Singer from Canada takes Tamil Karaoke Star Title

Venkat Raman Ramya Ramachandran, a Resident of Toronto, Canada won the ‘Tamil Karaoke Star 2019’ title at the finals of the contest held in Auckland on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Her winning songs (with $1000 cash prize and a Trophy) were ‘En Mel Vizhunthal’ and ‘Kaatre En Vaasal Vanthaai’ (composed by A R Rahman respectively for  Tamil films ‘May Matham’…

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First Collection of local poetry launched

Staff Reporter The Auckland based Urdu Hindi Cultural Association of New Zealand launched its first book containing a collection of poems written by local bards. Association Patron and National MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi released the Book, called, ‘Safed Badlon Ke Desh Mein,’ (‘Aotearoa’ or ‘In the Land of the Long White Cloud’) on Sunday, October 20, 2019 in West Auckland.…

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Confluence of Urdu, Hindi poetry with communities

Venkat Raman Urdu and Hindi poetry enthusiasts of the Indian Sub-Continent and of Fijian origin are set to meet in Auckland next week for an evening of ‘serious fun.’ Auckland based Urdu and Hindi Cultural Association of New Zealand is organising a ‘literary engagement’ on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Fickling Convention Centre, located at 546 Mount Albert Road, Three…

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Telangana Association plans Music and Comedy Night

Telangana Association plans Music and Comedy Night

Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland October 4 at 630 pm Venkat Raman Auckland based Telangana Association of New Zealand is organising its ‘Telugu Comedy and Entertainment Night’ on Saturday, October 4, 2019 at Dorothy Winstone Centre of Auckland Girls Grammar School, Howe Street in Auckland City. The Programme, which is scheduled to be held from 630 pm to 930 pm, will…

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Traditional music and dance resound South Indian culture

Traditional music and dance resound South Indian culture

Venkat Raman Producing the First Indian Newslink Festivals of South India has been an exciting experience. That excitement is shared by five Associations that have organised the event on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Sacred Heart College Auditorium located at 250 West Tamaki Road, Glendowie, Auckland. The highlight of the evening would be traditional music and dance; we have determinedly…

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Dancer takes Sub-Continent Culture to Whangarei

Dancer takes Sub-Continent Culture to Whangarei

‘Beyond Bollywood’ Show by Monisha Kumar Venkat Raman Northlanders would have a unique opportunity of witnessing the cultural mix of the Indian Subcontinent as a talented young woman presents an evening of performing arts. Monisha Kumar, an acclaimed choreographer, producer, director, teacher and a Master of fine arts will present ‘Beyond Bollywood,’ a kaleidoscope of colour, costumes and dances of…

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