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News 1130 Radio – October 29 2016 – Will gang attacks become more brazen?

Will gang attacks become more brazen? October 29, 2016 By Mike Lloyd and John Streit – News 1130 Lower Mainland (NEWS1130) – We’ve seen some bold attacks over the past couple of weeks and a very gruesome roadside crime scene, but one gang expert warns things could get even worse in the coming years. Author […]

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News 1130 Radio – October 27 2016 – Tough to stop shootings, gruesome violence: gang expert

Tough to stop shootings, gruesome violence: gang expert October 27, 2016 By Mike Lloyd and John Streit – News 1130 Vancouver (NEWS1130) – Just over a week after a senior member of the Hells Angels was shot dead in Langley, there have been several other brazen incidents in Metro Vancouver, including a daylight shooting in […]

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Maclean’s Magazine – August 2016 – Canada’s Stories: 1976 Profile Ranj Dhaliwal

Canada’s Stories: Maclean’s Magazine Profile Ranj Dhaliwal August 2016 By Luc Rinaldi – Maclean’s Magazine Ranj Dhaliwal rides a custom-built Harley Davidson and practices jujitsu. He’s six foot two and has a thick, dark beard. He’s the author of the Daaku series, the first novels about British Columbia’s Indo-Canadian gang wars. He is not, however, […]

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News 1130 Radio – April 7 2016 – Surrey author gives insight into recent spike in violence

Surrey author gives insight into recent spike in violence April 7, 2016 By Dean Recksielder and Martin Macmahon – News 1130 Surrey (NEWS1130) – As police in Surrey try to get a handle on all the gun violence south of the Fraser River this year, author of ‘Daaku: The Gangster’s Life,’ has an idea about […]

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Daaku Collection – Gangland – Author Letter

Due to an injury in recent years, my writing has slowed down some and Gangland will not be released in 2016. My commitment to writing stories that move the reader into my fictional world is something I value dearly and cannot force the written word onto paper that does not reflect that commitment. I continue to […]

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News 1130 Radio – June 14 2015 – Will new RCMP officers make a difference in Surrey?

Will new RCMP officers make a difference in Surrey? June 14, 2015 By Alison Bailey – News 1130 Surrey (NEWS1130) – After two shootings in as many days in Surrey following the deployment of twenty more RCMP officers, there are questions about how much of a difference those officers will make. An author and speaker […]

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Huffington Post – May 7 2015 – These People Prove Surrey, B.C. Is More Than Shootings

These People Prove Surrey, B.C. Is More Than Shootings May 7, 2015 By Ty Clark – The Huffington Post […] Ranj Dhaliwal BC (The Huffington Post) – Growing up in Surrey, many of Ranj Dhaliwal’s friends and acquaintances were caught up in drug and gang lifestyles, which claimed many lives in the South Asian community. […]

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News 1130 Radio – March 11 2015 – Three shootings in less than 24 hours are linked: Surrey RCMP

Three shootings in less than 24 hours are linked: Surrey RCMP March 11, 2015 By Martin MacMahon and Joanne Abshire – News 1130 Surrey (NEWS1130) – A trio of shootings in Surrey within 19 hours were all connected, according to the RCMP. Surrey’s gang unit is now involved in the investigation looking into the violence […]

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News 1130 Radio – February 19 2015 – Will the accusations against Abbotsford officers affect progress made in reducing gang activity?

Will the accusations against Abbotsford officers affect progress made in reducing gang activity? Officers being investigated for misconduct February 19, 2015 By Sonia Aslam – News 1130 Abbotsford (NEWS1130) – Over the past few years, the Abbotsford Police Department has cut down on the amount of gang activity in the city. Does yesterday’s announcement of […]

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Desi Today Magazine – December 2014/January 2015 – COVER STORY

COVER STORY: Desi Delight Ranj Dhaliwal promises sequel to saga – but not just yet December 2014/January 2015 Desi Today Magazine Ranj Dhaliwal’s major claim to fame has been his two-book fictional Daaku saga. The first book, titled Daaku, came out in October 2006, and its realistic portrayal of one young Indo-Canadian youth’s journey through […]

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News 1130 Radio – November 3 2014 – Between 2006 and March 2014 there were 160 gang-related homicides in BC

Parents encouraged to talk with kids about dangers of gangs Between 2006 and March 2014 there were 160 gang-related homicides in BC November 3, 2014 By Shannon Brennan – News 1130 Vancouver (NEWS1130) – Educating the community, kids and families is an important first step when it comes to gang prevention, according to the Combined […]

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News 1130 Radio – October 2 2014 – First verdicts in Surrey Six trial expected today

First verdicts in Surrey Six trial expected today Cody Haevischer, Matthew Johnston charged with conspiracy, first-degree murder October 2, 2014 By Mike Lloyd – News 1130 Surrey (NEWS1130) – Almost seven years to the day after a bloodbath that shocked the entire country, the first verdicts are expected this morning in the Surrey Six trial. […]

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News 1130 Radio – September 9 2014 – Another BC gang arrest tied to Alberta

Another BC gang arrest tied to Alberta Expert says it’s more proof organized crime is capitalizing on that province September 9, 2014 By Anita Bathe – News 1130 VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – An arrest of another BC gang member who has ties to Alberta is more proof our organized crime groups are capitalizing on that market, […]

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Daaku Series – July 29 2014

Daaku Series July 29, 2014 Surrey, BC Author Ranj Dhaliwal hints at releasing novels Daaku: Gangland and Daaku: Gang Related back-to-back. With the success of two novels in the Daaku series under his belt, Ranj Dhaliwal may be hinting at releasing two more novels in the series closer apart than his previous releases. “Due to […]

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News 1130 Radio – March 11 2014 – Is enough being done to stop BC gang expansion?

Is enough being done to stop BC gang expansion? March 11, 2014 By Anita Bathe – News 1130 A local expert doesn’t think enough is being done to make sure kids aren’t getting sucked into the gang scene. It comes after another deadly shooting Monday night in Vancouver. Author and Speaker Ranj Dhaliwal says recruiting […]

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News 1130 Radio – January 3, 2014 – Red Scorpions leader confirmed as victim of deadly stabbing

Red Scorpions leader confirmed as victim of deadly stabbing January 3, 2014 By Anita Bathe – News 1130 ABBOTSFORD (NEWS1130) – The man who died after walking into the Abbotsford Auto Mall yesterday with a stab wound to the neck was a high-profile gang leader. It was Matthew Campbell, 31, with the Red Scorpions; he […]

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CKNW News The World Today – June 26 2013 – Sikh community and law enforcement officials coming together for what’s being billed as an “unprecedented summit” on youth gang violence.

Gord Macdonald of the CKNW News talk show The World Today speaks to Ranj Dhaliwal about the Sikh community and law enforcement officials coming together for what’s being billed as an “unprecedented summit” on youth gang violence

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House of Commons Canada Certificate Awarded to Ranj Dhaliwal – February 2013

Jasbir Sandhu, Member of Parliament and Official Opposition Critic for the Asia Pacific Gateway has recognized author Ranj Dhaliwal’s important work and dedicated support to youth gang and crime prevention by presenting him with a Certificate of Acknowledgement from the House of Commons Canada. Ranj Dhaliwal is a Surrey-based author who has written two best-selling […]

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CKNW News Radio The World Today – January 16 2013 – Continuing gang violence in the British Columbia underworld

Jon McComb of the CKNW News talk show The World Today speaks to Ranj Dhaliwal about the continuing gang violence in the British Columbia underworld.

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News 1130 Radio – January 16 2013 – Gang shootings becoming more professional: expert

Gang shootings becoming more professional: expert A time lapse between retaliatory shootings shows patience January 16, 2013 By Jesse Johnston – News 1130 SURREY (NEWS1130) – Four bodies in three shootings so far this week in Surrey — should we be concerned about about a spike gang violence? “We do get these episodes every so […]

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Indo-Canadian Voice Newspaper – November 30 2012 – Police Need To Do A Lot More, Says Expert

Police Need To Do A Lot More, Says Expert November 30, 2012 By Sunil Narula – Indo-Canadian Voice In another brazen incident of targeted daylight shooting, high-profile Surrey gangster Sukh Dakh (28) and his bodyguard Thomas Mantel (30) were shot dead at a busy Burnaby hotel Monday morning. These latest murders have once again brought […]

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CKNW News Radio Phillip Till Show – November 30 2012 – Escalating gang violence in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland

Phillip Till of CKNW speaks to Ranj Dhaliwal about the escalating gang violence in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.

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The Province Newspaper – November 29 2012 – B.C. GANG WAR

B.C. GANG WAR November 29, 2012 By Ian Austin – The Province The brazen daylight murder of Sukh Dhak and his bodyguard, Thomas Mantel, will lead to further power struggles in B.C.’s lucrative gang business, predicts a gang expert and author. “The public shouldn’t mistake this gangland murder of Sukh Dhak as the end of […]

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News 1130 Radio – November 27 2012 – Escalating gang violence in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland

Amelia John of News 1130 Radio speaks to Ranj Dhaliwal about the escalating gang violence in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.

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CKNW News Radio The World Today – November 27 2012

Gord Macdonald of CKNW speaks to Ranj Dhaliwal on The World Today about the escalating gang violence in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.

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News 1130 Radio – November 27 2012 – Well-known gangster was shot dead at a Burnaby hotel

Well-known gangster was shot dead at a Burnaby hotel? November 27, 2012 By Jesse Johnston – News 1130 BURNABY (NEWS1130) – One of the two men gunned down at a hotel in Burnaby yesterday had a long list of enemies. News1130 has learned Sukh Dhak was one of the victims. Last year, the Combined Forces […]

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CKNW News Radio Sean Leslie Show – October 21 2012

Sean Leslie of CKNW speaks to Ranj Dhaliwal about “politicians using the cloak of gang violence to legalize marijuana as a way to score PR points with voters.” Some of Ranj Dhaliwal’s recent statements on this issue: “I don’t think politicians are doing anything more than using the cloak of gang violence and legalizing marijuana […]

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CKNW News Radio The Bill Good Show – September 10 2012

Bill Good of the CKNW News talk show The Bill Good Show speaks to Ranj Dhaliwal about the escalating gang violence in the British Columbia underworld, and the Port Moody residents’ rally against gang violence.

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News 1130 Radio – August 25 2012 – Gang expert doesn’t believe Surrey shooting was gang-related

Gang expert doesn’t believe Surrey shooting was gang-related [more likely drug related] Chris Pammenter was gunned down on his own Fraser Heights driveway August 25, 2012 By Renee Bernard – News 1130 SURREY (NEWS1130) – While investigators are characterizing Thursday night’s shooting in Surrey as gang-related, a man who’s written about the Surrey gang scene […]

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Thank You Letter from a Reader – August 18 2012

August 18 2012 Thank You Letter by Lovepreet A reader sent in this letter to post on the website so others could see how Ranj’s writing has given her insight into the life her brother may have lived. This letter is from a girl who lost her brother to a gangland murder in British Columbia. […]

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Akal Takhat Adesh to Ranj Dhaliwal – August 2012

Adesh from Akal Takhat August 2012 Adesh from Akal Takhat In July 2012, Ranj Dhaliwal wrote asking for clarification from the Akal Takhat (God’s Throne) in Amritsar India if his retaking of Amrit would hinder his Seva with the Sikh Khalsa Panth. The letter on Akal Takhat letterhead dated August 2012 states that Ranjit Singh […]

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Parvasi Weekly Newspaper – July 27 2012

Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Executive Committee Selection – Ranj Dhaliwal’s View July 27 2012 Parvasi Weekly Newspaper Click on image to view larger.

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CKNW News Radio The World Today – June 26 2012

Jon McComb of the CKNW News talk show The World Today speaks to Ranj Dhaliwal about the escalating gang violence in the British Columbia underworld.

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CKNW Weekend Morning News Radio – June 2 2012

Jill Bennett of CKNW Weekend Morning News speaks to Ranj Dhaliwal.

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CKNW News Radio Sean Leslie Show – June 1 2012

Sean Leslie of CKNW speaks to Ranj Dhaliwal.

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Daaku Now Available On iBooks Worldwide – May 2012

Daaku now available on iBooks worldwide http://itunes.apple.com/book/daaku/id529335282 October   2006 ISBN         9780987811905 Apple ibook ID 529335282 In the violent and ruthless world of Indo-Canadian gangs, Ruby Pandher is on his way up. A self-described daaku (Punjabi for outlaw), Ruby learns young that might, in the form of his drunken father’s fists, is right and that money is […]

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News 1130 Radio – May 5 2012 – Don’t put gangsters’ faces on wanted posters: Crime expert

Don’t put gangsters’ faces on wanted posters: Crime expert Local author says gangsters want to be celebrities and it’s a bad influence on children May 5, 2012 By Jesse Johnston – NEWS1130 VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – A local author who writes about gang violence in the Indo-Canadian community fears putting gangsters’ faces on wanted posters will […]

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News1130 Radio – May 2 2012 – Well-known gangster believed to be victim in fatal shooting

Well-known gangster believed to be victim in fatal shooting Police say it was an apparent drive-by shooting at Ross and 61st Ave May 2, 2012 By Staff – NEWS1130 VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The man gunned down on a quiet street in southeast Vancouver this morning is believed to be a well-known gangster. Men standing in […]

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Ranj Dhaliwal Catapults to Two Time Bestseller – April 2012

April 2012 His latest novel, Daaku: The Gangster’s Life, catapults Ranj Dhaliwal to two time Bestselling Author. Daaku: The Gangster’s Life is the sequel to Ranj’s first bestseller Daaku. “Whenever my publisher lets me know how sales are going, and when my novels become bestsellers, I am always honored and humbled that my readership is […]

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The Surrey Leader Newspaper – November 17 2011 – Is there life outside the underworld? The Gangster’s Life

Is there life outside the underworld? Daaku: The Gangster’s Life November 17 2011 By Sheila Reynolds – The Surrey Leader “I was shot down by my crew who thought they figured out a way to take my business, but they failed to seal the deal with a bullet in my head. I’ve been given a […]

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Ranj Dhaliwal Releases Second Novel – October 2011 – The Gangster’s Life

October 2011 Ranj Dhaliwal releases his second novel in the Daaku series. Daaku: The Gangster’s Life picks up the story of Indo-Canadian gangster Ruby Pandher, the hero of Ranj Dhaliwal’s bestseller Daaku, as he recovers from a failed hit by some of his associates. Violence, wild partying and flashy purchases mark Ruby’s comeback, as he […]

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Punjabi Daily Newspaper – October 25 2011

Daaku or Sevadaar? October 25 2011 Punjabi Daily Newspaper UPDATE: In July 2012, Ranj Dhaliwal wrote asking for clarification from the Akal Takhat (God’s Throne) in Amritsar India if his retaking of Amrit would hinder his Seva with the Sikh Khalsa Panth. The letter on Akal Takhat letterhead dated August 2012 states that Ranjit Singh […]

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CKNW News Radio The Bill Good Show – September 22 2011- High profile murder of Bacon brother

Bill Good of the CKNW News talk show The Bill Good Show speaks to Ranj Dhaliwal about the high profile murder of one of the Bacon brothers and the escalating gang violence in the British Columbia underworld.

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CTV News – August 2011 – Gangland murder of notorious Bacon brother

CTV interviews Ranj Dhaliwal about gangland murder of notorious Bacon brother.

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CKNW News Radio – August 2011

Mike Smith of CKNW interviews Ranj Dhaliwal.

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Kamloops This Week Newspaper – March 29 2011 – B.C. Interior used to cultivate gang lifestyle

B.C. Interior used to cultivate gang lifestyle March 29 2011 By Tim Petruk – Kamloops This Week Kamloops might not be seeing the proliferation of gangs like other B.C. cities of a similar size, but the problem could become worse in the future, according to an expert on the province’s organized-crime issues. “In smaller cities […]

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Omni News Edmonton – November 2010 – Gang violence forum guest speaker

Omni News Edmonton interviews Ranj Dhaliwal about his participation in a gang violence forum for which Ranj was flown in as an expert guest speaker. Also in attendance were Edmonton City Councillors, Edmonton Police Drug Section and the Edmonton Police gang section.

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L’Express du Pacifique Magazine – April 12, 2010 – Dans la peau d’un gangster

Dans la peau d’un gangster April 12, 2010 By Charlotte Houang – L’Express du Pacifique L’écrivain Ranj Dhaliwal sortira au printemps prochain son deuxième roman et travaille déjà sur un troisième ouvrage. Il espère recevoir autant de succès qu’avec le premier, Daaku, qui relatait les pérégrinations d’un gangster indo-canadien, Ruby Pandher, dans la banlieue de […]

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CBC Radio – October 2009 – Change Makers series spotlight Ranj Dhaliwal

CBC Radio interviews Ranj Dhaliwal for CBC’s Change Makers series where Canadians that are making a positive difference in the world are interviewed.

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Walrus Magazine – September 2009 – Socially progressive Sikh youths fight for change at one of the Lower Mainland’s biggest temples

Showdown on Scott Road September 2009 By Timothy Taylor – Walrus Magazine Socially progressive Sikh youths fight for change at one of the Lower Mainland’s biggest temples. 1: DAAKU There was a notable book launch in the city of Surrey, British Columbia, in the spring of 2006. It heralded the publication of the novel Daaku, […]

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South Asian Observer – March 13, 2009 – Sore Losers Force Another Vote For Control Of Surrey Gurdwara

Sore Losers Force Another Vote For Control Of Surrey Gurdwara March 13 2009 South Asian Observer Newspaper Surrey: Despite being democratically elected – the new Sikh Youth slate at the Guru Nanak Sikh temple was not allowed to take power after the losing slate led by “I-want-to-be-President-forever” Balwant Gill and his cronies brought out some […]

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South Asia Post – February 28, 2009 – Writer quits Gurdwara body in Surrey, BC

Writer quits Gurdwara body in Surrey, BC February 28 2009 South Asian Post Surrey, BC – RANJ Dhaliwal (Ranjit Singh Dhaliwal), author of the best selling novel ‘Daaku’, has resigned as Vice President-elect of the Surrey Guru Nanak Sikh Temple Society Surrey/Delta. The Sikh Youth Slate was elected into office on November 24, 2008 and […]

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Ranj Dhaliwal Elected in as Vice-President of Temple – November 2008

November 2008 Ranj Dhaliwal is elected as Vice-President of the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Surrey/Delta as part of the Sikh Youth committee. What people attending the Daaku launch at Central City that night wouldn’t have known is that Ranj Dhaliwal was on his way to becoming – in addition to an important writer from the […]

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Indi Magazine – Winter 2007 – An Interview With Author Ranj Dhaliwal

DAAKU: An Interview With Author Ranj Dhaliwal Winter 2007 Indi Magazine Ranj Dhaliwal, social activist turned author, has published a novel that really speaks to some of the issues that the South Asian community has been dealing with over the past decade. Welcome to the world of Daaku. A certain salvation in terms of insight, […]

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CTV News – November 2007 – Ranj Dhaliwal on his candidacy as Vice President of Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Delta/Surrey, BC

CTV News interviews Ranj Dhaliwal on his candidacy as Vice President of Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Delta/Surrey, BC.

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The Ubyssey Magazine – March 27, 2007 – Another side of the underworld

Another side of the underworld March 27, 2007 By Brenna Duperron – The Ubyssey First-time novelist Ranj Dhaliwal has turned a passion for the written word into a creative masterpiece in his portrayal of the Indo-Canadian gang world, as seen through the eyes and ambitions of a young boy named Ruby. Not wanting to turn […]

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Literary Review of Canada Magazine – January/February 2007 – The downward spiral of a young man in the Indo-Canadian underworld

A Punjabi Thief’s Progress: The downward spiral of a young man in the Indo-Canadian underworld. January/February 2007 Vol. 15, No. 1 By Tomasz Mrozewski – Literary Review of Canada A friend from rural Vermont recently berated me for thinking I could ever find warmth or friendliness in a big city. “You can’t smile at anyone,” […]

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India Abroad Newspaper – December 22, 2006 – You don’t have to join a gang

You don’t have to join a gang December 22, 2006 By Ajit Jain – India Abroad (Toronto) In his first novel Daaku (Outlaw), recently published by Vancouver-based New Star Books, Ranj Dhaliwal is concerned about the growing gang culture amongst Indo-Canadian youth in British Columbia. According to various sources, at least 90 such youth have […]

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CBC Radio Sounds Like Canada – December 2006

CBC Radio interviews Ranj Dhaliwal on Sounds Like Canada.

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Quill & Quire Magazine – December 2006 – Daaku Review

Daaku Review December 2006 By Stephen Knight – Quill & Quire – Canada’s Magazine of Book News and Reviews Daaku (Punjabi for “outlaw”) is the ultra-violent, profanity-laced account of the life of Rupinder (“Ruby”) Singh Pandher, the second of five children of a devoted mother and abusive father. Like Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s 1990 […]

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Bestselling Author Status – December 2006

December 2006 Ranj Dhaliwal becomes a bestselling Author for his novel Daaku. “My publisher called and said, “Congratulations Ranj, you can now call yourself a bestselling Author!” which left me asking questions on how and why. He told me to just enjoy it.” This news comes just days before Ranj goes on a week long […]

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Darpan Magazine – November/December 2006 – Ranj Dhaliwal Spotlight

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The Province Newspaper – November 26, 2006 – Gritty tale about gang life

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Mehfil Magazine – November/December 2006 – Ranj Dhaliwal Spotlight

Daaku: A cautionary tale November/December 2006 By Amrinder Sandhar – Mehfil Magazine Images of yellow police tape, shell casings and police officers fill the television screen as a voice announces that another young Indo-Canadian man has lost his life to gang violence. After seeing this scene repeated again and again on the evening news, Ranj […]

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Channel M News – November 2006

Bhinder Sajan of Channel M News interviews Ranj Dhaliwal.

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L’Express du Pacifique Magazine – October 30, 2006 – Coups de feu sur Broadway

Coups de feu sur Broadway Lundi 30 octobre 2006 Propos recueillis et traduits par Cécile Lepage – L’Express du Pacifique Pour son premier roman, Ranj Dhaliwal frappe fort. Avec Daaku – hors-la-loi en punjabi -, il livre une fiction qui se déroule dans le monde interlope des gangs indo-canadiens du Vancouver métropolitain. Une première ! […]

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Vancouver Review Magazine – Fall 2006

Fall 2006 By Dan Gawthrope – Vancouver Review Daaku is another first novel about South Asian gangster life as seen through the eyes of a teenager. […] Culture and ethnicity are far less central to the narrative, and author Ranj Dhaliwal, a 30-year-old paralegal who volunteers for organizations that deal with at-risk Indo-Canadian youth, cannot […]

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The Globe and Mail Newspaper – October 25, 2006 – Daaku Review

Daaku Review November 25, 2006 By Margaret Cannon – The Globe and Mail “Daaku” is Punjabi for “outlaw.” The daaku in this novel by Surrey, B.C., author Ranj Dhaliwal, is Rupinder Singh Pandher, Ruby for short. Ruby is a vicious thug, and Dhaliwal manages to make him credible. This is an excellent novel about Indo-Canadian […]

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The Surrey Leader Newspaper – October 22, 2006 – The life of a daaku

The life of a daaku October 22, 2006 By Sheila Reynolds – The Surrey Leader Ruby Pandher is a fairly normal youngster. Unfortunately, like his siblings, he’s often forced to face the wrath of his father’s fists – something he hopes to escape once he enters school. But apart from picking on his brothers and […]

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The Now Newspaper – October 21, 2006 – ‘Daaku’ poses a riveting question on gang killings

‘Daaku’ poses a riveting question on gang killings October 21, 2006 By Carolyn Cooke – The Now Newspaper What’s with Indo-Canadian gangsters killing each other? Ranj Dhaliwal has been asked this many times; he also wanted to know why, enough that he started to put together some rumours he’d heard in his youth with stories […]

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The Now Newspaper – October 21, 2006 – Daaku ‘not a textbook’

Daaku ‘not a textbook’ October 21, 2006 By Carolyn Cooke – The Now Newspaper The novel Daaku, about Indo-Canadian gangsters, is creating waves even though it isn’t in bookstores until Monday. Author Ranj Dhaliwal says that wasn’t his goal though. “It’s not a textbook,” said Dhaliwal. “When I was writing it, I wasn’t thinking about […]

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Asian Connections TV – October 2006

Asian Connections TV interviews Ranj Dhaliwal for their talk show.

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Metro Vancouver Newspaper – October 17, 2006 – B.C. author probes Indo-Canadian gang culture

B.C. author probes Indo-Canadian gang culture October 17, 2006 By Jeff Hodson – Metro Vancouver First-time Surrey B.C. author Ranj Dhaliwal hopes his novel Daaku, about the rise and fall of a fictional gangster, will create a dialogue within the Lower Mainland’s Indo-Canadian community. “All anybody ever hears about are media reports about the gangs […]

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Ranj Dhaliwal Releases Daaku – October 2006

October 2006 Ranj Dhaliwal releases his debut novel Daaku. In the violent and ruthless world of Indo-Canadian gangs, Ruby Pandher is on his way up. A self-described daaku (Punjabi for outlaw), Ruby learns young that might, in the form of his drunken father’s fists, is right and that money is easier to steal than earn. […]

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Radio India – October 2006

Radio India interviews special guests Author Ranj Dhaliwal and Surrey City Councillor Tom Gill.

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CKNW News Radio Bill Good Show – October 2006

Bill Good from CKNW interviews Ranj Dhaliwal for the Bill Good Show.

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Quill & Quire Magazine – October 2006 – Gangs of BC

Gangs of BC October 2006 By Cheri Hansen – Quill & Quire – Canada’s Magazine of Book News and Reviews Sharing a drink with Ranj Dhaliwal is a refreshing experience.  A 30-year-old with a precisely trimmed goatee and expressive brown eyes, Dhaliwal has none of the extreme self-awareness found in many more seasoned authors.  He’s simply a […]

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CBC Radio – October 2006

CBC Radio Interviews Ranj Dhaliwal.

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