Gandhi Nivas celebrates Police-Community partnership

Police Minister Judith Collins has described a home for male offenders involved in family violence as a ‘perfect example of Police-Community Partnership’ and a model worthy of emulation. Speaking at the first anniversary of ‘Gandhi Nivas’ located at 40 Station Road in Otahuhu, Auckland on April 1, 2016, she said that the facility has proved to be an important development…

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Meeting to address special children

Staff Reporter –  info@indiannewslink.co.nz Indian families raising special needs children will benefit from attending a meeting scheduled to be held in Auckland next week. The Support Group Meeting has been organised by the Parent and Family Resource Centre (trading as ‘Disability Connect’) at Whanau Room in Mt Richmond School, located at 30 Albion Road in Otahuhu. It will be held…

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Unfriending act a slap on the face

Mobinah Ahmad –  Despite the superficiality of Facebook, it suddenly becomes incredibly personal when you get unfriended. It’s not because you’re no longer able to stalk the person who unfriended you anymore (well, a little bit), but rather what message that person is giving you. They are basically saying, I-no-longer-want-to-have-even-the-slightest-opportunity-of-being-connected-to-you-in-the-most-superficial-way. Like it or not, Facebook holds a stake in our…

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Thousands join Nagar Kirtan to mark Vaisakhi

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz Thousands of men, women and children joined the organisers of ‘Nagar Kirtan’ (Street Parade with Prayers and Hymns) of the Supreme Sikh Society of New Zealand (which manages the Otahuhu Gurdwara Sahib and Sri Kalgidhar Sahib Takanini in Auckland on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The event marked this year’s ‘Vaisakhi,’ which will be celebrated on April…

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Bhaktas prepare for the visit of ‘Brahmarishi’

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz The only Guru revered as a ’Brahmarishi,’ by thousands of people all over the world, will be in New Zealand in the next few weeks. Vishvasant Brahmrishi Gurvanand, respectfully referred as ‘Gurvanand Swami Ji,’ about who we have written in the past two issues will deliver public discourses during his stay in this country. Christchurch Calling…

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Wit accompanies wisdom of Scholar

Staff Reporter –  info@indiannewslink.co.nz One of the greatest attributes of the late Swami Chinmayananda (who established the world famous ‘Chinmaya Foundation’) was his simple and direct approach to human issues with the ability to combine humour and life’s experience with spiritual teachings. Among his disciples who follow such a refreshing approach is Swami Anubhavananda, who is not only a Vedantic…

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ANZ marks Chinese New Year with elegance

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz “A commercial bank should be the financial heart of the community, working closely with people to ensure that they are progressive and prosperous. Nothing gives a financial institution a larger meaning than ensuring the success of wealth creators.” Those words ring true not only at business and trade events but also at social and community celebrations…

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Model of the Fortnight

You can resist everything except temptation Contrary to the popular belief that temptation is the hardest to resist and that it often makes things worse, “We gain the strength of the temptation that we resist,’ says Priti Angel Kumar, our Model of the Fortnight. Again, contrary to popular belief that words of wisdom are products of years of experience and…

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