Pristine Nepal embellishes the Himalayas

Raunak Kapoor –  Nepal is a land of simplicity and tradition. Its beauty is exhilarating not just because of its surreal landscapes or historical monuments; the country’s beauty is in the narrow lanes, cramped societies and houses, some of which are still deprived of electricity. Nepal is one of the few places where nature and civilisation coexist without one tarnishing…

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Theatrical passion spins romantic comedy

Ratna Venkat –  Prayas Theatre Company (established in 2005) is well-known in the Auckland arts scene for a number of reasons, three of which are noteworthy. One – the passion of its members for quality theatre production; two- their presentation of thought-provoking satires; and three- the commitment of its members to creating and re-creating new and old plays in theatre.…

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The colourful world of birds can be deadly

The winning entries of the May 2016 Instagram ‘Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Awards’ (HIPA) demonstrate the oft repeated belief that quality pictures are the work of the human brain. Picking just ten winners out of 2799 submissions made on the broad theme of ‘Birds,’ must have been one of the toughest tasks. HIPA Secretary General…

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Divine Brothers eulogised Bharata Natyam style

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz Lord Ganesha and Lord Murugan (also known as Kartik) would come in for immense praise as a Bharata Natyam concert gets under way in Wellington next month. ‘Natraj School of Dance,’ based in Lower Hutt is presenting the programme called, ‘Skanda Ganapathi’ on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 530 pm at Sacred College Performing Arts Centre,…

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