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Karen’s Kravings can help plan your Holiday Menu

Sabrina Almeida

Karen Coutinho Ahmed is a self-taught cook who is passionate about making food “look and taste good”. Her kitchen is her laboratory where she tests recipes and flavours before “unleashing it on the world”. Karen began her love affair with cooking at the age of 18, relying on her mother, cook books, ...

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“Anything is possible in India… and I love it”

Sabrina Almeida

  Meet Canadian singer, Natalie Di Luccio, who sang AR Rahman’s composition “Aila Aila” in Tamil, Telegu and Hindi for the film “I”. By Sabrina Almeida Natalie Di Luccio is a multi-lingual Canadian singer who has made waves singing for Hindi films like “English Vinglish”, “Ladies vs Ricky Bahl” and “Chennai Express”. ...


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Air Canada to start direct Toronto-Delhi flights next year

CanIndia News

TORONTO AIR Canada has begun selling tickets for its non-stop service from Toronto to Delhi beginning in November 2015. The new route, the first to be dedicated for Air Canada’s Boeing 787-9 series aircraft, will open new opportunities in the Indian subcontinent, currently the largest international market not served by Air Canada. ...


Fifteen Indians lose sight in Punjab after cataract removal


AMRITSAR It is a tragic but not altogether shocking outcome in India where an abysmal health care system gives rise to such tragedies. This week fifteen elderly women lost their sight after a doctor used suspected infected equipment to remove cataracts at a free eye surgery camp in Punjab. A criminal investigation ...

Ashlee Monroe, Canadian Goodwill Ambassador of the 'Pashmina Goat Project'

KASHMIRINK brings soul to Pashmina fashion

Sabrina Almeida

By Sabrina Almeida Come winter it’s time to break out the Pashmina. Incredibly warm and light, it has been worn over the years in many different forms as a sweater, a dress, a skirt and even as a scarf. With recent trends towards combining Eastern and Western fashion styles the Pashmina shawl ...


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Ashlee Monroe, Canadian Goodwill Ambassador of the 'Pashmina Goat Project'

KASHMIRINK brings soul to Pashmina fashion

Sabrina Almeida

By Sabrina Almeida Come winter it’s time to break out the Pashmina. Incredibly warm and light, it has been worn over the years in many different forms as a sweater, a dress, a skirt and even as a scarf. With recent trends towards combining Eastern and Western fashion styles the Pashmina shawl ...


How political correctness erodes support for multiculturalism


By Pradip Rodrigues A scathing report on the grooming, exploitation and rape of over 1,400 young girls in Rotterham in the UK between 1997 and 2013 shocked that nation and horrified the rest of the civilized world. There were two factors at play here, one was that many of the girls, some ...


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British-Indian businessman accused of killing wife walks free

CanIndia News

CAPE TOWN, South Africa An Indian-origin British-Indian businessman  accused of arranging the murder of his wife while on honeymoon trip in South Africa, was discharged Monday. Shrien Dewani, 33, is accused of ordering the murder of his wife, 28-year-old Anni Dewani, who was shot on the outskirts of Cape Town in November ...


2014 devastating year for children: Unicef

CanIndia News

GENEVA, Switzerland The year 2014 has been “devastating” for children, as millions of them were exposed to armed conflicts, Ebola outbreak and torture, the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) said Monday. According to the Unicef, as many as 15 million children are caught up in violent conflicts in the Central African Republic, ...


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The re-invention of Pooja Batra


By Pradip Rodrigues In the early 90s, even before she began to clock many kilometres on the catwalk, Pooja Batra sauntered into the Citadel (a Pune city magazine from the Stardust group) magazine office in Pune. She was then a 17-year-old with porcelain-like skin, striking features and had legs that never seemed ...


Two lessons on time and people management


By Pradip Rodrigues One of the nicest perks about being a journalist is having the opportunity to meet and connect with lots of people and over the years I’ve been fortunate to meet and socially mingle with some fascinating personalities. Early in my career back in Mumbai, two people in particular taught ...


OMNI’s Bollywood boot camp is back

CanIndia News

TORONTO Bollywood boot camp is back. OMNI Television and Makan Media greenlight production on Season 2 of the dynamic original reality series Bollywood Star. Equal parts talent search and documentary, the six-part, half-hour series follows Canadian would-be Bollywood stars on their quest for the opportunity of a lifetime: a role in a ...


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Cricketing world shocked at Hughes’ death

CanIndia News

SYDNEY, Australia The cricket world was left stunned Thursday as Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who was struck on the head by a cricket ball, died in a hospital here. The 25-year-old Hughes, who represented the national team in 26 Tests between 2009-2013, fractured his skull and suffered massive bleeding in his brain ...


Ishant’s best gives India a historic win at Lord’s


Ishant Sharma’s career best seven for 74 bounced out England to give India a historic 95-run victory, their first in 28 years at Lord’s, in the second cricket Test here Monday. Set a target of 319, England were bowled out for 223 runs in their second innings, a little over an hour ...

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West Indies chase 93 for victory after frustrating wait

CanIndia News

Port-of-Spain (Trinidad), June 20 (IANS/CMC) West Indies will chase 93 to win the second cricket Test after New Zealand were dismissed for 331 in their second innings at lunch on the final day at Queen’s Park Oval here Friday. The Caribbean side, however, were forced to endure another frustrating session before finally ...



Kathleen – Keep your sex education plan in your bag

CanIndia News

By Surjit Singh Flora The Liberal government is reportedly reintroducing an updated version of the sex education curriculum for Ontario schools. which was withdrawn in 2010 because of objections from religious leaders and the public. Earlier proposed to be introduced in 2010, the plan had then been withdrawn because of objections from ...

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Will Ontario’s controversial new sex-ed curriculum achieve its objectives?

Sabrina Almeida

By Sabrina Almeida Come September 2015, Ontario schools will have a new sex education curriculum. Finally a decision has been made, though not in a democratic way according to media and parent groups. Critics says Premier Kathleen Wynne has steamrolled her way through and PAFE (Parents As First Educators) feels the pposition ...


Traveling across Canada vital for national integration and economy


By Pradip Rodrigues Last week I met a South Asian neighbor who could just not stop talking about a trip he made to Ottawa and Montreal. “The cities are so nice, the people are so friendly…,” he gushed. I assumed he was a recent immigrant but he was not, he’s been here ...


Why can’t we talk about drugs, murder and all things illegal?


By Pradip Rodrigues Last week Raymanpreet Singh Uppal the brother of Minister for Multiculturalism Tim Uppal was arrested and charged in a drug bust. Once again, hundreds of South Asians from coast to coast were talking about how appalling and embarrassing it must be… for Tim Uppal. I am not sure if ...


Why monitoring your children’s Internet activities is critical to their safety

Sabrina Almeida

By Sabrina Almeida It’s not about trust and it might only take a single instance up for something terrible to happen. That’s the approach I like to take when it comes to keeping my kids safe online. Let’s face it even adults do stupid things. A quick browse of your Facebook will ...



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