Traditional art faces extinction in India

‘Tomorrow We Disappear’ captures a sad tale Venkat Raman –  Governments the world over are being chastised for not allowing the ‘requisite freedom’ for the private sector to grow and become a true partner in economic progress but what happens if an administration falls short of its duty will be evident at the forthcoming International Documentary Edge Film Festival. The…

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Vegetarian ‘Gokul’ offers more for less

Venkat Raman –  Diners in and around Auckland have been experiencing exquisite Indian cuisine with the opening of Gokul Restaurant within the premises of well-established Sangeet Restaurant at 736 Great South Road, Manukau City. Surprising Prices With a ‘Mini Meal’ comprising rice and curry costing $3.90, a ‘Handy Meal’ comprising at least five items priced at $5.90 and a ‘Super…

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Bengalis usher in New Year with gaiety

Staff Reporter –  Piety, fun, laughter and solidarity, the typical characteristics of the Bengali community were present as its members ushered in the Bengali New Year recently. Organised by Sarmistha- Tapas Mandal and managed by ‘@Ur Service Event Management,’ the programme was held at Western Spring Community Centre on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Mr Mandal said that the event ushered…

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Rafi, Mangeshkar et al have a date with you

A Correspondent –  Amit Sengupta, Director and Principal of Mohammed Rafi Academy of Music, believes that the ‘Old is Gold’ series presents some of yesteryears’ evergreen songs created and sung by Hindi Cinema’s veteran music directors and singers. He also believes that it is an ideal platform where local musicians, singers and dancers learn to collaborate and promote the songs…

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