Forgotten hero of Mahabharatam for Auckland in 2020

The loyalty of Karna has neither been questioned nor emulated Madurai R Muralidharan After the global tour of my production ‘Silappatikaram’ in 2010, I was asked by performers, teachers and students from various parts of the world about my next production. “Karna,” I replied. It took me more than eight years of research and development to bring this production into…

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Talented entrepreneurs score high on sartorial resplendency

New Zealand’s finest female fashionistas for the annual event Lucy Wyndham As excitement builds for the New Zealand Fashion Week this August, the bar is high after the 2018 spectacle which showcased some incredible up and coming talent. The fashion industry in New Zealand is thriving and we cannot wait to see what is on offer this year. Global recognition…

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‘Raga Sisters’ set new benchmark for Carnatic Music

‘Raga Sisters’ set new benchmark for Carnatic Music

Meenakshi (Meena) Iyer Music is all about transporting people, speaking a language which languages fail to express, Lata Mangeshkar, the famous playback singer has said. The RAGA Concert by popular sisters Ranjani and Gayatri was a memorable concert presented on the last day of the Sangeethothsavam by the New Zealand Carnatic Music Society (NZCMS). It was truly a fitting finale…

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Meera set to capture hearts in the Wellington

Aarti Bajaj and her Team to perform later this year Venkat Raman Following its phenomenal success in Auckland, ‘Meera,’ the legendary 16th Century Princess-turned ascetic, will arrive  in Wellington later this year. Aarti Bajaj, Producer and Director of the Show, who heads the Gold Coast-based Wild Dreamer Productions, said that ‘Meera’ will go on stage, and that details of the…

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Musicians get together to recreate R D Burman melodies

Musicians get together to recreate R D Burman melodies

Dorothy Winstone Centre, May 25 at 630 pm Venkat Raman Hundreds of hours of selection of songs, musicians including vocalists and instrumentalists, stage settings, lights and sound have been invested to produce one of the finest tributes to Rahul Dev Burman (R D Burman) in Auckland later this month. Again, the best attribute of ‘Suneheri Yaadein Pancham Magic’ coming under…

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