South Asian Canadian

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

Jugni Style | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Jugni Style

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.

As a Gay Tamil Man, I Won't Be Shamed

TamilCulture | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Living

The intersection of Tamil and Gay seems to signal malfunction. Whether we judge ourselves or are judged by our families or communities, the anxiety and fear caused by discrimination is real. We allow social shaming to dictate the way we feel about a situation, and obsess about what others think.

17 Signs You're A Pakistani Who Grew Up In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Living

You love your Pakistani heritage and culture, and you're especially grateful that you got to grow up in a country like Canada. For the most part, it's...

How One Broadcaster Shortens the Space Between Canada and India

Samuel Getachew | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

The McGill Law School graduate, noted broadcaster and blogger describes herself as having "lived at the intersection of Canada and India my whole life." Her legal career reflects her South Asian Canadian citizenry, as she has interned with a Supreme Court lawyer in New Delhi and worked with the Commission for the Walkerton Inquiry here in Canada.

Time to Apologize for Komagata Maru

Senator Mobina Jaffer | Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada Politics
Senator Mobina Jaffer

The Komagata Maru incident occurred during a time in Canadian history where there was a deep-seated prejudice against minorities and immigrants. NDP MP Jasbir Sandhu's motion today urged the Government of Canada to officially apologize in Parliament to the South Asian community in the House of Commons. I commend him.