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The 2013 LPC Leadership race heats up as the qualified candidates battle it out during the debates, tour the nation and vie for votes to become the next leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. Party supporters will cast their ballot for one of eight candidates from April 7 to 14, the day the winner [...]
Can you tell us about yourself?
I was born in Nova Scotia and attended university in Eastern Canada. I have had the good fortune of working in several Canadian cities including Halifax, Victoria, Edmonton, Toronto, Kingston, Hamilton and Vancouver.
I have also had the benefit of working in a variety of non profits including hospitals, universities and [...]
In an Exclusive interview, DARPAN sat down with the Immigration Minister to gain insight and his perspective on Canada’s current and future immigration system
Known as one of the most powerful men in Canada, Jason Kenny, the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism has been an integral member of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Cabinet and is [...]
For fans of Battlestar Galactica, the name Tory Foster and the beautiful face behind the sci-fi scientist aren’t unfamiliar. Best known for her portrayal of the presidential aide on the popular TV series, Rekha Sharma is an accomplished Canadian actor who has won over sci-fi fans, television audiences and stage-goers with her passionate portrayals of [...]
Growing up in a family where the field of arts galvanized an earnest passion amongst all, Sacha Dhawan was perhaps destined to follow a career as an actor. Starting at the age of 12 as a child actor, Dhawan has evolved to shine in diverse roles, including theatre, TV and films – proving his versatility [...]
It seems that every time I head to Rogers Arena to visit the Vancouver Canucks, it’s always a sunny day. This Saturday was no exception, it was so warm and wonderful, I thought spring was already upon us. As I entered the stadium, I could hear that practice had already started and found that I [...]
Anurag Kashyap spearheads the new wave of Indian cinema
Even for Indian cinema standards, Gangs of Wasseypur is a seriously epic film. Clocking five-hours-twenty, director Anurag Kashyap had to split his generational crime drama in two in order to show it in the Cannes and Toronto film festivals.
Gangs of Wasseypur is a singularly violent movie, not [...]
In the beginning, Deepa Mehta had no intention to adapt Salman Rushdie’s early classic Midnight’s Children. She had a long gestating project as a follow up to the gritty Heaven on Earth. Rushdie himself offered it, even accepted to write the screenplay. Mehta couldn’t say no to her friend.
Midnight’s Children, opening Nov. 2, portraits the [...]
Music is within the fabric of the soul. This holds true for Amar Jitla, or better known in music circles as DJ Lajit. As a teenager, he chose not to follow the conventions of a traditional career path, but dared to carve his own road and embark on an unknown musical journey.
His musical education is [...]
There is a famous saying that “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” In the history of humanity, we have had many great people deliver different kinds of contributions for the betterment of society. In our community and across the world, there have been people who fought for rights and equality, [...]