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Music articulates our emotions: Sammy Chand

Sammy Chand’s brand of music combines a distinct mix of elements from around the world. His music has been featured in shows like The Oprah Winfrey Show, So You Think You Can Dance, No Reservations, America’s Most Wanted, and over 50 other television programs around the world. His groundbreaking Indian hip hop fusion sound has [...]

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Toronto’s Prasanthan Aruchunan, 17, first in Ontario to win NHL scholarship

  ‘If I can do it, you guys can do it,’ winner tells other youth in his community Toronto’s PrasanthanAruchunan is making history. The 17-year-old from Westview Centennial Secondary School is the first student in Ontario to receive the National Hockey League scholarship from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. It’s an academic scholarship awarded to a [...]

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Indo-Canadian women give birth to far more boys than women born in Canada

A preference for boys among Indian-born parents may have contributed to a deficit of more than 4,400 girls over two decades in what researchers in a new study are calling Canada’s “missing girls.” The research, presented in the Canadian Medical Association Journal and the online CMAJ Open, looks at more than 6 million births in [...]

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Culture Shock: Tattoo Edition

Nila Sivatheesan We love tattoos! It’s a huge trend these days and seen as a form of self-expression in Western society. However, there exists a stereotype in the South Asian community which portrays inked women as uncultured and/or over-sexualized. Many South Asian women who have or plan on getting tattoos often wonder: “Will the tattoo show [...]

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Jobseekers resort to ‘resumé whitening’ to get a foot in the door, study shows

A major two-year study led by U of T researchers shows minority job applicants use Anglicized names, downplay ethnic experience in the hopes of landing a job. It’s a disturbing practice called “resumé whitening” and involves deleting telltale signs of race or ethnicity from a CV in the hopes of landing a job. And it [...]

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Editorial

Can Canada strike proper balance on rights and security?

Posted on 28 April 2016

Public safety is paramount to living in a functioning democracy. It’s why governments around the world are committed to ensuring their citizens are protected from those who would do them harm. However, in the frightening days following 9/11 and in the years since then western governments have struggled, and at times failed, at both safeguarding [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Improving Ontario’s Health Care System For Patients And Physicians

Posted on 28 April 2016

Dr. Eric Hoskins Member of Provincial Parliament for St. Paul’s and Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care As Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, it is my responsibility to ensure that we have a health care system that delivers the best possible care for all patients. This means putting the needs of patients [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Eric Hoskins’ Latest Attack On Ontario Physicians Falls Flat

Posted on 28 April 2016

Sohail Gandhi Just an old country doctor On Friday April 22, 2016, Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins proved that for the Ontario Liberal party, playing politics is far more important than providing good governance. In a 20-minute speech, he alleged that the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) wasn’t negotiating, and further, singled out what he felt were [...] Continue Reading

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South Asian Politics

Pakistani PM remains under pressure over Panama leaks

Posted on 28 April 2016

 Dr. Hasan Askari  Prime Nawaz Sharif’s address to the nation on April 22 did not defuse tension in Pakistan’s politics. Though he agreed to the opposition’s demand to write a letter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan’s Supreme Court for establishing a Judicial Commission for investigation of the financial information leaked by the Panama Documents, [...] Continue Reading

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South Asian Politics

India’s Modi won praise for ‘slapping’ China. Then this happened.

Posted on 28 April 2016

Patriotic chest-thumping over the weekend in India gave way to embarrassment and bitterness as the government made a very public U-turn on issuing a visa to Uighur dissident Dolkun Isa. He is the executive committee chairman of the World Uighur Congress, an organization that represents a predominantly Muslim ethnic group in China’s far-west, and has been labeled a terrorist [...] Continue Reading

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Finance

5 Ways Students Can Score A Summer Job By Graduation Day

Posted on 28 April 2016

Julie Dossett Communications lead for LinkedIn Canada Now that the end of the school year is just about here, students are heading online in droves to hunt for jobs and summer internships. In Canada, there are more Google searches for summer jobs in April than any other time of year, and globally, LinkedIn sees more [...] Continue Reading

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Community

Ryerson University Students Presents Case Study Report On Nepalese Organization

Posted on 28 April 2016

Uttam Makaju A group of Ryerson University students recently presented a case study report on “Comprehensive Marketing Plan” of Canadian Newa Guthi (CNG), a Greater Toronto Area based organization dedicated to promote Newar culture and serve Nepalese and other community. The group study report , consisting of various recommendations like; youth involvement, collaboration with other [...] Continue Reading

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Life & Style

Ten rules for beating stress

Posted on 28 April 2016

  Rule #1: Disconnect Disconnecting is the most important strategy on this list, because if you can’t find a way to remove yourself electronically from your work, then you’ve never really left work. Making yourself available to your work 24/7 exposes you to a constant barrage of stressors that prevent you from refocusing and recharging. [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Trailer launch; Housefull 3 promises A laugh riot

Posted on 28 April 2016

The makers of Housefull 3 has released the trailer of the film on Sunday, which features an ensemble cast comprising actors Abhishek Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Lisa Haydon and Nargis Fakhri. The movie looks promising and will definitely tickle your funny bones. The trailer starts with Boman Irani introducing his daughters, Jacqueline, [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Aishwarya Rai supports Salman Khan for #RioOlympics2016

Posted on 28 April 2016

Salman Khan is facing a lot of flak for being appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador to represent the Indian contingent at the Rio Olympics 2016. Though the actor is known for being one of the foremost Bollywood superstars when it comes to charity and noble work, many prominent personalities did not support his appointment. However, [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Ram Lakhan remake; Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh on-board

Posted on 28 April 2016

Ever since Karan Johar announced the remake of Subhash Ghai’s super hit film ‘Ram Lakhan’ with Rohit Shetty, there have been lots of speculations on who would play the lead. After months of speculations, looks like makers have finally zeroed on Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh for the lead role. According to Indian media reports, [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Pop Star Selena Gomez banned

Posted on 28 April 2016

There are dozens of Hollywood stars who have showed love for the Dalai Lama (a spiritual leader). Now, as per the latest buzz one of those stars, Selena Gomez, may have lost the chance to perform in China because of her support for the spiritual leader. Gomez was supposed to perform in the two Chinese [...] Continue Reading

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