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Aparita Bhandari
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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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This was the last episode in my +Toronto Star #HowToEat series. Even though summer seems to be playing a bit of hide and seek with us in 2017, you don't really need the weather as an excuse to indulge in eating lobsters.

Lobsters can be intimidating for newbies like me, and a host/guide who can explain how to crack open the shell and dig into a meat helps. Big thanks to Bronwen Clark at Rodney's Oyster House in #Toronto, who was my guide.

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I wrote about #Indian #indie #movies showcased at +IFFSA Toronto TV for +The Globe and Mail; they explore topics that once were thought of as film festival fare, and are finding a larger audience. #LipstickUnderMyBurkha #Newton
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