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Ariel del Rosario of Edmonton wears his hair in a top knot or "man bun." Postmedia News

Man buns take grooming over the top

Ariel del Rosario of Edmonton wears his hair in a top knot or “man bun.” Postmedia News JODIE SINNEMA EDMONTON... (more...)

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Religious groups angry over Barbie as Hindu goddess Kali, Virgin Mary (w/gallery)

Barbie depicted as Hindu goddess Kali in Argentinian artists’ collection titled ‘The Plastic Religion’.... (more...)

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Canadian professor forced to leave Myanmar over Buddha tattoos

Jason S. Polley was vacationing in Myanmar when he was forced to leave because his tattoos supposedly caused offence. HANDOUT/Postmedia... (more...)

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Sri Lankan Buddhist group demands Pope apologize for alleged Christian colonial atrocities

Pope Francis celebrates the Angelus noon prayer from his studio window overlooking St. Peter’s square, at the Vatican,... (more...)

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EU alarmed at violence against Muslims by hard-line Buddhists in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan muslim women and children, made homeless after two days of anti-muslim riots in Sri Lankas tourist region of Alutgama,... (more...)

Italy

Sri Lankans in Italy object to Buddha’s name on a bar

FILE: Sri Lankans in Italy protest over the use of Buddha’s name on a bar. AFP/Getty Images IANS Rome – Sri Lankans... (more...)

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British tourist to be deported from Sri Lanka for sporting a Buddha tattoo

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Giant statue of Lord Buddha unveiled in new park in Himalayan state of Sikkim, India (gallery)

A park featuring a 130-foot tall Lord Buddha statue was opened to the public in Rabong, Sikkim, India, Feb. 25, 2013. The... (more...)

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Aga Khan

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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NRI-DESI-DEPORTATION

‘Stateless’ man argues deportation to India before Court of Appeal

TOM SPEARS OTTAWA CITIZEN Deepan Budlakoti, born and raised in Canada, has no citizenship anywhere. But that doesn’t make him “stateless,” a lawyer for Citizenship…
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Media-savvy Narendra Modi’s one year in photos as India’s prime minister

VANCOUVER DESI Check out photos of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he completes one year in office. Modi is one of India’s most social…
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Desi cop viral video

Video shows a young cop being thrashed by four men for drinking on duty

VANCOUVER DESI A video clip showing a cop being beaten up for drinking on duty in India is going viral, according to newswire Press Trust of…
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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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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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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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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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The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health study.

New immigrant women sought for B.C. Centre for Disease Control health study

BURNABY NOW The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has put out a call for Greater Vancouver women from India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong…
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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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