• A mechanical engineer by qualification and an actor by profession! Rishi Deepak, a popular face in the Kiwi Entertainment Industry gets candid with Indian Weekender. The charismatic young heartthrob tells us about his love for cinema and acting.
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  • The much-awaited and the controversial bill to curb cyberbullying and better support victims, passed its third and final reading in Parliament with overwhelming cross-party support.
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A mechanical engineer by qualification and an actor by profession! Rishi Deepak, a popular face in the Kiwi Entertainment Industry gets candid with Indian Weekender. The charismatic young heartthrob tells us about his love for cinema and acting.
I tried hard to suppress my surprise, annoyance, not to mention the cryptic humour in her language. But the question foremost on my mind was: “Is the monthly cycle really a ‘suffering’?”
Putting an end to years of LGBT campaigns and bitter legal battles, the US Supreme Court ruled in favour of same-sex marriages on Friday, June 26, thus legalising gay marriages across all 50 states, 11 years after it was first legalised in Massachusetts.
Amongst them is Special Olympics North Harbour athlete Pratima Patel, who is the first New Zealand athlete of Indian origin ever to compete at the Special Olympics World Summer Games.
The much-awaited and the controversial bill to curb cyberbullying and better support victims, passed its third and final reading in Parliament with overwhelming cross-party support.
Louisiana Governor Piyush "Bobby" Jindal last week made his much- anticipated entry into the 2016 White House race via Twitter making him the first Indian-American and 13th Republican candidate to do so
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A mechanical engineer by qualification and an actor by profession! Rishi Deepak, a popular face in the Kiwi Entertainment Industry gets candid with Indian Weekender. The charismatic young heartthrob tells us about his love for cinema and acting.

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Putting an end to years of LGBT campaigns and bitter legal battles, the US Supreme Court ruled in favour of same-sex marriages on Friday, June 26, thus legalising gay marriages across all 50 states, 11 years after it was first legalised in Massachusetts.

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I tried hard to suppress my surprise, annoyance, not to mention the cryptic humour in her language. But the question foremost on my mind was: “Is the monthly cycle really a ‘suffering’?”
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