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St Louis: The gem of mid-west America

By Surbhi Gogia The city of St. Louis has always grabbed attention for its very successful baseball team of Cardinals. However, this major US port built along the western bank of the Mississippi river is home to a lot more tourist attractions and wonderful expeditions that many are unaware of. For what was supposed to be just a small family ... Read More »

Excellence in Action is Karma-Yogah

‘Yogah Karmasu Kaushalam.”       –Bhagavad Gita; Ch. 2; 50   By Suresh Kurl “Yogah Karmasu Kaushalam” refers to the therapeutic and philosophical conversation that took place between Lord Krishna and Arjuna, his cousin, friend and his follower, on Karma-yoga. The background is this conversation is on the succession of the Hasthinapur dynasty, and the question is, “Who has the right ... Read More »

The young achievers

Recently out of close to 100 nominations, the Surrey Board of Trade profiled Surrey’s Top 25 under 25 Award Winners. The winners were chosen based upon their business or community achievements, leadership ability, community involvement, professional achievements and uniqueness of their business or community projects. “To hear the winners speak of their journey in the community and entrepreneurial work represents ... Read More »

The International student from India: A Victim or A culprit?

By Surbhi Gogia Canada has been hosting international students for many years. Youth from across the world come to study, live and make a future here. India is one of the leading countries to contribute to this growing chunk. But more recently there has been an exponential growth in the number of international students from India. According to IRCC China ... Read More »

Hina Khan: Entertainer of the year

The Bigg Boss runner up may have lost the winner’s trophy but won many other later, due to her entertainment quotient By Surbhi Gogia Hina Khan is one of the most popular names of the Indian television. Perhaps one of the highest paid actor in the television industry, she has ruled the small screen for almost a decade now. She ... Read More »

Jinny Sims: A lifelong learner

  Jinny Jogindera Sims is the MLA for Surrey-Panorama. She is the Minister of Citizens’ Services. Before serving these posts, Sims has worked at various government and political positions to serve the community. A teacher, a wife, grandmother, an activist and a minister, Sims has witnessed life in various shades. A teacher by profession, Sims is still a lifelong learner.  ... Read More »

Saje Brar: In a league of her own

The young Vancouver Whitecaps REX soccer player was recently picked by the prestigious Yale University to play for its soccer team while pursuing academics By Surbhi Gogia While there are still few days before Saje Brar turns 18 years old, she has achievements that are ahead of her age. Be it playing in teams above her age group, or setting ... Read More »

DIMPLE SARAN: THIS NURSE IS ON THE GO

By Surbhi Gogia A new step in the direction of private home care for South Asians is on the way Born in a Sikh family Dupinder(also known as Dimple) Kaur Saran has always known the importance of Seva. Seva translates to service in English. But in Sikhism it expands to much more than just its literal translation. It means serving ... Read More »

For a very special cause

Special Olympics BC Seeks to Engage South-Asian Community through ‘Try-It Days’ at Khalsa School, Newton By Scott Howe Individuals with an intellectual disability around the world face societal stigma, poor health outcomes, and frequently report feelings of social isolation.  Here in BC, individuals with an intellectual disability don’t often meet recommended guidelines for physical activities and nutrition, leading to reduced ... Read More »

Living to Serve

How Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen is making a community impact   By Balraj S. Kahlon Every Sunday, around the break of dawn, a group of volunteers prepare hot meals for lunch. This lunch is packed in food safe containers and taken to the most marginalized community in Canada: The Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES). By Noon, the Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen (GNFK) ... Read More »