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The ANOKHI Community Spotlight is a space for small businesses, charities, and personal "hero" stories to receive awareness across our magazine blog during the weekends. These articles will also be shared across our social media platforms and be distributed to our newsletter community, totalling over 2 million active members, followers, and subscribers from around the world.

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South Asian Writer/Filmmaker Forges Her Own Path In America

Writer/Filmmaker Aayushi A. Shah realized the power of cinema as an art form while in high school in Mumbai, India. She decided then to dedicate her life to it, to mastering the art of filmmaking—a path which, although not easy, has led her to America. City: New York City, USA (originally from Mumbai, India) Website:


Event Alert: “Pardafash”-- A Stunning New Exhibit Is Focused On Amplifying Sikh Voices

In Rochester, New York, “Pardafash” (“To Reveal The Truth”) is an exhibit that set to open on July 8th through September 17th at the UUU Art Collective. By using a range of mediums including fabric sculpture, video installation, fashion design, AR, film, painting, and animation, 11 Sikh artists will reveal the hidden stories of their people and the trauma of recent historical tragedies - some of which are too difficult to speak about


EatSpreadLove Creates Dreamy Charcuterie Boards

Charcuterie boards are all the rage now, but in 2020 Mandy Punian knew even back then the magic that these delightful dishes bring to the table. And that's why she decided to take the leap and launch EatSpreadLove. With her incredible array of boards for one or many, this will raise your grazing experience to the next level!  My Business: Eat Spread


Clutcheeet Elevates The Handbag Game With Personalized Designs

Gunjan Suri wanted to elevate the handbag game. With clutches being the go-to formal accessory for South Asian women, finding something that stands out became her obsession. And that's why she decided to take it upon herself to create Clutcheeet. My Business: Clutcheeet City:  Toronto, Canada Follow Us: 


  • Here's Why You Can't Miss The Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival

    The highly-acclaimed Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival (VISAFF) is all set to bring an amazing weekend full of incredible cinematic fare from November 9-13 with a gala kick off on November 10th. Featuring 80 films, including 12 features and ...


  • Event Alert: Here's Why You Must See 'Svāhā!' by Nova Bhattacharya An "Epic Pageant Of Dance, Chant, And Ritual"

    Inspired by women and the "act of gathering", the show Svāhā! is created by award-winning choreographer Nova Bhattacharya, and is back after a two-year delay due to COVID-19! The magnetic celebration of all sorts of dance will be at the Bluma Appel Theatre in Toronto on September 16 and 17th. ...


  • Care Hangers Online Thrift Store Gives Back To The Community

    Born out of COVID-19 lockdown, online thrifting has flourished as a way to participate in the circular economy while being sustainable when it comes to clothing. That's why budding entrepreneur Hunyah Irfan decided to dive into digital when it comes to opening up her brand new shop. Care Hangers ...


  • Event Alert: The Voice Gavel Club Charity Event Set To Raise Money To Support Children In Need

    The Voice Gavel Club, a Toronto-based organization focused on helping youth develop public speaking and life skills, will be having their annual charity evening on Saturday June 25, 2022. celebrate this year's roster of youth speakers, as well as raise money to help child victims of abuse. ...


  • How Mubarak Cards Used Social To Become The Global Greeting Card

    Shivani Sharma wanted to venture out on her own with a new business. A single mom who was on her own at the age of 35 and found love again shortly thereafter, decided at 40 that she would start something of her own. Now 12 months later, Mubarak Cards, thanks to a solid Instagram following, have ...


  • DIVERSEcity Helps Newcomers Build The Life They Want In Canada

    At DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society, we help newcomers and other diverse communities build the life they want in Canada. Our free, multilingual programs and services in settlement, language, employment, community engagement and mental health provide them with information, skills and connectio ...


  • Our 2021 Roundup: Tired Of Swiping? Click Matchmaking Brings A Personal Approach To Finding Your Soulmate

    Launched in June of this year, Neeru Giri and Babita Atwal know that swiping your way to a successful relationship may not be for everyone. That's why they decided to dive into the matc ...


  • Desai Foundation Brought Back Their Iconic Diwali On The Hudson Gala

    Focused on the health and welfare of women and children the Desai Foundation has been bringing grassroots programming, vocational training, menstrual hygiene education and ...


  • Here's How Plan U Will Help You Achieve Optimal Nutritional Health

    Dr. Sapna Makhija knows that trying to keep healthy can be a challenge. Understanding that there's no such thing as a "one size fits all" type of program, she created PlanU where she provides customized personal coaching and mentoring sessions to help you achieve your nutritional health goals.  ...


  • Sign Up For BollyCORE's Movathon Fundraiser To Educate India's Underserved Children Through AIM for Seva

    Established in 1992, AIM For SEVA is a Canadian not-for-profit charity based in Ontario with a focus on providing education to the most disadvantaged children in India as a way out of child labour and poverty. AIM stands for “All India Movement”, and Seva which, as we know, is a part of our ...


  • Gold Medal Powerlifter Grounded Due To COVID Gives His Time To Help Frontline Workers In Vancouver

    Sumeet Sharma is a B.C. correctional officer who is also a competitive gold medal powerlifter. He was set to go to an internationally recognized competition in the Czech Republic in May but got grounded due to COVID-19. Sharma decided to make use of his time, so he along with his ...


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