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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 »

Miss Colorado Serene Singh: Breaking beauty stereotypes

GB Singh, a Sikh in 1970’s took an off-beat path to join American Army as a dentist and broke the stereotypical image of Sikh Community in the U.S. Who knew that 30 years later his daughter would follow his footsteps. Meet Serene Singh, the 19-year-old, first ever Sikh woman to win Miss Colorado teen pageant. A political science, journalism and ... Read More »

GINNI MAHI: Punjabi pop voice of Dalit rights

Have you heard Chamar Pop? If not, Ginni Mahi is a good place to start. Gurkanwal Bharti, popularly known as Ginni Mahi is 18-year-old singer from Punjab, who proudly identifies as Dalit as much as Punjabi, Ginni’s been reversing the pop music trend with her songs. Mahi’s music, though catchy, comprises of revamped shabads (devotional songs) and songs about Dalit ... Read More »

‘What can happen, if you don’t kill a girl child’

Indian women have proved and earned their metals in Olympics after wrestler Sakshi Malik clinching a bronze in the Women’s Freestyle 58kg category and PV Sindhu winning a silver medal at the badminton final. This display of extraordinary talent of Indian women was big a slap on the face of those who criticize Indian athletes for their non-performance. Days before ... Read More »

More than tennis, Sania had to battle the media

Eulogised, feted, doubted and criticised — Sania Mirza’s life is an example of how a girl with a dream reached her goal after scaling all odds. The 29-year-old’s battle on court — and with fringe elements off it — is the stuff legends are made of. Whether an innocuous picture of Sania putting her leg up after a match, a ... Read More »

Desi Girl: Safeeya Pirani

Local instructor with Shiamak Davar International, Vancouver/Bombay for 7 years Participated in IIFA Awards, TOIFA Awards, The Sahara Sports Awards in Bombay, and the Unforgettable Tour which occurred in 2008. Degree in Communications. She is passionate about local community topics and have also started her own non for profit project called Dance For Good where she works with people with ... Read More »

Desi Girl: Paarull Bakshi

Paarull Bakshi has a Business Administration with a major in marketing and works as a marketing assistant for an architectural firm in Vancouver. She has also been working with many small businesses in Vancouver in the lower mainland for the past few years assisting them with various needs in the field of marketing, sales, PR and business development. Apart from ... Read More »

Desi Girl: Rubi Gill

25 year old Rubi Gill was born in New Westminster on April 8, 1988. Raised in Coquitlam by her parents, Rubi enjoys a close relationship with her younger sister and brother. After graduating with a Bachelors in Social Work, Rubi decided to pursue graduate school and is currently completing her Masters in Counseling. Rubi’s involvement with modeling has boosted her ... Read More »