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Manjot Bains

Editorial Director, Jugni Style

Manjot Bains is writer, editor and consultant based in Vancouver. In 2010, she co-founded <a href="" rel="nofollow">Jugni Style</a>, an online lifestyle magazine, with her business partner and friend, Joti Dhesi. Jugni Style is for the cosmopolitan reader who follows fashion trends from around the world, shops designer, high street and vintage, eats sushi and gulab jamuns with a glass of wine, and has <em>A Fine Balance</em> and <em>Shopaholic</em> on their bookshelf. <br> <br> Manjot is a member of the Multicultural Advisory Committee for the City of Vancouver, and runs Digital Handloom, a communications and cultural engagement practice. Her not-so-secret addictions: dark chocolate, reading feminist biographies and perusing online sample sales. <br> <br> Manjot writes on culture, fashion and entertainment, with a focus on South Asian content.
Movie Inspired by Delhi Gang Rape Puts Onus on

Movie Inspired by Delhi Gang Rape Puts Onus on Women

It's been almost a year since a gang rape in Delhi overtook the news cycle and sparked protests and discussion about women's safety, sexual violence and patriarchy in India and around the world. On the eve of that anniversary, when we start to ask if there have been any real changes in policing, education and everything else, Anurag Kashyap (<em>Dev D</em>, <em>That Girl in Yellow Boots</em>) releases a short film called, <em>That Day After Everyday</em>, that looks at sexual harassment, surveillance and violence in India.
11/06/2013 01:53 EST
Finding Strong Indian Women in Hidden

Finding Strong Indian Women in Hidden Stories

One day, Shauna Singh Baldwin gave her grandmother a notebook and suggested that she write down her personal stories. What emerged were pages of personal memories of the trauma of partition - and it was the first time Shauna and her family heard about their grandmother's experiences. "I realized that until then, my grandfather had been the person who told my grandmother's stories about Partition," she said.
07/07/2013 06:49 EDT
TOIFA Vancouver Celebrates Women's Spirit,

TOIFA Vancouver Celebrates Women's Spirit, Power

Where can you find Bollywood actresses, local media personalities and a few government employees to boot? All were had at the Times of India Film Awards Women's Day event at the River Rock Casino this past weekend.
03/05/2013 02:19 EST