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The photos are proof, frankly.
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I was the master of ceremonies at my brother's wedding. I wanted to engage the audience and what better way than using humour to do so. I searched for some wedding jokes for ideas but they were just too cliché-ridden. I stumbled upon some "Before Marriage and After Marriage" jokes using a play on Bollywood movie titles
Raees, starring one of Bollywood's most phenomenal actors, Shah Rukh Khan, as a bootlegger, has been draped in political drama even before it was released late last month. It was the debut of talented Pakistani actress, Mahira Khan, in Indian cinema.
The loud styling makes the film instantly iconic, especially in casting style icon Waris Ahluwahlia as Manny, the trigger-happy joker of the gang and the one daring enough to pull off neon pink and bright turquoise suits. Mehta wanted to do more than present their brash styling; she wanted to shatter stereotypes of Sikh characters who often play cabbies or doctors on screen.
Hooda likes to create a world and context for his character beyond the script, which meant spending time apart from his Beeba Boys crew, and listening to stories from an ex-gangster in Vancouver.
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Here is the thing -- "brown" is not a derogatory term. It is not a word rooted in oppression, exclusion, bigotry, or hatred of any kind at the social or institutional level. The term is value neutral. It holds no malice, or intent to harm. It is not a powerful reminder of disenfranchisement and racial divisions such as the term"n*****." As wonderful as it is that people want to step up to the plate to help create inclusion and openness, I just wish it was with some context. Instead, get up off your feet when you hear some of the following slurs that are offensive and have been historically directed towards brown people.
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Whether you're a true "Desi Girl" or just enjoy the rhythm of Indian music, there's nothing like a good 'ol Bollywood song to make you get up and move those shoulders. In a new online viral video, Yo...
A few weeks ago, we showed you 20 Indian actresses in the worlds of Hollywood and Bollywood that have amazing style, and now it's time for the men! These actors are totally nailing it in terms of styl...
Bollywood has a lot to celebrate: not only can it boast some of the most talented actors and actresses in the world but it recently just turned 100 years old. In a little over a century, the Indian fi...
Even if you know nothing about Bollywood, this video will still make you want to dance. The five minute video by South Asian a cappella group Penn Malasa attempts to perform the history of Bollywood'...
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When Raghav Mathur left Calgary in 2000 for music school in the UK, he was only looking for the kind of convivial support and collaboration most musicians in urban centres take for granted. Over a dec...
As much as we love gawking at Bollywood beauties Ashwariya Rai and Priyanka Chopra, we have a new found love for actress Deepika Padukone. No stranger to Bollywood, the 28- year-old actress began her...
After a three-year hiatus, North America's only bhangra dance class for university credit is back at Simon Fraser University. By the third day of spring term registration, the class—which has room for...
It's been almost a year since a gang rape in Delhi overtook the news cycle and sparked protests and discussion about women's safety, sexual violence and patriarchy in India and around the world. On the eve of that anniversary, when we start to ask if there have been any real changes in policing, education and everything else, Anurag Kashyap (Dev D, That Girl in Yellow Boots) releases a short film called, That Day After Everyday, that looks at sexual harassment, surveillance and violence in India.
I miss my dark skin. I have Vitiligo -- an auto-immune disease where the body creates antibodies that destroy the pigment, melanin, leaving patches of white pigment-less skin, which spreads over time. So when I see girls electively going through various beauty treatments to achieve that sort of lightness of being, my blood boils. It took me up to a year to go completely white, and that was 10 years ago. So for those who voluntarily want to go lighter, I know deep down, even fifty shades won't make the least bit of difference for them.
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 to change this.
Aishwarya Rai's beauty knows no age. It’s been about 20 years since the star began her rise to fame as a model, later going on to win the Miss World title in 1994 at the age of 21, and eventually beco...
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 and it did not disappoint us.
Think Lindsay Lohan is messed up? Unimpressed with Mel Gibson's meltdowns? Those Hollywood distractions have nothing on these five legendary Bollywood scandals that include a taboo love triangle, murder and family shame.
Hundreds of fans were once again camped out at Vancouver International Airport on Friday for a chance to see some of the biggest stars in the Bollywood film industry arrive for Saturday's award show,...
When dancers take the stage at the Pacific Coliseum and BC Place at the Times of India Film Awards in Vancouver this week, it won't be the Harlem Shake we'll see. Not Gangnam style, not even Indian Classical style. It will be Shiamak style.
Timing is everything in B.C. politics. And wouldn't you know, it's also the essence of thousands of Bollywood films. A chance meeting that develops into forbidden love? Bollywood. The moment the evil uncle clunks granny on the head and makes off with the family fortune, leaving the heroine a pauper? Bollywood. But who thought India's prolific Hindi film industry would be at the centre of a dramatic saga of its own, playing out on location over the next five months across British Columbia's political soundstage?
The B.C. premier announced this week Metro Vancouver will host the Times of India Film Awards. Reactions within the South Asian community are mixed; some are touting it as a political ploy to gain South Asian votes. What remains to be seen is if the community and businesses at large will be able to tap into the longer term business opportunities an event of this nature can provide.
It's classic Bollywood: mother gives up two sons, one becomes a cop/top industrialist, the other ends up embracing the life of crime as a gangster/con man. So here we have two nations, India and Pakistan born in 1947: one finds their way into enviable success, while the other struggles in the deep waters of corruption.
Anyone who knows anything about Bollywood knows that dance is an absolutely integral part of film. The IIFA Awards are no exception and Davar has choreographed the stage show for 11 consecutive years simply because he's the best.
Hina P. Ansari's relationship with Bollywood goes way back to the burgeoning of the industry. Her grandfather was a multi-faceted filmmaker known as one of the leading and first film noir directors of...
I have to admit it -- I have yet to watch a Bollywood film. Working as an intern at the Institute for Contemporary Culture (ICC) at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), I was dropped in the middle of the p...
Aditya Jha: IIFA Toronto, a $12 million largesse of Government of Ontario helped build the "Year of India in Canada" excitement to great heights transcending the boundaries of different South Asian cu...
Popular imagery of India is often full of bright colours that create vibrant landscapes. Taking a closer look it becomes clear that not only are India's many forms of street art a huge source of these...
The fans were screaming, the media running and the celebrities dancing -- yes, it was the 2011 International Indian Film Academy Awards that brought Bombay and Bollywood to the streets of Toronto for...
Blurring the boundaries between Hollywood and Bollywood, Breakaway brings Bollywood flair to Hollywood actors, all while showcasing Toronto and its unique Indo-Canadian population.
THE CANADIAN PRESS -- TORONTO - Bollywood bombarded its Canadian fans with a glittering, multi-coloured carnival of song, dance and glamour as India's star-studded version of the Oscars made its North...