Home / Desi Girl

Category: Desi Girl

Finding home beyond boundaries

  Finding home is a collection of poetry from a high school teen’s perspective on what it means to have a home. Being the child of first generation Pakistani Muslim immigrants, Duaah Hammad tells her story of trying to fit into an American life style while still holding her roots close. She grew up struggling to meet the expectations and ... Read More »

A flight of freedom

Meet Devanshi Vyas, who freed herself from the trap of bullying, depression and anxiety to fly high in the sky Bullying is a serious problem that exists in schools, colleges or even at the workplace. All those who become its victim, suffer. Some raise their voice, however, a lot more suffer in silence and get mental health problems. Tragically, many ... Read More »

Sonia Andhi is fourth candidate of Surrey Students NOW

SONIA Andhi is the fourth candidate of the Surrey Students NOW, a parent-led advocacy group running four candidates for School Board Trustee in Surrey. The other three candidates are Cindy Dalglish, Charlene Dobie and Mary-Em Waddington. The group said: “Sonia Andhi will bring experience to the Surrey School Board through her work as a Surrey based social worker and family counsellor. With ... Read More »

Neetu Garcha: Journalist of tomorrow

We are living in an age where social media has become a powerful platform for anyone to reach out to masses. With just one click, you can go live, capture a powerful image or video of any crime scene, a mass shooting or any incident that concerns masses. It is an age where a professional journalist is no longer a ... Read More »

Shawna Narayan: Empowering the future

“How stressful is the university?” “Will I still have time to hang out with friends?” “What are the scholarship available for me? or “How can I prepare for my university interview?” —  if you are all set to enter a higher education institute and all these questions are running through your mind — then help is on the way. Shawna ... 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 »

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 »

Diljott: Winning hearts across the world

By Surbhi Gogia You have seen Diljott’s radiance and innocence in various Punjabi movies and single tracks. The young actor from Mohali who shot to fame with the super hit Punjabi track Patiala Peg that featured famous actor Diljit Dosanjh, is all set to step into Bollywood and Hollywood at the same time soon. Diljott stepped into the entertainment industry ... Read More »

Breaking Beauty stereotypes

Meet Beenu Bajwa , a biology student from UBC, who entered into pageantry to break the stereotypes associated with it and recently won the title of Miss Canada, first runner-up By Beenu Bajwa I am a full time student at the University of British Columbia majoring in Biology with a focus on neurology. Education has always been a top priority ... Read More »