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Chef Vikas Khanna — Creating food for thought

By Surbhi Gogia Chef Vikas Khanna’s journey from a small Indian city to New York is a rollercoaster with many ups and down that has rocked the world with flavours. He was recently named one of the top chef’s of the world Though today you are a lonely buried seed You feel you’re lost in this whole stampede At the ... Read More »

‘YES I AM PLUS SIZE’

Women in Punjab flaunt their curves in style Being plus size is nothing new. However, what is, is that Northern India hosted their first beauty pageant on May 12 for plus size women in Punjab. With only a criteria of a 34” + waist and aged between 21 to 40 years, this was certainly a chance for Northern Indian women ... Read More »

Staying energized at work during Ramadan

With Ramadan approaching, many Muslims are getting ready for a month of fasting and special prayers. Since Ramadan falls primarily during the month of June this year, those observing can expect long days of fasting. During the warmer days, it can be hard to retain your energy, especially during long work hours. Stay hydrated. During the Suhoor and Iftar meals, ... Read More »

Teaching your Kids About the Value of a Dollar

By Gary Thandi Have you ever had that conversation with your children, one that maybe your parents had with you when you were a kid, that starts with “When I was your age ….” You know, it’s the one where you tell them how much harder life was back when you were younger, and how hard you worked when you ... Read More »

First daughters of BC

By Harvinder Sandhu Zhindagee — A book by Mahinder Kaur Doman written in 2010 is worth remembering on Canada’s 150 years of celebration. It is a timeless collection of stories of first daughters who helped raise the first Sikh families in BC In celebrating Canada’s 150 year’s birthday, Canadians of all walks of life have been invited by the Canadian ... Read More »

Surrey’s Golden boy: Eric Basran

By Surbhi Gogia Eric’s story is an inspiring example of what South Asian kids can achieve if their energy is invested in sports from the early age Eric Basran, an 18 year BC champion and two time silver medalist from Surrey recently returned home from the 2017 BC Golden Gloves Championship in Mission with more hardware to add to his ... Read More »

Beer Baroness Manjit Minhas

By Surbhi Gogia Manjit Minhas is just 36 year old who has risen to international fame of being a “beer baroness” by owning a booze empire with annual revenues of over 187 million dollars. Co-founder and CEO of the Minhas Breweries, Distillery and Winery in Calgary, Manjit started her business at the ripe age of 19 with her brother Ravinder ... Read More »

Faith, God & Spirituality

By Dr. Suresh Kurl  The terms may sound abstract but they are closely connected to our everyday lives and adopting them in everyday life can help us survive everyday problems. Suresh Kurl explians Half a century ago, I left India, the country of my birth, but continued to protect and preserve, rather jealously, a travel kit my parents had handed ... Read More »

International Women’s Day Special: Introducing Staff Sergeant Major Beth McAndie

This Wednesday, March 8th, marks International Women’s Day and a chance to recognize the contributions of over 500 female police officers, staff and volunteers at Surrey Detachment. This year’s campaign theme is “Be Bold for Change,” something that Beth McAndie exemplifies and champions in her newest role as the Surrey RCMP’s Staff Sergeant Major. Not everyone can remember the exact moment ... Read More »

International Women’s Day Special: Local Film Festival to showcase best of international cinema created by women

Opening on International Women’s Day on March 8, the 12th annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWFF) will be celebrating the best of cinema created by women.  Other Festival events include: film panels, master classes, guest filmmakers, artist talks, pitch sessions, receptions, and an award gala.  Women in Film and Television will present two local features, and four films ... Read More »