Mysuru decked out for coronation of new king

By Fakir Balaji Mysuru (Karnataka), May 27 (IANS) — Mysuru, the cultural capital of Karnataka known the world over... (more...)

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Jackie Chan opens acting school in China

Beijing, May 27 (IANS/EFE) — Martial arts movie star Jackie Chan, one of Asia’s most famous actors, has founded... (more...)

Tweak your lifestyle a bit and manage diabetes well (Book Review)

By Nishant Arora Book: Understanding Type 2 Diabetes; Author: Merlin Thomas; Publisher: Pan Macmillan India; Pages: 277;... (more...)

Earliest depiction of music scene in Israeli archaeology discovered

Jerusalem, May 26 (IANS) — Israeli archaeologists found what they think is Israel’s most ancient depiction of... (more...)

Artist sells other’s Instagram photo for $90,000

London, May 26 (IANS) — Controversial artist Richard Prince has struck again, this time around selling someone’s... (more...)

Vietnam’s ‘Ceramic King’ has over 100,000 antiques

Ho Chi Minh City, May 26 (IANS) — After almost 25 years of collecting antique ceramic items, a Vietnamese man has accumulated... (more...)

Women’s power extends beyond banking: Naina Lal Kidwai (IANS Interview)

By Aparajita Gupta New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) — Women have broken through the glass ceiling not just in India’s... (more...)

Russia to showcase 4.7 kg gold nugget

Moscow, May 25 (IANS) — A 4.788 kg gold nugget named Irendyk Bear will be exhibited under 24-hour police guard in the... (more...)

Abstract artwork of five artists on show in Delhi

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) — Abstract works of iconic painter S.H. Raza along with four other artists are on display... (more...)

India reaches out to Indonesia’s Buddhist community

Jakarta, May 25 (IANS) — India has reached out to the large Buddhist community in Indonesia, which has the world’s... (more...)

Syrian air force strikes IS targets in Palmyra

Damascus, May 25 (IANS) — The Syrian air force has struck at positions of Islamic State (IS) militants in the ancient... (more...)

Unique exhibition to bring sights of Delhi to Italians

Rome, May 25 (IANS) — A unique interplay of verse and drawings will bring the spirit of Delhi’s landmark sites,... (more...)

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Media-savvy Narendra Modi’s one year in photos as India’s prime minister

VANCOUVER DESI Check out photos of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he completes one year in office. Modi is one of India’s most social…
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Surrey Shooting

‘This is really close to home’: Two cars exchange gunfire in Surrey neighbourhood

CHERYL CHAN VANCOUVER DESI Another bout of gunfire rocked a Surrey neighbourhood Sunday evening. Newton resident Doug Elford tweeted about hearing gunfire outside his home…
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Masturbation causes pregnant hands in afterlife, says Turkish preacher

HINDUSTAN TIMES An Islamic televangelist from Turkey has created a storm on social media by claiming that any man who masturbates will find his hands…
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Migrant women fear speaking out about sexual harassment in Florida’s farms

EMILIO J. LOPEZ IANS/EFE Miami – Women working on Florida’s farms, most of them undocumented immigrants, are constantly exposed to sexual harassment, workers’ rights activists…
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Vancouver non-profit gives a free wedding

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI A local non-profit, by the name of A Wish to Wed is giving a unique gift to a beautiful BC couple.  The…
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Indian chef-recipes

Food blogger’s delicious global recipes influenced in part by her Indian heritage

LAURA BREHAUT POSTMEDIA NEWS Kitchen notebooks are often sauce-splattered and dog-eared. The best contain shortcuts, secrets, and tried-and-true recipes. They are valuable records, illustrating changing…
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Marathon Running for the First Time with World Vision

On May 3rd 2015, I took part in a marathon for the very first time in my life. As a teenager, I enjoy exercise whether…
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NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Everyone is born from a mother. And, even if individuals are separated from their biological mothers after birth, ideally they receive…
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100 year journey

In the 1940s, Kuldeep Singh Bains was instrumental in getting Indo-Canadians the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Avtar Bains always knew his father, Kuldeep, was a pillar of the community, but he was reminded just how giant a…
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Ossie Kaur Thandi’s family was just one of seven Indo-Canadian families living in New West in 1934

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ossie Kaur was 16 years old when she left her childhood home in the Lower Mainland to travel alone to India….
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football-100year journey

B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Ranjit Mattu mentored many football stars

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Even as a child, Ranjit Mattu knew he had game. From his first play on the field of Mount Pleasant Elementary,…
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Dharm Singh Gill changed the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing turbans at work

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Little did Dharm Singh Gill realize that an act of heroism would change the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing their…
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Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Karm Singh Mattu was born to fly. As a teen in the 1930s, he ran away from his Vancouver home to…
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Health Check

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Frequent female blood donors often at risk of iron deficiency: study

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI In her health care job, Jackie Hannaford is well aware of the need for blood donations and willingly rolls up her…
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The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health study.

New immigrant women sought for B.C. Centre for Disease Control health study

BURNABY NOW The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has put out a call for Greater Vancouver women from India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong…
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Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

JILL BARKER MONTREAL GAZETTE A battle is waging in the scientific journals between several prominent health and fitness experts. In one corner are physicians Aseem Malhotra,…
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The strength of your grip may be a more accurate predictor of your risk of a heart attack or stroke than the standard blood pressure test.
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Why a weak handshake is bad news for your heart

LAURA DONNELLY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH The strength of your handshake could indicate the chance of a futureheart attack, a major study suggests. Researchers found that…
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