Culture

I might have been a Punjabi kudi in previous life: Danish singer

By Jaideep Sarin Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Dec 20 (IANS) — She is from Denmark and lives in the US, but it does not take... (more...)

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French cave of Chauvet reveals prehistoric rock art

By Javier Albisu Paris, Dec 20 (IANS/EFE) — The Chauvet cave in southern France will soon be welcoming visitors eager... (more...)

Rajesh Khanna a remarkable person: Salman Khurshid

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) — Former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid Friday termed the late Bollywood superstar... (more...)

Scientist Jayant Narlikar gets Sahitya Akademi Award

Mumbai/Pune, Dec 19 (IANS) — Astrophysicist Jayant V. Narlikar was Friday conferred the prestigious Sahitya Akademi... (more...)

Adil Jussawalla wins Sahitya Akademi Award 2014

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) — Poet and critic Adil Jussawall’s “Trying to Say Goodbye” is among eight... (more...)

Timeless exhibition of an ‘untimely calendar’

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) — The timeless of time and vagueness of infinity, the mysteries of the past and the uncertainties... (more...)

Stories of the brave and a few myths (IANS Books This Weekend)

Inspiring real-life stories and an incredible journey to a mythical land. The IANS bookshelf this weekend has best of both... (more...)

Surajkund fair from Feb 1, Lebanon partner country

Chandigarh, Dec 18 (IANS) — The 29th edition of the Surajkund International Crafts Mela (fair) will be held from Feb... (more...)

Disabled artists learn to paint with feet, mouth

Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) — Six disabled but gifted artists are brushing up their skills to paint with their feet and... (more...)

Tendulkar’s autobiography to be published in 8 languages

Pune, Dec 17 (IANS) — Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography “Playing It My Way”,... (more...)

Capturing artists in action and conversation

By Shilpa Raina Kochi, Dec 17 (IANS) — You might have come across names of Indian artists like Tyeb Mehta, Ram Kumar,... (more...)

E-cigarettes use rising among US teenagers: Survey

Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) — While use of cigarettes, alcohol and abuse of pain relievers among US teenagers has declined... (more...)

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Avoiding relapse, inviting happiness over the Holiday Season

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI The holiday season can be an especially challenging time for individuals in recovery from addictive behaviours. Holiday parties and celebrations with…
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Miss World

Bikini round removed from Miss World pageant

IANS London – The Miss World contest, which has been an annual feature since 1951, will no longer feature a swimsuit round in their competition,…
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Gallery: Wait for India’s Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2015 is almost over

VANCOUVER DESI The Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2015 is almost over. An Indian lifestyle channel will air the grand finale of the reality…
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Pakistani student who skipped school on the day of Taliban rampage ‘isn’t talking to anyone’

VANCOUVER DESI A 15-year-old student of Pakistan’s Army Public School  – which was bombed by the Taliban this week, killing 141 people, of which 132…
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Blogs

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Recipe: Crimson Crush – Gingery Ribena Cocktail

VANCOUVER DESI – JESSIE LEHAIL This Crimson Crush has a distinctive, yet spicy flavour that is refreshing with a bit of bubble. Plus it has…
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Avoiding relapse, inviting happiness over the Holiday Season

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI The holiday season can be an especially challenging time for individuals in recovery from addictive behaviours. Holiday parties and celebrations with…
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Volunteers loaded up toys for charities

8th Annual Victor Ghirra Toy Drive collects over 3500 toys!

HARVEY KOONER VANCOUVER DESI Victor Ghirra’s giving spirit is alive and well with help from the Benevolent Brotherhood Society, Ghirra family, the Co-operators Insurance agencies…
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Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes

Recipe: Perfect for Hanukkah – Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes

VANCOUVER DESI – JESSIE LEHAIL Sigh….these Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes are good. They’re very, very good. So don’t attempt them unless you’re willing to deal…
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Health Check

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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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Alcohol blackouts not funny at all

IANS New York – Some people think that alcohol-related blackouts, bad hangovers and outrageous behaviour at parties are funny. It is actually not. According to…
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How old do you feel? The answer might help predict your death: Study

LINDSEY TANNER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – How old do you feel? Think carefully — the answer might help predict how much longer you’ll live….
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Is Vancouver ruining yoga? India thinks so (w/ video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Vancouverites have a passion for yoga. Studios have become as commonplace as coffee shops and sushi joints in the city, but…
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Drinking from chemical-laden cans may raise BP

IANS Seoul – Think again before you pick up that can from the department store for your favourite food or drink for it may lead…
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FAILED CATARACT SURGERIES

At least 24 poor, elderly patients go blind after free cataract surgery in north India

CHONCHUI NGASHANGVA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Authorities ordered an investigation Friday after at least 24 poor and elderly people went blind following cataract…
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20 Pakistani children infected with HIV after blood transfusions

VANCOUVER DESI Nearly 20 children in Pakistan have tested positive for HIV after receiving blood transfusions, an international news agency has reported. According to Reuters,…
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Don’t ignore cancer symptoms

IANS London – Perhaps driven by fear, people often prefer to dismissing potential warning signs of cancer, thereby putting their lives at risk, says a…
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An Indian family’s strange wedding gift request: Pledge to donate blood and organs

VANCOUVER DESI Instead of the traditional gold and valuables, a Gujarati wedding on Sunday issued a strange gift request – for guests to donate blood…
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