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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Community

Mentorship Series x People of The Community: Simran Jeet Singh

A compilation of insights from trailblazing South Asians by People of the Community.
Conversation

The Pursuit of Everything

The pursuit of everything was really just a nudging urgency to fill the nothingness.
Arts & culture

Ms. Marvel: Collective win for the diaspora

Ms. Marvel severely underrated by many despite the amazing diversity and showcase of culture
Conversation

Anxious mom series: The local vacation I almost didn’t take

Sharing my anxieties around travel, weddings, COVID, and life in general as an anxious mom.
Arts & culture

5 Female & Non-Binary South Asian DJs you should follow

They are giving us the freshest tunes with Desi influences
Community

Mentorship Series x People of The Community: Utkarsh Ambudkar

A compilation of insights from trailblazing South Asians by People of the Community.
Conversation

Why the way we treat divorced South Asian women is a matter of life and death

When will we stop shaming women for getting a divorce?
Arts & culture

Unpacking the appropriation of regional music in bollywood

Bollywood’s latest song remake fits within a long history of appropriating regional music
Poetry

Only Splinters to Remember You by Violet Myles

5XPoetry by Violet Myles.
Poetry

5 Rivers by RCK

5XPoetry by RCK
News

Canadian universities do not need a "free speech guardian"

No one needs a bureaucrat’s permission to be free. 
Conversation

"I didn't think anyone cared," South Asian man shares his challenges with mental health

It's important we create space for the men around us.

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.
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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.
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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
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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
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8/25/22