Features

seeing local talents in music festivals I feel good: Lucky Ali

By Nivedita Bangalore, Oct 20 (IANS) — Bollywood singer, composer and notable figure in the Indian music industry Lucky... (more...)

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Nooba eatery brings China closer with authentic ingredients (Foodie Trail – Gurgaon)

By Natalia Ningthoujam Gurgaon, Oct 19 (IANS) — Here’s one more choice for those on the lookout for authentic... (more...)

It’s ladoos over chocolates for Indians during Diwali (Foodie Trail)

By Rahul Vaishnavi New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) — Despite stiff competition from attractively packed imported chocolates,... (more...)

Autocorrect fails that can change your life (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi My most hated computer error message is: “Warning: Keyboard not found. Press enter to continue.”... (more...)

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Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi wants to follow in Angelina Jolie’s footsteps

Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi. (MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images) IANS New Delhi – Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi... (more...)

This Robin Hood Army feeds the homeless (Social Feature)

By Shilpa Raina New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) — Every Sunday, at around 8.30 p.m., a group of volunteers in green t-shirts... (more...)

Sanitation workers live a life of utter neglect (Special Focus)

By Rupesh Dutta and Gaurav Sharma New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) — With a spade in his right hand, 30-year-old Sudesh enters... (more...)

Despair, sorrow sweep flood-hit Meghalaya

By Raymond Kharmujai Tura (Meghalaya), Oct 10 (IANS) — “I don’t know what to do and how to resume my life,”... (more...)

medical simulation

Cadaver shortage makes simulation best alternative for medical students

Nurses from the Montreal General Hospital take part in training session on spinal surgery at the McGill Medical Simulation... (more...)

Kill a pest and karma’s going to get you (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi A tiny lizard has been clinging to the wall behind me for two hours. I want to change the TV channel but... (more...)

Israel to launch plan to fight high poverty rate

Jerusalem, Oct 7 (IANS) — Israel’s Minister of Welfare Meir Cohen announced Monday that the government is set... (more...)

United colours of Modi in America

By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) — Narendra Modi was dressed for the occasion wherever he went, but the diverse... (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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MINOR ATACKED

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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Vancouver Desi

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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Blogs

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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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Bollywood

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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