Asian Voices

What It's Like to See Blackface on Halloween as a Woman of Colour

Eternity E Martis | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada Living
Eternity E Martis

These three, blonde, 20-somethings were dressed as cotton pickers and had painted their faces in the most offensive, unrealistic mud black I've ever seen. They said absolutely nothing, only smiled, mouth closed. Here before me, like never in my life, were three white people targeting us, the non-white people in the bar.

What To Eat For Diwali, Including Chutney, Palak And Baked Cauliflower

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Living

"Spice Goddess" Bal Arneson was invited by Dairy Farmers of Canada to create recipes for Diwali, the Festival of Lights, featuring a blend of spices a...

'Spice Goddess' Host Bal Arneson On Celebrating Diwali

CP | Lois Abraham, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Ever since she was a little girl in India, "Spice Goddess" host Bal Arneson has loved celebrating the Festival of Lights, spending time with...

I am Malala Yousafzai

Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Impact
Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed

I am Malala. I come from a lineage of women who fought stereotypes, racism and bigotry in their adapted homes in North America. I continue to fight it here in Canada. I am Malala because I understand what it is like to have others want to silence you, your beliefs and your actions. Each and every single Muslim woman who has been a victim of racism, prejudice and bigotry is Malala.

7 Bollywood Dance Moves You Can Work Out To

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Living

In a perfect fitness world, all we would have to do is twerk a few times, attempt the robot and add a few electric slides to our life to stay in shape...

Is This Racist?

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Style

Cultural appropriation in high fashion has been a hot topic of late and not even Vogue can escape it. Aussie model Miranda Kerr covers Vogue Japan'...

17 Signs You Go To Garba Every Single Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Living

For any Gujarati person, autumn is just another name for garba season. With Navaratri starting on Sept. 25, 2014, and continuing for nine days unt...

You've Never Heard Metallica's 'One' Like This Before

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Music

You've seen Metallica accompanied by a symphony, but it's unlikely you've seen their music played like this before. Vancouver musician Michelle Kwa...

Bollywood Actress Slams Newspaper Over Gross And Sexist Tweet

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Living

Bollywood's Deepika Padukone has slammed India's leading newspaper The Times of India over a tweet focusing on the actress's cleavage. The 28-year...

Montreal Cancer Patient FINALLY Finds A Match

CBC | Posted 09.18.2014 | Canada Impact

After months of searching for a compatible stem cell or umbilical cord blood donor, Mai Duong has finally found a match. She tearfully shared the ...

Mayweather Leaves Possibility Of Pacquiao Fight Open

CP | Tim Dahlberg, The Associated Press | Posted 09.20.2014 | Canada Sports

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have boxed himself into a corner by outboxing Marcos Maidana in their rematch.And it might open the door ...

Filipina-Canadian Nurse Raps Her Immigrant Experience

Robert Bolton | Posted 09.20.2014 | Canada Music
Robert Bolton

Han Han doesn't enjoy performing her new album. "These songs are physically and mentally exhausting," she says. The emotional intensity on her self-titled debut album is palpable even to those of us who don't understand all the lyrics.

13 Things That Always Happen At Filipino Weddings

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada Living

GUEST CODE: Thanks to our multicultural society, you may find yourself at a wedding this summer that celebrates in ways you aren't familiar with — a...

The Differences Between Asians In Canada And The U.S. (Sort Of)

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada Living

Popular YouTube channel FungBrosComedy and our fellow Canadian YouTube comedian Linda Dong have come up what they believe are the true differences bet...

The 'Rakhri Zone' Will Make Every Single Indian Laugh Out Loud

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 08.13.2014 | Canada Living

For anyone who is familiar with the friend zone (you know, when someone sees you just as a friend and you'd rather be a sexual or love partner), this ...

18 Saree Truths Only South Asian Girls Understand

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 08.14.2014 | Canada Style

Wedding season is here and if you're a South Asian woman, you probably will be attending a handful. The saree or sari is a traditional South Asian...

A Suckling Pig And 10 Other Facts About Viet Weddings

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Living

GUEST CODE:Thanks to our multicultural society, you may find yourself at a wedding this summer that celebrates in ways you aren't familiar with — an...

Sad Realities Of Growing Up As A Hairy Girl (And Yes, You're Still Hairy)

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 07.11.2014 | Canada Living

If you hated wearing shorts, got told to wax or shave your face or got strange looks from people for having hairy arms, you know exactly what it feels...

10 Questions You Have About Korean Weddings .. Answered

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada Living

GUEST CODE:Thanks to our multicultural society, you may find yourself at a wedding this summer that celebrates in ways you aren't familiar with — an...

Canadian Rapping Duo Nails The Ridiculousness Of Many Gen Y Kids

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 07.11.2014 | Canada Living

Hate your parents but still live at home without paying rent? Leh. Spend a ton of money on designer things, but still have a hefty amount of student d...

'Ultra Rich Asian Girls' Sought For Vancouver TV Show

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A proposed Vancouver reality show is holding a casting call for "ultra rich Asian girls." HBIC TV is an upcoming reality show "about the luxurious ...

Arti Patel

When Marriages Start To Fail

HuffingtonPost.com | Arti Patel | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada Living

It's 2007, a spring morning in May, and Samia Sheikh and her family are clustered around a small dining table in her suburban Toronto home. ...

12 Things You Need To Know About Hindu Weddings

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Living

GUEST CODE: Thanks to our multicultural society, you may find yourself at a wedding this summer that celebrates in ways you aren't familiar with — a...

8 Things You Need To Know Before You Attend A Chinese Wedding

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Living

GUEST CODE: Thanks to our multicultural society, you may find yourself at a wedding this summer that celebrates in ways you aren't familiar with — a...

How To Celebrate Baisakhi, The Start Of The Sikh Calendar Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Living

Baisakhi is one of the largest, most colourful, and probably the loudest festival celebrated by the South Asian community. The holiday (sometimes s...