Let us bring back the true spirit of Diwali!

Venkat Raman Back in the 1950s, Diwali was still a colourful affair, bringing together families and friends from near and far, symbolising goodwill and understanding that the Festival of Lights has always meant to deliver. The rich would indulge themselves in expensive jewellery, exquisite dresses; some would order new cars to be delivered on Diwali days; their houses would wear…

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The Master explains how the rich can be enriched

Ask Brahmarishi Gurudev when he is here next month Venkat Raman “Service to humanity is the best form of worship of God,” says the creed of Jaycees International, a voluntary community service organisation. “Service to Humanity is the best work of life,” says Vishvasant Brahmrishi Guruvanand, revered as the ‘Gurudev,’ one of the most popular spiritual leaders of our times.…

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Humble workers raise Diwali standard in the West

Waitakere Indian Association continues to lead the Festival of Lights Thakur Ranjit Singh The wind was overpowering, the rain was cold, and the storm that came with the warning of 100 knot winds threatened to blow away the food marquees, but thanks to Party Hire, they placed extra weights that held up those tents-the only outdoor structure. Despite the inclement…

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Photographs line the length of Dominion Road

A unique journey along Auckland’s multicultural society Anton Blank Auckland photographer Paul Lambert will launch his first exhibition in association with Lot23 gallery and the Dominion Road Business Association on Sunday October 8, 2017. The exhibition stretches from one end of Dominion Road to the other. “I wanted to celebrate the cultural mix of Auckland, which is now the third…

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Chinmaya Theatre brings out solemnity of Mahabharat

Meenakshi Iyer ‘Mahabharat, The Rise of Dharma,’ a theatrical production by Chinmaya Mission New Zealand held on three days from September 29 to October 1 not only helped to recall one of the greatest epics of our times but also witness the theatrical talent of our young men and women. A fundraiser for Chinmaya Mission New Zealand, the three-day Drama,…

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