhi, April 15 (IANS) — Thin strips of leather replicate strokes of oil paint in the canvases of artist Anita Ahuja,... (more...)

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Prince Charles did not support Salman Rushdie over The Satanic Verses, reveals author

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales did not support Indian author Salman Rushdie for his ‘Satanic Verses’. IANS London... (more...)

Indian author wins UK Writers’ Forum award

London, April 15 (IANS) — Nikhil Chandwani, a promising poet and writer, has become the first Indian author to receive... (more...)

Bismillah’s crumbling birthplace: Testimony to broken promises in Bihar (Election Special)

By Imran Khan Dumraon (Bihar), April 15 (IANS) — Jawaharlal Nehru had invited him to play at Delhi’s Red Fort... (more...)

Bangalore-born Vijay Seshadri wins Pulitzer for poetry

By Arun Kumar Washington, April 15 (IANS) — Bangalore born Indian-American poet Vijay Seshadri has won the 2014 Pulitzer... (more...)

Indian classical dance captivates Egyptians

Cairo, April 14 (IANS) — The “India by the Nile” festival 2014 has brought yet another Indian classical... (more...)

PM couldn’t control cabinet ministers: Parakh

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) — Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had little control over his cabinet colleagues leading to... (more...)

Gopi Warrier’s plays enthral audiences in London

Kochi, April 14 (IANS) — UK-based Indian poet-playwright Gopi Warrier’s two plays – “Ego of the Yogis”... (more...)

After two phase of polling, Assam celebrates Rongali Bihu

Guwahati, April 14 (IANS) — After two phases of hectic campaigning and balloting for the Lok Sabha polls in Assam,... (more...)

Art auction raises Rs.five crore for charity

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) — The late M.F. Husain’s “Mother Teresa” painting was sold for Rs.1.6... (more...)

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The sheer awe of Amritsar

VANCOUVER DESI Amritsar, literally a Pool of Nectar, derives its name from Amrit Sarovar, the holy tank that surrounds the splendid Golden Temple. Guru Ramdas,…
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Vaisakhi recipes and the concept of free kitchens

VANCOUVER DESI Food, especially feeding others for free, is a central philosophy of Sikhism. Sikhs do not have many strict rules regarding food but many…
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New York police ends Muslim surveillance program that sparked outrage

TOM HAYS And JAKE PEARSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The New York Police Department said Tuesday it has disbanded a special unit whose efforts to…
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Blogs

Coupon Queen: How To Save Money On Your BC Hydro Bill

RUBY BEDI BAINS VANCOUVER DESI The recent 9% BC Hydro rate increase was no April Fools’ prank.  Did it motivate you to find ways to save?…
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Democracy: A blessing with a touch of curse

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  It was an irresistible sunny winter morning of 1956. Civics teacher Ras Bihari Johri invited us – the grade eleven students…
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Wicked Cricket: Vancouver Windies’ victorious third time in a row

VIDU SAHABANDU VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Windies bagged another victory on Sunday and are looking forward to a fourth to make it to the semifinals. Captain…
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TASTE INDIA: Chicken with Cashews and Mango Sauce

Indian dishes made simple with Bal Arneson’s latest cookbook featuring tasty seasoning combinations JULIAN ARMSTRONG POSTMEDIA NEWS Indian cooking has become ever more popular, thanks…
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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

KAY JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — India’s stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has…
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Indian city bans selfies inside polling booths (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI The next selfie you snap could land you in jail – for Indian voters at least. According to Indian news publication the Bangalore…
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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

IANS Agra – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “toffee model” of development that only…
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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

IANS Hazaribagh/Bhagalpur – BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his “toffee model” jibe, and…
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India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greets his supporters as he arrives to address an election rally in Vaishali, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition’s prime ministerial…
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Women comprise half of Indian voters, but remain marginalized despite formidable women leaders

NIRMALA GEORGE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SARAI, India — Trudging home after a long day harvesting wheat, Veena Devi has little time for the political workers…
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Indian Congress Party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi gestures to supporters during a rally in New Delhi on April 6, 2014. Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Democracy: A blessing with a touch of curse

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  It was an irresistible sunny winter morning of 1956. Civics teacher Ras Bihari Johri invited us – the grade eleven students…
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