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Untangling the mysteries of love

The mysteries of love have inspired poetry, songs and countless works of art. But rather than revel in its mystique, UBC philosopher Carrie Jenkins, author of the new book What Love Is, wants us to turn a critical eye on love, to understand its biological and societal origins. Failure to do so, she warns, could have potentially harmful consequences. Philosophy is ... Read More »

Transition your wardrobe from winter to spring

(NC) Refreshing your closet when the seasons change doesn’t have to be a painful, time-consuming process that involves buying lots of new pieces. Keep these five tips in mind while you embrace the warmer weather: 1. Brighten things up with a statement spring coat. Since it’s not warm enough yet to venture outside without one, choose a coat that has ... Read More »

Never imagined my story would be Oscar-nominated: Saroo Brierley on ‘Lion’

Mumbai (IANS): The heart-warming, real-life story of Indian-Australian businessman Saroo Brierley is being celebrated globally through the film “Lion”, that has been winning awards and has earned several Oscar and BAFTA nominations. He says the success of the homecoming story is unimaginable and wants it to bring hope to those who may be going through what he did. “I am ... Read More »

Weddings: An expensive affair for guests

By Vinder Sandhu Weddings have become big business in the South Asian community in the last decade. In fact every year, they are becoming bigger and bigger, each more extravagant than the previous. It seems to grow on its own, morphing into an uncontrollable monster gulping down tens of thousands of dollars in its way down the aisle. I love ... Read More »

The wedding of the year

Jasneet Arora of Gagan Foods International, recently got married to Jatinder Singh. Her wedding was a grand affair with 2000 guests being part of it. In an interview with Desi Today she talks about some highlights of her special day When and where was your wedding ceremony and reception? Our wedding was on August 20th 2016 it was held at ... Read More »

A wedding story

Meet Manjot and Careena, for whom a big wedding was a way of expressing love and gratitude towards their family and friends When a couple decides to get married, the first and most difficult question that pops up is whether to have a big or a small wedding. Some of the common factors that influence every couple’s decision are — ... Read More »

Weddings: Little India’s Big Business

Meet Bal Brach, a CBC journalist, whose own reluctance to have a big wedding turned into a documentary that explores the booming Indian wedding industry in the Lower Mainland What would you expect a bride-to-be doing just a few days before her wedding? Shopping and dreaming about her new life — most of you would think. But there are few ... Read More »

The Big Fat Indian Wedding

Pardip Narwal, a wedding planner, talks about some latest trends in Indian weddings and bizarre demands of the customers on their big day By Surbhi Gogia Weddings have always been a grand affair for South Asians. Back home they are super fun. Food and chatter all around, excitement in the air, a hundred different delicacies to gorge on. It’s like ... Read More »

The Sharp Edge of Jealousy 

  By Amrita Lit I’ve never been the envious type. Not only that, but I’ve never really paid attention or realized when someone was being envious of me either. I just don’t find it necessary to pine for the life of another when you can just make some simple changes to improve the status of your own. But with age, comes ... Read More »

Top 10 countries to travel in 2017

Lonely Planet has named Canada the top country to visit in 2017. The travel guide giant says the Great White North’s friendly people and “dynamic cities” make it a prime destination for prospective tourists. Lonely Planet also says Canada has been “bolstered” with a “wave of positivity” from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.  Europe is thing of the past, if you are a ... Read More »