Garba is good for “culture inCanada” says Varun Panchal, a photographer who has a degree in Business Finance fromCentennialCollege. It is an opportunity for all communities “to come together and dance on one floor,” he told Generation Next.
Born inCalcutta, Mallika Kapur is now studying to be a doctor atMcMasterUniversity. She wanted to be a lawyer initially, only to discover that “I didn’t really like arguing with people,” however she was also not sure if she was “ready for the commitment” to study long and hard to be a doctor.
Mallika is also leading a research study looking into the implications of diabetes management within the South Asian population in Canada. Her family moved back toIndiafromCanadaas her “dad wanted to work inIndia,” she told Generation Next.
An accomplished Bharatnatyam dancer, Mallika aspires to be a source of pride for Indo Canadian community.
Varun, who moved to Canada only a few years ago, cannot find a job in his area of studies and has taken up photography as a weekend job. During the week, he does a manufacturing job. He says his interviewers ask him for experience, but “if you don’t get a job, how will you get experience,” he wonders.