Importance of promoting Tamil language stressed

Eight women also debate on its future Venkat Raman Tamil is the oldest language in the world, dating back thousands of years and despite occasional downtrends, it will continue to flourish and bespeak a great culture and heritage, a well-known Tamil Scholar and Rationalist Leader from Chennai has said. Dravider Kazhagam President Arivukkarasu Subramanian (who is a former Tamil Nadu…

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Communities rejoice at Waitakere Holi

Sunil Kaushal The Holi Festival of Colour is a traditional Indian holiday celebrated in our own innovative fashion, adapted to the contemporary Kiwi scene. The Festival breathes an atmosphere of social merriment. People bury their hatchets with a warm embrace and throw their worries to the wind. Every nook and corner of the Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson presents…

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Auckland Muthtamil Sangam plans Pongal celebrations

Venkat Raman Auckland’s Muthamil Sangam, which marks its 17th Anniversary this year, is organising ‘Pongal Vizha’ (Pongal Festival) on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall, located at 773, New North Road, Mt Albert. Muthamil Sangam Secretary Karthik Ramanathan said that the Programme, scheduled to commence at 530 pm, will include cultural items, a ‘Pattimanram’ (Debate), and…

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Adventurous spirit takes family of four around the world

Thirteen countries and 40 cities in six months gratify Auckland couple Khadija Poonawala, her husband Husain Rampurwala and their two children Ammar (9) and Ozair (now one-year-old) have just returned after a whirlwind tour of 13 countries and 40 cities covered over six months, belying the common belief that children cannot take global travel without stress and inconvenience. Ammar and…

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Public participation makes Musical show a Boxing Day hit

Yugendran Vasudevan makes ‘Mannil Indha Kadal’ a people’s affair Venkat Raman  Yugendran Vasudevan proved that he was a chip-off-the-old-block, with musical prowess and stage skills at a music concert held on the Boxing Day in Auckland. Titled, ‘Mannil Intha Kaathal’ (‘Love on this Earth’), the event, held on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at the Freeman’s Bay Community Hall, attracted more…

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