buddhism

RELIGION-CRISIS

Buddhists hard-liners from Myanmar, Sri Lanka formalize agreement to protect religion

Buddhist monks participate in the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) or Buddhist Force convention in Colombo on September 28, 2014. LAKRUWAN... (more...)

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MYANMAR

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...)

Tibetan monk

Nepal to allow cremation of revered Tibetan Buddhist monk at his hillside monastery

File: A Budddhist monk (R) feeds pigeons at the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu on April 3, 2014. PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty... (more...)

Sri Lankan Buddhists

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...)

Muslims-Buddhists-communal violence

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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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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DEDAR SAHOTA

Punjab’s Dedar Sihota was B.C.’s first Indo-Canadian teacher

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Dedar S. Sihota When Dedar Sihota emigrated from Punjab to Canada with his family in 1936 at the age of 12,…
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Surrey MP-desi politician

NDP demands 100 new cops for Surrey now

TOM ZYTARUK SURREY NOW SURREY — Federal New Democrats are demanding immediate approval of 100 new police officers for Surrey from the Conservative government. Jinny…
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JAGIR MAHAL

B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Jagir Mahal: “My mother died while I was waiting for my ship”

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Jagir Mahal “I was born two months after my father left India for Canada. He didn’t see me until I was…
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Fraser Valley Desi

Closed road on private land prompts some passionate reaction from Fraser Valley

KENT SPENCER VANCOUVER DESI An old logging road that doesn’t even have a name has stirred up passions in the Fraser Valley. The road, which…
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Blogs

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The Jago!

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Hi lovelies, It’s time again to tackle the “traditions” series of Indian weddings.  I must firstly apologize for taking a long…
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gang life prevention

End Gang Life: Problems surrounding gun violence run deeper than skin colour or culture

SGT. LINDSEY HOUGHTON SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Kids are shooting at each other.  The violence these children are engaged in with each other has now…
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You're pretty cool for an Indian girl

You’re pretty cool for a brown girl

You are pretty cool for a “brown” girl. Interesting statement or is it the latest pick up line? This is a statement I have been…
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Manjula's Kitchen-Taste India

Taste India: Gujarati masala khichdi is a delight for the senses

ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER DESI When I say khichdi, you must be thinking of the simple sick man’s food. But no, that’s not what I’m talking…
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Pioneers

DEDAR SAHOTA

Punjab’s Dedar Sihota was B.C.’s first Indo-Canadian teacher

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Dedar S. Sihota When Dedar Sihota emigrated from Punjab to Canada with his family in 1936 at the age of 12,…
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JAGIR MAHAL

B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Jagir Mahal: “My mother died while I was waiting for my ship”

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Jagir Mahal “I was born two months after my father left India for Canada. He didn’t see me until I was…
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South Asian in BC

Family eager to share stories of South Asian pioneers with all Canadians

ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi will celebrate the Asian Heritage Month with inspirational stories of South Asian pioneers in B.C., in collaboration with 100…
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BC-Vancouver Desi-Christy Clark

Inspiring stories of South Asian pioneers shaped B.C.’s gift to Indian PM

VANCOUVER DESI Stories of South Asian pioneers who helped shaped the cultural fabric of B.C. will forever remain with Narendra Modi in the form of…
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Health Check

obesity

Obese Canadians should be granted legal protection from discrimination, professor says

SHARON KIRKEY NATIONAL POST With rates of severe obesity quadrupling in Canada, a provocative line of thinking is emerging to give groundbreaking new human rights…
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sex determination

Opposition attacks Indian yoga guru Ramdev’s medicine that promises male child

VANCOUVER DESI Opposition members in India have demanded the ban of a product by yoga guru Ramdev’s Divya Pharmacy that promises a male child, Indian newswire…
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critically ill

Critically ill Indian boy becomes police chief for a day

IANS Jaipur – A 10-year-old boy suffering from chronic kidney disease had one of his wishes fulfilled on Thursday when he was made the police…
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Naked, superhuman paranoids begging police to save them from imaginary mobs? That’s flakka!

CURT ANDERSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — One man ran naked through a Florida neighbourhood, tried to have sex with a tree and…
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