Keralites to mark Onam Festival

The Auckland Malayali Samajam will celebrate Onam at the Mahatma Gandhi Centre at 145 New North Road, Eden Terrace in Central Auckland on August 19. Samajam President Karthikalayam Parameswaran Nair Shibu (known by his last name) said that the programme will commence at 530 pm with ‘Onasadya,’ comprising 16 dishes. “Former President Prabhakaran Chullian will inaugurate the celebrations by lighting…

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Musical Night to regale Telugu fans

Popular vocalists Ravi Muthumanickam and Vishnu Priya Mallela will lead a group of 13 other singers at a musical programme due to be held on September 3. Among them are Akshay Duvvuru, Arun Iyer, Ashraya Duvvuru, Balu Mallela, Chaitanya Mantravadi, Divyalakshmi Jammalamadaka, Madhavi Subba Rao, N P Srinivasa Rao, Pratyusha Tangirala, Roma Nory, Sreesutha Nampally, Srinivasacharya Kidimbi and Vaishnavi Koilkandadai.…

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India catches Rugby League fever

An increasing number of Indians are joining the Rugby League family, an indication of which is the recently formed Indian Rugby League Federation. The Federation successfully conducted its first District League Tournament in Kashmir, India, with 25 teams featured in Male, Female and Youth categories. Federation Chairman Mohammad Iqbal said the players adjusted well to the ‘different rules’ governing Rugby…

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