The Festival of South Asia in Gerrard India Bazaar in Toronto on July 22-23 created a record when over 250,000 thronged this oldest Indian marketplace in North America to take in south Asian cuisine, music, dance, Bollywood, fun and much more.
Even the side alleys were put to use this year to stage various events.
By Lachman Balani
MISSISSAUGA: As a mortgage broker, one gets frequently asked how the rising loonie (Canadian dollar) that shot up to 80 cents vis-a-vis the US dollar will affect the real estate market in Toronto.
Well, the 10 percent rise in the loonie since May technically means that the economy is robust and that some of that positivity should rub off on real estate and send prices rising if one was only looking at locals buying for personal use.
TORONTO: The number of Indian students seeking admission to Canadian institutions is increasing very rapidly.
The University of Toronto alone has reported a 57 percent jump in applications for admission from students from India, says a report by the BBC.
Overall, Canada’s premier university has reported a 20 percent jump in foreign students seeking admission.
By Gurmukh Singh
Punjab-born film actor, director and writer Kavi Raz, who was the first Punjabi to enter Hollywood, is all excited about the release of his epic film The Black Prince about the last Maharaja of Punjab – Duleep Singh.
Produced by Hollywood’s Brillstein Entertainment Partners – who were also behind the Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave –
After the controversy over the use of Ganesha images over leggings by a Texas company, now yoga mats have appeared in the US with images of Hindu deities Ganesha, Durga and Hanuman.
These yoga mats have been produced by Spiritual Revolution, a company based at Gladwyne in Pennsylvania.
Angry Hindu groups have asked the company to withdraw the mats as they offend Hindu sentiments.
By Surekha vijh
WASHINGTON: On a big great demand from the Indian diaspora and the American business community, Air India started a direct flight between Washington DC to New Delhi.
The first flight which came from New Delhi, carrying Indian Ambassador Navtej Sarna and other dignitaries, was felicitated by the Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe,