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Adventures Grand Slam-skiing

Indian twins complete Adventures Grand Slam; conquer 7 summits, 2 poles on skis

Twin sisters Nungshi and Tashi Malik at the North Pole. HT Photo HINDUSTAN TIMES Dehradun based twin sisters Nungshi and... (more...)

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Indian athlete with six toes on each foot attempts to overcome deformity to medal at Asian Games

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Surrey track prospects take a run at older competition

Jasneet Nijjar (left) and Katarina Vlahovic of Surrey-based Universal Athletics Club. KYLE BENNING/Surrey Now KYLE BENNING SURREY... (more...)

Avalanche-mount Kanchenjunga

Indian woman climber dies in avalanche on world’s third highest peak

Chhanda Gayen negotiating a crevasse near Khumbu Icefalls. Wikimedia Commons VANCOUVER DESI Chhanda Gayen. Wikimedia Commons The... (more...)

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Indian ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh says foreign coaches get athletes hooked to drugs

Milkha Singh. Wikimedia Commons IANS Panaji – India does not need foreign coaches because they tend to hook young athletes... (more...)

German driver Nico Hulkenberg leaves Sauber to rejoin Force India in Formula One

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SILVERSTONE, England — German driver Nico Hulkenberg secured a return to Force India on a “multi-year... (more...)

German driver Nico Hulkenberg leaves Sauber to rejoin Force India in Formula 1

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SILVERSTONE, England — Nico Hulkenberg says he is returning to Formula One team Force India for... (more...)

Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings (left) returned from injury in 2012 and is a favourite for league MVP. Scott Halleran/Getty Images

SPORTS: NFL 2012 Year in Review filled with highs, lows

JESSY SANDHU VANCOUVER DESI Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings (left) returned from injury in 2012 and is a favourite... (more...)

Human rights advocate Wasfia Nazreen from Bangladesh is training with climbers like Pat Morrow in Canmore, Alta., in preparation for her quest to climb the Seven Summits. Colleen De Neve/Postmedia News

MOUNTAIN CLIMBER: Bangladeshi tackling the Seven Summits to inspire girls and women at home

VALERIE FORTNEY POSTMEDIA NEWS Human rights advocate Wasfia Nazreen from Bangladesh is training with climbers like Pat Morrow... (more...)

INDIA F1: Fans say farewell to Schumacher in last Formula One event on Indian soil

Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher of Germany talks to reporters after he failed to finish in the Indian Formula One Grand... (more...)

HRT-Cosworth driver Narain Karthikeyan of India steers his car ahead of Marussia-Cosworth driver Charles Pic of France during the Formula One Korean Grand Prix at the Korean Circuit in Yeongam on Oct. 14, 2012. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

MOTORSPORTS: Narain Karthikeyan insists his future remains in Formula One

HRT-Cosworth driver Narain Karthikeyan of India steers his car ahead of Marussia-Cosworth driver Charles Pic of France during... (more...)

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Need for new TV product behind NFL and UFC push into South Asia as EFLI debuts

By Chris Parry, VancouverDesi.com You may never have heard of the Pakistan Wolfpak or the Dehli Defenders before, but Mike... (more...)

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weight-loss

Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

JILL BARKER MONTREAL GAZETTE A battle is waging in the scientific journals between several prominent health and fitness experts. In one corner are physicians Aseem Malhotra,…
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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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India-pharma-under scanner

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

IANS Washington – A U.S. class action lawsuit accusing India’s Ranbaxy of large-scale deception on its generic drug applications puts a question mark on drug…
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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

weight-loss

Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

JILL BARKER MONTREAL GAZETTE A battle is waging in the scientific journals between several prominent health and fitness experts. In one corner are physicians Aseem Malhotra,…
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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

IANS Washington – A U.S. class action lawsuit accusing India’s Ranbaxy of large-scale deception on its generic drug applications puts a question mark on drug…
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end of life care

Heartbreaking story of a B.C. family preparing to say goodbye to the daughter who beat cancer twice

CINDY E. HARNETT TIMES COLONIST Five-year-old Hannah Day, who was thriving after beating two types of cancer more than a year ago, is flying to…
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