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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Arts & culture

How the portrayal of leading ladies in Bollywood impacted my idea of what it means to be a suitable partner

Why does Bollywood sell only one ‘perfect’ leading lady as an acceptable love match?
Community

4 Asian Heritage Month events to Check out in Vancouver

Some exciting events to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander month in Vancouver.
Conversation

Why can’t we let female celebrities age in peace?

Madonna’s viral TikTok and aging under public scrutiny.
Conversation

The stigma of being a working mom in the South Asian community

You don't stop being a person when you become a mom
Conversation

How I've come to deal with my relationship to toxic productivity

A series of musings on our societal culture of toxic productivity.
What's trending

Kim Kardashian’s Marilyn Monroe moment is about more than just the dress

It’s time we stop glamorizing disordered eating and fad diets
What's trending

Discourses I hated: When the obsession with celebrity and fixation with true crime intersect

Johnny Depp, Megan Fox, Selling Sunset & more.
Community

How this local yoga therapist is “Reclaiming Joy” and creating safe spaces for women of colour

A conversation with yoga therapist Harmeet Kaur, discussing joy and creating safe spaces for BIPOC.
Conversation

Sh*t you can't ask your parents: My friend's boyfriend sucks

"She thinks she won’t find anyone else if they break up."

Meet You at the Light: a beautiful depiction of love, responsibility and patience

A sit down with the music video's director Alexander Farah after the video's win at SXSW.

Financial Literacy: The language I was never taught to speak in my South Asian home

Financial literacy was not in my lexicon growing up.
What's trending

Editor's Note: 20 years of Bend it Like Beckham

What was once straight must now be bent

All ARTICLES

Arts & culture

How the portrayal of leading ladies in Bollywood impacted my idea of what it means to be a suitable partner

Why does Bollywood sell only one ‘perfect’ leading lady as an acceptable love match?
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5/11/22
Poetry

Poems on heartbreak, by Tasheal Gill

A collection by 5XPress writer Tasheal Gill.
Read Article
5/11/22
Community

4 Asian Heritage Month events to Check out in Vancouver

Some exciting events to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander month in Vancouver.
Read Article
5/11/22
News

Anti-Sikh attacks have been on the rise in recent months in the U.S.

Four Sikh elders have been attacked in parts of New York over the last month.
Read Article
5/11/22
Conversation

Why can’t we let female celebrities age in peace?

Madonna’s viral TikTok and aging under public scrutiny.
Read Article
5/5/22
Conversation

How I've come to deal with my relationship to toxic productivity

A series of musings on our societal culture of toxic productivity.
Read Article
5/4/22
Conversation

Interracial Dating as an Indo-Canadian man

Family dynamics, family functions, and unlearning ingrained biases.
Read Article
5/4/22