Improvisation sets the key to radiance in Hindustani Music

Venkat Raman One of the most formidable challenges in fine arts is maintaining and fostering the standards and benchmarks set by stalwarts in the family, says Nandini Shankar, a young and talented Violinist based in India. She is scheduled to perform at Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland Girls Grammar School (located at 16 Howe Street, Newton), Auckland on Saturday, June 30,…

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Women of Islam deliberate Islam, Culture and other issues

Anjum Rahman The Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand (IWCNZ) held its annual conference in March with the theme “Fragrance of Faith” attended by more than 200 delegates from all parts of the country as well as guests from overseas. Several speakers addressed the Conference held in Wellington in March 16 and 17, 2018, attended by government officials, politicians and…

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A small community seeks fraternal bond

Venkat Raman New Zealand has a vibrant Muslim community with its members participating in almost all community, social and welfare activities. It is a matter of gratification that Muslims live in peace and harmony, working alongside other communities, fostering the common cause of universal fraternity and goodwill. Notwithstanding some untoward incidents in recent months in which Muslims were targets of…

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Spiritual Leader sets the human path for soul-searching

BAPS Guru inspires devotees in New Zealand Ragavan Rengachariar Mahant Swamy Maharaj, the Sixth and current Spiritual Head of the BAPS Sampraday Swaminarayan Sanstha, visited the Avondale Swaminarayan Temple from February 13 to February 20, 2018. During his speeches, discourses and other events, he inspired the young and the old. The daily morning prayer session which started at 530 am,…

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