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Bollywood night out at Thava

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ShareAs reported by TimesLive “Khan told me that a dinner had been planned at Thava Restaurant in Norwood to welcome Jarnail Singh and his musical troupe. Singh thrilled the crowd with his energetic performance” Click below to read more about the festival as reported by the national print media edition of the Sunday Times Extra on the TIMESLIVE website, click here Thava Indian Restaurant in Norwood, hosted a Bollywood Dinner Reception for the internationally renowned troupe. The venue Thava Indian Restaurant is synonymous with hosting international clientele and in this case another Bollywood group. See below for our evening pictures on the 02nd April , 2011. All images were shot by Tania Du Plessis and Marius Smith of T&M Photography. Contact them here  

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Sikh New Year, Gurudwara Sahib Johannesburg

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ShareThe previous week of the 03rd April, Sunday, in association with the United Punjab of South Africa and their generous supporters State Bank of India, Jet Airways, Sharma Group and many others, the Vaisakhi Mela Festival was hosted and the footprint of Sikhism in Africa was acknowledged in the community with about 8000 Gauteng residents present to support the Vaisakhi Mela. Click here to read more about the festival as reported by the national print media edition of the Sunday Times Extra on the TIMESLIVE website, click here The Sikh New Year, 10 April 2011 The Sikh New Year Festival, which also commemmorates the founding of the Khalsa by the tenth Guru (Guru Gobind Singh) in 1699. Also spelled Baisakhi.  This auspicious ceremony in South Africa’s Gurudwara Sahib of Johannesburg started on the 8th of April culminating to the 10th …

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Kunaal and Payaal, the future Bollywood dancing duo

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ShareKunaal  Shrivastav, born 23 April 1994, has been dancing since 1999.His first dance performance in grade 0, at his graduation ceremony, when his teacher introduced him as the next ‘Salman Khan’. Since his first performance, his parents, realized their son had a hidden talent yet to be discovered. Since then, there has been no looking back for him. Sister Paayal Shrivastav, born 30 December 1997, also first danced in grade 0 at her school graduation ceremony. And once again a star in the making was visible. Both Paayal and Kunaal perform solo and duo routines that one cannot compare as being any different from watching a Bolly movie. Kunaal has  developed a unique art of mixing his own music and dance routines. Both siblings versatile in their dance performance AND plan their own variations and deviations to best suit their …

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Not just another Bollywood festival…Vaisakhi Mela

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ShareThe showcase auditions for next week’s highly anticipated Vaisakhi Mela (Punjabi/Sikh) New Year event taking place 3rd April, at the George Lea Sandton Sports Club was exceptionally electric! The Vaisakhi Mela 2011 is an extraordinary event designed to offer emerging artist career advancement opportunities to artists and to raise funds for charitable organizations around Gauteng. Festival Director Naufal Khan, Ganesha Communications goes on to say that “a diverse selection of pure art forms that encompass our South African culture with a burst of Punjabi will amaze patrons all day long. The Vaisakhi Mela 2011 will be showcasing a very unique and selective entertainment component that will set a new benchmark for quality, authentic Indian entertainment of the Punjabi community.” Showcase Auditions: Ushi Goshalia, Creative and Cultural Director for the Vaisakhi Mela was highly impressed with the talent that registered for …

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