May, 2020

Life & Etc

LIFE IN CANADA

Canada is the envy of the world. It is a dream accomplished by those who immigrate to this country and do their best to become a part of her. Half a century ago, when I left my motherland, it was not for Canada.  It was for the UK and USA. Destiny added Canada to the list. As soon as I …

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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 …

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Three Times a Hero

One Woman Who’s Always Ready to Assist By Harman S. Pandher The first week of September signifies the start of another school year.  And after two months of trying to keep kids busy, the arrival of the back-to-school season feels like a lifesaver for many adults. But for Surrey School District Educational Assistant Shamseeda Ali, the start of September inevitably …

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Miss Colorado Serene Singh: Breaking beauty stereotypes

GB Singh, a Sikh in 1970’s took an off-beat path to join American Army as a dentist and broke the stereotypical image of Sikh Community in the U.S. Who knew that 30 years later his daughter would follow his footsteps. Meet Serene Singh, the 19-year-old, first ever Sikh woman to win Miss Colorado teen pageant. A political science, journalism and …

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Sikhs and world war

Website to preserve history of World war I sikh soldiers  As the world marks the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles in human history, hitherto unknown tales of Sikhs during The Great War (1914-18) are being captured for the first time using the latest in mapping technology and a crowd-sourcing initiative to preserve family …

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ONE WAY OR OTHER – DRUGS KILL

By Dr. Suresh Kurl I have worked with individuals involved in drug culture. They would barter their grocery bags for drugs, rather than taking them home to feed their hungry children and then would return the next day to plead for money claiming their cash was stolen. As Registrar of an Appeal Board I was once threatened with an injection …

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Keep young minds active

When school year comes to a close, the task of filling long, summer days lies ahead. To keep young minds alert and engaged, parents may be tempted to hand out worksheets and flashcards, but UBC education professors say there are better ways to nurture children’s learning over the summer. Foster literacy skills You can infuse literacy into children’s summer activities, and …

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Facebook: Neither Good Nor Evil

Social media has become a hot topic in recent years. When it was first unveiled, Myspace and later Facebook were hailed as innovative. People flocked to join and become apart of this new trend. Recently these social media sites have been blamed for suicides caused by bullying among adolescents, as well a tendency for people to actually become less social. …

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15 Ways To Make Someone Feel Appreciated Without Spending A Dime

Whether it be your mom, cousin, friend or sibling, it can be easy to neglect the ones we love. Further, we often make the excuse that we’re short on cash as the reason why we don’t show tokens of appreciation. It often takes very small gestures to make a person feel appreciated so we have compiled a quick list of …

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2016: The Year Of Our Daughters’ Lohri

This past Lohri may seem to pass uniformly with its typical grand celebration and zeal like any other year. However, we have found that this January the 15th brought out something very notable within our community: equality. Lohri is traditionally a holiday used to celebrate the birth of a son in the family (most famously, the first born son by …

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