Feature, Interviews

Newly elected Peel police board chair sets a fresh tone

Amrik Singh Ahluwalia wasted no time charting a new direction for the force on Friday, renewing the fight against street checks.  “It doesn’t affect brown people and white people — it affects black males.” With that sharp rebuke of a report on police street checks — insisting that it missed the essence of the controversy [...]

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Feature, Interviews

Dhanush Joins Uma Thurman In “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir”

Uma Thurman (“Kill Bill”), Barkhad Abdi (“Captain Phillips”) and Laurent Lafitte (“Little White Lies”) have joined Bollywood star Dhanush in MarjaneSatrapi’s “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir.” Alexandra Daddario (“True Detective,” “San Andreas”) is in advanced negotiations to take one of the lead roles. TF1 International reps the English-language project and will kick off pre-sales [...]

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Feature, Interviews

Meet DJ Brownsoul, Internationally Acclaimed Talent

KAAVIA  Theepan (a.k.a. DJ Brownsoul) is a very well known name in the Toronto South Asian community. Theepan came to Canada at a young age and started to DJ at the age of 10. He collected reggae vinyl records (sized at 45” and 12”) and remixed songs using software such as Acid Pro. Theepan’s greatest [...]

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Feature, Interviews, Society

York cops sue Peel police over ‘malicious’ extortion case

Two men accused of an extortion scheme last year — including a York Region police sergeant — are suing the Peel Police Services Board and a Peel detective, alleging they were victims of a “negligent” and “malicious” investigation that violated their Charter rights and unfairly damaged their reputations. York police Sgt. Gurdip Panaich and Surjit [...]

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Feature, Interviews

Annuj Yoganathan: Grab your passion and chase it

If you live in Toronto and have a social media account, you’ve likely come across his stunning photos of someone you know getting engaged or married. In the less than two years that Annuj Yoganathanof Impressions by Annuj has transitioned his photography hobby into a professional career, he has racked up numerous accolades and an [...]

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Editorial

Toronto’s chronic underfunding just gets worse

Posted on 03 February 2016

Long-suffering members of the City of Toronto’s budget committee have completed their work and produced a tepid package that doesn’t raise the property tax beyond the rate of inflation, doesn’t reduce or get rid of poverty, and doesn’t improve services in any bold or major way. There’s little reason to cheer as this limp plan [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

2016 could be a banner year for Canada-India relations – Kasi Rao

Posted on 03 February 2016

Ontario is open for business. That was the key message in the capital Monday as the province formally launched one of the largest trade missions in its history. But amid the usual sunny platitudes about the cozy relations between Ontario — home to 700,000 people of Indian descent — and this booming nation of almost 1.3 billion, provincial officials [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Wynne pays homage to Gandhi on eve of Modi meeting

Posted on 03 February 2016

Ontario’s premier and her delegation lay a wreath in a quiet moment at the revered leader’s tomb. She will talk business with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. As she geared up for a private meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne paid homage to the most important figure in the [...] Continue Reading

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South Asian Politics

THE POLITICS OF ARMY CHIEF’S EXTENSION OF SERVICE

Posted on 03 February 2016

Dr. Hasan Askari The Chief of Army Staff in Pakistan attracts a lot of attention not only because he heads a large size professional and disciplined army but also he enjoys autonomy in managing the army and influencing security policy making.  The Army Chief is a power center in Pakistani state system mainly because of [...] Continue Reading

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South Asian Politics

Viewpoint: Is India’s outrage over Coldplay justified?

Posted on 03 February 2016

In 1492 Christopher Columbus was looking for India. In 2016 Christopher Martin aka Chris Martin discovered it. Coldplay’s music video Hymn for the Weekend featuring Beyoncé has made landfall and it seems to have broken the Indian internet. It is the great Western discovery of Incredible India all over again. Age cannot wither her nor Coldplay stale [...] Continue Reading

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Business

February Is One Of The Hottest Months For Finding A New Job

Posted on 03 February 2016

Peter Harris Wondering when the hottest periods for hiring are, and when the best time to apply for a new job would be? Contrary to popular belief, it’s not January. Here’s what the data shows. People leave jobs or change jobs all the time, of course. And new opportunities are always being created as companies [...] Continue Reading

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Community

FUNDRAISING CONCERT HELD TO SUPPORT A SHELTER TO SAVE CHILDREN FROM PROSTITUTION

Posted on 03 February 2016

The concert, titled “Meri AwaazSuno” which translates to ”Listen to my Voice”- an apt title for the fund raising concert to save children from prostitution in one of India’s biggest red light districts. After a successful, sold out first concert in the West end of the city, this concert was held in the SanatanMandir in [...] Continue Reading

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Life & Style

8 Ways To Keep Your Knees Strong And Healthy

Posted on 03 February 2016

We are suffering from an epidemic of pain in Canada – 18.9 per cent of Canadians over age of 18 said they experience some form of chronic pain, and that includes knee pain. In many cases, knee pain results in surgery: Canada is the ninth most common country for knee replacement surgery in the world – 143 [...] Continue Reading

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Tech & Gadgets

Is technology causing us to ‘evolve’ into a new SPECIES?

Posted on 03 February 2016

Expert believes super humans called Homo optimus will talk to machines and be ‘digitally immortal’ by 2050 If you’re under the age of 40, there is a good chance you will achieve ‘electronic immortality’ during your lifetime. This is the idea that all of your thoughts and experiences will be uploaded and stored online for [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Kat giving a little more attention to styling

Posted on 03 February 2016

Katrina Kaif is turning heads with her refreshing choice of outfits in her latest public appearances and actress says she has been putting a little more effort to her looks, fitness and styling now. For the promotional events of her upcoming film “Fitoor”, the 32-year-old actress has ditched her conventional choices and opted to go [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Dangal cast gets a special cook

Posted on 03 February 2016

Aamir Khan is currently shooting for an extensive schedule of Dangal in Punjab. The actor has been vesting all his time and energy on his upcoming next. Aamir who had gained 25 kgs for his character in his forthcoming film Dangal is now in the process of shedding the same amount of weight in 25 [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

I like to ask questions with my art: Singer-actor Monica

Posted on 03 February 2016

Singer-actor Monica Dogra, who is one half of the popular Mumbai-based electronic duo Shaa’ir and Func and has released her solo debut album “Spit”, says she doesn’t like to “highlight problems” through her art, but likes to “ask questions”. “I don’t like to highlight problems through my art. I like to ask questions with my [...] Continue Reading

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