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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...)

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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...)

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‘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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Photos: Diwali Gala serves up big sendoff for Premier’s trade mission to India

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Photo of Diwali choking victim,Samajit Aulakh and his son in Surrey, BC., November 2,  2013. Nick Procaylo/PNG

Brain-injured food-eating contestant sues organizers

Photo of Diwali choking victim,Samajit Aulakh and his son in Surrey, BC., November 2, 2013. Nick Procaylo/PNG KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER... (more...)

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Three men in police custody for minor’s gang rape in Mumbai

Three accused in a minor’s Mumbai gang rape have been arrested and sent to police custody for interrogation. Children... (more...)

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan attends a promotional event for his upcoming movie "Satyagraha" in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013. Tsering Topgyal/AP Photo

Amitabh Bachchan celebrates Diwali with fellow Btown film stars

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan attends a promotional event for his upcoming movie “Satyagraha” in New Delhi,... (more...)

Diwali is all darkness for Surrey family since husband and father choked at last year’s festival

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI It’s been one year since Kamal Aulakh stood in horror with her 11-year-old son, Pawan,... (more...)

Diwali event listings for Vancouver

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI  Tues. Oct. 29: IndiGlam Fashion Social, $25, Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St., Vancouver,... (more...)

Models Jessica Dhillon (red), Jessica Rose Dombro (blue) and Alexa Suter with outfits designer Rimpy Sahota in Surrey. Sahota's designs will be featured in Diwali Fest's inaugural fashion show Tuesday night. Steve Bosch/PNG.

IndiGlam fashion show highlights Diwali Fest launch (w/ gallery)

Model Jessica Dhillon gets fitted by Surrey designer Rimpy Sahota. Sahota’s designs will be featured in Diwali Fest’s... (more...)

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