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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 »

A rendezvous with politics: Sukh Dhaliwal

Sukh Dhaliwal is the Liberal Member of Parliament for Surrey-Newton. He has served the Surrey community before when he was MP for Newton-North Delta from 2006 to 2011. After earning his Bachelor of Science (Surveying Engineering) from the University of Calgary, Sukh started his own business Dhaliwal & Associates Land Surveying Inc. As a former member of the Surrey Board ... Read More »

NRIs and India’s demonetization

By Jyotsna Singh As the clock struck 8 P.M. on the evening of November 8, an address by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Damodardas Modi took the country by surprise. Almost 86% of cash in the economy had been declared unfit for transaction from the next day. The address declared that after 12 midnight, i.e. within four hours, currency denomination ... Read More »

The pragmatic revolutionary: Fidel Castro

As a teenager, he once wrote to a US President congratulating him on his re-election and requesting a $10 bill because he “had never seen one and would like to have one of them”, but within a few decades, turned to be the nearest but most long-lasting bugbear for a whole series of American Presidents, who tried their best to ... 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 »

Bardish Chagger: “Better” made possible

The life story of newly appointed government house leader Bardish Chagger is the true embodiment of Liberal values When Justin Trudeau decided to run for the post of Prime Minister, he embarked on a journey that had a clear vision to make Canada a better place. “In Canada better is always possible,” Trudeau always said during the campaign. But the ... 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 »

Kindle your creative flames

This Diwali Give the gift of theatre experience to your kids   Fun, parties and good food are not the only reasons, for people settled in Canada, to celebrate their own festivals. These festivals are a great way to teach kids about a particular culture, its values and the traditions. As the season of Diwali kicks in, various events are planned ... Read More »

New mortgage rules

What that could mean to you   There are further more changes in store to cool down the soaring real estate prices. The Canadian government announced it will further tighten mortgage rules and close a tax loophole on home sales, seeking to rein in both foreign investors and indebted consumers. While Finance Minister Bill Morneau said he believes the overall ... 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 »