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Miss Teenage Toronto East promotes positive self-image among youth

Posted on 10 March 2016 by admin

Sakshi Mehta has won the provincial level beauty pageant for Miss Teen Canada and was titled ,”Miss Teenage Toronto East”.Sakshi who is only 17-years-old will now be representing Toronto in the national level pageant and has started making appearances at city events to promote her title and platform of mental health.

As a student in her last year of high school, Sakshi has maintained 90-average grades in her academics. Her pastimes include going to the gym, swimming, skating, singing, practicing photography and volunteering in her community.

From a young age of 4, she has been involved in many local initiatives to promote and raise awareness for a wide range of issues, from community events to reducing environmental hazards and creating a greener Scarborough.

Sakshi hopes to pursue a career in mental health/cognition to provide youth with the guidance to reduce stigma and embrace a more positive mental and virtuous development.

Sakshi hopes to promote positive self-image in youth and advocates for individualism and self-actualization.

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Priyanka Chopra Oscars 2016: Bollywood Star Stuns In White And Feathers

Posted on 03 March 2016 by admin

Priyanka Chopra may be dreaming “in gold,” but she is stunning in white! The Bollywood (and beyond) actress took to the 2016 Oscars red carpet on Sunday evening flaunting a stunning Zuhair Murad gown which she described as having “movie star charm.”

With its sweetheart neckline and belted waistline, the “Quantico” actress rocked the straight-off-the-runway sexy frock with a sheer skirt and feathery lace details. As for her beauty look, Chopra, who is presenting tonight, kept things classic with a deep red lip, bronzed cheeks and fluttering lashes. The 33-year-old wore her hair in a low ponytail that perfectly showed off her teardrop earrings. Before taking the red carpet, the indian beauty documented her rehearsal run and even snapped a quick selfie in an Oscars Dad hat. Which, can we just say, that Dad hat goes perfectly with Priyanka’s wrist tattoo:

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Lindsay Lohan selling clothes to pay tax?

Posted on 12 December 2012 by admin

Actress Lindsay Lohan is reportedly selling her designer clothes to raise money and pay her taxes. The apparent drastic move comes after her bank accounts were seized by the Internal Revenue Service. Lohan, 26 has sent her sister Ali with her clothes to high-end shops, reportsradaronline.com. “Thirty dollars for these? They cost 700 pounds! This is ridiculous! These have to be worth more, Lindsay was photographed wearing them, that has to add value,” a source heard Ali as saying. Lindsay owed around 146,000 pounds Internal Revenue Service in 2010 and fell well short of her unpaid tax bill for 2011, despite a 62,000 pounds donation from her friend, actor Charlie Sheen.

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South Asian Comics Entertain at MyBindi Comedy Night

Posted on 03 October 2012 by admin

Showcasing both Canadian and international talent, the impressive line-up included five funny and edgy comedians: SuneetLuthra, AasthaLal, Crystal Ferrier, host Dave Merheje and headliner VidurKapur, one of the original “Gurus of Comedy”.

Aspiring comic SuneetLuthra captured the audience with his comedic chops and charm.

AasthaLal amused the crowd with her funny impressions, facial expressions and unique accents.

Crystal Ferrier had the crowd chuckling to candid jokes about her “weighty” issues and living the life of a South Asian female inToronto.

Dave Merheje’simprovisational and high energy style kept the audience entertained throughout the event.

VidurKapur had fans bursting out in laughter as he shared his experiences as a gay man and an immigrant son of a conservative upper middle class.

MyBindi’s CEO SyerahViranithanked the fans and the volunteers. The event was presented by Chevrolet.

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Guidestones has a Lead South Asian Female Actress

Posted on 26 September 2012 by admin

By Aabida Dhanji

Mississauga

Guidestones is a fairly new web series. The series was launched a few months back and has been in the works for over three years.

The Georgia Guidestones were built by someone and is a stone structure that has Ten Commandments that are engraved in eight languages. The Guidestones are located in “Elbert”County,Georgia. No one knows what it is and is quite mysterious. It is still unclear who commissioned the Georgia Guidestones, and why.

The series, Guidestones is about two journalism students who decide to investigate an unsolved murder based on their findings. The main character of the series is Sandy Rai, played by Supinder Wraich. She is one of the journalism students alongside Trevor Shale, played by Dan Fox. On their adventure to unsolve this murder, they find many clues, of which one leads them to the Georgia Guidestones.

 The Georgia Guidestones is a monument that is located in a farmer’s field in Ebert County, Georgia. The structure has ten guidelines or principles for rebuilding civilization after the apocalypse. The series was shot on location inCanada, theUnited States, andIndia.

The show was discovered and started by the Director, Jay Ferguson. Jay learnt about the Guidestones and found it quite interesting. He decided to start researching them first.

 As he was researching he found a woman that was very interested in the Guidestones as well. The two met and discussed the Guidestones further. He wanted to make a documentary on her but she refused. This woman refused to be the subject of a film because she was concerned about her identity becoming public. He decided to make a series on the Guidestones. The series is based on this woman, Sandy and her story of how she discovered the Guidestones and what happened on her adventure.

This show is one of the very few shows that has a South Asian actor as a lead. This is a testament to acknowledging South Asian talent. When you look at all the shows and movies that have South Asian characters, one rarely comes across a series that has a South Asian woman as the lead. It is usually the male who is the main character. In Guidestones though,Sandyis the lead character and is a South Asian woman.

It is a very interactive show. In each episode there is a clue that you will see and you can Google that clue to get ahead and figure out what is going on and what the meaning behind the clue is. So far there are fifty episodes in the first season and the next season is in the works.

Guidestones has been nominated at Geneva International Film Festival. The cast has gone toGeneva,New YorkCity, acrossCanadaandFranceto talk about the show. Although the cast and crew have been acrossCanadaand theU.S., the festivals inGenevaandFranceare coming up in the fall.

Don’t you already feel like watching the series? Well you can sign up at www.guidestones.org and subscribe to the series. You will receive clues and links to watch the series. With subscribing to the series online you can get hints for the next episode and solve the cliffhanger at the end of each episode before you watch it.

The show is quite interactive in that way and makes it a whole lot more fun to watch!

The subscription version of Guidestones was launched in February 2012, and the on-demand version was launched in June 2012. Make sure that you provide feedback too, so that the Guidestones crew knows what their viewers like and don’t like for their next season.

 Follow and Like Guidestones on Twitter & Facebook!

Twittter: www.twitter.com/guidestonestv
Facebook: www.facebook.com/guidestonestv
Website: www.guidestones.org

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I am in India till I get good offers: Veena

Posted on 13 September 2012 by admin

Veena Malik, during her last visit to Delhi, made her intentions clear saying she is here to stay and will be working in India till the time she gets good offers. Stating her desire to stay in here, she said, “I will be here till the time I keep getting offers and good work. People in India just love me and that’s the reason I am here. My work is appreciated and it feels good when you see yourself being loved by so many people. I am working hard on the South remake of The Dirty Picture wherein I’m playing Silk Smitha. I have gained weight for the movie; until a few days I was 48kg, but now I am 55! Also, I am learning Kannada for the film and am singing a song in the movie as well. I am exploring all aspects of cinema and this is just the beginning of my acting career.” On being asked about her expectations from the film Silk Sakkath Maga, the Hindi version of which got Vidya Balan a National Award, Veena said, “Vidya was just superb as Silk in The Dirty Picture and she deserved the National Award for it. As an actress she is flawless. So it won’t be fair to compare her, and the role she played, with me because there is no comparison between the two of us.”

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Raj Fidda: Keeping Punjab Alive in his Music

Posted on 26 July 2012 by admin

By Aabida Dhanji

Mississauga

Each and every comment from you guys encourages me to work hard and grow as a better artist. Keep supporting and loving.”

Raj Fidda, son of Kabaddi legend, BalwinderFidda, is an upcomingsinger/lyricist. Raj iseagerly on his way to make a mark in the Punjabimusic industry.

Although born in Toronto, Raj Fidda has been able topreserve his cultural roots of Punjab through the art of music anddance. This multi-talented artist found his niche for Punjabi music ata very young age, becoming fully integrated in bhangra dance duringhis high school years studying in Jalandhar, Punjab. Raj’s love forsinging developed during his live bhangra performances where he was
introduced to singing boliyan (traditional folk singing).

This hobbyultimately developed into a full-fledged passion intended to entertainyou withnot only his creative lyrics, but unique vocals as well. Raj’sgreatest inspirations are musical prodigies such as Chamkila, SurjitBindrakhia and KuldeepManak. His music style incorporates a blend ofold school bhangra with a western touch.

The inspirations for Fidda’s songs arethe environment and society around him as they are very multi-cultural and the support he gets from his friends and family along with the thoughts of being positive inspires him to write songs.

Raj Fidda introduced himselfwith his debut single ‘SahmneChubareWali’, produced by Randy J. Raj’ssecond single will be releasing in September 2012.

In the next 5 years Raj hopes to be working in Bollywood with fusion music.

Fidda is planning to launch singles every couple of months instead of releasing an album at one time. Once he completes 8 singles, he will make launch his songs as a single album. He wants to let his fans know that, “each and every comment from you guys encourages me to work hard and grow as a better artist. Keep supporting and loving.”

You can stayup-to-date on Raj Fidda through his official facebookfanpage at www.facebook.com/rajfidda , twitter at @Rajfidda and Youtube Channel Jr.Fidda.

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Mariah Carey brings superstar status to American Idol

Posted on 26 July 2012 by admin

Grammy winning pop star Mariah Carey will join Fox television s American Idol singing contest as a judge next season as the highly rated show fights to regain its slumping audiences. Kevin Reilly, president of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting, told television critics on Monday in Los Angeles that popular singer Carey will be one of the re-placements for de-parting judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez. Tyler, the front-man for rock band Aerosmith, announced his exit earlier this month to focus on his revived music career. Lopez, too, has hinted at her departure in recent weeks and, on Monday, Reilly confirmed she will not return for the upcoming season. Reilly said the deal with Carey was finalized early on Monday and, in a dramatic move for TV critics at the conference, he called the singer on his cell phone to announce the deal. “Hi Mariah. How are you? I have just uttered your name for the first time. We do have a deal, don’t we?” Reilly said.

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Esha Deol’s sangeet ceremony-a starry affair

Posted on 27 June 2012 by admin

A-listers of B-town thronged the sangeet ceremony of actor Esha Deol on Monday, ahead of her marriage on June 29 with her long time love Bharat Takhtani. Their first pre-wedding function was held at Hotel Lalit Intercontinental, Mumbai and the ceremony saw the much-in-love couple smiling and posing for the shutterbugs. While Bharat Takhtani looked dapper in a blue velvet sherwani with gold zari work, Esha looked ravishing in an orange lehenga. Esha’s sister, Ahana Deol, too looked lovely in an anarkali suit . The only Deol brother present at Esha’s sangeet c e r emo n y was Abhay Deol who walked in with his long time girl-friend Preeti Desai. Other actors who were spotted at Esha’s sangeet ceremony included Naseeruddin Shah with family, Raima and Reema Sen, Riteish Deshmukh with pretty wife Genelia, Malaika Khan and Ran-veer Singh. Would-be-bride Esha Deol’s mehndi ceremony is on June 27 followed by a traditional temple wedding on June 29.

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Beyonce named People’s most beautiful woman

Posted on 03 May 2012 by admin

Grammy award winning singer and new mother Beyonce was named the world’s most beautiful woman for 2012 On Wednesday by People magazine, the 30 year old entertainer was awarded People’s top spot after she and her rapper husband Jay-Z welcomed their first child, a daughter named Blue Ivy carter, who was born in New York in January. “I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth. I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth,” the singer told the magazine. Beyonce topped the magazine’s annual list and joined other women who have held the title including Michelle Pfeiffer, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie and last year’s winner Jennifer Lopez. The former Destiny’s child singer, who married Jay-Z in 2008, is preparing for her first post-baby con-cert in Atlantic City, New Jersey next month. The full list can be found on www.peo-ple.com/mostbeau-tiful

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