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THE INDO-CANADIAN REPORT WITH RASHI KHILNANI

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The Indo-Canadian Report is heard Wednesdays to Fridays across India at 7:10am and 9:10pm (Delhi time) as part of RCI's English language program “The Link” with Marc Montgomery. The Report focuses on Canada-India relations, as well as the large Indo-Canadian community in Canada. The Report looks at all aspects of the relationship between the two countries, and looks at the immigrant community. Whether it's business or social questions, culture or entertainment, you'll find it on the Indo-Canadian Report. If you have questions, comments or suggestions the Report's direct e-mail address is india@rcinet.ca or contact us through our Facebook group here.

Indo Canadian Report - The Dal Route

As we come to the end of radio on Radio Canada International, our Indo Canadian Report columnist Rashi Khilnani is about to embark on a grand adventure that will take her from Saskatchewan to India. Canada, and specifically Saskatchewan, is the largest lentil exporter to India, the world's largest consumer of this tasty legume.

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Sweet treat from India

The Alphonso mango, dubbed the king of mangoes with good reason, is a fruit that is only available for three months of the year from a certain area of India in which it grows. Indians from all over the country are mad about the succulent fruit and so are Indo-Canadians. The Link’s Rashi Khilnani tells us more.

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Komagata Maru relevant today

Gemini award winning filmmaker Ali Kazimi takes a look at the Komagata Maru incident, where a ship carrying 376 immigrants from British India was not allowed to land in Vancouver harbour. Kazimi's new book, "Undesirables: White Canada and the Komagata Maru", seeks to tell the truth about this incident.

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North America's first Vastu hotel

The Annex Quest House in Toronto says it is the first North American hotel to be built while keeping the Indian architectural science of Vastu in mind. Rashi Khilnani visited the Quest House last week.

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Ratna Omidvar reflects on changes to Canada’s immigration law

Recent changes in immigration selection have had plenty of Canadians abuzz, including Order of Canada recipient Ratna Omidvar. Ms. Omidvar is the President of the Maytree Foundation, which promotes diversity, fights poverty and assists immigrants in settling into Canada and finding work here. The Link’s Rashi Khilnani met up with her in Toronto, where she told Rashi why she agrees with the government in the short-term, but is concerned about the long-term consequences of the policies on the Canadian landscape.

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Coca-Cola partners in public health initiative

A public health non-governmental organisation, ColaLife, which aims to deliver lifesaving medicines into remote areas of the developing world is partnering with a corporation with a network that reaches far into these areas: Coca-Cola. Columnist Rashi Khilnani tells Marc Montgomery about this innovative way to carry medicines.

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Social activist Jaggi Singh reflects on Quebec’s student strikes

Several thousand students have taken to the streets in the province of Quebec this week to protest university tuition hikes. Some press reports say the students are protesting for reasons more than just tuition. Jaggi Singh, one of Canada's highest profile social justice activists, tells Marc Montgomery why he feels inspired by the students and why strikes are sometimes necessary.

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India battles pharmaceutical giant Novartis

Canadians weigh in on whether this could affect the pharmaceutical industry in this country. Reporter Rashi Khilnani joins host Marc Montgomery.

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Canada to contribute to India’s food security

Ryan Touhey is the Director of the Chanchlani India Policy Centre at the University of Waterloo. He met with other scholars earlier this week to map out a conference on food security issues in India. He spoke with The Link’s Rashi Khilnani earlier this week about why India's food security should matter to Canada.


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Canadian efforts to boost trade with India

When the federal budget was announced last month, much emphasis was placed on improving trade with growing economies, specifically India. This comes as no surprise. India has a relatively high growth rate in what feels like an epidemic of recessions. But some experts believe that money and effort spent on increasing trade with India may not yield the results the Canadian government is hoping for.


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