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03 ‘Girmit’ saga goes on... 08 A slice of Haven
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‘Girmit’ saga goes on...
“Girmitiyas” or Indentured Labourers,
is the name given the Indians who
left India in the middle and late 19th
Century to serve as labourers in the
British colonies, where the majority
eventually settled. GIRMIT is a corrupt
form of the English word “Agreement”.
A labour emigrating under the
Agreement or Girmit was a “Girmitiya”.

The British and other European colonial

powers started the Indian indenture
system in 1838, as a cheap source of
labour to their colonies after African
slavery was abolished in 1833. Under
this system, some 1.2 million Indians
were displaced from India to the
colonies between 1838 and 1916.

In North India, there was great popular

resistance to emigration and it was
difficult to obtain recruits, especially
women. They were a fair cross-section
of village castes, had been driven
by economic pressure or alienation
from kin, and enlisted to secure high
wages, with the intention of returning
to India. The areas of recruitment
were determined by economic, and, they could not afford to return under supplied a lot of labourers. Music too, coined from the eastern Hindi dialects
secondarily, by cultural factors. Most the low pay (even in many instances was important, with a distinct Fiji mixed with some native Fijian and
of the 60,965 emigrants came from the they were denied paid wages) of the Hindi culture that some commentators small numbers of English words,(26)
Gangetic plain, but 25% were recruited British government or were refused to have described as a forerunner to both with some minorities speaking
in Madras, where there was less be sent back. After the expiry of their bangla and jazz. For the most part, Gujarati, and Punjabi, and a very few
resistance to emigration. girmits, many leased small plots of land these people came from in certain speaks Tamil as their mother tongue
from Fijians and developed their own rural or village areas. The language was with less fluency.(27) Almost all Indians
The contracts of the indentured sugarcane fields or cattle farms. Others further heavily enriched by the inclusion are also fluent in English.
labourers required them to work in Fiji went into business in the towns that of many Fijian and English words. The
for a certain period of time as specified were beginning to spring up. language is now the mother tongue of According to the 1996 census (the
in their agreements. After 5 years of majority Fiji Indians and is the lingua latest available), 76.7% of Indians
Girmit, they were free to return to India The indenture system had two positive are Hindus and a further 15.9% are
franca of not only all the Fiji Indians but
at their own expense. Some 60,500 effects on subsequent generations. Muslims. Christians comprise 6.1%
also of all Fijian communities where
Indians were transported to Fiji between Firstly the need for people of different of the Indian population, while about
ethnic Indians are in a majority.
1879 and 1916 when the transportation castes to live work and eat together led 0.9% are members of the Sikh faith. The
of indentured Indian labourers was to an end of caste system. Furthermore, Indo Fijians are concentrated in the remaining 0.4% are mostly nonreligious.
finally stopped. The indenture system shortage of females resulted in many Sugar Belt and in cities and towns on
itself was abolished in 1921. marrying outside their caste. Another the northern and western coasts of Viti
positive was the development of a Levu and Vanua Levu; their numbers
After a further five years of work as an new koiné language, known as Fiji are much scarcer in the south and
indentured labourer were given the Hindi that was formed from different inland areas. The majority of Fijian
choice of returning to India at their languages and dialects of India. The Indians came from northern part of
own expense or remain in Fiji. The speakers of these languages originated India and converse in what is known as
great majority opted to stay because from different regions in India that the Fiji Hindi language that has been

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Rotary Central Papatoetoe Club is part Monday in Manukau and welcomes new
of district 9920 in New Zealand and was members who are keen to serve and Rotary Papatoetoe Central invites you to
established in 2015. Rotary, as we all support community through various
know is a well- established organization projects taken by club. Auckland region it
join and celebrate with us
all around the world, where likeminded also has our pacific countries clubs as its

Indian Diaspora Night

people come together to serve the member, this make District 9920 a very
community. Rotary members have always diverse Culturally Rich district.
been contributing to community by
putting their time and physical efforts Rotary Papatoetoe central club is And Fund-Raising Dinner
and through their fund-raising endeavors. known for being a culturally rich Club
where it members Join club not only
Rotary supports large number of to serve selflessly community but at Chief Guest: Hon. Jenny Salesa,
projects both internationally and same time to build strong friendship, MP for Manukau East (Labour)
locally. To accomplish these projects Harmony and relationship among own
the Club requires generous donations members and enjoy every project with
of philanthropic members of the lot of Fun and entertainment. In short Date: Saturday, 2nd June @ 7.00pm
business community. This year Rotary span of 3 years PAPATOETOE club has
Papatoetoe Central Club is organizing done various projects such as raising
a dinner event on 2nd June 2018 as around $3,000 for Fiji cyclone victims, Location: Alexandra Park Function Centre
INDIAN DIASPORA NIGHT with aim to planting trees with Auckland Council
Greenlane West Rd, Epson
raise a fund of up to $50,000.00 support, distributing food bags during
Christmas and organizing Girmit Night RSVP: Ph: 021 913 25 (President)
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also plans to acknowledge and applaud projects such as Eradication of Polio and
the achievements of Indian origin Kiwis, Eradication of Poverty that has brought
who have excelled in various field in New Global change and has also made great
Zealand. Rotary Papatoetoe meet every impact in wellbeing of world community.

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May 15, 2018 The Indian News | Page 5

New Zealand People’s Party
Looking for the Next Generation of Problem-Solvers in New Zealand.
Millennials are now the largest major ways. We will be looking at 64
generation in the country and the new candidates to join our Party. The
biggest cohort in the workforce. They idea of profiling new candidates is not
are revitalizing cities, downtowns and just to garner support of youngsters but
reorienting entire systems and society in also experienced people across different
the process. They are also reshaping the age groups in the community who are
culture, politics and work environments making an impact on how we live, learn,
of the places they live. work and vote. We are here for everyone. We welcome
representation from every New
With this in mind, we’re launching a We want to hear from you. If you know Zealander be it Indian, Chinese,
drive to identify the next generation someone who is changing the face or Korean, Kiwi, Pacific or from Maori
of problem-solvers in New Zealand. fabric of your city, tell us about them. communities. We are here to make
New Zealand People’s Party will look at Tell us how they are creatively solving every voice heard.
urban innovation through the lens of problems in your community and they
the millennial generation leaders who might just be the right leader we are
are transforming their communities in looking for.

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Labour’s Pre-budget pains

Next week Finance Minister Grant will assess the impact of this Ardern- Environmental improvements are only areas, understand we are all in this
Robertson will deliver his first Peters Government’s low-growth achieved by governments working together.
Budget and the country’s books policies. Grant Robertson has no plan together with industry to improve
are looking healthy. Mr Robertson to continue New Zealand’s recent how things are done. The National Labour’s real problem is they promised
inherited from National a growing economic growth and independent Government set very specific national too much. Now these huge spending
economy and Government books in economists are already saying economic limits on nitrates, phosphorous, E. promises to both voters and their
surplus, so there should be plenty of growth could halve in 18 months as a coli, algae and ammonia through the coalition parties are coming home to
cash for this government. result. National Policy Statements we put roost. This Ardern-Peters Government
in place in 2014 and 2017. National’s is very fortunate we left the books in
In addition, Mr Robertson is increasing actions put limits on diary conversions such great shape. But with their current
debt by $10 billion, getting increased
The Government’s in sensitive catchments and is raid on the regions, I am not confident
revenue from the growing economy, and recent announcement progressively being rolled out by that by 2020 the books will be looking
introducing a whole lot of new taxes. All regional councils. In 2017 we agreed as strong. And that means less money
up, he’s got $34 billion to spend over the to cap dairy herds is with farmers a plan for 56,000km of for your family, as well as the health and
next four years. political grandstanding. fencing along waterways over 12 years education services we all need.
to come into effect from December
Budgets are about priorities. It’s hard We have already seen 2017 - which this new Government
to be sympathetic to this Government has failed to act on.
arguing it does not have enough money
them blind-side the
for universal cheaper GP visits for hard oil and gas industry Farmers play a massive part in
working families, when it has already creating and investing in solutions
spent $2.8 billion on free university for by drastically cutting to improve the way they operate.
first year law and accounting students exploration and now Unfortunately, it’s now clear this
and nearly a billion dollars in foreign Ardern-Peters Government is out to
affairs and an embassy in Sweden for they’re doing the same punish them – in fact the Minister
Winston Peters. for Agriculture himself said this
to the dairy industry. government is “no friend to the
When National left office last year, There is no analysis, no farmer”. The Government fails to
the economy was in great shape with realise how important food production
high business confidence and low
consultation - they have is to our economy. However, our
unemployment. Soon the Treasury no plan. communities, whether rural or urban Mr. Kanwaljit S Bakshi
The Indian News | Page 6 May 15, 2018

Golden Years of Old Age
A highly motivational workshop was The grand finale of the event was a
organized by Bhartiya Samaj Charitable lavish spread of sumptuous lunch
Trust in collaboration with Global served by Bhartiya Samaj to everyone
Organization of People of Indian Origin present there. The event was yet another
(hereafter referred as “GOPIO NZ”) milestone achieved by Bhartiya Samaj
on 28 April 2018, at Mt Roskill War Charitable Trust in their efforts to
Memorial Hall. The event witnessed socially engage the community.
the participation of around 200 senior
members and was graced by the
presence of many dignitaries.

The meeting started with the usual

practice of offering prayers and seeking
blessings followed by birthday wishes to
share the moments of happiness.

The workshop was presented by a

renowned psychologist Dr. Prakash
Grover aimed to educate the seniors on
how best senior citizens can utilize
their golden years and lead a stress
free life. A very strong emphasis was
A special thanks to GOPIO NZ Auckland
laid on the importance of having peers
Central President, Ms Shefali Mehta and
and friends to overcome isolation. He
other team members for facilitating this
emphasized that death is inevitable so
workshop. Also, special thanks to Joan
why sit and worry, instead make life
Lardner-Rivlin from Auckland Council
more blissful by cherishing each and
Seniors Panel, Anne-Marie Coury from
every moment of your life. This inspiring
Puketapapa Local Board and Asian
workshop not only enlightened the
Liasion officer Ms. Jessica Phuang from
souls but also motivated the seniors to
NZ Police, including Dr Prakash Grover
live positively. A video was shown to
for gracing this event.
reinforce the learning.

Aaja nachle
Dance with Bollywood songs, stay fit
City-based Bollywood dance school
Aaja Nachle has hosted an innovative
step to combine fitness with dance
steps. The very first session of its Bolly
fitness class was organised at Mount
Roskill Youth Zone on Sunday 6th of
May. The ‘Bolly fitness’ class include
dance steps which are intended to
maintain body fitness through dance.
Bollyfitness is a mix of dance cardio,
Bollywood and Indian classical dance.
It is perfect for anyone wanting to start
the weekend with a few funky moves
along with lots of like-minded friends.

“The class aims to give awareness about

fitness that can accomplish through
dance steps,” said Ishara Dhambagolla,
Mount Roskill Aaja Nachle Team
leader to The Indian News. We want
to introduce Bollywood dance to a lot
of people who are not aware of it and it is one of my favourite hobbies. But songs,” Said Aditi Grovi, another Mount Roskill. Aaja Nachle is a city-
want to bring their involvement in this here aim trying something different, participant. based Bollywood Dance School, which
art form, she added. dance with fitness. I like it” Said Pallavi is specialised in Bollywood, Indian
Ahinave, one of the participants. A few ‘Bolly fitness classes’ are open to all Classical Fusion and Fitness classes
The ‘Bolly fitness’ session witnessed age groups and it doesn’t need any
Bolly wood fans were excited to dance for kids, teens and adults. The school
participation of 15 members from experience. Bolly fitness classes will be
along with their favourite Bollywood conducts dance performance in various
the locality. All the participants were hosted by Aaja Nachle team on every
songs. “I love Bollywood songs hence events across the City.
excited to explore this innovative Saturday in Botany and Sundays at
I am excited to dance with my beloved
way of dancing. “ I love dancing, and
May 15, 2018 The Indian News | Page 7

Mothers day solicitude of Kiwi Indian moms
Mother’s Day, which is celebrated on the embrace multi-cultures naturally. “It is
second Sunday of May, is an occasion important for me to have my son being
that celebrates motherhood. On this able to explore the various cultures and
day people across the across the globe religions organically, not because he's
celebrate motherhood. On this beautiful born in a particular race or country. I
day, The Indian News has spoken to a find Auckland, being a great example of
few ‘ Kiwi Indian’ mothers to check how multi-cultured city, as an ideal place to
they bring their New Zealand born Kids bring up a kid.” She added
in their culture and tradition.
Shruthi Shah , a young mother from
61 years old mother Lucy Joseph is a North Shore is not worried about her
proud mother of three children and son five year old Anand ‘s future since
the Grandmother of Eleanor Elizabeth. she has been bringing him in her culture
Lucy, who stays at Hamilton is glad and tradition. “We always cook Indian
that her three children are familiar food in our home since I am not familiar
with their culture and mother tongue. with English Cuisine and we always try
“When we migrated to New Zealand, to speak with him in our language,” Said
I always had an intention to bring my Shruthi. Shruthi is proud that her child
kids in our culture and tradition. Hence can speak her mother tongue Gujarathi
me and my husband always used our and father’s mother tongue Hindi. She
mother tongue in the house specially has been trying to teach Anand the
communication with our children. values and traditions of her culture.
Hence my kids have good command Recently my mother came to Auckland.
over our mother tongue. In addition, we When he saw my mother at the airport,
used to visit India every year and that he fell on her feet for the blessing” Says
helped my children to get familiarise proud mother, Shruthi . Shruthi admits
with our family and culture “ said Lucy. that she has been finding time from her
Lucy suggests parents can bring their busy work schedule to interact with her Thulasi Iyer says that for Mother’s Day, her two boys Vishwas and Taresh woke up
kids in their culture by showing them child and that helped him a lot to learn early and spent the morning cooking a fancy feast to surprise her. There’s no better
how our culture is . Their family used her culture. She says this is the right gift than that for a mother, more precious than anything in this world. It was the
to sit together for dinner and for the time to give the foundation to her child best Mother’s Day for me says she says beaming with pride. Whenever I think of this
evening prayer. Even though her two about his culture and tradition. sweet moment, it is sure to bring a smile to my face.
Sons are working in Auckland, on every
weekend, they visit their parents. “ I am Dayana Jojo a nursing professional from
delighted that I bought my children in
our culture and tradition. “ Presently I
Kelston has different plans for her 2.5
years old son Evan. Dayana and her WE WILL FIND THE
am bringing my granddaughter in our husband Jojo is planning to send their
tradition” Said Lucy Kid Evan to India with their parents for
a short span of time. She believes that it
Ambily Arun Kumar, a City based could help her child to learn more about
techie, has a different point of view.
She believes that her five years old son
Indian culture and tradition. “ I want to
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A slice of Haven
right under our nose
As we reported in our previous issue, Boats can offer fishing trips and cruises
Westhaven Marina Open Day always for less than $50 per person.
attracts a strong turnout of Aucklanders
You can also learn to sail with one
and their families. This year also was no
of the sailing schools, such as the
exception and was blissfully favoured by
Ponsonby Sailing School if you like small
beautiful weather. Hundreds of curious
boats, or with a sailing school such as
people turned up to know about marina
Sailing Away if you prefer larger boats.
and wanted to find out more about
Alternatively, you can join a yacht club
boating and other facilities available.
and learn the ropes with a friendly
Westhaven Marina, was built in 1940 racing crew.
even before the Harbour Bridge
If you aren’t quite ready to go boating,
existed, is one of the three owned by
Westhaven is fun place to visit and From dinghies and outboards to life
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is charged with implementing the
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Westhaven Plan. First published in
from a young age. There is a big focus opportunity to save significant $$ on
2013, the Westhaven Plan details PLEASE JOIN US! The event runs from
on safety, and always wearing lifejackets your season’s boating.
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around the water. Saint Marys Bay is
create and maintain a world class carpark south of the marina office (take
our public pontoon which different
marina and also to open up the the first entrance on the left after the
organisations use for their programme.
spaces around the Westhaven for the roundabout).
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world’s fifth largest and the largest in the park is available on marina site.
Southern Hemisphere and it is the heart
The final marine car boot sale of the
of boating in Auckland. There are nearly
season will take place on Saturday 19
2,000 vessels of all types, four yacht
May and Marina invite you to join!
clubs, several sailing schools and it is
the hub of Auckland’s marine industries. You can make money from your
There are many opportunities to become unused and unwanted boat gear.
involved in boating, even if you don’t Boating equipment including clothing
have your own boat. even collectables that are reasonably
priced sell well. Some of our sellers
So, you can book a ticket on a charter
have made $1,000 or more, and
boat at the ‘Z’ pier charter base for a
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2018 The Indian News | Page 9

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old Abhishek began his journey
in Dance at the age of 7 under
the tutelage of Smt.Anuradha
Ramkumar, Auckland. He has had
the privilege to undergo training
and attend workshops of Smt:
Sheela Unnikrishnan, Chennai and
Sri. Shankar Kandasamy, Malaysia
ever year during school holidays
Abhishek also learns Jazz,
Contemporary and Hip-hop at
‘The Dance Studio’. He is one
of the key choreographers and
has been actively involved in
the Bollywood dance groups at
his schools. He has been giving
solo and group performances in
Bharatanatyam, Hip-hop, Jazz and
Bollywood since 2011.
Abhishek plays Veena, Drums and
Guitar and been in school band.
He plays hockey for his school and
been a gymnast and Trampolinist.
He has played lead roles in his
school’s productions.
Abhishek was in CATS program
designed for Creative and Talented
Students while in Mt. Roskill
Primary School. He was in the
accelerated academic group at Mt.
Roskill Intermediate School and is
now at the highest academic level
at Mt. Roskill Grammar School. Has
been voted ‘Junior House captain’
at Mt. Roskill Grammar School
consecutively both in 2017 and 2018

Awards & Achievements

• Second Place in Keerthanam Category and Third Place in Invocatory Category Modern dance) to dance in Wellington – 2016
at Cleveland Aradhana Bharatanatyam Competition, USA – 2018 • Top prizes for ‘Jazz Elementary’ and ‘Hip Hop Teen’ at the Dance School’s
• Solo performance at International Yoga Festival – 2018 Annual Performance – 2016
• Been selected and currently getting trained as Pre-Professional Jazz dancer with • Overall Top student for ‘Performing Arts Award’ – 2016
Momentum Productions, Auckland – 2017 • ‘Isherwood Trophy’ at Mt Roskill School for contribution to the Arts – 2016
• Privileged to perform in front of Adi Yogi at Isha Ashram - 2017 • Solo Bharatanatyam Recital at Sri. Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha (vani mahal),
• Completed Dance Graduation (Arangetram) in ‘Bharatanatyam’ – 2017 Chennai for 28th Bharatham Festival – 2016
• Topped Jazz exams by receiving ‘Honours with Distinction’ – 2016 and 2017 • Drama Cup for his role as a gangster in the school play ‘Tale of a Superman’ – 2015
• Won the Trophy for ‘Best School’ at Desi Bollywood Competition - 2016 • Inaugural dance item at Sri. Kapaleeshwara Temple, Mylapore, Chennai for
• ‘Best Male Dancer’ at Desi Bollywood Competition – 2016 Satyam Shivam Sundaram Dance festival of SriDevi Nrityalaya – 2014
• Selected for NZAMD Scholarship Nominations (New Zealand Association of

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Month of Gratitude and Giving
We are a few days away from the of reflection on the purpose of life and
beginning of Ramadan, a holy month for how to serve humanity for the better.
all Muslims (including myself) where Taking the religious aspect out of this,
there are restrictions imposed from what lessons can be learned from
sunrise to sunset, as a way of physical, Ramadan that can apply to life and
mental and spiritual cleansing. For the business? Here are a few that I can think
physical, food and water is forbidden. of, and would appreciate your comments
For the mental, it is a test of willpower of and feedback to add more.
abstaining from many things we take for
granted; and for the spiritual, it is a time

People first: Humility to accept change: suppliers, then it will create a stronger that is prevalent along with the evil
When one experiences weakness due to circle of trust. It will foster partnerships that is growing under the name of
The evening meal ‘iftaar’ is a joyous
lack of sleep, food or water then it is a that are beneficial to everyone with religion; Ramadan is a blessed month
occasion where one sits with their
reality check in knowing how fragile our a mindset of working together. Office where everyday Muslims can reflect on
family and friends to share food and
body is. politics and red tape will be eliminated what’s important and extend an open
drinks. It is also a time when its good
and that will mean massive cost savings invitation to share a meal with them.
to be charitable by sharing a meal with Learning to accept change and then
of time and resources. So please, if you’re reading this, extend
guests, neighbours, orphans, homeless willing to adapt to that is a journey
an invitation to a non-Muslim to come
and old homes. in the humility of thought and action.
join you for iftaar; or if you’re a non-
In business, we need to appreciate Knowing that everything is not in our Love happens: Muslim then please visit a local mosque
control, and we need to focus on what’s
the people who we work with, as their No one loves an egoistic prick and or Islamic center near you, and ask to
manageable is a great learning in life
contributions and support help us keeping desires and ego in check is be invited to join the evening meal with
and business. It is also a trait that is
do our job well. From the customer the biggest test of Ramadan. It is an the community. It will change your
found in great leaders and pioneers
who gives us business and willing to environment where you put yourself perspective on Islam and perception of
where they don’t see themselves better
purchase our goods/services to the second to everyone and everything Muslims for the rest of your life.
than others, but there to serve others.
suppliers who strive to deliver things on around you. It is not a surprise for many
time, and everyone in between. to find their senses of smell, touch and
Being grateful/thankful: hearing are heightened through this
month. When one gets to experience
Giving before receiving: The rewards of fasting are many
their body from the inside out, people
When you give with an open heart but mainly that most of us are truly
learn to love themselves, nature and
and mind, then it feels good as not blessed to have fresh water and food
others more.
everything has to be about return on available when we need it, in a peaceful
investment. Successful networkers environment with no restrictions on It is also a time when husbands and
practice this philosophy as it helps practicing the faith. It is a good time to wives come closer, parents and children
them connect with people outside think of those who are less fortunate bond, and strangers become good
their circle which they would normally or being tested through war, economic friends. It is a great opportunity for
not have access to, through common or natural disasters and not having inter-faith dialogue and collaboration
purpose in supporting charitable access to water, food or basics in life. where a Christian, Jew, Hindu, Sikh,
projects and groups. It is also a month where one develops Muslim, Buddhist and even an Atheist
a stronger control and willpower, can exchange views to find what’s
Many of the richest people in the world
essential for dropping bad habits and common rather than dispute the
(Bill Gates, Warren Buffet) have chosen
being disciplined. Thinking of others differences. Many people suffering
to give their billions away to support
and serving humanity is the best way to from depression, sickness or suicidal
noble causes. Leading economists say
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Pakistan Army ‘upset’ with Sharif
been accepted by the international discuss what it described as a “recent
community despite sacrifices”. misleading media statement” about the
2008 Mumbai terror attack.
Sharif ’s statement has, according
to sources, left the Pakistan Army “The NSC meeting suggested to Prime
extremely worried that “this will give Minister to discuss recent misleading
more weight to India’s narrative that media statement regarding Bombay
Pakistan is not doing enough” to rein incident. Being held tomorrow
in terrorist modules operating from morning,” said Major General Ghafoor
its soil, and particularly from areas in in his tweet on Sunday.
Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
New Delhi has long held and accused
According to sources, the top brass the Lashkar-e-Taiba of carrying out
of the army is particularly concerned the attacks in Mumbai in 2008 with
about “Sharif ’s statement tilting the the help of ten well-armed terrorists.
balance sufficiently enough to put These attackers arrived on boat from
Pakistan in the blacklist of the Financial Karachi and according to the Indian
Action Task Force (FATF), a Paris- government, carried out the violent
based inter-governmental organisation strikes across Mumbai iin coordination
founded in 1989 on the initiative of the with Pakistan’s Inter-Services
Group of Seven (G-7) nations to develop Intelligence (ISI) agency.

T he Pakistan Army is said to be added that such terror strikes could policies to combat money laundering.
India maintains that Pakistan has
‘extremely upset’ with former have been prevented. Pakistan is already on the grey list for
not kept its end of the bargain and
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ’s the last three months.
In the interview, Sharif said, “Militant sent the case to court without really

alleged admission that Pakistan had a
organisations (in Pakistan) are active. According to sources, Sharif is reportedly investigating the conspiracy that led to
significant role to play in the terrorist
Call them non-state actors, should we under pressure from his ruling Pakistan the attacks.
attacks that took place across Mumbai
allow them to cross the border and kill Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party

between November 26 and 29, 2008, Islamabad, however, squarely blames
150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. and the army to retract his statement
which claimed the lives of 166 persons New Delhi for not providing it with
Why can’t we complete the trial?”. immediately or issue a clarification.
and injured more than 300. “solid evidence” against prime accused
However, there is no indication by the
Sharif also lamented that Pakistan Hafiz Saeed and others.
It may be recalled that on Saturday latter that he will do so.
evening, in an interview given to the
Dawn newspaper, Sharif suggested
terrorists from Pakistan had “crossed
had isolated itself. He seemed to
suggest that Islamabad should look
into why its narrative that “it had
Various media reports are saying that
the Pakistan Army is expected to hold
“Sharif ’s apparently conciliatory
remark on the state’s role in terrorism
may not result in a concrete shift in
been fighting terrorism had not a high-level meeting on Monday to
the border” to attack Mumbai and Pakistan’s position.

Botanic Garden will be developed with acce

in th

modern-day landscape In it

- Harsh Vardhan

Union minister Dr Harsh Vardhan collection of plant species, research, on plant biodiversity and its need. the endangered plant species will also
in s
has said that the Botanic Garden of training, environmental education, get protected.
Speaking at the same event, Ministry of
Indian Republic (BGIR), also known as public awareness, aesthetics and
State (MoS) for Culture Mahesh Sharma He pointed out that it is estimated that
Botanical Garden, will be developed as entertainment through the protection
Dr Mahesh Sharma said, “This is the the ambitious project will cost around
one of the most distinct botanic gardens of plant biodiversity.”
largest Botanic Garden project in Delhi- Rs. 400 crores.
with the modern-day landscape.
He added that this is also being done NCR, which will become a fountainhead
“The cost of the first phase will be
Speaking at the foundation-stone with a view to make the Botanic Garden of knowledge for a large number of
completed by 2018. This garden will be
laying ceremony of the development a centre of excellence in the preservation youth and students.”
developed as an important tourist spot
and up-gradation of the Botanic of Rare, Endangered and Threatened
Sharma added that the creation of in the Delhi-NCR region, “Sharma said.
Garden in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, on (RET) and local plant species.
a virtual museum on the garden’s
Sunday, the environment minister
said, “The garden is being developed He said another objective is the creation premises will also provide the youth of
and upgraded with the objectives of of public awareness through education the nation information on botany and
May 15, 2018 The Indian News | Page 13

70 flights diverted at Delhi Airport due to dust storm
New Delhi , May 13; As many as 70 Not just flights, the thunderstorm also
flights have been diverted from Delhi’s affected the Delhi Metro services.
Indira Gandhi International (IGI)
The services between the Indraprastha
Airport due to the heavy dust storm and
and Karol Bagh metro stations of blue
rain in Delhi and the National Capital
line were disrupted after a tree fell on
Region (NCR) on Sunday.
the track between Rajiv Chowk and RK
Strong winds, accompanied by dust, Ashram Marg metro stations.
followed by rain, lashed the city on
The thunderstorm will continue for
Sunday afternoon bringing a sudden
the next 48 to 72 hours, said Charan
decline in the weather.
Singh, Scientist, Indian Meteorological
Nine Delhi-bound flights were also Department (IMD).
forced to make an emergency landing at
As per IMD, several parts of Delhi
Chaudhary Charan Singh International
including other cities like Rohtak,
Airport, Lucknow, after Air Traffic
Bahadurgarh, Bhiwadi, Sohna,
Control (ATC) didn’t permit them
Palwal, Jhajjar, Manesar, Gurugram,
to land at IGI due to bad weather
Ballabhgarh, Faridabad, Aurangabad,
Aligarh, Sonipat, Bagpat, Noida, Greater
Vistara’s Srinagar flight to Delhi was Noida, Meerut, Ghaziabad will witness
also diverted to Amritsar. the same change in weather today.

India’s growth will

accelerate to
7.3%: Fitch
Credit rating agency Fitch said The agency said that India’s ratings
that India’s economic growth will balance a strong medium-term growth
accelerate to 7.3 percent in the outlook and favourable external
current financial year and 7.5 percent balances against a weak fiscal position
in the next fiscal year. and difficult business environment.

In its second-quarter Sovereign Credit But the country’s business environment

Overview for Asia Pacific region, Fitch is likely to improve gradually with
said the growth rate will accelerate as the implementation and continued
money supply has recovered to its pre- broadening of the government’s
demonetisation level and disruptions structural-reform agenda, Fitch said.
related to the rollout of the Goods and
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• Canola oil for deep frying Immediately add batter to onion and
• 2 cups chickpea flour spices and stir together with your hands.
• ½ cup water Do not leave the batter to sit as it will
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Horoscope Vedic Sun Signs 15 May 2018 – 28 May 2018

Note: There is Astronomical first constellation Aswini. In Western The below given analysis is based

Know about your

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

Future! In Vedic Astrology the Zodiac is

aligned with 27 constellations
(Nakshatras), hence. Aries, the first
beginning point of the Zodiac, i.e.,
Aries. The difference in the point of
orientation of both the Sun signs is
Sun sign. To my experience, the
interpretations are often more
precise and accurate in Vedic
Solve your personal sign of the zodiac, aligns with the called Ayanamsa. Astrology than Western Astrology.
Horoscope - by Ravinder Grover

One stop shop to your Queries Aries (Mesha Rashi): 14 Apr - 15 May willpower that is the very basis of success within and without. On 16
Name Syllable: Chu, ChAE, chO, lA, lee, Lu, lAE, lO, Aa May observe silence as much as possible. Finance could slow down for
Discover yourself and live your life to Past life karmic payment might create some mental a while, avoid wastage. Do not invest in share market.
full potential with Spiritual Awareness chaos but as the time flows, mind may regain some hope
due to help granted by the spiritual oriented friend. Just Libra (Tula Rashi): 17 Oct -16 Nov
through scientific application of Vedic think the Nature is giving you the unique opportunity Name Syllable: rA, ri, rU, rAE, rO, ta, tee, tU, tAE
to look back into your past, learn lessons and sow the Your time is just consumed in making business plans
Astrology and other Occult Sciences positive seeds of life for better bright future. Mind could still be dwelling to make further money. But no plan is in fact taking
on making some changes at professional front. Beware, emotional shape as desired. From 15 May, time for making money
imbalance could prompt to manipulate things around 20-21 May.
If you need help with: Understandable, you wish to do the things but past karma tends to undo
may slow down; and around 21 May the mental condition may bubble
up with frustration and impulsiveness. Don’t spoil your charming
your hard work. Try to see the things with positive perspective and the personality rather build it up further by taking up Yoga in daily schedule.
• Love Romance & Relationships light at end of the tunnel would be seen. Avoid aggression and stock Time for inner journey has started. The first real step of development
• Marriage & Couple Compatibility market investments. in life is to know you, not to talk about knowing others. This journey
would help to function well in your life, understand your habit patterns,
• Career Planning Taurus (Vrishabha Rashi): 16 May - 15 Jun and learn to live happily in the world. To learn that, you need to study
Name Syllable: ee, uu, Ai, O, vaa, vee, vu, ve, vO your own self of three levels: action, speech, and mind.
• Business Issues Everything could be happening very quickly.
• Legal Problems Relationships and Profession could be the focus of Scoprio (Vrischik Rashi): 17 Nov - 16 Dec
the fortnight. Just remember impulsiveness could get Name Syllable: tO, nA, nee, nU, nAE, nO, ya, yEE, yU
• Past Life/Karmic Astrology you in trouble. Avoid reacting so quickly, give yourself time, think it You are not the one who could be pushed for something.
over and then respond with cool mind. Spiritual alliances would renew
• Education & Potential your energy and vitality as you need to regain self confidence. Don’t
Your nature seems to be full of mysteries. At present
sense of making significant changes in life are on rise.
• Positive Direction to Life become victim of dissatisfaction and frustration. This is your own karma From 15 May, your partner may offer you a better plan but delay in
playing up. Meditation is the formula for regaining self-confidence for executing it cannot be ruled out. From 16 May, the sense of security
• Personal Image & Self Analysis harnessing the enormous power of the mind to create our own destiny. at professional front grows. The point of emotional a dilemma hits on
From 15 May 2018, stock market could fluctuate, don’t invest any
• Money & Finance Matters further money in this for a time being.
21 May. The entire cosmic play of planets may result in demand for
self control. Inner conflict is the mother of all problems, don’t stumble.
From 28 May, your mind comes back on track. You have to light your
Gemini (Mithun Rashi): 16 Jun - 15 Jul own lamp; Learn to work with yourself.
Name Syllable: kA, ki, kU, gHa, ṅA, cha, kAE, Ko, hA
You may be yearning to establish some loving Sagittarius (Dhanu Rashi): 17 Dec - 14 Jan
relationship but it won’t happen without challenges. Name Syllable: yAE, yO, bhA, bhee, bhU, dhA, phA, ḍha, bhAE
The possible reason is your immaturity at inner level Lately your life has been full of adventure. You may
may have caused some humiliation to others. The good thing is that have the strong link to humanitarian causes. Though
your spiritual association can be helpful provided you learn the art you may struggle in finance for some time but your
of consulting your higher consciousness impartially. At least make awareness in charity and protecting the environment would give name
a start. Initially you may find it boring but remember a cow keeps and fame, provide you do something for the society. Strictly avoid
gazing the same grass every day and yet never get bored. This life is a investing in stock market. 21 May could be lowest day emotionally but
bridge to cross the ocean of illusion and you are trying to build house keeping cool and calm would indeed help. Slowly you should prepare
on it. No bridge is meant to be made into a house. The time is now to yourself for the advanced level of controlling self. You would regain
make an attempt to cross this illusion by offering compassionate and confidence by 28 May. Keep an eye on your children, if any. Some
loving hand to one and all. Emotional lowest point is 21 May. Avoid unexpected action from them could disturb you.
investing money in new ventures.
line Capricorn (Makara Rashi): 15 Jan - 13 Feb
Cancer (Karakata Rashi): 16 Jul - 17 Aug Name Syllable: bhO, jA, jee, khee, khU, khAE, khO, gA, gee
Name Syllable: hee, hU, hAE, hO, ḍA, ḍee, ḍU, ḍAE, ḍO Your sense of humour can make people roll on the
You are one of the most compassionate, loving, caring floor laughing. And your serious nature which is full
and nurturing person on earth. But your spouse possibly of hard work and ambition can motivate many. From
Are you interested in has different opinion. You touch the extreme when it 15 May, some positive changes in professional front are possible but
“Practical Understanding & Applications comes to friendship, love and any commitment. But no appreciation some not without some unknown delay. For you the end result is more
of Bhagavad Gita” comes your way. Your sensitive nature is killing you from inside and important and God willing, all will flow well in time to come. Just
no solution seems to be in sight. Your purity of heart is the testimony of avoid extra hard work and do not spoil your health. If possible do
your good self. You are standing in midway. Neither you can fall to the not run after the status symbol, just keep your mind calm; meditation
To join Bhagavad Gita discussion group on animal nature, nor can you climb to your innate divine nature. Trust the would help. From 28 May give direction to your mind towards new
WhatsApp, please text “Gita” with your God within; communicate with Him on daily basis, and rest assured the ventured and openings
nature will give you helping hand soon. Frustrating point is 21 May and
name at 021 774 724 amazing improvements starts from 28 May. Aquarius (Kumbha Rashi): 14 Feb - 13 Mar
Name Syllable: GU, gAE, gO, SA, see, su, sAE, sO, DA
Leo (Simha Rashi): 17 Aug - 16 Sep Your concern to uplift the society is commendable. But
Name Syllable: mA, mee, mU, mAE, mO, ṭA, ṭee, ṭU, ṭAE your expectation from outside resources may frustrate
Your spouse seems to be reviewing the entire situation you. Domestic front takes sudden positive turn from 16
with a positive note Take your home as a miniature May. Though you are very good in putting the pieces of a
universe and make that your focal point. Love alone has puzzle together, but be aware, do not take risk with overseas investments
the capacity to completely transform you; even death does not have the and stock market for the time being. From 18 May, relationship area
power to transform you. There are always conflicts with relationships in takes a step further, now the onus is on you to decide what you wish to
the world. A couple though traditionally married and living together with do. Whatever you do, it would be better to get endorsement first from
Now you can ask question online the inner voice, which can be heard in the silence of mind.
all the amenities of life, claim to love each other, yet remain frustrated. Why, because there is no understanding between them. Why blame the
OR stars? In the push and pull of daily life make an attempt to understand Pisces (Meena Rashi): 14 Mar - 14 Apr
Contact Ravinder Grover each other and then adjustment would come automatically. From 15 Name Syllable: di, du, thA, jhA, trA, dAE, dO, chA, chee
May exciting contact with the near and dear one cannot be ruled out. You are a peace loving person; your accommodating
Tel/Fax: 09 815 1670 Avoid impulsive nature on 21 May. Love life may seem to standstill for & adjusting nature is par excellence. On 18 May you
E: a while, maintain calmness. will feel elevated in love, would start planning a bright
future, but all at sudden on 21 May you may feel directionless. This
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Whatsapp Name Syllable: ṭO, paa, pi, pU, ṣA, ṇa, ṭhA, pAE, pO sometime does not respect the feeling of other person. Some arrogant
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Editorial  Community
Has Trump’s decision put the world The 25 years of glorious journey of
in a Nuclear Crisis
The decision of US President Donald Trump to pull out of the US-Iran nuclear deal
Bharatiya Mandir
has echoed around the world. Trump’s unilateral decision to pull out of the deal
has been taken despite the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) giving a
clean chit to Iran on meeting all the compliance standards which were welcomed
by various parties including the US.

Now, Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of
Action(JCPOA) involving seven parties which was signed in 2015, is going to place
everyone in a uncharted territory. Despite that, some things are already clear.

The new terms of the deal, the United States had issued waivers to long-standing
sanctions imposed even before Trump came to office which was sought to punish
Iran for its nuclear programme. Iran, in turn, restricted its nuclear programme and
allowed more joint international inspections.

The US President now has to decide whether he wants to renew the waivers to
ease the sanctions such as one on the Iran central bank, which target to hit the oil
exports and will eventually force global companies to reduce import of oil from
Iran. Mr. Trump has never been shy about showing his dislike for the US-Iran
nuclear deal, to which he calls the “worst ever deal”. Though, at the same time,
Trump is willing to improve and modify the deal to make it more US friendly.

Political observers believe that Trump’s decision is mainly taken because of the
pressure of his own party’s hardliners who were never in favour of this deal. One of
the closest allies of US and the only country in the Middle East, which is believed
to be a nuclear power, Israel, strongly considers Iran as the most significant threat,
has been instrumental behind the pull off. The decision of building an Indian hall is the mental realm or Deva Loka,
Temple in Auckland was sparked the central precinct is the spiritual
There has been a lot of concern though, as where this will now lead to. Obviously, off by a need within the community realm-the transition between each of
Trump blissfully seem to be unaware of the consequences of his action, has left generally to pass on the essence of these spaces is by the way of a raised
his political opponents fuming. “What will be immediately obvious after May 12th their own culture to an up and coming threshold or “Udumbara” carved in
is that President Trump is throwing the United States and Iran deal into a new generation. The site in Balmoral Road marble and richly symbolic of the
nuclear crisis, essentially to cater to his political base, and neither the President was chosen for its central position, transition that is taking place. The plan
nor his administration appears to have any strategy or plan for what comes next,” close proximity to the majority of form a square. This square is repeated
says Jake Sullivan, former Deputy Assistant to Barak Obama and a senior advisor users and the ease of access off a main in the entrance foyer and “Garbhgraha”
during the negotiations of the scrapped deal. arterial route. and is fundamental to all Vedic and
Indian architecture being the symbol
Old allies like Britain has expectedly supported the move saying we have been Two residential sites were of unity displayed by the proportion of
tougher on Iran and if there are any flaws in the deal that need to be fixed. amalgamated to provide space around 1/1.
the centrally positioned Temple and
In stark contrast to the traditional ally’s support, European Union has firmly stood
reduce the impact on neighbouring There are secondary domes over the
with the deal and say it will remain with the deal despite the US pulling out of it.
properties. Advantage was taken of entrance foyer and main hall. Each
It may not even matter much given that the global financial system is not exactly
the natural depression to the south of the three domes is capped with an
interconnected or tied to the US. It’s only that it will be almost impossible for any
and rear of the site to lower the “Amalaka” stone; a circular ribbed
country and company anywhere in the world to continue their business with Iran
profile of the main hall or Mandapa, collar representing radiant light that
without risk of violating US sanctions.
provide basement service facilities appears as the “Deva”(gods) enter and
In the longer term, withdrawal offers more freedom to United States, Israel or and screen the extensive car parking leave the Temple through the vertical
other countries to act militarily against Iran’s nuclear facilities, if need be. from Balmoral Road. Essentially the axis.
form of the Temple is traditional,
If Trump restores to the core sanctions, under US law he has to wait at least Above the Amalaka stone is a copper
being the type found in the northern
180 days before imposing the most draconian consequences: that is targeting (often gilded) “Kalasha” or vase
Indian regions of Gujrat and Rajasthan.
banks of the countries which don’t comply to reducing the Iranian oil purchase in which the three primal deities
The majority of Auckland’s Indian
significantly. of Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma are
community is from this area.
- Yugal Parashar mixed together as the one supreme
The most distinguishing feature of being. Above the Kalasha a small
this Temple type is its lofty domes finial or “Stupike” terminates at a
Publisher - Roshan Nauhria (The Indian News NZ Limited) or Shikhara over the precinct or point symbolic of the final release or
Editor - Yugal Parashar, garbhgraha. This powerful vertical “Moksha” from this manifest world.
Chief Design Officer - Arjun Lingampalli, element is contrasted by the strong
The Temple is a growing living entity
Marketing & PR - Erum Ali, horizontal lines of the main hall or
and will continue to be embellished
Admin & Accounts - Sreesutha Nampally, Mandapa.
and decorated as funds donations
Printer - Horton Media, Auckland
The exterior of the Temple stands as a become available.
Registered Office - 258 Balmoral Road, Sandringham, Auckland 1025, New Zealand
sculptural entity and is as important
Phone: +64 9 846 8080 as the interior. Every element of the
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To be continued….
design is symbolic of some aspect of
**Views expressed in this publication are not that of the publisher and the publisher is not respon- the Vedic teaching. The Temple is a
sible for any claims made by the advertisers appearing in this publication. The views expressed in physical manifestation of the cosmos.
the articles are solely of the authors and do not represent the views of the Indian news team. The entrance foyer and courtyards
Copyright 2018. The Indian News NZ Limited. All rights reserved. represent the physical world, the main
May 15, 2018 The Indian News | Page 17

Withdrawing From Activity
T o seek the Divine, should you
withdraw from worldly affairs?
How can you withdraw from worldly
and who are just doing what everybody
else is doing, who complain in this
manner. They neither have the
affairs anyway? It all depends on what intelligence nor the awareness to do
it is that you call worldly affairs. Is their own thing.
cooking your food a worldly affair? Yes.
Is washing your clothes a worldly affair? Such people are always complaining
Yes. You have to do these worldly affairs. about spiritual people, “These people
Otherwise how will you live here? are not being responsible. They are not
doing worldly affairs, they are doing

What kind of their own affairs.” The man who is in his

own house or in his office is also there
worldly affairs just to do his own affairs. He is not
interested in the wellbeing of the world.
you want to do is He does not know what his real affair
is and has gotten himself into such a
your individual mess that he does not even know how

choice. to get out of it. Because he is unable to

get out of it, he thinks that somebody
Everybody need not join politics. Even who is able to manage his own affairs
in social situations, somebody is in the way he wants it in his life is on the
politics, somebody is a clerk in an wrong bus.
office, somebody is running a whole
It happened like this. One day, a drunk
industry and somebody is sweeping
somehow pulled himself onto the bus,
floors. All of them are doing worldly
stumbled around over the passengers,
affairs. So you cannot really withdraw straight to hell!” The drunk suddenly who are causing tremendous damage
dislodged suitcases and briefcases,
from worldly affairs. Every person has sprang up and blurted out, “Oh no! I’m to this planet. They are the people
landed on a seat next to a prim and
a right to choose what type of worldly on the wrong bus!” So drunken people who are taking the whole of humanity
proper old lady and fell on her. The old
affair he does and how much of it. It do not know who is on the wrong bus. towards global suicide.
lady pushed him off and said, “I hate to
is only those people who do not know
say this young man, but you are going If somebody manages their lives the
what they are doing with themselves
way they want, to the extent they want, So right now, the most
these people who have made their
responsible thing you
lives unmanageable, enslaved and
entangled to the situations around can do in the world
them, become very jealous. They will
always complain. They will say these is to withdraw from
people are running away from the
world. Right now, the way the world is
activity. Withdrawing
going, if a lot of people continue doing from activity is not
too many things on this planet, this
planet will not even last another ten so simple. It takes
years. Fortunately, fifty percent of the
people are lazy. The other fifty percent,
tremendous maturity
who are too industrious, are busy to simply sit quietly.
destroying the world.
It does not happen
People who are withdrawing from
excessive activity are not causing any because you are lazy
damage either to themselves, to society,
the environment or the planet. It is only or irresponsible, it
the people doing activity in absolute
unawareness, who are truly destroying
happens because
this world. Not knowing what they are you are aware and
doing, simply imitating somebody, they
are doing more activity, more briskly conscious.
than anybody else. They are the people

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Microsoft patents NASA will send autonomous helicopter
for a tablet with triple screens on Mars 2020 rover
Foldable devices are set to be a reality However, with ZTE already selling
soon. Adding to the brands looking its foldable Axon M smartphone, it
at introducing foldable devices is won’t be too long before we see more
Microsoft which has recently filed a manufacturers hopping on the foldable
patent for a tablet-like device which will device brigade
come with not two but three displays.

As per the patent application, the

purported tablet-like device can fold
inwardly or outwardly. It will feature
two main displays that will show when
the device is opened up. However, there
will be a tiny third display on the hinge
as well, Cnet reported.

Given that it is a concept still at the

When NASA launched its next rover its two cameras. This will further pave
patent stage, Microsoft may or may not
to Mars, it will have a small helicopter way for sending similar vehicles to Mars
choose to turn it into an actual product.
onboard to give a bird’s eye view of the in the future to look at regions on the
planet’s atmosphere. planet which are hard to access.

Xiaomi smart devices now support The space agency announced that it will
be sending a small autonomous flying
The Mars Helicopter has been crafted to
sustain the Mars atmosphere. It weighs
Google Assistant chopper - called Mars Helicopter - with just 1.8 kilograms on Earth and is about
the Mars 2020 rover. the size of a softball. It is equipped with
Xiaomi offers a range of smart devices With the support for Google Assistant,
twin blades which rotate 10 times faster
other than just smartphones in its home users will be able to interact with It will attempt to fly through the Martian than helicopters on Earth. It will try to
country. Now, in a bid to penetrate the Xiaomi smart products using voice air to see if it is possible for vehicles to do five autonomous flights over a 30-
US market, Xiaomi is adding support commands, Engadget reported. levitate on Mars where the atmosphere day period. These trips could last up to
for the popular Google Assistant on its is known to be 100 times thinner than
Xiaomi, which boasts home country 90 seconds.
smart home devices. that of the Earth, The Verge reported.
China and India are one of its top
NASA’s Mars 2020 rover is slated to
Xiaomi’s smart devices include a range markets is ambitious about the US If the helicopter is able to successfully launch in July 2020 with a projected
of products including smart LED bulb, market where giants Google and Apple take its flight on the planet, it will landing on Mars in February 2021.
smart plug, and so on. are the dominating force. provide a rare view of the planet with

India’s youngsters using technology to empower less privileged

Contributing to the empowerment of children & adults. Multiple batches independently supports a family of six administration, anonymously or directly.
those less privileged than themselves, of students have benefited from the by making sketches with her toes while
Kartikeya believes this app would allow
seems to be a powerful motivator for program outlined in the 60-page manual sitting on a footpath leading towards the
students to work in collaboration with
our new generation of Indians. Many Ram Jhoola in Rishikesh.
When asked what motivated him, their school management and become
children in metropolitan cities are
Kartikeya said, “The government’s Digital Her positivity and never say die spirit more responsible citizens. Drawing
spending their free time developing
India campaign got me thinking on what inspired Kartikeya and a friend to create their inspiration for being sensitive
applications and content to benefit the
each of us could do to contribute more a crowd funding campaign called “Saving to their environment. Many modern
wider community, especially those less
effectively in our individual capacity, Anjana” that has till now secured almost Indians like Kartikeya are moulding our
privileged than themselves.
to supporting our communities and Rs. 400,000 for her future. Kartikeya is country and it is the coming generation
One such story that has come across enabling social empowerment.” now trying to reach out to corporations that aims to be socially responsible and
relates to Kartikeya Thiyam Sundaram, to contribute under their respective CSR create a better India.”
A official of the Union Ministry of entities to secure Anjana’s future.
Head Boy at the G D Goenka World
Skill Development commented, on
School in Sohna, Haryana.
condition of anonymity, “Such initiatives A recent incident where private
Kartikeya, a world No.1 in information send a powerful signal to our coming photographs of a female student
technology in the Cambridge generations that a lot of social change where leaked by a peer on WhatsApp
International Examinations in 2016, can be driven by independent local angered Kartikeya deeply. That
is today a Grade XII student. Despite initiatives that impact the community incident triggered in Kartikeya a
having a very demanding academic and develop society. Individual citizens plan to initiate the development of a
schedule, he exemplifies the modern and their efforts can significantly mobile app “Safe Schools” that makes
generation of Indian who are socially increment government initiatives.” school environments more secure and
connected and want to empower their inculcates a sense of responsibility
Kartikeya has also been successful in among students.
less privileged peers.
creating a crowd funding campaign
In 2016, during his internship with the on social media to generate online The app is currently under construction
UTSAV Foundation in Gurgaon, he donations for Anjana, a 38-year lady who by Kartikeya, will allow students to
wrote a book “Digital Learning”. This lives in Rishikesh. report instances of inappropriate
book is being widely used by multiple behaviour, sexual harassment, drug
Anjana is born without both arms and abuse and other malpractices in their
NGOs across India to teach the use of
has just one functional leg. However, school environment to the school
computers to the underprivileged - both
despite her physical limitations, she
The Indian News | Page 20 May 15, 2018

Par Excellence 

Ella Kumar
Ella Kumar – The first woman to be a local
board member in conversation with Erum Ali

She is a teacher, local board member, There were no deterrents for this from all age groups starting from 17 even has to take time off from work
JP, marriage celebrant, dancer, woman, even though she never had years to 70 plus age group. Ella’s classes and pay someone else who can then
fitness instructor, marathon runner, the choices that children grow up with are a place where people enjoy learning substitute for her. This is an expense she
a science graduate from AUT and nowadays. At that time, not many irrespective of their age group. incurs just to offer her service free of
currently volunteers for a wide array of Indians were around, and people didn’t cost to the community.
community-related programs. embrace other cultures. ‘We were called Ella also completed her Post Graduate
the curry munchers”. But she never degree in Health Science at the AUT What else is left to say? Probably
Ella is a first-generation NZ born allowed these racial differences to bog University while she had her third child. plenty of things when it comes to
Indian Kiwi and has been living in her down and ventured on her own till this extremely active figure who is
Mount Roskill for the last 30 years. She the time she stumbled on a fitness class. She went for local board member a bundle of energy with an endless
shares the credit with her family, a very It was here that she found her passion elections and was the first woman passion for serving others… She thinks
supportive husband and three beautiful that it fired her soul. She has not slowed to win and join the board. She is Community Education gives everyone
children who have been like rocks down ever since. an elected local board member for an opportunity to learn, socialise, find
standing beside her as she has been Puketapapa (Mt Roskill). new friends, gain confidence and a lot
successfully defining and charting out One of the first hats she wore is that of more. A tremendous amount of her
her role in the community for the past a Fitness instructor, teaching aerobics, Ella also wears another hat – she is time and energy is invested in juggling
few decades. starting at The University of Auckland also a Justice of the Peace. She is highly her various roles, but she does it all with
in 1989. Her classes range from collaborative and creative, humble complete poise and perfection.
As a child, she remembers her parents Circuits, Spin Bikes and Step Pilates to and a tireless worker always ensuring
who tried hard to keep the culture in Aerobics, High and low, Polyrobics and that all voices across the cross sections Ella is a multi-faceted extremely
New Zealand alive, just how it used Bollypump with Indian music. of society are heard. She has a finger talented figure and an all-encompassing
to be in India. The boys in the family on the pulse of the community, ready personality who inspires people by
studied while the girls were never Ella also volunteer’s fitness classes to help anyone from any culture be being the kind of person – who eschew
encouraged to pursue their education. at Mahatma Gandhi center. She is it Chinese, Philippines, Fiji, Maori, the limelight to get the true work
With a very traditional setting, the focus a Registered Exercise Prescriber for Indians and beyond. accomplished. A woman wearing
was to marry, get a job and look after teaching group fitness and dance so many hats surely deserves a
the family. classes. Her other portfolios are events, The other hat she wears is that of a replacement with a Crown.
sports & recreation. She has students Marriage Celebrant. For this role, she

‘A woman wears
many hats in
one lifetime –
why shouldn’t
one of them be
a crown?” 2
– by Annie Jones
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South Pacific Islamic Centre 145 New North Road, Eden Terrace 43 Holmes Road, Manurewa, 132 St George Street, Avondale,
91 Westney Rd, Mangere, Auckland. Auckland. Ph: 09-379 4463 Auckland. Ph: 09 2675290 Auckland
Al Mustafa Jamia Masjid, (South Shri Ram Mandir NZ Sree Ambe Maa Mandir Gurudwara Sri Kalgidhar Sahib
Auckland Mosque) 11 Brick Street, Henderson 129 Methuen Road, Avondale 70 Takanini School Road, Takanini,
CBD, 26 Mangere Rd, Otahuhu, Auckland. Auckland. Ph: 09-836 4647 Auckland. Ph: 09 8286595 Auckland
Ph: 09 276 6725
Sri Ganesh Temple Thiru Murugan Temple Nanaksar Thath Ishar Darbar
Baitul Mukarram Islamic Centre 4 Dent Place, Papakura 41 Stanhope Road, Mt wellington 100-106 Great South Road, Manurewa,
(Roskill South Islamic centre) Auckland. Ph: 09-298 8640 Auckland. Ph: 09 8453239 Auckland
1484b Dominion Road, Mt Roskill.
Ram Krishna Mandir Vishwa Shanti Ashram Sri Dashmesh Darbar
Birkenhead Islamic Association – 25 Onslow Ave, Papatoetoe, 25-27 Onslow Avenue, Papatoetoe 158 Kolmar Road, Papatoetoe,
Birkenhead Islamic Center Auckland. Ph: 09-277 6785 Auckland. Ph: 09 2786341 Auckland
79 Onewa Road, Birkenhead,
North Shore Hare Krishna Temple(ISCON) Sri Sanatan Dharma Hanuman Sri Guru Nanak Dev Sikh Sangat
1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway Mandir Gurudwara. 120 Princess Street,
North Shore Islamic Centre Kumeu. Ph: 09-412 8075 14-16 Bay Park Place, Beach Haven Otahuhu, Auckland
9b Kaimahi Drive, (off Target Rd), Auckland. Ph: 09 5705126
Glenfield, North Shore, Auckland. Maa Durga Temple Auckland Sri Guru Ravidas Temple
Ph: 09 441 2493 4/3 Onslow Ave, Manukau , State Highway 1, Bombay, Auckland

Ponsonby Masjid
Auckland. Ph: 022 452 4622
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23 Springs Rd, East Tamaki, Auckland.
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St. Dionysius Indian Orthodox

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Auckland Unitarian Church

1A Ponsonby Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland.
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St Peter's Jacobite Christian Church

2 Montrose St, Point Chevalier,
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The Indian News | Page 24 Milan Events May 15, 2018
Weddings & Functions

Ideal Function Venue

Worth a trip across the waters
What happens when you combine a hotelier husband and
an event planner wife, with a few decades of experience,
and watch them open their dream restaurant. That is how
owners Yash and Sunita’s tryst with Pepper Jacks began.
Situated at the beautiful Pine Harbour Discover Pine Harbour and Pepper Jacks
Marina in Beachlands, it looks out across by ferry from Auckland CBD. Ferries run
the Marina and Hauraki Gulf, allowing approximately every half hour and arrive
diners to watch the boats and ferries drift virtually at their doorstep. It must take a
by from the comfort of the choice of the strong heart to not make a stop and be able
indoor restaurant. Unsure if we can call it a to resist the temptation of a chilled drink
Lanai, Patio or a Veranda but the air is fresh at this oasis. Alternativelya, one can take a
with seating options from their all-weather leisurely drive to Pepper Jacks. The scenery
outdoor dining patio too. is picturesque, and they are close to many
lovely beaches.

Sunita Narula

021 187 3391

This restaurant prides itself at its cooked over 5 hours, all by Chef Steve
cuisine synonymous with Cajun food with over 25 years’ experience.
and a fusion of European dishes. Guests
can choose from a wide range of menu Sunita adds “The Restaurant & Bar
items to suit most requirements from has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere,
a nibble to a substantial meal. There is reflecting its coastal community
ample indulgence for the vegetarians ambience and it makes a perfect venue
along with options of gluten free. from Sunset Weddings, Birthdays,
Corporate events to any other
There is award winning fried fare on the celebrations. A delicious haven of
cards, according to owner Yash, - “don’t beauty and warmth to wine and dine in
miss the Onion Mumm, an onion in the style. We can plan, design and arrange
shape of a chrysanthemum flower - sold events for 150 plus guests at this venue.”
84656 of them so far!!! It’s a Sunday
special only!!!” A perfect family deal to spend the day
out with children including ample play
For the Sunday mornings brekkie go area for them to run around. And you
for the crab cakes with poached eggs can bring your dog along too. Well what
on top and pay special attention to the more can you ask for.
eggs Benedict or Eggs Benny as they call
them with sautéed spinach and Kumara
roasti instead of breads.
Lunch provides ample indulgence with
the choice of open Caesar salad, Steak
sandwiches, Mango avocado salad
basically all summer menu is available
now and will be changing to the winter
menu shortly.

An impressive dinner menu with

favourites like beef eye fillet wrapped in
bacon, cooked on a pan and then grilled
in the oven, brilliant lamb shanks slow
The Indian News | Page 26 May 15, 2018

Gandhi Memorabilia
Teaser launched, takes social media by storm
The much-awaited teaser of film ‘Gandhi man. This film is aimed at showing the
Memorabilia’ highlighting the relevance ideals of Mahatma Gandhi and also
and the impact of the Father of the highlights how relevant his teachings
Nation in present society was launched are even today and how they impact the
on Wednesday amid huge fanfare. society till date.”
The teaser was launched across several Actress Daria Kosheleva is in the main
social media platforms Facebook, lead in the film. She is essaying the
Youtube and Instagram by the role of a lady who becomes a disciple
producers and it started trending within of Mahatma Gandhi after some major
hours of its release. The teaser was liked life-changing incidents in her life.
by many and has received more than She willingly accepts the ideas and
1,00,000 views on Youtube so far. And In principles of the great man and spends
Instagram It Hits 6,176,270 View https:// rest of her life in India considering it as h9EkiFQUs/ her home.
Speaking at the launch of the teaser, Mahatma Gandhi was himself always
producers of the film ‘Gandhi opposed to cinemas, but he has always Dr. Bhanu Pratap Singh and Daria Kosheleva
Memorabilia’ Dr. Bhanu Pratap been the favourite subject of the

Lata Mangeshkar
Singh and Aaditya Pratap Singh said, filmmakers not just in India, but even
“Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings hold in the West. Several movies based on
relevance in the modern society and Gandhi’s life or his preaching’s have
prove his importance even today.” been produced and widely appreciated Honoured with Swara Mouli award
by the audiences with open hands. Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar was
Dr. Bhanu Pratap Singh, who is the
writer and director of the film said, Dr. Bhanu Pratap Singh also holding honoured with Swara Mouli title at her
“Gandhi Memorabilia isn’t just a many national and international records. residence in ‘Prabhu Kunj’ on Saturday.
documentary, it is a biopic of the great Her sister Asha Bhosle was also present
during the ceremony.

Bombshell of sorts’: The ‘Paani Paani Re’ hit-maker received

the honour dressed in her signature
B-Town blesses newly-married Neha, Angad white sari.

Popular Bollywood celebrities like Rishi The groom wore a cream sherwani with Having a career of more than six
Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan and Karan a ‘saafa’ matching Neha’s ensemble, and decades, the ‘Queen of Melody’ is
the recipient of the ‘Bharat Ratna,’ ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Award,’ among
Johar have blessed the newly-married he carried magenta accents for a dash of
several other awards.
couple Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi colour.
over social media and congratulated
Angad’s father and retired cricketer
them for the new inning in their lives.
Bishan Singh Bedi called their marriage
Neha and Angad got married in an a “bombshell of sorts”.
Anand Karaj ceremony attended by
close family and friends in a Gurudwara
“It was a bombshell of sorts..albeit Our family is our strength:
in south Delhi. They made the
a pleasant one..@Imangadbedi & @
NehaDhupia tie the knot and seek
Sonam Kapoor
announcement via social media.
privacy of close family/friends! As Sonam shared a few photographs from
For the special occasion, Neha opted for parents we appeal likewise.. May god the wedding on Instagram on Friday.
designer Anita Dongre’s collection. She bless the couple now and always,” Bishan
looked gorgeous in her soft pink lehenga. Singh Bedi tweeted. “Our family is our strength,” Sonam

She went on to thank her mother

Sunita Kapoor for being “the best mom
in the whole wide world for making
this happen in such a spectacular
fashion”, father Anil Kapoor for being
“such an amazing host and loving
Anand and I so unconditionally”, her
younger sister Rhea for being her “best
friend” and “partner”; and her actor
brother Harvarshdhan for being the
“knight in shining armour”.

She added: “Also to all our friends and

Actress Sonam Kapoor, who now goes family who made it from far and wide
by the name “Sonam K Ahuja” over at such short notice Anand and I love
social media, has thanked her family, each and every one of you for loving us
friends and well-wishers for making her enough to want to make it for our big
wedding with Delhi-based businessman day! Love you all.”
Anand Ahuja a “spectacular” event.
018 May 15, 2018 The Indian News | Page 27


Met Gala
2018 Dresses

om Here's all you need to know about the 150 designer pieces, the Costume
y. Oscars of the fashion world: the Met Institute's next big exhibit will also
Gala 2018. This is one event where you include 50 garments and accessories
cannot buy your invitations. loaned from the Vatican. Other brands
The Costume Institute Gala at New featured include Dolce & Gabbana
York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art – and Versace, both of which have a
organises the biggest Fund raiser event history of using religious undertones
to encourage donations from New in their designs, and more unexpected
York’s high society. inclusions like Chanel and Valentino.
Though it was a bit unclear exactly
What is the Met Gala 2018 theme? how the A-list attendees would
Always delivering the most show- navigate this year's tricky theme on
best stopping red-carpet fashion, this year's the red carpet, it did have plenty of
Met Gala turned out to be a religious symbolic religious undertones and
event—quite literally—as the theme perhaps, even a few bold statements
of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's on religion. The incredibly gorgeous
next Costume Institute exhibit was, Indian actor Priyanka Chopra along
nd "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the with Deepika Padukone rubbed
de Catholic Imagination." shoulders with Katy Perry, Rihanna,
ve Cited as the Met’s most controversial Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace
g us theme yet, the "Heavenly Bodies" who also co-hosted this year's Met
big exhibition has, however, received Gala event.
the official stamp of approval from
the Vatican. In fact, along with over
Abby, Kal, Anita, Leena, Monica, Jasmeet, Gauri, Ashla & Naina
The Indian News | Page 28 May 15, 2018

Seema &

Vicky, Ashla & Mukta Sheela, Anitha, Tanwu, Sneha, Shubha & Sashi

Marina Nitika, Naleen, Renay & Jaspinder Priyanka, Louise & Abby

Leena, Rain

Roz & Ireen

Anita & Jasmeet Jamaine & Falguni

018 May 15, 2018 The Indian News | Page 29

Meena & Monica

Seema & Manisha Hetal & Shivani

Vicky, Gauri & Kal Kular

se & Abby

Leena, Raina, Naina & Vicky

Sonam, Preeti, Amreeta & Meena

Niki, Gauri & Reema

The Indian News | Page 30 May 15, 2018

4-nation football tourney: BCCI to organise IPL-
India U-16 hold Serbia to goalless draw style women’s T20 match ahead of playoffs
Serbian defence line and in the 20th minute,
Vikram’s shot was saved by the opposition

The match consisted of two halves of forty

minutes each and Vikram was once again
held into the fray when is shot from close
range went inches wide of the goal in the
52nd minute.

Meanwhile, the Indian defence line and

superb goalkeeping by the Indian custodian,
The Indian U-16 national football team who was called into the action often, kept the
held hosts Serbia to a stalemate draw in the score line tied at 0-0.
second game of the Four-Nation Tournament
here last evening. In the dying embers of the match, India
survived a scare when the Indian custodian
The Indian colts had started the match on spilled a regular save in front of the Serbian
a positive note and as early as in the third attack line but last minute defending by the
minute, the Indian threat seemed apparent Indian defence averted the danger in front of
when Rohit Danu pressurized the opposition goal. The full-time score line read 0-0. The Board of Control for Cricket in India is all happens in future, then this experience will
custodian to committing a mistake which set to organise an Indian Premier League- work for them,” she said.
eventually saw Gibson’s shot going wide of The India U-16s will play against Tajikistan
(IPL) style women’s T20 exhibition match
the goal. in their next clash in the Four-Nation In total, 30 players will be part of the two
prior to the opening play-off game at the
Tournament on May 13 in Serbia. teams, with 20 of them being Indian while 10
Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Coming on the back of a 2-1 win over Jordan, will be overseas players.
the Indian U-16 team piled pressure on the Confirming the news, the Supreme Court-
appointed Committee of Administrators There will be four foreign players in each
team and it is expected to be a dry run for a
Heena bags gold in 10m air pistol in Hannover (CoA) member Diana Edulji told ANI that the
board wants to give an opportunity to women potential women’s IPL in the future.
cricketers to experience IPL-style T20 match.
India’s Heena Sidhu bagged a gold medal in The match will be broadcasted live and will
the 10m air pistol category of the international “It is a really good initiative. We wanted kick start at 2.30 pm.
shooting competition of Hannover last
to give our women players opportunity to
evening, in what marked as a strong build-up On a related note, the opening play-off of the
experience this. It’s just that we want to
to next week’s ISSF World Cup in Munich. ongoing 11th edition of the tournament is
encourage performance of the Indian team
slated to be held on May 22.
Heena was in a rollicking form in the final and recognise their performance and help
where she was tied with France’s Mathilde them exhibit their game. In case women’s IPL
Lamolle on 239.8 points. She won the tie shot
to clinch the gold ahead of Mathilde.

Shri Nivetha, also from India, settled for a

bronze medal with a score of 219.2. After India beat Japan in Women’s Asian C’ship Trophy
beginning with a series of scores in the 9s,
Indian women’s hockey forward Navneet for Navneet to score her second goal after she
Heena switched gears and notched up 10
Kaur’s hat-trick of goals helped defending was assisted by Vandana in the 25th minute.
and above consistently to break away from
champions India got off to a flying start as
the field. Aki Yamada (58’) was the only goal scorer
they beat Japan 4-1 in their opening match at
major competition after her twin medal for Japan.
Her second series produced consistent 10s and the 5th Women’s Asian Champions Trophy at
success at the Commonwealth Games in Gold the Sunrise Stadium on Sunday.
she even hit a perfect 10.9 in the elimination “It was an important match to win because
Coast and the World Cup in Korea.
round to put herself in contention for gold. a good start always gives confidence to play
Besides Navneet (7’, 25’ and 55’), centre
After initially fighting for the 3rd-4th position, Heena had won gold in the 25 metre sports better in the next matches to come. This
forward Anupa Barla (53’) was the other goal-
Heena scored a 10.9 on her 13th shot in the category in Gold Coast and a silver in her is my first man-of-the-match award in an
scorer for India.
final to take the lead and then held her nerve pet event, the 10 metre air pistol. The gold in international arena, and I am very happy
till the end. Hannover will further push her claim for the India was in the dominating position about it,” said Navneet Kaur after the match.
World Cup as she aims to better her scores right from the start as they displayed
Heena qualified for the final in the fourth “In the absence of our key striker Rani,
and finish on a high in Munich. well-strategised attack to break the strong
place scoring 572, while Shri Nivetha topped there was more responsibility on us to
Japanese defence. An early chance came by
the qualification with a total of 582. “Technically I am sound, just need some create chances and I am happy that our
when forward Vandana Katariya and Lilima
tweaking in the mental management for 60 team did really well. Our target is to win
“I am feeling good with how my training is Minz worked in tandem to create space in
shots,” Heena said. this tournament so that we can carry the
shaping up. Of course, it’s not perfect but we the striking circle. Navneet Kaur was quick
winning spirit into the Women’s World
are moving in the right direction so it’s just The field included 2012 London Olympic to pick up an assist from Vandana to send
Cup,” she added.
a matter of time,” said Heena after her gold Games silver medallist and France’s Celine the ball past Korean goalkeeper fetching
medal win. “I am really looking forward to the Goberville who was placed seventh in the India 1-0. India will next take on China on May 16 in
competition in Munich.” finals. Germany’s Carina Wimmer was fourth their second pool stage match at the 5th
Good defence led by Indian skipper Sunita
followed by Sandrine Goberville of France Women’s Asian Champions Trophy
The Munich World Cup, which will be held Lakra ensured Japan didn’t find too many
( fifth) and Michelle Skeries of Germany (sixth). chances in the circle. It didn’t take long time
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