Multitasker takes Miss Indianz title at glittering ceremony

Digital technology takes the 15th Edition to greater heights Venkat Raman Valentine Fernandes, a Nurse-in-the-making, moonlighting three jobs in addition to being a spirited volunteer, convincingly took the title of Miss Indianz 2017 at a glittering ceremony at Town Hall, in Auckland’s Central Business District on Saturday, September 16, 2017. More than 800 people were awed by the superb digital…

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Chinmaya youngsters prepare to present Mahabharat

Venkat Raman  Mahabharat or Mahabharatam, one of the greatest epics of all times will go on stage in Auckland later this month. Produced and presented by Chinmaya Mission Auckland in association with Relianz Travel and Kaysons, the drama, titled, ‘Mahabharat,’ The Rise of Dharma,’ will be staged at Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland Girls Grammar School (Howe Street, Newton) on September…

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Fundraiser to promote Charity work of ‘Hugging Mother’

Venkat Raman  Charity workers, community welfare organisations and especially those in the service of the world renowned ‘Hugging Mother’ will attend a programme on October 6 in Auckland. ‘Amma New Zealand,’ an organisation devoted to the cause of Mata Amritanandmayi Devi is organising the Programme on October 8, 2017 (from 4 pm) at the Blockhouse Bay Community Centre located at…

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Special items distinguish youngster’s Arangetram next week

Venkat Raman There is an old saying in Tamil, “Thayai Pola Pillai, Noolai Pola Selai,’ meaning that the character of a child is dependent on his or her mother, just as the quality of a saree is dependent on the thread with which it was woven.” This ‘Chip-Off-The-Block’ theory is true of Gaarunyaa, daughter of Kalaichchelvi (Selvi) Uthayakumaran, Principal and…

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Tribute to fashion legend brings beautiful memories

Dharmesh Parikh  Excitement abounds as we begin our countdown to the 15th Annual Miss Indianz cultural and fashion bonanza, with hearts filled with gratitude, gratification and goodwill. Jayaram Ramineni In that mood, I recall the with pleasure and tears my association with the late Jayaram Ramineni whose creativity shaped the formative years of this pageant. His fashion designs not only…

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‘Curry Munchers’ wins the Best Global Film Award

Venkat Raman ‘Curry Munchers,’ which is better known as ‘Vindaloo Empire,’ and has had rave reviews in every centre of its release since 2011, won the ‘Best Global Film Award’ at the ‘Festival of Globe Movie 2017’ held at the ‘Century at Pacific Commons,’ 43917 Pacific Commons Boulevard, Fremont, California on August 9, 2017. The Festival was hosted by the…

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Cultural diversity faces the music in Auckland

Ratna Venkat  New Zealand cherishes Auckland as not only the most populous but also the most ethnically diverse city. For a multicultural ‘Super City,’ cultural integration and assimilation is beneficial. Auckland also faces several challenges, the most important of which is maintaining harmony between different cultures. Diverse Dominion Road ‘Dominion Rd The Musical,’ is a theatrical production that illustrates the…

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