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Among 2014 s notable deaths: 2 who reshaped lives after violence, and stars who died too soon

By Bernard McGhee THE ASSOCIATED PRESS They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that... (more...)

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The Associated Press roll call of some notable deaths around the world in 2014

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment was when he... (more...)

Bollywood actor and activist

A film with all three Khans would be exciting: Aamir

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan. AFP/Getty Images IANS Mumbai — Actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan says a project starring Bollywood’s... (more...)

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Indian filmmakers to join panel at Whistler Film Festival

Indian Bollywood film producer and director Ketan Mehta (L) poses with his wife Deepa Sahi as they attend the premiere of... (more...)

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Bollywood’s female stars rise in stature and crank out hits, but ask: Where is the money? (w/gallery)

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Bollywood s female stars rise in stature and crank out hits, but ask: Where is the money?

By Nirmala George THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — This is Bollywood’s year of the woman. Some of the biggest... (more...)

Film Reviews

Harry Baweja happy with reactions to ‘Chaar Sahibzaade’

IANS Mumbai – Filmmaker Harry Baweja says he is happy with the reactions he has been getting to his animated film... (more...)

File photo: Indian Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor, left, greets a fan at a press conference held to promote his new Hindi film "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" in Kolkata, India, Thursday, May 23, 2013. AP Photo/Bikas Das

Ranbir Kapoor’s next film Bombay Velvet set to release next spring

File photo: Indian Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor, left, greets a fan at a press conference held to promote his new Hindi... (more...)

Indian Bollywood personalities (L-R) Boman Irani, Shah Rukh Khan, Farha Khan and Deepika Padukone pose during a promotional event for the film Happy New Year in Mumbai on October 28, 2014. STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Bollywood’s Happy New Year script lands in the Oscars’ library

Indian Bollywood personalities (L-R) Boman Irani, Shah Rukh Khan, Farha Khan and Deepika Padukone pose during a promotional... (more...)

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India’s 8th annual LGBT film festival to focus on sexuality in South Asia

File photo: An Indian gay rights activist shouts slogans during a protest against a Supreme Court verdict that upheld section... (more...)

Indian actor and producer Abhishek Bachchan (L) and his wife, actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan pose as they arrive for the amfAR 21st Annual Cinema Against AIDS during the 67th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, on May 22, 2014. ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images

Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai’s daughter turns three

Indian actor and producer Abhishek Bachchan (L) and his wife, actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan pose as they arrive for the... (more...)

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Robbers in India dig underground tunnel reminiscent of Bollywood stunt in daring bank heist (w/ video)

  A shot of the tunnel a gang of Indian robbers dug below a state-run bank. Screengrab/CNN. VANCOUVER DESI A special... (more...)

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Avoiding relapse, inviting happiness over the Holiday Season

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI The holiday season can be an especially challenging time for individuals in recovery from addictive behaviours. Holiday parties and celebrations with…
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Sex workers from India’s largest red light area seek American feminist Eve Ensler’s help

IANS Kolkata – American activist and playwright Eve Ensler Friday met sex workers in Kolkata’s Sonagachi, one of Asia’s largest red light areas, who sought…
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Bikini round removed from Miss World pageant

IANS London – The Miss World contest, which has been an annual feature since 1951, will no longer feature a swimsuit round in their competition,…
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Gallery: Wait for India’s Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2015 is almost over

VANCOUVER DESI The Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2015 is almost over. An Indian lifestyle channel will air the grand finale of the reality…
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Blogs

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Recipe: Fluffy Carrot Cake with Cardamom Icing

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI At the Lehail house, we have a carrot cake tradition. Carrot cake is the go-to dessert for special occasions like birthdays,…
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Recipe: Crimson Crush – Gingery Ribena Cocktail

VANCOUVER DESI – JESSIE LEHAIL This Crimson Crush has a distinctive, yet spicy flavour that is refreshing with a bit of bubble. Plus it has…
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Avoiding relapse, inviting happiness over the Holiday Season

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI The holiday season can be an especially challenging time for individuals in recovery from addictive behaviours. Holiday parties and celebrations with…
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Volunteers loaded up toys for charities

8th Annual Victor Ghirra Toy Drive collects over 3500 toys!

HARVEY KOONER VANCOUVER DESI Victor Ghirra’s giving spirit is alive and well with help from the Benevolent Brotherhood Society, Ghirra family, the Co-operators Insurance agencies…
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Health Check

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Ibuprofen an anti-ageing medicine?

IANS Washington – A common drug, Ibuprofen, which tackles pain and fever may also hold the key to a longer, healthier life, a study says….
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Forever young? UBC researchers may have stumbled upon the secret to youthful skin

Mice without a certain enzyme didn’t appear to age RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS Scientists at the University of B.C. searching for ways to slow the…
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Alcohol blackouts not funny at all

IANS New York – Some people think that alcohol-related blackouts, bad hangovers and outrageous behaviour at parties are funny. It is actually not. According to…
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How old do you feel? The answer might help predict your death: Study

LINDSEY TANNER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – How old do you feel? Think carefully — the answer might help predict how much longer you’ll live….
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Is Vancouver ruining yoga? India thinks so (w/ video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Vancouverites have a passion for yoga. Studios have become as commonplace as coffee shops and sushi joints in the city, but…
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Drinking from chemical-laden cans may raise BP

IANS Seoul – Think again before you pick up that can from the department store for your favourite food or drink for it may lead…
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FAILED CATARACT SURGERIES

At least 24 poor, elderly patients go blind after free cataract surgery in north India

CHONCHUI NGASHANGVA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Authorities ordered an investigation Friday after at least 24 poor and elderly people went blind following cataract…
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20 Pakistani children infected with HIV after blood transfusions

VANCOUVER DESI Nearly 20 children in Pakistan have tested positive for HIV after receiving blood transfusions, an international news agency has reported. According to Reuters,…
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Don’t ignore cancer symptoms

IANS London – Perhaps driven by fear, people often prefer to dismissing potential warning signs of cancer, thereby putting their lives at risk, says a…
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An Indian family’s strange wedding gift request: Pledge to donate blood and organs

VANCOUVER DESI Instead of the traditional gold and valuables, a Gujarati wedding on Sunday issued a strange gift request – for guests to donate blood…
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