A unique Programme to showcase heritage of five States

Festivals of South India on September 21, 2019 in Auckland Venkat Raman Indian Newslink is proud to present the first-ever ‘Festivals of South India,’ organised by five Associations representing the five States of South India on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Sacred Heart College Auditorium located at 250 West Tamaki Road, Glendowie, Auckland. The organisations are the oldest serving their…

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Winter Music Festival brings together five artistes

Venkat Raman Auckland based New Zealand Carnatic Music Society deserves credit for bringing together five young artistes to celebrate its Winter Festival. It is a fitting tribute to the Society which is marking its 20th Anniversary this month. It has also been the training ground for beginners and achievers facilitated through regular classes, annual examinations and concerts. Anahita and Apporva…

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Dubai Photo Contest Winners extol the Cityscape

Venkat Raman Artistic exposure was the highlight of the winners of the June Contest of the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Awards (HIPA) announced in Dubai on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Winners from the United Arab Emirates (Abdulla Albuqaish), Turkey (Fatih Ozdemir), Ibrahim Almulhim (Saudi Arabia), Salim Al Hijri (Oman) and Alexander Ramat (the Philippines)  extolled…

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Picture perfect with a matrimonial farce

Venkat Raman Marriage is serious business- that would be the experience of millions of people around the world, but for some, marriage should be made to work every which way. ‘Photograph,’ that was shown at the New Zealand International Film Festival last fortnight has been described as “Indian coming-of-age romantic drama film.” How odd! There is an old saying in Tamil which ‘permits…

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Forgotten hero of Mahabharatam for Auckland in 2020

The loyalty of Karna has neither been questioned nor emulated Madurai R Muralidharan After the global tour of my production ‘Silappatikaram’ in 2010, I was asked by performers, teachers and students from various parts of the world about my next production. “Karna,” I replied. It took me more than eight years of research and development to bring this production into…

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Talented entrepreneurs score high on sartorial resplendency

New Zealand’s finest female fashionistas for the annual event Lucy Wyndham As excitement builds for the New Zealand Fashion Week this August, the bar is high after the 2018 spectacle which showcased some incredible up and coming talent. The fashion industry in New Zealand is thriving and we cannot wait to see what is on offer this year. Global recognition…

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‘Raga Sisters’ set new benchmark for Carnatic Music

‘Raga Sisters’ set new benchmark for Carnatic Music

Meenakshi (Meena) Iyer Music is all about transporting people, speaking a language which languages fail to express, Lata Mangeshkar, the famous playback singer has said. The RAGA Concert by popular sisters Ranjani and Gayatri was a memorable concert presented on the last day of the Sangeethothsavam by the New Zealand Carnatic Music Society (NZCMS). It was truly a fitting finale…

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Meera set to capture hearts in the Wellington

Aarti Bajaj and her Team to perform later this year Venkat Raman Following its phenomenal success in Auckland, ‘Meera,’ the legendary 16th Century Princess-turned ascetic, will arrive  in Wellington later this year. Aarti Bajaj, Producer and Director of the Show, who heads the Gold Coast-based Wild Dreamer Productions, said that ‘Meera’ will go on stage, and that details of the…

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