Opinion


Come Sunday, hundreds of young Kiwis will be queuing up at open homes around the country, hoping against hope that maybe, just maybe, they’ll get lucky.
On its way to landing astronauts safely on the surface of the moon, the miracle of modern engineering that was an Apollo rocket was actually on course
The oldest political party in New Zealand turned 100 over the weekend. Centenary events were held around the country last week to celebrate Labour’s achievements that have shaped New Zealand’s history.
“When we think of resources being limited, we often think of our own abilities. Here, too, our notion of limits may inhibit us. We may push ourselves to what we believe are our limits, in swimming, public speaking, or mathematics."
Another illustration of the difference our simple choices can make comes in a powerful book by Mac Anderson and Sam Parker called 212: The Extra Degree
In his well-renowned book, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Steven Covey says, “The commitments we make to ourselves and to others, and our integrity to those commitments, is the essence and clearest manifestation of our proactivity.”
Indian Weekender celebrates the completion of seven years of service and dedication to the community. The number seven is one of the most significant numbers in the Bible. It is said to denote completeness or perfection.
Here’s what makes the Indian Weekender different from other publications
“What is self-talk and how does it work? The definition of self-talk can be simply stated: Self-talk is a way to override our past negative programming by erasing or replacing it with conscious, positive new directions.
“Like [Sherlock] Holmes, hackers strip the unnecessary from their lives. They zero in on what matters. Like great writers, innovators have the fortitude to cut the adverbs."
Whenever in life we are working towards something, we want to apply a high level of mental power to what we are doing without fear; just pure, enthusiastic, creative mojo. That’s a very good thing.
“The most self-defeating thing you can do is to take action with divided intention. If you are doing something while resisting, resenting, or complaining about it, you are ripping yourself off, along with everyone else involved...
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.

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