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India’s top court says artistic freedom not above respect for Mahatma Gandhi

India’s Supreme Court says freedom o speech not above respect for Father of the Nation. IANS New Delhi – The... (more...)

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File photo: Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi arrives to address the media outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, Friday, May 16, 2014. AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

Indian National Congress VP Rahul Gandhi takes “leave of absence,” BJP critical of bad timing

File photo: Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi arrives to address the media outside the party headquarters in New... (more...)

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Connecticut brewery says it will rename Gandhi-Bot beer after complaints from Indian-Americans

Gandhi-Bot beer is an India Pale Ale produced by the New England Brewing Co. Handout Photo THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HARTFORD,... (more...)

Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Honour: In Speaking Truth To Terror

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Not on two many occasions in my life have I made written speeches. But for the occasion... (more...)

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Ujjal Dosanjh: Christ, Muhammad and Gandhi ‘offended’ the status quo to change the world

In a Jan. 22, 1948 file photo, Mohandas K. Gandhi squats before a microphone in New Delhi, India, to deliver prayer meeting... (more...)

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Connecticut brewery wants to end uproar over Gandhi beer, says it’s been threatened

Connecticut brewery wants to end uproar surrounding their Gandhi bot beer. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WOODBRIDGE, Conn. —... (more...)

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Indian diaspora heading home for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas convention

On Friday January 09, 2015 it will be 100 years since Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa, where he began... (more...)

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Connecticut brewery apologizes for using name, likeness of Mahatma Gandhi to sell beer

In a Jan. 22, 1948 file photo, Mohandas K. Gandhi squats before a microphone in New Delhi, India, to deliver prayer meeting... (more...)

SCOTLAND

Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, values of peace and non-violence to be celebrated at SFU

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the campus of Carleton University, a gift from the High Commission of India. Wayne Cuddington... (more...)

SCOTLAND

Independence not a commodity: Gandhi to Scotland

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the campus of Carleton University, a gift from the High Commission of India. Wayne Cuddington... (more...)

Bollywood

Om Puri: Richard Attenborough’s ‘Gandhi’ changed lives of everyone associated with the film

British Actor And Director Richard Attenborough Dies Aged 90. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Mumbai –... (more...)

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India blocks release of film on Indira Gandhi’s killing, says it glorifies her assassins

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Media-savvy Narendra Modi’s one year in photos as India’s prime minister

VANCOUVER DESI Check out photos of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he completes one year in office. Modi is one of India’s most social…
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‘This is really close to home’: Two cars exchange gunfire in Surrey neighbourhood

CHERYL CHAN VANCOUVER DESI Another bout of gunfire rocked a Surrey neighbourhood Sunday evening. Newton resident Doug Elford tweeted about hearing gunfire outside his home…
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Masturbation causes pregnant hands in afterlife, says Turkish preacher

HINDUSTAN TIMES An Islamic televangelist from Turkey has created a storm on social media by claiming that any man who masturbates will find his hands…
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Migrant women fear speaking out about sexual harassment in Florida’s farms

EMILIO J. LOPEZ IANS/EFE Miami – Women working on Florida’s farms, most of them undocumented immigrants, are constantly exposed to sexual harassment, workers’ rights activists…
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Vancouver non-profit gives a free wedding

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI A local non-profit, by the name of A Wish to Wed is giving a unique gift to a beautiful BC couple.  The…
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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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Pioneers

100 year journey

In the 1940s, Kuldeep Singh Bains was instrumental in getting Indo-Canadians the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Avtar Bains always knew his father, Kuldeep, was a pillar of the community, but he was reminded just how giant a…
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Ossie Kaur Thandi’s family was just one of seven Indo-Canadian families living in New West in 1934

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ossie Kaur was 16 years old when she left her childhood home in the Lower Mainland to travel alone to India….
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B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Ranjit Mattu mentored many football stars

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Even as a child, Ranjit Mattu knew he had game. From his first play on the field of Mount Pleasant Elementary,…
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Dharm Singh Gill changed the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing turbans at work

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Little did Dharm Singh Gill realize that an act of heroism would change the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing their…
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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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Frequent female blood donors often at risk of iron deficiency: study

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI In her health care job, Jackie Hannaford is well aware of the need for blood donations and willingly rolls up her…
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The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health study.

New immigrant women sought for B.C. Centre for Disease Control health study

BURNABY NOW The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has put out a call for Greater Vancouver women from India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong…
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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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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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