May, 2020

Life & Etc

Partition Museum: Shedding light on history’s dark spot

By Surbhi Gogia  The Partition Museum in Amritsar is dedicated to millions impacted in the largest migration in human history and is a space of reconciliation August 1947 was the watershed year in the history of Indian sub-continent. If on one hand India as a nation celebrated its freedom from more than 200 years of British colonization, on the other …

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B.C. Sikh Heritage Month events

THE students of the University British Columbia and Simon Fraser University Sikh students’ associations have collaborated to organize a series of fun and engaging events throughout April to mark Sikh Heritage Month. In a joint statement, Manpreet Kaur and Danish Singh, presidents of UBC and SFU Sikh students’ associations, respectively, said, ‘We are delighted to be able to invite all to …

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Jagmeet Singh: A New Breakthrough in Canadian Politics

Harman S. Pandher, Trustee, Burnaby Board of Education, writes how Late Jack Layton’s parting message inspired a whole new generation to take action and connected him to the New NDP leader Jagmeet Singh On October 1, 2017, Jagmeet Singh was elected by New Democratic Party members across Canada to be the new leader of the NDP. In the process, Singh became the …

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Punjabi Pad: Very first talking interactive Punjabi Toy

There are numerous toys that impart English language skills. However, few that teach Punjabi language. A couple based in US have invented the very first talking interactive Punjabi Pad. LINGODODO teaches the Punjabi Alphabets, numbers, colors, fun beats and also quizzes you on what you’ve learned. “Basically Leapfrog just strictly in Punjabi,” says Milan Rana, co-founder of Lingododo. Milan and …

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For a noble cause

Surrey schools help kids in India get back to school Sikhi Awareness Foundation (SAF) Canada recently concluded its first School Supply Drive, collecting over 2165 pounds of supplies. Over the next six months, donated supplies will be shipped to India for underprivileged students to use. Many of these students, coming from poverty-ridden areas, do not have access to basic human …

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Two Alberta University students all set to conquer cosmetics industry

They have a good product, but now they need money to scale up and go big in a highly competitive industry BY LESLEY YOUNG SOME of the most powerful businesses have humble beginnings. Mattel came to be in a garage. Facebook in a dorm room. And if UAlberta engineering students Akash Gupta and Sravya Kalyanapu achieve the vision they have for …

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Fraser Health opens new substance use clinic to support South Asian community

SURREY: In a first of its kind in B.C., Fraser Health has opened a new clinic to support people in the South Asian community who are struggling with substance use. The Roshni Clinic, which loosely translates in English to “clinic bringing light”, offers services that are culturally-tailored to the community. “For the first time in B.C., South Asian British Columbians living …

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SKYZONE is the limit to your fun in Surrey

Are you tired of taking your kids to a nearby water park? Or you are finding camping too expensive? Are you wondering what would be your next plan to burn your kids creative and physical energy cells once the summers are over. Sky Zone Trampoline park which is the world’s first indoor trampoline park, is the answer to all your …

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Chef Vikas Khanna — Creating food for thought

By Surbhi Gogia Chef Vikas Khanna’s journey from a small Indian city to New York is a rollercoaster with many ups and down that has rocked the world with flavours. He was recently named one of the top chef’s of the world Though today you are a lonely buried seed You feel you’re lost in this whole stampede At the …

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‘YES I AM PLUS SIZE’

Women in Punjab flaunt their curves in style Being plus size is nothing new. However, what is, is that Northern India hosted their first beauty pageant on May 12 for plus size women in Punjab. With only a criteria of a 34” + waist and aged between 21 to 40 years, this was certainly a chance for Northern Indian women …

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