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Realty’s reality…

Post 15% foreign buyer’s tax Experts advise it is a good time to rethink your strategy both as a buyer and a seller The skyrocketing real estate market last year made housing unaffordable in the Lower Mainland. The BC government stepped in to take a charge and levied 15% Foreign Home Buyer’s tax. Foreign nationals who buy real estate in ... Read More »

Komagata Maru Apology: A promise well kept

Baba Puran Singh Janetpura was one of the student passenger in Komagata Maru when it landed on the shores of Vancouver. Raj Singh Toor, his grandson, recalls his grandfather’s journey and the decedents fight for the long awaited apology The Komagata Maru came in May 23, 1914 with 376 passengers including my grandfather. His name was Baba Puran Singh Janetpura. He was a student ... Read More »

Explore spiritual getaways in India

Whether you want to explore your spiritual side or go on a soul discovery trip, you can try going to Ladakh, Goa or Ajmer on a wanderlust. Hemis Monastery, Ladakh: Hemis Monastery is the largest and richest Buddhist monastery in the Ladakh region. It features a famous collection of ancient statues, sacred thangkas, and various other artefacts. During the tourist ... Read More »

The Greatest Bollywood Hollywood splits of 2016

Year 2016 has seen several marriages, engagements and relationships going sour in Hollywood and Bollywood, but the news of separation of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, a globally popular couple, has rocked the entertainment world like no other split. In India, Farhan Akhtar-Adhuna Bhabani, Arbaaz Khan-Malaika Arora, Lissy-Priyadarshan, Om Puri-Nandita and Soundarya Rajinikanth-Ashwin Ramkumar are among the couples who decided ... Read More »

Air Canada’s exclusive non-stop flights from Vancouver to Delhi ready for takeoff beginning October 20

JUST in time for Diwali festivities, Air Canada has introduced the only non-stop flights from Vancouver to Delhi beginning October 20 and this was a cause for celebration on Thursday night as Air Canada officials met with media and travel agency representatives to celebrate this momentous development. The flights had been announced last April. The seasonal, three-times weekly flights complement ... Read More »

Indian banker ranks No. 2 in Fortune’s list of ’50 Most Powerful Women based outside the U.S.’

State Bank of India’s chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya, ICICI Bank’s chief Chanda Kochhar and Axis Bank CEO Shikha Sharma ranked in the top 20 of the ’50 Most Powerful Women International’ list released by Fortune. The list, which considered women based outside the US, placed Bhatacharya in the second spot while Kochhar was ranked fifth and Sharma 19th. Group Executive Chairman Ana ... Read More »

Want to pick best books for your kid? Here is BC teachers’ list

In celebration of the BCTF’s 100th anniversary and in recognition of the valuable role literature has always played in children’s learning, the Federation invited BC teachers to participate in “100 Best Books for BC Students.” The results are in! We asked teachers: “What are the books you believe every student should read before graduating?” The result is a list of ... Read More »

Manmohan,Kusum Vij donate $100,000 to Richmond Hospital

RICHMOND residents, Manmohan Vij and his wife Kusum, have donated $100,000 to Richmond Hospital, according to community activist Balwant Sanghera. The couple are very well respected and active members of the Chai Chaupal Group run by Richmond Muticultural Community Services in cooperation with the India Cultural Centre of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas in Richmond. A Richmond Hospital spokesperson told The ... Read More »

Meet your city councillor Tom Gill

  By Surbhi Gogia Be the change you wish to see in the world. The famous quote by Mahatma Gandhi suits no one better than Surrey City Councillor, Tom Gill. The City of Surrey is home to one of the largest South Asian communities in Canada that has worked exceptionally hard to earn a unique financial and cultural identity in ... Read More »

For a liveable, sustainable Surrey

Surrey’s mayor shares her vision for the city From Mayor Linda Hepner As Mayor, I am steadfastly committed to building a city for smart, sustainable growth not just for the present but also for the future. It is not an understatement when I say that Surrey is a city rich with exciting opportunities. With a diverse and vibrant population of ... Read More »