Achievers mark Diwali with pride

Jayasree Sitaraman is among the treasured members of the younger generation who believe in promoting community welfare, charitable and religious causes and most importantly, goodwill and understanding among all peoples across the social stream. A software engineer with a postgraduate degree (Master of Technology) from the National University of Singapore, Jayasree carries impressive credentials with a high performance career that…

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Achievers mark their Diwali with pride

As a fellow student of the Auckland based Narthana Aalayam School of Indian Classical Dance, I looked forward to Riti Sharma’s Arangetram, held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Dorothy Winstone Centre (Auckland Girls Grammar School) in Auckland. Our Guru Kalaichchelvi Uthayakumaran (Nattuvangam), Arun Gopinath (Vocal), Nagarajan Shanmugalingam (Mridangam), Ramesh Baswa Nagarayan (Flute) and Shankar Venkatraman (Violin) were the accompanying…

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Shahrukh Khan awaits ‘Happy New Year’ verdict

Diwali, which brings joy to millions of people around the world, is also an important occasion for the Indian film industry. Almost every region releases at least two or three films to mark the Festival of Lights. Southern films Tamil film producers and distributors wait with bated breath the evolving situation following the imprisonment of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha…

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Indigestion can become serious

People normally overeat or eat the wrong food during some festive days like Diwali and as a consequence suffer from indigestion. Indigestion includes any kind of disturbance in the digestive system including belching, gas, abdominal distension, nausea, vomiting, constipation and diarrhoea. Sometimes, owing to indigestion, stomach acid comes up to the mouth to effect hoarseness of the voice and pain…

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Positive thoughts enhance quality of life

You have hundreds of thoughts a day. If they are mostly negative or pessimistic, you are likely to suffer from depression. Depression manifests in negative thinking before it creates negative effects. Happiness is a state of mind. It is purely subjective and intensely personal. One person’s happiness may be another person’s distress. This correlates to the adage, “One man’s food…

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INZ Partnership undermines migrants’ interest

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is proposing a partnership with Immigration Advisors and Lawyers. On the surface, this proposal would seem to be a means to facilitate the prompt and competent processing of visa applications. The reality however is that INZ is developing a scheme which would effectively silence and buy the compliance of Advisors, ensuring that they no longer argue…

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New Zealand losing face over export education

In my previous article titled, ‘International students challenge local job seekers’ (Indian Newslink, August 15, 2014), I wrote about the need for foreign students wishing to study in New Zealand to undertake due diligence. This article focuses on the growing tension between foreign students and prospective employees wishing to migrate to New Zealand. Let me start with the opportunities foreign…

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