India spreads global platform for Fijian

When Monisha Gounder wrote to us at press time, she was preparing to leave for Mumbai to participate in the ‘Miss India Worldwide’ competition scheduled to be held in Mumbai. “I am privileged to represent Fiji at this great event as a proud Indo-Fijian. I am excited to be on an international platform to gain better modelling skills, learn more…

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Sumedha debuts with a difference

Ratna Venkat –  Sumedha Hariswamy, a disciple of Renuka Ketheesan’s Auckland based dance school ‘Sai Natyalaya,’ presented her Bharata Natyam Arangetram at Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland Girls Grammar School, on Saturday, August 1. Though this marked the 15th occasion for the Guru, Sumedha’s graduation ceremony was first of its kind in New Zealand in many respects. Margam Format She presented…

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Tradition comes alive in musical scores

Staff Reporter –  Called, ‘Parampara,’ or Tradition, the Programme, presented by ‘Naad,’ a local organisation, will be held at the Mt Albert War Memorial Hall (773 Great North Road) Mount Albert from 6 pm on Saturday, August 29. Manjit Singh, Tabla Maestro and Principal and Director of Rhythm School of Indian Music, said that ‘Parampara’ will follow the traditional style…

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Diversity brings charm and beauty to cultural show

Venkat Raman –  Diversity has become a diverse expression in itself in the past two decades. The Indian Diaspora comprises people of multiple cultural and religious extraction, adding colour and variety to the country’s demography. Miss Indianz, an annual cultural extravaganza is the only event of its type which celebrates diversity and even rewards almost all participants. Elegance & Dignity…

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Bengalis serve delectable menu of music and dance

Staff Reporter –  Music, dance, fun and laughter were all part of the ‘Bengali Menu’ served to a large section of the Auckland Bengali community last month. Bhabna, a local body that functions under the stewardship of Tapas Mandal presented its ‘Swornali Sondhya’ (Golden Evening) at West Auckland’s Play Theatre on July 5, 2015. Children excel The annual programme, twelfth…

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