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Abhinaya  Natesh

Abhinaya Natesh

Abhinaya Natesh began her journalistic career as a student in Chennai, India where she interned at one of the country’s top-reputed news organizations. She wrote about versatile subjects, including community stories, entertainment, business and politics.
In one of the more memorable moments in her career, she had the opportunity to interview the now-Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin.
From the land where Mozart of Madras, AR Rahman (the composer of the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack) was born, Abhinaya moved to Thunder Bay, Ontario. There, she spent three years studying film production and freelancing about local businesses before making the trek to the West Coast.
She’s enthusiastic about exploring beautiful British Columbia and immersing herself in the cultures of Burnaby and New Westminster, in particular.
When not working, Abhinaya — which is Sanskrit for dance/expression — can be found dancing herself (as she’s a classical Bharatnatyam dancer), travelling and talking about movies and pop culture.

Recent Work by Abhinaya

Truth and Reconciliation Day: 'It's interesting who gets erased from history' Métis poet in New West shares story

Truth and Reconciliation Day: 'It's interesting who gets erased from history' Métis poet in New West shares story

Jónína Kirton, Red River Métis/Icelandic poet, author, and facilitator, speaks about intergenerational trauma and her Métis identity ahead of National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30.
Burnaby players swing into action in world's widest-reaching amateur cricket league

Burnaby players swing into action in world's widest-reaching amateur cricket league

Burnaby hosts the final match of the debut season of amateur cricket league, Last Man Stands.
Where to find the cheapest gas in Burnaby?

Where to find the cheapest gas in Burnaby?

Count on gas prices to rise as British Columbia sees another hike. Gas prices are currently at over $2 per litre, prompting drivers to search for local pumps that offer the least painful fill-ups. Several gas stations in Burnaby hover around $2.
Affordable rental homes and child care spaces open in Burnaby

Affordable rental homes and child care spaces open in Burnaby

15 new affordable rental homes and 37 child care spaces are now open in Burnaby for families and people living with disabilities.
Ghostly greetings as Burnaby welcomes residents for a spooktacular Halloween

Ghostly greetings as Burnaby welcomes residents for a spooktacular Halloween

For the first-time in B.C., Halloween attraction Pumpkins After Dark features over 6,000 handcrafted pumpkins by Canadian artists to provide a family treat
Canadian artist unveils art installation to commemorate decade-long development in Burnaby

Canadian artist unveils art installation to commemorate decade-long development in Burnaby

Douglas Coupland unveils art installation at Station Square, Metrotown, commemorating a decade-long development project's completion.
Burnaby dance studio welcomes young dancers for full-year program

Burnaby dance studio welcomes young dancers for full-year program

Burnaby non-profit brings back programs for dancers aged 6 to 18 after a long break during the pandemic.
New interactive, after-dark Halloween experience coming to Burnaby

New interactive, after-dark Halloween experience coming to Burnaby

Grab a bow and arrows for a "one-of-a-kind" interactive haunted village experience in Warner Loat Park this Halloween season.
Metrotown sees friendly neighbourhood superheroes suit up for a good cause

Metrotown sees friendly neighbourhood superheroes suit up for a good cause

Participants put on their superhero capes for this year's annual Easter Seals Drop Zone fundraiser in Burnaby's Metrotown on Sept. 13.
Queen's death highlights debate over future of monarchy in Canada

Queen's death highlights debate over future of monarchy in Canada

SFU history professor Nicolas Kenny speaks about the future of the monarchy in Canada and the change in the political landscape.