The Funny Side

The Swiss banking scandal and the need for morality (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi When my daughter was small, she wanted to buy Disney princess shoes with built-in lights that shone at every... (more...)

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My bad choices another’s brave fashion statements (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi A sparrow just flew into my window. Clearly the security guards are playing Birds with me. But I refuse... (more...)

The importance of the supermarket cart’s crazy wheel (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi Have you noticed that many supermarket shopping carts have one crazy wheel, and all the other wheels slavishly... (more...)

A new philosophy of money for the modern age (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi The kids were shocked when I told them that if they had been born in the olden days, they would have to... (more...)

Living dinosaurs found in Asia are usually arrested (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi I hate bugs. When I was a kid I heard a radio news report about “the 100-metre butterfly” and... (more...)

Man marries fairy, showing how tolerant Asia is (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi This writer was asked to give inspirational words of wisdom to a newly-married woman. I said: “Now... (more...)

Working too long at office desk will turn you violent (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi My psychotherapist says I have “revenge addiction”. I am SO going to get the @$%@*&... (more...)

Only men can be lethally stupid, scientists say (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi If you play the movie “A Hard Day’s Night” backwards, it’s about four boys who wander... (more...)

It’s important to let technology know who’s the boss (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi I just love the new automatic doors and sensor-controlled lights and air-con in my office. The whole building... (more...)

Proof of resurrection is regularly viewable at my office (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi While discussing zombies, a friend said she didn’t believe the dead can return to life. I told her... (more...)

Your net addiction could help when it comes to WW-III (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi I spend so much time on the internet that has replaced its “You May Also Like” recommendations... (more...)

Choose-your-own-pronoun movement has everyone confused (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi A friend named Pat once decided to be gender-free, refusing to let us use “sexist” terms such... (more...)

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Hands Against Racism: Send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
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U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

COREY WILLIAMS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming…
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VANCOUVER DESI A 25-year-old Indian groom who was dumped by his bride-to-be for a wedding guest after he suffered an alleged seizure has accused his…
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Vancouver woman sues hot yoga guru Bikram Choudhury for sexual assault

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI A Vancouver woman is claiming the leader of one of B.C.’s largest yoga chains repeatedly sexually assaulted and coerced her over…
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Classical music BC

Meet Burnaby-born Indian classical vocalist Akhil Jobanputra

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Born in 1997 in Burnaby, BC Canada, Akhil Jobanputra is an upcoming Canadian Indian classical vocalist of the Mewati…
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Gujarat riots

From Mr. Modi: At last a glimmer of hope

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Some weeks ago I wrote what some felt were scathing bolgs; Modi: A Madari or A Nation Builder? on…
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Punjabi booklet

End Gang Life: How parents can play a role in gang prevention

GEETA REDDY COMBINED SPECIAL FORCES ENFORCEMENT UNIT B.C. SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI It is safe to assume parents only want the best for their children….
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God keep our land glorious and free: Bill C-51 a timely script to end terrorism on Canadian soil

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI I understand life. It is an ongoing struggle for a safe and peaceful survival. I have lived through the 1947 partition…
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Got extra breast milk? Surrey Memorial Hospital NICU acting as dispensary

Fraser Health is making it easier for moms to donate through new program AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — Fraser Health is in need of…
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‘Heartbreaking’: Father sobs as children who died in tragic Alberta pesticide poisoning laid to rest

MARTY KLINKENBERG POSTMEDIA NEWS EDMONTON — Her small wooden casket draped in a white shroud, the first of two siblings to die in a tragic poisoning…
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Alberta deaths

Health Canada issues warning about bedbug control products after Alberta children deaths

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The federal government is warning Canadians of what it calls the “extreme danger” of using unregistered products to fight bedbugs….
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Another child from Alberta family dies after being exposed to pesticide

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Another child has died after being exposed to an insecticide his parents were using to kill bedbugs in…
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U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

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Ontario family files $12.5-million lawsuit against hospital over son’s suicide

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Two Fort McMurray children still in critical condition after pesticide poisoning

EDMONTON JOURNAL A Fort McMurray apartment unit contaminated by a dangerous pesticide that killed an infant and sickened four other children tested clear Tuesday, but…
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Indian city bans big public gatherings over swine flu fears, as deaths surpass 900 nationwide

R. K. MISRA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AHMEDABAD, India — A west Indian city has banned large public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread…
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This Nanimo man refused to accept that severed spinal cord would make walking impossible

JULIE CHADWICK NANAIMO DAILY NEWS The flocks of seagulls overhead make for a familiar sight as one rounds the curves of Cedar Road toward the…
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Merck gives free license allowing cheap versions of its HIV drug for children in poor nations

LINDA A. JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. — Drugmaker Merck & Co. has granted a free license allowing one of its HIV medicines to…
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