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Sri Lanka death toll: 359 killed, 500 injured


in worst terror attack in South Asia
¡¡ SANDEEP SINGH saying the suicide bombers were In a statement, a spokesperson

T
he death toll from a series of “fighters of the Islamic State”. for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
coordinated bomb attacks in “The perpetrators of the attack said: “We have seen reports of
Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday that targeted nationals of the the statement from the Sri Lankan
that is being dubbed as the worst crusader alliance (anti-IS US-led Minister of state for defence, alleging
terror attack in South Asia ever has coalition) and Christians in Sri a link between the Easter Sunday
risen to 359, including 10 Indians, Lanka were Islamic State fighters,” terrorist attack and the March 15
police confirmed on Wednesday, the brief message said, according to attack in Christchurch.
April 24. a translation by BBC journalist Faisal “We understand the Sri Lankan
Sri Lankans living in New Zealand Irshaid. investigation into the attack is in its
are in shock and mourning the loss of The group did not provide any early stages. New Zealand has not
those killed in the bombings. evidence to back the claim. yet seen any intelligence upon which
Over 500 people were also injured The statement came after an such an assessment might be based.
in eight blasts targeting three luxury unconfirmed video posted to social “New Zealanders oppose
hotels and three churches across raining death and destruction. A 30 foreigners were hospitalized, media earlier by an affiliated group terrorism and extreme violence in
three Sri Lankan cities besides two few hours later, a seventh blast Sri Lanka Tourism Development strongly suggested that the Islamic all its forms. In the wake of the
other locations in Colombo, police had rocked a small hotel near the Authority Chairman Kishu Gomes State was behind the Easter horror.
Christchurch mosque attacks, it was
spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said Dehiwala Zoo, about 12 km south of told Efe news. That video showed photos of three
the capital. An eighth explosion took Fifty-eight people have the condemnation of the perpetrators
in a statement.  of the alleged suicide bombers.
place at a residential compound in been arrested in connection of violence and a message of peace
The mayhem began in the morning The men, who are described as
Dematagoda in Colombo. with the bombings, Mr that unified us all.”
at the St Anthony’s Shrine at “assailants” rather than the more
Kochchikade in Colombo at 8.45 a.m. As an official mass funeral Gunaeskara said. common “martyrs”, were named as The intelligence failure

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when hundreds were gathered for the ceremony for the victims was held on The government has blamed
Abul Barra, Abul Mukhtar and Abu he Sri Lankan government
Easter Mass, and within half hour Tuesday, a day of national mourning, a local Islamist outfit, National
Ubaida and featured in front of a has come under pressure for
similar explosions ripped through the the Indian High Commission put the Thowheed Jamath (NTJ),
black IS flag giving the one-finger failing to act decisively on the
St Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, death toll for Indians at 10. although it did not rule out links to
salute, the news.com of Australia intelligence inputs received from
30 km, and the Zion Church in the “Regret to confirm the deaths foreign groups.
said. security agencies from neighbouring
eastern district of Batticaloa, 250 km of two more Indian nationals, A. Islamic State claims
east of Colombo. Maregowda and H. Puttaraju, in
responsibility The alleged Christchurch India, thus prompting Prime Minister
the blasts in Sri Lanka, taking the connection Ranil Wickremesinghe publically
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Almost simultaneously, suicide he Islamic State on Tuesday

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bombers also killed themselves amid total number of Indian deaths in the arlier on Tuesday, Sri Lanka’s announcing a complete security
tragedy to 10 as of now,” the mission claimed responsibility of the
Easter crowds in three luxury hotels Defence Minister Ruwan shake-up of the island nation.
tweeted. deadly terror attack
in the heart of Colombo: Cinnamon Wijewardene said the Sunday attacks India’s intelligence agencies have
They are among at least 32 An Arabic language statement
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Immigration fraud: Has the


government done enough for
the deported Indian students?
¡¡ SANDEEP SINGH
The

T
he recent news of the
Associate Minister for
Ombudsman
Immigration Kris Fafoi decision had
granting a reprieve by offering a come on June
compassionate visa to four students
earlier deported from New Zealand
21, 2018, and
has expectedly brought much needed not much has
rejoice for the deported Indian been heard from
students and their support advocacy the government
groups.
However, the bigger question suggesting
remains as it is if the current any systematic
government has done enough to action for
address the plight of more than two
hundred odd students who were
reviewing
forced to leave the country under Speaking to The Indian Weekender
the cases of
“Now after the change of the students forced to leave the country
relentless pressure from Immigration
Mr McClymont said, “At the time government, eighteen months have against their wishes.
deported Indian
New Zealand since 2016.
The Immigration Lawyer
of students taking sanctuary in the gone, but nothing has happened,” Mr First, it was not
students
Unitarian Church in Auckland, a McClymont said.
Alastair McClymont, who has
lot of Opposition MPs, including It is important to note that despite
appropriate to act as it
been representing the cases of a waited for Ombudsman
large number of deported Indian the then Leader of the Opposition the recent reprieve for three students, students while in the opposition,
Andrew Little, and Jacinda Ardern nothing substantial has been done report took a safe stand of not talking

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students with Immigration New
by the new government, which had rom the very beginning, the publically about the individual cases
Zealand (INZ), Ombudsman, and the had visited and assured that if they
promised to act with compassion MPs in the new government, of deported Indian students on the
Associate Minister for Immigration come in government they will allow
once in power, to deliver justice who were quite vocal in extending pretext of their cases being pending
asserts, “Clearly not enough.” the students to stay.” for more than two hundred Indian their support to the protesting Indian before the Ombudsman.

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Speaking at a celebratory event The government, in its eighteen- Why the government
held at the Auckland’s Unitary month tenure has remained non-
cannot offer deported
Church on October 29, 2017, committal on either scrutinising the
immediately after the formation of actions of INZ or doing anything
Indian students a general
new Labour government, where significant to deliver justice to amnesty
many deported students had joined
through Skype, Kiwi-Indian MP
Priyanca Radhakrishnan had
deported Indian students who have
been removed from the country for I t is imperative to ask the question
that why the new government has
not ordered a review of the cases of
no fault of theirs, Mr McClymont
said, “These cases are in front of told The Indian Weekender. 213 expelled Indian students so far
Ombudsman, therefore, it would be or even better and fairer, to offer
inappropriate for me to comment Then, it was possibly a general amnesty to all students
on them.” a case of lost political deported by INZ for allegedly
Since then the MPs in the interest providing fraudulent financial

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government have maintained a rime Minister Jacinda Ardern documents – a charge vehemently
consistent approach of refusing was reported as late as February rejected by students.
to comment on specific cases of 2019 as saying “it’s no longer
deported Indian students, and instead The offer of blanket approval
appropriate for her to advocate for for visas for Indian students would
claiming to work to remove the Immigration New a group of deported Indian students, not be without precedent in New
scope of exploitation, believed to
while the government is actively
be embedded within New Zealand’s Zealand was considering some of the students’
Zealand.
international education and At least on one previous occasion,
immigration system.
also supposed cases.”
New Zealand government had offered
Ms Ardern had then told the
However, what is noteworthy to clarify their RNZ given her advocacy occurred
a general amnesty to a large number
is the fact that the Ombudsman of visa/residency hopefuls – Filipino
decision had come on June 21, character in opposition it was no longer
dairy workers – who INZ believed
appropriate for her to advocate the
2018, and not much has been heard policy after the have provided false document but
case. However, she had said Labour
from the government suggesting any could not prove beyond doubt that
Ombudsman MP Deborah Russell had picked it
systematic action for reviewing the they were a party to the fraud, and
up and was supporting the students
cases of deported Indian students. decision, of which were subsequently allowed to remain
in their applications to reverse the
No action taken even nothing has been deportation orders. in the country.
after the arrival of Although, it’s not clear if the It is pertinent to ask this
Ombudsman decision heard so far... government or any MP in the government what is stopping it from

T he Ombudsman has confirmed agreed to personally reconsider government is working towards the acting decisively and with kindness
the legality of INZ’s actions seven applications (in addition to bigger goal of delivering justice and compassion that it often claims
in deporting a large group of As a consequence of the the 213 INZ has offered to audit), of to the two-hundred-odd students to represent.
Indian students in 2017 and 2018, Ombudsman’s investigation, INZ which three has been approved, and deported from New Zealand. This is even when firstly INZ
but criticised INZ’s policy and has offered to review the files of three declined on Thursday, April 18 Nevertheless, there has not been had failed to prove beyond doubt
methodology in processing student 213 student visa applications and 2019. any hints or public declaration by that Indian students were a party
visa applications and noted that the report back by October 2018 – an Moreover, Immigration New the government or any MPs in the with their fraudulent agents and
Government decided not to put in assurance that no one yet knows with Zealand was also supposed to government suggesting that there subsequently the deported Indian
place any mechanism to regulate confidence if it has been honoured. clarify their character policy after was any intention to order a review students were given no opportunities
or to monitor the actions of these The Associate Minister for the Ombudsman decision, of which of the plight of deported Indian whatsoever to defend themselves
fraudulent agents. Immigration Kris Faafoi has then nothing has been heard so far. students. in court.

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On the upcycle with Hub Zero


¡¡ IWK BUREAU direction of the traditional recycling process. to help deter the production of waste in the

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t’s often said that one “We need actual law to get behind us. It’s
the Chinese Conservation Environmental Trust
person’s trash is another going to be illegal to give out plastic bags soon.
and the Multi Educational Support Services
person’s treasure. And We need structural change like that. Penalties
Trust - but it also welcomes community groups
Tara Moala, the main brain for people who produce unnecessary waste.”
and locals working toward waste minimisations.
behind waste-minimisation Moala has always been passionate about
Its newest tenant is Team Eco Repair, a group
social enterprise Hub Zero, minimising waste, but it was after she had
of eight tech graduates who plan to fix people’s
takes that saying very literally. children that she decided to devote a big chunk
broken iPhones so they don’t throw them
Hub Zero’s office is almost of her life to the cause. For her, it’s about giving
away. Other ‘seedling tenants’ include Brooke
entirely furnished with things them a decent world to inherit, and gifting them
McCarthy, a Panmure mum who finds potential
other people have thrown the same opportunities that older generations
in discarded tyres, and Sorcha Conran, who is
away. have enjoyed.
passionate about creating high-quality products
There are discarded office “If we keep screwing over our Earth, our kids
from waste.
chairs, and furniture made are literally not going to have an Earth to use.”
Those who can’t invest the time into being
out of old pallets. A pinboard Hub Zero is supported by the Tamaki Wrap
a tenant can still come along to a range of
for planning meetings is Charitable Trust and Rakau Tautoko and has
community events, from sewing bees to a
crafted from a former office been funded by Auckland Council through
workshop on how to use power tools.
desk divider. The table in its Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board and the
The scale of the challenge facing Hub Zero
meeting room is made out of Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund.
is huge. The materials it is upcycling represent
two recycled doors. On the
only a tiny percentage of the waste being
floor, fabric offcuts are being
diverted to landfills in Panmure alone. This story first appeared in OurAuckland
sewn up and converted into
Moala says there needs to be a network of April 2019, written by Hayden Donnell.
beanbags. Even the cups in
organisations across Auckland devoted to
the kitchen are shared with
upcycling goods. She’s starting to see part of Apply for the Waste Minimisation
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For Tara Moala, the
materials being set up at transfer stations across Have you been planning a waste
coordinator at Hub Zero, this
the city, but more needs to be done.
base in a converted warehouse minimisation project here in Auckland and
“It’s definitely a growth area. It’s already
behind a Panmure car yard could use some support to help
huge in other countries. There are malls
is a glimpse of a possible make it a reality?
overseas where all the shops have upcycled
future. Her mission is to see as many people Applications are open 1-30 April for
or upcycling goods helps to extend the life products.
as possible involved in redirecting so-called
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It’s a process colloquially called ‘upcycling’. Hosting social enterprises Government intervention iwi, and education and community groups
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Spreading Gandhi’s
The Indian Weekender Friday, April 26, 2019

INZ to grant permanent


Message in Aotearoa residence to families of
¡¡ IWK BUREAU
Christchurch terrorist
G attack victims
l o b a l
Organisation
for People
of Indian Origin at one of the mosques
¡¡ IWK BUREAU
(GOPIO) Wellington

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and their immediate
in collaboration with mmigration New family based in New
the High Commission Zealand on Tuesday, Zealand can get this visa.
of India last week April 23 announced Because of the special
organised a lecture on that people directly affected circumstances, the
by the terrorist attacks in definition of immediate
“Mahatma Gandhi’s
Christchurch and their family has been expanded There are some exceptions.
Non-violent Action
families can now apply for to include a wider circle of INZ cannot give this visa if
for Social Change” permanent residence in New family members. the person:
presented by Shobhana Zealand if they want to. People in New Zealand -were a police first
Radhakrishna, Chief
A humanitarian for only a short time cannot responder or emergency
Functionary of the response apply — for example, people worker
even more important to acknowledge the need

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Gandhian Forum for Ethical Corporate visiting for tourism, sport or -were here as a tourist, or
for peace in this world. It is vital that New NZ has created a special
Governance, India. visa category, Christchurch business. -were visiting for a
Shobhana has lectured in over 30 countries Zealand continues on its tradition of promoting
Response (2019) to let short time.
the message of peace. What family means
and has dedicated her life to spreading the people directly affected by
“Gandhi’s message to the world was that For adults present during When applications
message of the Mahatma. Gandhi inspired many the terrorist attacks at the open?
humanity is at crossroads and must choose the attacks, family includes:
across the globe including the likes of Nelson Masjid Al Noor and Linwood
Mandela, Martin Luther King Jnr. and many
others to lead their own resistance movements
between violence (law of the jungle) or non-
violence (law of humanity). We have an
mosques in Christchurch on
15 March stay permanently in
• their partner
• dependent children
• parents
A ffected people and their
families can apply from
24 April. The application
against discrimination but by following the unprecedented opportunity to open a new page New Zealand.
• their partner’s parents. process depends on the type
path of truth and non-violent civil disobedience in human history” says Shobhana This new visa category
For children under 25 years of visa they hold — that is a
Shobhana will deliver another lecture in recognises the impact of the
that is also known as “Satyagraha”. old, family includes: temporary or a resident visa.
tragedy on the lives of those
Event organiser Pushpa Wood said “Gandhi’s Hamilton before heading to South Korea, • their parents
most affected and gives people
message of peace, equality and conflict Japan and Russia to spread the teachings of • grandparents, and
currently on temporary and For more information:
resolution by dialogue is just as relevant today Mahatma Gandhi. • brothers and sisters.
resident visas some certainty https://www.immigration.
as it was when he was alive. It has been a “It is a huge honour and a privilege to have When applying, confirm
about their immigration status govt.nz/new-zealand-
pleasure hosting someone like Shobhana ji who that you were at one of the
someone of Shobhana’s calibre here in New in New Zealand. visas/already-have-a-visa/
mosques by checking the
has dedicated her life to spread the message of Zealand and I hope that we can spread the becoming-a-permanent-
Who can apply official New Zealand Police
peace through Gandhi’s teachings.” message of Gandhi through Shobhana to more resident/christchurch-

P eople living in New lists of people who were response-2019-permanent-


With the recent events in Christchurch and New Zealanders” – Arish Naresh, New Zealand present during the attacks.
Zealand who were present resident-visa
more recently the bombings in Sri Lanka, it is program coordinator, Gandhian Forum.
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Temples across New Zealand


celebrate Hanuman Jayanti
¡¡ RIZWAN MOHAMMAD

D
evotees of Lord Hanuman, a Hindu
deity gathered in hundreds across
different temples in New Zealand on
Friday, April 17 to observe Hanuman Jayanti.
This day marks the birth of Lord Hanuman
as per the Hindu calendar, the lunar month of
Chaitra.
Lord Hanuman is said to be an ardent
devotee of Lord Ram and is regarded as one of
the prominent heroes of the Indian super epic
Ramayana.
Celebrations at Bhartiya Mandir
on Balmoral Road

B hartiya Mandir observes a Sundarkant


Paath every Tuesday evening at the
temple premises where devotees come in huge love amongst the devotees for Lord Hanuman, celebration or observance on the occasion of
numbers, the Hanuman Jayanti celebrations who protects them from calamities and brings Hanuman Jayanti on Friday, April 19.
on Friday garnered an even higher number of relief in their troubles,” Pandit Govind Prasad The celebrations started with the Puja of the
people for the puja. Sharma from Bhartiya Mandir said. Hanuman idol built just beside the entrance of
The prayers for the Hanuman Jayanti started “We recite Hanuman Chalisa and read the temple where devotees showered flowers
at 10 a.m. as the temple flocked with devotees parts of Sri Ramayana and Mahabharata and also did a puja of Lord Ganesha. As a part
who came together with 51 kgs of Laddu and every Tuesday evening when we dedicate a of the puja, the priest put a floral garland on
51 kgs of Imarti (Indian sweets) as bhog for the full evening towards the devotion of Lord Lord Hanuman Idol followed by Roth Puja.
puja. The devotees with priest Govind Sharma Hanuman,” Pandir Sharma added. Some of the devotees stationed themselves
and Upendrabhai Joshi raised the flag at the Once the Sundarkand Paath was over, the inside the temple hall where members of the
temple and proceeded with the Sunderkand devotees attended the Aarti ceremony after community recited hymns and chanted mantras
Paath that continued till 12:30 in the afternoon which they were served with lunch and other in praise of Lord Hanuman. The devotees
followed by the recital of different hymns and food arrangments made for them. also Hanuman Katha and Bhusundi Ramayan
Hanuman Chalisa. Paath and performed Hanuman Jayanti Hawan
Hanuman Chalisa is one of the most Hanuman Jayanti observed at Shri directed by the priest of the temple.
important hymns recited by the devotees of Ram Mandir, Henderson A prayer group from Zimbabwe, Pushpanjali

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Lord Hanuman, and it is said that it protects “We are delighted to see such a huge gathering Bhajan Mandal also came to the temple and
ike Bhartiya Mandir, the Shri Ram Temple
a person from all kinds of troubles and of people on Hanuman Jayanti- this shows the recited the paath 11 times during the event.
in Henderson too organised a massive
supernatural elements.

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NZ businesses need to engage with the


new ‘young India,’ for better outcomes
¡¡ SANDEEP SINGH dairy industry is transforming itself in the country for a track – II level

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away from traditional locally-based discussion on the invitation of Asia
ew Zealand businesses need
dairy businesses with limited product New Zealand Foundation. Speaking
to understand and engage
and brand differentiation, to a new on occasion the delegation’s head,
with the aspirations and
era where more value-added and Soumen Bagchi, DDG, ICWA,
expectations of the new young India
innovative dairy products are in high highlighted the recent progress
if they really want to succeed in the
demand across the country.” made by India in the world economy
Indian market, argues Suzannah
Given that India’s demographic and bilateral ties in the Pacific and
Jessep, the former NZ Deputy High
profile is fast changing, along with
Commissioner to India, Sri Lanka, beyond.
a rapidly growing economy, which
Bangladesh and current Director, The other key speakers at
is imparting more purchasing power
Research and Engagement, Asia NZ the event were Michael Wood,
The speakers receiving their copies to the vast Indian middle class, NZ
Foundation. Parliamentary Under-Secretary to
of the book businesses would undoubtedly do
Ms Jessep was delivering a keynote Minister of Ethnic Communities,
well, if they cater to their growing
address at an event organised by the With India Barney Riley, Lead Negotiator,
the last few years with services trade expectations and aspirations for
India New Zealand Business Council RCEP (Regional Comprehensive
(INZBC) on Wednesday, April 10,
having been doubled to $1.39 billion having the largest consuming world-class innovative
and goods trade reaching up to $1.27 products. Economic Partnership). Mr Wood
hosted at WelTec and Whitireia’s NZ population of people was especially appreciative of the
billion, despite the long-pending In that regard, there are also
Institute of Creativity, in Wellington. below 35 years, it’s efforts of INZBC in engaging with
Free Trade Agreement. opportunities to grow exports in
The theme of the day was the ‘Young India’ that
In recent times, there has been a areas such as professional services, the business community of both
Perspectives on India: Diplomacy
and Trade. growing inclination among critical New Zealanders need in-country provision of education, countries, to keep the dialogue
stakeholders, including the INZBC - to understand. Modern healthcare, and aviation. going. Mr Wood also highlighted
“With India having the largest
the premium NZ-India trade-related The event was moderated by the excellent work being done by the
population of people below 35 India is a different world
body committed to promote bilateral INZBC board member, Esther ethnic communities in New Zealand
years, it’s the ‘Young India’ that
trade between the two countries - Guy-Meakin, who is the manager - which helps in advancing the people-
New Zealanders need to understand.
to not get constrained by the delay Earlier last year in August 2018 international trade at Beef + Lamb to-people relations between the two
Modern India is a different world,”
in signing of an FTA and focus on when NZ dairy giant Fonterra re- New Zealand, and the guests were countries.
Ms Jessep said at the event,
developing synergies within each entered into the Indian market welcomed by Victoria Spackman, Expressing satisfaction with
demonstrating how her recent posting
with a Joint Venture with the local Director - TeAuaha, who also the outcome of the event the
to India had enlightened her about other’s markets to get better business
Future Group after a decade long outlined the work that WelTec and INZBC Wellington Chapter head,
the complexities and the challenges outcomes.
absence, the intention was clearly Whitireia NZ do in the creative arts Sushrutha Metikurke said, “The
of the Indian market. In that regard, the key takeaway
to eye on the aspirations of the new space in Wellington. event had a great turnout with
India has been the world’s fastest from this recently organised INZBC
young India. The event also had participation
growing major economy in recent event of focusing and catering to participants sharing their insights and
At the time of the joint venture, from a visiting inward delegation
years and by 2020 is expected to be the aspirations of new young India perspectives on the New Zealand-
Lukas Paravicini, Fonterra’s chief from a premier Indian think-tank
the fifth largest economy in the world. would go a long way in promoting India trade relationship. It was a very
operating officer global consumer organisation Indian Council of
The bilateral trade between the two better business outcomes for both successful start to the year for the
and foodservice had said, “the Indian World Affairs (ICWA), which was
countries has grown significantly in countries. Wellington Chapter.”

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Ahmadi Muslims Tollywood actress amazes


youth participate in community at Waikato
ANZAC Day activities Telugu Ugadi festival
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hmadi Muslims across New Zealand
attended the dawn and civic parades on
ANZAC day to demonstrate their love
and loyalty to the country.
“We have actively participated in ANZAC
day dawn and civic parades for a number of
years now, helping to organise the remembrance
parades and work closely with the RSA and
we have also been fortunate enough to lay “Ahmadi Muslims across the world
wreaths to honour and remember those who demonstrate their loyalty in their respective
made sacrifices for the freedoms we enjoy in countries, whether it be through raising funds
through the poppy appeal in the UK, helping ¡¡ RIZWAN MOHAMMAD
this country,” President of Ahmadiyya Muslim

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outside India.
Youth Association New Zealand (AMYANZ), organise the events with local RSAs, laying he Telugu community of
wreaths or even simply wearing the poppy with Actress Manju
Azeem Zafarullah said. Hamilton, Waikato was
Mr Zafarullah mentioned about the pride; we have started a worldwide campaign Bhargavi is
given a big surprise when
significance of this year in the context of the called ‘Muslims for Remembrance’ with a Tollywood actress Manju Bhargavi also a renowned
Christchurch Mosque attacks and the Sri website www.muslimsremember.org and the Kuchipudi classical
showed up at the Ugadi celebrations in
Lankan Church attacks. hashtag #MuslimsForRemembrance,” Mr dancer who has
Zafarullah said in a media release. Hamilton last week.
“There is a growing anti-Muslim and
Ugadi is one of the biggest festivals for performed in several
Islamophobic movement, the ideology of which Mr Zafarullah highlighted the importance
is very dangerous and spreading like a poison. of this participation that it drives a counter- the Telugu community and is observed with events across the globe and
Due to the barbaric acts of terrorism committed narrative to the divisive attitude of extremists traditional music and dance in huge community played a variety of roles not just in Telugu
in the name of Islam by organisations such as on both ends of the spectrum. gatherings across the globe. The festival is a cinema but also in Tamil and Malayali films.
ISIS, many people around the world believe The Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya way to welcome the new year and enter into the She is best known for her work in Telugu
that Islam is incompatible with the west; they Muslim Community, the Caliph, His Holiness first month as per Hindu calendar. blockbuster films Sankarabharanam and
believe you cannot be a patriotic and loyal Mirza Masroor Ahmad, has reminded Ahmadi Some of the practices of this festival are
citizen whilst being a Muslim. We wish to Muslims across the world on numerous Nayakudu Vinayakudu.
visiting the temple, buying new clothes, giving
demonstrate the contrary through our actions occasions about the importance of loyalty to Ms Bhargavi was felicitated by the New
charity to the poor, visiting and inviting guests
by continuing to serve our country and honour one’s country of residence. Zealand Telugu Association Waikato executive
“Honouring those who fought to defend and sharing and distributing fruits and sweets
those who have done the same,” Mr Zafarullah committee members and president Ravinder
added. and safeguard one’s country is an important as a gesture of welcome into the new year.
The guests are usually served with a Reddy Boddu at the event.
Members of the AMYANZ were present principle of Islam and in fact is an important
at ANZAC services in Auckland, Hamilton, principle of peace,” Holiness Mirza Masroor ‘pachadi’, a traditional mango drink that is “When our chief guest actress Manju
Wellington and Christchurch. Ahmad said in his sermon. sweet, sour, salty and bitter- representing the Bhargavi arrived at the event centre, the whole
four tastes or flavours of life. community hall erupted with applaud, and they
The event in Hamilton witnessed the gave the actress a grand welcome,” Ravinder

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Prepare for a spiritual "RCEP has significant


upliftment this Ramadan advantage over bilateral
juices along with fruits to open their fast. It is

FTA process," says Lead


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also advisable to the observers to open with a
he holy month of Ramadan is just a light meal and proceed to the Maghrib prayers
week away, and the Muslim community straight after iftaar.

Negotiator on NZ-India trade


across the globe have started their Taraweeh: In the month of Ramadan, a
preparations, especially a mental drill to make special prayer is made during the fifth-time
the best of this month. prayer of the day called Taraweeh. During this
By stating ‘make the most of this month,’ it Taraweeh, the Imam leads the prayer reciting ¡¡ SANDEEP SINGH

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is meant to do as many good deeds as possible, verses and chapters of the Holy Quran in
such as giving charity, making special prayers, ew Zealand and India can engage better
sequence. Taraweeh is usually of 20 rakats
fasting, asking for forgiveness for past sins and and different Imams or mosques complete in RCEP (Regional Comprehensive
persevering to come closer to God. the recitation of the whole Quran at different Economic Partnership) – a proposed
Ramadan is a month to practice not just intervals of the month. People who are unable free trade agreement between the ten member
abstinence from food and water but also purify to attend the congregational Taraweeh prayers states of the Association of Southeast Asian
ones’ soul, clear the conscience and do deeds are advised to offer the same at their homes or
that bring oneself a little closer to God. The Nations and the six Asia-Pacific states,
in private reciting short chapters of the Quran. including NZ and India – than the bilateral Free
abstinence is also for the eyes, tongue, ears,
Lailatul Qadr: Ramadan is the month in
mind and heart- to not to say poor words to Trade Agreement, says Barney Riley, the Lead
others or hurt people with words or actions. which the Holy Quran was sent to earth, and
it is said that it was one of last five odd nights Negotiator for RCEP.
It is also a month to bring the practice of
when the Quran was dawned upon humanity. Mr Riley was speaking at a recent event
five-times prayers in ones’ life and recite and
understand the message of the Quran as much These last five odd nights are called ‘Lailatul organised by the India New Zealand Business
as possible. It is the month to invite non- Qadr’, the importance of which is mentioned Council (INZBC) on Wednesday, April 10,
practising Muslims and showcase the teachings in several hadiths and parts of the Quran. It is hosted at WelTec and Whitireia’s NZ Institute
of Islam and show the richness of Islamic said that praying on each of these five nights of Creativity, in Wellington.
traditions. is equal to praying for a thousand months and The recently appointed Lead Negotiator of
Elements and practices of Ramadan: Muslims are said to observe these nights by RCEP for New Zealand remained hopeful that
Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic making special prayers and ask for forgiveness. the bilateral trade figures between NZ-India can Barney Riley, the Lead
calendar (1440 Hijri), and it starts with the Zakat: Like five-time daily prayers, Zakat improve significantly in the near future from Negotiator for RCEP
sighting of the moon and is expected to begin is also one of the five pillars of Islam. It is
from Tuesday, May 7 in New Zealand. The the current $2.7 billion marks.
obligatory for a person to pay charity on their
month will end after 29 or 30 days depending assets and wealth calculated in a lunar year. The Explaining New Zealand’s current global
on the sigting of the moon and with that Zakat is to be paid to the needy and deserving trade outlook, Mr Riley said, “The period 1995- economic and strategic weight Mr Riley said,
Muslims will observe Eid-ul-Fitr. people and within the month of Ramadan. 2018 has been the golden weather for New “India is now a major player in the global order
It is compulsory for every Muslim individual Ittiqaaf: Ittiqaf means to be in isolation Zealand trade policy. With the establishment - Not just through sheer scale at 1.3 billion
to fast, that is, a person fasting cannot eat or in order to completely devote one’s time and of the WTO, reduction of global protectionism, people, but also its growing economic clout
drink between dawn and dusk- until the adhaan energy towards the worship of Allah. Ramadan facilitated by FTAs and a functioning and its increasingly outward-looking foreign
(call to prayer) is made at sunset. is divided in a three ashurahs (parts), and it is
Sehri: It is advised to have a small meal international rules-based system, all lead to a policy. There is a role for Indian leadership in
a Sunnah to go into Ittiqaf in the last ten days
before dawn or call of adhaan at dawn so that of Ramadan. Men can go to masjid and women period of golden weather.” international trade, and it can’t carry out that
one does not feel weak while fasting during the can observe the same in the house by taking “However, in 2019 this outlook is very role if its borders remain closed.”
day. Sehri can include as light as a date and a seclusion in a particular corner of their home different with rules-based systems coming under “In that context, RCEP has significant
glass of water before the adhaan is made for the dedicated only for worship. increasing stress, rising global protectionism, advantages over our bilateral FTA process.
Fajr prayers. Five-time obligatory prayers: The five and a geopolitical deterioration,” Mr Riley said. It’s not just a commercial opportunity but
Iftaar: People fasting during the day can times obligatory prayers are a must for every Calling upon India to play a leadership role has clear strategic benefit for both countries,”
open their fast at the call of adhaan at sunset. individual beside fasting, charity and making
People usually prepare ethnic food, snacks and commensurate to its sheer size and increasing Mr Riley said.
special prayers.

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Still time to help shape Ōrākei Local Board seeks


the future of Drury and nominations for Community
Pukekohe: A once in a Volunteer Awards
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lifetime opportunity
The successful nominees

D
o you know someone who deserves
to be recognised? Nominate them for will be recognised at the
the Ōrākei Local Board Community Ōrākei Local Board Community
Volunteer Award.
Ōrākei Local Board Chair Kit Parkinson says
Volunteers Awards ceremony,
there are many dedicated volunteers and local which will be held at St Chads
groups who go above and beyond to contribute Church & Community Centre
towards making local board area a great place
to live. on Wednesday 5 June 2019.
“Our local board immensely values
community-led work and our Community
Volunteer Awards is one of the ways we
Community and Social Wellbeing
celebrate this. We encourage people to make For local groups or individual contribution
nominations,” he said. through their work, or through the opportunities
they provide to volunteers in their organisation.
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based within the Ōrākei Local Board area by
here is still time to have your say on the future of Drury and using the online nomination form.
Arts, Culture and Heritage
structure plans for future urban zoned For local groups or individual contribution
land in Pukekohe Nominations are open from Wednesday 17 through voluntary work – influencing the
“This is an important time for existing and
prospective new residents to give feedback on
how they’d like to see these two key southern
T he structure plans aim to manage the
best use of land, unlocking the potential
for growth while protecting the environment
March, closing Sunday 19 May 2019.
The successful nominees will be recognised
at the Ōrākei Local Board Community
arts, culture and heritage sector in the local
community.

areas developed over the next 10-30 years,” including productive fertile soils around Volunteers Awards ceremony, which will be Local Centre and Business Area
said Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore. Pukekohe. held at St Chads Church & Community Centre Enhancements
“People have until 30 April to have their say “Across the region, we’re looking at on Wednesday 5 June 2019. To celebrate individuals or voluntary
on shaping how best these two areas can be improving existing urban areas and new If you have any questions about this event organisations in the Ōrākei Local Board area
developed. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity greenfield developments with better travel or the nomination process, please contact the who work to improve and enhance local centres
to influence the future. options, more jobs and the ability for people to event organiser Linda Bercusson at linda. and other business areas.
“We’re talking about major urban live and work locally without adding to traffic bercusson@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
transformation to house an additional 60,000 Sports, Fitness and Leisure
congestion.” Award categories
people in the areas currently zoned future urban For local groups or individual contribution
After feedback is reviewed, the plans will be
in Drury-Opāheke and 20,000 in Pukekohe,” The categories available are:
finalised towards approval by the council later through voluntary work in sports, fitness and
he said. Environmental Enhancement leisure programmes in the local community.
this year.
“Drury-Opāheke, in particular, will see and Sustainability To make a nomination, all you need do is
whole new communities with a variety of For local groups or individual contribution complete this form, provide the details of the
Have your say: For more information and
housing choices, centres, community facilities, through voluntary work – influencing the
to give feedback visit aucklandcouncil. person or a local group you are nominating and
transport networks and jobs.” enhancement and sustainability of the natural
govt.nz/haveyoursay the category, along with your contact details.
environment in the area.

New homes
The Knitting Grannies clothing for Auckland
Auckland’s babies families in need
H
ousing and Urban Development
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there,” Joan says. “They call it all their ‘little opened 23 new state homes designed
chance remark has put beautiful hand- for Auckland families in the high-demand area
knitted garments on thousands of gifts of love’, which is rather nice.”
of Birkdale on April 24.
babies born across south Auckland. Keeping up production doesn’t come cheap, “These 18 two-bedroom and five four-
When Pukekohe’s Joan Loader, armed with and Franklin Local Board has chipped in bedroom warm, dry homes on Chippendale
bootees and a hat, went to hospital to visit through its local grants rounds over the years to Crescent have been designed to meet the needs
her grand-daughter and meet her new great keep the wool coming. of families in the area,” Phil Twyford. “They
“I suppose we are mostly women who grew are close to a number of schools, the Beach
grandchild, one of the nurses remarked ‘here Haven ferry to Auckland CBD, and are 4km
comes the knitting granny’. up knitting baby clothes because back in the some more tea, and start all over again, safe
day that’s just what you did,” Joan says. from the Glenfield Mall.
It was like casting on the stitches… in the knowledge the Middlemore Foundation “There is a real demand for public housing
“But it is nice to see your skills used and to for families in need in the Birkdale, and
Joan went home and talked to friends, put will make sure south Auckland’s babies, and
feel like you are contributing, doing something Auckland region.
a few feelers out, and before she knew it, children admitted to Kidz First Children’s
useful for the community, even if you are never “In the wider Kaipatiki Local Board area, the
the Knitting Grannies were off and in full Hospital, have something warm to wear.
going to see the little ones you’re helping.” demand for housing has been on the rise for a
production mode. “The Knitting Grannies are a wonderful number of years. Since December 2017, the
And nothing goes to waste. All the little bits example of how much good the voluntary
That was 17 years ago and now, every second number of families or individuals waiting for
of leftover wool are dutifully collected and sector does for our community,” says Franklin a state house has nearly doubled to about 150.
Wednesday, Joan’s home is crammed with good
transformed into bootees, crocheted or knitted Local Board Chair Angela Fulljames. “Between this redevelopment, and two
samaritans battling to be heard over the clack-
into one of the hundreds and hundreds of peggy “It’s not just the good they do for those others on the same street, Housing NZ has
clack of flying knitting needles.
squares that eventually form baby blankets. children and babies, it’s the coming together to better utilised this land and transformed 12 old
They like to be referred to as ladies, though state homes that were no longer fit for purpose
“We can have a couple of dozen of us here, have a common purpose and contribute to the
Joan says a staffer from the Middlemore into 40 new two, three and four-bedroom
and sometimes more talking than knitting community.
Foundation, where all the knitting goes to be homes for families in need. This redevelopment
goes on, but it’s great fun. Once we even had “What might seem like something quite project has helped to transform Birkdale into a
distributed to new mums, once dubbed them
someone who had to stand in the doorway and simple is really something much greater than thriving community for Auckland families of
‘Knitting Angels’.
knit, we were so full,” Joan says. that. The board has been really pleased to all different sizes and backgrounds,” he said.
With wool and needles at hand, Joan’s Auckland currently has about 140 active
The Knitting Grannies knit in every colour support the Knitting Grannies.”
grannies set about making hundreds of items a construction sites as part of the Auckland
imaginable, making for a colourful display Community Grants
year. The clothing and blankets they make are Housing Programme.
when the clothes are laid out to be packed in Auckland’s local boards offer groups or “I look forward to opening more new state
gifted to the area’s newest citizens, keeping
them toasty warm and in rude health. large rubbish sacks for the hospital - as many as individuals funding for events, and community housing around the country this year as we
“Middlemore has a ‘Knitter Natter’ we go eight at a time, with hundreds of items in them. and environmental activities. Find out more at move towards our target of 6,400 more public
Once it’s gone, they just fire up the jug for housing places over the next four years.” Phil
to from time to time for all the women who aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/funding
Twyford said.
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Fewer road deaths,


still too many Are you at a CROSSROADS
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between Renting vs Buying
A a House, Confused?
ssociate Transport Minister Julie Anne
Genter is urging motorists to take extra
care over the rest of the school holiday Team Finance Matters will hold
your hand in this journey and will
period.
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“We know we need to change our thinking Both the situations have their
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NZ and France seek to end use of


social media for acts of terrorism
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ew Zealand and France
announced on Wednesday,
April 24, that the two
nations will bring together countries
and tech companies in an attempt
to bring to an end the ability to use
social media to organise and promote
terrorism and violent extremism, in
the wake of the March 15 terrorist
attacks in Christchurch New Zealand.
The meeting will take place in Paris on May
15, and will be co-chaired by New Zealand “We all need to act, and that includes social
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French media providers taking more responsibility for
President Emmanuel Macron. the content that is on their platforms, and taking
The meeting aims to see world leaders and action so that violent extremist content cannot
CEOs of tech companies agree to a pledge be published and shared.
called the ‘Christchurch Call’ to eliminate “It’s critical that technology platforms
terrorist and violent extremist content online. like Facebook are not perverted as a tool for
The meeting will be held alongside the “Tech terrorism, and instead become part of a global
for Humanity” meeting of G7 Digital Ministers, solution to countering extremism. This meeting
of which France is the Chair, and France’s presents an opportunity for an act of unity
separate “Tech for Good” summit, both on between governments and the tech companies. 
15 May. Jacinda Ardern will also meet with  “In the wake of the March 15 attacks New
civil society leaders on 14 May to discuss the Zealanders united in common purpose to
content of the Call. ensure such attacks never occur again. If we
“The March 15 terrorist attacks saw social want to prevent violent extremist content online
media used in an unprecedented way as a tool we need to take a global approach that involves
to promote an act of terrorism and hate. We are other governments, tech companies and civil
asking for a show of leadership to ensure social society leaders
media cannot be used again the way it was in “Social media platforms can connect people
the March 15 terrorist attack,” Jacinda Ardern in many very positive ways, and we all want
said. this to continue.
“We’re calling on the leaders of tech  “But for too long, it has also been possible to
companies to join with us and help achieve our use these platforms to incite extremist violence,
goal of eliminating violent extremism online at and even to distribute images of that violence,
the Christchurch Summit in Paris. as happened in Christchurch. This is what
needs to change.”
14 NEW ZEALAND Friday, April 26, 2019 The Indian Weekender

Employment Satisfaction Police officer still Banks pushing


tops the list of job unwanted credit
with KiwiSaver
market goes providers drops searches into 2019 cards and insurance
cold W C
onsumer NZ’s latest banking
hile a career as a Police Officer
survey found one in five bank
remains at the top of the table for
customers had been offered financial
“most searched for jobs” on careers.
products they didn’t request and, in many
govt.nz, other careers have appeared on the

A
fter some very strong years New cases, didn’t want.
ladder this quarter.
Zealand’s job market has markedly Credit cards, increases in credit card
The last three months have seen the
weakened according to analysis of limits, life insurance and personal loans were
following careers hit the top 10 table: flight
almost 62,000 vacancies listed on Trade Me the most common products promoted to
attendant; paramedic; electrician and air traffic
Jobs for the quarter ending 31 March 2019. customers.
controller.
Head of Trade Me Jobs Jeremy Wade said Consumer NZ head of research Jessica
“We know that these searches will show
there had been signs for the past nine months Wilson said the majority of people who got
up different results at any given time, but it’s
that the extremely strong job market was these offers didn’t think the product was a
interesting to see the movement in what career
good option or suited their needs.
choices are on the rise,” says Tim Fowler,

C
“Seven out of 10 consumers who were
The numbers ustomer satisfaction with KiwiSaver Chief Executive of the Tertiary Education
offered a new credit card or an increase in their
providers has dropped in Consumer Commission.
we’re seeing suggest NZ’s annual survey. While unemployment rose slightly from
card limit didn’t think it was a good choice for
them,” she said.
that this slow wage Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin 3.9% to 4.3% in the latest figures released by
The annual survey also found 16% had felt
Stats NZ, it’s still a buoyant job market.
said almost all of the 13 providers rated in the pressured by bank staff into buying a financial
growth is likely to survey saw their customer satisfaction ratings
Latest research commissioned and published
product they didn’t need.
by TEC suggests that by grouping job seekers
continue for the fall. into different clusters, we see new linkages
Ms Wilson said pressure selling by banks
“Overall, 48% of KiwiSavers were happy was a major concern, given it could lead to
rest of 2019 that reflect the skills actually valued by
with the service they were getting from their consumers unnecessarily going into debt or
employers, and where those skills can be
being sold a poor-value product.
provider, down from 52% last year,” Ms developed. This bodes well for people looking
weakening but the sudden decline in the first “Banks have attracted a lot of bad press in
Chetwin said. to move from one career to another.
three months of 2019 had been a “surprise”. the past 12 months for their selling practices
Satisfaction scores for three of the biggest So the message from Tim Fowler is “You
“New job listings were down 6.1 per cent year- and we would have expected to see a change in
providers – AMP, ANZ and ASB – were might not think you have the skills required to
on-year this quarter, that’s the first drop we’ve behaviour. However, our survey results don’t
switch careers but our research tells a different
significantly below the industry average. give us any confidence that’s happening,”
seen in the past 10 years. story. Going forward, a specific qualification
“Only 36% of ASB customers were very she said.
“Our data shows that the private sector job or experience in a single job or industry should
market peaked around the start of 2018 and satisfied with the service they were getting. not limit your potential to transfer skills to
AMP scored 37% and ANZ 41%,” she said.
Customer Satisfaction scores
there has been a significant (5-10 per cent) other jobs and other industries. Our research
tail off since then. The decline in business Just two providers achieved satisfaction • The Co-operative Bank: 87%
suggests a more fluid approach to skills and
confidence is now reducing new hiring” scores above 60%: Milford and Westpac both training where people will find it easier to • TSB Bank: 83%
Mr Wade noted that employer caution is rated 66%. move between jobs”. • Kiwibank: 66%
reducing new listings and advertised wages, But it wasn’t all good news for Westpac: The findings go on to say that on average, • BNZ: 63%
despite difficult filling vacancies. “Salaries the KiwiSaver scheme rated below average an occupation has valuable skills that are • Westpac: 60%
were up just 1.1 per cent year-on-year this for keeping customers up-to-date about their transferable to 12 other occupations. This • ASB: 55%
quarter. “This is having a knock on effect in investments. is good news for people looking to switch • ANZ: 54%
terms of how long it takes to fill positions too. careers. So the message is, people looking to
Ms Chetwin said the fall in ratings was
Without higher wages, there’s little incentive
for skilled job hunters to jump ship. likely influenced by sharemarket volatility,
switch careers would be advised to tailor their
CV for the job they are applying for so that Anders Skoe
which had led to a bumpy 12 months for some
“The numbers we’re seeing suggest that this
slow wage growth is likely to continue for the funds.
applicant tracking systems pick up keywords,
increasing your chance of moving to the next appointed Trade
rest of 2019.”
Mr Wade said that despite the decline in
But the quality of information consumers
got about their funds also affected satisfaction,
stage of the hiring process.
Me’s new CEO

A
listings, the talent shortage remains. “New she said. nders Skoe has been appointed as the
Zealand’s talent shortage is a structural
new CEO of Trade Me Group Limited.
problem and is not resolved with a decline in Consumer NZ’s survey found:  He is currently the CEO of Finn.
number of jobs on offer. Unfortunately there • 75% didn’t know what they paid in fees no and executive vice-president of Nordic
are still sectors where the demand for skills each year Marketplaces at Schibsted in Norway.
outstrips supply, which requires better long-
• 66% didn’t know how their fund performed Prior to joining Finn in 2010, Mr
term planning and investment by Government
relative to the rest of the market Skoe worked for Google and Radiance
and Industries”.
• 44% weren’t confident their KiwiSaver Technologies, and he has an engineering
Pain for Auckland and optimism funds would be enough to support them in background.
Mr Skoe said he was excited to be taking
for the regions retirement. 
on a new challenge. “Trade Me is a fantastic
Mr Wade said the weakness in job vacancies Overall, just 45% thought their provider did
business with great potential to grow. It’s
is concentrated in the main centres: Auckland a good job keeping them up-to-date about their particularly exciting to come into this business
and Canterbury were down 13.1 and 10.3 per investment. when it is going through a significant moment
cent respectively while the Wellington region Ms Chetwin said KiwiSaver providers Top jobs at a glance in its history, with a move back into private
was up just 0.3 per cent. needed to do better at providing meaningful January – 31 March 2019 ownership. I’m looking forward to moving to
“Auckland has driven much of the downturn information about their investment approach. 1. Police officer New Zealand with my family, and joining the
we’re seeing. The start of 2019 has been brutal “Demand for responsible investment is 2. Registered nurse Trade Me team in late July.”
for the Super City’s employment market. As growing rapidly, but KiwiSaver providers 3. Psychologist Trade Me’s current CEO Jon Macdonald
well as listings being down, average pay has aren’t meeting this demand,” she said. 4. Secondary-school teacher will continue in the role until Mr Skoe arrives
dropped (down 0.3 per cent). 5. Accountant later in the year. Mr Macdonald had planned
“Auckland’s dip has been spectacular in Satisfaction scores  6. Flight attendant to leave Trade Me at the end of 2018, but at
7. Aeroplane pilot the request of the Board he agreed to stay
just how suddenly it’s come about. Auckland • Milford: 66%
8. Paramedic on while Trade Me went through a Scheme
employers appear to pessimistic rather than • Westpac: 66%  9. Electrician of Arrangement with Titan AcquisitionCo
just cautious about the future and they’re • SuperLife: 60%  10. Air traffic controller New Zealand Limited and to ensure a smooth
battening down the hatches. It could be an • BNZ: 57%  Top 10 Jobs, Auckland: transition to a new CEO.
interesting year.”
• Fisher Funds: 57% 
Meanwhile many of the smaller regions 1. Police officer
• Booster: 55% 
many saw jumps in vacancies. “Gisborne 2. Registered nurse
• Kiwi Wealth: 51%
(up 36.9 per cent), Hawke’s Bay (up 15.1 3. Psychologist
per cent), Southland (up 14.5 per cent) and • Generate: 49%  4. Secondary-school teacher
the West Coast (up 23.1 per cent) all saw • Fisher Funds Two: 44%  5. Flight attendant
impressive jumps in listings. However, Mr • ANZ: 41% 6. Aeroplane pilot
Wade warned that this could be a temporary • AMP: 37%  7. Air traffic controller
state of affairs as the Auckland knock-on effect • ASB: 36% 8. Electrician
could spread in the coming months and years. • Mercer: 34% 9. Civil engineer
10. Surgeon
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Thought of the week
"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the
urge to reach your full potential... these are
the keys that will unlock the door to personal
excellence"
– Confucius
Editorial Auckland Weather forecast for the week
Will social media, and April 27 – May 2, 2019
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed Thu
not climate change,
be Jacinda’s new
nuclear-free moment? Partly
sunshine
Mostly
cloudy
A couple
of morning
Clouds
and sun,
Mostly
sunny,
Sun and
some clouds
Mostly
sunny

G
showers pleasant pleasant
oing by Prime Minister’s recent announcement of holding a global summit with
France, it seems, that social media, and not climate change will be the new 20° 20° 21° 18° 19° 20° 20°
nuclear-free moment for Jacinda’s generation. 14°
11° 13° 13° 12° 13° 13°
At least this is what that comes out from Jacinda Ardern’s audacious charge on
demonstrating a show of global leadership on the seemingly complex challenge posed
by social media on modern life. This week in New Zealand’s history
The fact that Ms Ardern was inherently disposed, or would not be shying away from
seeking the global centre stage, especially when showing leadership at world stage in 26 April 1943
dealing with issues beyond the control of individual nation-states, was made clear quite New Zealand ship torpedoed in Tasman Sea
early in the election campaign trail when she had roared that climate change will be “the
nuclear-free moment for her generation.”
For uninitiated, especially the newly arrived migrants in the country, New Zealand’s
L ike many New Zealand merchant ships, the Union Steam Ship Company freighter Limerick
undertook military missions during the Second World War, carrying munitions, food and
equipment between New Zealand, Australia, North America and the Middle East.
“nuclear-free moment” came on February 4, 1985, when after a decade long public
campaigning against the growing French and American attempts at nuclearising the 29 April 1881
South Pacific region, the then Labour government led by Prime Minister David Lange 131 perish in worst civilian shipwreck in New Zealand
had denied American naval warship an entry into NZ waters – an act of defiance that not waters
only risked its most trusted security partnership but also risked overall security.
That political action commenced a nuclear-free moment for New Zealand resulting
in an immediate reciprocal action by the United States of America whereby severing
T he steamer Tararua, en route from Port Chalmers to Melbourne, struck a reef at Waipapa
Point, Southland. Of the 151 passengers and crew on board, 131 were lost, including 12
women and 14 children.
visible intelligence and military ties with New Zealand and downgraded political and
diplomatic exchanges.
29 April 1952
Indeed, New Zealand’s nuclear-free moment had an exalted place in New Zealand’s ANZUS treaty comes into force
history and a contribution to shaping its international identity.
By referring to NZ’s nuclear-free moment in her election campaign, the then Labour S igned by Australia, New Zealand and the United States, the ANZUS treaty recognised that
an armed attack in the Pacific area on one member would endanger the peace and safety of
the others.
Leader Jacinda Ardern had demonstrated resolve of not shying away from any political
action required at the global stage, irrespective of any consequences whatsoever. 30 April 1917
In that respect, it seems that Ms Ardern has seized upon the opportunity to act upon
William Sanders awarded New Zealand's only naval VC
W
social media as the new “nuclear-free moment of her generation,” and determined to illiam Sanders received the Victoria Cross (VC) for bravery during a German U-boat
show a global leadership to curb the seeming menace of social media. (submarine) attack on his ship.
The statement by Ms Ardern’s spokesperson whereby it was made clear that her office
has laid out clear expectations of seeing attendance at the highest level from most tech-
2 May 1964
companies reflects the amount of stealth that she intends to put behind the initiative. New Zealand's last electric tram trip
By no means, any-less than any future political action that would be required to deal
head-on with the challenge of climate change.
T ram no. 252, displaying the message ‘end of the line’ and driven by Wellington Mayor Frank
Kitts, travelled from Thorndon to Newtown zoo. Large crowds lined the streets to witness
the end of electric trams in New Zealand.
It’s not to suggest that the challenge of climate is unreal by any means or a trivial
issue to be left for the future generation to solve, but only to point towards Ms Ardern’s Indian Weekender : Volume 11 Issue 6
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The Indian Weekender Friday, April 26, 2019 OPINION/EDITORIAL 17

BALANCED APPROACH ESSENTIAL


ON FOREIGN CURRENCY DEBT
TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE factored in separately.

R
ecent news about an increase Effectively, the risk a business
in Indian corporates and state undertakes in using foreign currency
entities issuing dollar bonds debt must factor in the volatility in
is welcome news, especially since it the currency pair that is applicable in
clearly shows investor appetite for terms of the cash flows and liability
lending to credible Indian business payments.
models. For instance, if a business
However, relatively easy liquidity receives all incoming cash flows in
and high investor appetite for lending Indian rupees, then the amount of
in the international markets must be dollar-denominated debt ideal for
tempered by the fact that borrowing the company needs to be carefully
in foreign currencies is beneficial evaluated.
for businesses with certain specific
In a world with relatively low
balance sheet structures.
yields, especially in the developed
While relatively low interest
economies, and a growing economy
rates abroad and increasing investor
demand for relatively good quality
17to
such as India, the interest to lend
debt assists in borrowing for Indian Indian businesses by global investors
businesses, it is essential to realise is inevitable.
that severe foreign exchange rate For any business, the focus must
fluctuations can severely impact the be on creating a long-term track
debt servicing capacity of a company record of utilising foreign currency
that relies excessively on foreign denominated debt effectively to
borrowings. foreign currency denominated debt, vagaries of the foreign exchange For instance, an energy developer either take advantage of relatively
For businesses that have assets it is essential that there is a long- market for business success is not an facing severe pressure to fund dollar low-interest rates or potentially
creating dollar cash flows, borrowing term focus on how foreign exchange ideal situation to be in. liabilities isn't ideal. finance international growth.
in the currency makes sense. For volatility will be dealt with. For The experiences of European and The funding pressure may lead to However, prudent usage of foreign
instance, for an exporter of products firms that do not have dollar-based Japanese financial institutions during a situation in which despite having debt by Indian business is also vital to
or services to the United States with assets that generate foreign currency the 2008 financial crisis are a good a robust energy business, the energy ensure that investor confidence builds
a dollar-based stream of income, denominated cash flows, prudence reminder of the perils of creating developer might be severely loss- up for both individual companies and
financing greenback liabilities is is advised on foreign currency excessive dollar-denominated making due to a significant change Indian firms in general. Judicious
more feasible. borrowings. liabilities while owning assets in the cost of foreign liabilities that usage of foreign currency debt is
While macro factors are beyond the While the appreciation of the primarily in domestic currencies. need to be paid off.
critical for the long-term goal of
control of a business, understanding Indian rupee can lead to windfall Balance sheet imbalances The decision of how much of
increased access to global capital
and creating a well-balanced balance gains by way of lower interest and a shortage of dollar funding liabilities must be in a foreign
markets for Indian companies.
sheet is something that deserves and principal payments, a severe precipitated a crisis that severely currency is no less important than the
attention. As with financial structures and
depreciation of the currency, a factor damaged the financial systems and choice of how much debt a business
Not only is it essential for a balance beyond the control of a business, can institutions in Europe and Japan. must utilise. balance sheet decisions, there is no
between assets that can generate cash leave the company in a precarious One major takeaway from the While the decision around leverage one-size-fits-all solution for foreign
flows to match liability outflows, position with debt servicing. 2008 crisis was that creating an is driven by the quality of cash flows currency borrowings.
in the case of multiple currencies, Most importantly, the company imbalanced balance sheet renders the that a company has to finance the A sustainable long-term focused
it is vital that currency mismatches might be in the sectors of financial business exposed to risks, managing future liability payments, i.e. interest borrowing strategy will be the
are avoided as far as possible. services, energy or IT services, and which is inherently not the core payments, the decision around the key differentiator for successful
For businesses looking to take on therefore being exposed to the macro- objective of the company. currency to be utilised must also be businesses.

Markets continue gains but cautious strategy advisable


ARUN KEJRIWAL would shift to May series where the couple of months. It appears for sure

M
arkets were on a roll last expiry is after May 23 when results that there was diversion of funds in
week and gained on two would be declared. the last few years of its existence as
of the three trading days. The current value of NIFTY at well-managed airlines do not grind to
The benchmark indices also hit new 11,752.80 points is higher by 182.80 a halt in this manner.
highs on Tuesday and Thursday and points or 1.58 per cent which is Reliance Industries has issued
saw profit taking on Thursday before not very significant considering yet another media briefing about it
a long-extended weekend holiday set the volatility and the fact that we not having violated any US laws in
in. The undercurrent remains strong are around life-time highs. The dealing with Venezuela. Knowing the
and the tussle between the bulls and bulls would like to build upon way Reliance operates, yet another
bears is deeply set in. Nothing is the advantage they have and not briefing is completely unexpected
going to end in a jiffy for sure. squander it away. and one can be reasonably sure that
The BSE SENSEX gained 373.17 Secondly, the fall or correction in this case, there can be no smoke
points or 0.96 per cent to close the on Thursday has triggered an alarm without fire.
week at 39,140.28 points. NIFTY and one would have to be wary of a This can be interesting
gained 109.35 points or 0.94 per correction in the coming days. This development going forward and
11,752.80 points. at Rs 538. The share closed for the
cent to close at 11,752.80 points. is not to suggest that the bull run is should be keenly tracked as the share
The week gone by saw two IPOs week at Rs 640.45, a gain of Rs
Markets saw the benchmark indices over. is a heavy-weight in the benchmark
list on Monday and Tuesday. Monday 102.45 or 19.04 per cent.
make substantial gains on Thursday Volatility would continue to rise indices.
saw Metropolis Healthcare Ltd make This issue had seen huge response
and then recede on account of profit- and one would have a both direction The week ahead would have full
its debut. Shares which were issued from leveraged HNIs and was
taking. market, hence forward rather than the five trading days and are likely to see
at Rs 880 saw the share gain on subscribed by them 110 times. Their
BSE SENSEX touched a new life- by and large upward market. Also, larger moves.
day one to close at Rs 959.55. They cost of funding was roughly Rs 80-
time high of 39,487.45 points and one should expect a bigger move Trade cautiously and probably
gained further on Tuesday, but lost 82.
then corrected to 39,083.16 points forward in the days hence. a change in strategy may be better
on Thursday to close at Rs 966.25, a The week ahead sees April futures
and finally settled at 39,140,28 Jet Airways has probably ended advised instead of the earlier buy
gain of Rs 86.25 or 9.80 per cent. expire on Thursday, April 25. This
points. NIFTY hit a life-time high of its life in its Silver Jubilee year. Its on dips and sell on rallies, it may be
The other share to list was Polycab would be the last expiry before the
11,856.15 points, and then corrected catch line, the joy of flying, had better to continue to sell on rallies
India Ltd with shares were issued election results. The action thereafter
to 11,738.50 points before closing at turned onto a nightmare in the last and wait for buying opportunities.
18 FIJI Friday, April 26, 2019 The Indian Weekender

FIJI PM CONDEMNS TERROR


FNPF supports NZ High Commission’s initiative
to raise funds for St Christopher’s Home project

T
he Fiji National Provident St Christopher’s Sister in Charge

ATTACK IN SRI LANKA Fund has supported an


initiative by the New Zealand
High Commission to raise funds for
Kalolaine Tuineau says the home
will cater for boys between 1218
years.

P
rime Minister Voreqe a St Christopher’s Home project, She says the St Christopher’s
Bainimarama has condemned which is to build a boys’ home. Home is only able to keep girls at
the terrorist attack that The initiative, which was a the home after they turn 12 years
happened in Sri Lanka on Easter Valentine Gala Dinner, was held old, however the boys are sent to the
Sunday and says we Fijians will do in February to raise funds for the Veilomani Boys Home in Ba.
our part in fighting these heinous acts construction of a boys’ home and Sister Kalo says that it was always
by condemning any and all forms of the total amount that was raised was heartbreaking when boys had to part
religious intolerance in the strongest $103,000. from their siblings when they turn 12
of terms. The dinner was hosted by the years old and it was for that reason,
Bainimarama says that around New Zealand High Commissioner the Home decided to construct a
the world, there is a violent assault Jonathan Curr at his residence at separate house for the boys.
on religious freedom afoot, with no Ratu Sukuna Road, Suva.
group or faith immune.
He says that we must actively
NZ donates 9 large cartons of books
work to rise above hatred, and fill the to the public library in Labasa
N
world with love.
ine large cartons of library that visits schools in Suva.
Bainimarama adds that on an
books have been sent to Librarian Sue Gwilliam says the
Easter Sunday that should have been
Labasa which were donated emphasis was on sending books that
filled with nothing but joy, family,
by public libraries in Queenstown, were in good condition, less than five
and worship, terrorists deliberately
New Zealand through a project called years old, and relevant.
targeted churches in Sri Lanka with
the Pacific Libraries Project. She says children’s titles were
their bombs and their hatred, once
They will restock shelves at in demand along with nonfiction
again aiming to instill fear in the calendar. He calls on all Fijians to pray for
the public library in Labasa, books on topics like crafts, cooking,
hearts of those looking for peace. Bainimarama also stressed that the victims, for their loved ones,
as well as a mobile library nursing, and biographies.
He says that these acts have no Fiji’s deep ties to Sri Lanka have and for all Sri Lankans and for the
place in this world, especially on
the holiest of days on the Christian
made these horrific acts all the more
devastating.
recovery of those injured.
Fiji-based Sri Lankans tell
Karan says he is ready to represent Fiji in the of attack shock and sorrow
S
ri Lanka’s Honorary Consul
Pacific Games to Fiji Ajith Kodagoda

T
confirmed that there were no
avua College athlete, Yeshnil
reports of any Fijians injured in the
Karan says he is ready to
bombings, adding that they were all
represent Fiji in the Pacific
shocked at what had happened.
Games.
The Sri Lankan community in Fiji
Karan caused two major upsets in
is still trying to come to terms with
the 2019 Coca Cola Games as he beat
the bombings back home, which has
the favourite, Petero Veitaqomaki of
left 359 people dead and hundreds
Marist Brothers High School in the
more in hospitals.
3000 metres and the Senior Boys
Eight co-ordinated blasts shook
1500 metres.
the island nation, three in churches
Karan has dedicated his wins to
where worshippers had gone for
his parents who unfortunately were
Resurrection Sunday prayers and
not able to travel to Suva due to the
three hotels targeting tourists with
weather. will do something great. athlete like Karan in the team.
two other areas where alleged "Our
Karan says one of the difficulties Karan had won the 10 kilometres Miller also adds that if Karan
suicide bombers struck. community
he endured during the training was Suva Marathon Race last year. makes the qualification time for  the
Sri Lanka’s Honorary in Fiji consists of
the rainy weather in Yaladro, Tavua. Meanwhile, Athletics Fiji’s Albert Pacific Games, it will be easier to
Consul to Fiji Ajith all faiths and we are
He says he was confident that he Miller says it will be good to have an make a case to Team Fiji.
Kodagoda confirmed altogether without any backgrounds

Fiji Council Of Churches stands that there were differences on this matter. We go there often.
have never had this amount
no reports of any That is a place
of casualties in one incident
Fijians injured in the of miracles and

by Sri Lankan Church Body


even during the civil
bombings, adding that that is a symbol
war. "
they were all shocked at of Sri Lanka’s

M
embers of the Fiji Council what had happened. multiculturalism,” he
of Churches wish to “Well we are very, very said.
extend to you and the surprised and saddened. Our Of the four hotels that were
Roman Catholic Church in Sri Lanka community in Fiji consists of all bombed, the Shangri-La was Sri
our deepest and profound sympathy faiths and we are altogether without Lanka’s newest five-star hotel while
for the victims of the barbaric any differences on this matter. also targeted was the island nation’s
"We have never had this amount first five-star hotel – the Cinnamon.
coordinated series of bombings in
of casualties in one incident even “The Cinnamon was our grand old
your three churches on Easter.
during the civil war. It’s now close to lady and the first five-star hotel built
Christians in Fiji stand with your
300 deaths,” he said. in Sri Lanka.”
members and the people of Sri Lanka
Fijian Holdings Limited chief Mr Fareed said no one expected
in solidarity praying for peace and
executive officer Nouzab Fareed lost such an incident to take place back
comfort for all families of the victims a close friend who had gone to one home.
and quick recovery for the wounded. of the churches attacked in the blasts. “We have hardly had any issues
Our hearts go to hundreds of It is our prayer, that as the He recalled visiting those areas in at international level and I don’t
innocent Sunday School children glimpse of light shone Sri Lanka and shared his disbelief think this is linked to international
and enable them to stand firm against
who joyously celebrated Easter by that something of this nature terrorists,” he said.
through the dark morn of such cruel barbarism.
singing choruses before they were happened there. Mr Fareed confirmed that there
that first Easter, the same It is our prayer, that as the glimpse
blown into pieces by this despicable Speaking about the church in were no reports of any Fijians losing
will brighten the hearts of light shone through the dark morn
act of terrorism. Colombo which was torn apart in their lives or sustaining injuries in
of your church members of that first Easter, the same will
While repercussions of such the bombing, Mr Fareed said people the blasts.
and the whole people of brighten the hearts of your church
barbaric attacks will linger on in the from all faiths frequented that church. As questions continue to be asked,
Sri Lanka, reminding them members and the whole people of
minds of families and the wounded “The belief is that the church has the Sri Lankan community here
Sri Lanka, reminding them that
in years to come, we pray that the that Resurrection is always healing powers. continue to frantically reach out to
Resurrection is always about a new
Resurrection Power of our Lord will about a new beginning. "I have been there with my wife friends and families back home to
beginning.
strengthen them to attain true healing and people from different religious get details of their welfare.
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THE BIG BATTLE


CONGRESS HOPES TO GIVE PRIYANKA,
RAHUL GANDHI BOOST TO DELHI CAMPAIGN
C
ongress is planning to hold Congress is set to throw all its might whether a pact was still possible and
a Rahul-Priyanka roadshow into the campaign, which will involve if some of the candidates could be
as well as a rally which will party president Rahul Gandhi, asked to withdraw, a senior Congress
be addressed by Sonia Gandhi. AICC general secretary Priyanka leader said the AAP’s final offer of
According to sources, Manmohan Gandhi Vadra and former Prime two seats to the Congress was not
Singh could be asked to address a Minister Manmohan Singh. acceptable.
press conference. The party, sources said, is planning “While the technical possibility is
Having fielded many of its to hold a Rahul-Priyanka roadshow there till the last date of withdrawal,
heavyweights in Delhi after an as well as a rally which will be I don’t think there is much scope,” a
alliance with the Aam Aadmi addressed by UPA chairperson Sonia senior leader said.
Party failed to materialise, the Gandhi. According to sources, Sources said the party had to tweak
some of its candidates and their seats
at the last minute. For instance, the
party wanted to field veteran and
former minister Raj Kumar Chauhan
from North West Delhi, but the seat
was given to Rajesh Lilothia keeping
the community arithmetic in mind.
Similarly, the initial plan was to
field J P Agarwal from North East
Delhi.
“Rahul Gandhi was clear that
Sheila Dikshit should contest
elections. He told us that she should
be given the seat of her choice.
She chose North East Delhi. So
we had to move Agarwal to Chandni
Chowk, where he had been an MP in
the past,” a senior leader said.
Sources said the plan to field
wrestler Sushil Kumar had to be
shelved as he backed out at the last
minute.
“He told us not to announce his
name… we believe his resignation
from the government service was
not accepted on time… So Mahabal
Mishra was fielded. Meanwhile, we
also got a confirmation from Vijender
Singh.
former Prime Minister Manmohan in Wayanad. Sonia Gandhi, on the He is a better choice as the South
Singh could be asked to address a other hand, has not addressed any Delhi constituency has a larger
press conference. rally so far.
number of Jat and Gurjar voters…
Priyanka has campaigned outside The Congress  has fielded many
we believe he is popular among the
Uttar Pradesh only twice so far — members of its old guard, including
young generation as well,” a senior
once for Sushmita Dev in Silchar and DPCC president Sheila Dikshit, after
leader said.
the other time for her brother Rahul talks with the AAP collapsed. Asked

Actor Sunny Deol named BJP candidate from Lok Sabha voting mostly
Punjab’s Gurdaspur, Kirron Kher from Chandigarh concluded in south India
B W
ollywood actor Sunny Deol on Tuesday joined the
ith voting completed for this month.
Bharatiya Janata Party. The actor-turned-politician
third phase of Lok Sabha Karnataka voted in the second and
will be contesting from Punjab’s Gurdaspur,
elections, all southern third phases (April 18 and 23) and
whereas Kirron kher from Chandigarh.
states have voted to elect their Kerala in the third phase.
“Like my father Dharmendra associated himself with representatives -– save one - to the Assembly polls in Andhra Pradesh
Vajpayeeji, I am associating with Modiji. He has done a lower house of Parliament. were also held in the first phase.
lot for the country and he can take us forward. Country While Andhra Pradesh and The Union Territories of
needs leaders like him,” the 62-year-old leader said after Telangana voted in the first phase Lakshadweep and Andaman and
joining the saffron party.He added that whatever he does, elections on April 11, Tamil Nadu Nicobar Islands, which have one
he would do it with all his heart. and Puducherry voted in the second constituency each, also voted in the
Welcoming him into the fold defence minister Nirmala phase on April 18. However, two first phase. The Election Commission
Sitharaman said: “I am pleased to welcome a firebrand days before the polling, President said that voting has concluded in 22
actor, popular, very committed to his art, young brave Ram Nath Kovind cancelled the states and Union Territories with the
artist Sunny Deol to the BJP.” Sunny Deol’s Bollywood career spans over three election in Tamil Nadu's Vellore, conclusion of third phase which was
Recalling Deol family’s long association with the BJP, decades with the actor giving Indian cinema goers many on the Election Commission's the largest – across 117 constituencies
party leader Piyush Goel recalled how Sunny Deol’s father memorable films such as Betaab, Border, Damini, Gadar recommendation following seizure in 15 states and Union Territories - of
and veteran actor Dharmendra, despite being unwell at and Ghayal among many others. of a huge haul of cash there earlier the seven-phased poll.
that time, agreed to contest from Bikaner in 2004 and The actor is currently going through a lull with his films
won handsomely. Goel hoped Sunny Deol would leave Ghayal Once Again, Poster Boyz, Yamla Pagla Deewana:
his imprint on politics. Phir Se, Mohalla Assi and Bhaiaji Superhit failing to do
Deol’s father Dharmendra represented the Bikaner well at the box office.
Lok Sabha seat from 2004 t o 2009. In the current Sunny is awaiting the release of his film, Blank,
Lok Sabha elections, Dharmendra has made a few in which he plays the chief of anti-terrorism squad
appearances to campaign for his wife Hema Malini who (ATS) chief.
is a sitting MP from Mathura. Deol had met BJP president All 13 seats of Punjab will go to polls in the last phase
Thiruvananthapuram: Voters wait in queues to cast their votes for the third phase of
Amit Shah last week. on May 19. The results will be announced on May 23. 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on April 23, 2019.
20 INDIA Friday, April 26, 2019 The Indian Weekender

India sent three alerts NEWS in BRIEF


to Sri Lanka before India studies new US decision against Iran oil waiver

I ndia has seen the US announcement which says that five major countries

Easter Sunday attack


including India will no longer be exempt from penalties if they continue
to import oil from Iran, and is studying the implications of the decision, said
informed sources on Monday.

I
ndia sent as many as three alerts The sources said that the government has seen the announcement made
to Sri Lanka, including one on by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the United States will not
the day of the Easter Sunday extend any waivers to importers of Iranian oil from sanctions and there will
attack that left 359 people dead and be no grace period for them to comply.
500 injured, according to senior They said that implications of the decision are being studied and a
intelligence officials familiar with statement will be made at an appropriate time.
the matter who spoke on condition of US President Donald Trump has decided that five major countries
anonymity. The first alert was on April including India will no longer be exempt from penalties if they continue to
4, and it came from investigations import Iranian oil, the White House said on Monday.
by Indian agencies that followed It announced that sanction waivers for China, India, Japan, South Korea
after the National Investigation and Turkey would not be renewed when they expire on May 2. The decision
Agency (NIA), in December is intended to deny Iran its principal source of revenue.
2018, stumbled upon the videos of Scrapped 1,500 laws in 5 years: Modi to traders

I
National Thowheed Jama’at (NTJ)
n the middle of the ongoing general election, Prime Minister Narendra
leader Maulvi Zahran Bin Hashim India sent as many as three alerts to Sri Lanka, including one on the day of the
Modi on Friday said the NDA government scrapped over 1,500 laws in
while probing the Islamic State (IS) Easter Sunday attack that left 321 people dead and 500 injured, according to senior
intelligence officials the last five years to ease business operations in the country.
Coimbatore module.
Slamming the Congress, he said before his government came in,
In the first alert, the agencies sources,” one of the officials said. in the region, were analysed in
Congress-led governments insulted traders and that the business community
told Sri Lanka that, apart from Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil detail and investigated further by
had to face "laws of jungle and jungle of laws".
churches, the Indian High Wickremesinghe acknowledged that India’s external spy agency R&AW
On the Goods and Services Tax (GST), he said the new tax regime brought
Commission in Colombo could be alerts had been sent by India. (Research and Analysis Wing). The
in transparency and revenue of states increased by one-and-a-half times.
a target. The second alert was sent a “India gave us the intelligence videos were stored in the pen drives,
The number of registered traders rose twice after GST was introduced, he
day before the attack and was even but there has been a lapse on how memory cards, mobile phones and
said.
more specific than the first one in that we acted on that... intelligence CDs/DVDs, recovered by NIA on
The government has been addressing traders' concerns with GST Council
it mentioned the possible targets, the was not conveyed down the line,” December 19, 2018 during raids at
meeting every two months and reviewing the rates. As a result, most of the
officials said. Wickremesinghe told NDTV in an Kuniyamuthur, Ukkadam, Otteri
essential products are now in the zero tax slab, and around 98 per cent goods
The last alert was sent hours exclusive interview. in Chennai, Tindivanam near
and services are below the 18 per cent slab, Modi said.
before the suicide bombers attacked HT spoke to multiple officials in Villupuram, and Variety Hall Road
The Prime Minister said that as the country jumped 75 places to the 77th
the three churches and four hotels. the central intelligence agencies who in Coimbatore, from the premises of
rank globally in terms of ease of doing business in the last five years, he
“The information about the confirmed that the videos of Hashim, six ISIS suspects, Mohammed Ashiq
aims to reach the 50th position in the next half decade.
attacks were a result of detailed in which he exhorted Muslim youth A, Ismail S, Samsudeen, Mohammed
analysis of information gathered from Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu and Salauddin S, Jafar Shadik Ali and Harvard grad uses data for grassroots governance
through technical means and human Kerala to establish an Islamic rule Shahul Hameed.
‘Climate change A Harvard postgraduate has launched a social enterprise, on a data-
driven approach, to strengthen governance in rural areas by involving

US TO INDIA: stunted India’s growth


policymakers and elected representatives.
Swaniti Initiative, has designed a fellowship program, Supporting
Helping you by 31%’, shows study Parliamentarians on Analysis and Research in the Constituency (SPARC),

T
to deliver development solutions across the country.
on Masood he Indian economy is 31%
smaller than it should have
The fellows in the program work closely with the MPs across sectors

Azhar, so been and the culprit is global


warming, according to a study by
such as agriculture, education, livelihood, renewable energy, social welfare,
water, health and nutrition.
end Iran oil Stanford researchers published in
The organization has identified hundreds of government programmes
which are difficult to map on progress, as the data involved isn't streamlined,
imports the Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
and as a consequence, funds allocated for the schemes remain underutilized,
and eventually, are returned to the state exchequer.
Global warming arising from
"At the very core of what Swaniti Initiative does is working with
human activities has increased

W
governance systems to improve public services," Rwitwika Bhattacharya,
ith the White House to discuss the issue with Indian economic inequalities between
CEO, Swaniti Initiative, told development stories' online website, The
announcing the end of interlocutors. The US has told Indian countries by 25% in the half-century
Better India.
the waiver to buy Iranian officials that the policy is designed between 1961 and 2010, with rich
Rwitwika cited Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of
oil, Washington has conveyed to to put “maximum pressure” on Iran, countries becoming richer and poor
Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996, and the BOCW Welfare
Delhi that it has stood by India and is not targeted against India. countries becoming poorer, the study
Cess Act, 1996, promises access to social benefits such as life insurance,
on combating terrorism after Explained | Life without Iranian found.
health insurance and basic housing, to workers engaged in the construction
the Pulwama attack and expects oil “A few of the largest economies
reciprocity on President Donald The US has been leading the industry.
are near the perfect temperature for
Trump’s commitment to disrupt effort at the United Nations Security economic output. Global warming India, China should be sensitive to each other’s
Iran’s terror network, media Council to list Jaish-e-Mohammad hasn’t pushed them off the top of the concerns: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale
reported. chief Masood Azhar a “global

C
hill, and in many cases, it has pushed
In its conversation with Delhi, terrorist”, and is working with hina, on Monday,
them toward it.
the Trump administration has also French and British interlocutors in said that common
But a large amount of warming
assured that the exemption of the the face of opposition from Beijing. interests “far outweigh”
in future will push them further
development of the Chabahar port US officials also did the heavy- the differences between
and further from the temperature
project will continue, though its lifting to get Beijing on board when China and India, and
optimum,” said co-author of the
decision to halt the waiver on oil the UNSC issued a condemnation that the two sides should
study, Marshall Burke, who teaches
imports to India is guided by its statement after the February 14 stand in solidarity, and
earth system sciences at Stanford
objective of “changing the Iranian Pulwama attack. sustain the “positive
University, in a statement.
regime’s malign behaviour”. Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale momentum of sound
Moving to squeeze Iran’s top had visited Washington DC on The study uses more than 20
and steady bilateral
export, the White House Monday March 11, after the February published climate models to
relationship.”
said it will no longer grant sanctions 26 Balakot air strike and when the determine how much each country
At a meeting between Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale with
exemption to Iran’s oil customers. UNSC deadline for Azhar’s listing has warmed as a result of human Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a meeting
Chinese Foreign Minister at Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing.
The waiver for India runs out on was due on March 13 amid the activities and what their economic
Wang Yi and Indian
May 1, and from May 2, India hectic diplomatic offensive. output would have been had the
Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale, India said that the two countries
cannot import oil from Iran, or its The assessment in Washington is temperature not risen.
should be sensitive to each other’s concerns.
state-owned or private entities will that the reduction of oil imports from Using annual temperature and
The bilateral meeting between India and China comes ahead of the
face US sanctions. Iran has tightened the screws against GDP data over 50 years for 165
second Belt and Road Forum (BRF), scheduled to be held in Beijing later
Hectic consultations are underway Tehran, and this is visible in the lack countries, the study showed that
this week. It also follows India’s efforts to list JeM chief Masood Azhar as
between India and US officials, with of salaries for Hezbollah fighters during warmer than average years,
a global terrorist at the UNSC, over which China placed a technical hold
a top US State Department official, and lack of funds to move missiles growth accelerated in cool nations
on the proposal.
Alice Wells, visiting India currently among other similar activities. and slowed in warm nations.
The Indian Weekender Friday, April 26, 2019 INDIA ABROAD 21

GABBARD outraises Harris Indian food


and film
among Indian-American donors festival to
T begin in Saudi
ulsi Gabbard, the first an important endorsement when the
Hindu US Congresswoman influential Indian-American Impact

T
and Democratic 2020 Fund announced that it is backing he Consulate General of
presidential candidate, has vastly her earlier this week. India, in association with
outraised Senator Kamala Harris of Harris, unlike Gabbard, has not the Saudi Indian Business
Indian and Jamaican descent among made any attempts to reach out to Network (SIBN), is organising an
Indian-American donors in the 2020 the Indian-American community so Indian Food and Film Festival in
presidential fundraising derby so far. far, even though she has repeatedly Jeddah.
Gabbard, who is a Hindu cited her Indian identity and her
American but not Indian-American, mother’s influence on her.
has raised more than $237,000, from On the other hand, Gabbard,
the community. an Iraq war veteran and the first
In comparison, Harris, daughter Hindu candidate to get elected
of an Indian American mother and to US Congress, has a huge
Jamaican American father, has so grassroots following among
far raised only $72,606 from the right-leaning Hindu Americans,
community, according to AAPI having closely aligned with them
Data, which publishes data and right from the beginning of her
policy research on Asian Americans congressional career.
and Pacific Islanders. Historically, Indian Americans
In a clear sign that Harris, one have donated huge amounts to
of the strongest contenders in the congressional and gubernatorial
crowded 2020 Democratic field, candidates from the community.
has not been fully embraced by the However, their track record in
community, the Senator even trails bankrolling candidates The two-day event will kick off on
New Jersey’s Corey Booker among from the Thursday evening on the consulate
Indian-Americans, the American community premises on Prince Muhammad Bin
Bazaar reported on Saturday. so far is Abdulaziz (Tahliah) Street.
Booker has raised more than spotty. Mir Gazanfar Ali Zaki, General
$131,000 from Indian Americans. I n Secretary of SIBN, said that the
A big reason for that is New Jersey the last fourth edition of the food festival
is home to nearly 370,000 Indian presi- would be organised along with the
Americans. dential first film festival. Indian Consul
But Harris’ home state of election General Md Noor Rahman Sheikh
California has the largest Indian cycle, the will inaugurate the event at 7 p.m.
American population in the country campaign Thursday and consuls general and
- more than 712,000. of former diplomats of several countries, as
Yet, her campaign hasn’t received Louisiana Gover- well as prominent Saudi officials
traction among Indian American nor Bobby Jindal at- and business leaders will attend the
campaign donors, the AAPI Data tracted only luke- inaugural ceremony, reports Saudi
research reveals. warm support of Gazette.
The Senator, however, received the community. “Since assuming the office as the
Consul General and Vice Patron of

Indian-origin ‘Yogi’ wins ward assembly elections in Japan SIBN, Sheikh has been extending

A
full support to SIBN enabling it
41-year-old Indian-origin Japanese, India. He returned two years later to study, and in to organise more than 100 events
who goes by the nickname “Yogi”, has 2001 came back to work as an engineer. He later
and activities within a short span of
been elected to Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward worked for a bank and other companies, and has
time,” Zaki said.
assembly, becoming the first Indian to win an resided in Edogawa Ward since 2005, the paper
“More than 15 popular Indian
election in Japan. Puranik Yogendra, a naturalised said. “Japan is neat and everyone was kind,” Yogi
restaurants based in Jeddah have
Japanese, secured 6,477 votes, the fifth highest of said, recalling his early experiences.
the 226,561 valid ballots cast, in the April 21 poll, Yogi felt his ties with Japan strengthen after confirmed their participation to offer
part of unified local elections held across Japan, the the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster while their unique and mouth-watering
Asahi Shimbun reported. visiting affected areas on weekends to cook curry array of delicacies at one venue,”
“I want to be a bridge between Japanese and with Indian friends from Edogawa Ward to share Zaki said.
foreigners,” said Yogi, who was backed by the with victims, the paper said. It was during these Along with the delicious cuisine,
Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan. “This is the first-ever victory of a naturalised trips and chatting with Japanese while preparing entertainment will be adding
Edogawa Ward has the highest number of Indian Japanese of Indian origin in elections in Japan. food dishes that Yogi felt a strong affinity with this flavour to the evening. Bollywood
residents among Tokyo’s 23 wards with 4,300 or This is also a recognition of contributions made by country. blockbusters Tiger Zinda Hai,
so Indian nationals registered, accounting for more Indians towards the Japanese society,” Shamshad “I felt the time had come for me to become Bahubali 2 and Raazi will be
than 10 per cent of Indians living in Japan. Over Khan, the author of Changing Dynamics of India- Japanese,” Yogi said. He acquired Japanese screened as part of the film festival. 
34,000 Indians live in Japan. The Edogawa Ward Japan Relations, told media. Yogi first arrived in nationality the following year and pursued a career There will also be a musical fiesta
also has a large number of Chinese and Koreans. Japan in 1997 when he was a university student in in politics. on both days of the festival.

Foundation stone laid for 1st Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi


Suri and BAPS Hindu Mandir committee head and community leader B.R. Shetty were among those who laid foundation stones

T
he historic foundation stone-laying ceremony of the first ceremony, the Khaleej Times reported.
traditional Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi was performed UAE’s Minister of Climate Change Thani Al Zoyoudi
on Saturday in the presence of officials from India and and Ahmad Bilhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher
the United Arab Emirates as well as thousands of members of Education and Advanced Sciences, were among the attendees. 
the community. The temple will be built in phases with all the pink stones
The ceremony was presided over by Mahant Swami Maharaj and marble being transported from Rajasthan to the UAE
-- the spiritual leader of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha – the capital, the Khaleej Times said.
organisation building the temple, along with other priests. The stones of the temple will be hand-carved by artisans in
Indian Ambassador Navdeep Suri attended the event in the India and then transported to Abu Dhabi. Once completed, this
presence of over 2,500 Indians from the UAE and across the will be the first traditional Hindu stone temple in the Middle
world, according to Gulf News. East.
Suri and BAPS Hindu Mandir committee head and The temple is being built on 13.5 acres (55,000 square
community leader B.R. Shetty were among those who laid metres) of land gifted by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh
foundation stones. Some 50 priests from India were part of the Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the Indian community.
22 WORLD Friday, April 26, 2019 The Indian Weekender

SRI LANKA BLASTS: 10 INDIANS AMONG 359 KILLED,


INDEFINITE CURFEW IMPOSED; PM CALLS FOR CALM
I
n what is being described as one of the
worst attacks in the country, Sri Lanka’s
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
called upon Srilankans to remain united.
An indefinite curfew has been imposed
across the country as security forces conduct
raids to nab culprits.
Eight serial explosions ripped through the
island nation of Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday
killing 359 and wounding over 500 people.
The explosions which targeted three churches
and prominent hotels went off at around 8:45
am (local time) when the Easter Sunday
masses were underway. 58 people have been
arrested in raids as security agencies spring to
action in the country.
Ten Indians are among the victims of the
serial explosions, the Indian High Commission
in Colombo conveyed to the MEA. They
have been identified as Lokashini, Narayan
Chandrashekhar and Ramesh.  
Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil
Wickremesinghe has appealed his countrymen
to remain united.
“I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks on
our people today. I call upon all Sri Lankans
during this tragic time to remain united and
strong. Please avoid propagating unverified
reports and speculation. The government
is taking immediate steps to contain this Sri Lanka bombings
situation,” said the prime minister condemning Easter Day bomb blasts at Sri Lankan churhes and four
the attack. An emergency meeting was hotels killed 359 people and wounded more than 500,
called by the prime minister and security at hospital and police officials said, following a major
various religious institutions was heightened attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago.
as the government imposed an indefinite
curfew across the country. The social media
has also been shut down in a bid to control
misinformation and fake news.
Churches, hotels face the brunt of
explosions
The first blast was reported at the St
Anthony’s Church in Kochcikade in Colombo,
the second from St Sebastian’s Church at
Katuwapitiya in Negombo and third from a
church in Batticaloa. Three five-star hotels
from where the blasts were reported are the serial blasts on multiple locations in Sri Lanka
Shangrila, the Cinnamon Grand, and the today morning in which many people have
Kingsbury. The seventh blast occurred at a been killed and injured. We extend our deepest
guesthouse in Dehiwala, killing at least two condolences to the families of the victims and
people, while the eighth explosion took place to the people and Government of Sri Lanka.
in Dematagoda on the outskirts of Colombo. "We wish a speedy recovery to those injured
Two of the explosions are reported to be in the attacks.
suicide bombers. Three police officers were "We call for perpetrators of such ghastly
killed while conducting a search operation at a and heinous act and those who provide them
suspected safe house in Dematagoda. support to be brought to justice expeditiously.
Describing the site of the blasts as “horrible We stand together with the people and
scenes”, Harsha de Silva, minister of Economic Government of Sri Lanka in this hour of grief.”
Reforms and Public Distribution said, “I saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi called his
many body parts strewn all over. Emergency Srilankan counterpart and pointed out that
crews are at all locations in full force.” these attacks were another grim reminder of
No group claims responsibility the most serious challenge posed to the entire
No terror group has claimed responsibility humanity by terrorism in the region and the
for the deadly attack. Describing the blasts entire world
as a terrorist attack, Defense Minister Ruwan Sri Lanka's President announces secu- he said. "I have decided to take stern action
Wijewardena told reporters Sunday evening Global condemnation, world leaders rity shakeup against these officials," he said.
that seven suspects had been arrested, though no denounce attack Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena The attacks began at 8.45 a.m. Sunday with
one immediately claimed responsibility for the Leaders from across the world expressed said on Tuesday that he would move quickly to six coordinated explosions at three luxury
blasts. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe solidarity with Sri Lanka as the country restructure country's intelligence and security hotels in Colombo and three churches across
said that he feared the violence could trigger witnessed the coordinated strikes. Pope apparatus in response to a failure to act on the country as they were holding Easter
instability in the country and its economy. Francis lamenting the “grave attacks” on Sri warnings received ahead of the Easter Sunday services.
The attack is being called the worst since Lankan hotels and churches said, “I want to attacks, which left more than 359 people dead. Another blast in the afternoon left two dead
the end of the country’s civil war 25 years ago, express my loving closeness to the Christian "I will completely restructure the police and in a small hotel near Dehiwala Zoo, around
in which Tamil Tigers, a rebel group from the community, targeted while they were gathered security forces in the coming weeks. I expect 10km south of the capital.
ethnic Tamil minority, sought independence in prayer and all the victims of such cruel to change the heads of defence establishments The eighth explosion killed three
from ethnic Sinhala Buddhist majority Sri violence. I entrust to the Lord all those who within next 24 hours," Sirisena said in a police officers at a residential complex in
Lanka. were tragically killed and pray for the injured televised speech, the Efe news reported. Dematagoda. Most of the attacks were carried
and all those who are suffering as a result of "People question why action had not been
India closely monitoring situation in out by suicide bombers. The death toll stands
this dramatic event.” taken despite the availability of intelligence
Sri Lanka at 359, while 500 others were wounded.
Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir support from a friendly neighbouring country
Hours after the serial explosions, India The Islamic State said Tuesday via its Amaq
Putin, French premiere Emmanuel macron, (India)," the President said.
expressed solidarity with its neighbourand news outlet that it was responsible for the
British PM Theressa May, US President "The security officials who got the
said that they are continuously monitoring the attack, but without offering any evidence. The
Donald Trump all called for punishing the intelligence report did not share it with me.
situation. The Ministry of External Affairs in terror group has made a series of false claims
perpetrators of the “appaling” attack. Appropriate actions would have been taken,"
a statement said, “We strongly condemn the in recent years.
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T20
FEVER
Would've been dropped by NEWS in BRIEF
now in other teams: Watson Messi rested as win over Alaves edges Barca closer to

A
fter helping Chennai Super Kings (CSK) return Dhoni. the title
to winning ways by smashing a brilliant 96-
run knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH),
opener Shane Watson admitted that he was due for runs
"He has
batting well in the
nets. Whatever small
been
B arcelona will win La Liga on Wednesday if Atletico Madrid lose to
Valencia after a 2-0 victory over Alaves gave them a 12-point lead at
the top of the table.
and added that he was grateful to skipper M.S. Dhoni and innings he played so Lionel Messi started on the bench at Mendizorrotza on Tuesday in a
coach Stephen Fleming for the faith they showed in him. far, he was middling move that made clear just how comfortable Barca are in this title race, its
Watson, who has not had a good outing so far in the them well although he conclusion surely now only a matter of when rather than if.
ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), did struggle a bit. This Should Atletico avoid defeat to Valencia at the Wanda Metropolitano,
returned to his own and guided CSK to a convincing is the time when you the Catalans will still be crowned champions on Saturday at the Camp Nou
six-wicket win against SRH at the MA Chidambaram need to back them.
with a victory over Levante.
Stadium here on Tuesday. The management's
They could even have it wrapped up before kick-off on Saturday if
Chasing 176, CSK rode on a 53-ball knock from thinking was to
Atletico fail to take at least four points from Valencia and Real Valladolid,
Watson to once again move to the top of the points table give him as many
the latter whom they face a few hours earlier on Saturday.
and almost seal their position in the playoffs. The veteran games as possible,"
Australian batsman hit nine fours and six sixes. he added. “It’s an incredibly valuable win,” coach Ernesto Valverde said. “In the
Before this innings, Watson's best score in the ongoing end however much as people say the league is won, it has to be achieved
IPL was 44, which came almost a month ago. He was on the field.
definitely due for a big score and another poor display Asian Championships: Bajrang reclaims gold at
might have seen him get replaced by Sam Billings. But
Wrestling with tough win in final
the CSK team management continued to back Watson and
he finally came through.
"I was due for runs, that's for sure. I can't thank W orld number one
Bajrang Punia
logged 10 points in a
Stephen Fleming and M.S. Dhoni enough for
their belief in me," Watson said at the row in the gold medal
post-match presentation ceremony. bout to reclaim his
"Most of the teams I've Asian Championship
played in, I would have crown, defeating
been dropped by now but Kazakhstan’s
they showed trust in me," h e Sayatbek Okassov
added. The 37-year-old, however, 12-7 in a nail-biting
missed out on a fifth IPL hundred as Bhuvneshwar 65kg men’s free style
Kumar (1/18) got his wicket. Watson heaped praises final here Tuesday.
on the SRH pacer and said, "He is an incredibly The CWG and Asian Games champion was trailing
skilful bowler as he swings it both ways." 2-7 with just 60 seconds to go for the final bell but the
Dhoni also praised Watson, saying that unperturbed Indian produced three gut wrench moves and
the veteran Australian batter. "I think an exposure move to take eight points after he began the
you can give individuals some
attack with a two-point take down.
games and the team gives them
The Kazkah was visibly tired while Bajrang showed
the rest. Watson has been a
immense stamina and brain under pressure to emerge
match-winner for us," said
triumphant. It is Bajrang’s second gold at this
championship, having won one in 2017. Overall, it was
Nice to the fifth medal for the Indian in this tournament. With this performance,
Bajrang yet again sounded a warning to his opponents that he will be a
be back after strong medal contender at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

missing games Asian Championships: First for India as Shiva Thapa


seals fourth medal
due to sickness: 2 013, 2015, 2017, 2019. Four championships, four medals. For Shiva
Thapa, the Asian Boxing Championships (ABC) continues to be an
Harbhajan affair to remember.

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In Bangkok on Tuesday, Thapa, 25, outclassed local boxer Rujakran
he seasoned Harbhajan Singh
Juntrong 5-0 in a lightweight (60kg) quarter-final. In the process, the boxer
is glad to be back in action
from Assam became the first from India to win four medals. Thapa won
after being laid low by health whole family was sick, in fact. Nice testing our hearts. Somehow we
gold in 2013, bronze in 2015, silver in 2017 and is now assured of at least a
issues. to be back, and really happy with the have the tendency to take it to the
bronze. He will meet Kazakhstan’s Zakir Safiullin, a silver-medallist from
The India off-spinner picked up result as well,” Harbhajan said at the last over. As long as we’re getting
2015, in the semi-final. Thapa’s run continued the medal harvest for India
the two crucial wickets of David post-match presentation ceremony. the result, we’re fine. “It’s nice to
with four men and four women making the medal rounds.
Warner and Jonny Bairstow in Watson brought back memories of see Shane Watson getting those runs
“As I was playing a local boxer, we decided to try and score with as many
Chennai Super Kings’ six-wicket last year’s IPL final with a blazing under his belt. He’s a serious player,
punches as we could from the start and make it a one-sided affair, so that
win over Sunrisers Hyderabad here knock of 96 that has almost ensured last year he won us the final single-
no judgment could affect the final outcome,” says Shiva, speaking to this
Tuesday night. a play-off berth for CSK. handedly, and this innings will boost
newspaper from Bangkok. Juntrong is left-handed and had greater reach but
“It’s always nice to go out there in Harbhajan said, “We would have his confidence.” He said it is always
found no answer to Thapa’s aggression from the get-go.
the middle, unfortunately I missed liked to finish the game in the 19th going to be difficult for visiting
a few games due to sickness. My over itself, but the boys were just teams to beat them at the Chepauk. Defence the key to Arsenal’s top-four bid

TEAMS PLAYED
Points Table
WIN LOSS TIED POINTS NRR
U nai Emery is faced with a defensive dilemma that could make or break
Arsenal’s hopes of a top-four finish to their Premier League campaign.
The Gunners travel to Wolves on Wednesday having missed a chance on
Chennai Super Kings 11 8 3 0 16 +0.091 tightening their grip on a top four finish ahead of at least two of Tottenham,
Delhi Capitals 11 7 4 0 14 +0.181 Chelsea and Manchester United undermined by a 3-2 defeat at home to
Mumbai Indians 10 6 4 0 12 +0.357 Crystal Palace on Sunday.Arsenal were extremely poor defensively that
Kings XI Punjab 10 5 5 0 10 -0.015 day. Two goals were from badly-defended set-pieces while the other was
Sunrisers Hyderabad 10 5 5 0 10 +0.549 the result of an extraordinary individual error by Shkodran Mustafi.
Kolkata Knight Riders 10 4 6 0 8 +0.350 Gunners manager Emery had opted to rest a number of players after a win
Rajasthan Royals 10 3 7 0 6 -0.589 at Napoli the previous week that had seen north London side Arsenal into
Royal Challengers Bangalore 10 3 7 0 6 -1.114 the last four of the Europa League.
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CV hacks that work


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dding digital evidence, putting yourself
in the thick of the action and using a
professional summary to highlight
your unique selling proposition are three easy
CV hacks that will help you reach the shortlist,
says recruiting experts Hays.
“As a jobseeker it can be tough to stand
out, but there are a few tips that can help you
quickly and successfully boost your CV,” says
Adam Shapley, Managing Director of Hays in
New Zealand.
“Your CV gives a recruiter or hiring manager
a factual and chronological snapshot of your
skills and experience from which they can
determine if you have the competencies required similar candidates. your claims to life, such as the link to a report space for the skills and successes that are most
for the role and are suitable to interview. So to you wrote, a presentation you gave or online relevant to the job you are applying for.
Add proof
make the interview shortlist, you need a well- reviews of an event you organised. Bullet points are a simple way to highlight
Add facts, statistics and links throughout
crafted CV.” key information succinctly while also keeping
the experience section of your CV as proof Put yourself in the thick of the action
According to Hays, the following tips will the document format tidy.
you did your previous jobs well. After all, Your CV needs to sell you, not your team,
boost your CV:
hiring managers don’t want to read what you so make your own actions the focus. Using Treat your CV as a living document
Professional summary think about yourself; they want proof that you phrases such as “I was involved in” or “I Once you’ve created your CV, treat it like a
Your professional summary is your first possess the skills you claim to have. assisted in” implies that you were a bystander ‘living’ document by updating it as soon as you
opportunity to impress a hiring manager or One simple trick is to combine keywords not instigator in the task described. Instead, use undertake any activity that further demonstrates
recruiter, so use it to pitch yourself as an expert. with an action verb as this helps you focus on strong action verbs and own your individual your skills, successes and ability to add value
Tailor your summary with relevant keywords, outcomes. For example, rather than writing “I results and successes. to an organisation. This allows you to respond
include specific applicable experience and successfully led a team of five”, try “I united quickly with an up-to-date CV when a suitable
Make sure every word works for you
prove your unique selling proposition. Don’t and motivated a team of five. After one year our opportunity becomes available.
CVs need to be short and sharp, limited to
waste time listing objectives or generalisations; customer service scores had increased 55%.” Hays, the world’s leading recruiting experts
two pages, so make every word count. Remove
focus instead on what differentiates you from Another is to add digital evidence to bring in qualified, professional and skilled people.
superfluous words or experience to free up

H E A LT H
Just 16-minute sleep loss daily can hamper your job Mediterranean diet

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osing just 16 minutes of provide empirical evidence for why experienced more cognitive issues between a clear-headed day at the prevents overeating:
sleep during working days workplaces need to make more the next day. office or one filled with distractions. Study

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can greatly hamper your efforts to promote their employees' That raised their stress levels, The cyclical associations reflect an't stop overeating? Adopt a
performance at the workplace, say sleep," said lead author Soomi Lee, especially regarding issues related to that employees' sleep is vulnerable Mediterranean diet as it not
researchers. assistant professor from the School work-life balance, resulting in them to daily cognitive stress and also a only deters overeating but
University of South Florida (USF) of Aging Studies at the university. going to bed earlier and waking up contributor to cognitively stressful also protects against obesity and liver
researchers, in a paper published in To reach this conclusion, Lee and earlier due to fatigue. experiences, Lee added. diseases, suggests a new study.
the journal Sleep Health, noted that her colleagues surveyed 130 healthy "Good sleepers may be better Researchers also compared work- In the study, published in the
workers are more likely to have poor employees who work in IT and have performers at work due to greater days to weekends. journal Obesity, the researchers from
judgment and fall "off-task" the next at least one school-going child. ability to stay focused on-task with They found that the consequences Wake Forest School of Medicine,
day if they lose even minimal on Participants reported that when fewer errors and interpersonal of less sleep are not as apparent when US compared the effects of a
sleep. they slept 16 minutes less than usual conflicts," Lee noted, stressing that one has the next day off from work. Mediterranean diet with those of a
"Findings from this study and had worse quality sleep, they sleep loss could be the difference Western diet in non-human primates.
"By comparison, the animals on

Quit smoking to lower risk of premature birth a Western diet ate far more than
they needed and gained weight,"

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xpecting mothers, take note. said Carol A. Shively, Professor of
As smoking during pregnancy pathology at the varsity.
is linked with negative health The researchers found that the
outcomes, a team of researchers has animals, following a Mediterranean
found that smoking cessation during diet, chose not to eat all the food
pregnancy may reduce the risk of available to them, which meant they
pre-term birth. maintained a lower body weight.
The findings, published in the "What we found was that the group
JAMA Network Open journal, on the Mediterranean diet actually
showed that the probability of pre- ate fewer calories, had lower body
term birth decreased with earlier weight and had less body fat than
smoking cessation in pregnancy -- those on the Western diet," Shively
up to a 20 per cent relative decrease added.
if cessation occurred at the beginning "The Western diet was developed
of pregnancy. and promoted by companies who
"Of concern, though, given the want us to eat their food, so they make
substantial benefits of smoking it hyper-palatable, meaning it hits all
cessation during pregnancy is that our buttons so we overconsume,"
the proportion of pre-pregnancy "Eating a Mediterranean diet
smokers who quit smoking during should allow people to enjoy their
pregnancy has remained essentially The negative health impacts of the researchers said. However, the The researcher plans to look at food and not overeat," Shively said.
stagnant since 2011," said lead author cigarette smoking during pregnancy, study also found that only about quit rates and smoking intensity and The study also found that
Samir Soneji from The Dartmouth including low birth weight, delayed 25 per cent of women who smoked their impact on the risk of infant Mediterranean diet protects against
Institute for Health Policy and intrauterine development, pre-term prior to pregnancy were able to quit mortality. non-alcoholic fatty liver disease,
Clinical Practice in the US. birth, infant mortality, and throughout their pregnancy, "Thankfully most premature known as NAFLD, which is
long-term developmental "If and approximately 50 babies end up doing well," he said. associated with obesity and can cause
For the study, the researchers we determine
conducted a cross-sectional study delays, are well known. per cent of women "But premature birth is strongly cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer.
quitting, and quitting
of more than 25 million pregnant But the good news is who smoked during linked to infant mortality. If we For the study, the researchers
early, reduces the risk of
women who gave birth to live that the proportion infant mortality, then that their pregnancy determine quitting, and quitting early, included 38 middle-aged non-
neonates during a six-year period -- of women who start may speak to mothers even did so with high reduces the risk of infant mortality, human female primates, who
measuring their smoking frequency their pregnancy as more saliently about the frequency (more then that may speak to mothers even were randomised to either the
three months prior to pregnancy and smokers has been importance of smoking than 10 cigarettes per more saliently about the importance Mediterranean or Western diet for
for each trimester during pregnancy. declining in recent years, cessation" day). of smoking cessation," he added. about 9 years.
The Indian Weekender Friday, April 26, 2019 FEATURES 25

Easy fried
chicken recipe
that will lit up
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hicken is the ultimate love of every non-vegetarian. It is one of the
most easily available, tasty and healthy meat out there, which can
be consumed guilt-free by anyone. Everybody who is into chicken
your weekend
also loves indulging in some lip-smacking fried chicken dishes every once
in a while. Especially, during weekends when the entire family is together,
you can make some easy and quick fried chicken dishes for evening snacks or
movie dates and enjoy some quality time with your loved ones.
Fried Chicken
appetizer, which
is sure to win you
accolades at parties.
Here’s how you can
make this interesting
dish at home and you will
be surprised that it is actually
very easy to prepare. Take a
plastic bag and put all-purpose flour
in it.
• Season the flour with salt and black pepper.
Also add paprika and mix it well with flour.
Now, take chicken and cut it into small pieces.
• Put buttermilk in a bowl and dip chicken pieces in

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his authentic Fried Chicken is a delicious and buttermilk for few times.
tempting appetizer recipe, which is prepared with • Then transfer the dipped chicken in the flour bag and
chicken, dipped in buttermilk and coated in a mix it well to coat the chicken pieces well with flour.
Bohri Fried Chicken Legs

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paste of all purpose flour. This coated chicken is nicely Seal the bag tightly and shake it well. Now place
ried Chicken Legs is a delicious Mughlai recipe. The main ingredients
seasoned with salt, black pepper and paprika. coated chicken on a tray and cover it with a dish towel.
used to prepare this lip-smacking recipe are chicken, eggs and spices.
• Keep it aside for few minutes.
Ingredients
• Make sure the flour gets a paste-like consistency. Bohri Fried Chicken Legs is an easy-to-cook snack recipe which can be
• 2 pounds chopped into cubes chicken served with tomato ketchup or
Check in between. Meanwhile, take a large pan and
• 1 cup all purpose flour mint chutney.
heat vegetable oil on a high flame. Add coated chicken
• salt as required
pieces in the pan and deep fry on a high flame for 25 Ingredients
• 4 cup vegetable oil
minutes. When chicken turns brown in colour, cover • 9 pieces chicken legs
• 1/2 cup buttermilk
the pan with a lid and reduce the heat. Cook the chicken • 2 tablespoon garlic paste
• 1/2 teaspoon paprika
on medium flame for 30 minutes. Cook until they • 3 tablespoon corn flour
• black pepper as required
are crisp. Once crispy, put them on a paper towel and • 5 gm green chilli
Method drain off the extra oil from fried chicken. Serve while • 4 tablespoon bread crumbs
• Crispy and juicy Fried Chicken makes for a nice it’s still hot! • refined oil as required
• 1 teaspoon salt
Southern Fried Chicken

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• 1/2 teaspoon garam
hen you think about the the spice mix for seasoning the masala powder
popular southern cuisine chicken. For that, add black • 1 teaspoon red chilli
from the rich culinary pepper powder, garlic powder, powder
traditions of the United States, the paprika, ginger (grated), mixed • 1 tablespoon cumin
first thing that comes to your mind herbs, sugar, and onion powder powder
must be fried chicken. in a bowl. Combine all these • 2 egg
spices together.
Ingredients • water as required
• Take 4 teaspoons of the
• 500 gm chicken drumsticks
seasoning mix and add it in a Method
• 2 cup refined oil • Place a deep shallow pan over medium
large container. Add yogurt to it marinated, take the plastic
• 1 cup all purpose flour flame. Add water (as required), chicken legs, salt and 1 tbsp garlic paste
and mix well. container out, transfer the
• For Marination and boil it for 15 minutes.
• Now, add the chicken pieces chicken pieces to a plate, and
• 1 cup yoghurt (curd) • Meanwhile, chop black pepper and green chilies. Keep them aside in
in the container and mix them drain the excess marinade.
• 2 teaspoon garlic powder separate bowls.
well with the yogurt and spice • Put the marinated chicken pieces
• 2 teaspoon onion powder • Once the chicken legs become tender, turn off the heat. Remove the
combination. on the flat plate and dredge them
• 1 tablespoon sugar chicken leg pieces and keep aside in a bowl. Reserved the mixture and let
• Cover the plastic container with with the flour and spice mix.
• 2 teaspoon powdered black it cool down.
its lid and let the chicken pieces • Put a deep bottomed pan on
pepper • In a deep bowl add chicken legs, garam masala powder, 1 tablespoon
marinate by placing it in the medium flame and heat oil in it
• 3 tablespoon paprika garlic paste, corn flour, red chili powder, chopped green chili, cumin
refrigerator for 8-10 hours. for frying the chicken pieces.
• 1 teaspoon ginger powder, black pepper, bread crumbs and egg. Mix all the ingredients well
• Sieve and add all purpose flour • Once the oil is hot enough, add
• 4 teaspoon mixed herbs and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.
on a flat plate. Add 1 teaspoon of the chicken pieces in the pan and
Method the earlier prepared spice mix to let them fry till they are crisp • Then heat oil in a pan. Also, beat an egg in a bowl and dip chicken legs in
• For making this amazing the flour and mix them well. and golden-brown. Remove the it. Then deep fry the chicken until they turn golden brown in colour. Bohri
Southern recipe, first prepare • Once the chicken has been pieces and drain the excess oil. fried chicken is now ready.

Crispy Fried Chicken Wontons

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rispy Fried Chicken Wontons is a • 2 egg whites into triangles and add 1 or 2 tablespoon
delicious Chinese recipe made using • 2 tablespoon sugar of the minced chicken mixture on each
minced chicken, spring onions, eggs and • 22 wonton wrapper triangle.
wonton wrappers. • 1 egg yolk • Brush the edges with the egg yolk and
place another triangle on top. Now press
Ingredients Method
the edges and seal completely.
• 300 gm minced chicken • Mix the minced chicken, onions, spring
• Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium
• 3 minced spring onion leaves onions, egg white, fish sauce, pepper
flame and fry the prepared wontons for 2
• 2 tablespoon fish sauce powder and sugar in a large bowl.
to 3 minutes on each side or until golden
• 1 teaspoon powdered spice black pepper • Mix the batter well for 4 to 5 minutes or
brown and crispy.
• 1/2 tablespoon refined oil until it gets lightly stiff.
• Remove when done and drain the excess
• 2 large minced onion • Separate the wonton wrappers and cut each
oil. Serve hot with ketchup or chilli sauce.
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Fashion & Beauty


26 April – 2 May April | By Manisha Koushik
Manisha Koushik is a practicing astrologer, tarot card reader, numerologist, vastu and fengshui
consultant based in India with a global presence through the online channels. She is available for
consultations online as well. E-mail her at support@askmanisha.com or contact
at +91-11-26449898 Mobile/Whatsapp: +91-9716145644 • www.askmanisha.com
ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 20)
Your expertise in handling a job is likely to bring you closer to those who matter
at work. Getting praised will give your morale a solid boost. You may find the
atmosphere at the home front serene and most welcoming. A loan given in good faith
will be returned in good faith too, without any reminders! Lover may not stick to his
or her word and get you all upset. You improve your performance on the academic
front. Lucky Number:15 / Lucky Colour: Parrot Green
TAURUS (Apr 21-May 20)
Whatever you are entrusted with will be done in an exemplary fashion and win you
accolades. A property issue is likely to be settled amicably, but you will need to make
the first move. Your efforts on the love front are certain to make succeed and make
your love life most happening. Praise on the academic front is likely to prove a balm
for your ego and self-esteem. Financial gains bring you on a firm footing. Lucky
Number:3 / Lucky Colour: White
GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21)
You may remain guarded at work for no apparent reason. Learn to relax and take

DIY Olive Oil masks for


things as they come! If you have made up your mind to do something, go ahead and
do it. Don’t hesitate to approach people on the academic front to clarify your mind.
Loss through bad investment is indicated, so be warned. Irregular routine may tell

the skin and hair that will


on your health, so get your lifestyle in order. You may take up a new hobby. Lucky
Number:8 / Lucky Colour: Violet
CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 20)

make you look FLAWLESS This week, you are likely to entertained and get entertained! Easing of pressure on
the work front will come as a great relief. You manage to clear a lot of pending work

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on the domestic front. Good earning possibilities materialise, so choose with care. An
he Cold and humid weather tends to
dry the skin and hair out to an extent
that it begins to lose its original feel.
T his Oil mask combination which is rich in
Omega 3 fatty acids will help the cuticles
in healing and provide an extra layer of shine
investment is likely to make you financially secure. Your positive outlook is likely to
rub off on those who come in contact with you. A child or younger sibling may make
you proud. Lucky Number: 4 / Lucky Colour: Turquoise
The easy remedy - use olive oil. on your hair. It will also prevent hair breakage.  LEO (JuL21-Aug 20)
If you thought Olive Oil was just to drizzle You may need to restart something on the professional front that had been discontinued
Method:
on your salads, you have never been more previously. Don’t bring up any controversial subject at home, as spat with spouse is
• Mix two spoons of all the oils together.
wrong! The wondrous oil is known for its anti- indicated. Money is likely to be gained through past investments. An office colleague
Heat this mixture so it is warm and then may try to be one up on you and may even try to show you in a bad light. A sporting
ageing properties and anti-bacterial properties
apply directly on the scalp and hair and pastime may keep you entertained. Find a cosy corner to be with your sweetheart this
that are supremely beneficial for the hair
massage it on for give minutes.  week! Lucky Number:22 / Lucky Colour: Dark Brown
and skin.
• Wrap a hot towel on your head for 20
It is one of the main ingredients in beauty VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 23)
minutes to let the oils seep in.  You may need to work out the details, before you take up anything on the professional
products. It is also excellent for treating skin
• Wash your hair well and let it air dry.  front. Lack of time may adversely affect your performance on the academic front.
infections and is considered as a natural
Be cost conscious and avoid impulsive buying. For traders, new avenues for earning
moisturiser since it is rich in Vitamins A and E  Olive Oil and Eggs
may open up. A family friend will help you out of a tight corner on the domestic front.
which are beneficial for the skin.  Taking up an exercise regime is indicated and you will soon discover the benefits.
Since it is a kitchen product, it can be used Love is in the air! Lucky Number:7 / Lucky Colour:Orange
as an ingredient in hair and face masks that can
LIBRA (Sep 24-Oct 23)
easily be created at home. 
A happy incident is likely to keep you in an upbeat mood the whole week. Professionals
Honey, Oats and Olive Oil Scrub looking for a job switch can expect to get a good break. You get lucky on the financial
front as you manage to increase your earning. Shopping will have its own charm and
buying an expensive item cannot be ruled out. Spending quality time with lover is
indicated. You are likely to stick to your health routine and benefit. Lucky Number:1

E ggs are high in protein and vitamins. Oilve


Oil has some exceptional moisturising
benefits and helps in restoring the lustre of the
/ Lucky Colour: Coffee
SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22)
This week, you remain in a happy state of mind, as you manage to resolve a problem
hair. This mask also helps get rid of split ends that had troubled you in the past. Don’t let a family dispute get out into the open. An
and dandruff.  insinuation or hint will be enough to get an influential person to do your bidding. You
may get a chance to milk a cash cow on the business front that can have your cash
Method: register ringing. An old problem shows signs of healing. Lucky Number: 6 / Lucky
• Whisk two eggs well.  Colour:Royal Blue
• Add two spoons of Olive Oil and mix
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21)
this well. 
Help someone who is shy and reluctant to mingle to open up by planning something

T he oats exfoliate the skin while the honey


and olive oil moisturise the skin and help
in redeveloping it. It is perfect to ensure your
• Apply from root to tips on damp hair and
leave it on for over 30 minutes. 
• Wash it off with mild shampoo and cold
together. A family elder is likely to help you by holding the fort on the domestic front
while you are out. Those connected with the media may get a good scoop this week,
if they are alert enough. An assignment you had been working on for long on the
skin is bikini-ready since it helps get rid of tan water since hot water might make things a academic front may need to be completed quickly. Neglecting health may have dire
and dead skin cells.  tad bit messy.  consequences. Lucky Number:3 / Lucky Colour:Off White

Method: CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 21)


This week, you may have a ball of a time with people in your own circle. An innovative
• Blend the oats in a mixer so it forms
idea or an improvement at workplace is likely to give you the recognition you seek.
tiny granules.  Marital life cruises along smoothly and will prove immensely fulfilling. Financially,
• Add one spoon of honey to this.  you may be better off than before. Those working out with the aim of building their
• Add two spoons of Olive Oil.  body will show positive results. An exotic vacation is on the cards and will help you
• Mix this well and and apply it on your face unwind. Lucky Number:22 / Lucky Colour:Parrot Green
and body. AQUARIUS (Jan 22-Feb 19)
• Rub it in circular motion on your skin.  If you show the way, there is no way others won’t follow you. So, take the initiative
Olive Oil, Argan Oil, Sesame Oil and now! Renovation or resetting the home front may become a prolonged affair. Your
way with words and persuasive powers are likely to impress higher ups. The one you
Jojoba Oil Hair Mask
secretly admire is likely to give some positive indications. Those feeling down in the
dumps regarding health will find ways to come out of it and lead a healthy life. Lucky
Number: 8 / Lucky Colour: Violet
PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20)
Wedding in the family is indicated, so get set for fun time. A gathering of old friends
or relations will prove most enjoyable, as you travel down the memory lane with
them. On the professional front nothing seems to go wrong, so continue to forge
ahead without any worries. Lover will do much to make you your chirpy self. Money
will not be a problem, as it continues to flow in. You remain fit and energetic this
week. Lucky Number: 7 / Lucky Colour: Magenta
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CROSSWORD NO: 16 ANSWERS TO LAST WEEK'S QUESTIONS

SUDOKU NO:16

HITORI NO: 16 QUIZ QUESTIONS NO: 16


Hitori – a logic puzzle with very simple rules and challenging solutions. Can you eliminate 1. What does a manometer measure? The pressure of a years old.
numbers until there are no duplicates in any row or column? Objective / Rules. Eliminate closed system. 16. How old is the universe? – The Universe is at least 15bn
numbers until there are no duplicates in any row or column. Eliminate numbers
by marking them in Black. You are not allowed to have two Black squares touching 2. True or false – sterling silver is pure silver? False. It years old, but probably not more than 20bn years old.
horizontally or vertically (diagonally is ok). Any White square can be reached from any contains up to 7.5% copper 17. Which planet spins the fastest? – Jupiter is the fastest
other (i.e. they are connected). 3. Which chemical causes the burning taste sensation when spinning planet in our solar system rotating on average
eating chilies? Capcaicin once in just under 10 hours.
4. Which planet is closest to the sun? Mercury. 18. Where is Notre Dame? – Paris
5. What is the sun made out of? The Sun is at present, 19. Where is the Pyrenees? – Between Spain and France.
about 70% hydrogen and 28% helium by mass everything 20. What bird was domesticated first? The first bird
else amounts to less than 2% domesticated by man was the goose.
6. Where is the Suez Canal? – Egypt 21. Why a duck’s quack doesn’t echo? – No one knows.
7. What’s the Symbol to iron? – Fe 22. What is the Milky Way? – The Milky Way is a spiral
8. Does the sun rotate? – The movements of the sunspots
galaxy.
indicate that the Sun rotates once every 27 days at the
23. What star other than the sun is closest to the earth? – It is
equator, but only once in 31 days at the poles.
Proxima Centauri, the nearest member of the Alpha
9. How big is the Milky Way? – The Milky Way is actually
Centauri triple star system.
a giant, as its mass is probably between 750 billion
24. What is the largest living structure on Earth? The Great
and one trillion solar masses, and its diameter is about
Barrier Reef, Australia
100,000 light years.
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE NO: 15 10. Who was the last president of the Soviet Union? – 25. What is oldest living thing known on Earth? A bristlecone
See how many differences you can find in the right or left photo. Mikhail Gorbachev. pine in California… it’s about 4600 years old!
11. What political system was gradually dismantled in South 26. What’s the highest recorded surface wind speed?
Africa, starting in 1989? – Apartheid. 372km/h! Over Mt Washington, New Hampshire on
12. What’s the first name of Shakespeare? – William April 12, 1934.
13. Where is the Leaning Tower of Pisa? – Pisa, Italy. 27. What is the name of the layer of air closest to us in the
14. How much bigger is the sun than the earth? A: The Earth atmosphere? Troposphere
is about 13 thousand kilometres (8000 miles) wide, 28. True or false – is lightning 3 times hotter than the Sun?
whereas the Sun is roughly 1.4 million kilometres True
(900,000 miles) across. If the Sun were a hollow ball, 29. What formation on Earth can have the names tabular,
you could fit about one million Earths inside of it! blocky, wedge, dome, pinnacle, dry dock, growler or
15. How old is the earth? -The earth is about 4.5 billion bergy bit? Icebergs

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I lack adaa of yesteryear


heroines, says Alia Bhatt
A
ctress Alia Bhatt believes she savouring. This is why I wanted to act in Hindi for yourself?
lacks the grace of yesteryear films. And for me, this ‘heroine look' is a big chal- A. I think I have. I've become less hurried now.
heroines, but says Kalank has lenge, because I've always considered myself a bit I wanted Roop to not walk on screen. I wanted her
given her a chance to play a "full-on" of a tomboy. to glide like a sparrow. There is so much one can
Hindi film heroine which she was Q. I don't think you are a tomboy at all. You tell about a person's personality just by the way she
dying to essay. are very feminine and graceful. walks.
Excerpts from the interview: A. I am very feminine, I agree. But my body Q. I see you winning all the popular awards
Q. Why does Kalank look so lacks the grace of a typical heroine. I lack the 'adaa' this year for "Kalank" and for Sanjay
much like a Sanjay Leela (grace) of the heroines of yesteryears. Bhansali's Inshallah next year.
Bhansali film? Q. That's because you were not born back A. (laughs) Slow down, slow down, please.
A. You are saying that then. Meanwhile, Actress Alia Bhatt has refused
because this is a world A. I know, maybe it's a generation thing. And to react to remarks by Kangana Ranaut and her
only he (Bhansali) has I always want what I don't have (laughs). So it sister Rangoli Chandel. Kangana and Rangoli
entered so far. But trust was very challenging for me to assume all the had slammed filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and his
me, it's very different personality traits of my character Roop. For a daughter Alia for nepotism, recently.
from what Bhansali week before I started shooting, I was "I Asked about people attacking her online
sir does. wondering and trying to master how just want to and taking digs at her and family
Q. Tell me Roop would walk. How would her be happy, positive, members, Alia said, “If I am mature
about your body move? How would she react work hard, be a then my family is 10 times more
own charac- even when angry? You know, I better version of myself mature and stronger than I am. I don’t
ter and what tend to use a lot of expressions every day. I should want to get into this.” 
we should while emoting. I had to cut down not pay attention to “I just want to be happy, positive,
expect to on that drastically. I had to control what people are work hard, be a better version of myself
see? my expressions because Roop is not a saying." every day. I should not pay attention to
A . woman prone to be demonstrative. what people are saying. Everyone has the
Every- Q. Not like the outspoken girl you played in right to say and what they want to say. I’ll remain
one is Gully Boy? quiet. This is my stand,” she said.
reacting A. Not at all. Roop is fighting a constant battle. On criticism of Kalank, she said: “I’m not going
to the She's fighting a thought, she's fighting herself. to analyse my film because that is something not
way I look. That required a certain amount of vulnerability required.
I've never and maturity. It wasn't easy. But that's the fun part. "Audience’s verdict is the biggest proof for a
really gone this way... Q. What about the Kathak dancing? film. When the audience does not accept a film, it
the full-on Hindi film her- A. I have to give the credit to my dance coach would not do well.
oine look which I've been Tejaswini. She was instrumental in modulating my "That’s the way it is. We should accept it, come
dying to do ever since I body line for the dancing. Also, Birju Maharajji back, try and make sure they’re not disappointed
became an actor. This who taught me the facial expressions. My face the next time.”
is the kind of heroine I looks very different in Kalank. She will next be seen in Brahmastra opposite
grew up watching and Q. Have you preserved some of Roop's grace Ranbir Kapoor. She is also part of “RRR”.

Fardeen Khan slams Bharat trailer shows India’s history Salman style
F
rom former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s

body shaming culture speech at Independence to the impact of the


Partition of India in 1947 on families, the trailer of

A
ctor Fardeen Khan, who was Salman Khan-starrer Bharat, which was unveiled, gives
trolled over his weight gain, a glimpse of India’s history in the superstar’s Dabangg
says people need to get over style. After Salman’s last two films – Race 3 and Tubelight
the body shaming practice. – couldn’t impress the audience, the trailer of Bharat has
Fardeen was interacting with the been mostly received well by the netizens.
media when he attended the launch The three-minute long video shows different shades of
of his cousin sister Farah Khan Ali’s Salman’s life journey.
book Farah Khan - A Bejewelled The first part of the trailer showcases Salman’s her. This is followed by Salman’s serious avatar. He is seen
Life. In 2016, Fardeen was colourful life with his circus troupe where he performs volunteering with people in locating missing immigrants
trolled on social media stunts wearing glittery costumes. from across the border and fulfilling the promise made

"
after pictures in which his Actress Disha Patani is seen performing acrobatic by him to his father (portrayed by Jackie Shroff) during
weight gain was visible, stunts in the video. The second part of the trailer portrays the partition.
went viral. a different side of Salman, who is searching for a job and Sharing the link of the trailer on Twitter, Salmam wrote:
After that, Fardeen had how he meets actress Katrina Kaif and falls in love with “Journey of a man and a nation together.”
taken to social media to

I like south Indian films:


give it back to the haters in
a long post. Now, Fardeen looks
I am very
fitter than before. excited.

Diljit Dosanjh
On his body shaming It’s kind of difficult to
experience, he said: “I have believe that 25 years of
been bashed unnecessarily. I our careers have gone

D
think we need to get over these by and we all have iljit Dosanjh is proud of his roots in Punjab, but
damn things. I really don’t care grown up together. the singer-actor is ready to explore the south
about it. It just seems like Indian film industry as well.
"I am what I am and I can see “I like south Indian films... the action and all. My
yesterday.
myself in the mirror. Whatever is make-up person is from south. He keeps telling me the
deserved is deserved and what’s not names of superstars from south India. If I get a good
is not. I just laugh it all off. I don’t gone for it and done it.” film from there, I will do it,” Diljit said.
read much about myself these days.” Will he return to acting in the near The Jatt & Juliet actor started his acting career in
Praising Farah, Fardeen said: future? Punjab with the film The Lion of Punjab in 2011. After
“I am very excited. It’s kind of “In different capacities, yes, I creating waves in his home state, he made a splash in
difficult to believe that 25 years of want to act. But collectively, I want Bollywood with Udta Punjab in 2016.
our careers have gone by and we all to produce and direct things. We are “I am very happy that I started my journey from way I want to. Last year, I made Sajjan Singh Rangroot.
have grown up together. It just seems planning on that, so I will make a Punjab. I feel that what I can express in Punjabi It was a war-based film. Commercially, it wasn’t a hit
like yesterday. We are just happy and formal announcement regarding that language, I can’t do it in the same way in English or but I wanted to make a film on it so, I did. In Bollywood,
proud for her. She has always been a soon.” Hindi,” he said. I can’t make films the way I want to. The scale is bigger
go-getter. Fardeen was last seen on-screen in As for Hindi films, the “Do you know” hitmaker and I haven’t reached that level,” he said.
Whenever and whatever she has Dulha Mil Gaya, which released in chooses from whatever he gets. Among his various projects, Diljit has Hindi films
envisioned for herself in life, she has 2010. “In the Punjabi film industry, I can make films the Good News and Arjun Patiala in his kitty.
The Indian Weekender Friday, April 26, 2019 ENTERTAINMENT 29

Audience awareness ARBAAZ KHAN:


will change film Dabangg 3 a big responsibility
business: Yami A
rbaaz Khan, who people in the West, that should
is busy producing be taken as example that how
Dabangg 3, says big web series are over there
and how big stars from cinema

T
his upcoming action-
he current times are exciting to be in the film business as audiences comedy drama film is a big have gone in web series and
have become more demanding, says actress Yami Gautam, who is became even bigger stars.
responsibility for him as an
confident this wave of audience awareness will bring about a positive “There are actors like Kiefer
actor and producer.
change in the industry. Sutherland, Kevin Spacey,
Arbaaz was interacting with
It was seven years ago that Yami had stepped into Bollywood with Robin Wright and so many
the media at promotional press
Shoojit Sircar's Vicky Donor, which launched Ayushmann Khurrana as other actors who worked in
well. Her latest release Uri: The Surgical Strike has also been a game- conference of ZEE5’s web
cinema but never got the kind
changer for her as well as the industry. series Poison.
of fame and recognition that
"It has been a great journey covered so far and I do feel there's a lot more He is caught up doing
they got from web series. They
to explore. Seven years only feels like the initial time and I know there's a lot multiple things these days.
have become even bigger stars
more to do. So much good is happening currently all around and there's such On one hand he is producing
and multi-millionaires. So, that
great work coming in," Yami said. Salman Khan and Sonakshi will happen sooner or later
"There's a great deal of presence for all kinds of films, writers and director Sinha-starrer Dabangg 3, here (in India).
and it's a great time for actors. Audiences are more demanding and that's what is and on another he is juggling “Cinema is there and it will
exciting for me personally as I am certain this new system of audience awareness between a talk show titled always exist, but this will co-
will bring a lot of positive change to the business. Quick Heal Pinch by Arbaaz exist with cinema. I think

"
"Personally I feel, now is the time for me to try newer things, do things out Khan” and Poison. actors and creative people will
of my comfort zone," added the actress, who hails from Himachal Pradesh, and Asked how is he manages to get their due even on the digital
grew up in Chandigarh. do all these things, he said: “I platform.”
In hindsight, what drove her to make such a risky choice of a debut with a wouldn’t say this (Poison) was
project themed on sperm donation, a concept never dealt with in our cinema? easy but, that project (Dabangg
"I had auditioned for the film, and Shoojit da had seen the tape and then he 3) requires more attention from While
met me and gave me the script. When I first read and I was like okay, this is my side because I am working
interesting and that was it. The fact that it was a very unlikely subject, but also as an actor and a producer in working in Poison,
something I knew at core was carrying a strong message and yet was extremely
it. I also look at Salman’s co- I just need to focus
entertaining, encouraged me to be a part of it," Yami said.
ordination and all that. on my character.
With a mix of Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi, Yami has dabbled in a
“While working in Poison, Whereas, hosting
variety of roles and subjects. In Kaabil, she played a visually challenged
I just need to focus on my a talk show is like
girl, while in Sarkar 3, she played a dark character, and in
Uri..., the actress featured as an intelligence agent. character. Whereas, hosting a breeze. I finish
"I have been fortunate with certain roles I have a talk show is like a breeze. I shooting each
played so far. Be it Kaabil, which for me as an actor finish shooting each episode of
"Personally episode of that show
was a challenging role or be it Sarkar. Even though that show in one or two hours,
I feel, now is in one or two hours,
Sarkar 3 didn't do business as expected, it gave me a chance to explore a different shade so it’s not such a big thing. But I
the time for me to so it’s not such a
to myself as an actor. absolutely agree that Dabangg
try newer things, 3 is a big responsibility.”
big thing. But I
"Be it Ashima in Vicky Donor, Misha in Badlapur or Pallavi in Uri..., all these roles
do things out of absolutely agree
gave me an opportunity to work with some very fine directors," Yami said. Directed by Prabhudheva,
my comfort that Dabangg 3 is a
Uri..., she said, particularly changed a lot of gears for her in terms of the willingness Dabangg 3 brings back Salman
zone." big responsibility
to be seen in a whole new different light. as Chulbul Pandey. The team
recently completed its first leg

Media should give Nysa a break: Kajol


of shooting in Maheshwar in
Madhya Pradesh.
On being a part of

A
ctress Kajol has responded to people) can give her a break and some Poison, Arbaaz said: “It’s an
the question of her daughter space. Recently, she has celebrated her interesting web series. I was
Nysa Devgn making a Hindi 16th birthday. Right now, she is studying always looking for something
film debut by saying that media and other in 10th Standard and she is preparing for interesting on the web medium.
people should give her a break and some her board exams.” When this script and character
space. Kajol was interacting with the Sharing her feeling receiving an award came to me, I found it very
media at Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence at Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award, interesting and I wanted to
Award 2019. Kajol said: “It means a lot. Whenever portray it. I feel fortunate that
Star couple Ajay Devgn and Kajol are I got an opportunity and it has
you get an award, you feel really happy. I
turned out pretty good. I am
often seen talking about how kids suffer am really thankful to the jury.”
happy that I have done that,
a lot due to the star status of their parents. Kajol was last seen onscreen in
and now I am waiting for the
Recently, during the promotion of Total ‘Helicopter Eela’ which didn’t do well
results.”
Dhamaal Ajay Devgn talked to a news at the box-office. Talking about her
Arbaaz said web series are
agency and said that he and his wife are upcoming projects, she said: “As of now,
the next big thing in the world
stars, therefore, he understands they will there is absolutely nothing so, maybe I of entertainment.
be scrutinised at some point. However, will take a two years’ break, who knows? “I don’t know what
he said, Ajay finds it inappropriate Talking about Nysa’s career plans, But yes, I am planning something. reservation people have
when his kids go through the same level Kajol said: “She (Nysa Devgn) is just Hopefully, I will be able to announce towards web series... If you see,
of judgement. 16 years old. I think you (media and it soon.”

Vicky Donor made outsider like me dream big: Ayushmann


O
n the seventh anniversary of “The film’s incredible success Paani da rang.
the release of his maiden film gave an outsider like me, a sense of “Vicky Donor made me express myself
Vicky Donor, actor Ayushmann confidence that I can afford to dream as an actor and a singer and the success
Khurrana says the success of the and maybe dream big. It was a pleasure of the film and the song empowered me
movie on sperm donation, allowed an to meet and get to know the entire cast to explore and experiment as an artiste.
“outsider” like him in the film industry and crew of this brilliant film and It was a humbling experience and
to dream big. I thank Shoojit-da (director "The one of the most important
“First film is always your most special Shoojit Sircar) for his belief film’s chapters of my life,” he said.
incredible success
one. Vicky Donor has given me so much in me.” gave an outsider The actor has since
love that I will be forever indebted to Ayushmann was noticed like me, a sense of carved a niche for himself
the film and my director Shoojit Sircar. as a versatile performer confidence that I can in the industry with projects
"It was the start of my cinematic first in this film. Along afford to dream and like Dum Laga Ke Haisha,
journey and it made me learn a lot and with his acting, Ayushmann maybe dream Bareilly Ki Barfi, Shubh
shaped me as an artiste,” Ayushmann wowed the audience with his big." Mangal Saavdhan, Badhaai Ho
said in a statement. singing skills through the song and AndhaDhun.
30 FEATURES Friday, April 26 2019 The Indian Weekender

140 Girmit baskets as we provide an opportunity


for people in each community of faith to
Remembrance Day build friendships with their neighbors.

Meera The Production


Date: Friday, May 31-Sunday, June 2
Time: 6 p.m.
Venue: 138 Halsey Street, Auckland
Ticketed event: $50-$59.90
Did you know theatre tickets are $20
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Future Without
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Fiji Girmit Foundation NZ
The Fiji Girmit Foundation of New Workshop
Zealand is preparing to mark the 140th Date: Saturday, May 4
Anniversary of the arrival of Indian Time: 2:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
indentured labourers in Fiji (14 May 1879). Venue: Wesley Community Centre, 740
It will be a day to commemorate the Sandringham Road
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and celebrate triumph of the human spirit In the wake of the Christchurch
over formidable adversities. Everyone terror attack that took the lives of 50
Invite. Networking from 6.45 to 7.15. people, the reality of racist violence
Snacks, tea, dinner and kava provided. against Muslims, migrant and refugee
background communities has been
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Date: Thursday, April 25 migrant and refugee youth have been
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Muslims violence? How do we ensure the safety of
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shared lunch at this year’s “Peacenic” do to support young people to thrive in
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Inviting nominations for
The guidelines, which need to be adhered to, for
nominations, are as follows:

1. The nominee needs to have an undisputable

The Kiwi Indian Hall of Fame Honours 2019 2. Should be nominated by a person of repute. Further,

the nominee.
3. The nominator has to provide their full contact
details. No anonymous applications will
be accepted.
4.
business, sports, art, culture, or any other
profession).
5.

Indian origin, from any part of the world, who has


settled here in New Zealand. To be of Indian origin,
at least one of the parents of the nominee have to
be Indian, by blood, thereby making the nominee
of Indian lineage.
6. The nominee must have either a Permanent
‘The Indian Weekender Honours’ recognises individuals who have built a road to Residency (PR), or Citizenship of New Zealand to
be eligible for consideration.
glory for themselves and left a path for the coming generations to tread on; who
7. The nominee should have no prior convictions.
have touched the lives of thousands and enriched the society with their being; 8. For minors, under the age of 18, parental consent
who have brought fame and respect to New Zealand and the Kiwi-Indian community. will be required.
The Indian Weekender invites nominations for such personalities from the 9. The successful candidate will be required to attend
community for getting inducted into the Kiwi Indian Hall of Fame 2019. the ceremony in person. In case a person is not able
to attend, due to any unforeseen circumstances, the
We also invite nominations for Kiwi Indian Young Achiever of the Year jury will use its discretion.
and Kiwi Indian Community Service Exellence Award 2019. 10.
Nominate Online: visit www.halloffame.co.nz cannot be challenged.
Post your nominations: Fill this form and post it to the address given below.

ENTRY FORM: Nomination form for The Indian Weekender Honours 2019 | Please fill and post it to the address below

Nominator Details Nominee Details About the Nominee


Name of the nominator Name of the nominee

For how long have you known the nominee?

Please state your reasons for nominating the above person. You may mention the
achievements of the nominee in his/her profession.
Professional details of the nominator Age of nominee

Gender M F

Address & Contact number of nominator Address & Contact number of nominee

How according to you has the Nominee brought fame and respect to the Kiwi-Indian
Category Kiwi Indian Hall of Fame community? (Add extra sheets to this form, if required)
Kiwi Indian Young Achiever of the year (16 to 35 years only)

Kiwi Indian Community Service Excellence Award

Declaration by Nominator
Nominee has accepted to appear in person
for the ceremony, if he/she gets chosen
the nominee for this application. for the nominated category for Kiwi Indian
Honours 2019.
Yes No
Yes No

I hereby declare that the above information is true to the best of my knowledge. I also
allow The Indian Weekender and the Jury to use the information provided for background
checks and to contact either me or the nominee for the purpose of getting any
What to do next?
Please take a print out of this form, sign (Add extra pages to this form if required.)
more information.
and send to us at: For details contact Indian Weekender on
Jury Panel, Kiwi Indian Honours 2019 09-217 3623 or go to:
Level1,133A Onehunga Mall, www.indianweekender.co.nz
Date: Auckland 1061
Signed:
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