Many diasporic Punjabis like me are only one generation removed from the same agrarian life the farmers are fighting to save.
Too many immigrant South Asian parents are programmed to reject disabilities — our family wanted to change that.
Racialized job applicants often contend with hiring practices designed to exclude them.
I was Indian to some, “whitewashed” to others, and all of it left me tongue-tied.
A teen comedy about the Indian immigrant experience? MOOD!
We have long taken a hall pass for critical examination of anti-Blackness within our communities.
It's not my late mum's recipe — and maybe that's what makes it so special.
Ironically, the culinary lessons I took to be a model wife were my path to recovery.
They just "get" me.
Truly a Superwoman.
"Not everyone has the freedom to live their authentic self, but we have to try."
It's the equivalent of assuming all Canadians love maple syrup simply because it's always found wherever the country's flag flutters somewhere.
Brampton, Ont., is a thriving hub for arts, culture and entertainment, thanks to a young and creative crowd.
If you visit Muslim homes in Canada you will notice a small watering can next to the toilet. Do not be alarmed. That's just the lota.
I do not presume to know what goes on in a woman's mind before she undergoes a sex-selective abortion. I think that a woman who is making a decision about sex-selective abortion should receive counselling to ensure that the decision is hers alone and she knows her options.
I see a whole lot of people treating their grandparents like second hand family members. They grumble and moan when they ask them for anything or to be taken anywhere. Their request is usually for a five minute trip to one of three places - the temple, doctors office, or the bank. How hard is that? It doesn't have to be such a nuisance.
Is an historical apology meaningless if those who were wronged are no longer around to receive it? In the case of the Komagata Maru, the passengers, politicians, immigration officials, and crew have all passed away. Yet, what does remain is the injustice.
My mother's experiences encouraged me to get my MBA and my CFA and to then pursue a career within the financial industry. Throughout my life she reinforced the importance of education at all stages in life. But what's more is that her knowledge and personal experiences that inspired my drive to create a legacy that I wanted for myself and for my own children.
As Tamils, we find unwed pregnancy to be such a crime that it restricts those who need someone to lean on in times of despair. I had no one I could go to.My partner did not want anyone to know. From the day we found out we were pregnant to months after we had aborted the child, I had to keep all of my emotions to myself.
Hooda likes to create a world and context for his character beyond the script, which meant spending time apart from his Beeba Boys crew, and listening to stories from an ex-gangster in Vancouver.