Archive | August, 2015

Sunny Leone makes her Dubsmash debut in style

Posted on 20 August 2015 by admin


Bollywood actress Sunny Leone is the latest celebrity to join the Dubsmash bandwagon by opting to lip-sync to lines of the adorable animated characters – Minions.

On Saturday, Sunny Leone shared her first Dubsmash video on Twitter and wrote, “My first dubs mash. It will get better lol @DanielWeber99 @911Yusuf” In her debut Dubsmash video, she can be seen with her husband Daniel Weber and consultant Yusuf Ibrahim.

The same day, she posted another Dubsmash, but this time, she chose to go all ‘gangster’ by mouthing lines from Tupac’s ‘Hit Em Up’. While sharing the video, she tweeted, “Having so much fun finding my inner dub smash ūüėČ haha”

Recently, Saif Ali Khan’s son Ibrahim made headlines for dubsmashing Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai’.

On the work front, Sunny Leone-starrer sex comedy ‘Mastizaade’ has finally been cleared for a theatrical release after some censoring

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Nargis loses almost four kgs in a month

Posted on 20 August 2015 by admin


Nargis Fakhri eliminated “certain foods that I am allergic to” from her diet and the “Rockstar” fame actress says she has lost a good amount of weight.

“I lost almost four kilos in one month just by eliminating certain foods that I am allergic to out of my diet.

And walking 10,000 steps a day! Amazed,” Nargis tweeted on Sunday.

The actress has been often tweeting about food.

Nargis had earlier shared about French fries craving and how she overcame it.

“Staying up late nights for shoot makes me so hungry!! Arghhhh help! French fries are calling my name???? Noo stop it! I will not give in to you,” she posted on Twitter.

She even wrote about eating “simple healthy food”.

“Why d o p l a c e s put like a cup of butter on your vegetables? Why is it so hard to have plain simple

healthy food?? steamed boiled that’s it,” she tweeted.

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Was Kat aware of Phantom’s landing in trouble?

Posted on 20 August 2015 by admin


Katrina Kaif, whose ‘Phantom’ has been banned in Pakistan, says such is the subject of their upcoming film that they expected problems in its release in Pakistan.

Jamat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed has filed a petition in the Lahore High Court seeking a ban on the film’s release in Pakistan, alleging that it contains “filthy propaganda” against his country.

“It is logical that Pakistan will have problem with this film. A person is doing wrong and the country is not doing wrong. One of the villains in the film may be from Pakistan but that doesn’t mean Pakistan is a villainous country,” Katrina told PTI in an exclusive interview here.

“He (Kabir) feels the country has suffered and not that the country is bad. There is a lot of conflict and up-

heaval between the two countries so there will be stories on it.” The actress said despite being a fictional take on the 26/11 terror incident but it has got its facts right.

“There is a very important track of Pakistan in the film… about someone who is in Pakistan. I think we are not here to preach. We are here to make an amazing story. But it has got its facts and base in right place.”

Katrina, 32, said when director Kabir Khan first narrated her the story, she was not sure whether they should go ahead with it.

“The moment I heard the story, I told Kabir, ‘Are you sure you want to do this’. But he was passionate about the story… It has an important message and beyond that, it is a fiction film. It is an exciting thriller.”

“Phantom” is about the aftermath of 26/11 attacks in Mumbai and global terrorism. The screenplay of the film has been written in co-ordination with author Hussain Zaidi, and is an adaptation of his book “Mumbai Avengers”.

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We’re responsible for making our communities the way we expect them to be: Noreen Javed

Posted on 14 August 2015 by admin


Noreen Javed – Co-Chair of Emerging Leaders Network

Noreen is a corporate responsibility practitioner, working with Canadian organizations to create positive change through business. She has spent time in the private sector in marketing, consulting, and in the not-for-profit sector with organizations such as the United Way of Peel Region and the Maytree Foundation. Currently, she is working at Green Shield Canada as the Acting Program Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility and GSC Foundation. Her role is focused on implementing national CSR objectives for the organization and on managing the foundation’s grants.

She has a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, and studied Not for Profit Management at Western. She was a 2012 DiverseCity Fellow and lives in Mississauga.

Here’s Noreen’s interview with Generation Next’s Samuel Getachew:

Noreen ‚Äď Tell us about yourself?

I have been a resident of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) my whole life. I live in Mississauga and grew up in Etobicoke. My parents emigrated here from Pakistan in the 1970‚Äôs and settled in the GTA. My two sisters and I are the first generation to attend university in our immediate family. I studied business at Laurier, but my career has branched off into the non-profit sector, corporate social responsibility, and grant making. I believe we can all have an impact on our communities, and we are all responsible for making our communities the way we expect them to be. I am now a first time mother to an incredible ten month old girl, so I don’t sleep anymore.

You are the co-chair of the Emerging Leaders Network. Tell us about ELN.

ELN¬†is a 900+ member¬†network, whose vision is to build the pipeline for our region’s future leaders. Our mission is to create a place for our members to learn, connect, and take action on the most pressing issues facing our region. Though we come from different sectors, perspectives, and backgrounds, what holds us all together is our desire to make our region the best place to live and work.

ELN executives are described as ‚Äúa team of volunteers who act as ambassadors of the network and help shape‚ÄĚ it.¬† What are some of the initiatives you are hopping to champion in the coming year?

Our Executive is made up of some incredible people. Alexandra Stewart (co-chair) and I are really excited that the overarching theme we are exploring this year is the use of public space for public good. Some of the things we are excited about this year: 1) Creating more opportunities for ELNers to volunteer within the membership and with non-profits to help build their capacity 2) ELNstudio, our signature event taking place at the end of 2015, which promises to be a culmination of a series of events and discussions taking place throughout the year, and intended to convert ELNers towards actions and commitments on how we can all elevate public space around us 3) We continue to support and grow grassroots ideas into action 4) We are partnering with Ryerson for a book club series on the topic of city building. Plus, there is a lot more exciting programming coming up this year, full of opportunities to meet people and have fun!

What are some of the benefits of joining the membership of ELN?

Joining ELN is an opportunity to be amongst our region’s brightest leaders, and future leaders. The more you immerse yourself in the opportunities and in the events presented by ELN, the more you get out of it. It’s an awesome opportunity to meet like-minded people, learn something to add to your “civic passport”, grow your budding idea, and get the support you need to take action on issues that matter to you.

One of the signature initiatives of ELN is the DiverseCity fellows program. You were a fellow in 2012. Tell us about the program and why you found it worthwhile.

The¬†Fellows¬†program is run by¬†CivicAction. It’s one of the reasons why I am co-chairing ELN today, and was a pivotal moment for me in my life. Through the Fellows program, I was able to learn so much about myself as a leader through the excellent leadership development programming that is provided, I got a chance to be part of a great mentoring program where I was matched with a senior leader in an area that was aligned with my career and, lastly, I was able to work on a project idea with an incredible group of leaders across various sectors who continue to inspire me, who continue to do great things for our region, and who have become great friends.¬†It opens up so much in the way of networks, confidence and personal growth.


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Refugee ‚Äúinvasion‚ÄĚ needs regulation not recrimination

Posted on 14 August 2015 by admin

For more than a decade, asylum seekers and migrants have huddled near the French port of Calais, their eyes on one prize: a new life in Britain. Dozens have frozen or suffocated while stowing away in transport trucks that roll across the channel tunnel on rails. Others have been injured or killed in accidents.

This month thousands of migrants have risked their lives to enter Britain, setting off a blast of heated rhetoric between London and Paris, stoked by fears of invading hordes, after a wildcat strike created chaos in the port and more opportunity for risky attempts to board stalled vehicles bound for British shores.

As the refugee crisis swells, some 37,000 have been intercepted since January, and about 3,000 are now encamped near Calais. The numbers that manage to slip by and enter Britain ‚Äď estimated in the hundreds ‚ÄĒ are dwarfed by¬† the 130,000 or more people who have washed up in southern Europe by sea so far this year.

Most of the new arrivals seek asylum in Germany, Sweden or other northern European countries. But those who reach the French coast are undeterred by fear or escalating security to make a bid for Britain.

Their motives are unsurprising. They speak English but fare more poorly in other European languages. They bet on blending in and working more easily in a country without identity cards, and with less stringent labour laws than France. Many have waiting relatives’ numbers programmed into their cellphones. And some see Britain as an eventual launching pad for Canada or the United States.

British Prime Minister David Cameron has called for their removal as illegal economic migrants ‚Äď a suggestion often belied by their countries of origin, where daily life is deadly and there is widespread terror and trauma.

European finger-pointing has only made things worse, highlighting the need for an agreed-upon plan to solve the problem. Although Germany and Sweden have already accepted tens of thousands, destitute Greece and fiscally challenged Italy are now bearing a large part of the burden of new arrivals. A recent European agreement to share the flow would cover only 40,000 people: less than one-quarter of those in urgent need.

It’s not only Europe’s problem. Syria’s struggling Middle Eastern neighbours have taken more than 3 million refugees from that terrible war. But countries like Canada have been slow to respond.

Canada has pledged to take up to 14,500 refugees in need of per manent resettlement this year, about one-fifth of the total of 80,000 agreed by the international community as a whole. The total falls far short of the almost 960,000 refugees the UN declares unable to return to their countries and in need of relocation.

Today’s spectacle is a far cry from 1979, when Canada opened its doors to 60,000 boat people after the end of the Vietnam war, then thousands of others from war-torn El Salvador and Kosovo. They are now working, paying taxes and raising children who contribute to Canada’s society and economy.

From  remote Ottawa  it’s easy  for politicians  to dismiss asylum seekers as shady chancers or queue jumpers coming to suck our bounty dry. More often the reality is 17-year-old Berhane, plucked from the Mediterranean after being starved, beaten and terrorized by smugglers while fleeing forced labour in Eritrea. He is one of many.

Sadly for¬† them,¬† the refugee¬† issue appears¬† to be off¬† the election agenda and unlikely to get much traction this year. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon points out that 86 per cent of the world‚Äôs 60 million forcibly displaced people are harboured by poor countries, not¬† the wealthy West. He says¬† it¬† is ‚Äúessential¬† that governments around¬† the world recommit to providing refuge and safety to those who have lost everything,‚ÄĚ by sharing the burden. In the past, Britain and other European countries have tried and failed to create a fair and orderly system. Now the consequences are too dramatic to ignore.

Canada could take the lead once more by championing the international agreement Ban is urging. And by opening its own doors a little wider.

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Ontario Pension Plan will cost from $2.16 a day

Posted on 14 August 2015 by admin


Pension plan could be fully implemented by 2020 affecting about 3.5 million in Ontario with benefits starting to be paid out two years later.

Ontario’s proposed pension plan will cost ‎participants anywhere from a Tims to a specialty coffee a day.

Details of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan show that a person not already in a pension plan making $45,000 a year will pay $2.16 a day to $4.50 a day for someone making the maximum of $90,000 annually.

The plan, according to a Liberal government release, will be fully implemented by 2020 affecting about 3.5 million Ontario with benefits starting to be paid out two years later.

Like the Canada Pension P‚Äélan, the ORPP would be equally funded by both employers and employee.

According to the ORPP details, a person making $45,000 a year for 40 years will receive $6,410 a year for life, compared to $12,815‚Äé a year for life for the top $90,000 earners ‚ÄĒ equal to about a 15 per cent return after 40 years.

Participants must be 65 years old before they can collect.

‚ÄúThe ORPP is truly forward-looking, making Ontario a better place to work, invest and age. We are doing this for the next generation ‚ÄĒ our children and grandchildren to ensure they can retire with the security they deserve,‚ÄĚ Premier Kathleen Wynne stated in a release.

Two-thirds of Ontario workers have no workplace pension plan.

‚ÄéUnder the plan, companies that already have comparable pension plans will not have to participate in the ORPP.

If approved, the ORPP would start to be ‚Äéphased in 2017 beginning with large employers ‚ÄĒ 500 or more employees ‚ÄĒ without registered workplace pension plans.

Medium employers with 50 to 499 employees without registered workplace pension plans will start to contribute 2018.

The plan will not include small employers ‚ÄĒ 50 and fewer ‚ÄĒ without comparable pension plans until 2019.

Given Ottawa says it won’t administer the ORPP, the province is faced with the challenge of creating a new bureaucracy aided by the private sector to administer the p‎lan.

The proposed plan when fully implemented would bring in about $3.5 billion annually.


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Harper vows to ban travel to terror havens if re-elected

Posted on 14 August 2015 by admin


Canadians  who travel to regions of the  world  that  are hotbeds  of  Islamic terrorism  could  be prosecuted  under legislation  that  would  be enacted under  a  re-elected Conservative government, a restriction  that  critics  say could  unduly  hamper mobility rights and threaten civil liberties.

Conservative  Leader Stephen Harper announced the  policy  at  a  campaign event  in Ottawa, saying he is  taking steps  to address a threat to Canada that comes from within.CP Video Aug. 09 2015, 3:13 PM EDT

Video:¬† Stephen Harper proposes policy to end ‘terror tourism’ The¬† Conservative¬† government has already made it a¬† crime¬† to¬† leave¬† Canada with¬† the aim of¬† taking part in¬† terrorist¬† activities. This new measure would go further,¬† criminalizing¬† the¬† act of¬† travel¬† to ¬†specific¬† countries.

“There  is absolutely no right  in  this  country  to travel  to an area under  the governance  of  terrorists.

That is not a human right,‚ÄĚ he told supporters. There¬† are¬† individuals ‚Äúwho for reasons you and I will never understand,¬† turn their¬† back¬† on¬† our¬† country and,¬† indeed,¬† turn¬† their backs on civilization itself, to travel overseas to join jihadist¬† causes.‚Ä̬† Some¬† of them, he said, may eventually¬† return¬† to¬† Canada, bringing¬† their¬† terrorist training with them.

For¬† that¬† reason,¬† ‚Äúa¬† reelected¬† Conservative¬† government¬† will¬† designate travel¬† to¬† places¬† that¬† are ground zero for terrorist activity¬† a¬† criminal¬† offence,‚ÄĚ Mr. Harper said.

It’s not known whether the policy  could  extend  to places such as Lebanon, the Gaza Strip, Saudi Arabia or

Somalia, where groups designated by Ottawa as terrorists  have  taken  root.  The Conservative Leader didn’t

specify  which  regions would  be  affected  by  the legislation,  but  Conservative officials said  it would likely  include  Iraq  and Syria, which would mirror an Australian  law  enacted last year  that has  received considerable criticism.

The Tory policy comes as political parties begin the second week of a long campaign leading up to the federal  election  in  October.

While  polls  suggest  the economy  remains  the  top issue  for Canadian  voters, Mr. Harper has been trying

to keep national security at the centre of the debate. The  heads  of  the  other political parties were skeptical  of Mr.  Harper’s  proposal.

Liberal¬† Leader¬† Justin Trudeau,¬† who¬† was¬† campaigning in Ottawa, said he believed¬† the¬† measure¬† was being announced to distract voters¬† from¬† economic¬† issues. ‚ÄúThat said, Canada is a country that protects people‚Äôs rights and any¬† time a government wants¬† to¬† limit those rights, it needs to answer¬† a¬† lot more¬† questions than¬† Mr.¬† Harper¬† actually answered¬† this¬† morning,‚ÄĚ Mr. Trudeau said.

NDP¬† Leader¬† Thomas Mulcair said ‚Äúthere¬† is very little evidence‚Ä̬† that such a policy¬† ‚Äúwould¬† have¬† any concrete¬† effect‚Ä̬† on¬† stopping Canadians from being radicalized,¬† noting¬† most travel¬† through other¬† countries to get to the hot spots.

He said Mr. Harper should have  tackled  the  issue  of youth  radicalization  with the  anti-terrorism  bill passed  by  the  government earlier this year.

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Adani’s Australian coal prospects in doubt

Posted on 14 August 2015 by admin

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An Australian court’s decision last week to overturn approval for a giant coal mine in Queensland is the latest stumbling block for Indian company Adani’s multibillion-dollar venture.

Long before the Federal Court of Australia overturned government approval for the Carmichael coal project, international banks had steered clear of investing in the project.

Policy confusion around climate change, a falling coal price and the environmental hurdles mining companies have to leap in Australia before a project can be approved have all been cited as reasons for Adani’s struggle to get financial backing.

In April, French financier Credit Agricole said its lack of interest in the project was because of “the number and magnitude of issues linked to the planned coal development projects” in Queensland’s Galilee Basin.

Unprecedented scale

Announcement by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) that it was no longer providing financial advice to Adani on the project strengthened doubts about the financial viability of what would have been one of the world’s biggest coal mines.

The project is now “dead in the water,” says Tim Buckley, director of energy finance studies at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.

“Not just because of the overturned approval, but because of a lack of finance, and a structural decline in the resources market,” Mr Buckley said

“The banks just aren’t convinced there’s money to be made.”

Estimated to be worth about A$16bn ($12bn, ¬£8bn), Carmichael was the largest of nine super-mines proposed for the Galilee Basin, one of the country’s richest coal reserves.

Unprecedented in its scale, the new mines were supposed to represent a significant shift into undeveloped areas for Australia’s coal industry.

Adani was seen as the only group potentially able to finance the expensive rail and port infrastructure needed to get the coal to market.

But this week, an Australian court overturned government approval because of environmental concerns.

Banks have other worries, though. A number, including Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley, have said they are not interested in funding the project.

Just to export the coal would have cost A$2.1bn, with a 189km (117 mile) rail line needed to take it to a new port at Abbot Point, near the Great Barrier Reef.

Vulnerable reef

Dredging for the new port and increased shipping so close to the already vulnerable reef concerned scientists, environmentalists and the United Nations.

Pressure from those sources may have been what led financier Morgan Stanley to send a letter to the environment group Rainforest Action Network last year, saying the bank would “not lend to or invest in the expansion of Abbot Point”.

Mr Buckley says the termination of CBA’s advisory role was highly significant for the project.

“Global banks look at which of the local banks are involved [in a project of this size],” Mr Buckley says.

“[Local banks] have on-the-ground knowledge and a feel for the project. Effectively, they endorse a project as a pathfinder for global investors.”

A slump in the coal price since the mine was planned is another problem.

“Adani’s modelling predicts the mine would be profitable at prices north of US$100 a tonne,” says Mr Buckley.

“Thermal coal is now is around US$40. The numbers alone are too risky for most banks to contemplate.”

He says Chinese coal imports have fallen about 37% this year, and Indian coal imports – a market targeted by Adani – are down 11%.

Prices aren’t expected to rise anytime soon.

But some experts believe, depending on the coal price, the mine may still open.

“This [court] decision delays the project rather than overturns it,” says John Rolfe, deputy dean of research at the School of Business and Law at Central Queensland University.

Mr Rolfe says the mine would be a boon for the economy, creating nearly 4000 jobs.

“Opening the mine would increase coal-mining employment in Queensland by 13%,” he told the BBC.

However, he warned that court cases like last week’s – that overturned government approval for the mine – will be more common in the future.

Adani says it is committed to ensuring the project goes ahead, but says it will have to reassess some aspects because of approval delays.

“For the past six to 12 months, Adani has maintained a level of investment and project timelines based on anticipated approvals timelines and milestones,” it said in a statement.

“As a result of changes to a range of approvals over that time it’s necessary our timelines and budget reflect those changes.”

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Pakistan faring better on controlling terrorism and religious extremism

Posted on 14 August 2015 by admin


Dr. Hasan Askari


       Pakistan faces two major internal challenges. First the energy shortages. Second, religious extremism and terrorism.

In the case of the first challenge of electricity shortages, the federal government is announcing one project after another for electricity generation. Its ministers are claiming that the shortages of electricity will be overcome by the end of 2017. This appears to be a tall claim because the projections for power generation by the federal government are exaggerated.

A large number of electricity generation projects are being done in cooperation with Chinese private groups whose performance is not well established but they are accommodating to the demands of the top officials of the Pakistan government. Some of these Chinese groups are quite accommodating in offering monetary gains to the facilitators in Pakistan.

   The major mistake that Pakistan’s federal government is making is: it is projecting the data on production of electricity that is possible under ideal condition.   The Nandipur Power project in the Punjab has the projected electricity production of 425 megawatt. However, in reality its production is zero on some days. It hardly reaches close to the projected production.

   The Punjab government is publicizing the Bahawalpur Solar Power Project with the maximum capacity of 1000 megawatt. This is expected to be completed in one year or so. Currently, one unit is working. Its projected production of electricity is 100 megawatt. However, this unit is actually producing electricity on an average of 19-25 megawatt.    This solar project cannot produce electricity when sunlight is not available.   Therefore, Pakistan will continue to face electricity shortages even in 2018 and later.

     However, Pakistan is performing better in countering the second challenge, that is, religious extremism and terrorism. Violence and terrorism in Karachi as well as in the rest of the country has declined which has given some relief to common people.  Still much effort is needed to bring the menace of terrorism under full control.

     The major credit for noticeable success in countering terrorism goes to the military in general and the Army in particular. The Army top brass have come to a firm conclusions that the primacy of the Pakistani state has to be established and that they would not tolerate any group that engages in violence and terrorism in Pakistan for any reason.

¬†It now views the Tehrik-i-Taliban‚ÄĒi-Pakistan and sectarian groups and others that engage in violence for any reason cannot be tolerated.

 In Karachi, the Rangers, a paramilitary force headed by Army officers, is rooting out violent groups, including extortionists, criminal mafias and armed wings of political and religious parties.

    The major initiative for countering terrorism was taken by the Army Chief in 2014, when he decided to launch the long awaited military operation in North Waziristan. This security operation has been going on for over one year, some pockets of Taliban resistance still exist in the Shawal area in North Waziristan which is adjacent to the Afghan border.

The civilian government led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was not initially in favor of military action in North Waziristan. However, once the army decided to go for military action, the civilian government went along with it.

   The Taliban attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar on December 16, 2014 strengthened the determination in the military and civilian circles to fight terrorism with full force.

The 20-point National Action Plan was announced to focus on important policy measures to counter terrorism.  The initiative for countering terrorism was fully taken over by the Army.

 Initially, the civilian federal and provincial governments were slow in implementing the National Action Plan.  However, as the military pushed counter terrorism on the civilian leadership through the Apex Committees at the federal and provincial level, the latter began to take counter-terrorism more seriously.

   One Apex committee functioned at the federal level which included the Prime Minsiter and the Army Chief and other civilian and military officials.   Each province has its own Apex Committee that includes the Chief Minister, the Corps Commander based in the provincial capital and other senior civilian and military officers. Each Apex Committee includes some cabinet members.

   Apex Committees have become more important decision-making bodies than the federal and provincial cabinets.  Now-a-days, federal and provincial cabinet meet less frequently as compared to the  federal and provincial Apex Committees.  This new administrative set-up of Apex Committees has brought the military in the civilian sector of governance and political management.  This has strengthened the position of the Army Chief and his top generals in managing internal security and counter terrorism affairs.

   The 21st constitutional amendment and its endorsement by the Supreme Court on August 5, 2015, has placed the seal of approval on setting up of military courts for dealing with terrorists. The military courts will again become active which will strengthen its role.

     The Army has strengthened in role in Pakistan while staying on the sidelines.  This also serves the interests of Nawaz Sharif because with an improved relationship with the Army he is secure in power. The Army will stay on the sideline, enabling Nawaz Sharif stay as prime minister.

    The killing of Malik Ishaq, his two sons and other leaders of a violent sectarian group in a police encounter gave a clear message to the Punjab based extremist and sectarian groups that they are no longer tolerated.

    The Army led efforts to control terrorism create the hope that terrorism will be reduced to the minimum in the next two years.

Hopefully, the Sharif government continues to work with the Army and Nawaz Sharif does not take the advice of his hard line colleagues to retrieve the lead role from the military. This can create a major political crisis in Pakistan, and undermine the efforts to control terrorism. Nawaz Sharif’s own rule can also run into trouble.

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Suraj Sharma attends TD Mosaic festival’s artist appreciation event

Posted on 14 August 2015 by admin


The media and artist appreciation event for TD  Mosaic  south Asian Festival  of Mississauga  took place on Sunday at an elaborate Reception at the living Arts Centre. The event was attended by the artists for Both TD Mosaic festival as well as Rock the Coliseum festival. The event was attended by well known names like Suraj Sharma ( Life Of Pi, Million Dollar Arm)  and Canadian artist like  Gabe Grey, Madhavji and many other noted film and tv actors and celebrity performers attended the  10th year anniversary gala.

Visual arts segment of Mosaic presents¬† ‚ÄúAlluvial Image‚Ä̬† Painting exhibition by one of the most well known¬† and respected artist from Bangladesh, Kalidas Karmaker.¬† The exhibition opens at Promenade Gallery on 11 of August and goes on till 30th of September.

Mosaic Mushaira , the literary segment of Mosaic takes place on 13th of August at the Living Arts Centre.

The 10th anniversary celebrations start on 14th and 15th of August when TD Mosaic outdoor festival takes place in the Celebration Square of Mississauga.

This year the festival presents a special focus on Canadian Aboriginal dance, music and art and crafts. Ojibwe Mississauga elder Gerry Sault of Credit Rivers will bless the event with a traditional smudge ceremony on Friday 14 of August as the opening ceremony while various dignitaries take part in the opening reception.  Enakshi Sinha, a classicl Bharatnatyam dancer will present her tribute to Indian subcontinent and audience will enjoy the traditional grass dance by native dancers.

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