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World Leaders visit Amritsar – The Golden Temple

Posted by: Adhika | Posted on: October 30th, 2015 | No Comments

World Leaders visit Amritsar – The Golden Temple By Jaideep Sarin | Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) When world leaders visit the Sikh holy city of Amritsar or Punjab, it is not religion but politics at the back of their minds. The holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandar Sahib, better known as the Golden Temple, is the one […]

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Coca-Cola – It’s Beautiful in Hindi

Posted by: Adhika | Posted on: February 4th, 2014 | No Comments

One of the most memorable ads that ran during the Super Bowl last night was Coke’s spot that featured a multilingual, multicultural version of the classic song “America the Beautiful.” According to MarketWatch, the song was performed in seven languages (English, Spanish, Keres, Tagalog, Hindi, Senegalese-French, and Hebrew), and a 90 second version of the ad […]

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Interview featuring Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan!

Posted by: Adhika | Posted on: March 26th, 2013 | No Comments

       He is one of the most versatile and popular singers on the Bollywood circuit. However, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s repertoire is far deeper than his film hits. A child prodigy, he gave his first public performance at the age of 10 or 11 when he toured the UK with his famous uncle, […]

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Bollywood speaks up about female power

Posted by: Adhika | Posted on: March 22nd, 2013 | No Comments

Currently in India there is wide introspection taking place about the role of woman, and the disempowerment Indian women currently face.  This issue has been gravely ignited with a gang rape case that took place on December 16th, 2012 whereby a 23 year old female student and her male friend were attacked by a group […]

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Telugu Cinema Chez Switzerland

Posted by: Adhika | Posted on: August 8th, 2012 | No Comments

What if you could peak into the sets of an authentic Indian movie set in Switzerland and explore how they film and shoot live movie scenes? Well, here is your chance!! Whether it is ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, ‘Hero No 1’ or ‘Chori Chori Chupke Chupke’, Hindi movies have a lot of footage originating from […]

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Indian Cinema influences a sequence in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill!

Posted by: Adhika | Posted on: July 16th, 2012 | No Comments

So far we’ve always thought of Indian cinema as being largely inspired by western counterparts. To learn that influential  director Quentin Tarantino, (director of movies like Pulp Fiction and Inglorious Basterds), has admitted in a conversation with director Anurag Kashyap that a whole sequence in one of his blockbuster films is inspired by an Indian film, came as a […]

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A Unique Connection – Merrily Weisbord & Kamala Das

Posted by: Adhika | Posted on: July 1st, 2012 | No Comments

  In the spirit of Canada’s Day today, I thought it would be great to feature a special relationship between India’s renowned poet Kamala Das with a Montreal author named Merrily Weisbord. I had the opportunity to meet Ms. Weisbord last year at the Blue Metropolis literary event in a Year of India showcase. Montreal writer […]

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Salim Suliman produces anthem for FIFA 2010

Posted by: Adhika | Posted on: June 26th, 2012 | No Comments

After being the first Indian musicians to be nominated for an Emmy Award, for outstanding original song in the children and animation category for the animation show, The Wonder Pets, Salim-Sulaiman have another laurel in store. The duo was recently approached by a corporate body associated with FIFA, to compose a song for the past FIFA […]

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Indian Soul Yearning for Zion

Posted by: Adhika | Posted on: May 14th, 2012 | No Comments

As our blog looks to understand different sides of the Indian Diaspora – I wanted to share this touching article from Ynetnews.com, a piece describing the plight of the Bnei Menashe – a Jewish tribe based in India and their struggle to reconnect with their roots. INDIA – “From a very young age I knew […]

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Returning Home

Posted by: Adhika | Posted on: April 10th, 2012 | No Comments

There is a yearning within the Global Indian Diaspora to connect with their Indian roots. Somewhere deep inside we wonder where our ancestors found a unique sense of courage and intuitively salute them for going against all odds to choose a higher destiny for themselves and their families.   I wanted to share this heart […]

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