Teenager dedicates music disk to her golden dad

Ratna Venkat –  Krisharti Singh, youngest daughter of Raghubans and Indra Singh of Papatoetoe in South Auckland, recently launched her first Kirtan CD ‘Mann Mera Gaaye.’ She dedicated the album to her father at his 50th birthday celebrations held on October 4. Among the main contributors to the CD are Navneel Prasad (Tabla), Pravneel Kumar (Flute & Sitar), Kishan Shivram…

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‘Durgotsab’ highlights piety and culture of Bengalis

Ratna Venkat –  October is a special month during which all women receive acknowledgement and prayers. The former marks Breast Cancer Awareness, while the latter pays homage to the various forms of ‘Devi’ or Goddesses in Hinduism. Women evoke strength in these two scenarios, for fighting against breast cancer is equivalent to a Devi fighting against Her demons. Such is…

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Kashmir can become Paradise on earth again

Ashok Kochhar-  Notwithstanding political and territorial disputes, neighbour’s excursions and other forms of human interventions, Kashmir can restore its place as a Paradise on earth, reinstate Nature’s bounty provided no further time is lost in unnecessary conflicts and worst of all, public indifference and apathy. Captivating charm There is a certain mystique beauty that is unique to this Indian State,…

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A rare watch of games people don’t play

Ratna Venkat –  It is a well-known fact that Chinese Art and Sport culture occupy a prominent place on the world stage, but little do people know that ‘Chinese’ does not necessarily imply only people from Mainland China. Thanks to the efforts of its people, who have emigrated and transported their culture to countries far and wide, Chinese art and…

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