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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.

This is a completely free service that we are providing to South Asians centric initiatives from anywhere in the world, to support those who cannot afford to advertise. If you or someone you know could benefit from this service, please email us at [email protected], for a chance to be featured. Good luck!

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. Here are full details on why you need to book your $15 tickets now!  My Organization/Event: Svāhā! C

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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 Online Thrift Store brings to the thrift enthusiasts her growing collection of cute preloved goodies with portion of proceeds going to various commun

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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. My Organization/Event: The Voice Gavel Club: Youth Serving Youth Fundraiser For World Life Institute Canada City

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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 clients from all over the world who are ordering her cool cards for their own celebrations. Shivani shares her story. My Business

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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.  ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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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  • SAGA Foundation Creates A Platform To Increase Awareness Of The Global South Asian Art World

    In 2005, Ali Adil Khan, a globally renowned art lover, critic and collector, created the South Asian Gallery Of Art (SAGA) a commercial art gallery which focuses on showcasing and selling key art works from the South Asian art world. One year ago in 2019, Khan expanded it even further by creating th ...

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  • Shayde Beauty Tackles Hyperpigmentation & Acne Scars For South Asian Skintones

    Shay Paresh has been dealing with hyperpigmentation and acne scars and she realized that there wasn't anything out there to handle the melanin-rich skintones such as hers. So she decided to do something about it. Introducing Shayde Beauty!  My Business: ...

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  • The Beauty Market Offers Personalized Online Shopping & Virtual Beauty Consults For Those Looking To Amp Up Their Skincare

    COVID-19 has caused various businesses to pivot in order to be sustainable in this new world. That includes Infuse Med Spa. In November, founder ...

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  • South Asian Sexual And Mental Health Alliance Wants To Shed Light On Taboo Topics For South Asian Youth

    South Asian Sexual And Mental Health Alliance (SASMHA) was created to help South Asian youth get the support they needed to tackle taboo topics such as cultural identity, sexual health, mental health and LGBTQIA+ issues. Through various workshops including their Brown Taboo Project initiative, S ...

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  • The Woodsman Beard Launches Balms & Oils For The Perfect Beard

    Bobby Dhillon wanted to create something to help with men and their beards. The Woodsman Beard brings an exclusive collection of oils and balms to "help amplify your beard's identity". Launched in spring of this year, The Woodsman Beard aims to add an element of care to men's skin and haircare r ...

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