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Must See: Lakshmi at Vancouver International Film Festival

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This movie is dark and terrifying, but trust us, you need to watch it. Nearly 44, 000 children are abducted in India every year, a quarter of whom are never traced. Most probably wind up in the sex trade. That’s the background for Lakshmi, a critically acclaimed, powerful social protest film inspired by a true story. With the #SaveOurGirls campaign, missing indigenous women in Canada, and countless other crimes against women and children everyday, the film hits on points relevant... Read More

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Watch: This Singh Is So Stylish by Diljit Dosanjh

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Gone are the days of sequin shirts, brown three button suits, and polyester kurtas in Bhangra music videos. We’re securely in the era of the stylish Singh, with Diljit Dosanjh holding court. “Kara? Check. Turban? Check. Rolex? Check. Dolce Gabbana? Check.” Dijit Dosanjh’s new music video, “This Singh Is So Stylish,” is, in fact, quite stylish. Diljit has always been well styled in his music videos, playing with colour and accessorizing in interesting... Read More

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Style Spotlight: South Asian Designers at Vancouver Fashion Week

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Vancouver Fashion Week shines the spotlight on local and international designers on the cusp of making big internationally. We have our eyes on two such designers: Taran Cheema from Vancouver, and veteran Indian designer Shravan Kumar. Vancouver-based Taran Cheema has a strong eye for colour, graphics, and mix media. The Parsons grad caught our eye in 2013 with her thesis collection, first seen at the Parsons 560 Exhibition and the Parsons Benefit Gala in New York City, followed... Read More

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10 Films to Catch at Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) 2014

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Unlike its flashier cousin TIFF, the Vancouver International Film Festival revels in the sophomore efforts, the international gems, the homegrown talent, and the Cannes favourites. Story by Rumnique Nannar Every year, VIFF has brought movie-lovers the buzzed-about movies that are gearing up for awards season and this year is no different with the critically acclaimed Foxcatcher and Oscar favourite, Mr Turner. Indulge your inner cinephile and plan those office-skiving days in... Read More

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Thread it Forward with Blink Brow Bar in Vancouver

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Beautiful brows can help those in need? Tell us more. From September 19 to 22, Blink Brow Bar will ‘thread it forward‘ to their community of beauty seekers by offering each customer who purchases an eyebrow threading service a gift card to pass on – or ‘thread it forward’ – to a friend. All proceeds from services purchased over these dates will be donated to Beauty Night Society to further ‘thread it forward’ to young women living in poverty.   Beauty... Read More

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A Taste of Celebrity Life at the Stylist Suite for TIFF 2014

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“Hair done, nails done, everything did. Hair done, nails done, everything did. Oh you fancy huh?” was the tune I was humming to myself last Wednesday while being pampered at the launch of TIFF celebrity styling lounge, The Stylist Suite. Story by Sheena Osman This exclusive red carpet styling lounge for the Toronto International Film Festival was held at the Stylist Box, a fashion showroom and celebrity styling service located in Toronto. For one night, I got a taste of the... Read More

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Mindy Kaling

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In honour of The Mindy Project returning for its third season, we present seven facts that you might not know about our favourite funny lady. Story by Nimritta Parmar   1. Her real name is Vera Mindy Chokalingam. She was given the middle name Mindy by her mother, who was a fan of the sitcom Mork and Mindy, starring the late Robin Williams. 2. When she was 19, she was in an intern at Late Night with Conan O’Brien for three years. She names O’Brien as her hero, and her... Read More

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