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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Padmaavat creates box-office history, disappointing protestors

Apurv Shukla ‘Padmaavat,’ a much anticipated and discussed Hindi film was finally released worldwide on January 25, 2018, after a delay of almost two months. Opposition from some groups in India alleging that the film distorted historic facts and trouble at the Central Board of Film Certification (Censor Board) contributed to the delay. Based on the Poem written by Sufi…

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