Language promotes unity and culture

Staff Reporter People should appreciate the importance of preserving and promoting their language even as they integrate into the mainstream society, a lawmaker has said. Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, who has been a Member of Parliament on National List since 2008, said that migrants from various parts of the world in general and those from the countries of the Indian Sub-Continent…

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Krishna Rocks popular on Facebook

Staff Reporter ‘Krishna Rocks,’ an organisation devoted to the service of the Hindu community in New Zealand has launched its Facebook page to create greater awareness of its services. Called, ‘Hindus in NZ,’ the Facebook page is now being used by a number of religious and social organisations to share information about their activities. ‘Krishna Rocks’ Spokesperson Siddharth Gadhvi said…

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Meditation Course for youth

Staff Reporter Younger members of the society will have an opportunity to learn and practice ‘Anapana,’ the technique of natural and normal respiration as a part of a meditation course. The Vipassana Meditation Centre is organising the introductory course for teenagers in the 13-17 age group on February 15. The same course will be repeated for children aged between eight…

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Not so good for the rest of the world

January is that time of the Year when world leaders in business, government and think tanks meet in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland to discuss the prospects and challenges facing the global economy. Prime Minister John Key is expected to attend the World Economic Forum meeting from January 21 to 24, 2015. According to the Forum Secretariat, complexity, fragility and uncertainty are potentially…

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Omni shambles of the West in the Middle East

Book Review by Hajji Abdullah Drury Dr Kerry Bolton is an independent scholar and author based in New Zealand. In ‘Zionism, Islam and the West,’ he has tackled the sensitive topics head on, and drawn some sharp conclusions. The on-going international crisis of Palestine and the changing role of Islam in today’s multicultural world has not only challenged many age-old…

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