Sam Singh
Sam Singh is a journalist and filmmaker who worked for the United Nations Development Programme and the Kyiv Post in Kyiv, Ukraine. He has written for the National Post, the Globe and Mail, the Edmonton Journal, Maisonneuve and other publications. He has a Masters in Journalism from Carleton University and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management.

Entries by Sam Singh

Why Geopolitics, Not Economics, Governs Russia's Crimea Decision

(2) Comments | Posted March 15, 2014 | 3:57 PM

A restive peace hangs over Crimea as the Black Sea peninsula awaits Sunday's referendum to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. Troops from both countries are amassing across what was once a largely arbitrary border. With more than 50 per cent of the Autonomous Republic's population...

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The Unlikely Place Where Diversity Thrives

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2013 | 5:46 PM

There is a new beer commercial floating around that's particularly insipid, even for a beer commercial. Over splices of generic bar, beer and hockey footage, resolute Canadiana all of it, a narrator asks "What does hockey need?" Pause for a beat and then: "Even more hockey!" Intelligence-insulting rhetoric aside, I...

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Why Universities Are Teaching "Indovation"

(1) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 7:01 AM

As the economic reforms of the last two decades start to bear fruit in India, a few notable ideas around innovation inside the country are also beginning to bloom.

First came "Indovation," the idea that if innovation could ever have a national flavor, then a
distinctly Indian one would...

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Immortalizing India's Master Storyteller

(4) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 5:50 PM

How do you immortalize a master in his own art?

That was the question facing Vijay Sampath, the new CEO of ACK Media and editor Reena Puri over commemorating Anant Pai, the creator of India's Amar Chitra Katha comic book series. "Uncle" Pai passed away one year...

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The Humble "Art" Of The Indo-Canadian 99%

(1) Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 12:52 PM

Picture a museum of all things Indian and you might envision something like Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Courts, which featured prominently at the Art Gallery of Ontario for much of the past year. It was a display of historic Indian regalia at its finest: jewelry, clothing,...

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Hare Krishna: The Rise in Krishna Consciousness

(1) Comments | Posted September 20, 2011 | 11:40 AM

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 glamorous the parade of celebrities on the red carpet may seem, nothing quite compares to the peculiar sight of the Ratha Yatra in Toronto...

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IIFAs Dazzle in Toronto

(1) Comments | Posted June 28, 2011 | 12:33 PM

Time is a funny concept for Indians. Sometimes its as fluid and expansive as the country itself; other times its short and harshly abrupt. And sometimes its just painfully long. Depending on who you ask, this weekend's International Indian Film Academy awards (the "IIFAs") in Toronto shows why the expression...

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Rise of Non-Resident Indians in Canada

(2) Comments | Posted June 15, 2011 | 1:45 PM

When US President Barack Obama visited India last November, he remarked, "India is not simply emerging; India has already emerged." He could have just as easily been speaking about another compelling aspect of the country: the growing profile of the "global Indian" diaspora.

Late last week, close to...

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