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Sam Singh

Journalist, Filmmaker

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

Despite the very tangible political or economic benefits it could bring, Russia never considered peacefully ceding any of its remaining territorial holdings to its neighbours. During the 1998 financial crisis for example, President Boris Yeltsin never thought of selling the sparsely populated, almost vestigial property of Sakhalin Island in the north Pacific to a cash-rich, land-poor Japan, even as Russia desperately needed hard currency to prop up a crashing ruble. If and when Crimea votes to leave Ukraine for Russia, Western economic sanctions will surely follow if Russia happily embraces the peninsula.
03/15/2014 03:57 EDT
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Why Universities Are Teaching "Indovation"

A new interdisciplinary research initiative, simply titled the "India Innovation Institute", was launched at the University of Toronto to explore the parameters around innovation in India, with the role played by the diaspora central to its scope of research.
12/17/2012 08:53 EST
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Immortalizing India's Master Storyteller

His stories earned him recognition in the global comics industry and seriously large piles of fan-mail. And today marks what would have been the 82nd birthday of India's "Master Storyteller," Anant Pai who died last year in Mumbai. But this year, he is immortalized by way of his own medium.
02/24/2012 05:02 EST
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IIFAs Dazzle in Toronto

The International Indian Film Academy awards show was an epic of Bollywood proportions, starting 90 minutes late and clocking in at a staggering five hours. Yet that didn't seem to faze too many in the audience as they filed out at two in the morning, stars still in their eyes.
06/28/2011 12:34 EDT

Rise of Non-Resident Indians in Canada

Locally, the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas means the emergence of Toronto on the "Indian global circuit." And while the event made some waves in the Indo-Canadian media, everyone knew it was just a warm up for next weekend's IIFAs, the biggest event in the Bollyverse.
06/15/2011 01:46 EDT