Capital to witness first confluence of dances

Siva Dorairaj Wellingtonians will have the first-hand experience of witnessing two forms of Indian classical dances at a programme scheduled to be held on October 3, 2015. Mayur Dance Academy is organising the event at the Performing Arts Centre, Sacred Heart College located at 65 Laings Road in Lower Hutt. Produced, directed and choreographed by Academy Director Suparna Basu, the…

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Out and About in New Zealand

  Nature at its best: islands at the heart of the Hauraki Gulf Department of Conservation They have been settled, farmed and mined, seen battles fought and defence structures built, had foreign species introduced and then removed, and people have moved in, created holiday homes and moved out. Today, the islands of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf reflect all these aspects of…

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Our Columnist scores another jubilee in film studies

Staff Reporter –  Our Columnist Thilliar Varnakulasingham seldom fails to amuse us and members of the community with his seamless expansion of knowledge and acquisition of qualifications, citations, certificates, diplomas and degrees. The latest accomplishment of the Septuagenarian covers the colourful world of films. His knowledge in film studies include theoretical, historical and critical approaches. He is an Overseas Member…

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Miniature paintings carry Rama through centuries

Ratna Venkat Those who are familiar with Ramayan would know that this epic centres on the ‘Journey’ of Lord Rama (worshipped by Hindus as the seventh Incarnation of Lord Vishnu) and his heroic deeds on earth. However, when one hears ‘The Story of Rama’, the transition from being divine to being human is proposed, and overall has a different interpretation…

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Chemical engineer learns the chemistry of filmmaking

Staff Reporter Affable Aiswarya Entertainments Limited Sasi Nambissan recently completed a Malayalam movie’s Line producer role in Auckland and Rotorua. The film, titled, ‘Life of Josutty’ has an impressive cast, including popular actors Dileep Jyothi Krishna in the lead with Renjini Roopesh of New Zealand in a secondary role. Jeethu Joseph of ‘Drishyam’ (starring Mohan Lal in Malayalam) which was…

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