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Watch: “Freak” by Rishi Rich Project ft. Jay Sean and Juggy D

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We really, really wanted to love this song. We were huge fans of the Rishi Rich Project back in the day. Those blond highlights, Juggy’s crazy dance moves, and killer music production from Rishi Rich. But their comeback track, “Freak,” has our love divided. What we loved: That they reunited to make a song after so many years. Fantastic! Decent music production that had us bopping up and down despite our reservations. Use of tumbi to desify the song. The behind-the-scenes... Read More


South Asian Films to Watch at VIFF 2015

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Civil war and French street gangs form the backdrop for an immigrant story, while hipster gangsters fight a turf war in Vancouver. This year, Vancouver International Film Festival offers a compelling mix of films from South Asia, including a Cannes award-winning film and the latest offering from Deepa Mehta.   Beeba Boys (Canada) #Squadgoals? Maybe not. Deepa Mehta departs from the expected and delves into the world of drugs and crime in her new drama, Beeba Boys. Starring... Read More


Get a Blowout for a Great Cause in Vancouver

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Finally, a good excuse to pamper yourself with a blowout without feeling guilty for the indulgence. Eastwood Cycle is collaborating with AG Hair on a Pop-Up Blow Dry Bar Series for charity. First, get your blood pumping. Then, partake in a little pampering. AG Hair is partnering with Eastwood Cycle to launch several pop-up blow dry bars this fall titled Spin Hair We Care, with proceeds going directly to the Women Leading Change foundation. Founded by AG Hair, this charitable... Read More


5 Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend: VIFF, IDS West and Culture Days


Looking for some respite from windy, rainy weather? Ditch the Netflix and Shomi for one of these lively events taking place across Metro Vancouver. 1. Experience Bard on the Beach. It’s the last weekend to experience some good old fashioned Shakespeare by a team of talented actors and producers at Bard on the Beach in Kitsilano. Don’t let the weather deter you; order a glass (or two) of red wine or hot tea, gather some snacks, wrap up in a warm shawl and travel back... Read More


TIFF Review: He Named Me Malala is a Sentimental Profile


When we think of Malala Yousafzai, her Nobel Peace Prize or righteous speeches might come to mind, but He Named Me Malala aims to remind audiences that this icon is still a seventeen year old girl who’s navigating her new life in the spotlight. TIFF 2015 Film Reviews by Rumnique Nannar   The documentary starts off in an inspirational vein, with Malala narrating why her father Ziauddin named her after an Afghani folk hero who saved her village, but was fatally shot... Read More


TIFF Review: I Smile Back Is A Harrowing Addiction Drama

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It’s a Hollywood cliche when comic actors decide on roles that scream “DRAMATIC,” which can be code for playing addicts or spiralling screw-ups. I Smile Back is no different, but it’s anchored by a towering performance from Sarah Silverman. TIFF 2015 Film Reviews by Rumnique Nannar   It’s not exactly an overwhelming surprise that Silverman sinks her teeth into such bleak material, because her standup comedy and recent work in Take This Waltz... Read More


In Conversation with the Brother-Sister Team Behind Meet the Patels

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Meet the Patels follows the Patel family (duh) during their quest to find their son, Ravi, a wife. Recently out of a serious (and secret) relationship kept under the parental radar, he finds himself once again in the dating world. However, things are different for Ravi now. Nearing the end of his twenties, Ravi is feeling the pressure to marry an Indian girl (a Patel, to be specific). So, Ravi does what any young person would do in this situation – he enlists the help of... Read More

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