Open Chest Interview with Hard Kaur

You really know you’ve made it big when a Starbucks coffee is named after you in India–‘Hard Kaur Hip Hop Combo’. Born in India as Taran Kaur Dhillon, UK’s Queen of Hip Hop, Hard Kaur’s life has been a journey from India to the UK, rags to riches — a story indicative of any immigrant community. Bullied at school because of her Indi


An Intimate Look at Heaven on Earth

Through the Eyes of Producer-Director-Scriptwriter Deepa Mehta Heaven on Earth, which saw its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this year, is a must-see film about the universal intricacies surrounding abuse. The horrors of abuse are seen through the perspectives of each member of a Canadian-Punjabi im


Publisher's Message, Fall 2008

Strong, Talented, Resourceful & Successful Celebrating Today’s South Asian Women! As the festive season is upon us, none of us need an excuse to celebrate; it’s mandatory this time of year. But I have a reason to pop the cork and click my flute this issue. I had the rare opportunity this past summer to connect with some of the South Asian community's female


Editor's Note, Fall 2008

It’s impossible to digest any news these days without thinking of major change-some of it imposed and some of it warmly embraced-looming on the horizon. Hearing about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the world anxiously watches as the American housing market faces its worst downturn since the Great Depression. We are continuously bombarded with stories about mounting bad debt and corporate collapses. Then, there is the exciting US presidential e


  • Chemical Romance

    Is the Honeymoon Over? Almond oil, meadowsweet, cucumber. Is this lunch in the gardens of Buckingham Palace or a stroll through your local Sephora? What are we putting on our faces in the name of beauty, and more importantly, why? ...


  • Little Hands, Little Mouths

    How to Stay Healthy Being Dr. Mom is a tough job. You work hard all year round to ensure that you’re practicing the best prevention habits to protect your family from various germs and illnesses, such as influen ...


  • Wisdom for Living?

    It Starts at the World’s Best Ayurvedic Retreats These days, every spa worth its bathrobes offers ayurveda-inspired treatments, thanks to the ever increasing popularity of this 5000-year-old science of life. ...


  • Bollywood Myth versus Everyday Realism

    The Importance of Film Ratings Bollywood-a euphoric world of fantasy like no other. It’s an escape from the everyday hardships of reality and an opportunity to completely immerse oneself into the perpetual land of happily ever after. As ...


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