Feature, Interviews

Artist explores fashion and identity politics in ‘Upping the Aunty’

Some wear rhinestones and sequin-adorned jeans, some match baseball caps with saris, others prefer pairing sneakers with floral ensembles: such is the singular style of a South Asian “aunty,” depicted in Canadian artist Meera Sethi’s new series “Upping the Aunty.” An aunty, Sethi explains, is an “all-encompassing term” in South Asian culture, describing a woman [...]

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Feature, Interviews, Society

The murder of Qandeel Baloch lifts the lid on misogyny in Pakistan

SHAISTA AZIZ Qandeel Baloch, a 26-year-old former model and social media star became a household name in Pakistan for her bold, unapologetic videos celebrating her sexuality and, in turn, exposing the deeply ingrained misogyny and hypocrisy cutting across Pakistan’s social and class divide. She pouted, she purred, she provoked – oozing confidence rarely seen in [...]

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Feature, Interviews

Music is the way I live Aishwarya Nigam, voice behind Munni badnaam hui

Bollywood Monster Mashup will culminate with a performance from international Bollywood star Aishwarya Nigam this year at Mississauga’s Celebration Square on July 23. Aishwarya is the voice behind Salman Khan in “Munni Badnaam Hui” in the hit film Dabangg, as well as the voice of Ranbir Kapoor in Besharam’s hit song “Lut Gaye Tere Mohalle.” [...]

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Eid Special, Feature, Interviews

Latest mehndi designs to celebrate this Eid

The Eid season is in full swing, and the preparation for that day is high among the people of all ages around the globe. Mehndi is an art which has been a part of fashion that never ends, though fashion changes and fades away, but the fashion of Mehndi has always been there. It has [...]

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Canada Day, Feature, Interviews

11 Canada Day Celebrations That Take You Off The Beaten Path

Canada Day is coming up, and while it’s always fun to head to a huge celebration in a big city, it can also be a good time to get off the beaten (and crowded) path for a more relaxed and local experience. If you’re craving a more laid-back Canada Day experience there are many options [...]

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Editorial

We Still Need A Full Review Of Bill C-51 To Remove Charter Violations

Posted on 27 July 2016

On the anniversary of filing a Charter challenge to Bill C-51, the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is calling on Canadians to send a message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the federal government that it’s past time to restore our constitutional freedoms and repeal the unconstitutional aspects of this dangerous [...] Continue Reading

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American Politics

Hillary Clinton chooses Tim Kaine as her running mate

Posted on 27 July 2016

HILLARY CLINTON’S choice of Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia as her vice-presidential running-mate should cheer Americans despairing at an election season steeped in vitriol, division and fear-mongering. It should be balm to centrists’ souls to hear Senate colleagues from both parties agree that Mr Kaine is a thoroughly decent and reasonable man. One of the [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Get Mad About The Ontario Liberals’ Controversial Doctor Deal

Posted on 27 July 2016

Nadia Alam Writer. GP Anesthetist in Georgetown, Ontario. Mom of four. I believe in democracy: elected officials — whether in government or representative organizations — should and must be the voice of their people. I also believe that elected officials should respect their electorate. Ordinary people who vote them into power can just as quickly [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Donald Trump’s NATO Comments ‘Not Helpful’: Harjit Sajjan

Posted on 27 July 2016

Donald Trump’s comments that, if elected president, the U.S. wouldn’t automatically come to the aid of allies are “not helpful,” Canada’s defence minister says. The Republican nominee caused a stir this week when he said some NATO members aren’t spending enough on defence, and are instead relying on the U.S. to protect them. That would [...] Continue Reading

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South Asian Politics

CAN PAKISTAN LEARN FROM THE FAILED COUP IN TURKEY?

Posted on 27 July 2016

 Dr. Hasan Askari  The politically active circles in Pakistan expressed much satisfaction on the failure of the military coup attempt in Turkey. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Group (PMLN) took the lead in celebrating the failed July 15 coup in Turkey.  While extending full support to the Turkish government, the PMLN leaders described the collapse of the [...] Continue Reading

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Society

Condemning Islamophobia Promotes Human Values

Posted on 27 July 2016

Samer Majzoub The initiation of the online petition e-411, sponsored by Frank Baylis, the Federal Liberal MP of Peirrefonds-Dollard, comes at a time when extremists from every side are attempting to hijack civic peaceful societies and cause friction amongst groups of people through destructions and devastation. The world has witnessed many dangerous events: violent “lone wolf” individuals, [...] Continue Reading

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Community

TD Mosaic Festival celebrates musical extravaganza on Aug 12 & 13

Posted on 27 July 2016

Mississauga’s longest running most successful South Asian festival TD Mosaic 2016 Presented by Turkish Airlines, brings yet again an impressive line up of artists including Karsh Kale featuring Benny Dayal and ApekshaDandekar, Jasmine Sandlas and SW Strom. Mosaic Festival is the premier arts and culture festival of Mississauga presenting the best in local and international [...] Continue Reading

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Business

B.C. to target foreign real estate buyers with new tax

Posted on 27 July 2016

The B.C. government plans to tax foreigners who buy residential property in the Vancouver area – an announcement that follows months of pressure to address foreign speculation that many have blamed for the region’s superheated housing market. Finance Minister Mike de Jong said the 15 per cent tax, which takes effect Aug. 2, will apply [...] Continue Reading

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Life & Style

My Post-Baby Body Doesn’t Feel Like It Belongs To Me

Posted on 27 July 2016

I don’t hate my body. It doesn’t disgust me. It just feels not mine. x When I look in the mirror, I see lopsided breasts, folds of skin laying on each other like tired seals lounging at the beach. Thighs with stretch marks. Hips that somehow tripled during my pregnancy and have just felt comfortable staying [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Anushka Sharma calls Bollywood a fickle place

Posted on 27 July 2016

While she has established herself as an actress and even tasted success with her foray into production with ‘NH10′, Anushka Sharma initially ‘vehemently refused’ to enter Bollywood. The actress attributes those days to a protected life for someone coming from an army background. Conceding that her exposure to movies was limited, she has been quoted [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Diya Mirza says talent is not valued in Bollywood

Posted on 27 July 2016

Dia Mirza, who made her cinematic debut with Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein in 2001, feels that talent is not valued in the Indian film industry. “There is no value of talent in Bollywood. One gets a job due to profiling. To hit or being flop of films is the base of your report card. [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Kareena Kapoor UPSET with Deepika find out why!

Posted on 27 July 2016

Deepika Padukone’s recent statement saying, “I am not getting married and I am not pregnant,” may have been innocent. But the Begum of Bollywood who is currently pregnant for some reason thinks it is a dig at her. Blame her pregnancy hormones or just being extra sensitive but Kareena Kapoor Khan has taken this comment [...] Continue Reading

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