The Funny Side

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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Okay, so gender issues can be confusing (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi I was so outraged when an American friend said that Asian males were kind of “girly” that I... (more...)

Why it’s sometimes wrong to write balanced news reports (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi So I get a news report from a young reporter. “A car was in collision with a bath” the other... (more...)

Hiring people to endanger my children’s lives easy, but rather expensive (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi What would you do if a man threatened to put your children on the roof of a jeep and then perform dangerous... (more...)

It’s now illegal in some places to be an annoying person (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi Every day, I spring out of bed at six in the morning intending to spread sweetness and light all day. And... (more...)

I realized my days as a counterfeiter were numbered (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi Confession time. My dazzling career as a professional counterfeiter started one Friday when I used a tiny... (more...)

The difference between humans and animals: Dogs are smart (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi I’ve always told my children that they can turn traffic lights green using only their minds. My wife... (more...)

Curtains for ‘you’re’, and please don’t reply ‘your right’ (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi The managers of my office put up a sign saying: “Keep the door close.” Do they mean “closed”,... (more...)

Life’s a movie, and mine’s a bad comedy (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi Madness. In the next few months, government regulators in many cities are planning to legalize self-driving... (more...)

What your desk says about your mind may be extremely worrying (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi My colleagues say I have a disgustingly messy desk. I prefer to call it “the ideas vortex”. But... (more...)

Am counting my body parts after news of radioactive leaks (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi After watching a Spider-Man movie, I realized that many of my financial investor friends must have been... (more...)

Of talking chickens and Dancing Grannies (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi I wish human beings were like internet ads, silent but with optional buttons saying “Replay with sound”.... (more...)

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‘It’s pride getting in the way’: Feuding Indo-Canadian youth factions worry Abbotsford cops (w/ video)

JENNIFER SALTMAN  VANCOUVER DESI  No one really knows how the conflict started. According to a number of people who are involved, in February one person…
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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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Sikh-Ontario

Turbaned Sikhs will not be allowed to ride motorbike without a helmet in Ontario

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she won’t allow for turban-wearing Sikhs to ride a motorcycle without wearing a helmet. In…
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ROAD SAFETY: Keep an eye on your friends and families’ safety on the roads

HARVEY KOONER VANCOUVER DESI As you’ve been driving around the city, you’ve likely noticed there are more pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists out enjoying the good…
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Hollywood

Seeking balance and well-being: A mind-body approach to depression

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI While the world mourns the passing of Academy Award-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams, the global conversation turns to the topics…
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The Art of being a Guest – at a Sikh Ceremony

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI With wedding season in full swing, surely you must be attending at least one Sikh ceremony.  These family and fun oriented…
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Capital Punishment, is that the answer?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Today August 14, 2014 marks the ten year anniversary of the hanging of convicted rapist and murderer Dhananjoy Chatterjee. On May…
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Health Check

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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Stone-health-Kaleem

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…
Continue Reading »

India-surgery

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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Health-Ebola

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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Health Canada issues warnings over use of five foreign sexual enhancement products

VANCOUVER DESI Health Canada has issued an alert over use of five foreign sexual enhancement products that may cause life-threatening side effects. These natural health…
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Infectious disease specialist Florian Steiner wears protective clothing as he works in a laboratory for blood tests during a demonstration of the proceedings at the quarantine office of Berlin's Charite hospital on August 11, 2014. TIM BRAKEMEIER/AFP/Getty Images

Mumbai man who recently travelled to Nigeria admitted to hospital with Ebola symptoms

VANCOUVER DESI A man in Mumbai who travelled to West Africa last month has voluntarily admitted himself to a local hospital after experiencing Ebola symptoms,…
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Watermelon-sized tumour found in Mumbai woman during emergency caesarean section

IANS Mumbai  – A team of doctors at Mumbai’s Sion Hospital performed a rare and unexpected surgery as they were forced to remove a 2.5…
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Spiritual guru Deepak Chopra leads Guinness World Record meditation attempt (w/ photos)

LAUREN LAROSE THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Famed spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra sought to unite a mass global audience in quiet moments of personal reflection…
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