Happy New Year and all that

Some thoughts and trends for 2018 Venkat Raman Auckland, January 1, 2018 At the outset, Indian Newslink wishes its readers, contributors, correspondents, advertisers, sponsors and well-wishers a Happy and Prosperous New Year. We hope that 2018 will see you and those around you healthier, safer and happier. New Zealand has a unique advantage in that its time zone places it…

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Australia achieves Marriage Equality, but the war continues

The Law is yet to recognise reality of modern families Professor Paula Gerber Melbourne, Australia, December 31, 2017 It took a long time, but on Thursday, December 7, 2017, Australia became the 26th country to achieve marriage equality. The LGBTI community is euphoric and relieved with this hard-fought victory. But there is also trauma from the drawn-out postal survey campaign,…

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Adventurous spirit takes family of four around the world

Thirteen countries and 40 cities in six months gratify Auckland couple Auckland, December 30, 2017 Khadija Poonawala, her husband Husain Rampurwala and their two children Ammar (9) and Ozair (now one-year-old) have just returned after a whirlwind tour of 13 countries and 40 cities covered over six months, belying the common belief that children cannot take global travel without stress…

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Digital natives must know the enduring power of Print

Patricia A Alexander and Lauren M Singer Trakhman The Conversation (USA) December 29, 2017 Today’s students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers. Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We have seen more investment in classroom technologies, with…

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Kashmiri Pundits initiate Indian Renaissance for human progress

Religious fundamentalism- of all sorts- will collapse Veer Khar Auckland, December 28, 2017 On May 29, 1453, following the Ottoman attack and the fall of Constantinople, Greek intelligentsia took off and spread all across Europe. This catalysed the already-changing situation in Italy and began the Renaissance in Europe. Modern Western Philosophy, Science, Industrialisation, Democracy, Economic Reforms and the dilution of…

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Indo-Kiwi bilateral trade remains modest and marginal

Dr Rahul Sen Through India Trade Alliance Auckland, December 17, 2017 New Zealand’s trade relationship with India has been strong and growing rapidly. As at Year ended June 2017, India was the Seventh largest export destination and 11th largest import source for New Zealand’s total exports and imports of goods and services respectively. India was the fifth largest destination for…

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