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Justin Trudeau drops in at Paramount, Erin Mills

Sabrina Almeida

MISSISSAUGA Patrons at the Paramount Fine Foods, a popular Middle Easter restaurant chain, were surprised by a visit from Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau on Monday, April 13. The prime ministerial hopeful was perfectly at ease as he weaved his way in between tables shaking hands and taking pictures with those who ...


The night PM Modi electrified Toronto


Pradip Rodrigues TORONTO The last time there were such enthusiastic crowds of South Asians was back in 2011 when the IIFA juggernaut rolled into town. PM Narendra Modi blew into town like a one-man Tsunami, his oratorical skills were on full display for over an hour as he swiveled around the stage ...


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The profile of the Indian immigrant is changing


Pradip Rodrigues Many immigrants who immigrated to Canada from India 20 years or ago or so sold off their land, homes and closed their accounts, they brought their proceeds to Canada which would in many cases just about take care of a down payment for a home or bolster one’s savings here. ...


India’s Daughter: Bitter Truths Exposed

Sabrina Almeida

By Sabrina Almeida India’s Daughter, the BBC documentary on the infamous Nirbhaya rape, was a bitter pill to swallow. While it polarised the Indian nation into two camps on whether or not it shouldn’t have been aired, its diaspora around the world was grappling with whether it fit in with their view ...


BBC releases “India’s Daughter” on YouTube despite Indian ban

CanIndia News

NEW DELHI YouTube on Thursday began blocking access to the controversial BBC documentary on the December 16, 2012 gang rape, citing court orders, while the government served legal notice to the top news channel after it ignored a court’s restraining order and aired the documentary carrying an interview with one of the ...


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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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Australia sends India packing from World Cup

CanIndia News

SYDNEY, Australia Steven Smith’s 105 put Australia in the final of the cricket World Cup as they defeated defending champions India by 95 runs in the second semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here on Thursday. Four-time champions Australia overwhelmed the Indians with both the bat and ball. A 182-run stand ...

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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 ...



Second-generation should consider marrying outside the community


Pradip Rodrigues Last week I interviewed Kavi Ahuja, an Indo-American raised in New Jersey and now lives in Brooklyn, New York with her partner David Moltz, a quintessential American, they own an artisanal perfume brand D.S Durga. We got talking about the sensitive subject of marrying outside the faith or someone from ...

Meera Anand from Woodbridge, Ontario

Chakde India! Jai Ho Modi!

Sabrina Almeida

Diaspora must give back, says PM Modi By Sabrina Almeida It was a Modi party last night at the Ricoh Coliseum. Chants of “Modi, Modi, Modi…” grew louder as supporters waited patiently for him to come. There was no doubt about his rockstar-like status at least among this crowd. Colourful dances entertained ...


Internet kids lose out on real life skills and experiences

Sabrina Almeida

It was a sad sight at a recent social gathering. A bunch of kids sat in a room in utter silence except for the sound of the TV. While half of them watched the movie with bored expressions (they had problem seen already it) some dropped off to sleep and the others ...


Why new immigrants should consider settling in rural Canada


Pradip Rodrigues Close to 300,000 new immigrants and students arrive in Canada each year, most of them end up settling down in urban gateway cities like Vancouver and Toronto, only a fraction will ever settle down in rural communities. Small towns across the land have overall been hemorrhaging population for so long ...


Abstinence or safe sex… is there really a choice?

Sabrina Almeida

By Sabrina Almeida Everyone’s talking about Purvi Patel and how she has been sentenced to 20 years for foeticide by an Indiana court. While some laud the judgement many others, especially South Asian women, understand the circumstances that led to the dreadful act and sympathize with her. The fear of being found ...



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