Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s India Visit

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British Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton have begun packing for their Indian excursion. Last year, the couple confirmed their trip while Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited them in their home country. Unlike most royal getaways, which usually tote kings and queens around to meet other political and […]

Goodbye Duckface, Hello T-Rex Hands!

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The newest Instagram faze isn’t about your brow game or how big your pout is anymore. The new ‘thing’ is called T-rex hands and yes it is named after the dinosaur. This new pose was named by Instagram celebrity and beauty blogger, Huda Kattan–who is actually a huge fan of […]

Celebrities’ Holi Celebrations

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While many Canadians are celebrating spring with colourful Easter eggs, people all over the world are celebrating a different colourful spring tradition with Holi. Celebrated during Phalguna at the end of February or the beginning of March, the Hindu tradition is an ancient holiday marking the arrival of spring. Concentrating […]

Brandon Stanton aka HoNY’s Open Letter To Donald Trump

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Brandon Stanton is best known for his role behind the scenes on his Humans of New York photo blog. His voice is usually unobtrusive, only occasionally heard in the conversational blurbs accompanying the portraits of those who need a little more prompting. For the most part, the HONY portraits and […]

Saroj Khan On Choreography in Bollywood and Teaching Torontonians How To Dance

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By Shruti Ganapathy She is the name behind several hit dance steps in Bollywood, having sculpted and taught Bollywood dance to leading actresses such as Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi and even Aishwarya Rai. A popular saying in B-town relates that if you need a hit, then you need Saroj Khan. Fondly […]

Finding Refuge in Art: Valda Zobens’ Perilous Journey & Threads and Memories

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By Lindsay Cooper Valda Zobens is best known for her paintings dealing with themes of temporary migration, which have been inspired by her travels, or permanent immigration, taken from her father’s stories. Zobens’ father, Janis Kalnins, was a successful Latvian conductor who worked with the Latvian National Opera for eleven […]

Emma Watson And A Year Of Reading, Feminism And Not Acting

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While Harry Potter is coming to a bookstore close to us this summer, the star of the movie franchise, Emma Watson who translated Hermione Granger onto screen, is taking a year off from acting. The young actress plans to use this time to focus on self-development, read books and dedicate […]

Waris Ahluwalia, Designer, Actor…Social Activist?

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Airport security protocols are getting difficult with each passing day. However the problems faced by a common passenger as he or she undergoes multiple screenings at an airport do not make headlines; we’ve gotten used to the cumbersome process. Not this one time though, Waris Ahluwalia is an Indian-American actor […]

British Asian Trust Dinner, The Royal Treatment

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One of The Prince’s Charities, The British Asian Trust, the UK’s leading organisation for British Asian philanthropy, hosted its third annual gala dinner early this week at the Natural History Museum in London. The night proved to be an extremely successful event with distinguished guests and star attendees turning out […]