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15JUN2018 | Vol 10 Issue 13

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Government backpedals on three strikes law


¡¡ SANDEEP SINGH

I
n a major embarrassment, Justice Minister
Andrew Little announced this week the
decision to take off the decision to repeal
three strikes law from cabinet consideration.
The decision to repeal three strikes law
– introduced by the previous National
government in 2010, which allows a serious
criminal offender to be sentenced to the
maximum jail time without parole after three
warnings – has been high on the Labour Party’s
agenda for comprehensive reform in country’s
criminal justice system.
Mr Little had been expected to bring the
matter before Cabinet on Monday morning, but
instead called a media conference to say that
would not happen. “It’s an excellent outcome of the continuous
Mr Little told the media that the New Zealand pressure built by National Party Leader Simon
First party was not ready to support the repeal Bridges on the government.
of three strikes law. “This was a very unacceptable move by the
The National Party was quick to seize the Labour government to repeal three strikes law.
opportunity to criticise the government on its Lately, the three strikes in criminal activities and refuse to take “It sent a message that the Labour was soft
flip-flop on an issue, which has undoubtedly responsibility for their actions. on crime.
law has come under “It would have also sent the wrong signal
kept the public opinion divided like no other “We will continue to keep the government in
issue in the recent years.
severe scrutiny with to retailers who already struggle to respond to
pressure to hold them to account for community
National Party Leader Simon Bridges said experts on criminal low-level offending and aggravated assaults
within the scope of the current justice system,” safety and law and order,” Mr Bakshi said.
the announcement was an “embarrassing justice system doubting Mr Narula said. Prime Minister continues to
back down” and pointed toward cracks in the
the efficacy of the law Sunny Kaushal, the founder president of
coalition government. bat for comprehensive criminal
in either deterring the Crime Prevent Group – a community group
“Government’s approach to law and order
formed last year against the rising crime justice reforms
has been reckless. It has promised to cut the offenders or adding
M
and aggravated assaults on small businesses eanwhile, Prime Minister Jacinda
prison population by a third because it doesn’t any value in the welcomed the move.
want to build Waikeria Prison but it has no plan Ardern, refusing to be bogged down by
reform of the offenders Speaking to The Indian Weekender Mr
aside from making it harder to send offenders the so-called embarrassment on three strikes
Kaushal said, “A number of small business
to prison and making it easier for those already undergoing punishment owners and the victims of the aggravated law, has indicated government’s resolve to
there to get out,” Mr Bridges said. under the law robberies over the past year are seriously bring upon a comprehensive reform in the
Lately, the three strikes law has come under concerned on the lenient approach being criminal justice system.
severe scrutiny with experts on criminal justice adopted by the Government to deal with rising “It was agreed that the current system of
system doubting the efficacy of the law in crime. locking up “low-level” criminals” was not
either deterring the offenders or adding any “The focus must be on to create a strong working,” Ms Ardern told media in a post-
value in the reform of the offenders undergoing “It also gives a lot of hope to retailers and deterrent factor that reduces the offending cabinet briefing.
punishment under the law. small business owners who are at the forefront rather than releasing prisoners.
of facing aggravated assaults and attacks from Speaking to The Indian Weekender, Michael
However, the community, especially those “Repealing the Three Strikes Law without
repeat offenders that there is a law to protect Wood, Under Secretary to the Minister for
more likely to be vulnerable from incidents of a consultation with the wider community and
them. Ethnic Communities said, “The coalition
aggravated assaults and robberies, especially with no alternative plan in place may be a
“The idea to repeal the law and not replace it wrong step in the direction. If any existing law government is committed to improving
those working in dairies and small businesses
with something similar to safeguard community can save a few lives, why you would repeal community safety. That’s why we’re investing
that have witnessed a gradual increase in the
would not have helped.” it?  Common sense must prevail.” in 1800 more police officers and held the recent
number of attacks and nature of violence
perpetrated upon them, have been relatively Mr Sidhu, along with several other retailers community safety Ministerial Forum with
of Papakura had formed a social media group ‘Not repealing three strikes law ethnic community leaders.
less confident about the proposed repealing of
earlier this year had been campaigning directly is the right thing to do’: Kanwaljit “To make major policy changes, we require
three strikes law.
Daljit Singh Sidhu, owner-operator of to the local community with a message ‘Say no Bakshi agreement between the three government
Thirsty Liquor Edinburg, Papakura, welcomed
the decision of not repealing the law and
to crime,’ by organising sausage sizzle events in
South Auckland.
Similarly, another retailer from Manurewa,
K iwi-Indian MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi
has expressed satisfaction on Labour
government’s latest decision of not repealing
parties and that wasn’t the case with the three
strikes law.
emphasised the law makes sense. “As such, we’ll be continuing discussions on
Speaking to The Indian Weekender Mr Sidhu South Auckland, who only wants to be known three strikes law. the broad range of options to make sure that our
said, “The provision of three warnings gives as Mr Narula told the Indian Weekender that he Mr Bakshi was at seniors and National
criminal justice system is keeping our whole
ample opportunity to serious offenders to either was not confident about the government’s move party volunteers meeting, in Papatoetoe, when
society as safe as possible.
reform themselves or face consequences of to repeal three strikes law. The Indian Weekender spoke to him about the
“The current system clearly isn’t sufficient
their actions. “The decision to repeal this law would government’s decision to withdraw the matter
and change is required.”
have sent a wrong signal to those who indulge from cabinet discussion.
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Reforming our criminal justice system


Priyanca Radhakrishnan
Labour Party List MP

A
quote, often attributed to eminent
scientist Albert Einstein, defines
insanity as doing the same thing
over and over again and expecting a different
Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis
outcome. That is the space we’ve been in
as a nation for decades when it comes to our areas and specialist police who will focus on
justice sector. organised crime, which is at the root of many
Over the past 30 years, successive of the violent attacks on shops we have seen in
Governments have pursued justice policies and recent years.
shaped public discourse around the idea that we Recently, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis
should be locking up more people and giving announced that the coalition government
them tougher, longer sentences. Unfortunately, will build a world-leading high security
this approach has not led to a reduction in substance abuse issues. Many prisoners come prison at Waikeria, setting a new direction for
In 2016 the from highly dysfunctional homes that often Corrections in New Zealand while ditching
offending – in fact, our violent criminal
offending is going up and our prison population Department of involve domestic violence. A 2017 study found the American-style mega prison planned by
Corrections found that over 50 per cent of prisoners have been the previous National Government. The prison
is ballooning.
subjected to domestic violence or sexual abuse will include a first-of-its-kind in New Zealand
Justice Minister Hon Andrew Little’s vision that more than 90 in their past. mental health facility to address the high rate
is to reform the criminal justice system to one
per cent of our prison This Government is serious about eliminating of mental health issues prevalent in the prison
that addresses the drivers of crime – so that we
family and sexual violence. To that end and for population.
are not just locking up more people for longer population have the first time ever internationally, we have a New Zealand is safer when the most violent
just because it sounds good - while also holding suffered from mental new position dedicated to that area of work – offenders are locked away. However, prison
offenders to account and ensuring protections Jan Logie is the Parliamentary Undersecretary is also a place where offenders should be
for victims of crime. We need to be clear that
health or substance
(Family and Sexual Violence) to the Minister rehabilitated, not trained by other prisoners to
it’s not about excusing offending. It’s about abuse issues of Justice. Her role is dedicated to ensuring become more hardened criminals.
increasing community safety and doing what that Government delivers a strong, cohesive, Minister Little’s approach has been lauded
works – not what sounds good. consistent cross-agency programme of work as the boldest move in criminal justice reform
There will always be a small group of focused on the elimination of family and sexual since former Justice Minister Ralph Hanan
violent offenders who lack empathy and need violence. abolished the death penalty in the face of
to be behind bars. However, research tells know that addressing those underlying issues is significant opposition in 1961. It is his focus on
As part of our commitment to improving
likely to divert them away from a life of crime. doing what works – not what is more popular
us that there is a large group of people who community safety, this Government has
In 2016 the Department of Corrections - that will ultimately lead to a meaningful,
have various underlying problems, such as committed to fund1800 more police. These
found that more than 90 per cent of our prison sustainable reduction in offending and keep our
mental health, family violence and addiction numbers will be split between community
population have suffered from mental health or communities safer.
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Bhartiya Samaj elders perform a


skit on Elder Abuse Awareness Kiwi-Indian footballer
Sarpreet Singh shines in
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¡¡ SANDEEP SINGH swung into action and set up a beautiful ball for Moses

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Dyer, who got the ball inside India’s goal, and closing
ineteen-year-old Kiwi-Indian Sarpreet Singh what is arguably New Zealand’s best performance in
has won hearts and accolades alike, in the the tournament so far.
All Whites’ recent tour of India for the four Earlier, Sarpreet Singh was also instrumental in All
nations Hero Intercontinental Cup. Whites victory against Chinese Taipei on Tuesday,
Sarpreet Singh plays for Wellington Phoenix. June 5.
¡¡ RIZWAN MOHAMMAD Recently All Whites were in Mumbai playing The All Whites’ hopes to reach the final was
This raises certain questions of elder
against, Kenya, Chinese Taipei and hosts India in the

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mistreatment in several communities vanquished when Kenya was able to demolish Chinese
early 300 seniors, that needs to be reported to the relevant Hero Intercontinental Cup, where they eventually Taipei with a three-goal margin – a prerequisite for
parliamentarians, local authority. have to bow out of the tournament following Kenya’s Kenya’s entry into final over New Zealand on better
council members and Jeet and Roopa Suchdev from thumping of Chinese Taipei by the three-goal margin. goal rate and better head-on-head record.
community leaders showed up at the Bhartiya Samaj pledged to render every The All Whites had delivered their best performance
World Elder Abuse Awareness Week support to their seniors and continue to of the HERO Intercontinental Cup, defeating Sarpreet Singh
event conducted by Bhartiya Samaj engage them in different events and tournament hosts India 2-1, on Thursday, June 7, in hot
Charitable Trust at Mt Roskill War activities.
Memorial Hall on Saturday, June 9. and humid conditions in Mumbai.
“I acknowledge the work and service The winning goal came in the 86th minute when
The community leaders’ of Bhartiya Samaj towards the senior
overwhelming presence at the Bhartiya Moses Dyer – a late second-half substitute netted the
members of the community, it is
Samaj’s Elder Abuse Awareness Day overwhelming,” MP for Mt Roskill, ball after receiving a pass from Sarpreet Singh, who
showed the commitment of the leaders Michael Wood said at the event. is easily New Zealand’s most stand-out player of the
towards elder abuse awareness in the Parliamentarians Michael tournament so far.
community. Honorary Consul of India Wood, Kanwaljit Bakshi, Priyanca It was the first international goal for Moses Dyer,
Bhav Dhillon called the seniors to Radhakrishnan, Puketapapa Auckland who plays for Manukau United in New Zealand.
celebrate the day for they are the pillars Police District Commander Karyn However, it was Sarpreet Singh, who made waves
of the community and appealed them Malthus, Constable Mandeep Kaur, in India – a country where both his parents were born

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report to the relevant authorities if they Puketapapa Local Board Chairperson – through his midfield domination and attacking game. orn to Indian-born parents, Sarpreet Singh had
face any degree of abuse. Mr. Harry Doig, members Shail
Mr Dhillon applauded the spirit In a remarkable display of soccer-skills, Singh was lived in Auckland, before his exemplary soccer-
Kaushal, Ella Kumar, Ms Anne- Marie skills took him to capital Wellington.
of the seniors for being active in the Coury, Honorary Consul of Fiji Harish instrumental in setting up both the goals with timely
community work and events and passes. First, it was in the 49th minute, when Singh His soccer skills have brought him to limelight with
Lodhia, GOPIO President Ms. Shefali
commended the efforts of Bhartiya Mehta, Managing Director Bank threaded a delicate pass through to Andre De Jong, who many experts predicting his meteoric rise in the soccer
Samaj, its volunteers and patrons for of Baroda Mr Anupam Srivastava, netted his first international goal, which was also an world only a matter of time.
hosting regular events for the seniors Bhartiya Mandir President Mr Hemant equaliser for the All Whites. The teenager received financial support and
and providing them with any support Prashar, and patrons and supporters of Earlier, the hosts India had surged into the lead in mentorship from New Zealand captain Winston Reid.
they needed. Bhartiya Samaj attended the event. Former New Zealand captain Winston Reid had
the 47th minute sending the full-house Mumbai crowd
Three seniors from the community The event focused on conveying its played an instrumental role in supporting Sarpreet’s
took to the stage by performing a skit in a frenzy, which was however short-lived for two
vital message to the seniors, which was minutes. The stadium was stunned when Sarpreet dream of pursuing professional football.
revealing the passive, yet different sorts to speak up if they are being treated
of abuse some seniors are subjected Singh – Andre-De Jong duo brought an equaliser. It was scholarship support from Winston Reid that
unfair and stand up and against elder financed Sarpreet’s move from Auckland to Wellington.
to at times by their own children. abuse in the community. Towards the late second half, Sarpreet Singh again

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Don’t fix what isn’t broken


Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi
National Party List MP

I
t appears that the Labour led coalition
doesn’t think so. It believes in being
ideological rather than being pragmatic
with its policy making.
The only issue is such policy making is paid
for by the New Zealand tax payer and its affects
too are felt on the New Zealand tax payer.
The Labour led
In my columns earlier I have discussed the
number of working groups that the Labour led Government’s miserable
coalition has put together. I have also discussed handling of the three
the countless policy decisions that they are strikes legislation is
keen to reverse without due consideration be it
another example of
charter schools or immigration or banning oil
exploration despite strong advice not to do so policy making based on
The Labour led Government’s miserable ideology
handling of the three strikes legislation is
another example of policy making based on
ideology.
This is seriously concerning because it
The Justice Minister made up his mind that
means the Government has no idea what kind
safety and security of New Zealanders was
of people it will be letting out when it goes
not something he and this Government take ahead with softening our bail, sentencing and
seriously.  The Justice Minister had to then back parole laws.
down however, now we have the acting Prime For a Government so focused on ‘justice
Minister saying that this Government may once reform’, it appears to know very little about the
again look at axing the three strikes legislation. need to take our safety seriously
It is clear that New Zealand is in the hands of This incompetent and bumbling Government
people who make decisions on the fly, without should spend less time lying to the public about
any expert advice or consultation. the make-up of our prison population and more
The flow on effect of axing the well- time on protecting New Zealanders.
researched and consulted three strikes policy Regardless of what Labour and NZ First say
will be seen on loosening up of our bail, it is only National which has been and continues
sentencing and parole laws. to be tough on crime and puts victims first.

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Iftar at Police Station a Telangana Association hosts


milestone for Counties iftar for the community
Manukau Police ¡¡ RIZWAN MOHAMMAD

T
he Telangana Association
of New Zealand
¡¡ RIZWAN MOHAMMAD
welcomed the Muslim


This iftar event is history in and the wider community on
the making as it is a first for Friday, June 8, for an Iftar party
New Zealand Police and in in Mt Roskill.
fact in Australasia (I stand to be Iftar is conducted at sunset
corrected) that Police at a Police when Muslims open their fast
Station is hosting an Iftar,” with fruits after a long day
says Sergeant Gurpreet Arora of abstinence from food and
of Counties Manukau Police water. It is the most crucial part
for hosting an iftar event at the of a believing Muslim who is
station. observing fast when they gather
Counties Manukau hosted a with their family and friends and
momentous iftar for over 100
share a meal on one table.
members of the community on
“Telangana is home to ‘Ganga
Thursday, June 7 at the station.
Jamuna Tehzeeb’ (a culture of
The event started with a brief
communal harmony) and our
message by Counties Manukau
West area commander Inspector Association in New Zealand
hosted this Daawat-e-iftar for our brothers,” prayer was conducted by the Imam and
Naila Hassan, who considers Haleem, and Biryani was served as dinner.
acknowledging her religion was a challenge President of TANZ Kalyan Rao Kasuganti told
The Indian Weekender. TANZ on June 2, hosted and celebrated its
after joining the force.
“To show solidarity with the Muslim fourth State Formation Day at Mt Eden War
Female police officers joined the iftar
event draped in a traditional Muslim head community of the Auckland, TANZ hosted A Memorial Hall and dedicated the event to the
scarf and watched the Imam, Race Relations grand feast for iftar at Hyderabadi Kitchen, martyrs of the state who laid their lives for the
Representative and community leaders speak inside Tulja Centre, Mt Roskill. formation of the independent state.
about the big milestone counties Manukau “The menu for the evening included fruits, “The Telangana Association of New Zealand
Police achieved. Imam of Al-Mustafa Jamia Masjid in Otahuhu traditional and most celebrated dish Haleem has been hosting Iftar parties for the community
“The objective of the event is to promote Imam Haji Abdul Shafeez lead the evening and Hyderabadi Biryani, and Kheer as a dessert during Ramadan since its formation of the
inclusiveness, celebrate diversity and strengthen ‘Maghrib’ prayer after a brief iftar served to the Association in three years ago.
for the community members,” Mr Kasuganti
our relationship and cooperation with the guests. Haji Abdul Shafeez made a dua for the added. “The Association has been giving equal
Muslim Community,” Sergeant Gurpreet Arora community and asked for the blessings of the
told The Indian Weekender. The iftar was attended by more than 50 importance to and officially celebrating the
entire community on this auspicious month of
Race Relations Representative Rakesh members of the Muslim and non-muslim major festivals of all religions, to promote
Ramadan.
Naidoo commended the work of the Muslim community along with other religious and communal harmony in the Community. This
Post iftar, guests were served with a dinner
community in New Zealand and acknowledged where police officers and guests interacted with community leaders. Post breaking the fast with practice will continue in the future,” Kalyan
the diversity the community brings to the light snack and fruits, the evening Maghrib
each other. Rao Kasuganti said.
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¡¡ SANDEEP SINGH unknowns, between, and amongst around religion, faith and negativity

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the Islamic calendar. undoubtedly a cherished goal. for a peaceful and dignified life,
Pearl of the Islands Foundation Quick preparation of what to regardless of ethnicity, faith and
(PIF) a non-profit charitable expect in such home iftar dinner nationality in this country.
organisation established by mainly had set up the expectation that one were present on the occasion, right at pursuing a career, shaping kid’s life
New Zealanders of Turkish descent
Did mission accomplish or
should look forward to engaging the time of breaking fast time. and including practising their faith,
in 2006 – has been organising home in first-hand cultural exchange and After the initial exchange of did not seem altogether alien.
not?
Iftar dinners for over a decade.
This year, The Indian Weekender
consequent dialogue arising from the
many commonalities, after joining
pleasantries, the family and their
guests opened their fasts followed
In fact, things inside their
household sound very similar to any
T o gauge whether the mission
was accomplished or not, if
there was supposed to be a mission
team was invited for one of the with them in breaking fast moment. by an evening prayer, and everyone other normal Kiwi household.
private iftar dinners hosted by a at all, would be slightly challenging,
On top of that according to PIF’s was shoved immediately towards
Muslim family from the PIF. Highlighting depending upon how we choose to
own admission, the purpose behind the dining table to do the most
While most people would have commonalities in our define the mission at the first place.
such engagement in NZ was not anticipated thing of the evening –
experienced going to public or However, a small casual
only to facilitate understanding having a sumptuous meal. culture conversation that we had with our
O
community iftar dinner events, or to of the Islamic faith and culture After breaking fast with customary ur dinner table conversations
iftar dinners hosted by one’s friends host’s son, Murad, about his soccer
but also to enhance the Muslim dates and water, a warm and delicious meandered from initial
and colleagues in one’s lifetime, not match earlier in the day would suffice
community’s sense of belonging and Turkish soup was served as a starter, inquisitiveness about each other’s
everyone could be expected to have to say it all.
its contribution to NZ society and the feast began, with slow and countries of origin and culture,
experienced going to a private iftar The boy was basking in the glory
Armed with this divine awareness steady servings of different cuisines and interestingly agreed to one
dinner hosted by an unknown family, of netting three goals in his local
our team headed for Ramadan iftar of Turkish food. commonality, although not much in
which is from a different culture, and club match earlier in the day and
dinner on Sunday, June 10. An acknowledgement of the public attention – that in our cultures,
supposedly for reasons not entirely contributing in his team’s victory.
richness of the food served, and and by some generalised extension,
known to the guests – at least for Did we learn something Probably there is nothing better
warmth of our hosts and their guests in most cultures around the world –
this writer this was a first such new? to accentuate the boy’s sense of
will not be excessive at all. over-feeding our guests was the only

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experience. ur hosts for the evening were belongingness to this country, and
However, what is more, important barometer of excellent hospitality.
A large number of people are a Turkish family, viz, Nail needs to be celebrated without any
is a glimpse inside a Muslim It is to say that everyone in the
believed to feel some fear when Umur – a mathematics teacher in prejudice or bias.
household from a distant cultural- room had some fond memories of
exposed to everything unknown – an Auckland school, his wife Emine It is a responsibility for all
region. their families back in their countries
be it a person, an idea, technology, Umur, who also works part-time of us to ensure that the sense of
Unsurprisingly, there was nothing of origin, about over-feeding their
religion, culture or anything else in in education, son Murad and father belongingness cultivated by kids of
new. guests, something they fancy in their
our day-to-day lives. Zafar. different ethnicities and religion,
Everything in their day to day new country of residence.
In that respect, the purpose of The evening began with our warm lives, as simple as the motivation who chose to call New Zealand as
Such innocuous conversations
such private iftar dinners is precisely welcome by Nail and his family and behind migration to NZ, struggles their new home, is nurtured and
made a perfect setting for exchanges
to tear apart such perceived fear of few close friends from the PIF, who of building a life in the new country, on more serious and complex issues strengthened without fail.

wishes
Eid Mubarak
May the auspicious occasion of Eid, bless you with peace
and bring joy to your heart and home. Eid Mubarak!
Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust serving the community for the last 22 years:
• Multicultural Playgroup( 0 to 5 yrs) • Culturally Appropriate rest Home
• Bimonthly Senior Citizens Meet • Annual Summer Camp In January
• Weekly Language and Cultural Classes • Computer and English Language Classes
• Migrant Settlement & Support Services • Social Services

New Zealand Telugu Association is Board Members


serving the community creating awareness
and celebrating the culture, language and
success of the Telugu community
in New Zealand

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The Indian Weekender Friday, June 15, 2018 NEW ZEALAND 11

EID’UL FITR MESSAGE Cookery and


FROM FIANZ hospitality students
¡¡ HAZIM ARAFEH wow stakeholders at
Ignite Colleges
PRESIDENT, FIANZ

A
ll praises be to Allah Azza Wa Jall for his
infinite mercy and immeasurable blessings to
all of us to celebrate yet another Eid together ¡¡ IWK BUREAU

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as one community in an environment which is peaceful outh Auckland was treated
and harmonious. to a culinary celebration
On behalf of FIANZ, I would like to take this on June 12, as Manukau’s
opportunity to wish everyone “Eid Mubarak. Kullu Ignite Colleges opened its doors to
Aamathum Bi Khair”. showcase its first-class cookery and
We devoted with sincerity, dedication and above hospitality training.
all, piousness, to observe fasting in the month of The event drew a crowd of around
Ramadhan. The month was so special that Muslims all 75 stakeholders, including employers,
over the world observed it with sanctity and reverence school careers counsellors, members
it deserved. of the NZ Chefs Association and
Ramadhan taught us to be compassionate and even award-winning chefs, all keen
charitable and for us to exercise tolerance and be to see Ignite’s students in action.
They weren’t disappointed.
forgiving to our families and friends. Ramadhan
blessings and to seek forgiveness from Him. It is also Level 3 cookery students whipped
also strengthened our faith and gave us the much
an auspicious day for us to forgive the shortcomings up a storm in Ignite’s state-of-the-
need impetus to perform more good deeds of social
of our family members and friends and strengthen our art commercial training kitchens,
responsibility at the same time expressing our gratitude
bonds. treating guests to innovative and
to Allah Almighty.
In New Zealand, we are fortunate that as a minority contemporary fare such as Korean
The Holy Qur’an states those who do more good group, the Muslims of New Zealand can celebrate the shiso leaves and chicken liver
deeds during the blessed month of Ramadan, will receive Eid’ul Fitr with family and friends in the climate of peace with coffee caviar. Meanwhile light on the world-class facilities and
more rewards than usual. Almighty Allah Subhaanahu and tranquility. Let us use our triumph of Ramadhan to Level 3 and 4 hospitality students training delivered at Ignite Colleges.
Wa Ta’ala has also promised His mercy, forgiveness and strengthen our resolve to be good example of a united demonstrated their front-of-house “The evening was about thanking
the saving from hellfire to all Muslims as a reward for community that steadfastly upholds the Islamic faith, skills with impeccable customer our stakeholders for their ongoing
fasting in Ramadhan and performing good deeds. yet is progressive, adaptive and inclusive. service, and delicious cocktails support and celebrating the success
Our acts of charity and compassion should go beyond Let us seek Allah Almighty’s guidance to lead us and coffees. Guests even got to try and talent of our students.”
the holy month of Ramadhan. This is the true Islamic on the right path, the path of peace and brotherhood. Ignite Colleges’ newly-brewed Irish To find out more about the
spirit by which we radiate blessings to all humanity. A’meen. chocolate craft beer. employment-focussed training on
Eid’ul Fitr is culmination of devotion, sacrifice and Jazak Allahu Khairan Ignite Colleges’ Managing offer at Ignite Colleges go to ignite.
sharing with one another. This is an occasion to offer Wassalaam Director, Rosanne Graham, said it ac.nz
our gratitude to Allah Azza Wa Jall for bestowing us His •• was a great opportunity to shine a ••
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The Islamic Op-shop sells different clothing
and prayer items and the amount raised is further
donated to a charitable cause in the community.
“Jannah Road Charity now in its fourth year
and it continues to serve our local community
with a passionate focus on those in need
especially families with children, poverty, and
helping refugees,” Yousuf Moorad, Chairman
of Jannah Road Charity Trust told The Indian
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children, attar, kitchen and housewares, etc. contribute for a good cause.
“We run regular kids competitions. The latest competition TAP link: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/temporary-
focused on Ramadan with a drawing competition for the accommodation-project
children aged eight and ten, choosing and explaining a Hadith “We have continued to work hard for our Hajj sponsorship
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Telangana Rastra
Samithi observe fourth
State Formation Day
¡¡ IWK BUREAU

T
elangana Rastra
Samithi New
Zealand (TRS NZ)
branch celebrated its fourth
‘Telangana State Formation
Day on a grand scale on
Sunday, June 10.
The Supporters paid
rich tributes to Professor
Jayashankar and those who
laid down their lives for the
cause of separate Telangana state. TRS NZ
set free 40 doves to mark the freedom for
Telangana and conveyed their wishes for
Chief Minister Kalakunta Chandrasekhar
Rao’s (KCR) success in the Indian National
Politics by setting up a Federal Front.

“We are very fortunate to have a legendary


leader like KCR part of this historic Telangana
movement and being NRIs we always showed
our solidarity to our Leader. We thank KCR
for leading this peaceful movement and giving
us an opportunity to be part of it. Also, we are
fortunate to see the state formation”.
He assured he would continue efforts to
transform the State into “Golden Telangana,”
TRS NZ President Vijayabhaskar Reddy
Kosna said at the event. He also appealed all
the supporters to spread the word about KCR’s
Federal Front Formation.
TRS NZ Honorary Chairperson Kalyan Rao
Kasuganti praised the four-year rule of KCR
led government in Telangana and General
Secretary Narsinga Rao Enaganti introduced
two new committee members viz Rajeshwari
Kondagari and Varun Rao Mechineni. Vice-
presidents Jagan Reddy Vodnala and Rama
Rao Rachakonda Congratulated everyone
on the occasion of state formation day. Arun
Prakash Reddy expressed his happiness over
reviving tanks and construction of new water
projects like Kaleshwaram.
TRS NZ women’s affairs chairperson and
Brand Telangana founder Sunitha Vijay said
that apart from not just meant to celebrate
the events; we have taken up initiative
through Brand Telangana for the welfare
and development activities for the benefit of
skilled garment makers.
TRS NZ President Vijayabhaskar Reddy
Kosna announced that Sunitha Vijay’s selfless
service motto won the hearts of Rajanna
Sircilla District Weavers. A skilled Weaver
Hariprasad from the same district sent her a
model spinning wheel (charkha) and a saree
which fits through a ring on behalf of weavers
which was presented to her.
Members Sunitha Vijay, Sridevi Krishna
Pusarla, Varsha Reddy Patlolla, Sheethal
Allam, Laxmi Kasuganti, Vijetha Rao
Yachamaneni, Swetha Patlori, Gresham
Kasuganti, Sejal Enaganti, Kiran Kumar
Pokala were recognised for their support and
announced as the official brand ambassadors
for Brand Telangana and presented them with
medals.
14 NEW ZEALAND Friday, June 15, 2018 The Indian Weekender

Gurudwara Singh Telugu Association of


Sabha Christchurch has South Island organises
a new home now its winter meet
¡¡ THE PREMISES LOCATED AT FERRY ROAD WAS OPENED ¡¡ DETAILS OF
TO THE PUBLIC LAST SATURDAY SEVERAL UPCOMING
INITIATIVES WERE
the City Council, which ALSO SHARED
was taking some time. DURING THE EVENT

S
But suddenly, like a god- tarted in 2006 with a
send, these premises, small group of about
being used by the Korean 50 people, the Telugu
Church of Christchurch Association of South Island
became available, when New Zealand (TasiNZ)
that organisation shifted organised its annual Winter
to Avonhead. So the Meet on June 9. There were
Society bought it in fun games, even an indoor
April this year, and here cricket match, housie, food,
we are two months later, and felicitation of few Indian community
at Gurudwara Singh members, including a young Telugu girl from participated in a few ethnic cultural shows as

A
fter years of insurance limbo, and Sabha Christchurch’s new home.” Christchurch, Nishitha Maarka, who has won well.
operating from temporary premises, Meanwhile, the Society has made extensive several tennis tournaments in Australia and “We provide Telugu classes and tutoring
Gurudwara Singh Sabha Christchurch, plans to renovate the newest Gurudwara in New Zealand recently. for those that are interested in learning the
language. One of the commendable actions
which is managed by the New Zealand Sikh Christchurch over the next one year. “We During the event, the organisers also shared
by us is, this year we are going to donate the
Society, South Island (Inc.), finally got a new will put in carpets, domes, and modernise the some details about what TasiNZ has been doing
membership fees to Rainbow Homes, a charity
home last Saturday. kitchen a bit. The living quarters at the back of over the past several years for the benefit of
organization back in India, as a way of giving
Visibly happy and all praise for the efforts the Gurudwara, which will host those managing the wider community. Rajeshwar Peddisetti, back to our mother land,” he added.
of everyone involved in “finally making this the day-to-day affairs, will be bettered too.” Mr Secretary of TasiNZ, noted, “We have always Going forward, TasiNZ has planned several
happen”, Harjit Singh, one of the ten trustees Singh also shared his Society’s plan to organise been active in helping the community. After the initiatives to further support the Indian
of the Society said, “After our original building weekly Punjabi classes for children within the 2011 earthquake, the community became much community in Christchurch.
was destroyed in the 2010/2011 earthquakes, we Gurudwara premises very soon. closer and we are now a registered organization. “The first one is to establish a career
Last year our association came forward to give guidance centre to help job seekers, as we all
have looked at various options. In the meantime, In the meantime, devotees and the wider
both financial and moral support to a Telugu are well aware of how difficult it is to find a
we have operated from the temporary premises community in Christchurch, can participate in
family who were unfortunately involved with job here. The current members of TasiNZ
of Landsdowne Terrace. A site at Stanmore the daily Sri Sukhmani Sahib Path and kirtans;
an accident. The association has also provided come from diverse work backgrounds and are
Road was also identified, and we were in the as well as langars, which would be organised
travel assistance to older people and young a varied bunch of people including students,
process of getting all resource consents from every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. families in the community. Other contributions engineers, doctors, research scholars, poets,
include helping families to settle in Christchurch dentists, chefs, accountants, business analysts,
and providing guidance for job seekers.” professional dancers and more. The upcoming
“One of the highlights of the association is employment guidance centre will link job
how it has always recognised young talent and seekers to other community members in New
encouraged artists to reach their goal. Several Zealand by providing the job seekers a good
cultural performances have been showcased reference and possible leads.”
throughout the years at the many events held by Other future initiatives will include
us, including classical dances, western dances, organising sports tournaments, Indian cooking
singing, skits, and much more. Some artists workshops, and a special event to honour the
have performed traditional dances outside of teachers from among the Indian community of
Electorate Office: community events at old age homes and have Christchurch, Mr Peddisetti added.

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or the first-time ever, Christchurch
Papatoetoe: Maather Sangam ladies netball team
took part in the Hamilton Fiji Netball
YouthLine Building,
Tournament. Katherine Singh, who is the team
145 St George Street, manager said, “Not only did our team won a
Friday mornings match during the event held in the first week of
June in Hamilton, we also won the best dressed
9.30am to 12pm trophy. This is the first time we participated in
the tournament, and the entire Fiji community
Otahuhu: of Christchurch is very proud of our girls.”
Hamilton Fiji, which is an organization formed
Otahuhu Town Hall, in 2015, organises an annual netball tournament
10 -12 High Street in Hamilton. “Players who are from a Fijian
Monday mornings decent or have any connections to Fiji can play.
This tournament is a fun event to get the Fijian
9am to 12pm and Indian community together,” says the
organization describing the tournament.
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SENIORS IN MIGRANT COMMUNITIES CAN BE


MORE VULNERABLE TO ELDER ABUSE
SANDEEP SINGH majority of members in the community look

S
eniors in migrant communities can sadly after their elderly quite well.
Nilima Venkat and Naveed Ahmed
be more vulnerable to elder abuse. Yet elder abuse does happen and the from Shanti Niwas
With Elder Abuse Awareness Week community cannot afford to shy away from
coming up on June 15-22, it is a timely its responsibility to prevent and mitigate elder
reminder to ensure seniors in our communities abuse as and when it happens.
are safe, secure, and free from any abuse – be it Shanti Niwas Charitable Trust is one such
emotional, psychological, financial or physical. organisation among others, which was formed
Although social workers and community in 1994 to deal with issues of senior citizens
organisations working within the Kiwi- who were migrating to New Zealand.
Indian community, in the field of elder abuse Speaking to The Indian Weekender, Nilima
prevention and mitigation, believes that Venkat, General Manager, Shanti Niwas

Charitable Trust said a lot of elder abuse issues


in our community emanates from living in the
isolation in a new country with little support.
“When immigration was opened in those
days, families brought their parents with
them to NZ.
“However families were busy in settling
down in a new country and solving issues like
jobs, home, and education of their children.
Consulate of India Thus parents faced much isolation.
Auckland “With isolation, come many problems like
emotional and mental health issues,” Mrs
Venkat said.
Shanti Niwas started then to address that
need at that time, where several day programs
were run to support seniors.
“Since then Shanti Niwas has grown into a
big organisation where we run several services
and provide professional services to our
elderly,” Ms Venkat said.
Khushi – An elder abuse and neglect
prevention service Shanti Niwas has been
running an elder abuse and neglect prevention
service called Khushi since 2012.
Naveed Ahmed, a registered social worker
who delivers the Khusi service for Shanti
Niwas Charitable Trust, told about different

Mega Celebration of types of abuse that seniors in our community


might experience.
“Generally there are four or five types of elder

4th International Day of Yoga abuse – physical, emotional, psychological and


financial.
“Fortunately we do not have to deal with a

at Mahatma Gandhi Centre large number of physical abuse cases.


“Financial abuse is something we deal with
a lot with seniors in our migrant community.
145 New North Rd, Eden Terrace, Auckland Speaking further about the delivery of
Khushi service, Mr Ahmad said, “As a part of
Time: 9.30am to 11.30am Date Sunday, 24 June 2018 Khushi service, as soon as we receive a phone
Please bring Yoga mat. Refreshment: Juice, tea & snacks will be available free call about a tip or report of elder abuse, we try
to make a home visit as soon as possible.”
“We check if there are any safety concerns.
If any concerns then we educate the person
Contact: Kamu Patel / Narendra Bhana about what to do and whom to contact and we
provide them with all contact details.
E-mail: kamu_patel@hotmail.com / president@aiai.org.nz “Fortunately we do not receive many calls
related to physical abuse.
“In all other, no emergency calls we strive
Supported by: to work professionally by ensuring full
confidentiality to our clients, and work with the
families and other service providers and support
agencies wherever possible,” Mr Ahmad said.
Emphasising further on the importance of
working together with the families, wherever
possible, Mrs Venkat said, “We understand
that in our Indian community keeping families
together is also a cherished goal, so we try to
balance and be inclusive as much as possible.”
The Shanti Niwas Trust is organising an
event Khushi Day to raise awareness in the
community.
Date: Saturday 16th June 2018 
Venue: Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 
Time:  11.00am – 2.00pm.
More details about the delivery of Khushi
service by Shanti Niwas Charitable Trust
office @consulateofindia.in / 09 6366306 is available at www.shantiniwas.org.nz or
(09) 6221010.
16 NEW ZEALAND Friday, June 1 5, 2018 The Indian Weekender

“I TRAIN CHEFS TO BECOME


CULINARY CHAMPIONS”: PBRS TUTOR
IWK BUREAU IWK: Tell us about the focus you put

A
into your classes for the culinary cham-
s many would agree, cooking is an art, pionships?
and one needs years of perseverance, RB: I inspire my students with my own
learning and hard work to perfect their experience as I am an immigrant myself, who
culinary skills. This learning process requires has been able to settle down successfully with
more than just one mind, perhaps, a mentor, a hard work and perseverance, I identify different
teacher who guides and polishes the trainee into learning needs of students and use various tools
becoming a prodigy. like practical demonstrations, culinary tours,
One such mentor, we speak here is Rajaji on the job training to develop an understanding
Balakrishnan, a chef from India now working as of the subject being taught.For the culinary
a tutor at Professional Business and Restaurant championships, I identify potential students at
School in Auckland. an early stage and start grooming their skills as
Mr Balakrishnan carries 18 years of competition requires students to have a more
experience in the hospitality industry, having professional mindset where they are not scared
worked with multiple 5-Star hotel chains both of challenges and performing under pressure.
in India and New Zealand, Taj Group, Royal
Meridian to name a few. IWK: Why the Chef Associa-
Mr Balakrishnan is serious and passionate tion Competition is key to
about his work imparting the knowledge and student achievement?
experience he has gained in the industry to RB: Besides the award,
the next generation of culinary champions. students learn essential
He teaches and mentors students at PBRS and values such as being
prepares them for various national and inter- organised, learning to My mother’s great work RB: Definitely, the success in culinary
school culinary competitions. think on their feet, time inspired me to take up championships is very motivating not only
In a conversation with The Indian Weekender, management, resource culinary as a career. for us tutors but also for students as they get
Mr Balakrishnan shares his passion for food management, and more
national level recognition at such an early stage
and teaching the students about cooking. importantly teamwork and IWK: What is teaching
in the career which motivates us to create the
all these skills are necessary for cooking to you?
IWK: Why did you choose PBRS as your RB: As a professional, I same opportunity for our students every year.
professional success.
school to teach cooking? personally believe that you have to IWK: Where do see the future of PBRS
Mr Balakrishnan: I got an opportunity to IWK: Who do you look up to when find-
pass on your knowledge and skills to the next
work in PBRS in 2015 and I was given a lot ing your idol/champion and why did and how do you see yourself in it?
generation only then the industry will have a RB: With Auckland and overall New
of support to settle in as a tutor, the freedom you choose this career?
better future, As a tutor, it is very gratifying to Zealand culinary industry growing at such
to develop my skills as well and the scope RB: My mother is my inspiration. I belong
see young students who come with no culinary a rapid pace, I believe we will need a lot of
for professional development is unparalleled to a bigfamily where cooking was done for at
knowledge and leave you as professionals who educated and trained chefs. I believe the school
here. The key ingredient that makes this job least ten to 15 members every day, and I used
can cook for a living.
exciting is the students who come from varied to be fascinated by how many different dishes will continue to grow and as a tutor, I will play
backgrounds and in a way challenge our can be made from simple ingredients, the time IWK: PBRS students won the national a significant role in this development, teaching
knowledge and experience by handing over management skills and the ability by which and regional championships; how has more students to be professionals to face the
their future to us. fresh and tasty food was prepared every day. this motivated you? challenges of the industry.

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YOGA SESSIONS FOCUS ON NCDS, BATTLE AGAINST DIABETES


T
he International Day of Yoga Saturday morning at My Suva Park
celebration this year will starting at 7.30am.
focus on non-communicable “We were glad to see a lot of
diseases, especially the battle people turn up for the yoga session
gainst diabetes. this morning, which is a build-up for
The Indian High Commissioner the celebration,” Mr Sapkal said.
to Fiji, Vishvas Sapkal, during “This year yoga sessions are
the yoga session at the My Suva focusing on the fight against non-
Park in Nasese, in the capital city communicable diseases (NCDs),
highlighted that the International Day especially diabetes.
of Yoga would be celebrated to fight “Diabetes can be prevented and
against diabetes. cured by following some specific
The theme for the "This yoga sessions.
celebration in Fiji year yoga “The celebration is in support of
is “Yoga to Fight sessions are focusing the Ministry of Health and Medical
Diabetes”. on the fight against Services.
Mr Sapkal said non-communicable “More than 60 people were present
diabetes could be diseases (NCDs), at the session, including Member of
prevented and cured especially Parliament.
diabetes."
through various steps of Members of public participated during the Yoga session held at My Suva Park in Nasese on June 9, 2018. Photo: Indian "We invite all members of the
Yoga, which would be taught High Commission
public to attend the Yoga session,
by experts during the celebration on The Indian High Commission is six other Pacific Island countries Mr Sapkal said the commission which is free, It is for their benefit
June 24 at My Suva Park. organising the celebration in Fijiand under its jurisdiction. was conducting Yoga sessions every and better health conditions.”

Fiji aims to achieve a


Indian High Commission to celebrate yoga on June 21

T
he International Day for yoga will be
celebrated on June 21.

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The director for Indian Cultural
Centre, Kishan Lal Kanojik, said; “The United
Nations General Assembly has declared 21st
June 2015 as International Day for yoga.”
The main purpose behind the celebration
is to let the world understand the benefits and
importance of yoga, he said.
“The High Commission of India in Suva will hand gesture used in Hindu and Buddhist
be organising International Day for yoga in Fiji ceremonies and statuary, and in Indian dance
with its six accredited countries – Cook Islands, – under the expert guidance of a yoga expert
Kiribati, Nauru, Tong, Tuvalu and Vanuatu,’ he said. The High Commission of India is
he said. The event is expected to include items organising the main event in Lautoka at the
like pre-selected yoga exercises by participants, Girmit Centre where a large number of people
light yoga exercise and mudras – a symbolic are expected to take part.

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T
he contrasting events that transpired in the cities of Quebec and Qingdao over the weekend
signalled the immediacy of the changing world order. This week in New Zealand’s history
At the meeting of the Group of Seven (G7) advanced nations in Quebec, Trump went
beyond expectations in ensuring that multilateralism sees its early demise while some 10,000 15 June 1959
kilometres away in the coastal city of Qingdao, new beginnings were made at the Shanghai Chinese gooseberry becomes kiwifruit
Cooperation Organisation (SCO) as if to negate all that was undone across the Pacific. The prominent produce company Turners and Growers announced that it would from now on
It is evident that Trump attended the G7 in protest. export Chinese gooseberries as ‘kiwifruit’. Introduced to this country in 1904, kiwifruit are now
He made no amends with his allies over escalating tariff wars but, instead, upped his threats. He cultivated worldwide, with New Zealand-grown fruit marketed as ‘Zespri’.
arrived late for meetings, lashed out at other leaders and left early.
He even pulled out of the joint statement and later berated his hosts over Twitter. After the 18 June 1932
meeting of Trump with Kim Jong-un, the US might be on better terms with North Korea by the
end of this week than it is with its allies.
Long-distance walker Esther James reaches Bluff
The Aucklander, a well-connected former model, had left Spirits Bay in the Far North on 3
By isolating himself so completely, Trump has possibly killed the G7 as the US was the power
December to walk the length of the country to promote New Zealand-made goods during the
holding the group together. Currently, it is the only platform for the Western countries that acts as
Depression. She had government patronage and support from the Manufacturers’ Federation.
a steering committee for the world economy.
There was a reason that the second-largest economy of the world, China, was kept out of the
group. Without America’s support, G7 will find it impossible to survive. The power vacuum can 19 June 1940
only be filled by China and it is doing so, quite effectively. Niagara mined off Northland coast
Snubbed by the US, Europe has been rolling out the red carpet for China by enthusiastically The Second World War arrived in New Zealand with a bang when German mines sank the
participating in its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and other such multilateral and bilateral efforts. trans-Pacific liner Niagara off Northland’s Bream Head. The sinking shocked the public and
The SCO was yet another successful attempt by China to strengthen regional ties; this time in shattered any illusions that distance would protect these islands from enemy attack.
Central Asia.
The group that started off as the ‘Shanghai 5’ in 1996 (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Russia 20 June 1987
and Tajikistan), mainly for ensuring regional security, has evolved into the SCO that now includes All Blacks win the first World Cup
India and Pakistan within its fold and espouses a global vision with a strong economic mandate. )With Michael Jones, John Kirwan and David Kirk scoring tries, the All Blacks defeated
The regional grouping accounts for about 40 percent of the world’s population and 20 percent of France 29–9 at Eden Park, Auckland. Kirk became the first captain to lift the Webb Ellis Cup.
its GDP.
By contrast, the G7 countries account for only 10 percent of the world’s population but 50 21 June 1964
percent of its GDP. Yet, the SCO nations presented a more promising front this weekend. They
stood for everything the G7 could not. The Beatles land in New Zealand
While the industrialised nations were engaged in personality clashes, the Asian grouping was Beatlemania hit New Zealand when 7000 hysterical fans greeted the Fab Four in Wellington
more proactive in engaging in dialogues of regional cooperation and development. In a veiled dig during their ‘Far East’ tour. After concerts in the United States, Europe, Hong Kong and Australia,
at the US for withdrawing from the Iran deal, Hassan Rouhani was also given a warm welcome at the lads from Liverpool finally touched down in New Zealand.
the SCO and the Asian leaders even promised to try and save the deal from meeting a premature
end.
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siding with a liberal democracy than an iffy autocracy.
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PM MODI ACCEPTS VIRAT KOHLI’S FITNESS


CHALLENGE, UPLOADS HIS YOGA REGIMEN 

A
combo
picture of still
images taken from
video shows Prime
Minister Narendra
Modi doing yoga
exercises.

P NEWS in BRIEF
rime Minister Narendra Modi today posted a video the Panchtatvas or 5 elements of nature - Prithvi, Jal, Agni, Vayu,
on twitter of his morning exercise schedule as a part of Aakash. The Prime Minister said that it was extremely refreshing
#HumFitTohIndiaFit campaign. and rejuvenating. .. The Prime Minister has now nominated the
The Prime Minister was nominated by Team India skipper Virat newly elected Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy to undertake the Barely a year to go for LS polls, Modi
Kohli for the fitness challenge.  fitness challenge.
In a two-minute long video, PM Modi was seen Table tennis player Manika Batra, and the entire fraternity of
tightens up Ministers
practising Yoga . He was also seen walking on a track inspired by IPS officers were also nominated to undertake the challenge.
A s the NDA government enters its final year before the
next Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra

Russian envoy hails Swaraj’s personal contribution Modi on Wednesday convened a meeting of his Council
of Ministers wherein he is said to have tightened up the

in strengthening ties between two countries Ministers, according to informed sources.


Convened after a gap of more than three months, it was
notably the first meeting of the Council of Ministers after the
The two countries have Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suffered a series of electoral
diplomatic ties for the past defeats in various by-polls including on some key Lok
Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh such as Gorakhpur, Phulpur
71 years and this year also and Kairana.
marks the 25th anniversary In the recently held 11 by-elections (four Lok Sabha and
seven assembly seats), the BJP suffered losses on eight seats
of the Treaty on Friendship including two Lok Sabha seats of Kairana in Uttar Pradesh
and Cooperation between and Bhandara-Gondiya in Maharashtra.
the two countries. India launches accelerated plan to eliminate

R
ussian envoy Nikolay Kudashev elephantiasis
H
has hailed External Affairs ealth Minister J.P. Nadda on Wednesday said India
Minister Sushma Swaraj for her has made much progress in eliminating lymphatic
“personal contribution” in strengthening filariasis (elephantiasis) as he launched an accelerated plan
ties between India and Russia that he for its elimination at the start of a three-day global meet of
described as “second to none”. 72 endemic countries.
Speaking at an event to mark Russia "(A total of) 100 districts out of total 256 endemic
Day on Tuesday, Kudashev said friendship districts have achieved elimination target and stopped Mass
and strategic partnership of Russia and Drug Administration (MDA) after successful validation by
India has all the prerequisites to thrive and Transmission Assessment Survey (TAS) and are under post
blossom for the security and prosperity MDA surveillance," he said at the biennial meeting.
of not only the two countries but also the Nadda, who inaugurated the 10th meeting of Global
world at large. Swaraj was the chief guest New Delhi’s major supplier of defence informal summit in Sochi in Russia. Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF) here,
at Tuesday’s event. equipment and spare parts. Putin will be in India in October for the said India is committed to eliminating lymphatic filariasis
“Let me take this opportunity to, first The two countries have diplomatic ties annual summit between the two countries. transmission and disease burden so that future generations
are free from the disease.
and foremost, thank our chief guest for the past 71 years and this year also “It comes as no surprise that it is
Releasing the Accelerated Plan for Elimination of
Sushma Swaraj-ji for her personal valuable marks the 25th anniversary of the Treaty our common goal to continue fulfilling
Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) 2018 for India, he said he was
contribution to the strengthening of ties on Friendship and Cooperation between the inexhaustible potential of Russia-
sure the accelerated plan will also expedite the last leap
and cooperation between our countries, the two countries. India trade, investment, technological,
for its elimination. Stating that India will always welcome
which are second to none,” the envoy said. Russia is one of the few nations with scientific and cultural interaction as newer initiatives and research, he said that the strategy to
India and Russia share a robust whom India holds an annual summit. well as strengthening our cooperation eliminate LF here is based on twin pillars of MDA once in
cooperation, especially in the areas of Last month, President Vladimir Putin multilaterally in the near future and a year for interruption of transmission (no new case) and to
nuclear energy and defence. Moscow is and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had an beyond,” the envoy said. cater to the patients already afflicted with the disease.
20 INDIA ABROAD Friday, June 15, 2018 The Indian Weekender

Sikh guardsman becomes first to wear


turban during Trooping the Colour
A
Sikh Coldstream Guards soldier who
became the first to wear a turban
during the Trooping the Colour parade
said he hoped it would seen as “a new change
in history”.
More than 1,000 soldiers took part in the
ceremony which marked the Queen’s official
92nd birthday.
It was the first time Guardsman Charanpreet
Singh Lall has taken part in the ceremony and
he was the first in his regiment to do so while
wearing a turban.
“I hope that people watching, that they will
just acknowledge it and that they will look at
it as a new change in history,” said 22-year-old
from Leicester before the parade.
“I hope that more people like me, not just
Sikhs but from other religions and different
backgrounds, that they will be encouraged to
join the Army.”
Gdsm Lall, who joined the British Army in
January 2016, was born in Punjab, India, before
moving to the UK as a baby.
The turban worn during Trooping the Colour
wasbe black, featuring the ceremonial cap star
to match the bearskin hats worn by
"I
the other soldiers.
hope that
“I’m quite proud and I know
more people like
that a lot of other people are
me, not just Sikhs but
proud of me as well,” he said.
from other religions and Queen celebrates birthday with trooping the colour ceremony
“It is a good feeling...
different backgrounds,
there’s going to be a lot of In the 18th century, guards Parade, saw the Colour of the
that they will be
eyes and I am going to have an from the Royal palaces assembled 1st Battalion the Coldstream
encouraged to join
influence on other people.” daily on Horse Guards to “troop the Guards being trooped.
the Army."
Trooping the Colour originated colours”, and in 1748 it was announced “Being the first turban-wearing
from traditional preparations for battle. the parade would also mark the Sovereign’s Sikh to troop the colour and to be
Colours, or flags, were carried, or ‘trooped’, official birthday. part of the escort is a really high
down the ranks so they could be seen and This year the ceremony, which is staged honour for myself, and hopefully for
recognised by the soldiers. every June in London’s historic Horse Guards everyone else as well,” he said.

WORLD

Kim, Trump agree on 'complete


North Korea not a
threat any more: Trump

U
S President Donald Trump

denuclearization' of Korean Peninsula


said that the world should
feel "safer" because North
Korea poses no nuclear threat to the

N
orth Korean leader Kim Declaration which South Korean world. "Everybody can feel much
Jong-un agreed with US President Moon Jae-in and Kim safer than the day I took office.
There is no longer a nuclear threat
President Donald Trump signed after the third inter-Korean
from North Korea," tweeted Trump
to completely denuclearize the summit on April 27 at the border
after returning to Washington after a
Korean Peninsula in exchange for village of Panmunjom, North Korea
historic summit with North Korean
security guarantees, according to an agreed to commit to working towards
leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore.
agreement signed between them here the complete denuclearization of the "Meeting with Kim Jong-un was
on Tuesday. Korean Peninsula, it added. an interesting and very positive
In the pact that came after an over Pyongyang and Washington also experience. North Korea has great
four-hour historic summit between agreed to commit to recovering the potential for the future!" the US
Trump and Kim earlier in the day, remains of prisoners of war and President wrote, adding that "there
the two countries also committed to those missing in action during the is no longer a nuclear threat from
work towards the development of 1950-53 Korean War, including Pyongyang".
fresh relations and promote "peace, an immediate repatriation of those "Before taking office people were
prosperity and security" in the region. already identified. assuming that we were going to war
The meeting was held at the The two leaders acknowledged with North Korea. President Obama
Capella Hotel on Singapore's resort that Tuesday's summit was "an said that North Korea was our
island of Sentosa. epochal event of great biggest and most dangerous problem.
"Meeting No longer," he said.
"President Trump committed significance" and decided
with Kim Jong- Earlier he tweeted several times
to provide security guarantees to to "commit to implement
un was an interesting defending the summit, which critics
North Korea and Chairman Kim the stipulations in this
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-unduring and very positive said lacked specifics and fell short of
Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and joint statement fully
the meeeting in Singapore on June 12, 2018 experience. North the US goal of complete, verifiable
unwavering commitment to complete and expeditiously".
Korea has great and irreversible denuclearization.
denuclearization of the Korean talks will include a commitment Kim and Trump The summit in
potential for the "Great progress was made on
Peninsula," the agreement said. to "establish new US-North Korea acknowledged that Singapore was the first
future" the denuclearization of North
It also said that US Secretary of relations in accordance with the the summit was of great between the leaders of
Korea. Hostages are back home,
State Mike Pompeo will meet a desire of the people of the two significance in helping the North Korea and the US after
will be getting the remains of
senior North Korean official "at the countries for peace and prosperity" two countries overcome decades of nearly 70 years of confrontation and
our great heroes back to their
earliest possible date" to continue and discussions on building "a tension and hostilities and open up a 25 years of failed negotiations and
families, no missiles shot, no
with the negotiations. lasting and stable peace regime on new future in their relations. tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear
research happening, sites closing,"
The agenda of the follow-up the Korean Peninsula". Reaffirming the Panmunjom programme.
Trump said.
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RECIPES
MUTTON
Mughlai Mutton
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Melt in the mouth mutton, marinated in yoghurt and slow-cooked with spices

A
nother delightful gem of a dish; this is • 1 tsp salt or to taste • 2 Tbsp fresh coriander leaves chopped cumin powder, red chilli powder and
a gift of the royal dynasties that made For the gravy turmeric powder to the onion masala, stir
India their home. The strong, gamey • 2 Tbsp oil METHOD well.
flavour of mutton is well suited to this elaborate • 10 green cardamon seeds For the marinade • Add the mutton, along with its marinade
preparation. • 4 black cardamon seeds • Clean, wash and cut mutton into bite-sized and fry on high heat for 4-5 minutes to
The cooking method works to soften the • 2 bay leaves pieces. Whisk yoghurt in a bowl, add salt, brown the meat. Add the tomatoes, mix
meat, while the use of a variety of spices adds • 2 large onions, grated stir, add mutton pieces and mix well to well, stirring occasionally until they are
complexity. This recipe brings the Mighty • 5 Tbsp garlic paste coat evenly. Cover and keep aside for at soft and the mutton is well coated with the
Mughlai (royal) mutton to the home kitchen in • 5 Tbsp ginger paste least 4 hours or overnight. masala.
style. • 2 tsp poppy seeds into paste For the gravy • Add the whole red chillies, cardamom
Preparation Times: 15 min • 3 tsp coriander powder • Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed pan on powder and mace powder to the mutton.
Marination Time: 4 hours to overnight • 2 tsp cumin powder medium heat. Add green cardamom, black Adjust the seasoning and mix well.
Cooking Time: 45 min • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder cardamom and bay leaves, sauté over • Add 1 cup of water to the mutton, mix well,
Serves: 6 / Taste: Medium • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder medium heat for 10 seconds. Add onions then lower the heat, cover and simmer
• 2 large tomatoes, chopped and sauté until light-brown in colour. until tender; stir at regular intervals to
INGREDIENTS • 4 whole red chillies • Add the garlic paste, stir, add ginger paste, ensure it does not stick to the bottom of the
For the marinade • 1 tsp cardamon powder stir for 2-3 minutes, then add poppy seed pan (you can add more water to the mutton
• 700g mutton pieces, on the bone • 1/2 tsp mace powder paste and cook until the moisture has if it’s too dry, as you prefer).
• 1/2 cup thick plain yoghurt or Greek • Salt, to taste evaporated. • Garnish with fresh coriander.
yogurt • 1 cup water • Lower the heat, add coriander powder, • Serve hot with naan.

Chicken kofta in walnut gravy How your kitchen towels can cause
food poisoning
C T
hicken Kofta in Walnut
he humble kitchen towels
Gravy is an authentic
used for multi-purpose
and exotic curry recipe
tasks can put your
which can be relished on several
households at potential
occasions. Its an exotic dish which risk of bacteria that
is made with a combination of cause food poisoning,
variety of ingredients. say researchers.
This dish, which belongs to the The findings showed vegetarian diets.
Punjabi Cuisine, is added with that the towels used for Escherichia coli is
chicken, walnuts, crushed onions wiping utensils, drying a normal flora of human
and tomatoes. hands, holding hot utensils, intestine and it is released in
Walnuts are crushed to form a wiping/cleaning surfaces, had a large numbers in human feces. The
paste and mixed into the tomato higher bacterial count. presence of Escherichia coli indicates
puree. You would not fail to impress Coliforms (Escherichia coli) was possible fecal contamination and lack
your guests if you choose to treat found to be higher in humid towels, of hygiene practices.
them to this on a joyous occasion. multipurpose towels and in towels "The data indicated that unhygienic
Take a quick look at the steps that from families having non-vegetarian practices while handling non-
we have listed here and then roll up diets. vegetarian food could be common in
your sleeves and get cracking! You The presence of these potential the kitchen," Biranjia-Hurdoyal said.
would love it for sure, take our word METHOD pathogens from the kitchen towels For the study, presented at the
for it. • Take a indicates that they could be annual meeting of the American
Total Time: 55 min bowl and add responsible for cross-contamination Society for Microbiology in Georgia,
chicken pieces, in the kitchen and could lead to food the team collected total of 100 kitchen
Preparation Time: 15min
poisoning, the researchers said. towels after one month of use.
INGREDIENTS red chili powder, cumin
the walnuts and onions and then "Our study demonstrates that the Out of these 49 per cent had
• 200 gm walnuts powder, garam masala powder
grind them to a fine paste. Add family composition and hygienic bacterial growth which increased
• 1 tablespoon ginger and salt as required to it. Mix it
the chopped green chilies as per practices in the kitchen affected the in number with extended family,
• 4 green chilli well. presence on children and increasing
your taste. microbial load of kitchen towels,"
• 1 tablespoon refined oil • After the mixture is prepared, said Susheela D. Biranjia-Hurdoyal, family size.
take out small portions with the • Add 1 tablespoon oil in the pan
• 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder senior lecturer, at the University of Out of these 49 samples positive for
help of a spoon to form balls out along with onion paste, ginger-
• 400 gm minced chicken Mauritius. bacterial growth, 36.7 per cent grew
of the mixture. garlic paste, tomato puree,
• 4 cup chicken stock "We also found that diet, type of coliforms, 36.7 per cent Enterococcus
• Next, boil chicken stock along walnut paste, chopped green
• 2 medium onion use and moist kitchen towels could spp and 14.3 per cent S. aureus.
with crushed green cardamoms chilies and stir fry for a few
• 1 teaspoon red chilli powder be very important in promoting "Humid towels and multipurpose
in a non-stick pan. minutes. Turn down the flame
• 2 tablespoon tomato puree the growth of potential pathogens usage of kitchen towels should be
• Add chicken balls to the boiling and mix in fresh cream. Keep
• salt as required responsible for food poisoning," she discouraged. Bigger families with
stock. Continue cooking till the stirring frequently. added.
• 1 tablespoon garlic paste children and elderly members should
balls are completely cooked and • Mix in koftas balls and bring it Coliform and S. aureus were
• 2 tablespoon fresh cream be especially vigilant to hygiene
the stock has almost evaporated. to a boil. Add salt as per your detected at significantly higher
For Garnishing in the kitchen," Biranjia-Hurdoyal
• On the other hand, start boiling taste. Serve hot. prevalence from families with non-
• 2 green cardamom suggested.
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24 FEATURES Friday, June 15, 2018 The Indian Weekender

15 June to 21 June | 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: +919015607139 • www.askmanisha.com
ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 20)
Feeling paranoid about someone you don’t like may stress your mind. A good
night’s sleep will be difficult to achieve because of tensed mind. Although you
gain popularity at the workplace, your habits can put off spouse and other family
members on the domestic front. A new vehicle or a major appliance will elevate
you from the category of have-nots. Lucky Number :1 / Lucky Colour :Peach
TAURUS (Apr 21-May 20)
Good news is foretold for those aspiring for a particular profession. Your perfect
planning will enhance your success and you will be able to achieve whatever
you are determined to. A matrimonial match for the eligible is possible. Good
financial prospects are foreseen in the coming week. A healthy bank balance will
allow you to buy a major item. Lucky Number :1 / Lucky Colour :Light Red
GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21)
Driving to enjoy the weather is very much on the cards for some youngsters.
Partner’s excellent mood is likely to put a smile on your face and give you ideas!
Avoiding impulse buying is likely to save a substantial amount. An alternate
therapy is likely to give instant relief. A job that was to be completed on priority
remains pending because of circumstances beyond your control.
Lucky Number :7 / Lucky Colour :Royal Blue
CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 20)
A proposal of joint venture looks promising, but needs to be studied in detail.
Those connected with the media are likely to travel out of town or abroad on an
assignment. Steady income from savings may come in handy for child’s tuitions.
Those involved in buying and selling are likely to bag a lucrative deal. Your
will power will make you adhere to the fitness plan with positive results. Lucky
Number : 18 / Lucky Colour : Saffron
LEO (Jul 21-Aug 22)
A financial shock awaits those who have invested impulsively. Parents may
seem impossible and a slanging match with them is possible. Impudence of a
junior may make you hit the ceiling. The plan for a fitness programme you had
been thinking of taking up may materialise this week. Students may find their
concentration wavering, but they will get their focus back. Lucky Number :9
/ Lucky Colour : Pink
VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 23)
On the professional front nothing will stop you from triumphing, as you stoop to
conquer all in the week ahead. Those trying to raise loans from various sources
will succeed. Some businessmen are likely to take up a franchise, which may
become a turning point in their search for prosperity. Those newly in love are
likely to experience the joys of togetherness. Lucky Number :22 / Lucky
Colour : Orange
LIBRA (Sep 24-Oct 23)
Doing things you are comfortable with will help you to stay calm and composed
whole week. An excellent opening will be seized in time. Your desire to get
close to the one you love will require some planning. Those preparing for a
tough competition will be able to get ample time and help. Those fond of travel
may find their wish coming true. Lucky Number :3 / Lucky Colour : Golden
Brown
SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22)
A workable solution for a professional problem will get you the go ahead. You
are likely to pip your closest rival at the post to get a promotion. Visit to a
monument or some other sightseeing location is foreseen in the coming week.
Some medicine may not agree with your system and can get you down. Taking
up a past issue can get you on the wrong side of spouse.
Lucky Number :8 / Lucky Colour : Electric Grey

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21)


A family get-together or an outing with family and friends can prove immensely
exciting. Those studying for competitions will find their rhythm and will be able
to concentrate better. Adventurous types are certain to experience an adrenalin
rush in a thrilling outdoor activity. Saying it with flowers or a thoughtful gift may
brighten up the romantic front. Lucky Number :6 / Lucky Colour : Turquoise
CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 21)
You are likely to be rewarded with an increment or promotion for a project well
handled. A utility acquired recently will prove both a time and money saver.
Those pursuing professional sports can expect to excel in their field. You cannot
afford to ignore a minor ailment. Some of you will find it difficult to pay back the
money on the credit card. Lucky Number : 2 / Lucky Colour : Silver
AQUARIUS (Jan 22-Feb 19)
Money donated for a good cause will help you earn a lot of goodwill. Support
of family members will encourage you to undertake that which you could only
imagine previously. Those in the scientific field can expect to make a mark for
themselves. A pleasant surprise awaits those in long-term relationships. Those
leading sedentary lifestyles will find the will power to go in for regular workouts.
Lucky Number :9 / Lucky Colour :Pink
PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20)
A superior’s bad mood may catch you unawares. Dilly-dallying over a matter
can get things complicated. The problem with hiding the truth is that it gets
discovered sooner or later. The best course for you will be to come clean. An
opportunity to impress lover is just round the corner. An outdoor sport or activity
can cause problems, so remain careful if indulging in it. Lucky Number :15 /
Lucky Colour : Cream
The Indian Weekender Friday, June 15, 2018 TIME OUT 25
CROSSWORD NO: 17 QUIZ QUESTIONS NO: 17 ANSWERS TO LAST WEEK'S QUESTIONS
Questions About Food and Drink

1. If you had Lafite-Rothschild on


your dinner table, what would it
be? Wine.
2. What is sushi traditionally
wrapped in? Edible seaweed.
3. May Queen, Wisley Crab,
Foxwhelps and Lane’s Prince
Albert are all species of
what? Apples.
4. What is allspice alternatively
known as? Pimento.
5. What colour is Absynthe? Green.
6. What flavour is
Cointreau? Orange.
7. If you were to cut a hare into
pieces, marinate it in wine and
juniper berries then stew this
slowly in a sealed container,
what would this recipe be
called? Jugged hare.
8. Fried tarantulas, eggs boiled
just before they’re due to hatch,
live octopus, and puffin hearts
eaten raw when still-warm are
all traditional foods—true or
false? True.
9. How many crocus flowers
SUDOKU NO: 17 does it take to make a pound of
saffron?  Up to 75,000 flowers,
which is enough to fill an entire
football pitch.
10. Costing around $2,600 per
pound and made only to
order by Knipschildt, what
is the name of this chocolate
truffle? Chocopologie.
11. What is the best type of grain
used in brewing beer? Barley.
12. What species of fish are also
known as kippers? Herring.
13. Name the French region famed
for making claret. Bordeaux.
14. How many British monarchs have
there been since 1900? Six.
15. The Scottish Grand National is
held at which racecourse? Ayr.
16. Made from soya, TVP is an
acronym for what? Textured
vegetable protein.
17. Harlequin loved which pantomime
character? Columbine.
18. Name the pop group who reached
Number One in the UK music
charts in 1972 with "Son Of My
Father". Chicory Tip.
19. What is scampi made from?
Prawns.
20. In place of milk, what is added to
Russian tea? A slice of lemon.
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE NO: 17
HITORI NO: 17 See how many differences you can find in the right or left photo.
Hitori – a logic puzzle with very simple them in Black.
rules and challenging solutions. Can You are not allowed to have two
you eliminate numbers until there are Black squares touching horizontally
no duplicates in any row or column? or vertically (diagonally is ok).
Objective / Rules Any White square can be reached
Eliminate numbers until there are from any other (i.e. they are
no duplicates in any row or column. connected).
Eliminate numbers by marking
26 ENTERTAINMENT Friday, June 15, 2018 The Indian Weekender

AUCKLAND’S HOTTEST BOLLYWOOD STATION

MAKING ‘MANTO’ WAS AN INTERESTING


JOURNEY, SAYS NANDITA DAS
A
cclaimed actress and film, expected to release in India June 17. to be premiered in Cannes, one
filmmaker Nandita Das in September. Manto, who died in Nandita says she was “deeply is aware that every filmmaker
says making Manto 1955 at the age of 43, penned an involved with every department and wishes that too. The competition
was a most challenging yet impressive body of work touching have learnt so much in the process”.  is extremely fierce. And Manto is
interesting journey. various genres. He churned out about “After all I never went to a film not a typical “festival film”. 
“It has been the most challenging 22 collections of stories comprising school or assisted any director so “The references and context is
journey for me, but probably the a novel, essays, personal sketches everything was being learnt on not always easy for foreigners to
most interesting one too. This by far and movie scripts. Out of his literary the job and I was relying mostly understand. I don’t know till the
has been the biggest learning curve gems was a story on Mirza Ghalib, a on my creative instinct and life day they officially announced
for me. There were challenges I faced poet who is often compared with the experiences.” the list. It was the only Indian
at almost every step of the process,” stature of Shakespeare. On her experience at the fest, she film in the main official sections
Nandita said. “It took me four years His work also gained attention for said: “I have been attending Cannes and so it is a huge honour. I am
to research and write the script and weaving stories around the ordeal since I was invited in the main jury in most delighted that Manto has
two years to get funding, cast, crew, of partition as well as sexuality. The 2005. Then again in 2013 in the short started its journey in Cannes.”
locations and all the preparation film provides a window into his life film jury. Including more recently, to
to shoot and get the film out. The during the tumultuous partitioning of raise funds for Manto. "It
genesis of the idea of the film was in British colonial India into two new “Other than these two opportunities, was the only
2012, Manto’s centenary celebration, nations – India and Pakistan. Manto, I have been there several times as Indian film in the
and now it finally premiered co-produced by HP Studios, Filmstoc a film lover. Apart from it being main official sections
in Cannes.” and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, was the most celebrated festival, it and so it is a huge honour.
After having helmed Firaaq in the only Indian film in Un Certain truly manages to combine great I am most delighted that
2008, Nandita went behind the Regard category at the 71st Cannes cinema and a thriving platform for Manto has started
camera to trace the life of writer Film Festival. It will also be screened filmmakers and film lovers from its journey in
Saadat Hasan Manto, to be portrayed at Sydney Film Festival, which all over the world. While you Cannes."
by Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the started on June 6 and will go on till of course wish your film

I don’t want to be in a live-in relationship; I Shakti Kapoor on disappearance of


villains from modern cinema
would get married because of kids: Alia Bhatt:
A
ctor Shakti Kapoor says villains are disappearing from

A
modern cinema. The actor, who has portrayed several
lia Bhatt said in an interview that people may expect her negative characters, expressed his thoughts when he
to tie the knot at 30, but she may surprise them and get became part of TV show High fever... Dance ka Naya Tevar. He
married early. She also talked about live-in relationships joined the &TV show with Gulshan Groversaid. 
and kids. In the episode, they enacted a romantic sequence. 
Speculations about Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s “Bollywood has always been adamant on creating a unique experience for a
relationship were rife as they were spotted together on movie villain’s character, but a romantic sequence by a villain can only happen in the
and dinner outings. Ranbir confirmed recently in an interview to modern times,” Shakti said. 
GQ that he is dating Alia Bhatt, but their relationship is ‘too new’ “As the trend is changing, and the villains are disappearing in this modern
and needs breathing space. cinema, an actor has to be very versatile and good with every role,” he added. 
Alia Bhatt talked to Hindustan Times about getting married like Agreeing with his thoughts Gulshan said: “Cinema has taken acting to a
many of her colleagues- Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor and whole new level, we don’t see anyone playing a dedicated role of a villain in
Neha Dhupia. Alia said that people may expect her to tie the knot at modern movies. So, keeping the changing trend in mind, the actors have to be
30, but she may surprise them and get married early. good and engrossed with all the roles.” 
When asked if she’ll surprise people with her decision to marry,
Alia said, “Nothing is cast in stone, right? So, if I feel that I’m in
Pooja Bhatt upset with double
a position where I want to take such a step, then I will. I’ve always standards on Quantico row
F
beliebed that I would get married because of kids. So, if I am like, ilmmaker-actress Pooja Bhatt has come out in support of Indian actress
‘This is the time I want to have my children and am also ready to have Priyanka Chopra, who is facing criticism over a scene in American TV
babies,’ I will get married.” show Quantico.
Alia said that she has set no deadline on when "I’ve
Priyanka had apologized for an episode on the show, portraying Indian
she will marry. “Yes, I’ve not set any deadline, always
nationalists as terrorists who were trying to frame Pakistan in a terror plot.
because it doesn’t really matter. I may be like, beliebed that I would
"When Priyanka Chopra makes a mark for herself internationally, we claim
‘Listen, I love you, so let’s get married and get married because of
her achievements as our own and then threaten to ban her films and make her
live together but I will still work.’ kids. So, if I am like, ‘This
apologize for a work of fiction that has been created by someone else. Can we
is the time I want to have
So, I may get married just to live with that please attempt to be larger than that?" Pooja tweeted. After ABC issued an
my children and am also
person. It’s also because I don’t want to be in apology, Priyanka said sorry too. "I'm extremely saddened and sorry that some
ready to have babies,’ I
a live-in relationship. I don’t want to live with sentiments have been hurt by a recent episode of 'Quantico'. That was not and
will get married.”
someone until I get married. So, it(marriage) would never be my intention. I sincerely apologize. I'm a proud Indian and that
may happen for that reason.” will never change," Priyanka had tweeted.

Anil Kapoor: I am proud of the fantastic actress Sonam has become


A
nil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor will be shooting for Ek Ladki... with only the climax made it on their own.
working together for the first time in pending. I am proud of the fantastic actress They’ve always found directors who want
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. In Sonam has become. She has found her own to work with them. They may be Anil Kapoor’s
an interview, the actor said that he is proud of way with Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Saawariya), children, but there are so many others from
Sonam Kapoor. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (Delhi 6), Ram well-known families in the industry, but how
Anil Kapoor is currently promoting his Madhvani (Neerja). many of them are raising the bar?”
film  Race 3. Directed by Remo D’souza, Working with her is like working with any On the work front, Sonam Kapoor’s latest
the film also stars  Salman Khan, Jacqueline other actress — she’s professional and makes film Veere Di Wedding is making a killing at
Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah and Saqib my job easy.”Along with Sonam, Anil will also the box office.
Saleem. The actor will be next seen in Ek Ladki be working with his son Harshvardhan Kapoor The film, which also stars Kareena Kapoor,
Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. in Kannan Iyer’s Abhinav Bindra biopic. On Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania, has
He will be working with his daughter Sonam the same, Anil said, “My son, too, has found garnered more than Rs 60 crore in the domestic
Kapoor for the first time in Ek Ladki...The film his way with Mirzya and Bhavesh Joshi. market. This is a great feat for a movie with an
also stars Juhi Chawla and Rajkummar Rao in If I was producing or acting in their debut all-women star cast in an industry traditionally
pivotal roles.  films, I wouldn’t have been so proud of them, driven by male actors.
About working with his daughter, Anil I’d have felt guilty of trying to promote them She will soon be seen with Ranbir Kapoor in
told Mumbai Mirror, “We’ve almost finished too hard. But I’m fortunate because they’ve Sanju, a biopic on Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt.
The Indian Weekender Friday, June 15, 2018 ENTERTAINMENT 27

SWARA BHASKER: I NEVER


FEARED TAKING RISKS
S
wara Bhasker says breaking stereotypes is the to push the envelope to perform and offer a new dose of
best way to set her own rules for her acting career. entertainment to the audience.”
From playing the heroine’s best friend in Tanu As the practice of treating film stars like a edemi God’
Weds Manu to a middle-aged mother of a 15-year-old in is going on for the longest time, Swara says it will take
Nil Battey Sannata, a prostitute in Anaarkali of Aarah time to change.
to one of the leading ladies in a multi-starrer all-women “We are actually in the process to change it now...
buddy film Veere Di Wedding – actress Swara Bhaskar Because now, like in the earlier days of1950s, stories of
has explored characters that an image-conscious common people are getting celebrated. See, there was
budding actress would fear to do. a patch where the character of the films was more of
She says breaking stereotypes is the best way to set youngsters going abroad to become a millionaire and
her own rules for her acting career. stories on NRIs were the common theme.
“I never feared to take a risk. When I came to the "The idea of entertainment was mainly escapism
film industry, since I had no idea of how to go about it, which is changing to finding inspiration from common
people gave me a lot of advice on what not to do... I was people,” said Swara.
told not to play any character of a sister or best
friend of the protagonist as then people would
only offer me second lead.
“I was told not to play vamp and mother at
a young age... Now you know what are the
characters I have played in films. I thought if
those are the rules to get the lead role, why not
break them? Why not get rid of stereotypes to
set my own rules?” Swara said.
“I think the best way to deal with stereotypes

THANK YOU
is by taking a risk, by trying new things
without fearing the failure,” added the
30-year-old actress.
What is her way to identify the potential of a

FOR MAKING US
script? Swara credits her collaborators.
“I think I am lucky that I worked with some
of the great filmmakers. When it comes toeTanu

NUMBER 1 AGAIN
Weds Manu or eRaanjhanaa and I would like
to give the credit to Himanshu Sharma who
wrote the script of the film. He is such a brilliant
writer that any competent actor can just perform
following the script and they will still look as
brilliant as it was.
“In eNil Battey...”, Ashwini Iyer Tiwari had
huge faith in the story and I just followed her
vision. I think that is how things work most of
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the time in cinema.

Therefore, I think that there


should be more interesting,
unexplored and unheard stories
that will bring freshness in
storytelling, challenge us to push
the envelope to perform and offer
a new dose of entertainment to
the audience
"If everyone one who has a strong vision and
faith in the project, it falls in right place,” she
said with a smile.
Her latest film Veere Di Wedding is not the
first attempt for Bollywood to tell stories of
multiple women, as “Angry Indian Goddesses”
also captured the journey of six girls and
received critical acclaim, but failed to get as
many eyeballs as “Veere”.
So, does that only happen when a film
has a larger budget and is in the mainstream
commercial space featuring female superstars
of Bollywood?
“Bollywood is a star-driven industry.
Therefore it is only natural that a Priyanka
Chopra telling the story of Mary Kom is
reaching out to thousands of people and making AUCKLAND’S UNDISPUTED
1
Rs 100 crore film.
" So yes, whenever popular actors and
celebrities are narrating a story, it gets a bigger
mileage. Having said that, the burden should not
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be on stars.
“At the end of the day, an actor is an actor –
star or non-star – if the role is challenging, if the
character is well-written, we all get excited to
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do it. *Cumulative audience aged 10 to 44 Mon-Sun midnight to midnight
-Official GFK Commercial Radio Survey 1 2018
"Therefore, I think that there should be more
interesting, unexplored and unheard stories that
will bring freshness in storytelling, challenge us
28 NEW ZEALAND Friday, June 1 5, 2018 The Indian Weekender

INDIAN DIASPORA IN NZ URGED TO PARTICIPATE IN WORLD HINDI CONFERENCE 2018


SANDEEP SINGH Ashwini Kumar Choubey, had “I think some of our [community] media, the conference in Mauritius
extended an invitation to members organisations can act as sponsors as is likely to produce directives to

I
ndian High Commissioner in of the Indian diaspora in NZ, Fiji and an acknowledgement of the work that increase the popularity of Hindi
New Zealand, Sanjiv Kohli, Samoa, to come and attend the World these individuals have been putting globally, especially within United
is making a passionate plea Hindi Congress. in for decades,” Mr Kohli appealed. Nations.
to the Kiwi-Indian community Appeal to community After Yoga, Indian government to World Hindi Secretariat (WHS)
to participate in the World Hindi organisations for support promote the Hindi language at global – Mauritius
Conference 2018, to be held August Mr Kohli, demonstrating an level For the uninitiated, the World
18-20, in Mauritius. accurate understanding and Many observers of Indian politics Hindi Conference is a major event
Speaking to The Indian Weekender, empathy toward experts and Hindi- believe that after Yoga, the Indian organised every three years by the
High Commissioner, Sanjiv Kohli enthusiasts who work passionately government is keen to promote the Government of India under the
extended Government of India’s for the promotion of Hindi Hindi language at the global level as Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
invitation to the members of the language, especially among the a facet of India’s soft power. The concept of World Hindi
Indian diaspora in NZ to participate underway with great enthusiasm and younger generation of Kiwi-Indian According to some estimates, the Conference was mooted by the
in 11th World Hindi Congress. energy in the Ministry of External community said, “I am also aware Hindi language is the third largest Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti,
“There are so many individuals Affairs, to make this eleventh edition that many of those involved with the spoken language around the world Wardha in 1973. The World Hindi
who are deeply passionate and a mega success. In the recent past, actual work on the ground may not (698 million speakers) after English Secretariat (WHS) was established
committed about promoting learning many Indian Ministers visiting this be in a position to travel for a variety (1.12 billion speakers) and Mandarin after a joint agreement between the
of Hindi in New Zealand. part of the world had made it a point to of reasons including funding.” (1.10 billion speakers). government of India and Mauritius,
“The world Hindi conference extend the invitation to the members Mr Kohli envisaged that some However, in terms of people which began officially operational on
is a unique opportunity to share of the Indian diaspora to participate leading community organisations speaking Hindi language as second February 11, 2008.
experiences and learn from each in World Hindi Conference. could step up and provide language, other than their mother Since then the Secretariat
other,” Mr Kohli said. Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, sponsorship to some of the prominent tongue, (368 million) exceeds that of is working toward the goal of
It is important to note that currently Jaswantsinh Bhabhor and Minister of workers engaged in the promotion of Mandarin speakers (198 million). promoting the Hindi language at the
work on the international meet is State for Health and Family Affairs, the Hindi language in New Zealand. According to some reports in global level.

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back’),
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• raised shoulders and a pushed forward chin.
These cause muscular imbalances – some muscles
during the whole day - become weak, others tense and short – leading
Thursday subsequently to wear and tear on the
joints, circulatory disturbances and restrictions in the
& breathing process.
Mostly we become aware of that only when we feel

24 JUNE - Sunday back pain and stiffness of neck and shoulders, - often
combined with shallow breathing.

Special Program
Strong and flexible muscles provide important
protection for the spine and joints. Stretching and
strengthening should be combined. If a muscle is only
stretched it immediately tenses and shortens again under
9 -10.30 Yoga Class pressure as it lacks the necessary strength. If a muscle
is only strengthened it loses its flexibility and elasticity,
10.45 - 11.30 Meditation & Mantra which manifests as reduced range of movement.
Particularly important are the deep layers of the back
(talk & practice) muscles which are prone to holding tension. Since the
position of these muscles is oblique to the spine, they
12 -1.00 Shared Lunch receive immense benefit from gentle twisting exercises.
3 - 3.40 Yoga nidra Spine, joints and muscles all require balanced
movement to preserve flexibility, mobility and stability.
3.40 - 4.00 Pranayama - Meditation Through Yoga programmes including gentle Asanas
and Pranayams, the muscular balance is restored,
4.15 - 5.30 Yoga Class tense muscles relax, shortened muscles are stretched
and weak muscles are strengthened. Therefore regular
6.00 - 8.00 Movie night Yoga practice reduces the symptoms of spine and joint
problems after just a few weeks and leads automatically
to a better posture. Additionally though, it is still
essential to work consciously on the postural and
movement habits during the day.
Yoga in Daily Life Auckland (09) 550 8040 For more info visit: Yoga in Daily Life, 368
www.yogaindailylife.org.nz/locations/auckland 368 Onehunga Mall, Auckland 1061 Onehunga Mall Rd, Auckland or www.
yogaindailylife.org.nz
Inviting nominations for The guidelines, which need to be adhered to, for
nominations, are as follows:

Kiwi Indian Honours 2018


1. He/she needs to have an undisputable recognition
in his or her field of work.
2. Nominated by a nominator of repute. Further,
the nominator has to be in confirmation with
the nominee.
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be accepted.
4. All fields of work are welcome (e.g. politics,
business, sports, art, culture, or any other
profession.
5. The definition of Kiwi Indian, for the purposes of
this award, is defined as follows: any person of
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
Established 2013
be Indian, by blood, thereby making the nominee
of Indian lineage.
6. The nominee must have either a Permanent
The Kiwi Indian Honours recognise those 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 community 9. The successful candidate, will be required to attend
for getting inducted into the Kiwi Indian Hall of Fame 2018. 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 jury will use its discretion.
Year and Kiwi Indian Unsung Hero of the Year 2018. 10. The jury’s decision will be final and binding; and
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