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Shiamak Davar at the TOIFA Musical Extravaganza at the Pacific Colesium in Vancouver April 4 2013. Gerry Kahrmann/PNG

Bollywood dance guru Shiamak Davar honoured by Governor General of Canada

Shiamak Davar at the TOIFA Musical Extravaganza at the Pacific Colesium in Vancouver April 4 2013. Gerry Kahrmann/PNG VANCOUVER... (more...)

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Dolphin Parents Will Soon Have Their Say!

AMNEET AULAKH VANCOUVER DESI At the March 8, 2013 TOIFA Women’s Day Celebration, Dr. Shimi Kang told a crowd of hundreds... (more...)

TOIFA fans

Times of India Film Awards ‘exceeded expectations,’ says thankful executive

Times of India COO Sameer Soni wants to thank the people of British Columbia, like fans Uma Uppal and Satbir Thind, for their... (more...)

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Anushka Sharma thankful for successes so early in career (with gallery)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Anushka Sharma is one of the industry’s most-in demand actresses for high profile films.... (more...)

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Ranbir Kapoor never expected so much success from Barfi! (with gallery)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Ranbir Kapoor arrives at the red carpet for the Times of India Film Awards Saturday, April... (more...)

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BC Place turned into Bollywood palace for Times of India Film Awards gala ceremony (with video, gallery)

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Bollywood fans get ‘crazy’ for inaugural Times of India Film Awards in Vancouver (with gallery)

Fans wait exuberantly for Bollywood celebrities before the Times of India Film Awards at BC Place in Vancouver, B.C., April... (more...)

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Priyanka Chopra wins Times of India film award for ‘difficult performance’ in ‘Barfi!’ (with gallery)

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra arrives at Vancouver International Airport for the Times of India Film Awards on Friday, April... (more...)

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Shah Rukh Khan is in Vancouver to entertain rather than win a Times of India Film Award (with gallery)

Shah Rukh Khan caused quite a commotion among fans who welcomed the Bollywood star to Canada upon his landing at Vancouver... (more...)

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TOIFA technical awards honour Hindi cinema’s talent behind the scenes

Bollywood Film Director Karan Johar arrives at the TOIFA Technical Awards dinner at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver,... (more...)

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Bollywood stars greet excited fans outside downtown Vancouver hotel (gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI Besides at the events themselves, there were two major places for fans to get up close and personal with Bollywood... (more...)

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Raise your hand, send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
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Spicy treats on menu as 8 chef teams battle for Vancouver’s second-annual Curry Cup

VANCOUVER DESI A group of Lower Mainland chefs are set to go head-to-head with their South Asian cooking skills as they gear up for Vancouver’s…
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Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sonu Sood and Boman Irani in a still from the Bollywood film Happy New Year.

Indian expat avoids stalking conviction by blaming Bollywood for his behaviour

IANS Sydney  – An Indian man’s excuse that Bollywood love stories encouraged him to excessively approach and stalk women helped him avoid conviction in the…
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File photo: Commuters hang by doors of a crowded local train in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Three men were killed on Monday after they attempted to take a selfie by a moving train near Agra. AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade

College students killed while attempting train selfie in India

VANCOUVER DESI Three college friends on their way to India’s Republic Day celebrations were killed by a speeding train after they tried posing for a…
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Blogs

Opposition Muted to Harper’s New Anti Terror Bill

BY Ujjal Dosanjh Special to Vancouver Province I smell an election coming. Not in October 2015; much sooner than that. Harper has just unveiled the…
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Bobby Singh

Spice Sports: Football Champion Bobby Singh – On & Off The Field

GOPI AND THE GORA FOR VANCOUVER DESI TUNE IN TO SPICE SPORTS, M-F, 5-7PM ON SPICE RADIO 1200AM Former BC Lion Bobby Singh was in…
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Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Chanakya & Machiavelli would say to Indians: It is strictly business – stop the fawning

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Had Chanakya or Machiavelli, his more recent incarnation, been alive today they would have declared that in Washington and…
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How Business Fits in the Public Education Puzzle: My “Rubik’s Cube Speech” to the Burnaby Board of Trade

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI On Thursday, January 22, the Burnaby Board of Trade hosted its annual Local Government Reception at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby….
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Health Check

A woman fills a syringe as she prepares to give herself an injection of insulin at her home in Commerce, Calif., April 29, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Reed Saxon

Type 2 diabetes surpasses Type 1 in youth, especially South Asians: B.C. study

CAMILLE BAINS THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — A British Columbia study suggests Type 2 diabetes has drastically increased among young people, with the highest number…
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Indian Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor  poses for a photograph during the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) season five in Mumbai on January 10, 2015. STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Anil Kapoor says he exercises six days a week

IANS New Delhi  – Actor-filmmaker Anil Kapoor says he exercises six days a week and recalls the time he’d cycle to the set location –…
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FILE PHOTO: A nine-year-old Palestinian girl  suffering from scoliosis sits as her mother shows her back x-ray as she is treated by U.S. pediatric orthopedic surgeon Hugh Watts (L) February 18, 2004 at Al-Quds hospital, in Gaza City. Abid Katib/Getty Images

Seven-year-old Scoliosis patient in Western India cured by revolutionary surgery

IANS Mumbai  – A seven-year-old girl in Mumbai suffering from Scoliosis is the first in Western India to successfully undergo a new and revolutionary procedure…
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Desi-weird news

Baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ gets round-the-clock care at Indian hospital (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI A six-day-old baby is being given “round-the-clock” care in an Indian hospital after his mother claimed the boy spontaneously combusted, according to Britain’s…
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Saskatoon woman snared in alleged fraudulent MS trial held in India

JONATHAN CHARLTON THE STARPHOENIX Sharon Nordstrom feels ashamed for participating in a $38,000 multiple sclerosis stem cell treatment in India that was not all it was…
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Indian scientists design morphine replacement for pain therapy

SAHANA GHOSH IANSKolkata – In a breakthrough that could impact the blurring realms of pain and pleasure, Indian scientists have designed a potential morphine replacement,…
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Researchers advise pregnant women to limit exposure to receipts and plastic

MARGARET MUNRO POSTMEDIA NEWS Pregnant women are being warned to avoid reaching for credit card and cash register receipts as the ubiquitous bits of paper…
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New Pakistani TV show focuses on sex, a topic once considered taboo in the religiously conservative country

ADIL JAWAD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KARACHI, Pakistan — In religiously conservative Pakistan, a television call-in advice show is tackling an issue rarely discussed in public:…
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The influence of speech on toddlers

IANS New York – Talking to your toddlers could help strengthen their capacities to learn and succeed later in life, a research has revealed. Infants…
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Vancouver doctors find vial of urine hidden in patient’s rectum (with photos)

TOM BLACKWELL NATIONAL POST Vancouver doctors investigating a patient’s mysterious abdominal complaints were stunned to discover a vial of urine hidden inside his rectum, an…
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