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Tabla has been my mate since I was a baby: Maestro Zakir Hussain

(IANS) An international force to reckon with in the world of music, classical tabla virtuoso Ustad Zakir Hussain says his tabla has been his mate since he was a baby, and the percussion instrument is the “hottest-selling” one worldwide, with India’s greatest bench strength being in it. “Me and my tabla have been mates since I was a little baby. ... Read More »

Golden Globes 2019 steers away from politics, celebrates diversity, womanhood

Los Angeles, Jan 7 (IANS) From Egyptian-American star Rami Malek winning the top honour to a film about the relationship between an African-American pianist and his Italian-American driver “Green Book” scooping away multiple trophies and Sandra Oh making history for Asians — the 76th annual Golden Globes ceremony celebrated the power of diversity, and was devoid of any political comment. “I ... Read More »

Finding wellness through essential oils and art therapy

Sarah and Christina Kaur are exploring an alternative route to mental health care By Surbhi Gogia Every other day there is a new study released with the latest stats of how many Canadians are suffering from mental health issues. For many, even talking about mental health, or stress can be difficult. In 2018, we’re often encouraged to rise above the ... Read More »

Donald Trump is going to be ultimate test of humanity: Vir Das

Vir Das has always been blatantly honest about his views on the world’s socio-political climate, and has freely mocked US President Donald Trump. The actor-comedian feels he is going to be the “ultimate test of humanity’s tolerance”. Asked what he feels about Trump’s impact in politics and social media, Vir told IANS in a recorded response from Mumbai: “Donald Trump ... Read More »

Vancouver to Premiere Akram Khan Company’s – Chotto Desh from November 21 to 24

Theatrical magic and dazzling dance breathe life into timely issues of cultural identity and belonging in a family-friendly performance Vancouver, BC – DanceHouse, in co-presentation with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs and Théâtre la Seizième, is delighted to announce the anticipated Vancouver premiere of Akram Khan Company’s award-winning solo, Chotto Desh – loosely based on Khan’s childhood raised under the stern ... Read More »

Shreyas Talpade: Mastering crossover cinema

By Surbhi Gogia   We have known him as an actor, who can master any role with perfection. Be it playing a deaf serious boy focused on his goals or a naughty aimless youngster conning people around in Golmaal series — Shreyas Talpade, the versatile actor of Bollywood, has carved a niche with his acting brilliance. Recently he demonstrated his ... Read More »

Surrey First mayoral candidate Tom Gill: Arts, culture and entertainment key to a vibrant city

SURREY First mayoral candidate Tom Gill on Thursday outlined his team’s plans to showcase and grow the arts, culture and entertainment in Surrey. Joined by council candidates Vera LeFranc and Narima Dela Cruz, Gill said Surrey First will create an endowment fund to kick-start plans for a world class performing arts centre, double arts and culture grants, develop a contemporary art ... Read More »

AKSHAY KUMAR PAYS TRIBUTE TO SIKHS MARTYRS OF SARAGARHI

On the occasion of Saragarhi Day, megastar Akshay Kumar unveils the first look of Kesari, based on the Battle of Saragarhi in which 21 Sikhs valiantly fought 10,000 Afghans in 1897. Kesari also stars Parineeti Chopra and is scheduled to release on 21st March 2019. With a fierce first look, the actor has left us all stunned, waiting in anticipation for the release. This is ... Read More »

‘Namaste Canada 2018’ cultural event on Saturday (September 1)

THE Consulate General of India in Vancouver is hosting a day-long cultural event – ‘Namaste Canada 2018’ – in cooperation with more than 20 Indo-Canadian associations and cultural societies on Saturday, September 1 at Burnaby’s Michael J. Fox Theatre from 2 to 8 p.m.  It’s a free event and everyone is invited. Consul General Abhilasha Joshi met with the media and ... Read More »

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 »