If you are reading this on your handheld device, please sit down and put your device on a table, lest you drop it and break it. Here’s the scariest news to come out this week: Whites will become the minority… Read More ›
Guest blog: Bollywood extravaganza TOIFA comes to Vancouver — on the backs of South Asian women
First came the Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA) announcement. Interestingly, the timing of the awards couldn’t be politically better: to be held on April 06, just ahead of the B.C. provincial elections on May 14, the star-studded show has… Read More ›
Mangoes: a slice of immigrant life, South Asian style
Downtown Toronto. Fresh snow on the ground. A young man of about 20 on a sidewalk. He is dressed like any Canadian young man, except his tee with the word Pakistan written across, in all caps, is not too subtle…. Read More ›
The City of Surrey: “Banding Together Against Domestic Violence” or against Indian culture?
Rakhi, also known as Raksha bandhan or Rakhri, is an Indian festival that celebrates the bond between a sister and her brother. The ceremony is fairly simple: sisters tie rakhi, a sacred thread, on their brothers’ wrists, and pray for… Read More ›
South-Asian Muslims exist, but only for fellow South Asians. Why?
If one were to award a medal for cutting path to reach “Visible Minorities”, it has to be hands down, the business world. It has been speaking Punjabi, Hindi, Cantonese, Mandarin and other languages in their print, radio and television… Read More ›