May, 2020

Features

With the recent peak in individuals being diagnosed with depression, people are eager to read up on any texts that describe or shed light on the disorder. What’s interesting is that scholars have found instances in the Guru Granth Sahib Ji (written over 500 years ago) that do just that. In 1699, Guru Gobind Singh Ji passed the gurghadi (guruship) …

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Halloween Special: True Scary Stories

We have collected the scariest, creepiest, most bone-chilling stories for you for this Halloween! We talked to our readers and have created a collection of stories and photos that either belong to them have been passed down from people we actually know. Disclaimers: yes, these are all true stories; yes they are very disturbing. So grab your flashlight and your …

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Are You Filtering Away Your Life?

By Amrita Lit So it’s no secret that today’s day and age is all about social media and how we portray ourselves on it. We are all constantly plugged in and connected to one another via the online image we create in our daily (sometimes hourly) updates. But what is missing from this webosphere is the ability to really see …

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Disney-Pixar Releasing Film About An Indian Boy

American-born Sanjay finds himself torn between the the Western culture he is surrounded with and the Indian culture his father was born with. Bored during a daily Indian ritual, Sanjay “begins daydreaming a kind of ancient, Hindu version of ‘The Avengers,’ with the gods appearing like superheroes.” “As the daydream progresses, the color, light and animation of the film grows …

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The Pink Ladoo Campaign to Celebrate the Birth of Sikh Girls

Equality Is Sweet: Pink Ladoo campaign launches to encourage British South Asian families to celebrate the birth of a girl. The long-standing South Asian tradition of celebrating the birth of boys by distributing sweets called “ladoo” within the community is finally being updated, with the launch of the “Equality is Sweet: Pink Ladoo” campaign, which will create a much needed …

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Local Stranger Saves the Day, Leaves Before Vancouver Police Can Thank Him

Vancouver Police are expressing their appreciation to an unknown man who helped two VPD officers yesterday as they fought to take a violent man into custody. At about 6:30 p.m. on September 23rd, the officers were flagged down by several concerned and fearful people near the Vancouver Convention Centre. They were troubled by the actions of a shirtless man who …

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Family Responds to Amber Alert for 2-year-old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette

“She’s really smart, really cute and is a two-and-a-half year-old that looks like five,” her mother comments. Searches continue to take place in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Montana for Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette. Police report that she was taken from her home in Blairemore at about 3:30am on Monday where her father, Terry Blanchette, was found dead at the scene. Sources confirm …

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Facebook Loses Online Sexual Predator Case

Facebook agreed to pay an undisclosed amount as out of court settlement to the father of a girl who, he claims, “was exposed to online sexual predators at the age of 11”, Daily Mail reported. The father, who has remained anonymous, had sued Facebook for failing to enforce its age restriction policy. A trial had been due to begin last …

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Want To Make An Easy $200? Line Sitters Getting Paid Top Dollar for New Apple Devices

They call themselves “professional line-sitters.” People have created a job out of Apple fans’ need to be the first consumers with the newest Apple products. With the recent launch of iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, reports show that individuals are willing to pay other anywhere between $80 to $200 to stand in line for them. Online Market Place “AskforTask” CEO …

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Experts Predict Vancouver Earthquake Will Cause 10,000 Deaths

The 2015/2016 BC Earthquake Emergency Response Plan report predicts that if a shallow earthquake at 7.3 magnitude hits Vancouver, it would cause 10,00 deaths and destroy 12% of Vancouver’s buildings. The official report can be found by clicking here Officials also predict severe road cracks, fires, collapsed buildings and injuries to all those in the area. Experts are making these …

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