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Cultures Shaping Vancouver

Over the last 125 years, Vancouver has become home to a broad range of ethnic groups, who have brought with them a vibrant and distinct assemblage of cuisines, heritage, belief systems and artwork. Although these cultures have retained a sense of their original identity, their influence has shaped Vancouver into a thriving, international city with a unique vibe.  Some of ... Read More »

Gap’s “Make Love” Campaign Sparks Controversy

GAP’s holiday season print ad campaign, “Make Love,” which is focused on giving and sharing love, according to a statement by the retail clothing giant, features several icons, including singers Harry Belafonte, Tony Bennett and glam-queen Cyndi Lauper. Ahluwalia – of The House of Waris – and Jones are featured in one of the print ads, with the turbaned and ... Read More »

BOLLYWOOD’S BLACK MONEY

When actor Sanjay Dutt was sentenced to five years in prison for the illegal possession of weapons supplied to the criminals behind the 1993 Mumbai bombings, his predicament shed light on the tight links between India’s booming film industry and Mumbai’s notorious underworld. In 2011, a leaked US diplomatic cable indicated that Bollywood welcomed funding from gangsters and politicians. According ... Read More »

Bollywood’s Most Famous Second Marriages

Dharmendra and Hema Malini Dharmendra’s first marriage was in 1954 at the age of 19 to Prakash Kaur – the couple have two sons, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol, and two daughters, Vijeeta and Ajeeta. His second marriage to Bollywood dream girl Hema Malini led the couple to convert to Islam as Dharmendra did not divorce his first wife. The ... Read More »

DESI TODAY RECIPES

MUSHROOM ROSEMARY CHICKEN POTPIE FOR THE CRUST •    1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled), plus more for work surface •    1 teaspoon sugar •    1/4 teaspoon fine salt •    1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces •    3 to 5 tablespoons ice water FOR THE FILLING •    5 tablespoons unsalted butter •    1 medium ... Read More »

Miley Cyrus: train wreck or marketing genius?

Miley Cyrus: train wreck or marketing genius? Love her or hate her, everyone is talking about Miley Cyrus these days. After her twerking performance at the VMA Awards and her naked video showcasing the release of “Wrecking Ball,” many have been surprised by Miley’s provocative behaviour. But after the release of her album, Bangerz, marketing experts believe that her behaviour ... Read More »

Indian Living: a feast of Indian flavor

With the summer winding down, barbecue season is in full swing as people are enjoying the perks of outdoor cooking and patio entertaining for the remainder of the season. Adding Indian flavor into your meals has never been so easy, and delicious. With these gourmet recipes you’re bound to impress your guests. Grilled lamb Tomato-onion salad Cashew rice Mango Lasee ... Read More »