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DIMPLE SARAN: THIS NURSE IS ON THE GO

By Surbhi Gogia A new step in the direction of private home care for South Asians is on the way Born in a Sikh family Dupinder(also known as Dimple) Kaur Saran has always known the importance of Seva. Seva translates to service in English. But in Sikhism it expands to much more than just its literal translation. It means serving ... Read More »

For a very special cause

Special Olympics BC Seeks to Engage South-Asian Community through ‘Try-It Days’ at Khalsa School, Newton By Scott Howe Individuals with an intellectual disability around the world face societal stigma, poor health outcomes, and frequently report feelings of social isolation.  Here in BC, individuals with an intellectual disability don’t often meet recommended guidelines for physical activities and nutrition, leading to reduced ... Read More »

Living to Serve

How Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen is making a community impact   By Balraj S. Kahlon Every Sunday, around the break of dawn, a group of volunteers prepare hot meals for lunch. This lunch is packed in food safe containers and taken to the most marginalized community in Canada: The Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES). By Noon, the Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen (GNFK) ... Read More »

Diljott: Winning hearts across the world

By Surbhi Gogia You have seen Diljott’s radiance and innocence in various Punjabi movies and single tracks. The young actor from Mohali who shot to fame with the super hit Punjabi track Patiala Peg that featured famous actor Diljit Dosanjh, is all set to step into Bollywood and Hollywood at the same time soon. Diljott stepped into the entertainment industry ... Read More »

KidsPlay Foundation to organize soccer tournament for downtown Eastside youth

KidsPlay foundation will be organizing its annual sports tournament at BC stadium on May 28 for the youth. The tournament aims to involve youth from Eastside Vancouver and those who are financially unequipped to pursue sports. KidsPlay Foundation is the non profit organization working towards keeping kids away from the lifestyle of drugs, gangs, and violence. Kids Play holds sports tournaments, ... Read More »

Vancouver To host its First Conference On Ayurvedic Medicine

After becoming a popular city for Yoga, Vancouver is all set to step into another branch of Ancient India ie Ayurveda. For the first time, Vancouver will be hosting a conference on Ayurvedic Medicine in the coming Month of May. This conference is designed as 3 days of intensive of discussions and  teachings and headlines two of the world’s most ... Read More »

Advait Kolarkar: The painting prodigy

By Surbhi Gogia Four-year-old Advait from India has taken Canada by a “colour blizzard”. He has been hailed as “prodigy” by The Telegraph Journal and CTV, Canada and Times of India, also making him one of the youngest artists worldwide It is very common for toddlers and pre-schoolers to hold crayons and fill paper with random colours. However, it is an ... Read More »

Traditional does not mean tacky

Bollywood’s top fashion designer Raghavendra Rathore in a special interview with Desi Today talks about current trends in male tradition clothing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s latest trip to India attracted criticism on many fronts. One main front was the choice of Trudeau family’s traditional wardrobe. Indian media called the attire “Too Indian even for Indians.” Some even called it ... Read More »

Breaking Beauty stereotypes

Meet Beenu Bajwa , a biology student from UBC, who entered into pageantry to break the stereotypes associated with it and recently won the title of Miss Canada, first runner-up By Beenu Bajwa I am a full time student at the University of British Columbia majoring in Biology with a focus on neurology. Education has always been a top priority ... Read More »

Saving Punjab from addiction

By Kernjeet Kaur Sandhu My name is Kernjeet Kaur Sandhu. I was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  My parents, Satnam Singh Sandhu and Iqbal Kaur Sandhu, are from the region of Punjab in northern India. My parents came to Canada in the early 70s. I could spend hours explaining how motivated and hard working my parents were and are. They ... Read More »