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I do not presume to know what goes on in a woman's mind before she undergoes a sex-selective abortion. I think that a woman who is making a decision about sex-selective abortion should receive counselling to ensure that the decision is hers alone and she knows her options.
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I see a whole lot of people treating their grandparents like second hand family members. They grumble and moan when they ask them for anything or to be taken anywhere. Their request is usually for a five minute trip to one of three places - the temple, doctors office, or the bank. How hard is that? It doesn't have to be such a nuisance.
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Is an historical apology meaningless if those who were wronged are no longer around to receive it? In the case of the Komagata Maru, the passengers, politicians, immigration officials, and crew have all passed away. Yet, what does remain is the injustice.
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My mother's experiences encouraged me to get my MBA and my CFA and to then pursue a career within the financial industry. Throughout my life she reinforced the importance of education at all stages in life. But what's more is that her knowledge and personal experiences that inspired my drive to create a legacy that I wanted for myself and for my own children.
As Tamils, we find unwed pregnancy to be such a crime that it restricts those who need someone to lean on in times of despair. I had no one I could go to.My partner did not want anyone to know. From the day we found out we were pregnant to months after we had aborted the child, I had to keep all of my emotions to myself.
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.
"... this piece had a resonance with Vancouver, which is most diverse in terms of ethnicities, and is really a point of convergence."
Did you know that nearly one in four people in this world have roots from South Asia? This includes the countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives and their di...
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Indian destination weddings have been trending among Canadian South Asian brides and grooms for the past five or so years. With accessible, inexpensive and direct flights available to sunny destinations and newly engaged couples hearing about beach-side nuptials through word-of-mouth, it's no surprise big, fat Indian weddings are turning into experiential, intimate vacay-weddings instead -- a refreshing trend indeed.
My parents have been married for 25 years. They're different in a lot of ways, but their marriage has survived through the hardships of immigrating to a new country. You might not guess it, but my parents had an arranged marriage. The Western narrative of an arranged marriage is quite severe: A family forces their oppressed daughter to marry a man 20 years her senior and she sees him for the first time at the altar. But the truth is in the language -- arranged marriage is not the same as forced marriage.
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Luckily, every July, the Indian Summer Festival gives us the chance to learn about all sorts of smart, intellectual, and creative things without having to leave Vancouver.
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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. They're debating a single question: Should she get a divorce...
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Among the Air India 182 bombing mystery, lies, cover-ups, court trials, conspiracy theories and missing tapes, the stories of the 82 murdered children have remained lost. It's these hidden stories, messages, and lives that B.C. poet Renée Sarojini Saklikar resurrects in her BC Book Prize-nominated book of poetry.
These two words encapsulate so many negative aspects of the South Asian experience in Canada: exclusion, discrimination, and racism. While the community has overcome many systemic challenges, it would be too easy to see this as a positive narrative -- from tragedy to triumph.