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For Elephants, Indian Festival Season is Pure Torture

Sangita Iyer | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Impact
Sangita Iyer

Elephants, those gentle giants, are one of the most majestic, intelligent and fascinating animals. In India alone, there are more than 3,000 captive elephants. In Kerala, festivals run from November through May, with May unravelling the most spectacular display of the majestic elephants to entertain people, but the most torturous season for these animals.

Wrestling With The Komagata Maru

Naveen Girn | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Naveen Girn

The Komagata Maru was introduced to me sandwiched between narratives of the Chinese Head Tax and Japanese Internment. It had no scope to breathe. No room for discussion and further explanation. And it was the only time I remember seeing people that looked like me in my school textbooks. But the Komagata Maru is more elusive. It took me years to unlearn the biases I had built up around the story, hear the voices of the pioneers and understand the history on its own terms.

Celebrating Diwali With Events And Recipes

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 12.26.2011 | Canada Living

You may have noticed some of your South Asian friends lighting small tealights or cooking up traditional Indian sweets over the past few days. That's ...

Hare Krishna: The Rise in Krishna Consciousness

Sam Singh | Posted 11.20.2011 | Canada
Sam Singh

The arrival of the Toronto International Film Festival neatly heralds the end of the summer festival season in the city and Canada as a whole. However...