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Celebrate a Stress Free Lohri

The first Lohri of a baby has special significance and is an important occasion celebrated with friends and family. Despite the tradition of Lohri being celebrated for the birth of a baby boy, most modern families celebrate Lohri for the birth all children: boys and girls. As these events have become large and lavish affairs, planning for them has also ... Read More »

Liar Liar: Signs That You’re Being Lied To

It’s unlikely that you’ve never told a little white like, or an outright fib. Maybe you got away with it, maybe you didn’t. Maybe it was a harmless white like that protected another person’s feelings, or maybe it was a serious deception. We’re not here to ask questions, we’re here to protect you from getting burned on the other end ... Read More »

Pulitzer Prize Winners of Indian Origin

I’ve recently vowed to put away the smut escapist fiction women all over the world are readily indulging in, and read more challenging and engaging fiction. Where better to look than at the work of Pulitzer prize winners? The Pulitzer prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition. Looking through the list ... Read More »

Turban Day

Although Sikhism is regarded as the world’s fifth largest religion, very few people know what Sikh faith is about. This lack of awareness has had negative repercussions in the UK, especially when Americans have mistakenly equated a turban with terrorism. Since 9/11 there have been attacks on turbaned Sikhs, and in August 2012 Sikh Americans were massacred at a gurdwara ... Read More »

Arpinder Kaur: First Sikh Female Pilot

It’s obvious to anybody who travels that the vast majority of pilots, military or civilian, commercial or private, are men. However, by the mid-1990s about 3 percent of all cockpit crew members in the United States were women — a total of about 3,500, representing a 30-fold increase since 1960. Because most of these pilots were hired in a relatively ... Read More »

Vancouver Canucks 2013-2014 Preview

After being embarrassed by the San Jose Sharks in the first round of last season’s playoffs, the Vancouver Canucks are heading into a monumental year. The Canucks made headlines off the ice over the summer by the shocking trade of Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils at the NHL draft and the hiring of John Tortorella. The Vancouver Canucks ... Read More »

Walmart pulls turban-themed costume from website

Under pressure from the Sikh community, Walmart pulled a turban-themed costume from its website that has been called offensive to 9/11 victims and perpetuates negative stereotypes about turbans and beards that have led to violence and discrimination against Sikhs and other minorities. Sikh advocacy organizations sent letters and made phone calls to several retailers selling the item to request its ... Read More »

Fine Dining Survival Guide

Let’s be honest, staring at an elaborate dinner setting can be overwhelming. But you don’t have to panic. Just follow our easy tips to survive any fine dining experience. Most people won’t encounter an elaborate multi-tiered dinner setting on a daily basis, but when you do see it out of the blue, our first instinct is to panic. Is that ... Read More »

Worldwide call for a BOYCOTT OF THE 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

The law, signed by President Vladimir Putin in June, bans “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations” and imposes fines on those holding gay pride rallies LGBTQ community strongly protested at Vancouver Pride Parade 2013 A Change.org petition with 54,000 signatures is calling for the winter games to come back to Vancouver. Global outcry over Russia’s laws against “homosexual propaganda” has yet ... Read More »