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Cape Town celebrates India’s Republic Day

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ShareIndia’s newly-appointed Consul-General in Cape Town Her Excellency Dr Swati Kulkarni will lead commemoration of India’s 64th Republic Day, with an event at the Royal Cape Yacht Club on Saturday, January 26, 2013. Says HE Dr Kulkarni: ‘I am delighted to host this year’s Republic Day of India in a country with which it shares civilizational and historical relations, most importantly iconic leaders in Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela between them.’ About 300 dignitaries from all walks of life –  Parliamentarians, Non Resident Indians, South Africans of Indian origin and others – are expected to participate in the event. The event will witness, inter-alia, a cultural programme showcasing Indian dance and music. Cape Town’s three prominent Indian dance schools will perform dances from different parts of India. Merle O’Brien of Odissi Niketan Africa based at UCT School of Dance will …

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Telugu movie release in South Africa: Shirdi Sai Baba

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Indianspice, Ganesha Communications & Serendipity Tours in association with Sri Sai Lakshmi Pictures are proud to announce the world premiere of the devotional Telugu movie “Shirdi Sai” based on the life story of the most revered saint Sri Shirdi Sai Baba and his valuable teachings to the world. At Ster Kinekor cinema's on September 14th, 2012

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Gauteng: Qawali evening with Shri Shahid Niazi

Share   The Indian Cultural Centre, Johannesburg Invites you to a “Mehfil” with the Qawwali Troupe from India Led by Shri Shahid Niazi. Date: Tuesday 22 May 2012 Time: 18hOO Venue: Indian Cultural Centre 8 Newport Road, Parkwood, Johannesburg RSVP:Tamara Tel: 011-447 3303/25 Email: nazeempather@gmail.com Shri Shahid Niazi, was born in the district of Rampur in Uttar Pradesh in a wellknown family devoted to music. From his very childhood, was conscious about Qawwali Music. Shri Shahid Niazi has been singing for All India Radio (Akashwani) Rampur. At regular intervals his Qawwali can be appreciated on AIR Rampur. He has given his performance in almost all the big cities of India. He has also performed on Doordeshan. She Niazi has also sung for the serial “Shabnam on 001. Shri Niazi exhibits extra ordinary talent in singing Qawaali, Nateea Kalam (Devotional Songs) Ghaals, traditional, Sufi and patriotic songs. He never forgets to send a message of harmony and brotherhood …

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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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