September 17, 2017 marked the very last event of team Shreya Ghoshal’s two month long North America tour. Shreya herself was highly emotional about her tour coming to an end. Like a true artist, Shreya was openly sentimental about ending her tour. But that was not really what audiences connected with last Sunday. For most audiences, the personal connection came with Shreya’s rendition of the classic Lata Mangeshkar song Roz Sham Aaati Thi magar aisi na thi. Those of us who are Vinod Khanna fans, were instantly hooked into her singing. We were remembering this dynamic hero of the...Read More
Author: Ritu Guglani
Shreya Ghoshal, an acclaimed singer from Bollywood, winner of four national awards, six Filmfare awards & nine South Filmfare awards, is fondly called the Melody Queen, Queen Bee and Future of Indian Singing. Shreya started singing at the age of six, and at 33 she has become the first Indian singer ever to have a wax statue at Madame Tussauds in New Delhi. Her Bollywood debut was at sixteen, when she sang playback for Aishwarya Rai in the movie Devdas. Shreya won her first National Best Singer Award with her debut song, and never looked back. Having crooned for...Read More
Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House will be in theatres on September 1, 2017. The movie records India of 1947 – how a bloody conflict ensued between the country’s Hindu- Sikh majority and Muslim minority that sought Pakistan, how British colonial rule informed those tensions, and how the last viceroy Lord Mountbatten was not the cunning architect of partition, but a man caught up unawares in a bigger political game. London based director Gurinder Chadha, known for Bend It like Beckham, has a personal connection to these events – her Indian grandparents lived through the partition that displaced 14 million people...Read More
Silences and Echoes are two stories of love loss and betrayal, written in theatre style originally in Hindi, and adapted to English for the show. Each 30-minute-long story, the first narrated by Suma Muralidhar and second by Sushil Rattan, at Vancouver’s Fraser View Banquet Hall on Sunday May 28, was packed with passion. Producer Deepti Rattan from the Natya Bharti Academy says,” The text on love, loss, betrayal and redemption has been beautifully adapted in English by a theatre friend.” Director Manoj Tiwari, part of the visiting team, was happy with the acoustics at Vancouver’s prestigious Fraser View Banquet...Read More
It was a three hour romantic concert at PNE Agrodome. If you are from my generation of Bollywood lovers, you heard Kumar Sanu songs when you first fell in love, you heard them at your first heartbreak and you heard them on your honeymoon. And maybe when you got divorced. 4000 romantic Vancouverites were at PNE Agrodome on Sunday evening, April 30 to hear Sanu with Alka Yagnik in concert. I think romance and heartbreak live in the same corner of our hearts because we go to the same songs in all these emotions. Sanu came dressed in a...Read More
In this series, we are bringing complete coverage of Asia’s biggest Fashion Week “India Fashion Week” home to Surrey. More than 100 selected fashion designers participating and more than 50 showcasing on the runway. The crew of Amazon India Fashion Week consists… read more ❯
Locally produced web series, Daisy & The Gumboot Kids, premieres online at watch.cbc.ca this Thursday. The series is a spin-off of the award-winning television series, Scout & The Gumboot Kids, which is recommended by the Parents’ Choice Awards and was recently named a finalist for the international children’s media award – Prix Jeunesse.
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ARIES | Arians are full of energy and enthusiasm, their love is sudden and is high in passion. Jupiter is very well placed in Libra until October 2018. Saturn is also sitting in their sign of fortune for the entire year so their love life and relationships are… read more ❯
It’s February and love is in the air…or is that just the smell of delicious food? When it comes to Valentine’s Day, there are so many places for food options to choose from that it’s hard to decide, so here are just a few that you should check out right here in Surrey.
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