About 5X Press

Culture, community and conversation. 5X Press is the essential South Asian youth culture magazine in Canada, covering all things arts & culture, trending topics, news, & so much more. We connect our community to one another, and to the world. 5X Press is written and published in Surrey, BC, by a team of 14 writers. Edited by Rumneek Johal.

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Conversation

Anxious mom series: Why I spent a lot of time crying in my car last year

Struggling through my daughter’s separation anxiety this past year has been tough.
Community

Mentorship Series x People of The Community: Jasmin Kaur

Insights from trailblazing South Asians.
Conversation

Returning myself to a soft, gentle kind of love

A gentle love is an unwavering partnership, grounded in flaws, change, and joy.
Arts & culture

Soni Pabla Lives on for Eternity in Posthumous Track ‘She’s the One’

Ikky gives late Punjabi singer Soni Pabla a comeback to continue his legacy
Arts & culture

My reflections on “A Place for Us” and the role of family, faith and trauma

A review of Fatima Farheen Mirza’s debut novel and the interweaving themes it explores
Conversation

The Andrew Tates of the world learn misogyny at home and it's time we take action

The Paul Brar’s and Andrew Tate’s of the world can be found in our own homes.
What's trending

Ranveer Singh faces backlash for baring it all

India pushes political agenda by punishing Ranveer Singh for self-expression
Poetry

Somatic Play

Poetry

boots in the sky

Poetry

Mrs. Church

Conversation

On Mandeep Kaur and the cycle of failure in the Punjabi community

The cycle of failure in our community must end. It truly is a matter of life and death. 
Arts & culture

Beyoncé ushers in a new era with Renaissance

The Beyhive was blessed with new music this summer from their favourite queen.

All ARTICLES

Arts & culture

Season 2 of "Desi Me Dating" pops off

Desi Me Dating by PopShift is back for season 2 and is a must-watch.
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9/27/22
Community

Finding a new “Identity of Wellness”

5XPress sits down with Summan Kandola, entrepreneur and wellness activist about her new documentary.
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9/14/22
Arts & culture

Pallavi Sharda on Netflix’s "Wedding Season" and the power of South Asian representation

5XPress sat down with actress Pallavi Sharda to talk all things “Wedding Season”
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9/7/22
Conversation

Anxious mom series: Why I spent a lot of time crying in my car last year

Struggling through my daughter’s separation anxiety this past year has been tough.
Read Article
9/7/22
Conversation

Returning myself to a soft, gentle kind of love

A gentle love is an unwavering partnership, grounded in flaws, change, and joy.
Read Article
8/31/22
Arts & culture

Soni Pabla Lives on for Eternity in Posthumous Track ‘She’s the One’

Ikky gives late Punjabi singer Soni Pabla a comeback to continue his legacy
Read Article
8/31/22
Arts & culture

My reflections on “A Place for Us” and the role of family, faith and trauma

A review of Fatima Farheen Mirza’s debut novel and the interweaving themes it explores
Read Article
8/25/22