Celebrating International Women's Month: A South Asian Perspective

International Women's Month is a beacon of empowerment, celebration, and advocacy encapsulating women's struggles, achievements, and aspirations across the region. Rooted in history, culture, and contemporary challenges, this month in South Asia is a pivotal moment for reflection and action towards gender equality. South Asia boasts a rich tapestry of historical narratives where women played pivotal roles in shaping societies and driving chang


These Desi Spices Will Put You In The Mood For Valentine's Day

It’s no secret that South Asian spices are packed with flavour and fantastic health benefits. But what do some popular South Asian spices and Valentine’s Day have in common? Aside from being good for you in terms of being anti-inflammatory, boosting the immune system, and more, spices also have some more pleasurable purposes that can spice up your upcoming Valentine’s Day! Check out our list below of South Asian spices that contain ap


Is Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina A Problem For Bangladesh?

On January 7, Sheikh Hasina, leader of the Awami League (AL), secured her five-term as Bangladeshi prime minister amid a boycott by the principal opposition party, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) led by former PM Khaleda Zia, who is currently in jail. The vote has been panned as ‘’controversial’’, ‘’sham’’, and ‘’one-sided’’, amid an opposition boycott, claiming of rigging, violent incidents, and low voter turnout.


How Dr. Danister Perera Is Unlocking Sri Lanka's Indigenous Medical Secrets In Palm Leaves

Sri Lanka is world renowned for its tea and stunning beaches … but did you know that it also has its own indigenous medical traditions that have been captured for centuries in palm leaf manuscripts called olas?  Dr. Danister Perera, whose impressive academic background includes being an Ayurvedic doctor, earning a master’s degree in plant ethnography and an MPh


  • The Inaugural Lit Gala Celebrated Diwali Raising Funds For Girls Education In Rural India

    Adding another must-go social event to Toronto's philanthropic calendar, The first annual The Lit Gala brought together a ballroom-filled crowd of 30+ South Asians and those who support our community in a Diwali fundraiser geared ...


  • How The Modern South Asian Metrosexual Is Breaking Stereotypes

    When it comes to certain esthetics the "Metrosexual" look has been capturing the attention of a key demographic since it was coined back in the early 2000s. However as with any trend which comes across as timeless, there has been certain changes and reinterpretations on this classic look. Our co ...


  • Rupi Kaur Refuses Biden's Diwali Invitation Due To The Administration's Support Of Israel's Actions In Gaza

    Poet and author Rupi Kaur used Instagram to publicly refuse the Biden administration's Diwali invitation on the grounds that President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris along with their entire administration have been openly supportive of Israel's devastating attacks on the people of Ga ...


  • Why Nurturing International Students Is Key To Canada's Growth

    Canada celebrated for its commitment to inclusivity and opportunity, has emerged as a global hub for international students seeking to pursue their dreams. Yet, beneath the shining allure of the Canadian Dream lies a critical narrative of the struggles faced by these students. Moving from the Ea ...


  • India Vs Canada: Is This The Start Of A New Cold War?

    With harsh words and actions heating up between India and Canada over Trudeau's allegations that India's politicos (namely Modi) was behind the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar back in June, the global alliances have been watching silently and intensely. With diplomatic ties fraying at rapid pace ...


  • Event Alert: The Women Empowerment Awards Honours Change-Making Women In Exclusive Gala

    After an incredibly successful debut last year, Women Empowerment Awards presented by Rogers Communications Inc. in association with Mantella Corporation returns to Toronto on September 22nd, in a gala honouring women f ...


  • Chandrayaan-3 Moon Landing Signals The Dawn Of India's New Space Age

    The historic landing of India's Chandrayaan-3 has become a global moment for India, marking it as the fourth country in the history of space travel to venture to the moon. Here's why this signals a historic moment for India's ambitious space industry.  A Celestial Celebration ...


  • Ask Dr. Monica Vermani: Our Cultural Differences May Threaten Our Marriage

    We continue our series where Dr. Monica Vermani answers questions about life, love and everything in between. Dr. Monica Vermani is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in treating trauma, stress and mood & anxiety disorders, and the founder of Start Living Corporate Wellness. Sh ...


  • #ANOKHI20: From Head-To-Heels Here Is Raj Girn’s Complete Fashion & Beauty Breakdown

    ANOKHI Founder & CEO Raj Girn ever disappoints when it come to bringing her red-carpet A game! Check out her #ANOKHI20 full stylish breakdown from head-to-toe, all direct from The ANOKHI Emerald Event Series! Raj Girn's vision when it came to presenting her unique presence throughout ...


  • #ANOKHI20: The ANOKHI Emerald Brunch Highlighted The Importance Of Mental Health Awareness Within The South Asian Community

    The second fabulous event as part of the ANOKHI EMERALD SERIES celebrating 20 years of ANOKHI is the ANOKHI EMERALD BRUNCH. Held at the Westin Airport Hotel in Toronto on Saturday, June 17th, The ANOKHI EMERALD BRUNCH hosted a lively and attentive full house who were ready to ...


  • #ANOKHI20: Celebrating 20 Years While Honouring South Asian Empire Builders With Star-Studded Celebrity Fashion Show, Mental Health Awareness Brunch & Entertainment Gala

    We did it! With 3 amazing events spanning 2 days, ANOKHI LIFE, North America’s longest running multimedia, multi-platform brand about South Asian pop culture, lifestyle, and entertainment celebrated its 20th Anniversary this past weekend June 16th - June 17th in Toronto. The ...


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