Cultural pluralism brings out inherent versatility

Venkat Raman Performing Arts transcend ethnicity and language, encouraging every pursuer to appreciate the value of cultural pluralism, says Kartika Singh, who dances were among the highlights of the Fifth Annual Indian Newslink Sports & Community held at Alexandra Park, Auckland on Monday, October 8, 2018. She performed two numbers – a version each of the Latin American and Middle…

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Drama Festival to support Children’s Home in Sri Lanka

Drama Festival to support Children’s Home in Sri Lanka

Venkat Raman A not-for-profit, charitable organisation is conducting a Drama Festival in aid of poor children in Sri Lanka. Gandhi Illam New Zealand Trust is organising the event on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Mt Eden War Memorial Hall located at 487 Dominion Road, Mt Eden. Suren Surendran, who is known to the communities in New Zealand as a singer,…

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Enchanting Merchants of Bollywood due in New Zealand

Enchanting Merchants of Bollywood due in New Zealand

Shows in Auckland and Tauranga with exotic costumes and dances Venkat Raman  Indian Cinema has been a source of inspiration and awe for millions of people all over the world and for almost 120 years, it has witnessed the emergence and rise of hundreds of thousands of actors, producers, directors, cinematographers, musicians and other artistes. Bollywood is a name given…

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Mushaira glorifies community bards

Venkat Raman The literary and phonetic beauty of Urdu and Hindi came to the fore last fortnight at a Mushaira and Kavi Sammelan Night in Auckland. Organised by Ghouse Majeed and Syed Mujeeb Hyderabadi of Urdu Hindi Cultural Association at Fickling Convention Centre in Three Kings, the four-hour long programme held on September 1, 2018, also brought together Indian and…

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‘Manmarziyaan’ will decide the fate of Abhishek Bachchan

‘Manmarziyaan’ will decide the fate of Abhishek Bachchan

Meanwhile, a look at the disasters of dynasties Apurv Shukla Abhishek Bachchan makes a comeback this month after a break of nearly two years, with ‘Manmarziyaan,’ a love story set in North India, with Taapsee Pannu as his heroine for the first time. Director Anurag Kashyap seeks to make a commercial film with this musical. The much-hyped return of Amitabh…

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Get ready for ‘Top Secret’ with Master Thespian Y G Mahendran

Get ready for ‘Top Secret’ with Master Thespian Y G Mahendran

On September 23 at 530 pm at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall Venkat Raman One of the most respected comedians and film celebrities of Tamil-speaking people will present a vibrant drama for the first time in New Zealand next month. Y G Mahendran, known as ‘YGee’ to millions of people across the world, will present his highly successful play, ‘Ragasiyam,…

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