Seventeen lifts the spirit of commitment

It also denotes responsibility and restraint Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz Seventeen is often cited as an ‘in-between number,’ signifying the age of indecision, and therefore, one to be watched, controlled and even restrained. It is a number that stands at the delicate precipice of being frivolous but at the same time striving to make an impression; it is a precipice…

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Positive thoughts enhance quality of life

You have hundreds of thoughts a day. If they are mostly negative or pessimistic, you are likely to suffer from depression. Depression manifests in negative thinking before it creates negative effects. Happiness is a state of mind. It is purely subjective and intensely personal. One person’s happiness may be another person’s distress. This correlates to the adage, “One man’s food…

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Enjoy Christmas but work harder in the New Year

Christmas, like many other festivals observed by ethnic groups such as Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims, has become a celebration with catholicity (could not resist using that expression), widely marked by almost all residents. The fact that New Zealand has grown to accept Diwali, Lantern and other festivals with the participation of European, Maori and Pacific Islander segments is indicative of…

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