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Canadian recording artist Prita Chhabra wins big at the 2012 Toronto Independent Music Awards (TIMA)
Canadian recording artist Prita Chhabra wins big at the 2012 Toronto Independent Music Awards (TIMA) this past Saturday October 6th, in the ‘Best World Music’ category for her “Roots” and “Dance” singles. Prita was previously nominated ‘Best Female Act’ at the 2010 Toronto Independent

Shahid Kapoor back in action!
Shahid Kapoor is set to don the khaki for director Neeraj Pandey’s yet-untitled next film. This is the first time that the actor will play a cop. A source reveals, “Shahid, for the first time ever, will be seen in a police uniform in this film. This also makes him the first male star from the young generation to play a cop. He’s working towards getting into the skin of his character now.” Going by Neeraj’s past films, which includes the critically acclaimed A Wednesday (2008), it’s certain that the director’s strength lies in making films that revolve around the men in khaki. Our source says, “The anticipation of seeing Shahid as a cop gets doubled when Neeraj is added to the mix. He is known for making films in this genre with great aesthetics.” Apart from experimenting with his look in this film, the actor will also be seen doing a lot of edgy cinema. Before starting work on Neeraj’s project, Shahid will be working on Prabhudheva’s Namak opposite Sonakshi Sinha and Tips’ next venture, Phata Poster Nikla Hero, starring Ileana D’Cruz and directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. Shahid to romance Ranbir’s girl soon

Music Awards for singles from her debut CD “Spread The Word”, but this is Prita’s first win at the TIMA’s. The Toronto Independent Music Awards launched in 2004, with nominees and winners being chosen by a Grand Jury that includes Canadian superstars Bif Naked and Jully Black, as well as industry heavyweights Eric Alper and Vikas Kohli among others. Proceeds from the TIMA’s are going towards MusiCounts, a charity dedicated to keeping music education in Canada’s public schools.

Shahid Kapoor will be seen with Barfi! actor Ileana D’Cruz in Phata Poster Nikla Hero. The makers of the film, Tips and Rajkumar Santoshi, want to ensure that their chemistry rocks, which is why they will organise a workshop for the actors at the end of this month.

In fact, Shahid too insisted on this session keeping Ileana’s comfort in mind. As they are supposed to romance each other on-screen, the makers want to ensure that their chemistry works wonders. The duo will have multiple script readings to help break the ice.


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Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement to mark Citizenship Week, which runs from October 15-21, 2012: “Every year, during Citizenship Week, we celebrate what it means to be Canadian and reflect upon the immense privileges we enjoy: living in a peaceful and prosperous society where our rights are protected and the rule of law is respected and enforced. “These qualities are why Canada is regarded as one of the best countries in the world to live and work, and why we proudly welcome tens of thousands of immigrants and refugees each year. “As we celebrate all those who help shape the Canada

Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement on Small Business Week, which runs from October 14-20, 2012: “Every year, during Small Business Week, we celebrate and honour small business owners and entrepreneurs, whose hard work and dedication create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity, keeping Canada’s economy strong. “Accounting for 98 percent of all businesses in our country, small businesses truly are the backbone of the Canadian economy, and our Government is committed to ensuring that small business owners have the opportunities and tools they need to invest, innovate and grow in today’s ever-changing global environment. “This is why our Government is reducing taxes, regulations and red tape that inhibit growth, putting in place digital and transportation networks to increase exports of goods and services, and enhancing access to international markets through new free trade agreements. “These measures, along with Canada’s Economic Action Plan, are generating results: Canada has the lowest overall tax rate on new business investment in the G-7, and the International Monetary Fund and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development have predicted that we will have among the strongest economic growth in the G-7 in 2012 and 2013. “This Saturday, hundreds of small businesses across the country will offer special deals

“If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place. . ” -Margaret Mead

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to their customers for the first edition of ‘Small Business Saturday’.. It is a perfect occasion for Canadians all over the country to support their local businesses. I invite all Canadians to join me in thanking our nation’s entrepreneurs for the enormous contributions they make to Canada’s continued success.”

India, Russia to Tap Potential for Boosting Bilateral Trade
Expressing optimism over bilateral trade, India and Russia said huge potential exists in both the countries to boost two-way commerce. The matter was discussed during the meeting of External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and visiting Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin here in the 18th IndiaRussia Inter-Governmental Commission meeting. “Both sides expressed optimism at the increase in bilateral trade turnover during the year. It was, however, acknowledged that the level of economic engagement was not commensurate with the potential which exists,” the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement. It said the meeting was marked by a constructive approach towards resolving some outstanding concerns related to specific investments and projects. Both the sides agreed to carry forward the initial momentum gained from the newly constituted working group of modernisation and industrial cooperation. “The focus of this mechanism... is to harness benefits from newer and innovative commercially viable technologies,” it said. The two countries also identified new sectors like civil aviation, infrastructure, audio-visual and entertainment services and MSME to increase cooperation. “The two sides agreed to bolster greater inter-regional cooperation between the two countries, encouraged by the recent visits from either side by official representatives and business communities of

we know and love, let us be reminded of the immense privilege that is Canadian citizenship and let us remember how very fortunate we are to call this country home. “On behalf of all Canadians, I congratulate and welcome all new Canadians on becoming citizens of our great nation.”

Celebrating Community Support Workers Week
In conjunction with Community Support Month, Saint Elizabeth, a Canadawide not-for-profit health care organization, celebrates Community Support Workers Week, October 8-12. “Saint Elizabeth clients rely on our Personal Support Workers to help them stay at home, to be safe and comfortable, and to live their lives with dignity,” says Nancy Lefebre, Chief Clinical Executive at Saint Elizabeth. Personal Support Workers (PSWs) are involved in a number of different activities, such as assisting people with daily personal care needs, household management and activities of daily living. certain regions/states,” it said. The conclusion of long-term purchase agreements for LNG between Indian and Russian energy companies in the past one year indicates that further synergies can be achieved in the energy sector. “With the conclusion of over “We’re proud of their accomplishments, and we’re supporting their work in our educational programs, in our professional practice support, and in our research.” Saint Elizabeth has been a trusted name in Canadian health care for more than a century and is a leader in responding to client, family and system needs. As an award-winning not-for-profit and charitable organization, Saint Elizabeth is known for its track record of social innovation and breakthrough clinical practices. Our team of more than 6,500 nurses, rehab therapists, personal support workers and crisis intervention staff deliver over five million health care visits annually.

500 joint projects in the field of science and technology, this remains one of the important pillars of Inter-Governmental Commission Framwork,” it added. Both the sides target $20 billion bilateral trade by 2015 from about $10 billion currently.


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Cruise to cut links with Bond girl Berenice Marlohe bares Scientology to get Price back? all for steamy sex scene in Skyfall
Hollywood star Tom Cruise is reportedly ready to cut his links with Scientology to win back ex-wife Katie Holmes would too become involved in the religion, reported Daily Mirror. “Now he’s lost the most papers. He’s used to feeling undebatable and untouchable. When he lost Katie he felt a failure,” a source said. Berenice Marlohe, who plays seductress Severine in the latest 007 film Skyfall, strips totally nude for a steamy sex and heavy mascara, Marlohe is shown kissing her co-star before they have sex in front of a mirror. In other clips her co-star gropes her bare breasts and bum with his hands. The scene is taken from French medical TV drama ‘Equipe medicale d’urgence`, which means Emergency Medical Team.

just months after their divorce was finalised. The couples’ marriage fell apart earlier this year and the 50-yearold actor’s obsession with Scientology was blamed for it because Holmes, 33, feared their six-year-old daughter Suri

precious thing in his life, he sees that his Scientology beliefs may not have hurt his box office but have ended not one but two marriages. “It was a terrifying and rude awakening for Tom when Katie served him with divorce

Cruise became a Scientologist in 1990 when he was married to his first wife, Mimi Rogers, 56. The end of his second marriage to actress Nicole Kidman, 45, was also blamed on the religion.

scene with a hunky co-star, it has been revealed. The 33-year-old French actress bares her boobs in the X-rated romp, the Sun reported. Wearing a short bright red wig

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TV actor Gurmeet Choudhary has won the fifth season of dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa after beating cocontestants Rashami Desai Sandhu and Rithvik Dhanjani. Chandigarh-born Gurmeet, 28, the only finalist who was part of the show from the beginning, wooed the audiences and judges with his stylish grooves along with choreographer Shampa.

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the good and the bad times. I am where I am only because of them,” Gurmeet said in a statement. Having impressed the judges -- Madhuri Dixit Nene, Karan Johar and Remo D’Souza -- with his hard work and dedication, Gurmeet walked away with prize money of Rs. 40 lakh and the title of the winner of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. The grand finale was also graced by actress Sridevi, who had come to promote her comeback project English Vinglish.

Gurmeet Choudhary wins Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5!
“When I came to Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, I was just an actor but today, I can proudly say that I’m a good dancer too. I’d like to thank my wife Debina for her love and support. And most of all, I would like to thank all my fans and supporters who have stood by me through both

Shirish Kunder, Vijender Singh in Bigg Boss 6?
If grapevine is to be believed, boxing champ Vijender Singh, filmmaker Shirish Kunder and veteran actress Aruna Irani are likely to be a part of the new and temper. Vijender Singh: Boxing champ Vijender has a huge fan base. His boxing skills might come in handy considering the

dimension to the portrayal of negative characters with his power packed performances in films like “Wanted”. Luv-Kush: Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha’s twin sons have also been approached for the show. Shirish Kunder: The filmmaker, who has directed flops like Jaan-e-Man and Joker, has also been approached. Kavita Kaushik: Known for playing Chandramukhi Chautala in the popular comedy show “FIR”, the actress has won a huge fan following for her role in the show. Aruna Irani: A veteran character artist, who has been there and done it all, may join the gang. The list also includes TV actresses Rashmi Desai Sandhu, Jennifer Winget, Sangita Ghosh, composer Bappa Lahiri, Udit Narayan’s son Aditya, singer Anushka Manchanda and Sheetal Mafatlal, industrialist Atulya Mafatlal’s wife and a regular in page 3 circuit.

season of controversial reality show Bigg Boss 6, which goes on air on Sunday. To be hosted by Salman Khan, the show is likely to have inmates from all walks of life, whether it’s sports, television, films or Page 3 circuit. Here is a tentative list of contestants: Ashutosh Rana: Character actor Ashutosh, who has been a part of over 50 films, has been approached for his rustic style

verbal battles that take place in the house. Satish Shah: Popular Bollywood comedian has been associated with more than 100 films. His comic timing will be something to watch out for in “Bigg Boss” house. Mahesh Manjrekar: A wellknown Marathi theatre and cinema personality, Manjrekar is known for directing films like “Astitva” and “Vaastav” and he has given a new


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John Abraham: Cheating is not Samrat is a closed chapter: in my DNA! Manisha Koirala
For a long time, John Abraham has been in the news for several things - his production house, the success of Vicky Donor, cheating allegations by ex-girlfriend Bipasha Basu and his current relationship with Priya Runchal. Now, for the first time, John talks about his split with Bipasha, Priya and more. Your reaction on the allegations in your earlier relationship... I know that break-ups stir up a lot of emotions and I can empathise with that. I come from a family where credibility and honesty have always mattered. Cheating and dishonesty, in any form, is not in my DNA. It is unfortunate if my silence is mistaken as acceptance for things said about me. I have always maintained a dignified silence because that is how I am raised. I have a clear conscience. How would you describe your present relationship? Things are beautiful and simple, and that’s why I protect it so much. We have a true and deep connection and are focused on living our lives and planning for the future. Priya’s a private person and tends to not be overly concerned with my career. She likes to focus on her Actor Manisha Koirala is at “peace with herself” after her marital split. She and her husband of two years, Nepalese businessman Samrat Dahal, have gone their separate ways. And, she doesn’t want to dig into her past. “That chapter is over. Let’s not talk about that,” says the 42-year-old, who was in the Capital to promote her upcoming film, Bhoot Returns. She married Dahal in 2010 and hinted at turbulence in the relationship within just five months of the wedding, when she posted on Facebook that she was contemplating divorce. The couple separated earlier this year. The actor is not known to be lucky in love, as before her wedding to Dahal, she had two failed relationships. But that hasn’t deterred her spirit. “My view on love has not changed. It’s beautiful. I’m not a bitter person now. Love is a very strong emotion but there shouldn’t be any ownership if that is humanly possible,” she says. We ask if that’s the reason there has been so much turmoil in her love life and she says, “No. Lack of love is the turmoil.” Is she ready for another

work, our relationship, families and friends. I appreciate that she is grounded and mature beyond her age because it’s very easy to get consumed by this business. Do your parents tell you to tie the knot soon? No, there’s not even an iota of pressure from mom and dad. In fact, they are very relaxed about it. My parents, otherwise too, have never forced anything on me.

They have always left me to myself. Do you feel your personal life has made you a happier person? When you get a strong sense of support in your personal space, it percolates to your workspace. If I am disturbed personally, I am sure it would reflect in my working style - as a producer as well as an actor. I can state with confidence that my best work is yet to come.

relationship? “Right now, I’m focussing on my work. Let’s

see when it comes along.”

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The film industry has chanOnly a few, as insiders, have seen the Indian film industry truly turn 100. No one ever could have seen the whole thing actually, but Waheeda Rehman can certainly tell us a lot about it. At the upcoming Mumbai Film Festival, organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image, Rehman will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Vibrant, and with childlike enthusiasm, she speaks to us at her Bandra bungalow, which is behind Galaxy Apartments where Salman Khan and his family live. Over a cup of ginger tea, the actor goes back in time, recalling her debut and her mentor Guru Dutt, and tells us why she’s glad the industry has changed. Indian cinema will celebrate its centenary next year. Take us back to how it was when you first entered the industry. At that time, very few movies were made. Everybody used to work peacefully. We weren’t in such a hurry. Even then, India was a leading producer of movies, as it is now. Though these days, too many movies are being made. Technically, we’ve improved a lot. We’ve even started making bold subjects. In our time, there used to be one villain, a vamp, hero and heroine. These days, lead artistes are also ready to do negative roles and the audience is willing to accept them. Thirty-odd years ago, no leading man would have done what Aamir Khan did in Ghajini (2005), when he becomes a killer. These changes are good. The makers, actors and the audience… the film industry has changed for good. They are all thinking people now. Though Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films have always been ahead of their time.

The film industry has changed DADDY STRONGEST: Family first for good: Waheeda Rehman for Shah Rukh!
Shah Rukh Khan apparently took a day off from the hectic shooting schedule of Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express to spend time with his daughter, Suhana. Since it was his wife Gauri’s birthday on October 8 and she was in London with their son, Aryan, the actor didn’t want the little one to be left alone at home. “The entire cast and crew got a day’s break thanks to SRK. He knew taking a few hours off in the middle of a shoot would not be feasible, which is why he just asked for the entire day,” says an insider. The actor even posted a message on Twitter saying, “Watching a horror film with daughter...she isnt scared...i am scared for her...or am I just scared myself?? Either way... scared!! (sic)” For the last few weeks, the actor has been juggling Shetty’s film with the promotional activities of his Diwali release, Jab Tak Hai Jaan. According to the insider,

Thirty-odd years ago, no leading man would have done what Aamir Khan did in Ghajini, when he becomes a killer. You’ve worked in some films in the south... I began with one dance and a small role as a princess (in Jayasimha, 1955), which is nothing to talk about. But Malayalam movies have produced very bold subjects. Now the Hindi film industry has also started. Is there any part of the film industry of old that you wish had been retained? The feeling of a family... it’s gone. I’m not blaming anything, but actors are so busy. In our times, Vyjayanthimala, Asha Parekh and I used to do stage performances as we were classical dancers, but we didn’t perform every day. Now artistes have to be on their toes all the time. There used to be a lot of bonding back then. Why? Because there were no good make-up rooms! They were horrible, so we’d prefer sitting on the sets, where we’d chat and discuss stories. There were no bathrooms, yet they made great movies like Mughal-EAzam (1960). Now, after shots these days, everyone goes into

their vans. How and when did you decide you wanted to act? Oh, that is a long story. I was 16 or 17; I used to dance for the stage. Then I did one dance in a Telugu film, which became a big hit. During the jubilee celebrations tour in Andhra Pradesh, our last stop was Hyderabad. It just so happened, that Mr Guru Dutt was there at that time. He didn’t know me and I didn’t know who he was. He was in his office, when he noticed the crowd outside. He was sitting with his distributor, who told him, ‘There is a girl who has danced in this movie that they are celebrating. She’s become so popular, that along with the top Telugu stars, the audience keeps calling for her. Her name is Waheeda Rehman’. Guru Dutt said, ‘Waheeda Rehman sounds like a Muslim name. Does she speak Hindi?’ After he was told that I do, he asked the distributor if he could meet me. We eventually met, he spoke just a little to check whether I could speak Hindi fluently and we left. Then three or four months after I returned to Chennai, someone told me that the gentlemen I met in Hyderabad would like me to come to Bombay for a test.

Legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra has been admitted to Lilavati hospital in suburban Bandra in Mumbai, hospital. “Mr Yash Chopra was admitted to hospital yesterday after being diagnosed with an attack of dengue. He has been kept under observation. He is feeling much better and should be home soon,” a spokesperson of Yash Raj Films said in a statement. The 80-year-old filmmaker had announced his retirement from film direction last month. He is looking forward to the release of his latest directorial venture Jab Tak Hai Jaan that stars Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in

Yash Chopra down with dengue; admitted to Lilavati hospital

he hasn’t taken any breaks in this time. “Only when it came to his family, he took the day

off,” adds the source. SRK remained unavailable for a comment.

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Bollywood star couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor today tied the knot in a quiet affair after a five-year courtship. Saif, 42, son of late Nawab of Pataudi and former Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and actress Sharmila Tagore, sealed his relationship with Kareena, 32, at his residence in suburban Bandra through a registered marriage. “It was a registered marriage with three witnesses -Kareena’s father Randhir Kapoor, her mother Babita and Saif’s mother Sharmila,” marriage Registrar Surekha Ramesh told . The couple who started dating in 2007, married in the presence of close friends and family this afternoon. The couple had officially declared their intention to tie the knot in the beginning of 2012 after the release of their film Agent Vinod in March. Randhir and his elder daughter Karisma later waved to the waiting fans and media from the balcony of the house. Kareena wore a green salwarkurta with a heavy embellished red dupatta wrapped around her. She teamed it up with minimal jewelry, red bangles and left her hair open.

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REGISTERED! Saif-Kareena are man and wife! Yes, I want to make
a comeback: Urmila Matondkar
Her journey has been great and there is no time for regret, says Urmila Matondkar and adds that she is keen to “make a comeback” but will wait till she gets an exciting offer. “The journey has been great so far and there is no time for regret. So right now I am only looking for a good script. I am absolutely

Saif, simply dressed in a grey kurta and white pajamas, came out with his new wife to greet fans from his balcony. There is a buzz that a reception will be held tomorrow at a city hotel. This will be followed by another reception in Delhi on October 18 and a ceremony at Saif’s ancestral Pataudi Palace in Haryana. Although Saif and Kareena had maintained silence on their much awaited wedding, it was Saif’s mother Sharmila

who came out with the October wedding date. Saif has two children - son Ibrahim and daughter Sara from his previous marriage to actress Amrita Singh. Kareena was in a relationship with Shahid Kapoor earlier. Saif and Kareena featured together for the first time in the 2008 movie Tashan, followed by Kurbaan. They were last seen in Khan’s home production Agent Vinod in March this year.

The actor duo, popularly called ‘Saifeena’, have appeared in several advertisements also. Sharmila had converted to Islam after her marriage to Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. Earlier during an event, when asked if she would convert to Islam, Kareena had said, “It is a very personal question and I cannot answer it.” After the death of his father, Saif was anointed the new Nawab of Pataudi.

happy the way my career has shaped up,”said the 38-year old. In the 1990s, she gave hits Rangeela, Judaai, Satya, and Ek Hasina Thi among others. Last seen in 2007 release Karzzzz, Urmila added: “Yes, even I want to make a comeback. But the kind of body of work that I have done earlier I would only want to choose scripts that I have not done before. Let’s see when it happens.” When asked if she is planning to direct, she said: “No, I am not eyeing direction right now.” So, what keeps you busy? “Many things keep me busy. I have been travelling a lot so I am busy in my own world.”


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Nritya Kala Mandir celebrates 11th anniversary of student accomplishments
“I still remember how much effort my parents put in while helping me learn ethnic dance and understand our culture, and I really appreciate that as learning dance contributed in being active and in personality development.” recollected Ms. Rathika Sitsabaiesan, Member of Parliament from Scarborough-Rouge River, while addressing the audience at Nrityotsava 2012 on Saturday, 6th October. Ms. D. Charandasi, Consul (Inf & OCI) & Head of Chancery from the office of Consulate General of India, congratulated Nritya Kala Mandir for mentoring younger generations in ethnic dance forms, considering this a bridge to bring the two countries, India and Canada closer, through culture. In order to celebrate student accomplishments, Nritya Kala Mandir, has been organizing an annual event, Nrityotsava [from Sanskrit, literally translates Festival of Dance]. This year, Nrityotsava: 2012, a 2 day celebration with 4 performances was celebrated on October 6th& 7th, at City Play House Theatre, 1000 New Westminster Drive, Vaughan, ON L4J 8G3. Over 145 students

showcased their dance talent during Nrityotsava 2012. The audience was mesmerized by the splendid feat by all the performers. The highlights of the festival were several dance ballets presented on mythological themes, 1. Ganesha Vandna, 2. Sri Satyanarayan Katha, 3. Meerabai, 4. Hanuman stuti, 5. Karna-Kunti Samwad from Mahabharata, 6. Nava Durga

and 7. Krishna, was performed as a tribute to late gazal singer Jagjeet singh based on songs in his voice. Students also presented folk dances and some experimental items from the emerging dance culture of Bollywood. The evening performances on both days, “Serenade to the Seniors”, were presented by Nritya Kala Mandir to honour the seniors in the community. Dignitaries

and Community leaders who graced the occasion and inspired the participants included leading industrialist, Mr. & Mrs. Ramesh Chotai, Savitaben Patel, President of Sanatan Mandir Seniors’ Group and Dr. Shivani Sharma from Markham amongst others. Since 2006, the annual event Nrityotsava [from Sanskrit, literally translates Festival of Dance],

is organized in presence of community, to celebrate student accomplishments. This year, Nrityotsava 2012, a 2 day event with 4 performances, was attended by more than 1200 members from the community. Nritya Kala Mandir [from Sanskrit, literally translates Temple of Dance], an upcoming classical dance academy established by Kanan Bhatt, in 2001 strives to mentor youth

into performing arts and thus practicing active & healthy living and understanding ethnic culture, through dance. During these 11 years, the students of Nritya Kala Mandir have showcased their talents at enumerable occasions in august presence of celebrities and dignitaries in and around GTA. You may find more information about their activities and organization at www.NrityaKalaMandir.ca. Photo Credits: Mr. Darshit Majumdar, Patrick Jube and Varun Panchal as titled on each picture.

Hon S. Sikander Singh Malooka, Education Minister of Punjab, India being honoured at a press conference held at Elite Banquet Hall under the aegis of South Asian Press Club and Punjabi Media Association. The press conference was in regards to the forthcoming 3rd Kabaddi World Cup tournament to take place in Punjab in December 2012. Pics by Kanwaljit Singh Kanwal

Screening of “Blastphemy” a documentory by Haris Sheikh and a panel discussion on Freedom of Speach at Promenade Gallery Mississauga with Munir Sami, Tahir Aslam Gora, Arshad Mehmood. Special guest Mr.Athar Minallah well known pakistani lawyer and political activist. Hon’ble Consul General of Pakistan Mr Imran Ali was also present at the event. It was well attended Pics by Rawal TV

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Australian MP questions Gillard Free hits took momentum away over award to Sachin Tendulkar from us: MS Dhoni
An Australian politician has questioned Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s decision to award an Order of Australia to iconic Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar for his contribution to sport. Federal Independent MP Rob Oakshott who expressed his love for Little Master, said the special award should not be used for diplomatic gain, the ABC news reported. “I love Sachin Tendulkar, I love cricket. But I just have a problem with soft diplomacy as you call it,” he said, adding “Getting in on the act of the Australian honours.” Oakeshott said the Order should be focused on recognising Australians doing community work instead. “I’m not going to die in a ditch over it...but it’s about the integrity of the honours list which should be for Australians,” he said. He said that Tendulkar was an “obvious diplomatic touch point”, and further suggested setting up an inter-nation gong, such as an “Australia-India award”. On Tuesday Gillard, who is currently on her three day visit in New Delhi, had announced that Tendulkar would receive Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday said that the loss of momentum due to free hits conceded to the opposition while defending the target was one of the reasons for his side’s defeat at the hands of Highveld Lions in Champions League Twenty20. The Lions hit a six off a free hit in the ninth over bowled by Albie Morkel and then a four of a similar penalty in the 17th over bowled by R Ashwin and Dhoni said that these had shifted the momentum in favour of the opposition. “The timing of the no-balls was crucial. Small things matter. All of a sudden the momentum shifted, they were able to score a lot more freely,” Dhoni said after his side lost by six wickets to slump to their second consecutive defeat. Dhoni, however, said that the 158 his side posted after being asked to bat was a good score though they could have scored more. “We got off to a very good start, we lost too many wickets in the middle, so we were not able to slog the way we could have, but we still got the score we wanted. I think 160 was a good score,” he said. Chennai are now in a difficult position to make it to the semifinals, having lost to Sydney Sixers in their opening match on October 14 but Dhoni said that they would give their best in the remaining two matches and see what happens. “It’s difficult for us now to qualify for the semifinals but nothing comes easy. We have

the special honour. “This is a very special honour, very rarely awarded to someone who is not an Australian citizen or an Australian national,” she said. “He is away playing cricket - surprise, surprise - but the award will be conferred on him by Minister [Simon] Crean when [he] visits India,” he said. ABC also quoted Australia India Youth Dialogue chairman Ruchir Punjabi as saying that approach has worked with the

Indian public. “I think perhaps the Order of Australia to Sachin Tendulkar is probably going to be bigger than the nuclear issue,” he said. “I think the nuclear issue is a trust issue with the Indian government whereas the Order of Australia to Sachin Tendulkar is going to be the headline in most newspapers here. And I think ... things like that play an important role in bringing the two countries closer,” he added.

Former India captain and chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar feels the absence of quality fast bowlers is hurting India in international cricket. Since winning the World Cup in majestic fashion a little over a year ago, India has not been able to replicate the same form in either Tests, Oneday Internationals or, more recently, the T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka. Alarm bells are ringing, and Vengsarkar believes it is time for India to scratch the surface. “What do we have at the moment? Zaheer Khan, for one. After that I cannot see any quality bowler,” said Vengsarkar. Even Zaheer has been crippled by injuries for most times and has missed quite a few assignments. The rest, according to the former chief selector, do not imbibe much confidence. “Ishant (Sharma) has done well at the domestic level in recent times but he must remain fit and prove himself internationally. Youngsters like Umesh (Yadav) and Varun Aaron are talented but have not raised the bar. They may be

I cannot see any quality bowler: Dilip Vengsarkar
good but international cricket is a different ball-game,” said Vengsarkar, who is in Goa to participate in a Super Sixes cricket tournament that level. “Bouncy wickets can serve a dual purpose. Bowlers will be encouraged and batsmen will have to measure up to the challenge,” he said.

to learn our mistakes and apply ourselves and come up with some big scores,” said Dhoni. Lions captain Alviro Petersen heaped praise on his batsmen, especially Gulam Bodi who struck a 46-ball 64, for the win. “Halfway through the game I thought we gave 15 runs too many. The batsmen stayed calm. Bodi played

exceptionally well with McKenzie and the two young men finished it for us. It was a case of getting to the last three overs. Guys at the end showed some mettle and steel,” he said. “Generally 10-15 overs is a sort of dead period, you tend to knock it around, but Gulam never allowed the rate to go beyond 10-11 runs an over.”

has seen former cricketers including the likes of Mohinder Amarnath, Lalchand Rajput, Nilesh Kulkarni and Kenia Jayantilal rub shoulders with a sprinkling from Bollywood and the corporate world. Vengsarkar said India can permanently rid itself of fast bowling problems if state associations prepare “wickets with bounce” at the domestic


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Speaking fluent English is not only a big deal for a Maharashtrian housewife as shown in Gauri Shinde’s English Vinglish. The film’s message of overcoming a linguistic barrier has gripped Bihar’s college-going Dalit girls who are rooting for Sridevi in English Vinglish in the way cricket lovers cheered Aamir Khan in Lagaan. Girls en masse from various colleges in Patna and neighbouring towns of Bihar have watched the film and are motivated into improving their spoken English. Suman Sinha a leading Patna exhibitor says, “It’s not just housewives. Young unmarried college-going girls feel the same sense of inferiority that Sridevi experiences in English Vinglish because of a lack of fluency in English. They are coming forward in huge numbers to see the film and going back with the determination to join Englishimprovement classes.” Delighted by the turn of events, English Vinglish producer R Balki said, “That our film has influenced a section of the audience to improve its language is awesome. English Vinglish is not just about learning English. It’s about the determination that the

Sridevi’s English Vinglish Aamir Khan shoots promotional video for Talaash encourages Bihari dalit girls
With less than two months to go before it hits theatres, Aamir Khan is building suspense for his upcoming crime thriller Talaash. To give the viewers a glimpse of the plot and the characters, the makers have shot a special music video of the soon-to-be-released song, Muskaane Jhoothi Hain. The promotional video, which is not part of the film, features Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji and Nawazuddin Siddiqui among others, who play the suspects in the film. Aamir Khan plays the police officer investigating what seems like a perfect crime. The video will be released at the music launch of the film on October 18. The movie will be his next big commercial release after the super hit 3 Idiots (2009), which is why producers Excel Entertainment are leaving no stone unturned. “Talaash being a suspensethriller, the music video will build up the anticipation by bringing together all suspects in one video and confusing the audiences,” says a source close to the production house. The film also marks the reunion of Aamir Khan, Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani after their 2001 hit, Dil Chahta Hai.

Sidhwani confirms the news but refuses to divulge details:

“Yes, we have shot an exclusive music video,” is all he says.

After making a special appearance (which is touted to be more an item song) in Son Of Sardaar (SOS), Salman Khan has now also decided to launch the trailer of Dabangg 2 with the Ajay Devgn-Sanjay Dutt starrer. Apparently the actor, who starred in Yash Raj Films’ Ek Tha Tiger last, was expected to release the trailer of this much-awaited sequel with YRF’s upcoming film, Jab Tak Hai Jaan (JTHJ). News of his growing closeness to the production house had fuelled this rumour. But his decision to launch it with SOS — even though both the films (SOS and JTHJ) are expected to release on the Diwali weekend, November 13 — has proved those speculations wrong. “Salman’s relationship with YRF is great, but he felt releasing the trailer with SOS was a better idea. One of the reasons, we believe, is also Shah Rukh Khan, who stars in JTHJ. Everyone knows that the two aren’t on good terms anymore,” says a source

Dabangg 2 trailer to release with Son Of Sardaar

lack of a familiarity will not stop people’s aspirations and dreams from growing.” Adds Sridevi, “To see our film

make such an impact makes me happier about its success. This is the real success of English Vinglish.”

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from the film’s unit, adding, “Besides, Salman and Sanjay are really close. That’s one of the main reasons why he chose SOS. His cameo adds to the excitement.”

We tried contacting the representatives at Viacom 18 and Salman’s brother Arbaaz, but they were unavailable for comment.


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A doctor and a lawyer were talking at a party. Their conversation was constantly interrupted by people describing their ailments and asking the doctor for free medical advice. After an hour of this, the exasperated doctor asked the lawyer, “What do you do to stop people from asking you for legal advice when you’re out of the office?” “I give it to them,” replied the lawyer, “and then I send them a bill.” The doctor was shocked, but agreed to give it a try. The next day, still feeling slightly guilty, the doctor prepared the bills. When he went to place them in his mailbox, he found a bill from the lawyer. “What time does the library open?” the man on the phone asked. “Nine A.M.” came the reply. “And what’s the idea of calling me at home in the middle of the night to ask a question like that?” “Not until nine A.M.?” the man asked in a disappointed voice. “No, not till nine A.M.!” the librarian said. “Why do you want to get in before nine A.M.?” “Who said I wanted to get in?” the man sighed sadly. “I want to get out.” “Mister, why doesn’t this cow have any horns?” asked the young lady from a nearby city. The farmer cocked his head for a moment, then began in a patient tone, “Well, ma’am, cattle can do a powerful lot of damage with horns. Sometimes we keep’em trimmed down with a hacksaw. Other times we can fix up the young ‘uns by puttin’ a couple drops of acid where their horns

would grow in, and that stops ‘em cold. Still, there are some breeds of cattle that never grow horns. But the reason this cow don’t have no horns, ma’am, is ‘cause it’s a horse.” An elderly woman went to her local doctor’s office and asked to speak with her doctor. When the receptionist asked why she was there, she replied, “I’d like to have some birth control pills.” Taken back, the doctor thought for a minute and then said, “Excuse me, Mrs. Glenwood, but you’re 80 years old. What would you possibly need birth control pills for?” The woman replied, “They help me sleep better.” The doctor considered this for a second, and continued… “How in the world do birth control pills help you sleep?” The woman said, “I put them in my granddaughter’s orange juice, and I sleep better at night.” 3 guys were riding in a car: a hardware technician, a systems analyst, and a programmer. The systems analyst is driving and when they come to a steep hill he finds that the brakes have failed and the car is accelerating out of control. So, the driver pumps the emergency brake, downshifts the gears, and rubs the wheels’ rims against the curb. He finally wrestles the car to a stop. The three climb out and assess the situation. Hardware tech: “Let’s try and fix it. I’ll crawl under the car and take a look. “ Systems analyst: “No. I think we should get someone qualified to fix it, a specialist in brakes.” Programmer: “Why don’t we just get back in and see if it happens again?”

A woman has twins, and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named “Amal.” The other goes to a family in Spain; they name him “Juan”. Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his mum. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Amal. Her husband responds, “But they are twins. If you’ve seen Juan, you’ve seen Amal.” My parents recently retired. Mom always wanted to learn to play the piano, so dad bought her a piano for her birthday. A few weeks later, I asked how she was doing with it. “Oh, we returned the piano.” said My Dad, “I persuaded her to switch to a clarinet instead.” “How come?” I asked. “Because,” he answered, “with a clarinet, she can’t sing.” Two elderly couples were enjoying friendly conversation when one of the men asked the other, “Fred, how was the memory clinic you went to last month?” “Outstanding,” Fred replied. “They taught us all the latest psychological techniques visualization, association it’s made a big difference for me.” “That’s great! What was the name of that clinic?” Fred went blank. He thought and thought but couldn’t remember. Then a smile broke across his face and he asked, “What do you call that flower with the long stem and thorns?” “You mean a rose?” “Yes, that’s it!” He turned to his wife. “Rose, what was the name of that clinic?”

The Thuppakki - Kalla Thuppakki clash resumes
In the Diwali race for 2012, Thuppakki, Podaa Podi and Kumki are the front runners. All these movies are backed by big names with Thuppakki having a huge star in the form of Vijay. To compete with these movies, we have a rookie as well. It happens to be Kalla Thuppakki. No one can forget this movie as there was a seemingly never ending title issue between this movie and Vijay’s Thuppakki. They finally backed out of the issue and the Thuppakki team could release their audio and teaser. Now with Kalla Thuppakki entering the Diwali race, it is all set for another clash with Vijay’s Thuppakki. It’s bound to be interesting.

Blood spilled for Prakash Raj and Radha Mohan film
Radha Mohan’s films for Prakash Raj’s Duet Films like Azhagiya Theeyae, Mozhi, Abhiyum Naanum and Payanam have always struck a positive chord with the audience. Their next film starring Allu Sirish, Chiranjeevi’s nephew and stylish star, Allu Arjun’s brother with Yami Gautham, of Vicky Donor fame as the heroine is keenly anticipated. A six - day fight scene for the crucial climax has just been wrapped up. Sirish did the risky stunt scenes himself without using a body double. He injured himself during the shoot and there was real blood mixed with the make up when a fighter’s knee was rammed into his nose. He was rushed to the hospital but fortunately, there was no fracture and the shooting was resumed. The newcomer wanted to make the scene as realistic as possible

which is why he was willing to risk injury! Currently, a folk song is being choreographed under the experienced eye of Dinesh, who won the National

award for Otha Sollale from Aadukalam. Once the songs are done, it is expected that the film will hit the screens soon.


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Aries: An event or celebration can reunite you with someone who has been absent from your life lately. At work, a slight setback can go in your favor, be patient and wait your turn to make the next move. Long lasting love is in the stars, overlook a petty annoyance and look at the big picture. Lucky Numbers: 8 18 19 30 35 38. Taurus: There’s a second chance with love or a new beginning. Get ready for cupid to capture your heart; love could be closer than you think, someone can rock your world. With money, when you have a choice to make, take your time, a hasty decision could end in regret.Lucky Numbers: 3 23 32 42 7 17. Gemini: With money, beware of keeping secrets that can come back to haunt you. Watch out for competition at work, stay alert to ensure you know what someone’s intentions are. An up close and personal moment can set your love life alight. Keep your goals top of mind and don’t let anyone stand in your way. Lucky Numbers: 1 2 5 9 37 27. Cancer: Revealing your heartfelt feelings can be the start of something wonderful. At work, learn to read people’s body language to know what is really going on. Chill out to keep stress levels under control. If family members need attention make time in the day–planner to accommodate them. Lucky Numbers: 5 15 3 29 30 40. Leo: Resist the temptation to join a get–rich–quick scheme, it may not deliver all that it promises. Don’t allow a distraction at the office to get in the way of love – a mix between work and love will keep your life more balanced. When it concerns family matters, you may need to take control. Lucky Numbers: 6 15 12 13 3 7. Virgo: Passion and romance is on the agenda, pay attention, love could be staring you in the face. To get ahead at work, listen to what’s being said around the water cooler, office gossip can give you the heads up. When a made–to–measure opportunity lands at your feet, there’s no time to waste, think quick and act fast. Lucky Numbers: 2 3 4 14 15 8. Libra: A small step in the right direction signifies the beginning of a new chapter in life. Learn from past lessons to get ahead financially. This is a magical time, you are on the verge of having everything you ever wanted. Make a wish and dream big, but remember, it’s the journey of life that is important. Lucky Numbers: 5 13 19 26 3 9. Scorpio: Stay clear of negative news bearers to keep your energy high. Surround yourself with people who have positive attitudes, not those who are constantly down on life. An unexpected declaration of love from a friend can move romance or a friendship to the next level. Upheaval at the office can go your way! Lucky Numbers: 9 8 16 29 27 4. Sagittarius: Making a small concession in your love life is all–positive, but ensure you are not the only one doing all the work. A combination of freedom and togetherness are both necessary. A new project can get a boost from influential people. When you need heartfelt advice, good friends are standing by. Lucky Numbers: 8 17 16 6 19 30. Capricorn: What you do now sets the foundations for tomorrow! A career opportunity is up for consideration, make sure colleagues are kept in the loop. You can move ahead financially, but keep a tight control on the budget; this is not the time to be extravagant. The universe can send forever–love to cross your path, stay alert to recognize it. Lucky Numbers: 3 35 4 28 26 5. Aquarius: You’re entering the first–class club. You can come up with brilliant ideas at the work place. A ground–breaking idea has potential to skyrocket your career climb to the top. But don’t believe everything you see or hear with money, it’s important not to put yourself in a vulnerable position. Lucky Numbers: 4 21 28 2 38 40. Pisces: Be spontaneous to keep love alive! Throw away your day–planner and live in the moment. Be sassy and smart with money, think outside the box, and get expert advice if needed. This is a good time to reassess your future and make plans. Lucky Numbers: 4 41 42 5 19 8.

You placed a profile on an online dating site and a potential mate caught your eye. However, the cat’s got your tongue and you’re at a loss for words. What types of questions do you ask in those first few emails to a stranger on an online dating site? What shouldn’t you do when asking a potential date questions over email? Asking questions shows a potential date that you’re interested but can be a tricky process to master. You don’t want to seem aloof by not asking any questions, but at the same time, you don’t want to pry. Keep things light while still getting to know your date by asking these questions: - Where do you want to go on your next vacation? - Are you originally from this town? Where did you grow up? - Do you like online dating? What’s your experience been like so far? What are some mistakes you think men/women make with online dating? - What are your guilty pleasures? - What was the last movie you saw? What did you think of it? - What do you think is the best thing about being single? - How frequently do you like to communicate with someone you’re dating? - What was your most embarrassing moment? - What subjects did you study in college? Where did you go to college? - Ask about hobbies or activities she enjoys in her spare time. - Ask general questions about family--how many brothers and sisters does he have? Does his family live in town? - Any funny childhood stories? All of these questions should give you a better idea of your potential date’s personality and whether or not he’s a good

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match for you without asking questions that are too intrusive. However, before jumping into writing that first email, there are some guidelines to heed before proceeding. Here are a few do’s and don’ts when asking questions on internet dating sites. Online Dating Email Question DO’s and DON’Ts - DO ask open-ended questions. While “yes” and “no” questions are simple, they don’t offer a lot of room for elaboration on the subject. - DON’T send a list of questions in an email. You’re writing an email to a person from a dating site. This isn’t a police interrogation. Instead, let the questions flow naturally in your email text. For example, if you’re writing to her and telling about how your day consisted of trying to crate train your new puppy, wrap up your paragraph by asking if she has any pets or if she likes dogs. - DON’T be scripted. With online dating, it can be easy to copy and paste the same text in each email to prospective mates. Most online daters spot this trick right away, guaranteeing you no response. Read the profile and ask your questions based on the information given. By taking the time to write a potential date a personalized

email, you’re setting yourself apart from the rest of the copy and paste bandits. - DON’T ask anything too personal. You’re getting to know this new person over email. This isn’t the time to ask him why he got divorced or how much money he makes. - DON’T ask any questions you aren’t prepared to answer yourself. If you ask him personal questions requiring a lot of thought, as in “What is the biggest mistake you think most people make in relationships?” and you don’t want to put forth the effort to answer it yourself, don’t ask. Online dating is an excellent way to be exposed to people you wouldn’t otherwise meet. By asking the right questions, it’s a great way to get to know someone before committing to that first date. It’s also a decent method to weed out the unsuitable people as well. Online or offline, asking questions is vital to getting to know someone you see as a potential partner Liked the article you just read? Try these links to more similar articles. How to Write an Online Dating Profile has never been easier. In addition there are some really Funny Relationship Questions out there that you might like. Give those links a try. Author: Tony_ Shepard

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