Feature, Interviews

Take advantage of your social voice as a musician: Shilpa Narayan

Pop/R&B singer-songwriter Shilpa Narayan launched her music career in 2013 by partnering with MySpace and releasing her debut single “Renegade,” an instant breakout hit that not only resonated with global audiences for its electro-tribal dance beat, but also its message of perseverance in overcoming a destined standard, a battle Shilpa herself has fought being an [...]

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Thanks to This, Thanks to That

MANJULA SELVARAJAH Buh bye start-up. Hello journalism. Ouch. A few years ago, I decided to change careers, from something I loved, to something else I loved. It was like building a car from scratch, but the second time around. Though it was a different kind of car, I wasn’t giving myself any breaks. I was [...]

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Tamilculture.com strives to connect Tamils across the globe

Shivanu Thiyagarajah CEO & Co-Founder of www.tamilculture.com Shivanu Thiyagarajah is CEO & Co-Founder of a website called tamilculture.com. Born in Sri Lanka and raised in Toronto from a young age, Shivanu has graduated from University of Toronto. She is also a CPA, CMA Accounting Designation.   Shivanu was not alone in her endeavour to present [...]

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Feature, Interviews

The Seven Year Spark

 SHAGGYY   It was June 2008 when Nila Thana first met Divine method’s photographer Siva Haran on the set of a photo shoot. “So who made the first move?” “Siva did. Definitely.” Nila laughs. “He added me on Facebook that night when I got home and he was all like ‘Hey want to see your pictures from the photo [...]

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Aziz Ansari: TV’s new romantic

Aziz Ansari: TV’s new romantic By Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson As people who shoot in New York, we know there’s no way to have an on-location show there that’s generic. It always ends up becoming specific. And on Netflix’s Master of None, you see New York through Aziz Ansari’s eyes. Each episode is its [...]

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Editorial

Expensive loophole underscores urgent need for tax review

Posted on 23 June 2016

Lest there be any doubt about the political sway of corporate Canada, consider the ironic case of Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs). Originally designed as a way to crack down on individual tax cheats, the deals were transformed by the Harper government, at the urging of the business lobby, into a loophole that legalizes large-scale [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Trudeau condemns killing of 14 Canadian Embassy security guards in Kabul

Posted on 23 June 2016

The Canadian Embassy in Kabul confirms what it calls a “cowardly attack” on its security company. A suicide bomber killed 14 Nepalese security guards who were on their way to work at the Canadian Embassy in Kabul on Monday. The guards were en route to the embassy in a minibus when the explosion took place, [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

World Refugee Day 2016: 4 MPs Reflect On What It Meant To Be Embraced By Canada

Posted on 23 June 2016

They came to Canada with precious little and now exemplify what’s possible in this place. On Monday — World Refugee Day — the Liberal party released a short video online showcasing four MPs who understand better than most what it’s like to start over in a strange place. Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef found safe [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Canada Pension Plan: Liberals Reach Agreement With Provinces On Reform

Posted on 23 June 2016

Most of Canada’s finance ministers reached an agreement in principle Monday to revamp the Canada Pension Plan, although Quebec and Manitoba have not signed on to the deal. Under the agreement, which would go into effect in 2019, an average Canadian worker earning about $55,000 will pay an additional $7 a month in 2019. That [...] Continue Reading

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South Asian Politics

CURRENT PROBLEMS IN PAKISTAN-AFGHANISTAN RELATIONS

Posted on 23 June 2016

 Dr. Hasan Askari  The border security forces of Pakistan and Afghanistan fired at each other in the Torkham area of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border earlier this month. There were several firing incidents. One Pakistani officer of the rank of Major was killed and a couple of others were injured. On the Afghan side, one soldier was [...] Continue Reading

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International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day Canada

Posted on 23 June 2016

International Yoga Day Canada (www.iydc.ca) celebrated the 2nd Annual International Day of Yoga at the Port Credit Memorial Park in Mississauga, Ontario with the support of Consulate General of India and in partnership with The Mississauga Waterfront Festival (www.themwf.com) from 9 am till Noon. United Nations declared June 21st of each year (the summer solstice) was going to [...] Continue Reading

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Investments

Interest Rates Are The Lowest They’ve Been In 5,000 Years: Bank Of America

Posted on 23 June 2016

If you’re planning to borrow money, you’ll be happy to hear there hasn’t been a better time in 5,000 years to do it. But what’s good for your monthly home payments may not be so good for the world economy. Interest rates today are the lowest they’ve been at least since Stonehenge was under construction [...] Continue Reading

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Society

407 East to give drivers a free ride — for now

Posted on 23 June 2016

The Durham-region extension to the toll road is now open – and free – until the new year. Have you been itching to drive the open road of Highway 407 — for free? This might be your chance, after the first phase of the 407 extension opened up in Durham Region on Monday morning. Monday [...] Continue Reading

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Life & Style

Napping Is Necessary If You Want To Function At Your Best

Posted on 23 June 2016

We’ve all been there: the 2 p.m. slump where you find yourself dozing off at your desk. It’s around this time when you start to crave a sweet treat or another cup of coffee, but neuro specialist Dr Fiona Kerr from the University of Adelaide says what your body really needs is two quick 15-minute naps a day, due [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Criminal case against Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez

Posted on 23 June 2016

The  court  has  fixed  July  1  for  hearing  and  has  asked  the complainant, an advocate, to produce primary witnesses in the court. Earlier, on June 15, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) in a letter written to Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification Pahlaj Nihalani had asked him to get the controversial song [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

‘Naagin’ Mouni Roy to make her Bollywood debut

Posted on 23 June 2016

Here’s news to rejoice for Mouni Roy fans. She’s all set to step into the silver screen. According to Pinkvilla reports, the telly ville’s Naagin will soon be starring as the female lead in Bejoy Nambiar’s Tamil remake of Mani Ratnam’s 1988 blockbuster Agni Nachathiram. Reportedly, the yet-untitled remake stars Sanam Teri Kasam famed Harshvardhan [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Sadia Khan On Her Bollywood Debut

Posted on 23 June 2016

Model-turned-actress Sadia Khan, who recently shared a selfie with Akshay Kumar, revealed to Instep that she is in talks with an Indian production house for a possible role in a Bollywood film alongside Kumar. “I was called to meet Akshay. It’s an item song sort of thing for which I auditioned,” she had said earlier. [...] Continue Reading

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