TORONTO: Dance Diaries with Shampa Gopikrishna – a two-day intensive workshop with Bollywood’s newest talk-of-the-town choreographer concluded with aplomb culminating in a Grand Finale performance in Mississauga. The troupe danced to some popular Bollywood numbers including Tamma Tamma Again and the Title Track from Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya among other favourites.
By a reporter
TORONTO: She is a choreographer who has taken three celebrities to victory in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. Daughter of the famous Kathak dancer and composer, Gopi Krishna, Shampa Gopikrishna is becoming a name to reckon with in the Bollywood choreography scenario.
“My dad used to often joke that I have been dancing since I was in my mother’s womb,”
By Shruti Ganapathy
TORONTO: Shusmita Sharma, aspirant for the Progressive Conservative nomination for Markham-Unionville captured hearts while garnering support from the local community for her nomination.
At an event `Politics and Dholak/Sangeet: An Evening of Cultural Music and Women from the Progressive Conservative Party’ in Markham, Sharma shared her ideas and thoughts with members of the party and the community.
By Lachman Balani
TORONTO: James Bond’s most favoured snazzy sports car in the early days, the Aston Martin, is this year’s highlight at the Canadian International Auto show (CIAS) currently being held at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre (TMCC) in downtown Toronto up to Feb 26.
The new concept car designed by Aston Martin on display on the 300 level in the north side of the TMCC is the big draw this year.
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Former Liberal MP Ruby Dhalla, who is known for her ties with the ruling Akali Dal in Punjab, is currently campaigning for her Akali friends as the election day of February 4 looms.
Addressing a rally in Ropar in support of the outgoing education minister and Akali candidate Dr Daljit Singh Cheema on Saturday,
MISSISSAUGA: Rich tributes were paid to actor Om Puri here by a large number of theatre artists and writers from India and Pakistan at a gathering organized by the Parvasi Media group on Sunday.
They recalled his deep association with Toronto as some of Om Puri’s English movies such as Such a Long Journey and West is West premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who came to Toronto in November for the release of the trailer of Punjabi film Sarvann, says she is eager to see the release of her production on Lohri day – January 13.
“Can’t wait for Lohri#13 #Sarvann is just 10 days away,” the Quantico actress tweeted.
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TORONTO: Canada, which has one of the best universal healthcare systems in the world, is an ideal partner for India in the latter’s quest for better and more accessible healthcare for its citizens.
On the flip side, Canada can reduce its ballooning costs of providing universal healthcare by availing of India’s well-trained medical manpower,
By Gurmukh Singh
TORONTO: Ludhiana-born Surjit Babra doesn’t hold any MBA or business degrees, but he went on become the world’s first Sikh to start an airline in 1988.
Gifted with extraordinary business acumen, Toronto-based Babra,65, turned his SkyLink Group into a multi-million-dollar conglomerate of SkyLink Aviation, SkyLink Travel, SkyLink Express,