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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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Preetisheel Singh — Transforming Bollywood with her masterstrokes

Meet National Award-winning make-up, hair and one of India’s prosthetic designer Preetisheel Singh By Desi Today News Desk In recent years Bollywood has presented us with characters that evoked different emotions in us. If Amitabh Bhachan and Rishi Kapoor made us laugh and adore them with their cuteness in 102 not out, Ranveer Singh scared us to the core with his looks ... Read More »

Showcasing South Asian talent beyond Bollywood

 By Arshad Khan and Anya McKenzie Have you heard of the film The Big Sick? Or before that East Is East or Bend It Like Beckham? Beckham was a small, independent film by Gurinder Chadha that launched her career from an unknown filmmaker to now one of the industry’s top directors, with her latest feature Blinded By The Light becoming ... Read More »

FINAL WEEK AHEAD Moving Still: Performative Photography in India

Last chance for audiences to see this group exhibition including select works presented outside of India for the first time Vancouver, BC – Next week marks the final week for visitors to seeMoving Still: Performative Photography in India at the Vancouver Art Gallery with the last day of the exhibition on September 2. Received with praise from critics and audiences alike since ... Read More »

‘The Lion King’ is a deep part of our culture: Favreau

os Angeles, July 9 (IANS) Filmmaker Jon Favreau feels “The Lion King” has become a deep part of our culture, and says he felt a tremendous responsibility while re-imagining the world of Disney’s classic with the use of technology. “It’s such a beloved property. Disney has had tremendous success with the original animated version and then the Broadway musical. I ... Read More »

Bring the family to share stories through art

Surrey Art Gallery is inviting families to drop in to make art and connect with family and friends on Saturday, July 13 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Look closely at shape, colour, and language with exhibiting artists, artist educators, and volunteers. Everyone is welcome at this event—children must be with an adult. Admission is free.  Create with colours, collage, ... Read More »

PREM GILL: Creating BC’s creative force

By Surbhi Gogia We have always seen British Columbia’s scenic locations at the backdrop of popular Hollywood movies. But do you know that BC is also a popular choice amongst international production houses for their behind the scenes work. It is one of the largest centres for film and television production in North America and has international reputation and proven ... Read More »

Moving beyond Indian sculptures and paintings

A performative photography exhibition of Indian artists is on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery When we think of Indian art, images of ancient sculptures and paintings start enriching our mind immediately. But the Vancouver Art Gallery is giving all the art lovers an opportunity to explore a different aspect of Indian art. Moving Still: Performative Photography in India — ... Read More »