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How late developers can change their destiny (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi My teachers always told my parents: “Er, he’s probably a late developer.” Years later,... (more...)

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The real winners are sometimes the losers (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi I had a teacher who used to wake us up by shouting: “The early bird gets the worm.” Let him... (more...)

How to chequemate your creditor (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi Cheques are dying out, a report says. This is a tragic loss of an ancient Asian invention – so I learned... (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...)

Kill a pest and karma’s going to get you (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi A tiny lizard has been clinging to the wall behind me for two hours. I want to change the TV channel but... (more...)

These days, you need self-control to stay alive (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi This writer saved at least five people from being physically attacked yesterday. How? By exercising self-control.... (more...)

Why men only like foods which can kill them (The Funny Side)

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Now, pay for lifts, and more for high floors (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi It is morally wrong to describe a whole group of people as “incarnations of evil”. Unless we’re... (more...)

Working yourself to death is now mandatory (The Funny Side)

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The science of superheroes (The Funny Side)

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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...)

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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Help for Victims of Sexual Abuse

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Pakistani cricketer labeled terrorist for carrying bat on public transport, deported from Belgium

VANCOUVER DESI A young Pakistani cricketer and his family have been forced out of Belgium after he was labeled a terrorist for carrying his cricket…
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Two “snake catchers” arrested in India for illegally keeping venomous pets

VANCOUVER DESI Two men in Southern India who are known as local “snake catchers” have been arrested and thrown in jail for illegally keeping venomous…
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Vancouver pimp who ran teen prostitution ring won’t be sentenced until next September

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Help for Victims of Sexual Abuse

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Spice Sports: Pat Quinn passes away at age 71

GOPI AND THE GORA FOR VANCOUVER DESI The hockey world is deeply saddened by the passing of the legendary Pat Quinn, who spent nearly 50…
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Spice Sports: World Kabaddi League Champion Crowned

GOPI AND THE GORA FOR VANCOUVER DESI Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi! Heading into the final weekend of the Wave World Kabaddi League season, the…
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Spice Sports: Whitecaps announce new USL PRO team!

GOPI AND THE GORA FOR VANCOUVER DESI An exciting announcement was made this morning at UBC’s Gerald McGavin Rugby Centre. Soccer fans in Vancouver will…
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Bipasha Basu: Pinkathon important platform encouraging women

IANS Mumbai – Actress Bipasha Basu Tuesday expressed support for Pinkathon, a run for breast cancer awareness, terming it an important platform that encourages women….
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Abbotsford acupuncturist’s clients urged to get tested for HIV, hepatitis

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI Health authorities are urging clients of an Abbotsford acupuncturist to get tested for HIV and hepatitis after determining she failed to…
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Eight babies die in Pakistan as incubators malfunction

IANS/EFE Islamabad – Eight newborn babies died of asphyxiation at a hospital in eastern Pakistan’s Punjab province, after their incubators failed to supply them with…
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Too much texting bad for your spine

IANS New York – Simple texting on smartphone can exert nearly 23 kg of pressure on your spine depending on the angle at which you…
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Man isolated at New Delhi airport after traces of Ebola virus found in his semen

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — A 26-year-old Indian man who recovered from Ebola in Liberia has been placed in isolation at the New Delhi…
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Parents call baby with eight limbs God Boy, claim he looks like an Indian deity

CEN AGENCY A baby born with four arms and four legs has been dubbed God Boy by his parents because they say he looks like…
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Director of Indian drug company arrested in sterilization deaths investigation

MUNEEZA NAQVI THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Indian police have arrested the director of a drug manufacturing firm that allegedly supplied medication to women…
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Indian doctor arrested, blames tainted medicine for deaths of 13 women after sterilization

MUNEEZA NAQVI THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — The doctor who conducted sterilization procedures after which 13 women died in central India was arrested, but…
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Indian dance instructor’s dog-bite selfie blows up into student rape allegation against him

CEN AGENCY An Indian dance instructor says his life has been ruined by social media after he posted an image of himself showing a dog…
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India’s sterilization drive leaves 8 women dead, 20 others seriously ill (w/video)

KATY DAIGLE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Eight Indian women have died and 20 others were in critical condition Tuesday after undergoing sterilization surgeries…
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