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Shah Rukh Khan

I’m not superstitious: Shah Rukh Khan on Diwali releases

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan. AFP/Getty Images NATALIA NINGTHOUJAM IANS  New Delhi — Since the 1990s, Shah Rukh... (more...)

Decadent   Jaggery Chocolate Twirls

Decadent Diwali-Inspired Chocolate Twirls

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI No one does decadent desserts better than (sweeping generalization alert:) South Asians during... (more...)

Diwali-Halloween

On Diwali, Surrey RCMP remind residents of fireworks bylaws

Surrey RCMP are advising residents to abide by fireworks bylaws and have a safe Diwali and Halloween. (Steve Bosch / PNG... (more...)

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Diwali celebrations in Vancouver and Surrey

Foot Edge, Dancers. Handout/Postmedia News DiwaliFest celebrates its 11th anniversary from Oct. 17 to 26 at various sites... (more...)

Butter Chicken

Light up Diwali with this delicious dinner: Butter Chicken, Basmati Rice with Peas, Chickpea Masala and Gulab Jamun

Indian festival is a fine reason for a feast Examples of food for Diwali prepared by cookbook author and TV food show host... (more...)

DIWALI

Vancouver’s ‘Spice Goddess’ Bal Arneson loves celebrating Diwali with friends and family

Bal Arneson, the host of the TV show “Spice Goddess” and cookbook author, is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN... (more...)

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A look at the long and treacherous history behind today’s Diwali celebrations

Indians buy lanterns and lamps from roadside stalls ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights in Mumbai, India, Monday,... (more...)

Dilwali Fest

Diwali Fest kicks off with IndiGlam fashion-fusion show (w/ video)

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Diwali organizer inspired by memories of Mumbai revelry

The 2014 Diwali Fest runs from Oct. 17 to 26 at venues throughout Vancouver and Surrey. PNG Archive LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER... (more...)

Lighten up this fall and get ready for Diwali

Lighten up this fall and get ready for Diwali

HARVEY KOONER VANCOUVER DESI  With fall comes Diwali, the festival of lights, a wonderful celebration to spend with family... (more...)

DESI FEST-BOLLYWOOD-FASHION SHOW-SHIAMAK

‘Unity in Diversity’ at inaugural Diwali event in Surrey

Diwali Downtown will take place at Surrey’s new city hall on Oct. 18 Shiamak Davar International dancers perform during... (more...)

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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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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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