Features

Russian universities woo Indian students

By Alessandro Belli Moscow, May 23 (IANS) — “It is time to study in Russia.” That is the message for students... (more...)

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They survived Nepal’s quake but lost livelihood

By Vishal Gulati Ramkot (Nepal), May 22 (IANS) — When 23-year-old Shalendar Lama of this village located in the western... (more...)

Zone by The Park : Where contemporary luxury blends with local flavours (Travelogue)

By Somrita Ghosh Jaipur, May 22 (IANS) — The mere thought of Jaipur conjures up visions of shimmering sand, magnificent... (more...)

Thieves steal entire road, inspiring us to think big (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi Every so often, people ask if I am like my columns in real life. I reply: “Yes, I’m silent and... (more...)

Moo-ving series of cow-on-the-run tales (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi A rural friend was worried that his hens might come down with bird flu. I was about to say: “Give... (more...)

Chandigarh’s Pal Dhaba knows no competition (Foodie Trail-Chandigarh)

By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) — Dhaba food is a popular dining out option for most people in Punjab and... (more...)

Indian TV shows ‘leap’ ahead for freshness (Trend Feature)

By Sandeep Sharma New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) — Old characters become ‘older’, new characters add a fresh... (more...)

Splash of colour, culture brightens Srinagar’s walls

By Sheikh Qayoom and Waseem Shah Srinagar, May 13 (IANS) — Inspired by internationally-known Kashmiri artist Masood... (more...)

Vast array of pork delicacies at Naga food festival (Foodie Trail-Delhi)

By Vishnu Makhijani New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) — It’s rare for a food festival to focus on only one object but... (more...)

Nepal reminiscences on lost heritage through images

By Shweta Sharma Kathmandu, May 10 (IANS) — Staring disbelievingly at the Basantapur Durbar Square here, which is now... (more...)

Parched summer again for Bihar Mountain Man’s village

By Imran Khan Dashrath Nagar(Bihar), May 10 (IANS) — Bhagirath Manjhi and his neighbor Ramesh Manjhi are struggling... (more...)

Motivational speakers have wrong message for business listeners (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi I once sat in a seminar where the motivational speaker kept saying: “Accept yourself as you are.”... (more...)

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Identical twins’ mark sheets almost as identical and the story of a courageous young achiever

HINDUSTAN TIMES AND VANCOUVER DESI They are identical twins and, interestingly, even their mark sheets look almost the same. Ranchi twins Aporupa and Anorupa Chattopadhyay …
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U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

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100 year journey

Apart from the overwhelming cold, Sucha Singh Bagri has fond memories of his first few days in B.C.

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Sucha Singh Bagri arrived in Canada with his father Harnam Singh Bagri on Feb 2, 1935, on the Empress of Russia,…
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Blogs

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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CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS BLOG: Finding the Mother Within

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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Sexual abuse allegations against Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar

Two lawsuits have been filed against the famous Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar in British Columbia, Canada. Two former students and employees of Shiamak Davar allege…
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Pioneers

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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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100 year journey

Harchet Hari made his way to Vancouver and then Calgary with his grandparents in 1932

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Harchet Hari His mother and father had already successfully settled into a new life in Calgary from their previous one in…
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right to vote

B.C.’s South Asian pioneers kept aside their differences to gain the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI “The government took our vote away in 1907. We got the Dominion vote in 1946 but you couldn’t vote in the…
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“I didn’t know anything about her:” Mayo Singh married Bishan Kaur, the girl his parents chose

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Mayo Singh was born in 1888 in a Punjab village called Paldi, a name that would ultimately bring him a measure…
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100 year journey

Gurdev David Singh Aulak’s father came to Canada nine years before the Komagata Maru

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Gurdev David Singh Aulak was born in Vancouver in 1935, at a time when sawdust was used to heat homes and…
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Health Check

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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weight-loss

Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

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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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India-pharma-under scanner

U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

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