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Gurinder Singh Khalsa: A true Vaisakhi messenger

  Meet American businessman, philanthropist and a Sikh trailblazer, who is spreading the true message of Vaisakhi through his actions and is now all set to influence American political milieu with the same message  By Surbhi Gogia Every April, communities across the world come together to celebrate Vaisakhi. For centuries it has marked the beginning of spring harvest for farmers ... Read More »

What If?

During large crowds such as Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan, many different types of emergencies can occur.  But are we prepared to deal with emergencies during such events? By Dupinder Kaur Saran Vaisakhi, in Sikhism is a time of celebration through religious festivals. It marks the major events in the history of Sikhism, such as the birth of Khalsa by Guru Gobind ... Read More »

India will join Croatia and Canada to light up the sky at 2019 Honda Celebration of Light

PERFORMING for the first time in Vancouver, India and Croatia are set to take to the skies above Metro Vancouver Saturday, July 27 and Saturday, August 3 respectively, while fan favourite, Canada, returns Wednesday, July 31, at the Honda Celebration of Light that is the world’s longest running offshore fireworks competition.  “Back for its 29th year, the Honda Celebration of Light will ... Read More »

“Duty, Honour and Izzat” released at Vancouver’s Ross Street Gurdwara

INDUS Media Foundation on Sunday released the book “Duty, Honour and Izzat” written by Steven Purewal and co-sponsored by Khalsa Diwan Society at Vancouver’s Ross Street Gurdwara in the presence of an audience of more than 200 people. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan (far left)with veterans. Photos submitted The book is written for children in a graphic novel format so that it ... Read More »

Male shot dead in Surrey

SURREY RCMP are currently on the scene in the 13900-block of 72nd Avenue investigating the murder of a male who was shot dead. Just before midnight on Tuesday (April 9), police received multiple 911 calls reporting shots heard in the area. Police attended the area and found an injured male who died from his injuries at the scene. Surrey RCMP and ... Read More »

CRA looking for volunteers to lend a hand at tax time

The Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is celebrating 48 years of helping individuals prepare their income tax and benefit returns. CVITP volunteers help complete over half a million tax returns every year for individuals who have a modest-income and a simple tax situation. We are once again seeking community organizations to host tax preparation clinics ... Read More »

A-SAT hits live satellite, India now space superpower

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) India on Wednesday became “a space superpower” as its anti-satellite missile A-SAT successfully targeted a live satellite on a low earth orbit in just three minutes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Wednesday. “A while ago, India achieved a historic feat. It has entered its name as a space superpower. An Anti-Satellite A-SAT missile successfully targeted ... Read More »

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan welcomes first arrival of Sikh and Hindu minority families from Afghanistan

AS part of this year’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of the successful private sponsorship refugee program, the federal government on Tuesday welcomed the first arrival of Sikh and Hindu minority refugee families from Afghanistan which was possible through the generosity of Canadians coming together to help resettle these vulnerable refugees. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan greeted the first privately-sponsored families from ... Read More »

En Karma’s New Love Song Pulls at the Heart Strings

Just in time for the month of love and heart, Vancouver based bhangra band, En Karma, releases a new song just for those reminiscing about a love gone by. Titled, “Unforgettable: Tera Pyar”  – it is band’s second release from their new album in less than 6 months. The song questions one’s “karma” when it comes to dealing with heartbreak.  A special song ... Read More »