Tradition takes the front seat at music concert

Sunil Gadgil Naad Trust hosted its first annual event of Indian Classical Music on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall. Called, ‘Parampara’ (Tradition), the event was organised to create awareness of the significance of Indian Classical Music mainly among the new generation. Without such dedicated and constant efforts, our youngsters will be deprived of the enormous…

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Get ready for a unique, life-changing experience

Dr Kumar Vishwas due in New Zealand Residents of New Zealand in general and Wellingtonians and Aucklanders in particular would have a unique experience of engaging with a colourful personality in their midst at an exclusive event this weekend. Dr Kumar Vishwas, renowned throughout the world as a bard, comedian and an orator will be the star attraction at Langham…

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The Twain meet as fusion ignites talent

A Correspondent –  Musical evenings organised by local bodies bring together a host of talents inherent among the members of our community but programmes that create a veritable platform for demonstration of East and West cohesion have the potential to become a strong movement. That was among the many comments that were sounded at a concert held at the Blockhouse…

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Out and About New Zealand

Exotic experience awaits you in Whangarei Northland Inc Tourism Escape from the big city on a dull winter’s day, relax and find harmony between people and nature. Enjoy picturesque waterfalls, river and forest walkways, beautiful farmland and picnics. In just two hours, you can fully immerse yourself in all the beauty that sub-tropical Whangarei has to offer. Northland Inc Tourism…

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Model of the Fortnight – Sept 1, 2015

Builder constructs career in fashion management Contrary to popular belief that construction management is suited only for men, the exacting profession is beginning to engage the attention of women as well, proving which is Shuweta Kumar, our Model of the Fortnight. This Fiji-born young woman is pursuing a qualification in construction management at Unitec. While her future could have a…

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Miss Indianz brings 25 young women to centre stage

Venkat Raman –  Call it a fad, penchant, passion or even frivolous discharge of charm, Miss Indianz contest is here to stay and New Zealand’s popular cultural extravaganza gathers momentum, strength and er…. beauty, year after year. Organised, produced, directed, marketed and even criticised by its creator Dharmesh Parikh (Director, Reshab D Productions Limited), it is the only contest of…

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Indian star creates a sensation in Beverly Hills

Apurv Shukla –  One of the most liked Hindi films of this year has been ‘Piku.’ The Shoojit Sircar directed human drama saw Deepika Padukone play the title role of an ambitious, independent modern woman of today. Amitabh Bachchan played the role of Piku’s father and Irrfan Khan was her love interest. Everyone associated with the film was praised their…

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Sholay continues to inflame Hindi Cinema

Apurv Shukla –  As India completed 68 years of its Independence on August 15, it also marked a historic day for Hindi cinema. On that day, ‘Sholay,’ the biggest blockbuster of all times was released, changing the phase of Indian cinema forever. Directed by Ramesh Sippy, this extravaganza rewrote the concept of film-making, broke all records and brought to fame…

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