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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

wedding wonderland-Vancouver Desi

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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VANCOUVER WEATHER

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Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 16C. Winds SSE at 15 to 25 km/h.
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Thunderstorms likely in the morning. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 13C. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.

Pioneers

100 year journey

Ishar Singh “Odaroo” Banns was known for his adventurous spirit and activism

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ishar Singh Banns was among the best known and most intriguing members of the Indo-Canadian community of B.C. In fact, his…
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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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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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weird news-psycho behaviour

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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