The Great Guru’s teachings transcend time and territory

Standfirst: To millions of Sikhs around the world, Guru Nanak is the prime teacher, philosopher and guide who gave them a religion, enriching their moral, social and educational characteristics. Regarded as one of the most renowned religious leaders of all times, Guru Nanak gave humanity some of the most precious values that are essential to promote harmony, peace, goodwill and…

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The Divine Trinity Herald new era of prosperity

Venkat Raman Despite being given commercial connotations all over the world, Diwali (or Deepavali) retains its traditional, moral, social and religious values. In millions of Hindu homes, the day features Pooja, special dedication to ancestors, family reunion, festive food, new clothes (and jewellery) and fireworks. Diwali is usually a five-day Festival, beginning on Amavasya (New Moon), considered auspicious by Hindus.…

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World takes possession of a great Festival

A Correspondent Change is a law of Mother Nature. Today, everything has the touch of change including the celebrations and rituals of festivals. Diwali (Deepavali) has also undergone a complete metamorphosis. The name Diwali itself is supposed to be a transformed form of the more correct word ‘Dipavali’ or ‘Deepavali,’ the literal meaning of which in Sanskrit is a row…

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The Concept of Oneness in Hinduism and Islam

Venkat Raman Thinkers and religious teachers have, for many years, strived hard to bring home the truth that all religions propagate the same faith-the goodness of human beings-similarities, rather than difference-are sought in detailing the tenets of Hinduism and Islam. Hindu preachers and Islamic imams have time and again stressed the importance of peaceful coexistence. The oneness of God is…

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Our Achievers: Sahaayta Counselling and Support Services, Auckland

Helping hands rescue victims of family violence Venkat Raman As Kashmir Kaur spoke about her life and suffering at the fundraising dinner of Sahaayta Counselling and Support Services held on August 23, 2019 at Ellerslie Events Centre, it looked like an Indian film which abounds in villainous plots, some of them leading to the murder of the daughter-in-law. It is…

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Achievers Diwali 2019 Tejal Tailor

Atop the Universe with perseverance and family support Achieving a status is easier than performing up to expectations thereafter and setting a benchmark for self-improvement and emulation, says Tejal Tailor, who was crowned ‘Mrs Woman of the Universe New Zealand’ at a contest held in Auckland on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The title accords her the placement as ‘Ambassador of…

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Social Enterprise finds career pathways for the disabled

Social Enterprise finds career pathways for the disabled

Supplied Content A Social enterprise has been working with communities to find employment for people with a disability. Established last year (2018) by Graeme Haddon and Eric Chuah, the enterprise, called, ‘The Cookie Project’ just does that- make cookies employing people who otherwise find it difficult to get jobs because of their disability. They said that the employment rate for…

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New Book captures culinary art of Gujarat

More than 300 pages of 100 Recipes from Aromatic Spices to Lamb Kebabs The culinary art of Gujarat demonstrates the healthy cuisine that the Indian Sub-Continent offers and as long-time settlers, Gujaratis have brought the specialities of their State to most countries of the world. Gujarat is primarily a vegetarian state, influenced by Jainism. Many communities, however, include seafood, chicken,…

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