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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Winners lead, aspirants follow the Miss Indianz trend

On its 15th Anniversary, Miss Indianz takes pride Dharmesh Parikh In February 2002, as I was preparing to launch Miss Indianz, I was told by mainstream media and fashion industry experts that the event will never take off because ‘Indian girls are beautiful but not tall enough to become models.’ That statement was proved wrong during the very inaugural year…

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Miss Indianz 2017 attracts engineers, doctors and managers

Dharmesh Parikh  Indian Newslink and Radio Tarana have been a great source of strength and support for Rhythm House, participants, contestants and others involved with Miss Indianz since its establishment in 2002. As we celebrate the 15th Anniversary of this cultural extravaganza this year, I am gratified by the fact that Miss Indianz has grown beyond beauty pageants, to create…

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