Anupreet Sandhu Bhamra

 

Anupreet Sandhu Bhamra is a Vancouver-based blogger who deconstructs identity from the lens of her personal and professional life. A journalist with transnational experience, she is an award-winning broadcaster, print and web reporter who has reported across major media platforms - print, television and web for over 15 years.

She is also a certified Yoga teacher and helps people connect with this ancient Indian holistic discipline. She draws from her own Yoga practice and lifestyle to dispel the myths around Yoga. Chosen as the Top 30 Ultimate Blogger, and 15 of the Best Canadian Parent Tweeters, her blog has also been nominated for Canadian Weblog Awards.

In the past, she has been a recipient of prestigious national Broadcaster of the Future Award by Global Television, worked for The Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun, and US-based NBC News for the coverage of 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. Prior to that, she was a daily news anchor for Channel M (now OMNI). Her work has also appeared in online web magazine, The Tyee. In India, she has worked for two national newspapers, The Indian Express and The Hindustan Times. She received her Master of Journalism degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia in 2009. While at the school, she was a recipient of prestigious university and private academic scholarships.

Stop cultural appropriation of Yoga: Yoga is all about Hinduism, without the "ism"

Yoga is not teaching religion. Or is it? A California judge has ruled that Yoga in a public school’s fitness program does not amount to teaching children religion because it is rooted...

Why free food is not the highlight of Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan parade

Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan parade is not about free food. Period. I am tired of hearing the phrase “free food” in some media coverage without giving a context to it. Yes, the food is served free of cost...

Terrorism has no race, culture, or accent

The first of the many tweets in reaction to the twin bombings at the Boston marathon: “Oh God, please, let it not be a Muslim”. “Please don’t be Arabs or Muslims”. The blasts, now...

Why self-defense and other “solutions” can’t end rape culture

Last month, I wrote how patriarchy and racism give birth to rape culture, not a drunk woman or her miniskirt. It generated quite a response, but for any blogger, academic researcher, activist, and...

Patriarchy and racism give birth to rape culture, not a drunk woman or her miniskirt

The 16-year-old Steubenville rape victim went through a horrifying rape ordeal – she was raped, tossed around like a sex toy, photographed and mocked. It just didn’t happen once and stopped...

Surrey's Rakhi project: “Banding Together Against Domestic Violence” or against Indian culture?

Rakhi, also known as 'Raksha bandhan' or 'Rakhri', is an Indian festival that celebrates the bond between a sister and her brother. The ceremony is fairly simple: sisters tie rakhi, a...