TOIFA 2013

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Who Did Watch TOIFA, Then?

Christy Clark was hardly being conservative when she said that the Times Of India Film Awards would be seen by 400 million people around the world. The projected viewing figures, used to support her w...

TOIFA Vancouver: Bollywood Celebrity Sightings

We've been camped out at TOIFA waiting to cross paths some of Bollywood's biggest celebrities. From big-name fashion designer Manish Malhotra to hot, young stars like Nargis Fakhri, Aditi Rao Hydari and former Miss Universe Neha Dhupia, here's a peek at the celebrities we spotted in Vancouver during the awards.
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Breaking Down TOIFA Vancouver: Was It Worth It?

Everybody had a good time at the Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA), but that wasn't the real reason the Clark government cut an $11 million cheque to bring TOIFA to Vancouver. She argued it was an investment for a future economic payday. Critics argued it was to give her a platform to woo South Asian voters before B.C.'s May election. The B.C. Liberals viewed TOIFA as a box of ladoos (Indian sweets) they could deliver to hungry ethnic voters. Instead, it turned into a political grenade in their hands.
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Bollywood Star Praises Vancouver

Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan is full of praise for Vancouver after he and wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan touched down in the city Tuesday for the Times of Indian Film Awards (TOIFA) this week. Bachch...