September, 2019
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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 »

Letting go of shitty relationships

Some relationships are incredibly pernicious. We often develop relationships out of convenience, without considering the traits necessary to build a successful bond with another person—important traits like unwavering support and shared trust and loving encouragement. When a relationship is birthed out of convenience or proximity or chemistry alone, it is bound to fail. We need more than a person’s physical ... Read More »

Indian invasion on Dragons Den

Restaurant magnate Vikram Vij is poised to join the cast of CBC’s Dragons’ Den this spring. The BC based restaurant-owner will be joining remaining dragons, marketing maven Arlene Dickinson, personal finance guru David Chilton and franchise king Jim Treliving. Vikram Vij immigrated to Alberta in 1989 and has been dominating the West Coast restaurant scene for more than a decade. ... Read More »

Teenage Prostitution in India

One of the most heinous forms of crime – teenage prostitution has pierced its fangs deep into the heart of Indian society. Amid the glitz and grandeur of the Indian streets, howls the withering childhood of 1.2 million children who are forced into the quicksand of prostitution. A petrifying story of the degradation of humanity, teenage prostitution in India is ... Read More »

Letting go of Sentimental Items

My mother died in 2009. It was an incredibly difficult time in my life, it goes without saying. She lived a thousand miles away and after she passed it was my responsibility to vacate her apartment in Florida. It was a small, one-bedroom place, but it was packed wall-to-wall with her belongings. My mother had great taste—she could have been ... Read More »

India’s Supreme Court Upholds a Law Criminalizing Gay Sex

The Supreme Court has upheld the “moral values” of India, and rejected the 2009 ruling by Delhi High Court decriminalizing gay sex. In this surprise setback for the gay-rights movement in India, the Supreme Court say the old law was still constitutionally valid and could only be changed or erased by Parliament, not the courts. People across India were shocked ... Read More »

Notable Actors of Indian Descent

With sharp features, golden skin tones, and larger than life dance moves, Indian actors have excelled in the international film circuit with their acting prowess. A young generation of actors of Indian origin have taken the international film market by storm, and we’ve compiled our own list of actors to watch. Read More »

Life Lessons You Can Learn from Olivia Pope

A friend recently told me that I remind her of an aspiring Olivia Pope. I didn’t jump on the Scandal bandwagon when it debuted in 2012 so, of course, I did what any woman would do; I downloaded season one and two on iTunes and devoured them in an unhealthy amount of time. Now completely up to date with Scandal ... Read More »

Travel Tips for the Holidays

With the holiday season around the corner, you may be one of the many who are rushing to catch a flight, ferry or train home for the holidays or for a quick vacation. We’ve created a few rules and solid routine to help you out this season. Believe us; you won’t want to leave home without these. Know the difference ... Read More »