Wednesday, 22 January, 2020

Author Archives: hila

Eating From Banana Leaves

  Celebrating 150 Years Of Indians In South Africa IT WAS ONE OF those incredible epics of history: the story of Indian indenture. 150 years ago, two ships, the Belvedere and the Truro, left the ports of Calcutta and Madras carrying people to labour in South Africa. By then the indentured had already journeyed from their villages and were bundled ... Read More »

Vikram Doraiswami


  The new Indian Consul-General of Johannesburg answers questions about his life, his family and his job. Childhood and family, work and inspiration: Life has always been on the move for me: we never really lived in one place forever, as so many others have. My father was in the Air Force and we moved almost like clockwork every few ... Read More »



  These foods don’t just feed your appetite, but your complexion too. Oranges Improve radiance These are bursting with vitamin C, a vital component in collagen production that helps keep the skin strong and resilient. It is also one of nature’s best complexion brighteners, contributing to increased clarity and radiance. Blueberries Repair daily damage In a recent study published in ... Read More »

KAVADI – a blend of faith, sacrifice, glamour and custom

  Ever wonder why some Indian devotees pierce their bodies or hook objects into their flesh, apparently without pain? IT’S DEVOTION, DEVOTION, DEVOTION!   The most potent propitiatory rite that a devotee of Lord Muruga undertakes to perform is what is known as the “Kavadi”. One of the most exciting festivals, the Kavadi festival is celebrated at all shrines of ... Read More »


    Basics you need to know: What is the difference between ‘organic’ and ‘natural’ ingredients? Organic ingredients include oils and extracts made from plants and herbs, which are grown without using artificial pesticides and fertilizers. Natural ingredients come from the same plants, but they may have been grown with agricultural chemicals. Certified organic skincare is less likely to contain ... Read More »


  Sri RamNAUMEE dedicated to the Birth of Lord Rama   The day was one of extreme celebrations in Ayodha where not only the royal family but every resident of the place heaved a sigh of relief and thanked the Almighty for this miracle, little knowing that God Himself was present among them in the form of Rama, the newborn ... Read More »

Perfume Zodiac


  ARIES People find Aries as cheerful, energizing and stimulating persons, hence the fragrance should be impressive, bold and individual. Choose anything but sweet romantic scents. Perfumes that are outspoken and assertive, those that underline your cheerful, no-nonsense attitude will do wonders to complement your expectations and your aspirations. Taurus Although people born under Taurus stick to their habits and ... Read More »

The Lenten Season

  The week leading up to easter   Within the Christian faith Easter is a crucial season – it celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The period leading up to this significant weekend starts with the Lenten Season, usually abbreviated to Lent. Lent lasts for forty days and commences on Ash Wednesday and lasts until Thursday, called Maundy ... Read More »

Doing Business in South Africa

  The legal requirements for making movies. by Afzal Khan When one chooses to do business in a country one is faced with two important knowledge needs. Firstly, “who should I do business with as my local representative?” and secondly, “what are the legal requirements of this specific country and how can I best benefit from any incentives that this ... Read More »

Kashmir – Paradise on Earth

    SET LIKE A JEWELLED crown on the map of India, Kashmir is a multi-faceted diamond, changing its hues with the seasons – always extravagantly beautiful. Two major Himalayan ranges, the Great Himalayan Range and the Pir Panjal, surround the landscape from the north and south respectively. They are the source of great rivers, which flow down into the ... Read More »

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