Canterbrians mark India’s Freedom Day

Shirish Paranjape – Despite rain and cold weather, about 200 members of the Indian community in Christchurch got together to celebrate India’s 68th Independence Day Anniversary. National MP Nicky Wagner was the Chief Guest at the event held at the Latimer Square in Christchurch Central. Nathu Rama, one of the senior-most members of the Indian community hoisted the Indian flag…

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Vrindavan Festival comes to South Auckland

Venkat Raman –  One of the most impressive aspects of the younger members of the community is their penchant to preserve and promote the time-honoured religious and social traditions. It is equally heartening to note the involvement and participation of international students at a growing number of local events and observances. Annual event The ‘Hindola Festival’ held at the ISSO…

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