May, 2020

Life & Etc

10 wardrobe essentials for a Desi Girl

From a heavy anarkali to a comfy kurta, there’s a certain effortless elegance that comes with Indian wear. Whether it is for a family pooja, a wedding function or just like that,here are essentials your wardrobe needs to rock that Desi Girl look A plain kurta:  A plain/ slightly embellished kurta much like a plain white shirt must be a staple in any Indian wardrobe. Colored …

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Understanding GATHIYA (OSTEOARTHRITIS )

Q: What is osteoporosis which is commonly termed as “GATHIYA” in punjabi. What happens and how to manage in short term and long term. Physiotherapist: Gathiya in Punjabi is known as osteoarthritis in medical science where joint starts having degeneration slowly  as the age progresses. we can also call ageing of the joint. it could be any joint which take …

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What’s trending in kids’ toys this holiday season?

Santa and parents can all rest easy because the hottest toy trends for 2016 include something for everyone. “Imagination inspires the top toys for this season,” says Maria Garofalo, Walmart’s chief toy officer. “There are toys for every age group that encourage exploration and creative play well after the decorations are put away.” It’s also easier than ever to purchase …

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Gingerbread Cake Recipe

Recipe by Just Cakes – Adapted from Beth Cakes “Indulge in this flavor-packed gingerbread cake, perfect for the holiday season.” Cake 2 cups cake flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 ½ tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, ½ tsp allspice, ½ tsp sea salt, 1 cup butter, soft ¾ cup granulated sugar, ¼ cup brown …

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Bardish Chagger: “Better” made possible

The life story of newly appointed government house leader Bardish Chagger is the true embodiment of Liberal values When Justin Trudeau decided to run for the post of Prime Minister, he embarked on a journey that had a clear vision to make Canada a better place. “In Canada better is always possible,” Trudeau always said during the campaign. But the …

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Jugpreet Bajwa: The bard in the city

Jugpreet Bajwa, a local boy from Surrey, won millions of hearts across the world through his performances at the Indian reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. He talks about his journey to the top in an exclusive interview with Desi Today By Surbhi Gogia If you are from Vancouver, the first thing that comes to mind when you listen …

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Kindle your creative flames

This Diwali Give the gift of theatre experience to your kids   Fun, parties and good food are not the only reasons, for people settled in Canada, to celebrate their own festivals. These festivals are a great way to teach kids about a particular culture, its values and the traditions. As the season of Diwali kicks in, various events are planned …

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Komagata Maru Apology: A promise well kept

Baba Puran Singh Janetpura was one of the student passenger in Komagata Maru when it landed on the shores of Vancouver. Raj Singh Toor, his grandson, recalls his grandfather’s journey and the decedents fight for the long awaited apology The Komagata Maru came in May 23, 1914 with 376 passengers including my grandfather. His name was Baba Puran Singh Janetpura. He was a student …

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Backyard Bullies

Bullying — a deliberate attempt from South Asian Kids who are born here to distance themselves from the newly immigrated South Asian children Oftentimes, it’s easy to think of bullying as being something which originates from an individual much different from the target. Unfortunately so, there is a common phenomenon currently occurring for bullies to be targeting individuals who are “one of their …

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Orange is the New Pink

Pink Shirt Day has become synonymous with anti-bullying.  It has evolved into a global movement that continues to grow.  A “pink shirt” is seen these days to be much more than a wardrobe choice – it symbolizes acceptance, inclusion, understanding, and mutual respect. But pink is not the only colour that is making a fashion – and social – statement …

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