Human Interest

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Chinese president gets a “chrysanthemum face”, artist gets arrested

In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses a high-level party meeting... (more...)

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India’s Wodiyar dynasty crowns adopted heir Yaduveer as king of Mysuru

FAKIR BALAJI IANS Mysuru (Karnataka) – Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja, the 22-year-old adopted heir to the Wodiyar... (more...)

Chinese tycoon’s son sparks row after buying Apple Watches for dog

Beijing, May 27 (IANS) — Chinese business magnet Wang Jianlin’s son decided to gift two gold Apple Watches to... (more...)

Italian town sets new Tiramisu record

Rome, May 27 (IANS) — An Italian town has set a record of making the largest tiramisu dessert in culinary history,... (more...)

Wife Bonus

Polly Phillips: My husband pays me a “wife bonus” and I’m proud of it

By paying me a bonus, my husband demonstrates in a pecuniary fashion that staying at home with a child is just as important... (more...)

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Migrant women fear speaking out about sexual harassment in Florida’s farms

File photo: Workers fill a trailer with tomatoes as they harvest them in a farm in Florida City, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty... (more...)

Mummified body of Italian pensioner found in his flat

Rome, May 26 (IANS/AKI) — Bailiffs on Tuesday discovered the mummified body of a pensioner — who they believe... (more...)

Cambodian children devastated by imprisonment of mothers

Phnom Penh, May 26 (IANS) — Thousands of Cambodian children are traumatised by separation from mothers unnecessarily... (more...)

Young woman longs for son 12,000 km away in Kathmandu

Wellington, May 26 (IANS) — Dreams of a better life might have forced Mamta Khanal to stay put in New Zealand along... (more...)

Australian solar company lights up India’s slums

Canberra, May 26 (IANS) — An Australian company lighting India’s slums with solar energy is providing a solution... (more...)

Women’s power extends beyond banking: Naina Lal Kidwai (IANS Interview)

By Aparajita Gupta New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) — Women have broken through the glass ceiling not just in India’s... (more...)

Russia to showcase 4.7 kg gold nugget

Moscow, May 25 (IANS) — A 4.788 kg gold nugget named Irendyk Bear will be exhibited under 24-hour police guard in the... (more...)

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Men prefer brains over big breasts and long legs: Study

IANS London – What do men prefer, beauty or brains? According to a British evolutionary biologist, men prefer intelligence over big breasts and long legs…
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PM Harper, Aga Khan discuss threat posed by violent extremists

VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed his condolences to the Aga Khan Tuesday for the recent terrorist attack on the Ismaili community in Pakistan. The spiritual…
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India’s tallest man spends his days in a cage-like structure posing for photos at an amusement park

VANCOUVER DESI Life is not easy for India’s tallest man Dharmendra Singh, who stands at 8-ft 1-inch, his height being the biggest barrier for his career and…
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It’s so hot in India right now the roads are literally melting

At least 1,100 dead in month-long heatwave THE ASSOCIATED PRESS & NATIONAL POST STAFF It’s so hot in India right now that the streets are…
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Blogs

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End Gang Life: Dial-a-doper is truly risky business

SGT. LINDSEY HOUGHTON SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. released brand new videos in the End Gang Life campaign. …
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Vancouver non-profit gives a free wedding

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI A local non-profit, by the name of A Wish to Wed is giving a unique gift to a beautiful BC couple.  The…
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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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Pioneers

100 year journey

In the 1940s, Kuldeep Singh Bains was instrumental in getting Indo-Canadians the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Avtar Bains always knew his father, Kuldeep, was a pillar of the community, but he was reminded just how giant a…
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Ossie Kaur Thandi’s family was just one of seven Indo-Canadian families living in New West in 1934

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ossie Kaur was 16 years old when she left her childhood home in the Lower Mainland to travel alone to India….
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football-100year journey

B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Ranjit Mattu mentored many football stars

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Even as a child, Ranjit Mattu knew he had game. From his first play on the field of Mount Pleasant Elementary,…
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Dharm Singh Gill changed the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing turbans at work

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Little did Dharm Singh Gill realize that an act of heroism would change the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing their…
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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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Health Check

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Why lone kidney grows large when other is lost

IANS Washington – Scientists have given an explanation to why in case you end up with just one kidney, the lone organ gets bigger. When…
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South Asian people poor at managing diabetes

IANS London – Limited knowledge of diabetes and the belief that the state of their health is out of their control has led to poor…
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Frequent female blood donors often at risk of iron deficiency: study

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI In her health care job, Jackie Hannaford is well aware of the need for blood donations and willingly rolls up her…
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Consult a doctor even before you plan a baby

IANS New Delhi – For any married woman planning a baby years later, the right time to consult a doctor is now. Given the stress…
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