Tribute to Music Maestro from music aficionados

Venkat Raman A point of discerning difference between organisers of entertaining programmes and a handful of others is that they are performing artistes themselves and therefore understand the cultural impact of events. Among them are Swar Sadhana Academy of Indian Music Principal and Director Sandhya Badakere and Ravi Shetty of Ravi Shetty of ‘Ravi Shetty Concepts.’ While Ms Badakere is a…

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Tribute to Sachin Dev Burman brings back the Golden Age

Annual Swar Sadhana event in aid of Hohepa Charity Venkat Raman The Golden Age of Hindi film music with Sachin Dev Burman will return, at least for an evening, as a musical programme gets under way in Auckland in May. Organised by the Auckland based Swar Sadhana Academy of Indian Music and Ravi Shetty Concepts, the Programme will put together…

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Holi brings unity and diversity to West Auckland

Sunil Kaushal More than 9000 men, women and children of different ethnic background, culture and age came together at the 12th Waitakere Indian Association Holi Festival, celebrated with a huge array of colours on Sunday March 4, 2018 at Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson, West Auckland. Attendees could not have asked for a much better – a beautiful sunny…

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Innovative series to showcase the Rising India

Indian Association to host ‘Indi Talks’ with Ashoke Pandit Indian Association of New Zealand (IANZ), a representative body of the Indian diaspora is creating ‘Indi Talks Series,’ to discuss the existing and emerging challenges and opportunities in India. Association President Suresh Ramji said that the first ‘Indi Talks,’ to demonstrate the ‘India Rising’ phenomenon will be held on Sunday, March…

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