Opinion


The nominations for the Kiwi Indian Hall of Fame are still open and even though we have been consistently receiving nominations for our three categories, I would like to encourage our readers to keep sending in nominations.
The issue of race relations in New Zealand has reared its ugly head again in light of a spate of violent assaults on Asian students and the ongoing issues of violent robberies of dairies around the country.
If lack of police response is because they have inadequate resources, it is a political and ministerial issue. The police commissioner told me at a Select Committee meeting that he had to absorb $300 million in extra costs...
Labour has registered another political victory this week by putting an end to zero hour contracts in New Zealand. Labour Party promised to get rid of unfair and exploitative zero hour contracts.
It was the first ever, democratic process taking place anywhere in the world where people were to decide what their flag should look like. Now that the mandate is out it is time for us to put to some of the speculations...
I think it is important that more and more people delve into the way they do things. It is only when we change and learn and try out new things that development and growth occurs and that is key to achieving in life.
It seems like the controversies around the new flag just refuse to die down. A ‘new’ mistake has now been identified in the Hindi ballot paper, which might jeopardise nearly 80,000 Indian votes.
A pattern appears to have evolved in Indian parliament with Rahul Gandhi sticking to his post-sabbatical practice of breathing fire and Narendra Modi making a sober, if occasionally sarcastic, response befitting his age and stature.
According to the current Prime minister of New Zealand, John Key, he has been seated and welcomed more than once under the Australian flag during international summits. One can imagine the frustration one must have experienced in such circumstances...
“Many years ago I crossed the heart of the Sahara Desert, the Tanezrouft, deep in modern-day Algeria. The desert was 500 miles across in a single stretch, without water, food, a blade of grass, or even a fly....
“Confidence is the cornerstone of success in all domains of life, and developing it is much like nurturing a garden. It takes attention, gentle care, and vigilance. Poor self-confidence is like a garden that has been overgrown with weeds....
You could be forgiven if you thought Prime Minister John Key’s state of the nation address this week was an early curtain raiser to campaign 2017. Packed with significant big-ticket announcements and a glowing report card of...
It was on January 26, 1950, when India declared itself a Sovereign, Democratic and Republic nation2 with the adoption of the Constitution. A salute of 21 guns and the unfurling of the Indian national flag by Dr Rajendra Prasad heralded...
The Indian Weekender returns this week after its annual break, and we sincerely hope that all our readers have had a good break and we hope that this new year brings with it the realisation of all your dreams.
With the rapid increase of new media technologies, more Kiwis are signing up to online platforms that help arrange interest-specific meet ups.
The massacre in Paris is not just a French or a Western tragedy. It has caused universal outrage. Yet the global media’s coverage of the horror tends to give the West a monopoly on pain.
“Almost without exception, people who have done great things have also experienced great failures.” —Bernard Roth from The Achievement Habit
What a week this has been! I must start with what comes to anyone's mind first and that is Paris and not to forget Beirut and Bagdad.
The recent change to the FDI policy regime by the Indian government is a welcome move.
The Bihar results are a milestone in Indian political history, of course, but they also link up with a worldwide phenomenon...

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