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‘YES I AM PLUS SIZE’

Women in Punjab flaunt their curves in style Being plus size is nothing new. However, what is, is that Northern India hosted their first beauty pageant on May 12 for plus size women in Punjab. With only a criteria of a 34” + waist and aged between 21 to 40 years, this was certainly a chance for Northern Indian women ... Read More »

Surrey’s Muslim women pick up camera to make movies on social issues

Commencing on Saturday April 8th and continuing for a total of four classes each Saturday of the month, the Voices of Muslim Women course offered by Muslim Food Bank Community Services Society in partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Visual Media Workshop and Freed Education Co., is an exclusive program which offers an assortment of Muslim women from all ages and ... Read More »

Oh Canada!

Surrey students show us what they think of their home and native land They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and Surrey students have a lot to say when it comes to our country. The works of hundreds of elementary and high school students exploring ideas about contemporary Canadian identity in a screen-based exhibit were displayed at the ... Read More »

Beer Baroness Manjit Minhas

By Surbhi Gogia Manjit Minhas is just 36 year old who has risen to international fame of being a “beer baroness” by owning a booze empire with annual revenues of over 187 million dollars. Co-founder and CEO of the Minhas Breweries, Distillery and Winery in Calgary, Manjit started her business at the ripe age of 19 with her brother Ravinder ... Read More »

Arshpreet Chahal: Brining home International Glory

Arshpreet Chahal is a 16 years old teen from Vancouver, BC. She recently competed in the Miss Teen Petite International pageant which was hosted in El Salvador on March 3rd, 2017. She won the title of First Runner up. In 2015, Arshpreet won Miss Teen Canada Petite Globe. The pageant was held in Toronto from August 12 to 23 during ... Read More »

Local Indo-Canadian Author Releases Debut Fiction Novel – Chasing Kismet

The story is written by Indo-Canadian author Amrita Kaur Lit. Lit lives in Surrey, British Columbia. Her writing regularly appears in several local newspapers and magazines, as well as on her personal blog, ‘Amrita Literature.’ Chasing Kismet tackles deeply convoluted human issues that will particularly resonate with Indian and South Asian readers. From the intricacies of family and community dynamics ... Read More »

International Women’s Day Special: Local Film Festival to showcase best of international cinema created by women

Opening on International Women’s Day on March 8, the 12th annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWFF) will be celebrating the best of cinema created by women.  Other Festival events include: film panels, master classes, guest filmmakers, artist talks, pitch sessions, receptions, and an award gala.  Women in Film and Television will present two local features, and four films ... Read More »

DJ EMENES: Rocking the world stage

By Surbhi Gogia It is no secret that a DJ has a crucial role to play in any celebration — be it a wedding, party, music festival or night club. A DJ is responsible to move the crowd, as he is the one who holds the fate of any party being the one who controls the mood of the people. ... Read More »

PALDI: Town soaked in Sikh History

This remote town in British Columbia’s lumber country is named after its founder Mayo Singh from Paldi Village in the District Of Hoshiapur in Punjab In most history books, the contributions of the Panjabis to the fabric of British Columbia’s culture and economy are not mentioned. One of the earliest towns for the early Punjabi settlers was Paldi, British Columbia  and ... Read More »