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Separation of religions is on the rise


Pradip Rodrigues In the next few months, construction may begin on the $50 million, 150,000 square-foot property in Fort McMurray which will include a swimming pool, a K-12 school for Muslim students, a community centre, stores selling all kinds of things and it will be anchored by a massive mosque. In Mississauga’s ...


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Indians need to invest in Ontario, says Dipika Damerla


CI News Service MISSISSAUGA Dipika Damerla, Ontario’s Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care (Long-Term Care and Wellness) has visited India many times, but this time it was different. She was there to attend Vibrant Gujarat. “There was such an air of optimism. A high level of civic sense and a thinking ...


Foreign Students Diary


CI News Service Canada is the 7th most popular destination for international students and in 2013, over 290,000 international students joined universities and institutes across the country, 43.3 % of them opted to study in Ontario. Foreign students from India comprise the second largest group after China. Currently well over 32,000 Indian ...


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. ...


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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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We stand by the freedom of expression

CanIndia News

Freedom of expression is a tricky thing and in these times where political correctness rules the roost, it is almost a given that anything written could be offensive to someone. Over the years we at Can-India have had many readers take offence at a position we took or a statement we printed. ...


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 ...


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Meet Anupam Kher’s humshakal!

Sabrina Almeida

By Sabrina Almeida They say everyone has a double (humshakal) somewhere in the world and meeting them can be a surreal experience. I haven’t encountered mine yet but I’ve met Anupam Kher’s. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect before Frank Borges walked into the Can-India office last Friday. I’d only heard ...


I’m grateful ‘Siddharth’ found its way: Richie Mehta

Sabrina Almeida

Canadian film director Richie Mehta was born in Mississauga, Ontario. His first feature film, ‘Amal’ which released in 2008 was nominated for Best Motion Picture and Best Director at the 29th Genie Awards. ‘Siddharth”, made in 2013 was inspired by a man Richie met in 2010 on the streets of Delhi who ...


“Kashmir is in my blood, it inspires me”


Javid Banday I am a film school graduate from Sheridan College Canada with extensive experience in film and television industry and a proven track record of writing directing and producing national and international award winning/nominated documentaries and telefilms. I had served in Indian Broadcasting Service (India) and in Dubai Television (UAE) before ...


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Free screenings of India-Pakistan world cup cricket match in Mississauga, Toronto

CanIndia News

MISSISSAUGA The much-awaited 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup begins today. Traditional rivals India and Pakistan will face each other on Saturday, February 14 making for an exciting Valentine’s Day. Free screenings are being held in Mississauga and Toronto for fans to enjoy. Hershey Centre, Mississauga Pepsi is celebrating the kick-off with a ...


Live pay-per-view of ICC Cricket World Cup on Rogers

CanIndia News

TORONTO Rogers will deliver live pay-per-view coverage of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. Bell, MTS, SaskTel, Shaw/Shaw Direct and TELUS subscribers can also enjoy access to pay-per-view coverage of the tournament. The 2015 ICC Cricket World Cupkicks off onFriday, Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. with Sri Lanka vs. New Zealand and ...


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 ...



Separation of religions is on the rise


Pradip Rodrigues In the next few months, construction may begin on the $50 million, 150,000 square-foot property in Fort McMurray which will include a swimming pool, a K-12 school for Muslim students, a community centre, stores selling all kinds of things and it will be anchored by a massive mosque. In Mississauga’s ...


Do you want to be remembered or forgotten?

Sabrina Almeida

By Sabrina Almeida Do you want to be remembered or forgotten… on Facebook? Well, you now have a choice. Facebook’s new legacy contact feature allows you to designate a person who will manage your account when you have passed on. Or it can be deleted forever. Right now this service is only ...


The case for dental plans and the need to know English


Pradip Rodrigues This week a study by the Wellesley Institute, a health policy think-tank caught my attention. According to their report, one third of employees in Ontario don’t have access to medical and dental plans. It should really be a scandal and a much bigger cause for concern because the number of ...

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Assisted suicide – Would you do it?

Sabrina Almeida

By Sabrina Almeida The recent Supreme Court ruling on a Canadian’s right to assisted suicide (under conditions that are “grievous and irremediable” ) has resurrected a nationwide debate on whether or not we have the right to take life, even if it is our own. As lawmakers now have a year to ...

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Vegas is getting more kid-friendly, but you could still get lucky


By Pradip Rodrigues Going by the number of small children and teenagers on our flight from Toronto to Las Vegas, I began to worry we had gotten on the wrong aircraft, one that was off to Disneyland, Los Angeles. I thought about my last visit to Las Vegas 15 years ago, back ...



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