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Hindu temples reopen in Harare for vaccinated devotees only

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Two Hindu temples in Harare (Zimbabwe), run by Hindu Society Harare (HSH), which have reportedly been closed for months due to COVID-19, have reopened; but entry is restricted for community members “who have had both doses of COVID 19 vaccination”.  Society’s notice issued on August 27 states: …The Anson Road Mandir is also open for all prayer and bhajan groups who wish to recommence their sessions…Please show the guard your vaccination card at the point of entry of the Anson Road Mandir…  Janmastami (which celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna) day ceremonies; which include bhajans, thaal arti, prasad; will be held at Anson Road Mandir on August 30 from 03:30 pm to 05:30 pm. But the evening Janmastami ceremonies, performed by priest and his family at Anson Road Mandir will be broadcast live on YouTube and Society’s Facebook.  Commending HSH …

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Thandi Newton returns to original, full Zimbabwean spelling of her name. Can you guess it?

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English actor Thandie Newton has revealed that she is reverting to the original Zimbabwean spelling of her first name, Thandiwe. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the ‘Westworld’ star told British Vogue, “That’s my name. It’s always been my name. I’m taking back what’s mine.” She added that all of her future films and TV work would be credited with the name Thandiwe (pronounced ‘tan-DEE-way’) Newton. The full name of the Emmy and BAFTA-winning British actor born in London to a white British father and a Zimbabwean mother is Melanie Thandiwe Newton. However, she said her name was misspelled in the credits to her first film, 1991’s ‘Flirting,’ also starring Nicole Kidman and Noah Taylor. As a result, Thandie Newton stuck with the actor for the past three decades. In 2006, she won a BAFTA award in the best supporting actress …

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