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Aparita Bhandari
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I wrote about #Bollywood #film #ShubhMangalSaavdhan for +NOW Magazine Here's a part of my conversation with the film's writer Hitesh Kewalya exploring what it means to be a man in contemporary India today.

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I wrote about Indian #progressive #rock band Parvaaz and their month-long residency in #Toronto for +NOW Magazine

"[T]hose who attended a Toronto concert by Parvaaz last week might’ve been left surprised. Instead of “world music,” they got soaring guitar chords and extended drum solos – influences drawn from Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Indian folk traditions all mashed up with sublime Kashmiri and Urdu poetry."

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I produced a q Gateway segment for +q on cbc on #NusratFatehAliKhan

It has been 20 years since Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, who was known as the king of #qawwali music, has passed away. But his music lives on, in its original form, as well as remixes by producers across the world.

Singer-songwriter and music composer Haniya Aslam explains the genius of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. #sufi #Pakistan #worldmusic

Link to the segment on q: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/wednesday-aug-16-2017-linden-macintyre-ross-golan-bonnie-raitt-and-more-1.4248141/a-guide-to-the-music-of-nusrat-fateh-ali-khan-1.4249855

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Wrote this piece on Maria Qamar a.k.a. @hatecopy and her book Trust No Aunty for +NOW Magazine

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I wrote this piece for +Toronto Star on Pakistani musician #AtifAslam. Aslam performs in #Toronto at #AirCanadaCentre on Aug 5, 2017, along with #Bollywood singer #SonuNigam.

I first heard of Aslam, quite literally, when I heard his song "Woh Lamhe." Even today, that song takes me back. It's always a pleasure when celebrities decide to open up a little bit, and show a little bit of themselves. I was glad that Aslam told me his story, and I hope I have other occasions to speak to him more about his music, his life and his inspirations.

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I wrote this piece for +Toronto Star on Korean friends and restauranteurs Chae Kim, Yanghui Chae and Mi Young Park -- three women who run several successful Asian eateries, and give the idea of friendly competition a new meaning. #Toronto #Food #Bibimbap #KoreanBBQ #Udon

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I wrote this piece on making my Nani's mango pickle for +The Globe and Mail.

When we were young, porcelain jars would appear in my Nani's apartment balcony, in New Delhi, India. They contained my grandmother's mango pickle. For the longest time, I simply relied on my Nani to make a new batch. But that wasn't possible after we moved to #Toronto. So I tried to recreate that recipe. Turns out, I needed a little help of science, along side following tradition. #Food #Pickles

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I wrote about #Punjabi movie #SuperSingh starring #DiljitDosanjh #SonamBajwa for +Toronto Star It was lots of fun to interview him in Toronto, when he came for his Dream Tour concert.

“There’s Dark Knight. Man of Steel. Deadpool. We should have a Punjabi superhero too.”

Diljit can be full of jokes, but he was totally serious about this!

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My first piece for #NOW #Magazine. I spoke to #Toronto/#GTA author Pasha Malla about his new book #FugueStates.

He spoke about writing #Kashmir, expectations around second-generation immigrant fiction, and subverting tropes.

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I produced this story for +q on cbc on artist and musician +Vivek Shraya.

This story was such a joy to produce for many reasons. Vivek is a delight to interview, generous with her thoughts, and encouraging of conversation. And I got to listen to her new record Part Time Woman a bunch of times to weave in the #music. #Toronto #LGBTQ
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