Four language formula speaks well for Singapore

Singapore’s multiracial and multicultural social makeup has resulted in a peculiar language profile. The country has adopted one representative language for each of the four major ethnic groups, including English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. These official languages, along with a multitude of other languages, reflect Singapore’s multiracial, multicultural and multilingual nature. However, in recognition of the indigenous status of the…

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A glittering show of talent, fashion and beauty

Miss Indianz beauty pageant will be held on Saturday September 14, 2013 from 730 pm at Auckland Town Hall. The event will feature 31 contestants of varied backgrounds with a number of new items including songs and dances with live instrumentalists. Tickets, priced at $50 (VIP), $35 (A Reserve) and $25 (B Reserve) can be purchased from Ticket Master. www.ticketmaster.co.nz…

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Home grown artistes ready for Old is Gold

Entertainment programmes featuring celebrity film stars always attract huge crowds but events that feature local talent are no less popular. They too attract a cross-section of our communities, despite their modest budget and less expensive venues. One such of the latter category is the Sixth Edition of ‘Old is Gold,’ a music and dance show, rehearsals for which are reportedly…

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Music and dance pilgrimage invokes piety

Raga & Rhythm, an artistic collaboration between Auckland and Hamilton was presented by Mortgage Mantra and the Raaga Group on July 20. Bharata Natyam performance by Nutan Bhat (Auckland) weaved a combination of complex postures and legends in praise of Lord Shiva. Nutan’s skill and capacity for expression was highly applauded. Balachandra Bhat (Auckland) rendered a beautiful delineation of Raga…

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