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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 »

Work on your core

Some important tips on things to do before joining the gym. Second in the series The first week at the gym is usually exciting but difficult as well to sustain, by now you must be feeling light and your body must be loosened up. Now the second step to achieve your dream body is to work on your core first, ... Read More »

10 wardrobe essentials for a Desi Girl

From a heavy anarkali to a comfy kurta, there’s a certain effortless elegance that comes with Indian wear. Whether it is for a family pooja, a wedding function or just like that,here are essentials your wardrobe needs to rock that Desi Girl look A plain kurta:  A plain/ slightly embellished kurta much like a plain white shirt must be a staple in any Indian wardrobe. Colored ... Read More »

What’s trending in kids’ toys this holiday season?

Santa and parents can all rest easy because the hottest toy trends for 2016 include something for everyone. “Imagination inspires the top toys for this season,” says Maria Garofalo, Walmart’s chief toy officer. “There are toys for every age group that encourage exploration and creative play well after the decorations are put away.” It’s also easier than ever to purchase ... Read More »

Gingerbread Cake Recipe

Recipe by Just Cakes – Adapted from Beth Cakes “Indulge in this flavor-packed gingerbread cake, perfect for the holiday season.” Cake 2 cups cake flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 ½ tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, ½ tsp allspice, ½ tsp sea salt, 1 cup butter, soft ¾ cup granulated sugar, ¼ cup brown ... Read More »

Jugpreet Bajwa: The bard in the city

Jugpreet Bajwa, a local boy from Surrey, won millions of hearts across the world through his performances at the Indian reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. He talks about his journey to the top in an exclusive interview with Desi Today By Surbhi Gogia If you are from Vancouver, the first thing that comes to mind when you listen ... Read More »

The Bold & the beautiful: Agam Darshi

  Meet Leo award-winning Vancouver based actress cum director Agam Darshi, whose three films hit the film festival circuit this year When famous Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra hit the world screen with her earthy and bold looks in the famous American series Quantico, the world thought that Indian women have finally stepped out of their saree-clad image to take up ... Read More »