Devotees help in ‘reinstatement’ of Lord Ganesha

Venkat Raman –  Thousands of devotees of Lord Ganesha, The Remover of All Obstacles, had cause to celebrate on Sunday, October 25, 2015 when the long-planned and much awaited ‘Reinstatement’ of the Deities was completed and marked with a grand ceremony. In fact, the ‘Maha Kumba Abhishekam’ held last weekend was culmination of seven days of Poojas, religious rites and…

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At these costs, you don’t do yourself a favour

David Shearer –  I watched a remarkable investigative story on the TV3 programme ‘3D’ recently. Journalist Michael Morrah focused the spotlight on the way our building hardware market works – and the picture wasn’t good. New Zealanders have a history and culture of renovating, improving and sometimes even building their own homes. Prohibitive venture But every indication seems to show…

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