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Many of us would have heard from our parents and grandparents that Diwali festivities during the Post-Independence era (1947 and thereon) were marked with added pleasure and relief, for the people felt really free in their own home. “There was a reason for such happiness. You may have been allowed a choice but how can anyone celebrate in shackles? We…

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Fun, frolic and food galore at Aotea Square

Diwali Festival lights up Auckland and Wellington creating new bonds Venkat Raman –  When Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), a Council-Controlled Organisation of Auckland Council announced a couple of months ago that ‘Diwali 2015’ would be held on October 17 (Saturday) and October 18 (Sunday), 2015, objections were raised buy a few community leaders. The dates controversy Among…

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Festival ignites people’s passion across Continents

Venkat Raman –  Sartorial resplendency, fireworks, sweets, fun, frolic, music, goodwill and family get-together are all a part of the festival of lights celebrated throughout the world. To millions of Hindus, Diwali denotes a new year, a new lease of life, new hopes and new dreams. As cosmopolitan society, New Zealanders joined the small but well meaning and well knit…

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