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Jugni Style is an online lifestyle magazine with a focus on all things South Asian. We love talking about clothes, make-up and grooming, as much as we enjoy taking in an art exhibit or listening to the latest Bhangra or MIA song.

Jugni Style is for the modern woman and man who follow fashion trends from around the world, shop designer, high street and vintage, eat sushi and gulab jamuns, and has A Fine Balance, Helium, and Those Pricey Thakur Girls on their bookshelf.

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Deepa Mehta Made a Gangster Film About Vancouver. Here's Why.

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2015 | 3:08 AM

Story by Rumnique Nannar / Photos courtesy: Mongrel Media

The response to Deepa Mehta's latest film, Beeba Boys was encouraging at its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival -- although wildly different from critical reactions at the press screenings. But that doesn't sway Mehta.

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How Randeep Hooda Channelled a Vancouver Gangster for his Role in 'Beeba Boys'

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2015 | 3:00 AM

Story by Rumnique Nannar / Photos courtesy Mongrel Media

Randeep Hooda cracks a bemused smile if you mention method acting for his part in Deepa Mehta's gangster film Beeba Boys. Eschewing any pretentious diatribes about his acting philosophy, Hooda likes to create a world and context for...

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Deepa Mehta's 'Beeba Boys' Is Stylish, But Falls Victim To Gangster Genre

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2015 | 2:52 AM

Review by Rumnique Nannar for Jugni Style

"This is a film for us, not about us" says director Deepa Mehta about Beeba Boys, which looks at identity and style through the guise of a gangster film. Delivering a film that's actually for the South Asian community and...

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Reena Saini Kallat's Public Art Installation Explores Migration, Longing In Vancouver

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 2:55 AM

Both Mumbai and Vancouver are populated with people who can trace their migrant roots back to cities all over the world. This sense of movement exudes freedom, something that Indian artist Reena Saini Kallat both encompasses, and challenges in her free public art installation "Woven Chronicle" now on...

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5 Reasons To Catch Hari Kondabolu In Vancouver December 5

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 6:17 PM

Apart from being one of the sharpest comedians of his generation, Hari Kondabolu can be found on Twitter dropping truth-bombs about Ferguson or pointing out the micro-aggressions in his daily life.

The New York-based comedian is performing in Vancouver on Dec. 5, and if it's...

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Top 5 Events To Attend At Vancouver's Indian Summer Festival

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 7:39 PM

From July 3 to 12, our favourite festival of arts, ideas, and diversity returns to Vancouver for the fourth year: the Indian Summer Festival.

Mural by Orijit Sen

We like to pretend that we're intellectual, high-brow, cultured people who have...

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Poet 'Can't Look Away' From The Murdered Children Of Air India 182

(1) Comments | Posted April 27, 2014 | 1:17 AM

On June 23, 1985, somewhere around latitude 510'N and longitude 1250'W, just off the south coast of Ireland, 82 children and 247 adults were murdered on Air India Flight 182. The majority of the victims were Canadians of Indian ancestry.

Among the mystery, lies, cover-ups, court trials, conspiracy theories...

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Arundhati Roy on Activism and her Past

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 8:24 PM

Even social advocates need time off.

Arundhati Roy has just come from shoe-shopping in downtown Vancouver, which makes one wonder whether she went for trainers or slipped into Holt Renfrew to try on some designer labels.


Roy's career has been an unpredictable ride....

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Same Same But Different: Growing Up As A Brown Girl in Canada

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 2:33 PM

Lupita Nyong'o's moving speeches, the Dark is Beautiful campaign in India, and Anita Majumdar's play, Same Same But Different, have me in a different frame of mind as we approach International Women's Day.

I'm not just thinking about women's rights and battles. I'm thinking about what it means...

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DIY Beauty Remedies: Indian Tumeric Face Mask

(1) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 5:24 PM

Actress and do-it-yourself skincare sorceress, Anita Majumdar, shares her recipe for a classic Indian haldi (tumeric) mask.

Photograph by Ronit Roy/ From the film Midnight's Children

A belated Happy Diwali, Thanksgiving and Eid Mubarak to you all! It's that colourful...

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Craving Butter Chicken?

(1) Comments | Posted September 8, 2013 | 9:10 PM

Jugni Style's Naveen Atwal shares her delicious, easy recipes for Butter Chicken and Vegetable Pakoras - perfect for satisfying your deepest cravings for Indian food.


At this point in my pregnancy, I've gradually moved on from my Mexican burritos and...

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Is Dark Beautiful? The Fairness Debate Opens Wide in India

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 3:04 AM

The darker girl's mantra: stay out of the sun, don't tan, and use this homemade concoction to fade your skin colour. Unless you're born fair like Aishwarya Rai, you've likely been subject to some version of this growing up -- but the Dark is Beautiful campaign is working...

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DIY Beauty Remedies: Shaving Oil

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 9:31 AM

After sharing her money saving, skin treating DIY oil cleanser, actress Anita Majumdar shares another one of her secret beauty remedies.

(Photograph from Cahoot's Theatre Company & Nightswimming's production, 'Bombay Black')

It's not a secret that I love all things...

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TOIFA Vancouver: Best and Worst Dressed Red Carpet Stars

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 11:32 PM

Honestly, we weren't really that excited about the performances or celebrity sightings during Saturday's Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA). We're all about the red carpet. Herewith, our best- and worst-dressed list for the first annual TOIFA.

Best Dressed: Neha Dhupia in Sabyasachi. Gorgeous.

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TOIFA Vancouver: Bollywood Celebrity Sightings

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2013 | 7:26 AM

Bollywood stars have descended upon Vancouver for the first annual Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA), and we've been camped out in the TOIFA media centre interviewing celebrities all week long.

From India's leading fashion designer Manish Malhotra, to hot, young Bollywood starlets like Nargis Fakhri and Aditi Rao Hydari...

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TOIFA Vancouver: Top 5 Places To Spot A Bollywood Star In the City

(7) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 4:38 PM

Bollywood stars are flocking to Vancouver this week for the Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA), and we have your ultimate guide to celebrity stalking -- um, we mean politely asking for an autograph.

Even if you purchased a ticket to the awards show, the Bollywood...

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