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English Vinglish: linguistic politics

It is my first day at the call centre. My eyes gaze through the room with an intention to befriend someone. I feel comfortable approaching a middle-aged Indian gentleman and so I do. While conversing with him, I found out that he was from Mumbai, Ind...

When to consult marriage counsellor

Are you finding yourself having lesser discussions with your partner or thinking of an extra-marital relationship? If so, it's time to consult a marriage counsellor, suggests an expert....

Migrant Tales

Face of the Week

Young cricket star on the rise

This 13-year-old young cricketer is on a scoring spree. In the recently concluded District Tournament, Keertivaasan Prakash, or KV as he’s is popularly known, scored two centuries and a half-century during the tournament becoming the top run scorer....

The perfect fit

For this young fashion designer, it is all about precision. Each garment that she creates or alters is a beautifully-designed and unique piece.Nazneen Daruwalla started Alter Me to pursue her passion for sewing and designing...

Technology

Are you ready to go Hyperloop?

You have travelled on roads, bridges, tunnels. You have travelled in trains, boats cars, airplanes (and maybe a space shuttle). How about travelling in a capsule gliding inside a tube?...

Can the tech industry survive and trump?

Trump's order to temporarily ban refugees from seven countries and thus restricting their travel to the US has the tech sector worried as it depends on skilled foreign IT workers. Now with H1-B visa changes in the works, can the tech industry surviv...

Health

Beat holiday blues with these simple tips

Many people who are returning to their daily routines after taking time off to celebrate Christmas and New Years, find it a struggle to adapt back into their everyday lives. But one can beat the holiday blues by taking care of a few simple steps....

Non-smokers too at risk from second-hand smoke

A ban on smoking in public places came into effect across India eight years ago—but India still remains home to 12 per cent of the world's smokers and they with their second-hand smoke pose a threat to ......

Profile

Meet your migration mentor

The journey of migrating to a new country, especially New Zealand, is no cakewalk, as at every step you require guidance. Undoubtedly, having the right advice can make all the difference....

Politics runs in my blood: Priyanca Radhakrishnan

Priyanca Radhakrishnan, the newcomer in the Labour Party’s list for elections has been ranked No. 23 in the list. She might be a new hope for Indian Communities, for raising their concerns in Parliament but only after the party polls 31.6% or more....

Recipes

Education

Tips to combat back-to-school jitters

While some parents find the end of holidays something to look forward to, kids can be a little stressed about going back to school, especially the younger ones. So here are a few tips on handling the pre-back-to-school jitters....

Careers

So, you think you are the victim?

I met a job seeker who has been in New Zealand for the last few months, and in our meeting, he constantly complained about the employment market, recruiters, job boards, and his agent from his home country....

Welcome to Aotearoa, what next?

Since time immemorial, people have migrated to different lands for a number of reasons. Sometimes voluntarily and sometimes due to certain circumstances, but mostly, for the safety and security of their people....

Heritage

Scientific reasons for visiting temples

Visiting temples is customary for most Hindus. It is ingrained in our lifestyle. In India, prolific temple building started more than 2,500 years ago. In South India alone, there are more than 108,000 temples....