Ardern’s visit lifts New Zealand-Fiji bilateral bond

Ardern’s visit lifts New Zealand-Fiji bilateral bond

Venkat Raman in Suva New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden scored her high both with Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama and his cabinet colleagues and officials and the people of Fiji this week. Her four-day first State visit as Prime Minister was replete with meetings, speeches and most important of all, immense opportunities to mingle with the common people. And…

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AIA: A conflux of the past and the future

AIA: A conflux of the past and the future

Auckland Indian Association marks its Centenary on September 12, 2020 Narendra Bhana Hundred years ago, Auckland was a different place. The Indian community was small, faced a number of challenges including discrimination, restrictions on employment, family immigration and other issues. In fact, a ‘white barber’ would refuse an Indian client- racism was pronounced and rampant! And yet, there was no…

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Sparse interest of ethnic women in politics probed

Sparse interest of ethnic women in politics probed

Venkat Raman While New Zealand’s ethnic women have made their mark in business and various other fields of activity, their participation in politics, especially by women of Indian origin, has been somewhat limited. Associate Professor Rachel Simon-Kumar of University of Auckland and Professor Priya Kurian of Waikato University are jointly conducting a research on the role of ethnic women in…

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Brahmarishi Guruvanand on three-day visit to Fiji

Brahmarishi Guruvanand on three-day visit to Fiji

Public discourses in Lautoka and Suva Venkat Raman Auckland, March 2, 2020 Fijians seeking self-realisation and ‘true happiness’ can look forward to esteemed enlightenment in the presence of Brahmarishi (also Brahmrishi) Vishvasant Guruvanand, the Spiritual Leader, who simplifies Vedanta and philosophy of life for easy assimilation. The Schedule The Master of Vedas will address two public meetings, the first of…

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