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Punjabi Film Industry Needs Good Stories More Than Stars, Says Top Producer Rajan Batra

Punjabi Film Industry Needs Good Stories More Than Stars, Says Top Producer Rajan Batra

While the Punjabi film industry is beginning to grow, there are many growing pains like costs of production, including star-cast salaries which are going through the roof with new producers coming in the market to offer big money but these producers end up losing their shirt. They are part of the problem the industry is [...]

August 1st, 2014 | Posted in Bollywood, Breaking News, Education, Entertainment, International, Lead Story, Link News, News, South Asian | Read More »

America Can Only Be India’s Master, Not India’s Friend

America Can Only Be India’s Master, Not India’s Friend

By Dr. Sawraj Singh
India is now learning the difference between a friend and master. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, India switched sides and tried to be America’s friend. However, after about 20 years of dealing with America, India is now beginning to understand that America’s arrogance does not allow it to be [...]

August 1st, 2014 | Posted in Breaking News, Editorial, International, Link News, News, South Asian, South Asian, Top News | Read More »

Indo-American Youngster Chosen To Star As Mowgli in Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Reboot

Indo-American Youngster Chosen To Star As Mowgli in Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Reboot

The 10-year-old Neel Sethi, from New York, was chosen from among thousands of kids who auditioned for the role in the U.S., the U.K., New Zealand and Canada, reported Variety.
NEW YORK – An Indo-American youngster has been chosen by Disney  to play the lovable Mogwli in “The Jungle Book.”
Newcomer Neel Sethi will star in director [...]

July 19th, 2014 | Posted in South Asian, Top News | Read More »

5,986 Indians In Jails Abroad, 1400 In Saudi Arabia, 468 In Pakistan

5,986 Indians In Jails Abroad, 1400 In Saudi Arabia, 468 In Pakistan

The maximum number of Indian who have finished their sentences and are awaiting deportation is in Bangladesh. There are 37 such Indians while another 20 are in Malaysia.
NEW DELHI – There are 5,986 Indian nationals lodged in foreign jails with the highest being in Saudi Arabia.
71 Indian nationals have completed their sentences and are waiting [...]

July 19th, 2014 | Posted in Link News, South Asian | Read More »

Canada Opening The Door To A Flood Of Indian Techies

Canada Opening The Door To A Flood Of Indian Techies

For Indian techie entrepreneurs and even venture capitalists, Canada is making it easier to make it their home.
NEW DELHI – With US tech visas getting more difficult for Indians, Canada is the new destination. For Indian techie entrepreneurs and even venture capitalists, Canada is making it easier to make it their home.
Canada’s immigration minister Chris [...]

July 19th, 2014 | Posted in Link News, South Asian | Read More »

India’s Future Is With The East

India’s Future Is With The East

By Dr. Sawraj Singh
It is becoming clearer everyday that the rise of the East and the decline of the West are the two major trends of today. The western countries are facing a deep economic crisis. However, this crisis is not just economic; it is also social, ethical, and cultural. It appears that the Western [...]

July 11th, 2014 | Posted in Breaking News, Editorial, International, News, South Asian, South Asian, Top News | Read More »

Canada’s New India Focused Visa Program Will Make It Easier For Indians To Visit Canada

Canada’s New India Focused Visa Program Will Make It Easier For Indians To Visit Canada

There are three visa “Express” programs for Indian businesspeople, students and tourists; 10 Visa Applications Centres (VACs) across India — a global record; and a standardized multiple-entry visa at a reduced fee of CAD $100.

NEW DELHI — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced the launch of the CAN Plus program in India, which [...]

July 9th, 2014 | Posted in Breaking News, International, Lead Story, News, South Asian, South Asian, Top News | Read More »

Indian Summer Festival Kickoff

Indian Summer Festival Kickoff

By R. Paul Dhillon
The opening reception for the Indian Summer festival was a grand affair with the perfect garden setting Thursday night! The Sun Yat Sun Chinese Gardens was packed with lovers of everything Indian! The bar service could have used more help but a great way to kick off a festival devoted to India! [...]

July 5th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment, News, South Asian, Top News | Read More »

Principles of Panch Sheel Need To Be Revived Between India And China

Principles of Panch Sheel Need To Be Revived Between India And China

By Dr. Sawraj Singh
The 60th anniversary of the signing of the Panch Sheel agreement between India and China (and also Burma) has just passed. The Chinese media gave it great coverage. However, it got a very subdued response from the Indian media. This was exactly opposite to the 50th anniversary of the Indo-China war [...]

July 4th, 2014 | Posted in Breaking News, Editorial, International, Link News, News, South Asian, Top News | Read More »

Conference Held On South Asian Health Research

Conference Held On South Asian Health Research

SURREY — International health representatives, medical experts and researchers gathered in Surrey for the 2014 Canada India Networking Initiative (CINI) conference last week.
The four-day conference, which was held for days beginning on Thursday June 19 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in Surrey, focused on health and civil society in four key areas, including nursing and [...]

July 2nd, 2014 | Posted in South Asian | Read More »