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

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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...)


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)

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

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

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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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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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