The loud styling makes the film instantly iconic, especially in casting style icon Waris Ahluwahlia as Manny, the trigger-happy joker of the gang and the one daring enough to pull off neon pink and bright turquoise suits. Mehta wanted to do more than present their brash styling; she wanted to shatter stereotypes of Sikh characters who often play cabbies or doctors on screen.
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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.
10/16/2015 02:00 EDT
Delivering a film that's actually for the South Asian community and diaspora is easier said than done with <em>Beeba Boys</em>, which could have been promising but fails on many levels.
10/16/2015 01:52 EDT
"... this piece had a resonance with Vancouver, which is most diverse in terms of ethnicities, and is really a point of convergence."
07/13/2015 01:55 EDT
Hari Kondabolu is performing in Vancouver on Dec. 5, and if it's anything like how his friend, W. Kamau Bell describes it, the concert will be "the equivalent of a punk rock concert that breaks out at a human rights rally." Sounds like our kind of party.
12/02/2014 06:17 EST
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.
07/03/2014 03:39 EDT
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.
04/27/2014 12:17 EDT
Even social advocates need time off. Arundhati Roy has just come from shoe-shopping in downtown Vancouver, which makes one wonder whether she went for trainers, or slipped into Holt Renfrew to try on some designer labels.
04/01/2014 07:27 EDT
Lupita Nyong'o's moving speeches, the Dark is Beautiful campaign in India, and Anita Majumdar's play, <em>Same Same But Different</em>, have me in a different frame of mind as we approach International Women's Day. I'm not just thinking about women's rights and battles. I'm thinking about what it means to be a woman of colour in Canada.
03/06/2014 05:30 EST
I have tragically dry skin in cold weather, so dry skin cells flake off and clog my pores and I break out more than usual. Indian brides apply turmeric paste to make their skin glow as well as deter any blemishes for their special day. Turmeric has anti-bacterial qualities that are great at combating acne, hyper-pigmentation, eczema and dark marks. Plus this mask's bright yellow colour makes your face literally look like sunshine when you have it on!
11/04/2013 01:24 EST
At this point in my pregnancy, I've gradually moved on from my Mexican burritos and tacos phase, to my Indian food phase -- particularly indulgent dishes like my dad's butter chicken and my mom's deep-fried pakoras. My cravings are frequent and I can't get enough! I figured this might be the perfect time to do some experimenting and tackle these dishes on my own.
09/08/2013 08:11 EDT
The darker girl's mantra: stay out of the sun, don't tan, and use this homemade concoction to fade your skin colour. Unless you're born fair like Aishwarya Rai, you've likely been subject to some version of this growing up -- but the Dark is Beautiful campaign is working to change this.
08/26/2013 02:04 EDT
After sharing her money saving, skin treating DIY oil cleanser, actress Anita Majumdar shares another one of her secret beauty
08/12/2013 08:32 EDT
Honestly, we weren't really that excited about the performances or celebrity sightings during Saturday's Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA). We're all about the red carpet and it did not disappoint us.
04/08/2013 10:39 EDT
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.
04/07/2013 12:08 EDT
Bollywood stars are flocking to Vancouver this week for the Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA), and we have your ultimate guide to celebrity stalking - um, we mean politely asking for an autograph.
04/02/2013 03:57 EDT
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