April, 2020

Life & Etc

DJ Heer: Rocking our hockey nights

The hockey nights for the South Asians are becoming grand every season. It was the introduction of commentary in Punjabi that won millions of hearts across North America. Now, it is Punjabi and Bollywood music before hockey games, that’s entertaining and cheering the spirits of hockey fans. For three years in a row the hockey night around Diwali has been …

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Sitar virtuoso Sharanjeet Mand: Putting Indian classical music on world stage

By Surbhi Gogia  We all rightly marvel at the skills of talented musicians, especially when they effortlessly play classical complex forms of music — wondering how does someone become so skilled? The questions we can’t help but ask: Are they born talented? Does it run in genes? Is it hard work and practice? Obviously, hours and hours of dedicated practice is …

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Jacquile Singh Kambo: Raising gang awareness through meaningful cinema

South Asian community has been struggling to deal with Gang violence and South Asian youth involvement in it for quite a long time. Organizations and individuals have been working tirelessly to spread awareness about this problem. Meet Jacquile Singh Kambo, a graduate of Capilano University, who too has made a unique contribution in raising awareness about this issue through meaningful …

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REFUSE ABUSE

Shirin Ariff is an inspirational speaker, author, and women’s empowerment coach committed to helping women find their strength. After braving immigration to Canada and surviving thyroid cancer, Shirin understands adversity. Despite the lemons that life handed her, she dug deep and found resilience. Today, she empowers other women to become their own North Stars. Read her message to bring a …

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Indo-Pak border town Ferozepur’s iconic Raja Talkies shuts down

One of the oldest cinema houses of Punjab, which once attracted more cinemagoers from neighbouring Pakistan, has been shut down and its heritage property put on sale. The cinema, Dhani Ram Theatre, popular as Raja Talkies, was constructed in this border town in 1930. Over the years, the cinema hall weathered many a storm in its lifetime, including high entertainment …

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Why transition to high school puts some kids at risk of mental illness

The transition from elementary school to high school can be stressful. Like other major life changes, it can put children at greater risk for depression, anxiety and other psychiatric illnesses. The Depression, Anxiety and Stress Lab in UBC’s department of psychology is conducting research to identify which kids are most at risk, and why. They invite families to participate if they have …

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THE RIG VEDA 

HINDUISM – A BIRD’S EYE VIEW  (Part-II) Dr. Suresh Kurl  The Indian history of speculative thought has its beginning in the Rig Veda, a treasure of cosmic mysteries: the daily drama of the sunrise, sunset, wind and rain, of light and darkness, of calm and storm. Then was not non-existent, nor existent: there was no realm of air, no sky …

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THE HINDUISM — A BIRD’S EYE VIEW

THE VEDAS Canada is becoming a complex inter-culturalal and multi-faith nation with time. Dr Suresh Kurl believes that time the has come that this changing demography be introduced to the history, culture, religion, spirituality and traditions of India, especially Canada wishes to advance mutual relations with the people of India. In a five-part series he introduces Hinduism to our readers.  Before the …

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More than just a Survivor – I’m a Thriver!

  By Kamal Dhillon  The horrors I wrote about in Black and Blue Sari took place when I was just eighteen, after my “grand wedding”. It was an occasion for which people from around the world flew to Vancouver.  Reflecting on those years of brutality, I realize that if I hadn’t broken the silence of this family’s secret, it would …

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