April, 2020

Beauty, Art & Entertainment

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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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