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Baljit Sangra: Shedding Lights on society’s dark secrets

By Surbhi Gogia Childhood sexual abuse is shockingly common but rarely discussed tragic issue across the world. In South Asian families, the situation becomes much more frightening since the victims (especially girls) are asked to stay quiet and burry it as a dark secret in their hearts — by their family members. Most of the South Asians feel that their family’s ... Read More »

From Assimilation to Acceptance

A journey of self-acceptance in discovering my Indo-Canadian identity By Dil Bola “Where are you from?” Growing up and looking around me, this seemed to be a simple question for most. My classmates would answer quickly “Canada.” Young, naïve and determined to fit in, I went along with it. “I’m Canadian.” “But where are you really from?” And that’s when ... Read More »

Step into the world of MADE IN HEAVEN! The elitist Big Fat Indian Wedding season unearths some dark truths

Created by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, the upcoming series will launch across 200 countries and territories on March 8, 2019 Prime Original SeriesMade in Heaven is Amazon Prime Video’s latest collaboration with Excel Media & Entertainment following the success of Mirzapur and International Emmy nominated, Inside Edge Made in Heaven is ... Read More »

More than just a Survivor – I’m a Thriver!

  By Kamal Dhillon  The horrors I wrote about in Black and Blue Sari took place when I was just eighteen, after my “grand wedding”. It was an occasion for which people from around the world flew to Vancouver.  Reflecting on those years of brutality, I realize that if I hadn’t broken the silence of this family’s secret, it would ... Read More »

Hina Khan: Entertainer of the year

The Bigg Boss runner up may have lost the winner’s trophy but won many other later, due to her entertainment quotient By Surbhi Gogia Hina Khan is one of the most popular names of the Indian television. Perhaps one of the highest paid actor in the television industry, she has ruled the small screen for almost a decade now. She ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Teaching your Kids About the Value of a Dollar

By Gary Thandi Have you ever had that conversation with your children, one that maybe your parents had with you when you were a kid, that starts with “When I was your age ….” You know, it’s the one where you tell them how much harder life was back when you were younger, and how hard you worked when you ... Read More »

Faith, God & Spirituality

By Dr. Suresh Kurl  The terms may sound abstract but they are closely connected to our everyday lives and adopting them in everyday life can help us survive everyday problems. Suresh Kurl explians Half a century ago, I left India, the country of my birth, but continued to protect and preserve, rather jealously, a travel kit my parents had handed ... Read More »

The Mental health crisis

By Surbhi Gogia Kulpreet Singh is marketing professional in his mid-thirties. While talking to him you would not realise that he went through a long struggle of fighting a mental illness throughout college, struggling everyday but not being aware about his problem. He had been an intelligent student since childhood, but he had always found it difficult to concentrate on ... Read More »

DJ EMENES: Rocking the world stage

By Surbhi Gogia It is no secret that a DJ has a crucial role to play in any celebration — be it a wedding, party, music festival or night club. A DJ is responsible to move the crowd, as he is the one who holds the fate of any party being the one who controls the mood of the people. ... Read More »