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Top Things to do in Vancouver During Christmas

You better not shout, you better not pout, you better not cry, I’m telling you why: we’ve collected a list of the top things to do in Vancouver this Christmas! Get your holiday spirit in full effect with our list of magical events to take part in this Christmas! 1.) Bright Nights – Stanley Park Christmas Train – Come on, ... Read More »

Indian Jokes: Short Stories That Will Make You Smile

The Always Cunning Mr. Singh A wealthy Singh from India travels all around the world on business. He is now in Canada and walks into a Canadian bank and asks for the loan officer. He says he’s going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5000. The bank officer says the bank will need some kind ... Read More »

Beautiful British Columbia

Desi Today Readers sent in photos they have taken that capture the beauty within our province. If you would like to submit photos for the next edition, please send them to editor@desitoday.com with the subject “Beautiful BC.”     Read More »

Modi’s ‘I, me, myself’ style may have hurt BJP

What the Delhi poll outcome has confirmed is that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) can be stopped in its tracks by a determined opponent, even one not as well-entrenched as established regional parties like the AIADMK, the Biju Janata Dal or the Trinamool Congress were in their respective states in last year’s general election. In contrast to what happened in ... Read More »

Indian Super League Missing the Goal

“There is no fun in watching Indian Super League,” said Karthik Bhushan, a soccer enthusiast in India. Bhushan like thousands of Indian youth is an avid soccer follower, who never misses a match of any European football league, wears a Liverpool T-shirt with pride and will defend calling soccer as football rather aggressively. But in a country where cricket is ... Read More »

LGBT definitely out of closet: Filmmaker Sridhar Rangayan

Sridhar Rangayan, filmmaker, gay rights activist and director of the ongoing KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, is glad that LGBT is a subject “out of the closet”, but he hopes the country’s mainstream cinema understands “LGBT persons are part of the social mainstream” too. “I think LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) is a subject that is definitely out of ... Read More »

Kabaddi is now cool sport thanks to Bollywood, corporates

Kabaddi, an indigenous contact sport in India, is witnessing a resurgence, thanks to big-time commercial sponsorship and prime-time TV patronage. Riding on the IPL-style hockey and football leagues, kabaddi has come up with not one but two leagues to complement each other. For long kabaddi has been dismissed as an indigenous rustic sport not strictly fit to be an Olympic ... Read More »

Parliament of words: Politicians as successful writers

A British prime minister who was a novelist too, a US president known for works on history and nature, an Indian statesman who was a famous philosopher too… They make a compelling case that politics is not a full-time occupation and its practitioners can shine in other fields too. Writing – beyond autobiographies or political polemics – for one. Through ... Read More »

AMAVASYA (THE NIGHT OF NEW MOON)

November 30, 1982. Our Delhi-Haridwar bus, with wife Tripta, daughters Aparna and Shachi and me, reached Haridwar around 4, in the afternoon. Though the city is located on the banks of the glacier cold Ganges it felt much warmer compared to the weather we had left in Vancouver. As quickly as I could climb the roof top of the bus, ... Read More »