Pavitra Rishta

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ShareMuch has been said about the alleged relationship between television’s most sought after couple – Manav & Archana. While actors Sushant Rajput and Ankita Lokhande who personify love for the great Indian Middle-Class on Zee TV’s Pavitra Rishta have always denied rumours of their supposed link-up and tagged each other as the cliched “good friends”, here is something that speaks of volumes “what lies beneath”! Recently, Sushant is said to have stopped requesting for the food provided by the caterers on set. A little investigation revealed that the handsome actor has a new source for scrumptious, authentic Marathi-style pithla-bhakri, saanza, sheera and dalimbi usal on the sets … none other than Ma Lokhande! Yes, it is “good friend” Ankita’s mother who brings an elaborate tiffin for her daughter’s “colleague” every single day. Why so much mamta, we ask, if she …

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Lack of tolerance, says Tamil Federation

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ShareThe Tamil Federation of Gauteng (TFG) North Region promotes Religion and Culture within its respective communities. As South Africans of Indian Origin we have been marginalized for many years during the country’s colonization and than Apartheid. For years during the Apartheid the various members of our various religious communities worked side by side. We respected each others cultural, religious and value systems. Subsequent to our democracy and the adoption of our new constitution our religious and cultural rights have become enshrined in our constitution. This is an extract from the South African Constitution: 31. Cultural, religious and linguistic communities Persons belonging to a cultural, religious or linguistic community may not be denied the right, with other members of that community to enjoy their culture, practice their religion and use their language; and b. To form, join and maintain cultural, religious …

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P Susheela in concert, South Africa by India Cares

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P. Susheela. The very name would evoke memories of many a number rendered in her rich, reverberating and resonant voice to the fans of South Indian movies, be it Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada or even Sinhalese. With her mellifluous voice she has breathed life into thousands of lyrics, bringing out the right emotion lying under each word and making the song waft straight into the listener's heart.

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Shakila’s Waka Waka

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Shakila (No, this is not a typo) is performing Waka Waka (Tamil Version) at the opening ceremony of World Tamil Conference. There are rumours that she has trimmed down to match Shakira's agility and learnt quite a few dance moves. The lyrics, however, has been leaked all over the interwebs. Here is how it goes:Saminathanaee hae hae, Okka Makka hae hae. And we bet the Vuvuzelas are being replaced by Nadaswarams

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Indian Dance

The Natya Shastra was created in the beginning of Treta Yug by Brahma on the request of Indra and other devas as an object of diversion (Kridaniyaka). As the lower castes (Shudras) were not entitled to listen to the four Vedas (Sama, Yajur, Rig and Atharav), Brahma created the Natya Shastra as the fifth Veda which was open to all, irrespective of caste and creed.

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