Features

New talent slowly edging out ageing Malayalam superstars (Cinema Trend)

By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 26 (IANS) — It’s time for the three “ageing superstars” of... (more...)

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Every Sunday, Delhi’s ‘heart’ pulsates with energy

By Rahul Vaishnavi New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) — Skateboarding on the roads of Connaught Place or cycling around the bustling... (more...)

Are our schools safe?

By Shradha Chettri and Shweta Sharma New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) — Every day, as her four-year-old daughter cheerfully... (more...)

Afghan women drivers: A rare, cherished scene

Kabul, Aug 24 (IANS) — In many countries, to see women drivers on streets is a familiar sight. In China and many European... (more...)

Sitting is the new smoking, so get off your bottom (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi A friend once called me “a fat, lazy slob”. I chose to interpret this as a compliment. Denial... (more...)

Anglo-Indian heirloom cuisine festival at Taj-Connemara (Foodie Trail-Chennai)

By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) — It’s an heirloom Anglo-Indian cuisine food festival at the... (more...)

Britain plans age rating for music videos

London, Aug 18 (IANS) — In a bid to protect children from inappropriate content, British Prime Minister David Cameron... (more...)

Record footfalls at Taj fails to cheer hoteliers

By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Aug 18 (IANS) — A record number of people visited the Taj Mahal Sunday, with footfalls crossing... (more...)

Bengal to sell heritage textiles online for global shoppers (Business Feature)

By Sahana Ghosh Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) — Reputed for its exquisite collection of heritage textiles, the 60-year-old... (more...)

These two horses missed Red Fort I -Day function after 17 years

By Alok Singh New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) — Unlike previous years, Sonam and Sikander could not participate in the Independence... (more...)

Goa’s ghumot percussion instrument set for makeover (Music Feature)

By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Aug 15 (IANS) — Whether the purists like it or not, the ghumot, one of Goa’s... (more...)

How e-commerce met my deepest, darkest fantasies (The Funny Side)

By Nuru Vittachi Woohoo! The whole e-commerce thing is a brilliant development for guys like my son and myself, who HATE... (more...)

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Gallery: India prepares to welcome elephant-headed Lord Ganesha

VANCOUVER DESI Preparations for Ganesh Chaturthi, a festival marking the birth of the elephant-headed god, have taken off in India as Hindus prepare to welcome…
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Witches Burned Victim Alive In Front Of Family

Witches burn Indian dad alive in a bizarre ritual in front of his wife and 10-year-old son

CEN AGENCY Witches who burned a man alive after chopping off his arms in a bizarre ritual have been seized by police in central India….
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Baby born with two faces in India fighting for life (Warning: Graphic content)

VANCOUVER DESI A baby born with two faces and four eyes is fighting for her life at a hospital in western India, according to Ruptly….
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City of Vancouver gives multicultural society the boot

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI The Vancouver Multicultural Society‚Äôs 40th anniversary celebrations have hit a major snag after the city issued the group notice of eviction…
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Blogs

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Winter Weddings: Is it truly worth it?

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Don’t be surprised if you have received an invitation to a wedding in November or December. ¬†Over the years, I have…
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How is it possible that a fifth of Indian politicians have criminal charges against them?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Narendra Modi stresses the importance of politicians to come together to protect the women of India. According to the…
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Wedding Wonderland: The art of being a good host

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Hosting any party is a chore and a half but it’s a whole new ball game when it’s a wedding that…
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Chicken Soup for the Seoul: How our Korean vacation moved us (in more ways than one)

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI “The most important thing in life is sincerity.” At least that’s what our Korean tour guide, SP, informed us via his…
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Health Check

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International student in Ottawa launches campaign to raise money for new prosthetic leg

MEGHAN HURLEY OTTAWA CITIZEN A Carleton University PhD student from¬†Malaysia has launched¬†a fundraising campaign to replace his worn-out¬†prosthetic leg. Selvan Mohan, 24,¬†was born without a…
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South Surrey clinic places public ‚Äėat risk,‚Äô says document filed in Supreme Court

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI A South Surrey clinic has ‚Äúplaced members of the public at risk‚ÄĚ by falsely claiming to be naturopathic doctors and administering…
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India’s Rice Bucket Challenge gives a ‘meaningful twist’ to ALS ice bucket challenge

VANCOUVER DESI India has created its own ‚Äúdesi‚ÄĚ version of the ALS ice bucket challenge that has swept the globe. While the original icy cold…
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This April 7, 2014 file photo shows a Yemeni health worker giving a boy a polio vaccine during a house to house polio immunization campaign in Sanaa, Yemen. Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File

Best polio vaccine? Oral and injectable, used in tandem, new study says

HELEN BRANSWELL THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — For decades scientists have debated whether injectable or oral polio vaccine is the best option for trying to…
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Obesity guru

I don’t think that obesity is a laughing matter: Doctor takes the comic route to teach Canadians about obesity

EDMONTON – Dr. Arya Sharma, one of the leading experts on obesity in Canada, doesn’t make fat jokes. But he still pokes fun at the…
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Eight-year-old Indian boy’s swollen hands are larger than his head

VANCOUVER DESI Kaleem, an eight-year-old Indian boy suffering from a mystery condition has puzzled doctors after his hands swelled to giant proportions and are larger…
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Doctors remove unborn child’s skeleton from woman’s womb after 36 years

VANCOUVER DESI In an unusual surgery, doctors in India removed the skeleton of an unborn baby from its mother’s womb after 36 years, the Press…
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Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in transit on her way to India

ADAM SCHRECK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Nigerian woman who arrived on a flight to the United Arab Emirates capital of…
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8,000-year-old gene key to Tibetans’ high altitude adaptation, study finds

IANS Washington – In a major breakthrough, US researchers have found a genetic cause – a single DNA base pair change that dates back 8,000…
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Doctor-violence-Mexico

Female doctor who alleged torture by a patient’s relatives for delivering stillborn baby boy made it up to get boyfriend back

CEN AGENCY Mexican police say the alleged torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead never existed and that the female victim made…
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Canada to donate experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

IANS/EFE Toronto – Canada has said it will donate to the World Health Organisation (WHO) up to 1,000 doses of an experimental vaccine against the…
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Female doctor brutally tortured and left to die after delivering stillborn baby boy

CEN AGENCY Torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead are believed to be relatives of a woman whose baby was delivered stillborn…
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