Hugging Mother’s Birthday marked

Hugging Mother’s Birthday marked

Prayers and tributes to Amritanandmayi Auckland, September 28, 2019 Venkat Raman from Fickling Convention Centre More than 250 men, women and children have gathered here to celebrate the 66th Birthday of Mata Amritanandmayi, known fondly as the Hugging Mother’ whose curative powers of mind, soul and body are legendary. Her actual birthday was marked in India yesterday. Simi Sethu, President…

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Widening gulf between claim and reality

Widening gulf between claim and reality

Peter Dunne Wellington, September 28, 2019 The gulf between the wonderful picture the government likes to paint on the world stage of New Zealand as a paragon of international environmental virtue and reality continues to widen. According to the Prime Minister at this week’s United Nations Climate change meeting, New Zealand is leading the world in sustainable food production, and…

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Tamil Association Deepavali Festival in Auckland

Tamil Association Deepavali Festival in Auckland

Venkat Raman Auckland, September 28, 2019 Tamil Association of New Zealand Inc (TANZI) has announced that its Deepavali celebrations will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Called, ‘Deepaoli Thirunaal’ (Festival of Lights), the event will be held at the Panmure Community Centre, located at 7/13 Pilkington Road, Panmure. Association President Sowndra Rajan Palanisamy said that proceeds of the Programme will…

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Telangana takes another lead with Eco-Friendly Ganesha idols

Telangana takes another lead with Eco-Friendly Ganesha idols

Venkat Raman Auckland, September 28, 2019   The South-Indian State of Telangana took another step forward in the protection of the environment with eco-friendly Ganesha Idols distributed before the onset of the Ganesh Chaturthi Festival that was held from September 2, to September 12, 2019. The Zilla Parishad (District Council) of Vikarabad, a small town of less than 10,000 people…

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Mayoral aspirant for better opportunities to South Asian Communities

Mayoral aspirant for better opportunities to South Asian Communities

Venkat Raman Auckland, September 28, 2019   South Asian communities suffer in Auckland with neglect and inadequate avenues for unlocking their potential, says a Mayoral Candidate, who is keen to work with the growing Indian community in the City. John Hong, who has been holding a series of meetings with people of Indian origin in groups as well individually over…

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