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Weddings: An expensive affair for guests

By Vinder Sandhu Weddings have become big business in the South Asian community in the last decade. In fact every year, they are becoming bigger and bigger, each more extravagant than the previous. It seems to grow on its own, morphing into an uncontrollable monster gulping down tens of thousands of dollars in its way down the aisle. I love ... Read More »

The wedding of the year

Jasneet Arora of Gagan Foods International, recently got married to Jatinder Singh. Her wedding was a grand affair with 2000 guests being part of it. In an interview with Desi Today she talks about some highlights of her special day When and where was your wedding ceremony and reception? Our wedding was on August 20th 2016 it was held at ... Read More »

Weddings: Little India’s Big Business

Meet Bal Brach, a CBC journalist, whose own reluctance to have a big wedding turned into a documentary that explores the booming Indian wedding industry in the Lower Mainland What would you expect a bride-to-be doing just a few days before her wedding? Shopping and dreaming about her new life — most of you would think. But there are few ... Read More »

The Big Fat Indian Wedding

Pardip Narwal, a wedding planner, talks about some latest trends in Indian weddings and bizarre demands of the customers on their big day By Surbhi Gogia Weddings have always been a grand affair for South Asians. Back home they are super fun. Food and chatter all around, excitement in the air, a hundred different delicacies to gorge on. It’s like ... Read More »

The Sharp Edge of Jealousy 

  By Amrita Lit I’ve never been the envious type. Not only that, but I’ve never really paid attention or realized when someone was being envious of me either. I just don’t find it necessary to pine for the life of another when you can just make some simple changes to improve the status of your own. But with age, comes ... Read More »

10 wardrobe essentials for a Desi Girl

From a heavy anarkali to a comfy kurta, there’s a certain effortless elegance that comes with Indian wear. Whether it is for a family pooja, a wedding function or just like that,here are essentials your wardrobe needs to rock that Desi Girl look A plain kurta:  A plain/ slightly embellished kurta much like a plain white shirt must be a staple in any Indian wardrobe. Colored ... Read More »

Bardish Chagger: “Better” made possible

The life story of newly appointed government house leader Bardish Chagger is the true embodiment of Liberal values When Justin Trudeau decided to run for the post of Prime Minister, he embarked on a journey that had a clear vision to make Canada a better place. “In Canada better is always possible,” Trudeau always said during the campaign. But the ... Read More »

The Bold & the beautiful: Agam Darshi

  Meet Leo award-winning Vancouver based actress cum director Agam Darshi, whose three films hit the film festival circuit this year When famous Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra hit the world screen with her earthy and bold looks in the famous American series Quantico, the world thought that Indian women have finally stepped out of their saree-clad image to take up ... Read More »

A home called Vancouver

Designer Taranjit (Taran) Cheema brings alive her love for Vancouver in her collection at Vancouver Fashion Week Who says the rain and winters are dull moments in Vancouver? You need an eye of an admirer and a real love for this beautiful city that encompasses many colours of mother nature throughout the year. Designer Taran Cheema in her latest Summer/spring ... Read More »

Three Times a Hero

One Woman Who’s Always Ready to Assist By Harman S. Pandher The first week of September signifies the start of another school year.  And after two months of trying to keep kids busy, the arrival of the back-to-school season feels like a lifesaver for many adults. But for Surrey School District Educational Assistant Shamseeda Ali, the start of September inevitably ... Read More »