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Students form a human shield to protect Hindus celebrating Holi in Pakistan

Pakistani Hindus covered with coloured powder greet each other as they take part in celebrations for the Holi festival in... (more...)

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Shangri La living suite of tobacco heiress Doris Duke in Hawaii inspired by Taj Mahal, elements from Syria (w/gallery)

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Shangri La living suite of tobacco heiress Doris Duke in Hawaii opens to public for first time

By Audrey McAvoy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HONOLULU — American tobacco heiress Doris Duke fell in love with Islamic art... (more...)

White Mountains Byway map now available to tourists in 5 languages

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NORTH WOODSTOCK, N.H. — International travellers coming to see New Hampshire’s fall foliage... (more...)

9-11 museum shows SEAL’s shirt from bin Laden raid, CIA officer’s coin marking manhunt’s end

By Jennifer Peltz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The shirt a Navy SEAL wore in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden... (more...)

Coast Guard: Wreckage found of plane piloted by Indiana teen on around-the-world flight

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PLAINFIELD, Ind. — The U.S. Coast Guard has found wreckage from an airplane piloted by a teenager... (more...)

Family says teen pilot who crashed in ocean on around-the-world adventure prepared for risks

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PLAINFIELD, Ind. — Haris Suleman knew that flying around the world carried risks. But like adventurers... (more...)

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Shooting down of Malaysia Airlines plane could force airlines into costly route changes

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Big spenders will earn more miles: United following Delta in changing loyalty program

By David Koenig THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DALLAS — United Airlines is about to reward its big-spending customers at the... (more...)

Big spenders will earn more miles: United following Delta in changing loyalty program

By David Koenig THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DALLAS — United Airlines is about to reward its big-spending customers at the... (more...)

Big spenders will earn more miles: United following Delta in changing loyalty program

By David Koenig THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DALLAS — Travellers who fly the most and pay the most will soon earn more miles... (more...)

Anthony Bourdain returns to CNN for his strongly-rated travelogue

By David Bauder THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Anthony Bourdain has travelled to all sorts of exotic places over the... (more...)

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Identical twins’ mark sheets almost as identical and the story of a courageous young achiever

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100 year journey

Apart from the overwhelming cold, Sucha Singh Bagri has fond memories of his first few days in B.C.

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Sucha Singh Bagri arrived in Canada with his father Harnam Singh Bagri on Feb 2, 1935, on the Empress of Russia,…
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Blogs

Indian chef-recipes

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

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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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Sexual abuse allegations against Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar

Two lawsuits have been filed against the famous Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar in British Columbia, Canada. Two former students and employees of Shiamak Davar allege…
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Pioneers

100 year journey

Harchet Hari made his way to Vancouver and then Calgary with his grandparents in 1932

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Harchet Hari His mother and father had already successfully settled into a new life in Calgary from their previous one in…
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B.C.’s South Asian pioneers kept aside their differences to gain the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI “The government took our vote away in 1907. We got the Dominion vote in 1946 but you couldn’t vote in the…
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“I didn’t know anything about her:” Mayo Singh married Bishan Kaur, the girl his parents chose

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Mayo Singh was born in 1888 in a Punjab village called Paldi, a name that would ultimately bring him a measure…
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100 year journey

Gurdev David Singh Aulak’s father came to Canada nine years before the Komagata Maru

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Gurdev David Singh Aulak was born in Vancouver in 1935, at a time when sawdust was used to heat homes and…
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100 year journey pioneers

“It pays to be neighbourly,” says son of one of the first Sikhs to arrive in Canada

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Sewak Singh Dhaliwal was sitting with his mother, showing off the power windows of their brand new Cadillac while waiting to…
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Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

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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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U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

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Heartbreaking story of a B.C. family preparing to say goodbye to the daughter who beat cancer twice

CINDY E. HARNETT TIMES COLONIST Five-year-old Hannah Day, who was thriving after beating two types of cancer more than a year ago, is flying to…
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