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What makes India special is her Significance of Baisakhi for Farmers Piaray’ (batch of five disciples) who in SERVICES
culture & diversity. One would For agriculturally rich states of Punjab, turn baptized the Guru.Thus distinction
probably find a festival of some Himanchal, Uttarakhand and Haryana, between the Guru and disciple was
Scaling & Polishing
sort going on somewhere in India this festival is of extreme importance fused and the Guru undoubtedly Restoration (Fillings)
every day of the year. India loves for the farmers and is celebrated as became the father of the ‘Khalsa FastBraces
to celebrate its festivals of diverse a harvest festival. This festival holds Panth’. The men took on a common
nature. Every festival of India is special significance for people of surname, ‘Singh’ (Lion), a reminder
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sacred, suffused with Divinity and Punjab and specially for Sikhs. It is to be courageous like a lion, women Root Canal Treatments
demonstrates great ideals. Festivals observed as ‘Thanks giving Day’ to took on the name ‘Kaur’ (Princess), Tooth Extractions
are the celebration of togetherness express gratitude to God for the good to emphasize dignity. The Sikh Gurus
in India, often joining people of harvest and seeking blessings for exceeded this relationship by giving
different cultures, traditions and following agriculture season. their followers to adopt their form. Gum Treatment
religions in the spirit of mutual ..cont P3 Teeth Whitening
respect and cooperation. Significance of Baisakhi in Sikhism “Khalsa is my form. In
the Khalsa do I reside” + many more...
This vibrant festival is of prime - Guru Gobind Singh
As per Vedic Solar calendar, Sun enters importance in Sikhism which traces
the first sign of Zodiac, Aries-Mesha back to Baisakhi day, 13 April 1699. The Dr. Nikita Verma
sign on 13 or 14 April every year. This day, the tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh
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NZ Story
Bad weather batters New Zealand

The recent weather battering that New flow of warnings and updates from
Zealand has had, has brought to surface either Civil Defence, media channels etc
many stories, anecdotes, incidents and would have been good for the families
more importantly some glaring issues caught in the eye of the storm.
about our preparedness in the face of
another storm. The one big question The second storm that was a toned
emerging is – are we prepared for down version of the first, brought
another weather battering? with it some more damage to already
damaged or weakened trees and power Continuation from cover page...
The buildup to the storm was fine lines. Even the mobile networks seemed
– it seemed like several weather to be affected by the second day.
warnings and notices had been “Khalsa is my form. In the Khalsa
do I reside”
issued. Although some people might As people continued to brave the
still feel that a better job could have weather conditions it was really
been done of it – but most people heartening to hear about a couple of
had braced themselves for the storm. Indian Restaurants that came forward
- Guru Gobind Singh
People exposed to the west coast had to offer free hot meals to people affected
evacuation plans in place. People in by the power outages. So in a sense, the Guru Gobind Singh ji eliminated the What shall be the Purpose of this
other potentially high-risk areas had storms seemed to also bring out the differences of high and low as people of festive celebration?
also made safety plans. Needless to say best in people. all classes and castes came forward to
that most people were only partially adopt this new religion; especially those With each festival one should
aware of what was in store. No doubt Vector, Auckland Transport who had been depressed and despoiled cultivate divine feelings. When one
and the Supercity Council are having for generations under an obstinate contemplates on God with all sincerity
The biggest hit that the storm brought conversations on how we will cope social system. After adopting Sikhism as and devotion, one becomes God
with it was the power outage. No – should we be hit by another storm. their new faith they could now discard himself. This is what Vedantists say
matter how prepared people were – no It is therefore imperative that people the stamp of inferiority and attained “Brahmvid Brahmaiva Bhavati” (the
one expected for the power supply to prepare themselves for such emergency equality with the highest in the land. knower of Brahman becomes Brahman
take as big a hit as it did. situations. Even while I write this – I Thus He established that all human himself). One will become what one
cant help but feel fortunate that we beings were equal. thinks. The inner significance is to
Numerous people tweeted about were amongst the areas that kept cultivate sacredness and make every
seeing flashes of light from lines and the power supply and had no major Significance of Baisakhi in Other effort to purify the heart.
transformers blowing up. Someone incidents. I do however shudder to Religions
else said they’d seen the whole North think how ill-prepared we were – should Baisakhi processions are carried out
Shore go dark at once. But there was no something have happened. On Baisakhi Day in year 1875, Swami with much gusto in India and in all
official word about that. If it wasn’t for Dayanand Saraswati founded Arya the countries world over where there
social media, the community seemed to If you do not know what needs to Samaj (a reformed sect of Hindus who is a significant Sikh population like
be operating in silos – even the Herald’s be done and how to prepare for an are devoted to the Vedas for spiritual Canada, Britain, USA, Australia and in
live reporting seemed very light on emergency is a good guidance and have discarded idol our own New Zealand every year. After
urgency and detail. place to start. It may be worthwhile worship). morning Ardas(prayers), procession
to make lists of things you might need It was the also the Baisakhi day when is lead through important streets
Given the extent of the problem at in an emergency and also have an Mahatma Gautama Buddha said to of every town where ever there is a
hand where almost 200,000 homes and evacuation plan. have attained Jnana (enlightenment) Gurudwara situated.
businesses were without power, a steady and Nirvana (Liberation).
The Indian News | Page 4 April 17, 2018

NZ Story
Big Changes Ahead
from the New Government
March was a massive month for the new we continue our broader review of the
government who have pushed through Residential Tenancies Act.” Once the bill
proposals that will bring major changes is passed, it will take 3 months to come
to those with investment properties, and into force. We will keep you updated on
those looking to invest. Here’s what you this proposed bill.
need to know:
The End of Negative Gearing is being
A Proposed Bill on Letting Fees ban proposed by IRD
Housing and Urban Development The end of negative gearing has begun
Minister Phil Twyford announced a with the announcement of a proposed will be extended to five years, meaning tackling the housing crisis, especially
major change for renters late last month plan that will prevent property investors that if investors sell a house in New in Auckland. Twyford stated in the
when he introduced a bill to parliament from offsetting tax losses from their Zealand within five years of buying it, announcement that “This Government
that would make it illegal for letting residential properties against their must pay income on any gains unless it’s will not sit around while children are
agents and landlords to charge a letting other income, with the Inland Revenue their main home or another exception living in cars and families are cramped
fee - and allows for damages of up to Department (IRD) stating that “Rules applies. If a house was purchased from into overcrowded housing.”
$1000. Currently, landlords can charge that ring-fence residential property October 1st, 2015 to 28th March 2018,
tenants around a week’s rent on top of losses, so they cannot be used to reduce A new report from Property Institute of
the original two-year bright-line rule still
upfront costs of up to four weeks’ bond tax on other income, is intended to help New Zealand and data company Velocity
and two weeks’ rent in advance to secure reduce this advantage and perceived figures show that nationwide, the total
a rental property, which can drastically unfairness.” IRD proposes that the new With some of these changes quickly value of residential property, taken as a
affect those struggling to get into a loss ring-fencing rules will apply from on their way to being finalised, single entity, rose from around $667,718
home. the start of the 2019–20 tax year. getting expert advice from property billion in 2015 to $941,611 billion in
professionals with experience is crucial 2018 - a rise of 41 percent – bringing the
Twyford hoped letting fees would be Bright-line Test Extended to Five to the continuing growth of your worth New Zealand houses now worth
gone by the end of the year, and went Years investments. close to $1 trillion.
on to say that “Banning the charging of
The IRD has also announced that as of This initiative comes off of one of
letting fees to tenants is a good first step Ravi Mehta - Is an Auckland based
the 29th of March, the Bright Line Test Labours biggest campaign promises of registered financial Adviser
in improving the life of renters, while


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We need to protect our
Jobs from the Unions
One of the Labour-led Government’s Zealand economy as well. Perhaps the Labour led coalition
main priorities is to strengthen unions’ During our time in Government we Government can answer those who
rights at the expense of vulnerable were able to provide the framework that may lose or have lost their jobs due to
workers and the health of New encouraged enterprises to hire 245,000 impending legislative changes.
Zealand’s economy. additional Kiwis in jobs in the last two
years alone. Scrapping of 90-day trial periods for all there’s someone who’s prepared to take
In the process of strengthening those except small businesses will without a chance and give them a job.
rights it is clear that the Labour party These efforts have resulted in New doubt reduce job opportunities for
wants to ignore the 82.3 per cent of Zealand enjoying the third highest rate vulnerable workers. As I write this I note that Parliament
workers who do not belong to a union. of employment in the developed world. has recently finished receiving
Larger businesses are often the ones submissions towards a bill that will
Each time I have the opportunity I meet An example of this was recently shared who take on vulnerable workers, implement the 14 changes.
entrepreneurs and job creators in the with me by a local bed manufacturer including people like ex-prisoners
Manukau East electorate and the wider from Manukau whose production and people who are recovering from I hope those who are likely to be most
Auckland region. and turn over in the last five years has difficult health situations, because they affected by these changes have made
grown over 10 times. In fact they have have the training systems in place to submissions to the Government.
They share their anxiety about the moved three times in the last five years work with them.
significant increase in costs due to to accommodate extra production. The more we write to Parliament
the pro-union employment changes We want every New Zealander to have to raise our concerns, the more the
proposed by the current Government. It Unfortunately, the manufacturer is a chance to work. Valuable workers Labour-NZ First Government will have
is a no brainer that an increase in costs now contemplating disengaging some are like gold to a business but many of to listen to peoples’ concerns.
will put jobs in danger. of their current staff. They say this is them just need the opportunity to prove
because of the increase in costs. themselves. New Zealanders need to reject Labour’s
The previous National-led Government pro-union law changes now or there
worked hard to consult employers The 14 changes proposed under the New Zealand currently has one of the will be even more harmful reforms later
and employees before formulating Employment Relations Amendment Bill highest performing economies in the in the year, including the ability of the
legislation that was positive not just for will only add further costs to businesses world for job growth and the most government to dictate pay rates across
employers but employees and the New and make it harder to compete. important thing to a worker is that entire industries.

If you want to know the rights of Muslim women

Ask them.
Islam’s patriarchy and
western feminism have
said a lot. Now Muslim
women who fight
prejudice (yes we exist)
must be heard
- By Raziqueh Hussain
The most common perceptions that In Pagan Arabia, as soon as girls were Islam gives women the right to and sold out her album on the day
are flung at me as a clearly identifiable born they were buried alive. Men had education, to marry someone of their it was out in Dubai. There is Fatima
Muslim woman in hijab are - I’m living no restrictions about the number choice, to retain their identity after from Iran who is a parliamentarian.
under the oppressive dictatorships of wives to keep. Society was in the marriage, to divorce, to work, to own Aboud one of the topmost women
of my husband and father, forced into throes of evil and backwardness and and sell property, to seek protection entrepreneurs in UAE and millions of
marriage, and of course suffocated under there came Mohammad, the Chosen by the law, to vote, and to participate others who make up the fragments of
the veil. In terms of my contribution and One, the Prophet of the masses who in civic and political engagement. Muslim society. We are empowered. If
role in society the caricature is one of a gave women the kind of rights in that you have doubts please ask.
Contrary to popular belief, the role of a
woman restricted to five metres away century that one wouldn’t dream of.
Muslim woman is not bound to simply Raziqueh Hussain is an editor-in-chief
from the kitchen stove. He married an heiress Khadijah one of
bringing up her children and being a of a UK-based lifestyle magazine. She’s
the most successful business women
The discussion of Muslim women and dutiful wife, she has the liberty to work an award winning journalist having
of the time. His daughter Fatima was
their roles is an important one for every and her husband has no right in her covered the Middle East extensively
treated with utmost respect that he
Muslim, firstly because it’s an area in earnings whatsoever. for a decade, from the war in Iraq to
would stand up every time she entered
which there are many misconceptions elections in Iran. From the endangered
the room. In time of her marriage to In my job as a journalist, living in the
by non-Muslims which need to be turtles of Oman to the ruins of ancient
Ali, she was asked for her willingness, Gulf, for many years I came across
corrected and secondly some Muslims Egypt and somewhere her passion for
unheard of in those times. extraordinary Muslim women who
treat women unjustly in the name of women’s issues comes forth. She can be
earned my utmost respect. Be it
Islam when in actual fact their actions Islam has honoured women in society reached at
Huda from Iraq, who at the age of 82
are often a result of cultural or tribal by elevating them and protecting
debuted as a musician, an Oud player,
customs and not Islam. them with unprecedented rights.
The Indian News | Page 6 April 17, 2018

Auckland celebrates biggest festival
of cultural Diversity

It seemed like the whole world live cultural performances. There were combination of reggae, dub and afro- to connect and celebrate the many
gathered at one big lush green ground many “sports zone’ for kids to have lot influenced sounds. different cultures that call Tamaki
on a beautiful sunny afternoon in of play and fun. Makaurau home. I’d encourage
Mount Roskill’s War Memorial Park A festival highlight once again was the everyone to come along and take the
on May Road. The occasion was the The event included the chance to mouth-watering array of cuisines on chance to experience a new culture,
19th edition of annual Auckland sample authentic Indian cuisine to offer to indulge your sweet tooth with meet others and be a part of this
International Cultural Festival which suit every food craving- whether fresh dough Spanish churros dusted special celebration”, she said.
ended up with the participation of over you fancied sipping a creamy mango with cinnamon and drizzled in caramel
50 nationalities and over 150 stalls, lassie, munching on some vegetarian sauce, Argentinian wood-fired meats or A group performance on medley of
performers and food vendors. curry or grabbing a samosa to nibble munch on traditional Ethiopian curry dance & songs from the students of
while wandering the event grounds. wrapped in spongy injera flatbread. Bharatiya Mandir Bal Vikas classes
Festival-goers also browsed Indian also drew big cheers from the crowd
Want to transport craft and clothes that combine Discover more about the many cultures gathered to see their performance.
yourself to a café traditional designs with modern styles, that make up our city through fun,
from textured silks to decorated wall interactive activities – visit the Fortune
in Moscow? A hangings or fashionable saris. Cookie Cart to receive a fortune in
street market in the return for one of your own and mark
The festival stage was set this year your hometown on the new giant mural
Philippines? Or a for another line-up of captivating world map.
carnival in Brazil? performances from across the globe.
There were performances from Councilor Cathy Casey, who was born
On this one unforgettable day, this Nigerian-Kiwi rapper Unchained and raised in Scotland, declared the
free, family-friendly festival was a XL, who got the crowd moving as he festival officially opened. She said she
showcase of more than 50 different weaved the enchanting melodies and was looking forward to joining in the
cultures. Aucklanders thronged the textures of 70s West African afro beat festivities and celebrating the diversity
park’s massive grounds spread in acres, with modern hip-hop. that makes our city so distinctive;
enjoying distinctive cultural diversity
and experiencing new foods to tickle Back by popular demand, DJ Stinky “The Auckland International Cultural
the taste buds and watching arts and Jim (of Stinky Grooves) was there to Festival is a wonderful chance for
up the tempo with his distinctive all Aucklanders to come together
April 17, 2018 The Indian News | Page 7

Jazzy B & Miss Pooja
Rock the town
The colossus of sound, style, fashion distinctively western in fit while his
and entertainment that is Jazzy B. music is definitely Indian - a twist
that Jazzy B makes Work. Throughout
That what he exactly did on the night of his career, he has maintained a close
Saturday 7th April at Logan Campbell relationship with urban music sense
Centre in Greenlane in Auckland along as well as the traditional sounds
with fellow singer Miss Pooja from generated from the villages and cities
Punjab(India) enthralling a mainly of Punjab. Having performed for
Punjabi dominated crowd. audiences of all ages and backgrounds
Jazzy B brings to life his own blend of across the world. The latest music of
modern Bhangra style complimenting Jazzy B is filled with a mix of dance
his electric dance moves and live stage oriented blends of the seven sur's of
act. Born in India, raised in Canada Punjabi music and pop with sprinklings
and now a world citizen through his of hip-hop styled break-beats and
extensive touring schedules, he has smooth R&B rhythms.
taken his unique style to every corner The writer of this column bumped or even actors very professional. He environment since he has spent most
of the globe in the near two decades into him and the entire team as they says he is kind of used to of working of his life working in Canada and
he's been singing. arrived straight from the airport in a very committed & professional United Kingdom.

Jazzy B was born in Nawanshahr, to India Gate restaurant in Epsom,

Punjab and immigrated with his for lunch. He was very courteous
family to Vancouver, Canada at the on being asked for a photo with his
age of five and currently he resides in fellow singer Miss Pooja despite of
Birmingham, England. As one of the being delayed at the airport due to
most well-known fashion and style some of his luggage not being found.
trendsetters around, individual and On being asked why he does not have
cultured sense of fashion makes him much presence in the Bollywood
a leader amongst the masses with his he minced no words in saying that
unique hairstyles keeping his loyal he does not find the much hyped
fans forever guessing. His attire is Bollywood producers, music directors

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Swaminarayan Mandir (ISSO) Papatoetoe
Celebrates 10th Patotsava with pomp and grandeur

More than two centuries ago, International Swaminarayan Satsang The tenth anniversary celebrations, people, not only in the neighbouring
Organisation was founded in 1978 in which were held from 30th March to suburbs of Auckland but also for many
Swaminarayan Sampraday
USA to reach out to all the devotees 1st April 2018 started on Friday evening who come from Whangarei in north
was founded by Sahajanand who had migrated to various places with the welcome of Maharajshri with and Pukekohe in south. It organises
Swami, also known as Lord in the world from India. Satsang a float and the band enthusiastically most of the Hindu festivals and is
literally means “company of good played by the young volunteers. popular amongst people from India,
Swaminarayan. He established a
people”, which is the raison d’etre of On Saturday 31st, the devotees of Fiji, Sri Lanka and other countries, who
sect of Hinduism which followed this organisation. In New Zealand, the Hamilton had the good fortune of find their roots at the temple. Unlike
the code of conduct laid out devotees started assembling initially a visit of Acharya Maharjshri. It is most religious events in the modern
at homes and then in small shop in coming up as a very active unit of ISSO world, ISSO Swaminarayan Temple
in “Shikshapatri” or book of
Manuakau more than 15 years ago. in New Zealand. On the 1st April, the Auckland is mostly run by the younger
learning. There are currently Dr Kanti Patel and other dedicated Abhishek (holy bathing) of the deities generation. It has a web presence,
close to 20 million followers volunteers got together and realised the in the temple was performed. This Facebook community, Instagram and
dreams of thousands of Swaminarayan was followed by the Bhumi pujan (sod live streaming are common. Teenagers
or “Satsangis” and more than
followers to have a temple in Auckland turning) of a new community project of happily serve the community in the
1500 temples worldwide in 2008. The Temple was inaugurated ISSO that will provide the locals with Mahaprasad, or singing of bhajans and
that are associated with Nar by HH Maharajshri and the idols were a brand-new community centre and playing the band.
consecrated by him. Every year, since support the activities running at the
Narayan Dev Gadi. Currently, People from non-Hindu communities
then, the temple has organised its temple such as senior citizens events,
this is headed by HH Acharya anniversary celebrations and has been cultural classes, yoga and many others. also frequent the temple and are
intrigued by the beautiful architecture
Koshalendraprasadji, who is fortunate to have him back for most of
The temple has become a centre that is and the warm welcome that they receive.
these years.
seventh in the lineage of Lord a spiritual and cultural hub for Indian
April 17, 2018 The Indian News | Page 9

Legal Advice
Readers can have their questions on any aspect of Indian law answered by Naveen Please note that the answers given are intended to be only in the nature of
Goel, Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court, who is an Indian general guidance for the readers and readers should take legal advice specific
qualified lawyer with over 28 years’ experience. Naveen practices in New Delhi but to the detailed facts pertaining to them from Indian qualified lawyers before
also spends a considerable time in Auckland. acting further.

Kannan from Hillsborough asks: Anonymous from Auckland asks: Sohan Singh from Papatoetoe asks:
Salman Khan is out on bail despite I am a 27 year old man and am in Before coming to NZ, I was involved in a car accident in Punjab where one
being convicted in the black buck love with a girl in India and want to person died. My family in Punjab has now received a Court order asking me to
case. He was also acquitted in the hit get married, but her parents are not appear in Court. What should I do?
and run case. Will he ever serve his agreeing. How do I get married to her
sentence or will he buy his way out? in a manner that the marriage would It appears that you may have been
be recognised for her visa to NZ? accused of committing an offence
The Indian criminal justice system is of causing death through a rash and
based on the premise “innocent until Presuming the girl is over 18 years negligent act. It may also be possible
proven guilty”. A person convicted by a of age, consent of her parents is not that you are being called only as
lower Court has the right to appeal to required. You can do a court marriage a witness. Please check the notice
a higher Court. Convictions frequently in India under the Special Marriage carefully and see whether you are
get overturned by a higher Court. The Act. For this, you will need to apply to being called as an accused or as a
trial in the blackbuck case should the SDM/ADM of the district where witness. If you are the accused, you
not have taken 20 years, but delaying the girl lives and a 30 day notice of the would need to engage a lawyer in
trial is a standard defence strategy application is given. Copy of the notice Punjab to contest the case. You can get
as with time, witness memory can is also sent to the girl’s residential exemption from personal appearance
be challenged, witnesses can die ( or address. Her parents can only create for some dates but you will have to
be bought over!), physical evidence a noise but cannot legally object to appear personally on most dates. If
deteriorates or gets destroyed etc. the marriage. After 30 days, you can you fail to appear, the Court can issue
The fact that Salman, in spite of his get married in court. You will need a warrants against you and whenever
celebrity status was convicted, shows couple of witnesses, your identity and you go to India, you could be arrested.
a lot. The sentence imposed on him address proof. The court will issue you a Also, you could then be declared a
of 5 years imprisonment is because of Marriage Certificate which will be valid “proclaimed offender” and all your
his celebrity status and an ordinary and recognised by all embassies and property in India could be attached.
person would have gotten off with a immigration authorities.
much lower sentence. If the sentence If you have been called as a witness, you
had been 3 years or less, he would have Ramesh Kumar from Botany asks: should get your family to write on the Queries may be sent to:
been entitled to bail as a matter of right I am 75 years old and a NZ resident. notice that you no longer live in Punjab
but since the sentence was 5 years, he Most of my property is in India. I and have moved overseas. (Sorry, no Immigration or NZ law queries)
had to apply to a higher court for bail, want to make a Will that will govern
which was granted by the judge. The my properties in India. Can I make
appeal court has discretion to grant this here or do I have to go to India?
bail, pending his appeal. If his appeal
gets rejected, he can always serve his Indian law on Wills is quite simple.
sentence later on but if he wins in his All one needs to do is write a simple
appeal, and was not granted bail, no Will which sets out how you want the
one can return the loss of his freedom property to devolve after your death,
during the time he was in jail. This is sign all pages and have it witnessed
what happened in the Aarushi Talwar by any two or more witnesses, who
murder case, where the Talwars should both be present at the same
remained in jail for 2 years after their time when you sign the Will. It is better,
conviction, but their conviction was though not essential, to appoint an
overturned by the higher court. No one Executor, the person who will carry out
can now give them their 2 years back! the implementation of your desires as
stated in the Will. No stamp paper is
There is nothing extraordinary about required. If all your properties are in
bail being granted to Salman Khan. The India, then this is all you need to do
transfer of the judge who convicted and your legal heirs after your death
Salman was also a routine transfer as would then apply to an Indian Court to
lower judiciary officers get transferred get the Will probated.
every 2-3 years. The Courts in India are
now convicting more celebrities and However, if you also have assets in
politicians than ever before, but delay is New Zealand, it become slightly more
systemic and some crooks and criminals complicated. You need to ensure
do get off. It’s not a perfect system! that your Will would be valid and
enforceable under NZ law as well
Salman’s appeal may succeed or fail as under Indian law. Although the
on its own merits but I don’t think requirements under NZ law are quite
money will play a part. If at all, his similar, it is advisable you consult a
celebrity status will only work against NZ lawyer on this, especially if your
him. My prediction- He will at least get properties in NZ are substantial.
a reduction in his sentence, as 5 years
seems too harsh.
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Biryani, Haleem and more…..
Zam Zam restaurant in Sandringham is cuisines. This restaurant with Sheermal. Most of the modern day tamarind, and red chillies along with
a haven for the hungry soul. Hyderabadi cuisine comprises a broad desserts in Hyderabadi cuisine were other spices are the main ingredients
repertoire of rice, wheat and meat introduced and invented during that make Hyderabadi cuisine different
Speaking to Owner Restaurateur dishes and the skilled use of various the times of Nizams, today that had from the North Indian cuisine.
Mustafa, who is a huge philanthropist, spices, herbs and natural edibles. become an integral part of cuisine.
was an enriching experience. Zam Zam Mustafa explains that Hyderabadi The Ramzan specials will be starting
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Say no to any kind of Harassment
behaviour, parking issues, problems over In incidents where behaviour is criminal
fences, trees and boundaries. Police have the authority to prosecute the ONEHUNGA POLICE
harasser if it is warranted. Constable Don ALLAN
One of my biggest challenges as a
Community Constable is dealing with The test for whether harassment is
complaints of harassment. These criminal focuses on the harasser’s Constable Don ALLAN is the
complaints may involve watching, hanging intention: They must have intended to Community Liaison Officer
around or blocking access to or from make you fear for you safety, or have
Onehunga Police /
your home or workplace, including any known that what they were doing was
Onehunga Community
other place that you frequent often. This likely to make you fear for your safety. Patrol / Auckland
behaviour could also involve unwanted Neighbourhood Support
On the other-hand, if the harasser’s
contact by phone, letter email and text, or
behaviour is not criminal you can apply Maungakiekie- Tamaki Local
through social media such as Facebook.
for a restraining order under the civil Board Member
Any type of behaviour that would make harassment parts of the Harassment
you fear for your safety, and would make Act. What matters is the effect that the He has been a member of the
New Zealand Police for 13
a reasonable person in your situation fear harasser’s behaviour has on you. You
years, and for the last 8 years
for their safety, is classed as harassment. only need to show that the harassment he has been working as the
causes you “distress” and that any Community Constable and
It doesn’t matter if the harasser does that reasonable person would be likely to Community Liaison Officer
same kind of thing each time, or engages have found it distressing. for the Onehunga and
in different types of behaviour. A person Maungakiekie community.
harasses you if they do any of these things at For more information on harassment
As part of my role as Community Constable Allan’s work
least twice within 12 months. check out the Harassment Act 1997 at
Constable and Police Liaison officer for focusses entirely on
When determining what course of action
the community I deal with numerous Prevention initiatives
to take it is necessary to determine if working closely with
neighbourhood complaints ranging from
harassment is criminal or civil. community groups,
incidents of antisocial and intimidating
businesses and residents for
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Know about your
Vedic Sun Signs
17 April – 30 April 2018
Note: There is Astronomical first constellation Aswini. In Western The below given analysis is based
Solve your personal difference between Vedic (Sidereal) Astrology, whenever Sun crosses the on Vedic Sun signs. So please
and Western (Tropical) Sun signs. Earth’s equator, which is taken as the make sure you read the correct
problems... In Vedic Astrology the Zodiac is beginning point of the Zodiac, i.e., Sun sign. To my experience, the
aligned with 27 constellations Aries. The difference in the point of interpretations are often more
(Nakshatras), hence. Aries, the first orientation of both the Sun signs is precise and accurate in Vedic
One stop shop to your Queries sign of the zodiac, aligns with the called Ayanamsa. Astrology than Western Astrology.
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Astrology and other Occult Sciences
Aries (Mesha Rasi): 13 Apr - 14 May Libra (Tula Rasi): 17 Oct -16 Nov
Name Syllable: Chu, ChAE, chO, lA, lee, Lu, lAE, lO, Aa Name Syllable as: rA, ri, rU, rAE, rO, ta, tee, tU, tAE
Body and Mind both could be excited to do something Your innate nature is to balance. But this point of time,
If you need help with: different within the bandwidth of impulsiveness. area of relationship and mutual understanding is most
“Unexpected” should be the key word for next fortnight. affected. Commitment with loved one could have some
• Love Romance & Relationships You would have choice to either take the opportunity to “Sudden effect” blown out of proportion. Need to exercise more
step up your conscious level or get disrupted to spoil your patience, and give some benefit of doubt to the other person. Some
• Marriage & Couple health and peace of mind. Grace of Divine being is there to protect, so review at work circumstances may be required. Some friends may play
the role of the counselor. Don’t let the stress to hit the nervous system.
have faith in your chosen aspect of divinity and stick to ethics. Stay calm
Compatibility at work and stay focused. It’s just the passing and testing cloud. More
light is seem from 24 April onwards
Short distance visit to spiritual place would give some comfort.

• Career Planning Scoprio (Vrischik Rasi): 16 Nov - 16 Dec

Taurus (Vrishabha Rasi): 15 May - 14 Jun Name Syllable as: tO, nA, nee, nU, nAE, nO, ya, yEE, yU
Your hidden attributes may trouble you for a week or
• Business Issues Name Syllable: ee, uu, Ai, O, vaa, vee, vu, ve, vO
“Unexpected” event can occur with relation to money, so. “Sudden blows” at work scenario may result in
medical, overseas or at domestic front. Do not sign on rebellious activity. But this would not solve any issue,
• Legal Problems the dotted lines on any legal documents without consulting your lawyer. rather you need to dive deep within and find out the root cause of this
20-24 April could be stressful with respect to relationship and work. event. Solution lies within. Converse with children and you would be
• Past Life/Karmic Astrology Do not break up relationships in hurry. Everything constructive must be surprise that solution for happy living would come from them. Some
done to maintain the harmony in personal relationships of all sorts. Face delays and frustrations at work and some sudden changes at business
• Education & Potential the realities of life with equanimity. You may rely on the advice given by cannot be ruled out. Casual visit to the spiritual place would benefit.
of the Divine being. Be optimistic as time will change for better soon.
• Positive Direction to Life Sagittarius (Dhanu Rasi): 16 Dec - 14 Jan
Gemini (Mithun Rasi): 15 Jun - 14 Jul Name Syllable as: yAE, yO, bhA, bhee, bhU, dhA, phA, ḍha,
• Personal Image & Self Analysis Name Syllable as: kA, ki, kU, gHa, ṅA, cha, kAE, Ko, hA bhAE
Everything may seem to be moving slow, but in a steady
‘Out of Blue’ explosion in relationships cannot be
way. Some pressure from near and dear ones would
• Money & Finance Matters ruled out. 20-23 April is time for reviewing your
reaction to the fruits sprouting out of any personal be there and that would indeed provide more enthusiasm to move
and business relationships. All issues can be resolved forward. Some sudden news about fatherly nature person may disturb
with wisdom and taming the wavering mind. Remember ‘Effective you for a while. Relationship front looks a bit shaky but advice from
communication’ is the key. Give more time to your spouse and work the elders would help. Work and business need to be touched with the
diligently. Finances must be checked regularly but one intelligent brush of wisdom not impulsiveness. Impartial introspection of your
move may change the entire financial situation. Good time ahead goal of life would indeed give some direction to follow in near future.
socially. Someone may tickle your spine romantically. If you are stubborn, you can use it to your advantage in all areas of
your life
Cancer (Karakata Rashi): 16 Jul - 17 Aug
Name Syllable: hee, hU, hAE, hO, ḍA, ḍee, ḍU, ḍAE, ḍO Capricorn (Makara Rasi): 14 Jan - 13 Feb
Some pleasure of mind can be seen around 17-19 Name Syllable as: bhO, jA, jee, khee, khU, khAE, khO, gA,
April but control your speech as it may sting someone
Love and Harmony at home is your strength. Your life
unnecessarily. Extra effort would be required in your
becomes void without family. Do everything possible
endeavours especially till 24 April. Be focused on your goal as you
under Sun to retain that. Positive activities after a hiccup would
have all the capacity to achieve whatever your desire. Your children
uplift your mood at domestic front. Spouse may shower extra love
would need your attention more than before. Shower Love upon them as
upon you after 24 April; reciprocate it. Property may require sudden
much as you can. Nothing much changes at work scenario apart from
maintenance. Some communication gap amongst favourite friends
working hard. Communicate with loved ones living far away from you
cannot be rule out. Think many times before speaking, rather say
but with understanding. Health demands regular exercise
respond not react. Children may surprise you with added flavour to
your happiness
Leo (Simha Rasi): 17 Aug - 17 Sep
Name Syllable: mA, mee, mU, mAE, mO, ṭA, ṭee, ṭU, ṭAE
“Sudden blow” to your royal ego may happen around
Aquarius (Kumbha Rasi): 13 Feb - 14 Mar
Name Syllable as: GU, gAE, gO, SA, see, su, sAE, sO, DA
18-19 April. Acknowledge your weak points, let the
Spouse and/or partner may explode for no reasonable
power of discrimination counsel your ego, and make a
reason; onus would be on you how to tackle the situation.
strong resolution to overcome your weaknesses. Put sense of “I” first
Also be careful of accident or surgery. Rest assured
aside, control your emotions and don’t let that spoil others’ life. Some
there are people who love you so much which you have
support may come to your rescue from domestic front. Worthwhile
never thought about. The indeed care for your welfare. Any important
business opportunity may arise to grasp. Look at accounts books with
decision related with marriage and business shall be thought over well
care that may help in further negotiation.
and delayed. Don’t rush into things unless you repent later on. Your
speech shall not inflict pain to others rather inspire them.
Virgo (Kanya Rasi): 17 Sep - 17 Oct
Name Syllable as: ṭO, paa, pi, pU, ṣA, ṇa, ṭhA, pAE, pO
Some “Unforeseen” news from overseas could puzzle
Pisces (Meena Rasi): 14 Mar - 14 Apr
Name Syllable as: di, du, thA, jhA, trA, dAE, dO, chA, chee
and put you in dilemma. Even that could be “Out of
You are already busy sorting out things with relationship
box” expenses. Keep your purse under control. You
and business. Stage is set to earn a bit extra money with
wish to give good time to your family but other ethical responsibilities
honest means. You may have ignored domestic front
Now you can ask question online may demand you to do something else. Mind will start getting clarity
from 22 April. Business, relationships and partnerships would demand
for a while and it’s the time to get back to it. Give priority to this as if
there is happiness at home only then it would bring relevant progress sharp attention. Take care of your health especially feet. Your spouse or
at work/business. From health point of view functionalities of the
partner may blow up for no reason; the wise thing would be to stay calm
OR and composed, it’s the passing cloud.
lower abdomen must be looked after; drink more warm water and
avoid consumption of liquor and smoking for a while. Business trips
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Editorial  Community
Mark Zuckerberg survives US congress The 25 years glorious journey of
Bharatiya Mandir
but fails to its millions of users
Mark Zuckerberg has spent most of his professional life apologizing, but he hasn’t
been able to improve much. He has been explaining how he never wanted things to
turn out this way, and that he is taking steps to ensure that it never happens again
and that his tech idealism remains pure.

Mark Zuckerberg admitted in the two days hearing in front of US Senate Judiciary
and Commerce Committee, that Cambridge Analytica, the UK based political-
consulting firm that worked for Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential campaign, had
obtained the information of millions of Facebook users without their consent One
of the foremost ironies of the past decade has been that how the inventor of the
greatest vehicle of interpersonal communication of our time, cannot manage the
most basic P.R. On social media. He gives almost an inhuman impression in no
matter whatever he does. When he’s silent, the world wonders what he’s hiding.
When he speaks up and defends his company, he seems naive. When he admits error,
he appears irresponsible.

The dream of a world of total connection has resulted in unprecedented alienation.

The dream of a world of instantly accessible knowledge has drifted into stupidity
and lies. We blame Zuckerberg because we can’t stand to blame ourselves. The truth
remains that we made a deal with Facebook; we gave up all our information for free.
Unable to bear our own responsibility for the world we have chosen, we have turned
the technologists into monsters we can blame.

There’s a certain look that Zuckerberg gets when he’s apologizing, one that’s
particularly infuriating. It’s not exactly a hangdog look. It’s not red-faced shame, The second person of the trio Mr Shivlal delivered by Morari Bapu for nine days
either. It is a blankness that somehow conveys simply that he’s sad that things have Masters, like Mr Ramesh Patel, also at Logan Campbell Centre from 22-30
turned out the way they have. His innocence is infuriating, and interchangeable served Indian community for their October,1988.Sant Morari Bapu blessed
with the infuriating innocence of the word ‘tech’ itself, which has morphed into a religious needs. He moved around the Mandir site on 29th October,1988.
kind of business camouflage. Unlike his other Techie Billionaire friends Elon Musk many cities in New Zealand and finally
and Bill Gates who believe that Artificial Intelligence is fundamental risk to the very Ram Katha discourse greatly inspired
settled in Auckland. He did lot of good
existence of human civilization, even after all the fiasco Mark still strongly believes the whole community to set a goal to
work for guiding the community in
that Artificial Intelligence is going to make our lives better in future and doomsday finish the Temple in record time. A
establishing the Mandir. For his tireless
scenarios are pretty irresponsible. Land Purification Ceremony (Vishwa
work for the community he was and
Shanti Maha Yagna) was performed
awarded QSM.
Now here, the New Zealand Government has announced that they will not issue on 1st September 1991 By Pandit
any new permit for oil and gas fields exploration in their move to support to their The third member of the team Mr Vasant Shukla at 252-254 Balmoral
commitment for action on climate change. Prabhu Kanji, who arrived from India Road, Auckland in presence of over
was a very active member within the 600 devotees of which more than 101
While the existing 22 offshore exploration permits will stay and remain unaffected,
Auckland Indian Association and couples participated in the Pooja.
even retaining their rights to explore and potentially develop any commercial new
Sports Club as well as helping to After that a Foundation Ceremony
findings. If these permits, which cover 100,000 sq km are continued or taken up, the
establish the Bharatiya Mandir. These was performed on 20th October 1991
exploration can continue for over a decade. Unfortunately, this decision signals that
three gentlemen were the driving force with devotee’s great enthusiasm and
end game decades of attempts to find major new oil and gas deposits outside the
to establish the Bharatiya Mandir. All monetary support. The community
Taranaki Basin, where the offshore Maui, Kupe, Maari, Pohokura, and Tui fields are
the three members were awarded the enthusiasm was escalated by
all producing oil and gas today. “The coalition government is taking an important
Life Membership for both Auckland and considerable individual donations
step to address climate change and create a clean, green and sustainable future for
the New Zealand Indian Association for by over 51 families. Many devotees
New Zealand,” said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in a statement issued at 5am in
their services to the community. attended the ceremony.
coordination with other Ministers and environmental groups.
The efforts of fund raising came in A time capsule was established and
While opposition as expected, has blasted the government decision terming it as
full swing after successfully obtaining placed on 20th September 1991(Shila
very irresponsible and mindless. National leader Simon Bridges, a former Energy
Council approval for the project. Ropan Day) in the Bharatiya Mandir
Minister, described Ardren as” reckless” last month, for suggesting an end to oil
Special efforts were required as foundation along with the following
and gas exploration in New Zealand. Prime minister Ardern and her ministers are
estimated cost of the project was letters with wishes of completing the
expected to outline plans for their version of a managed transition toward a carbon-
more than 1.85 million. Names were construction of Bharatiya Mandir at a
neutral economy by 2050 and a goal of achieving a 100-renewable electricity by 2035.
called for volunteers to raise funds short period.
Greenpeace and the Royal New Zealand Forest and Bird Protection Society both and coordinating schemes to fully
The invitation card of-- Ram Katha,
hailed the New Zealand Government move. involve the entire Hindu Community.
- Yugal Parashar Land Purification Ceremony,
Mr Mohanbhai Daya of Auckland
Foundation Ceremony, a Hanuman
Publisher - Roshan Nauhria (The Indian News NZ Limited) special efforts with help from his
Chalisa book. A Bhagavad Gita
Editor - Yugal Parashar, friends and contacts and Sant Morari
Scripture, A spiritual Container of
Chief Design Officer - Arjun Lingamplli, Bapu was requested to pay a visit
water from the holy river Ganga
Marketing & PR - Erum Ali, to New Zealand and give discourse
from India, God Dhruva, God Vaastu,
Admin & Accounts - Sreesutha Nampally, on Ram Katha and to enlighten and
Nagdev’s statue, New Zealand coins,
Printer - Horton Media, Auckland motivate the Indian community.
One and a quarter Rupee of India,
Registered Office - 258 Balmoral Road, Sandringham, Auckland 1025, New Zealand
The Ram Katha was an important A list of foundation donors, A list of
Phone: +64 9 846 8080
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and extremely successful Katha was
the articles are solely of the authors and do not represent the views of the Indian news team.
To be continued...
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April 17, 2018 The Indian News | Page 17

Raising your
Intensity is
Enhancing your
Perception of Life
There are many stories from the energies function at a higher level of
mystical realm that seem too intensity. That is what we are trying to
fairytalish – don’t believe all these achieve with the kriyas that are being
things. Don’t believe anything which taught in our programs. Without
is not in your experience. At the same intensity, it is no use making efforts,
time, do not ever believe that what they will just go waste. You will just
you know is everything. There could become hallucinatory, imagining
be a lot more to life. The fundamental things that other people have said.
question is how to enhance your That is why I am saying, do not
perception from its present level. believe the stories. It does not matter
who said it. Whether I said it, or

Sadhguru, Isha Foundation

If you want to see more life than Krishna said it, Rama said it, or Jesus
you are seeing right now, the most said it, it does not matter; do not
important thing is that your life believe the stories.

When I say intense, most people in the peak of your intensity. If you can
become intense only when there is become that intense, then if you close
When I say, “do not believe,” I am not danger. Let’s say you are driving your your eyes, even the need to open your
car, pushing it to 120, 125 miles per eyes does not arise anymore in your
telling you to disbelieve them. You hour. You are going like this real fast,
now suddenly something comes in
whole life because life is happening at
such a tremendous intensity. People

simply don’t know. I may be talking your way. Now those last few moments
before the possible crash, you are trying
closed their eyes and did not open
them for a long time not because
to do something, either brake, panic they are not interested in life, simply
about a thousand lifetimes – it is not brake or try to avoid whatever the because they are experiencing life in
object in front of you. Let’s say you did such a peak way. To do anything else
yet true for you. You neither have to not crash and you did not get promoted did not occur to them, that’s all.
“elsewhere,” you are alive, sitting here
disbelieve it nor believe it. You just today. Still, those few moments you can People think somebody is meditating
never forget. Somehow they were so means he is hibernating. Hibernation
have to say, “Okay, whatever life has, intense that if you just think about it, it
is again all fully alive in you.
means lowering life. Meditation is not
lowering life. It is about pushing it
towards the peak. If you are in such a
I also want to see.” You don’t have to Or let’s say you are standing at the edge peak state of intensity, this is the most
of a tall building, just about to fall. Do exciting thing you can do – just sitting.
see what I saw. You just have to see you see how intense you become? If the
consequence of the fall is taken away, Shiva sat like this for millennia because
that whatever there is with life you the fall is a damn great thing, isn’t it? he is in such a peak. It did not occur to
If the consequence of the car crash is him to get up and do something. So if
also want to see. You have to develop taken away, every day you will want
to crash. But since your car breaks
your “voltage” increases, then naturally
you will see everything that is worth

that longing. And once the longing up, your body breaks up, you want to
avoid it. Suppose those consequences
seeing. Because he took his voltage up
really high, that was how his third eye
are taken away, won’t you like to opened. The “third eye” does not mean
comes, what is the way? The first experience it all the time? All the a crack in the forehead. It means things
adventure sports, what do you think it that others cannot see became available
and foremost thing is that your life is? Accidents without consequences... to him. It will become available to you
You jump off an airplane, at the last also, if you raise your voltage.
happens in a more intense way than moment you pull the parachute. But
you want to experience the fall because
the way it is happening right now. it makes you so intense.
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Divine Love
- Brahmrishi Sri Guruvanandji
Brahmrishi Sri Guruvanandji, dissolved into Spirituality and Scientist
devotedly called “Gurudev”, entered the became Saintist. This Saint with
terrestrial sphere on 12 January 1941 scientific background has the deep and
in New Delhi, India with the specific practical understanding of the Science,
mission of bringing the message of Vedas, Bhagavad Gita, Astrology and
Divine Life to the toiling and suffering other spiritual scriptures from Jainism,
masses. Divinity that entered the Sikhism, Christianity, Buddhism, and
immaculate sanctified human embryo Islam. He has the unique capacity
was destined to become the Divine to impart deep spiritual message in
Guru with the mission of imparting layman’s language that people can
saving knowledge to all humanity. He translate this into their daily lives.
is also known as “Walking Divinity” on
two feet. Invested with the divine energy &
power; imbued with divine love &
Academically to his credit, he holds supreme compassion, in last 45 years,
various degrees to the level of PhD He had travelled around the world
and beyond from the prestigious covering 172 countries, helping the
institutes (IIT - Kharagpur, India and masses in raising human consciousness
others Universities), in a range of to the Supreme Consciousness through
subjects, such as Science, Technology, the path of Divine Love and Service to
Sanskrit, Vedas, Astrology, etc. Society. His transformative message
Further to his qualifications and to masses is “Daiva Preeti” (Love for
achievements, he has participated God), “Paapa Bheeti” “Fear of Sin” and
in many international conferences “Sangha Neeti” “Morality in Society,
globally including the “All Religion which he emphasises would encourage
World Conference” where he was all of us to Serve the mankind with love
conferred with “The Best Personality” and compassion, are the best spiritual
and Gold Medal. He has also been practices for this age.
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by German Astrological Society. He He does not want people to change
has also been the Honorary Principal their religion but to get better in their
and Professor at various academic own religion. He believes that the
institutions including BHU (Banaras Religion should be the way of life. He
Hindu University). strongly advocates that “Religion does
not bind us, but rather frees us from WE WILL FIND THE
His spiritual journey began at the age of all bondages of Karma (Deeds)”. He
just nine months old under miraculous emphasises that Saints and Gurus
circumstances when his spiritual should not give us a cult or a new
mentor, Yogiraj Devaraha Baba (known religion but rather the correct way of
as ‘ageless yogi’), saved his life from the
terminal illness. Baba took this child
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5 Ways Technology Can Parents, here are four apps
Help Your Business to keep kids off social media
Every small and medium business faces issues, many times attributed to
sudden growth and sometimes due to lack of processes. Are you facing issues
you suspect technology can resolve, but not sure where to start? We compiled
a list of simple but highly effective tools you can deploy in your business to
give it the boost it needs.

Digital Presence generate but also on how effectively

As basic as it sounds, but it is very you run your administrative support.
important and hence a must to A number of digital solutions can
mention. Google and social media like help you to schedule appointments,
Facebook are the first places people assign & track jobs, and invoice
go to search for what they need. You automatically. These solutions also
need to ensure you have basics sorted enhance customer’s experience. This
i.e. Google My Business account, way, you can spend less time sorting out
Yellow page and localist listing, a paperwork, and focus on growing your
good rank on Google (using Search business and providing quality service
Engine Optimisation techniques) and if instead. There are multiple apps to help
you want to put some money behind you in day to day administration like
advertising then Facebook Ads Manager scanning documents using your phone’s
and Google AdWords are great to camera, to share
extend your reach. These things will documents, e-sign using www.echosign.
bring traffic to your website, and you com, customised paperless forms using
do not want that opportunity to run, and business
out of your hands. You need to engage automation using
every website visitor like you do in a and
retail shop. There are tools available
to provide Live Chat on your website Know where customers are in
and Facebook pages, which in this age your sales cycle
are a must. You can create stunning As a customer, you would have
websites with tools like experienced not getting a call back
and, and provide Live from the business and instead you end
Chat using and up chasing them. Also, many times you Office 365 and have asked a business to call you back
Google G Suite can help you create in 3 months, and that never happens.
a professional email like yourname@ Businesses need to keep track of all
New Delhi [India], Apr. 8 (ANI): In this sectors, children are aspired to in minutes. leads, opportunities, and activities to
day and age, teenagers are increasingly become one of them.
ensure they do not miss a lead again. It
engaged on a number of social media
Bring back customers with is quite easy to do with tools like www.
platforms, be it Facebook, WhatsApp, Quizbiz
campaigns With $15 a month, you
Instagram and so on. While these It is a live quiz by app. The show
How many times do you engage your can have full control on your sales
do help one stay in touch with their not only helps students to learn but also
customers, and remind them when a pipeline. For complex requirements
friends, the apps are also proving to be give away cash prizes redeemable via
service is due? A business like carpet tools like and www.
a great source of distraction. PayPal or LiveMe coins to keep them
cleaning should send an email or a do a great job.
motivated. It also offers the chance to
text every 6 months reminding that
Improve your cash flow A common concern flagged by parents interact live with performers to make
carpet cleaning is due now, and the
with automated payments is the lack of control over the content the show entertaining and engaging for
benefits of cleaning every 6 months.
collection their kids are exposed to. Many a times, teenagers.
Businesses need to start utilising
Cashflow is very important for growing parents have been perturbed due to
CRM’s which are easy to deploy and
business, and you should always look at the lack of knowledge about the kind Angry words
help them understand the customers’
tools to automate payment collection. of videos their kids watch, and thereby, It is a multi-player Scrabble-type game
lifecycle better. With an investment as
If you are sending an invoice from Xero, find it difficult for them to keep an eye that will help teenagers exercise their
little as $100 a month you can keep
including Pay Now button will allow on their children. mind while having a good time. This
track of your customers and increase
customers to pay promptly with their app is a great way to utilise one’s free
the lifetime value of the customer
credit cards. If you are invoicing your In order to make sure young individuals time during vacations or for short
significantly. After all, it is far cheaper
customers regularly, look at enabling make the best of their free time, here breaks while studying.
to retain an existing customer, then
Direct debits using bank accounts are some apps and platforms for
to acquire a new one. You can utilise
and credit cards. It is far easier then parents to help improve the knowledge Duolingo
tools like www.appointmentreminder.
it seems with companies like www. base of their offspring: Duolingo turns the process of learning,, and www.,, and new languages fun through games. If using Xero, TED One gets three lives per level, and has
A teenager is greatly influenced by to get through each by successfully
Automate paperwork setup auto reminders, and if you are a
business with regular overdue payments the people he is surrounded. One translating to and from a chosen
Running a profitable business does
use services like can build the personality of their language, pronouncing words and
not only depend on the revenue you
children by connecting them with phrases correctly and transcribing
Andy Dharmani some of the world’s most fascinating short sentences over roughly 20 rounds
Andy is well regarded for his vision and ability to deliver results. He is passionate about helping
people through TED. By listening to to a level. This app can make a child
start-up’s and growing business make that impact with use of the technology. successful personalities from various master various languages.
The Indian News | Page 20 April 17, 2018

Par Excellence 
Yugal & Erum in conversation with the
Queen of Haute Cuisine
Food has a direct relationship with happiness. Not just eating but cooking too.
From Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan to Jazzy B, they have all been in her
kitchen and eaten her delicious hand made food.

A brilliant student academically, she studied interior design, dabbled in Shahnaz

Hussain’s beauty and skin care, runs her own manufacturing base, owns and
manages several restaurants in Auckland including the flagship India Gate
restaurant in Epsom and also finds time for community work. She has also won the
Best Woman entrepreneur award. In this issue we are interviewing Shivani Arora
who is Auckland’s superwoman in cooking and creating fantastic recipes.

A little about your background?

Born in the food heaven of the country, Punjab, she was always in love with
cooking right from school days. She was always a bright student, winning
scholarships and excelling in everything she did. “Cooking was always my
passion. Passion became my profession. It all started from my mother’s kitchen in
Chandigarh. I always enjoyed PR and being a people person, I always found great
joy in interacting with people. I believe we are here to serve our customers and Speaking to Kuldip about his background -
that is the driving force behind my business’. • I worked for a British Company in Bahrain as an engineer.
• In India, I had designed three motors one of them which is 250,000 rpm is still
How did you both get married to Kuldip? used in the heavy battle tanks of India.
I had won a beauty pageant at college. Kuldip chanced to see my picture at the • I also designed the tallest building in Bahrain which was 35 storeys high, for
photographer’s studio and decided that I was the girl he wanted to marry. As the National Bank of Bahrain.
luck would have it, through sheer coincidence, we met through a common family • I also designed one of the towers of the tallest building in Dubai.
member and soon got married. • But now after coming to New Zealand, I am helping in managing the business
with Shivani. Also, now we have more time and inclination to give technical
Any sweet memory from your India days? knowledge where the community and temple work is concerned. We are also
Being a stubborn Punjabi and very prim and proper, my father had nicknamed me supporting young children for their education in our home town in India by
the Anglo Indian in my family. I was a total perfectionist where it came to work and paying their fees, buying their uniforms, getting their books and helping them
study. So, when Kuldip came to see me to marry, we were not prepared as it was all to settle and integrate in the society. It is good to see them grow and have
too sudden. I cooked food for them but didn’t have time to organise the sweet. But careers, married and settled with families and earning high incomes.
my mother had always insisted that food must always be accompanied by dessert.
So, I got the orange bar from the outside ice cream man who was passing by. I just Shivani - What is one life lesson you would like to give -
fell for his simplicity when I saw him sitting and enjoying the orange stick with People may like you or dislike you. But it the ones who suppress you that bring out
childlike innocence and without any inhibitions. the best in you. The bullies who try to take away your voice are actually trying to
take away your identity. There are people who will push you down but even a seed
Did you come to New Zealand right after your wedding? becomes a sapling after it is buried in the ground for many days of darkness. I have
We first went to Bahrain. I started my career in the education industry. Being a big always believed in the power of positivity and that confidence is what has made
follower of Swami Vivekananda, I believed that knowledge is there to share. So, me what I am. I have always had a strong personality. My children have been able
I started teaching Hindi, although I had no prior experience with the language. to find successful carriers today because of my focus on their education. I have
Being a scholarship student all my life I just knew I would be able to do it. We always believed in working hard and that is what I pushed my children to do in life.
ventured to many countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand and even Samoa Work hard, shine and never let any obstacles stop you in believing in your self. Self
but then went back to India, then again went to live in Bahrain. But finally, we worth and self esteem are built when you as a parent build it in your child’s DNA.
chose to come back and settle in New Zealand in the year 2000 for good. My children are my pride, my strength.

A little about your children -

With my children too, I always aimed for excellence. I always trained them to give
their 100 percent always and to never settle for less. My children say if we had not
believed in the words of guidance and encouragement that you gave us, we would
not be what we are today. Our elder son Abhinav has completed commerce with
economics honours and wants to study at Stanford. He is involved in the family
business and his also the recipient of the Young Entrepreneur award of NZ. A
mother is a very important figure in our lives and my daughter Sonam who is a
Chartered Accountant, and now married, rang me up to say how she felt that even
more today. She recently won the elections for the regional council of chartered
accountants by 102 votes.

My younger son Pawan has finished Law and Commerce. He managed to juggle
three degrees and will soon complete his third degree as well.

Culture and tradition is a very valuable part of our lives and both my husband and I,
as parents are very traditional and culturally oriented when it comes to the children.

Had I not believed in myself I would never have been able to make my children
stand up for themselves. It is so easy to be put down by others in life. People always
have an opinion about others but if you have faith in what you believe in, you will
always move ahead.
April 17, 2018 The Indian News | Page 21

 Par Excellence
Your involvement in social work What are your future plans?
When I cook in the temple (Shirdi Temple), I I want to open an orphanage school like Mother
automatically feel the strength and the energy to Teresa and that is my dream mission. Social
do things at an unimaginable pace. It is as if there work is my goal. Fundraising is my passion.
is some magnificent source that starts to make I enjoy being a part of Rotary, helping across
things happen which is just hard to explain. Chinmaya Mission, Ram Mandir, Bhartiya
Mandir and there is a new Hanuman temple in
• My highest record has been cooking Birkenhead where I plan to go and help too.
breakfast, lunch and dinner for 15000
people in one day. For a big feast at the Any advise for youngsters?
inauguration of the Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Honesty and integrity is most important.
in Onehunga. Loyalty, sincerity and commitment is missing
• I can cook for 200 people at just one to two in youngsters today. Hard work is imperative
hours’ notice. and even today I work 12 hours without feeling
• Once for the Bharatiya Mandir, she has even tired. Culture and values of the country where
cooked for 1000 people in a couple of hours you live are equally important. Money is not the
and walked away. most important thing in life. Today the biggest
need is to spend more time with our children
and families.

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Stepping outside the box

Auckland gets its very own Boutique Airport

If creativity is
intelligence having
fun, the newly
launched Airport
Hotel – Naumi is
really, intelligence
having a blast.
This was more than over stated at a launch event held on the 11 April
2018 in Auckland. The out of the box event was a litany of surprises and
breathtaking treats. The guest list consisted of the crème-de-la-crème of the
Auckland social circuit.

Naumi Hotels, the Singapore-based private hospitality company, is a brand

synonymous with personal luxury and prime locality. The Group’s vision
is to consistently engage today’s discerning traveller in a warm sanctuary
of comfort with stylish design whilst showcasing architectural and design
philosophies reflective of city hotels. Each Naumi establishment aims to
represent the highest standard of hospitality that is passionate, enthusiastic
and intuitive.

Paying homage to the Tui Bird, Naumi Auckland

Airport was carefully designed to exude contemporary
yet bold accents. Inspired by the visual features of
New Zealand’s native bird, the hotel offers a sensory
experience to guests through nature’s colour palette
and visual installations. The tui’s colouration, which
appears plain black at first sight, includes deep
metallic hues that range from greens, blue, purple
and bronze accents. The layered gold ‘feathers’ that
adorn the walls of the reception have been used
throughout the hotel, adding vibrancy and movement
to every corner. The designers have complemented
these spaces with both bespoke and off- the-shelf
furnishings, custom-made rugs

Located just minutes away from Auckland

international and domestic airports, tranquillity and
comfort beckon at Naumi Auckland Airport. The quiet
garden surrounds 200 spacious nests (rooms) with
private patios and over 2500 sqm of event space. A
swimming pool, gym and delightful Asian influenced
cuisine complete your experience.

Naumi believes geek is chic! For added convenience,

all guests enjoy free unlimited 1gb/sec wifi across
multiple devices with unlimited downloads. Each
room is also outfitted with a smart TV with 60 SkyTV
channels and a Netflix channel.
April 17, 2018 The Indian News | Page 23


Naumi Auckland Airport is only three kilometres

from Auckland Airport and 18-minute drive from
the Central Business District, the perfect base to
rest up and continue your journey.

The specially designed “Designer Suites” were

introduced to the guests with sass and style
as they were escorted by the gorgeous Naumi
Angels. It was a treat to see the attention to
detail and the sheer creative genius of adding a
touch of wit to everyday mundane things like a
blow drier or the treats in the mini bar. If what
I felt walking away from the party that evening
is anything to go by – I am sure a lot of guests
at the launch are planning a weekend at Naumi
– just to soak in the hospitality and lure to the
senses that this boutique oasis promises. Naumi
promises to excite and enthral you in ways you
didn’t know possible.
o m t h e s e a
v o u r s f r
Mikano is a 22 year old iconic brand in Auckland. The names Gauri
and Sai have become synonymous with Mikano from the time
they took ownership 5 years ago. They pride themselves at being a
European restaurant with a predominant seafood menu. They have
retained traditional service and luxury and injected elements of
creativity in their huge selection of meats and the smoked fish. The
use of oven cooked, char grilled style has been retained for those
exotic flavours. And their portions are quite generous. They deliver a
guest experience that seamlessly encompasses service, style and fun.

As part of their flourishing hospitality undoubtedly attract the fashionable,

they can cater to 120 to 150 people they’re also attracting accolades
to sit and dine and enjoy the silver for their unbeatable standard of
spoon setting with the views. Their hospitality—particularly their high
entertainment ventures and events teas, a 7 course degustation menu
can accommodate a cocktail style along with catering to grand events and
standing option of 300 people. Their weddings. Gauri mentions that behind
brilliant team also includes manager the glitz and glamour, there is actually
Jas, and Fred who has been the top Chef a lot of grit. The million dollar view is
there for 18 years. While the hotels to die for.
Lamborghini URUS makes flying visit to New Zealand.
The Lamborghini Urus made a flying
visit to New Zealand and The Indian
News was there to witness it.
The Italian maker’s first-ever SUV
- or “Supersport Utility Vehicle” as
Lamborghini likes to call it – is visiting
showrooms around the world in
advance of first deliveries in the second
half of the year.

It was a pre-production example, so for Urus is officially the world’s fastest SUV,
static display only. But the blue Urus with 0-100kmh in 3.6 seconds and a top
pictured here had been the centrepiece speed of 305kmh.
of this exclusive customer event at
Lamborghini Auckland, in its new
showroom, and was available for public
viewing in a family-oriented ‘Urus
Open Day’.
The Indian News | Page 26 April 17, 2018

65th National Film Awards: Bollywood congratulates
Sridevi posthumously awarded for ‘Mom’ Varun Dhawan for ‘October’
Veteran actress Sridevi has been
on Friday honoured with the ‘Best
Actress’ award for her performance in
her last movie ‘Mom’, at 65th National
Film Awards.
The actress essayed a role of a
purposeful mother, who vows to
revenge the rape of her step-daughter.
A 10-member panel sat on Friday to
announce the winners.
Jury members include Kannada
director P Sheshadri, screenwriter
Imtiaz Hussain, Aniruddha Roy The Bollywood fraternity showered Varun’s best friend Arjun Kapoor also
Chowdhury, Tripurari Sharma, South love and congratulated Varun wrote, “Very proud to be @Varun_dvn s
Indian actress Gautami Tadimalla, Dhawan, Banita Sandhu and director friend always & even more so after what
Ranjit Das, Rumi Jaffrey, lyricist Shoojit Sircar for their remarkable he s done in #October !!! Playing a flawed
Mehboob, and Rajesh Mapuskar, performance in the movie ‘October’. human being is a tough achievement to
headed by filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. play it flawlessly is even tougher.”
The official ceremony will be held on May 3, where President Ram Nath Kovind The movie entered the Box Office on
will hand-over the awards to the winners. April 13 and has won hearts of a lot Her Judwaa 2 co-star Taapsse Pannu
of people. praise him and wrote, “Having watched
#October only one word comes to my
Knitting mindsets with ‘Hindi Medium’ Director and Producer, Karan Johar mind ìBeautifulî and thatís the feeling
took to Twitter to congratulate his it leaves behind @ShoojitSircar and
student of the year and wrote, “ @writeonj you are a kickass combo!
#October is absolutely beautiful... @Varun_dvn I have never seen u
just you into its so effortless on screen before! @
world and absorbs you completely...I BanitaSandhu welcome to movies.”
felt like I was standing there with the
characters and feeling their every beat Veteran actor Paresh Rawal also wrote,
and emotion....@ShoojitSircar and @ “Varun Dhawan delivers a nuanced n
writeonj are a genius team!” deeply layered performance in a Shoojit
Sircar unique love story - October.”

October covers a lifetime as it battles with the emotions

and the reality.
We might be divided by borders,
landscapes, cultures or religions, but
those living in first-tier cities, quickly
relate to the anxious parents in the
Kriti graced with Dada Saheb Phalke
one thing that has the power to bind us movie, who run into a lot of barriers and Excellence Award for ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’
all is the world of cinema. embarrassing situations while choosing
schools for their girl.”
It makes people love, laugh, cry and
most importantly, strike the chord. As per the Global Times, the film’s title
is translated as ‘Qipaoxian’ in Chinese,
Indian films, for instance, are gaining
or ‘Starting Line’ - a term often used by
huge popularity in the neighbouring
Chinese parents in the phrase “don’t
countries, including China.
let the kids lose at the starting line”,
After movies like ‘PK’, ‘Dangal’, ‘Bajrangi when talking about the importance of
Bhaijaan’, ‘Secret Superstar’, the children’s elementary education.
latest film being loved by the Chinese
This reminds us of the catch phrase of
audience is ‘Hindi Medium’, which is a
the recent years- ‘tiger parenting’.
critique on the commercialisation of the
education system in India. It refers to demanding parents,
who push their children to excel
The Irrfan Khan-Saba Qamar-starrer
academically and gain vast knowledge
released in China on April 4 and in
and various skills.
less than a week, the film raked in a
Merely four-Hindi-film-old actress, Kriti town, in the film, from audience and
whopping Rs. 150 cr. It has reportedly A research published in the Asian
Sanon has been graced with Dada Saheb critics alike.
claimed the second highest first-day American Journal of Psychology says,
Phalke Award for her performance in
opening for an Indian film in the strict and emotionally unsupportive Along with Sanon, the romantic-comedy
‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’.
country following ‘Secret Superstar’. ‘tiger parenting’ is not the formula for helmed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari also stars
high-achieving child prodigies. The actress has received the honour for Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar
So what was it that the Chinese
her memorable performance in a lead Rao in lead role.
resonated with? Hence, the success stories of these
role for the sleeper hit.
Indian films, which focus on social The story is based on the French novel
According to a Chinese daily, which
issues, suggest that they make it easier The 27-year-old actress received good ‘The Ingredients of Love’ penned by
quoted a user on a social networking
for the Chinese audiences to identify reviews for her portrayal of ‘Bitti’, a Nicolas Barreau.
service website, “Many Chinese parents
with them. young and free minded girl, from a small
of primary school children, especially
April 17, 2018 The Indian News | Page 27

Jennifer's two exes seem taken now Top contenders for
Jennifer Aniston may have been spending time with her
Meghan Markel’s Maid of Honour
close friends post her split from Justin Theroux, but the
latter and Jen's first ex-husband, Brad Pitt, seems to have
find someone in their respective lives.'

Meghan Markle is all set to the nuptial Being a stylist Mulroney had set up the
knot with Prince Harry and the industry pre-wedding looks for both Harry and
is abuzz with rumours regarding who Megan. All the three of them also share
shall be her Maid of Honour after all. a close bonding.

Meghan is not likely to have the English Sarah Rafferty

weddings, which have younger adults Rafferty and Meghan co-starred on Suits
acting as the pageboys or bridesmaid for seven seasons, playing close in-office
but she could very well still have a maid pals Donna Paulsen and Rachel Zane.
of honor, as sister-in-law-to-be, Kate Their often viral selfies do confirm that
Middleton did with her own sister, she will be on a guest list but it’s not yet
Pippa Middleton. sure is shall be the maid of honour.

Post divorce in February, Theroux is (Angelina Jolie in the case of Brad Pitt) But the question is as to who is going to Kate Middleton
back in the news. that the two may hook up again. be given the coveted role for Markle! Though she did not act as the maid of
honour for own sister’s wedding it is
The 46-year-old actor, according to But, sorry folks, that ain't happening, Will it be like Pippa Middleton the highly unlikely that she would be the
Radar Online, has been sending "flirty as Fury star is seeing Neri Oxman, a younger sister of Duchess of Cambridge maid of honour for Markle. However,
texts" to Selena Gomez. glamorous MIT professor. Kate Middleton who became a viral her two eldest children, Prince George
sensation on the day of Kate’s wedding? and Princess Charlotte, will probably
"It was kind of an open secret that "Brad's absolutely smitten by her," a be a page boy and bridesmaid,
Justin was sweet on Selena when he source told Us Weekly. Hereafter compiling it from certain representing their family in the
and Jen hung out with her," Radar media reports, we bring to you the list of wedding party.
Online quoted a source as saying. "Their chemistry is off the charts," the top contenders for the Maid of Honour.
source added. Samantha Markle
"To be fair, they did get on well, but he's Priyanka Chopra It would be shocking if we saw
asking for major trouble by trying to The 54-year-old actor became The two stars met at an Elle Women in Meghan’s estranged half-sister
hang out with her so soon after his and acquainted with Oxman, who has Television event and bonded over their anywhere near St. George’s Chapel on
Jen's split," the source added. been billed as "rock star" in the field of shared careers as actors. They even took the big day. The half-siblings are not
art, architecture and design, after he in a performance of Hamilton together. close, and as per reports, they haven’t
Now, onto the second ex of Friends' star. admired a line of her 3D-printed chaise But Chopra herself isn’t spilling any spoken much since 2008. Thus this
lounges at the MIT. details until the big day. entry seems to be just a formality.
Well, this news might break the hearts
of the Pitt and Aniston's fans, who were "They got romantically involved Jessica Mulroney Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
hoping for their reunification. almost right away," an insider told the Stylist, the closest friend of Meghan and are set to get married on May 19 at
magazine. the wife of the son of former Canadian England’s Windsor
There were even rumours posts their Prime Minister Brian Mulroney is one of
splits with their respective partners the most likely people in the post.

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An emerging hub of Art,

Culture and Food
A pop-up event/venue in
the heart of Auckland is
becoming a hub of everything
fusion. Amongst other
things, Auckland is known
the world over for being
the most culturally diverse
cities in the world. Mela –
the great Indian Carnival is
a celebration of this spirit
of Auckland. It not just
introduces the Indian Arts,
Crafts, Music, Traditions and
food to the local community
but is also creating the
prefect place where this
blends into the rich and
diverse culture of Aotearoa.

The venue itself offers artistic

tours of all the murals and Panipuri: Panipuri is a
other aspects f the carnival. customary street-snack
Inspired by the sheer delight voguish in assorted regions
experienced by people just by Biryani: Biryani is an Urdu including Uttar Pradesh
being in the carnival ambience, word that originated from and Varanasi in the Indian
Mela has now opened its doors the Persian language. Biryani subcontinent. Combining
to be available for hire to host is a multi-layered rice dish three popular ingredients
private and corporate events. that originates from the including puri or golgappe,
Indian subcontinent and flavoured pani puri water
The performance nights
Momo: Momo is a style of is sough-after in Punjab, (commonly known as ilmi
at Mela are now becoming
south-east Asian dumpling Ambur, Awadh, Thalassery, pani), and a mashed potato
increasingly popular with
known famously in Nepal, Dindigul, Sindh, Delhi, styled slightly filling. Flavour is
something for everyone.
Tibet, Sikkim, Assam and the Kolkata, Hyderabad and meant to evoke a combination
Wether you are a person who
Darjeeling regions of India. It Malabar. Variations of biryani of tangy and sweetish fused
finds their grove in Cuban
is a type of steamed dumpling differ across the regions. with sour and spicy.
beats or western tunes, or are
with some form of filling Key ingredients comprise of
someone who gets in the zone Samosa: Samosa also known
including pork, chicken goat rice, spices, meats inclusive
with classical or folk music – Dosa: Dosa is an Indian dish as sambusa or samboksa and
and buffalo meat, vegetables, of chicken, lamb, seafood
Mela has something for you. created from a rice batter, and is a fried or baked dish with
or paneer ( fresh cheese) and or beef, boiled egg with
one can liken it to a unique savoury stuffing such as spiced
One of the big highlights of shares similarities with the yoghurt and is best when
fusion of a spicy pancake and potatoes, onions, peas, lentils,
the Mela experience is the Chinese baozi and jiaozi, encompassing dried fruits
crepe. Core ingredients include macaroni, noodles, cheese,
lip-smacking street food that is Mongolian buuz, Japanese and potatoes. Spices utilized
rice and black gram and is minced lamb or minced beef.
available at a reasonable price. gyoza and Korean mandu. in Biryani are inclusive
a popular part of the South Famous for its distinctively
Momo is believed to be of of ghee (clarified butter),
Sought-after street-side snacks Indian diet and popular all triangular or tetrahedral shape,
Tibetan origin. It is one of the nutmeg, mace, pepper,
at Mela – The Great Indian over the Indian subcontinent. Indian samosas are usually
most popular fast-foods in cloves, cardamom, cinnamon,
Carnival Dosa is traditionally served vegetarian, and is frequently
Nepal and has quickly made a bay leaves, coriander, mint
hot with sambar (lentil-based accompanied by a mint sauce.
name for itself in countries like leaves, ginger, onions,
vegetable stew or chowder),
the United States of America, tomatoes and garlic.
stuffing of peas and potatoes
are famously known for being UK and India.
served with coconut chutney.
The Indian News | Page 30 April 17, 2018

President Kovind, PM Modi laud CWG '18 medallists as India
better their performance at Gold Coast
Following the medal rush for India at the Meanwhile, The Commonwealth Games Games a celebration that everyone can “This was our biggest ever
21st Commonwealth Games, President Federation (CGF) President, Louise be proud of." Commonwealth Games team and they
Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday took to Martin CBE, on Sunday declared the have delivered an amazing collective
Twitter to congratulate the medalists. success of the 21st Commonwealth New Zealand weightlifter David Liti performance bringing home 15 Gold,
Games, calling it proof of the fast- received the award for outstanding 16 Silver and 15 Bronze medals,” Grant
Hailing ace shuttlers Saina Nehwal growing stature of Commonwealth sporting spirit after his medal ceremony Robertson said. “Those 46 medals make
and PV Sindhu as "daughters of India", Sports Movement’s on the world stage. in the Men’s 105kg+ Weightlifting, 2018 New Zealand’s most successful
President Kovind congratulated the duo where he offered to assist his Samoan ever away Commonwealth Games,
for their achievements at the Games. The Games also broke the record for rival who was left in a wheelchair after beating Glasgow (45) four years ago.
the most number of countries winning injuring himself in the final. That’s a fantastic achievement.
"Congratulations to Saina Nehwal and medals at a Commonwealth Games
PV Sindhu for winning GOLD and (43 out of 71), beating the previous New Zealand’s Commonwealth Games “I’d also like to congratulate the Gold
SILVER respectively in Women's Singles total of 39 set at Manchester 2002 and team has done itself and New Zealand Coast organisers for an extremely well-
Badminton at the Commonwealth Melbourne 2006. proud with their huge success on the run Games. Roll on Birmingham 2022,”
Games. Daughters of India continue to Gold Coast, Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson said.
make us all proud," he said. In a spectacular closing ceremony Minister Grant Robertson says.
capping 11 days of record-breaking
Similarly, Prime Minister Narendra sport, Martin thanked the Gold
Modi also congratulated the Indian Coast 2018 Organising Corporation
Badminton contingent, table tennis (GOLDOC) and the Games Partners
players Manika Batra, Sharath (Queensland Government, City of Gold
Achanta, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, and Coast and Commonwealth Games
boxer Satish Kumar for their medals at Australia) for their support and delivery
the Games. of the Games; before praising the
spirit and support of the Australian
"Celebrating the success of teamwork! public, Games volunteers, staff, and the
Proud of Manika Batra and Sathiyan Commonwealth athletes.
Gnanasekaran for winning the Bronze
in the Mixed Doubles Table Tennis The Lord Mayor of Birmingham
event," he said. Councillor Anne Underwood received
the flag on behalf of the city, which
In a glorious show of performance, will host the Games from 27 July to 7
Saina clinched gold and PV Sindhu August 2022.
bagged silver in the badminton women's
singles competition, as did Kidambi Calling on the Commonwealth to join
Srikanth in the men's final. together again in 2022, Lord Mayor
While squash duo Dipika and Joshna of Birmingham Councillor Anne
bagged silver, Manika and Sathiyan Underwood said,” Whilst we can't
clinched bronze in the mixed doubles promise the sun, sand and sea of these
table tennis competition, and Sharath Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, we
too bagged bronze in the table tennis can promise youth, energy, creativity
men's singles. and a love of sport. As Lord Mayor and
First Citizen of Birmingham, I too can
Meanwhile, boxer Satish Kumar won a guarantee the warmest of welcomes
silver medal in the men's +91kg boxing to our city in 2022. Birmingham is the
event. On the final day of the Games at heart of the United Kingdom and the
Gold Coast, India stands third with a soul of the Commonwealth and we are
total of 66 medals, including 26 gold, 20 already putting our hearts and souls
silver and 20 bronze medals. into making the 2022 Commonwealth

Following is the final Gold Coast CWG medal tally.

Top 10 positions in the final medals tally of the 21st edition of the
Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Sunday. The list is in the order of rank,
nation, gold medal, silver medal, bronze medal and total medals.

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total

1 Australia 80 59 59 198
2 England 45 45 46 136
3 India 26 20 20 66
4 Canada 15 40 27 82
5 New Zealand 15 16 15 46
6 South Africa 13 11 13 37
7 Wales 10 12 14 36
8 Scotland 9 13 22 44
9 Nigeria 9 9 6 24
10 Cyprus 8 1 5 14
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