November 1, 2010 Issue

November 1, 2010 Issue

Are we ready to deal with ‘real issues?’

An important strand was noticeably missing from the discussion on Paul Henry’s remarks about New Zealand’s Governor-General. This is about India’s own and arguably more

November 1, 2010 Issue

Breakfast is now more palatable

The on-air derogative comments of former TV1 Breakfast host Paul Henry were neither a quip nor an inadvertent slip of the tongue but were ostensibly

November 1, 2010 Issue

Many a truth strangled in the web of facts

I have, in my recent articles, highlighted how the New Zealand media targeted the XIX Commonwealth Games held in New Delhi (October 3 to 14,

November 1, 2010 Issue

Irresponsible Media deserves reproval

If anyone can say with certainty that he or she is a New Zealander, then that person has to think again. Going back in history

Diwali Reports

A powerful Message of Peace

Diwali is one of the most important and ancient of Indian festivals and has specific spiritual meanings in Hinduism and other religions as a celebration

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Festival relevant to all New Zealanders

Diwali is one of the most significant festivals and a special time for our Indian community. It is marked with great enthusiasm, happiness and a

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Colour and costumes light up Christchurch

Although devastated by the September 4 Earthquake and the subsequent aftershocks, residents of Christchurch came out in large numbers to mark Diwali, the Festival of

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Peace and Harmony at Hamilton event

More than 200 people representing a cross-section of the resident community gathered t the Celebrating Age Centre in Hamilton on October 23 to mark the

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Temple prepares for evening prayers

While City Council, Associations and Societies organise their annual Diwali Festival to suit their convenience and that of their members, Temples celebrate the occasion on

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Mega Diwali in Auckland

Hundreds of thousands of people would have been present at the Mega Diwali Festival held at the Aotea Square in Auckland on October 30 and

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Waitakere highlights cultural landscape

‘Waitakere Diwali,’ held at the Trusts Stadium on October 24, was, according to many, one of the most impressive events held in New Zealand. With

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Celebration of Cultures in Manukau

It will be a celebration of cultures and a demonstration of unity of people at the Manukau Diwali scheduled to be held at the Telstra

Marathis to mark Festival of Lights

Maharashtrians say Diwali celebrations are somewhat different in their State but its spirit will come alive at the Freeman’s Bay Community Centre in Ponsonby, Auckland

November 1, 2010 Issue

Special Pooja in aid of Temple this month

Members of the recently formed Shirdi Sai Baba Temple of New Zealand Inc are organising a Special Pooja to pay obeisance to Lord Venkateswara of

November 1, 2010 Issue

Preservatives do not preserve your health

High salt content in frozen food could be harmful to health, warns an expert Chef. Kerala based CGH Earth Group of Hotels Corporate Chef Jose

Model of the Fortnight

If the whole world is a stage, there are people who would love to keep dancing every moment of the day, irrespective of the location

November 1, 2010 Issue

Secularism fosters social plurality

November 10 will mark the 72nd death anniversary of Gazi Mustafa Kemal Ataturk the Founder of modern Turkey, and an occasion to re-examine his political

November 1, 2010 Issue

Fiji Festival coming up in Auckland

If you are one of those who is yet to visit Fiji and take in the Sun and the hospitality of its people along with

November 1, 2010 Issue

Victims too need a place in history

Independent India’s Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru once said, “History is always written from the viewpoint of victors.” This is true about Fiji history, especially

November 1, 2010 Issue

Key extols virtues of multiculturalism

“We must celebrate our cultural diversity and continue to respect each other,” he said, participating in the 21st Anniversary celebrations of the Auckland based Nanaskar

November 1, 2010 Issue

Apartheid in Black and White is no colourful story

November 16 will mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Indians as indentured labourers in South Africa. Similar to their counterparts in Fiji, Indians

November 1, 2010 Issue

Tarana names ‘Super Chef’

Radio Tarana has named Aucklander Shubhangi Mahindrakar as the Super Chef of the Year in a tight contest. Programme Presenter Pawan Prasad said that she

November 1, 2010 Issue

Camp attracts young and old in Waitakere

The pristine beauty of the Waitakere Ranges were an excellent backdrop for 50 men and women including the younger members of the community to attend

November 1, 2010 Issue

Actors take on Samaritan role

In a world crowded with breaking news and constantly changing news agendas, it would not be difficult to forget a recent tragedy but an Auckland

November 1, 2010 Issue

A chance to meet Akshay Kumar in India

He may spell his name in different ways and act in a variety of roles but to millions of fans around the world, Akshay Kumar

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Varying themes for a single occasion

In most of the major festivals in other traditions of the world, celebrations stretch over several days. Diwali celebrations stretch into a group of at

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Rectitude should uplift the festive spirit

I arrived in Auckland with my family in 1971 on a teaching assignment at the University of Auckland mathematics department. Most of the Indian immigrants

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Diwali highlights the spirit of Motherhood

Devi, the Divine Female, revered as a mother, is better and universally known as the Mother Goddess. Reverence for ‘mother’ is inherent in any one

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