IMF Assessment places India on positive track but challenges remain

IMF Assessment places India on positive track but challenges remain

Venkat Raman Indians around the world will mark the independence of their motherland on August 15. Festivities would include flag hoisting, rendition of patriotic songs, cultural programmes, ‘at home’ parties and much more. Notwithstanding the oft-repeated criticism that successive federal governments have failed to address the real issues and lift the teeming millions from their subsistence levels, the progress achieved…

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Greetings from us

Greetings from us

Indians perhaps understand independence and appreciate its value better than anyone else in the world; for, it was obtained after protracted struggle and the right to express is constantly practiced, even on empty stomach. Such is the passion for individual liberty that for 71 years the country and its people have constantly battled forces of division and derision, intransigence and…

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Tears don’t dry in enslaved Paradise

Reclaiming, Restoring Fiji’s distorted History Book Review by Thakur Ranjit Singh Rajendra Prasad’s second book on Fiji’s untold history was launched by Indian High Commissioner Sanjiv Kohli at New Lynn Community Centre, Auckland on Sunday, August 12, 2018. ‘Enslaved in Paradise: A History of Mammoth Betrayals of Fijians by the British, Chiefs and leaders of Fiji, 1876-2006,’ attempts to restore,…

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Teenager pursues excellence at Bharata Natyam debut

Padmalatha Dev The Bharata Natyam Arangetram of 13-year-old Sreenidhi held on July 22, 2018 was an evening of delight. She began with poise and composure with three initial items, ‘Pushpanjali’ composed by Balamuralikrishna in Ragam Arabhi and Thalam Aadi; ‘Virutham Malayalam,’ KKS Iyer in Ragamalika on Ayyapan; followed by ‘Allarippu’ in Ekadesha Thalam. In each of these, the young artiste…

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Hindu Leader demands withdrawal of ‘Ganesh Toe Ring’

Rajen Zed Upset Hindus are urging multinational retail corporation Walmart to immediately withdraw ‘Ganesh Toe Ring’ from Walmart.com, calling it highly inappropriate. Lord Ganesh was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to adorn one’s toe. Inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts or symbols for commercial or other agenda…

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Treat awaits poets and litterateurs in Auckland

Venkat Raman Lovers of Hindi and Urdu poetry and ghazals can dwell into the world of literature next month in Auckland as a special event gets going. Urdu Hindi Cultural Association of Auckland is organising the event called ‘Mushaira, Kavi Sammelan and Sham-e-Ghazal’ on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Fickling Convention Centre, 546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland. Promoting…

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