August, 2020

Beauty, Art & Entertainment

Sandy Sidhu: Vancouver’s Rising Star

This Vancouver-based artist plays role of a nurse in the series that honours the life and challenging profession of nurses Sandy Sidhu is the rising star of film and television industry. She was born and raised along the coast of Vancouver, British Columbia. Both her parents immigrated from Punjab, India. Her mother, Jasvir, is a nurse and her father, Jarnail, …

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Josh: The band without borders

The Indo-Pak-Canadian band is rising above borders to spread message of love, peace and unity through music Canadian music group “JoSH” were formed in Montreal, Canada in the late 90’s.  Comprised of members Rup Magon and Qurram Hussain, JoSH has been producing, writing, and singing hit songs for over two decades and have performed in more than 25 countries. They …

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Canada’s Largest South Asian Youth Festival Goes Virtual — Announcing 5X: Race to the Stage

Global festival-goers connect, create and move – checking out virtual stages, taking in performances and competing in challenges as they progress towards an exclusive experience at the 5X Mainstage. VANCOUVER, BC, May 4, 2020 – 5X is excited to announce their 2020 Festival — 5X: Race to the Stage — in collaboration with global wellness and fan engagement platform Stepathlon. 5X: Race to the Stage will gather …

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Oscars 2020: South Korean film ‘Parasite’ beats Hollywood biggies

Los Angeles, Feb 10 (IANS) South Korean film “Parasite” beat Hollywood biggies like “Joker”, “1917” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” to win the best picture Oscar on Sunday night that was given a musical touch by artistes such as Elton John and Eminem. “Parasite” is the first non-English to win the top honour. On Sunday night, the 92nd Academy …

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DJ Heer: Rocking our hockey nights

The hockey nights for the South Asians are becoming grand every season. It was the introduction of commentary in Punjabi that won millions of hearts across North America. Now, it is Punjabi and Bollywood music before hockey games, that’s entertaining and cheering the spirits of hockey fans. For three years in a row the hockey night around Diwali has been …

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A Bride’s Guide to Wedding Shopping in India

By Kamran Rahman Wedding shopping in India has become an increasingly popular alternative to shopping in Canada. For many women, shopping in India is more than buying things for their weddings, as the trip can be an adventure. There are added benefits of being able to go sightseeing and enjoy the perks of being a tourist. While brides find themselves …

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Vancouver’s Arshdeep Purba is Miss Canada Globe 2019/2020

ARSHDEEP Purba is this year’s reigning queen, our Miss Canada Globe 2019/2020! This 22-year-old from Calgary, who now resides in Vancouver, made her new province very proud when she won that title at the Miss Canada Globe Pageant. Arshdeep, who was born in Calgary, moved to Vancouver at the age of 18 to attend Vancouver Film School and become an actress. …

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Vancouver’s Shivangi Bhayana Wins Indian Television Academy’s Best Singer Award

Vancouver-based singer Shivangi Bhayana, who’s tracks have been featured in Bollywood films and television shows, was a winner in the music playback category at the Indian Television Academy’s (ITA) 19th annual successful year Awards 2019, which was held in Indore on November 10. “I won the Best Singer category award for the title track of the TV show Kahaan Hum …

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Jahan Geet Singh: The girl with the Dhol

Meet Jahan Geet Singh, India’s youngest female Dhol player. The 21 year old Chandigarh resident is currently pursuing law from Punjab University. Being a girl, she always wanted to do something unique and inspiring. When she was young she saw some men playing Dhol and was so fascinated by it, that she decided to play the instrument herself. She was …

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Annual Reelworld Film Festival returns this October

Founded by award-winning actress Tonya Williams, the annual Reelworld Film Festival returns this October 17th – 21st, celebrating its 19th year continuing to open doors for racially diverse Canadian filmmakers and media artists from all across the country. Now in its 19th year, Canada’s leading racially diverse film festival, the Reelworld Film Festival is back once again this October 2019 …

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