Greetings from a family

Indian Newslink belongs to a family of readers who represent every facet of human faith and disposition, some of them even transcending the borders of religion, just as they do with language and nationality. It is therefore natural for us to commemorate every major event on the social and religious calendar of the community of people with equal zest and…

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Haryana Golden Jubilee brings world youth into focus

Ratna Venkat “Youths of today are the leaders of tomorrow” – this popular saying by Nelson Mandela sounds good in theory but is often questioned in practicality. Instead, Nigerian writer Abubakar Umar proposed, “Youths are the leaders of today” which seems befitting since leaders of today and tomorrow share a desire for difference from yesterday. Today’s youth therefore have several…

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Nine Nights purify the spirit, Dassera fortifies the resolve

Hindu Festival brings for the essence of life Ragavan Rengachariar As Hindus celebrated Navarathri from September 21 to September 30, 2017, thousands of people of other faiths and ethnicities joined them. Like Diwali, Navarathri is becoming a major observance, transcending barriers of religion and social disposition. One Festival, many forms Navarathri literally means ‘Nine Nights,’ a major Hindu festival celebrated…

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Navarathri celebrations bring back memories of Mysore

Sujatha Dattatreya Navarathri (Dassera) Celebrations commenced on Thursday, September 21, 2017 and this year, an increasing number of festivities are being held at homes, in addition to traditional Garba and Dandiya events being held in several locations in New Zealand. “Kolu’ (‘Golu’) or ‘Display of Dolls’ is an important part of Navarathri festivals in South Indian homes. Several layers of…

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