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Bollywood Dreams… In Ontario?

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Bollywood Dreams… In Ontario?


Calling all actors and actresses: Your dreams of becoming the next Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai are a Bollywood acting school away._Read on!

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Funding the Asian American Dream, APIASF

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Funding the Asian American Dream, APIASF


Nidhi Arora survived an abusive home and focused on her education to create a better life. One of many stories from the APIASF._Read on!

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Climate Change in South Asia

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Climate Change in South Asia


Fall rolls into winter stripping the trees of their beautiful foliage, only to be left bare in the months to follow._Read on!

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A Former Coconut’s Guide to Getting Cultured


Coconut: [noun] brown on the outside, white on the inside. The majority of desis use this term to describe those who have little or no appreciation of South Asian culture. These people would blend in easier with those who have lost track of their ancestry than with desis who still celebrate their traditions. Retaining and […]_Read on!

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The Abortion Conversation: Stigmas & Realities


Making our own decisions as we enter the real world makes us wonder if we will ever be mature enough to handle the more difficult and controversial issues faced by our generation. It is true that on an ideological level, many of us have formed our opinions on difficult topics such as abortion, but the […]_Read on!

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Memoirs of a Child Bride


Most girls begin planning their weddings when they play “dress-up” as children. They attend numerous weddings, watch Disney movies, and look forward to “happily ever after” after they find their “prince.” Unfortunately for many girls in South Asian villages, marriages instead lead to living with a man they hardly know who is much older, marking […]_Read on!

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The Punjabification of South Asian Culture


I am often asked why Bangali’s* do not have music and/or art forms that are similar to the Bhangra of the Punjabi’s of India and Pakistan . Mostly we’re dealing with requests for remixed energetic dance music with heavy drum and baselines – South Asian “bump ‘n grind”, if you will. My response is often […]_Read on!

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Navigating the “Desi Multiplicity” with Author Abha Dawesar


Those of us who are imports to this country, even several generations removed, often feel as though we exist in multiple spaces, multiple cultures, and multiple realities, or, more often, in the spaces between them. For desis, that can be a lot like cooking up some aloo, gobi, or chaat—a varied blend of spices that, […]_Read on!

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