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New television food show host set to make waves

CanIndia News

TORONTO In recent months, Gusto TV has started to emerge as an exciting new food channel. Its new prime-time show One World Kitchen starting June 1st is expected to be refreshingly different. One World Kitchen is hosted by five Canadian women, each with a unique cultural background and culinary expertise to share-Japanese, ...


Brampton trustee Harkirat Singh reinstated

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BRAMPTON Two school trustees in Toronto and Brampton were removed from their positions after missing the March 27 deadline to file financial documents from their campaigns. Brampton Wards 9 and 10 Peel District School Board trustee Harkirat Singh went to court and earlier this week, a Superior Court ruled to extend the ...


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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

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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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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 ...


Surrey could have its very first Mayor of South Asian descent

CanIndia News

SURREY A recent Insights West poll shows that Surrey Councillor Barinder Rasode has a strong chance of becoming the city’s first mayor of South Asian descent. Popular and well-networked, Rasode has got some powerful endorsements, the most recent being the one she received from renowned Vancouver restaurateur Vikram Vij’s who held an ...


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Should we subject our children to violent films and games?

Sabrina Almeida

By Sabrina Almeida The Bollywood film “NH10” has received many commendations for its bold theme and stellar performances. While I haven’t seen the film, its subject matter and ‘A’ rating (by the Indian censor board) left no doubt that children shouldn’t see it. The movie is a social commentary on the plight ...

Jag Parmar

Jag Parmar’s ‘Dowry’ looks at the prevalent social evil – World Premier at Scotiabank Theatre on Thursday, March 5, 8:30 pm

Sabrina Almeida

By Sabrina Almeida MISSISSAUGA Jag Parmar’s first feature film “The Dowry” will make its world premier Writer, Director and Producer at the Scotiabank Theatre as part of the ReelWorld Film Festival on Thursday March 5. Parmar believes that dowry has crossed the boundaries of India with men from Canada, North America and ...


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 ...


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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 ...

India vs Pakistan World cup - feb 5

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 ...



Would you hire a wedding detective?

Sabrina Almeida

By Sabrina Almeida Wedding or pre-marriage detectives now run booming businesses in India. With love marriages on the rise and more individuals finding their partners via the Internet, parents want to ensure that prospects have not falsified information about their status, income or social background and that their children are not being ...


What Mississauga’s Diversity Committee should be all about


Pradip Rodrigues Last week Mississauga’s City Hall sent out a press release announcing the confirmation of the Citizen Members for Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee. Initially just ten members were to form this committee, but the City realized that it would be more beneficial to have 20 appointed members, four stakeholder members ...


It’s time to talk to your tweens and teens about “sexting”

Sabrina Almeida

By Sabrina Almeida Sexting (a combination of “sex” and “texting”) is defined as an act of sending “sexually explicit” material i.e. video, photos or texts via a mobile phone. Not many teens and underage youth understand that there is a fine line between sexting and child pornography which makes it illegal. Both sending ...


My memories of two very special celebrities


  By Pradip Rodrigues Last week two very public figures in India were in the news for all the wrong reasons- Salman Khan and Shaimak Davar. Both connected with Bollywood and both known to me very well at different points in my life. They meant a lot to me. I never expressed ...


When places of worship become campaign stops


Pradip Rodrigues When I saw former Toronto Police Commissioner and now Liberal candidate in the upcoming federal elections launch his political career earlier this month at the Khalsa Day parade in Toronto I thought about a piece titled ‘Politics and prayer go hand in hand in Brampton I read in the Globe ...


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