Neethan Shan

New Bollywood dance troupe perform at Toronto Mela

They came together just two months ago. Then it was a family wedding. On this day it was centre stage at Toronto Mela Summer Festival held at Scarborough Town Centre. The informal Bollywood dance troupe Suriyakumar and her cousins formed were part of an event hosted by Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) on Sept. 7.

South Asian culture shines through on rainy day

The weather put a damper on festivities at Scarborough Town Centre, but it was far from a complete washout. Attendance was down at this year’s Toronto Mela Summer Festival, which took place on a rainy Sept. 7. The 2012 event drew 2,000 people, almost double the 1,200 who braved the rain this year.

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Voters paint Scarborough red

Voters painted Scarborough red again on Oct. 6, with all six ridings remaining in Liberal hands. Scarborough-Guildwood was expected to be a tight race between MPP Maragrett Best and PC candidate Gary Elis, a former police superintendent in 42 and 43 Divisions. The results, though, told a different story.

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Budget cuts blind to poor, homeless

It may be just another budget meeting, but at least this time residents got to tell city council what they thought. At the Jan. 20 meeting at the Scarborough Civic Centre, residents complained about bus route cuts but also brought up major service cuts throughout the budget.

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Young voters need an innovative push to polling stations

You have to wonder how young voters made their ballot decisions on Oct. 25.
Candidates need to use interesting, non-traditional ways to advertise to resonate better with today’s youth. Here’s a thought: politicians could try getting their point across by showing up at a local Tim Hortons and buying every eligible young voter’s coffee — they just need to remember to send out a Facebook invite first.