Sabarimala Temple controversy raises piquant issues

Badri Raina The  enlightened state of Kerala is now struggling with the future. Certain aspects of tradition and  injunctions of the Constitution vie for its allegiance. But, given that civil society in Kerala is uniquely the progeny of some outstanding social reform movements whose fallout has had a lasting impact on Keralite polity across the board, it seems befitting that…

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Gurmat Sangeet Workshop attracts students in Wellington

Manjit Grewal The Second Annual Gurmat Sangeet Workshop was held at the Wellington Gurudwara Sahib from October 6 to October 13, 2018. About 40 students ranging from the age of 6 to 50 participated in the Workshop conducted by Manjit Singh and Daljit Kaur of Auckland along with Bhai Dalbir Singh, resident Granthi Sahib (Priest) of the Gurudwara Sahib (Sikh…

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Health alert follows young victim of meningococcal disease

Supplied Content Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has sent staff to a Motutapu Island Camp to provide protective antibiotics and assess the risk to others after a young man attending the Camp died from suspected meningococcal disease last fortnight in Auckland City Hospital. Few at risk There are 190 people at the St John Youth Camp on the Island,…

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Indians gather for their annual musical celebration

‘Navaratri’ or ‘Nine Nights’ is a Festival for Hindu Women Sara Vui-Talitu, Producer, Voices (RNZ) The lively Hindu Festival of Navratri – in which worshippers celebrate the Hindu warrior goddess, Durga – has been drawing bigger and bigger Kiwi in the last couple of decades. Navratri is a nine-day Festival celebrating the victory of Durga – an eight-armed Hindu deity who defeats an evil demon intent…

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A thousand people march for Peace in Auckland

Celebration of sesquicentennialof Mahatma Gandhi Venkat Raman More than 1000 people, primarily of Indian origin, including women and children joined the ‘Global March for Peace,’ at Auckland’s Central Business District this morning, remembering the works and words of Mahatma Gandhi that non-violence wins attention and issues. Organised by the Indian High Commission and the Hon Consul of India in Auckland,…

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