Traditional values combine with modern style

Indians are often ‘accused’ of being either too traditional (wedded to outmoded customs and practices) or too modern (with little respect for social and moral values). Moderate people like Azad Sheikh (Mobil Mangere and Master Franchisee of Country Fried Chicken) and Mohammed Sadiq are therefore a source of admiration and endearment. They value tradition and custom, while simultaneously embracing pragmatic…

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India gets tough on education agents

Infuriated by the growing number of rogue agents victimising students going overseas for higher education, the Indian Government is considering a licensing regime that is expected to discipline the operators. Indian Newslink understands that the Overseas Indian Affairs (OIA) Ministry will appoint a Registrar or establish an office within one of its departments to register and oversee the behaviour of…

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Sikhs, Muslims among victims of tragedy

The earthquake in Christchurch, according to an eyewitness account by Labour MP Dr Ashraf Chaudhary, destroyed many places of worship frequented by members of the Sikh, Muslim and Hindu communities. Following a visit to the affected areas on March 1, he urged ethnic communities to offer financial, material and other assistance to help in the reconstruction and rehabilitation process. “The…

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