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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Standup Comedian Karthik Kumar heads towards Auckland

‘Blood Chutney’ on February 16 at Freemans Bay Community Centre Venkat Raman Standup Comedian Kartik Kumar, who has regaled audiences all over the world with his unconventional and outrageous comedy, will perform in Auckland this weekend. The Tamil Star, who will debut in New Zealand with his hilarious show, has raised expectations among the Tamil-speaking communities in and around Auckland.…

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