Features

When Ethiopians joined hands with Indians to celebrate Diwali

By Hadra Ahmed Addis Ababa, Oct 22 (IANS) — This year in Ethiopia, the celebration of Diwali, the Indian festival of... (more...)

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India’s ‘five sixers’ do important business in the Philippines (Diaspora Feature)

By Ranjana Narayan Manila, Oct 22 (IANS) — They are known as the “five sixers” in local parlance, are considered... (more...)

After dal makhni comes chicken with lentils (Foodie Trail)

By Monish Gujral Lentils are a good source of proteins. All mothers are always busy forcing bland blended dal down their... (more...)

Shoot like a pro this Diwali with DSLR camera (Technology Feature) (Diwali is on Oct 23)

By Somrita Ghosh New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) — For 22-year-old student Ridhima Shukla, taking pictures like a professional... (more...)

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...)

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...)

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Diwali celebrations in Vancouver and Surrey

DiwaliFest celebrates its 11th anniversary from Oct. 17 to 26 at various sites in Surrey and Vancouver. Diwali Celebration Friday, Oct. 24 at Firehall Centre…
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Canada is Losing the Values War

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The dreaded happened in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a quiet historic town in Quebec. Many years ago I stayed there for a…
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Light up Diwali with this delicious dinner: Butter Chicken, Basmati Rice with Peas, Chickpea Masala and Gulab Jamun

Indian festival is a fine reason for a feast BAL ARNESON POSTMEDIA NEWS Diwali is India’s biggest festival. People light candles and divas (small Indian…
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Heartbreaking photos of two elephants electrocuted in India

IANS Siliguri – Two elephants, including a female, were electrocuted in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district Saturday, an official said. The tuskers were found in a…
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Blogs

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Canada is Losing the Values War

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The dreaded happened in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a quiet historic town in Quebec. Many years ago I stayed there for a…
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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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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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Health Check

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Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

IANS New York – Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just…
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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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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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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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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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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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