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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 »

It’s raining Brides

Their Bridal Trousseau Cost As Much As A Wedding! We’ve all seen our Bollywood divas in the most impressive of on-screen and off-screen avatars. Their on-point fashion sense and beauty game is something that leaves us in awe of them. However, we have to agree when a few of them stepped out as real-life brides, the sight was spellbinding. The ... Read More »

Akshay Kumar: From Acting to activism

By Surbhi Gogia If there are two worlds and words that define the spirit of India, they are:  Bollywood and cricket. Bollywood actors and cricketers are treated no less than Gods. The nation follows and adores each and every move of the members belonging to these two communities. In spite of this vast reach towards the masses, Bollywood’s popular cinema ... Read More »

Advait Kolarkar: The painting prodigy

By Surbhi Gogia Four-year-old Advait from India has taken Canada by a “colour blizzard”. He has been hailed as “prodigy” by The Telegraph Journal and CTV, Canada and Times of India, also making him one of the youngest artists worldwide It is very common for toddlers and pre-schoolers to hold crayons and fill paper with random colours. However, it is an ... Read More »

Traditional does not mean tacky

Bollywood’s top fashion designer Raghavendra Rathore in a special interview with Desi Today talks about current trends in male tradition clothing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s latest trip to India attracted criticism on many fronts. One main front was the choice of Trudeau family’s traditional wardrobe. Indian media called the attire “Too Indian even for Indians.” Some even called it ... 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 »

Princess Rani: Kids book series on Indian heritage

By Surbhi Gogia Indian culture and Hindu festivals are more than just dressing up and dancing on Bollywood numbers. However, there are not many resources in Canada that will equip parents on how to talk to their kids about the importance of these festivals. But now there is a good news for those parents. Anita Badhwar, who grew up in ... Read More »

Partition Museum: Shedding light on history’s dark spot

By Surbhi Gogia  The Partition Museum in Amritsar is dedicated to millions impacted in the largest migration in human history and is a space of reconciliation August 1947 was the watershed year in the history of Indian sub-continent. If on one hand India as a nation celebrated its freedom from more than 200 years of British colonization, on the other ... Read More »

B.C. Sikh Heritage Month events

THE students of the University British Columbia and Simon Fraser University Sikh students’ associations have collaborated to organize a series of fun and engaging events throughout April to mark Sikh Heritage Month. In a joint statement, Manpreet Kaur and Danish Singh, presidents of UBC and SFU Sikh students’ associations, respectively, said, ‘We are delighted to be able to invite all to ... Read More »

All India Radio (AIR) coming to Canada – and other countries

New Delhi (PTI): The AIR is planning to launch new services for several countries, including Japan, Germany and some in the Commonwealth of Independent States, with an aim to supplement the government’s diplomatic efforts and outreach programs to the Indian diaspora, an official said. Canada, South Africa and Maldives are also among the countries the All India Radio (AIR) plans to ... Read More »