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Kent Hindu Samajam celebrates Mahashivratri
Kent Hindu Samajam celebrates Mahashivratri on Friday, 24th February 2017 from 17:00 Hrs (5:00 PM) at Medway Hindu Mandir, 361 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 5XS.

Argos is being forced to pay £2.4m to more than 37,000 shop workers for not paying minimum wage
The catalogue and online retailer Argos has been fined £1.5m by tax department HMRC for paying workers less than the minimum wage.

“NIRA NIRAYO NIRA” and Drushyakala silver jubilee celebration
LONDON: Malayalee Association of the UK (MAUK) celebrates the silver jubilee of its drama group Drushyakala and the staging of its play “NIRA NIRAYO NIRA” on Saturday 11th February at Plashet school hall, Plashet Grove, East Ham, London E6 1DG.

Cosmopolitan Club in Bristol inaugurated
Cosmopolitan club based, United kingdom has been officially inaugurated by renowned Indian classical dancer Dr Vasumathi Prasad on January 14 at Hengrove Community Centre, Whitchurch. Club president Jose Mathew presided the function.

Kent Hindu Samajam Organises Monthly Bhajan and Meeting
Kent Hindu Samajam organises this month’s Bhajan and monthly meeting on Saturday, 21st January 2017 from 18:00 Hrs (6:00 PM) at Medway Hindu Mandir, 361 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 5XS.

PIO cards to OCI cards conversion extended till June 30, 2017
The PIO (Persons of Indian origin) card was first implemented in 2002 as a benefit to foreign nationals who could establish at least a third generation tie to Indian origin.

Inauguration of Cosmopolitan Club Bristol on Jan 14
Newly formed Cosmopolitan Club based in Bristol will be inaugurated by renowned Indian classical dancer Dr .Vasumathi Prasad at Nishagandi auditorium Hengrove Community Centre,Whitchurch, Bristol at 5 pm on 14thJanuary.

“No alternative” exhibition by Artist Jose Pindian in Bow London
“No alternative” is an exhibition of art work taking place from 13 to 27 December atUnit 3 project space, ASC studio, Empson St. London E33LT. Dedicated artist Jose Pindianis presenting his art installations for art lovers appreciation.

Shades of India-- a cultural evening at the Nehru Centre
After a fantastic Onam festival at the High Commission of India, London showcasing the in house talent by the Staff members of the High Commission, the Nehru Centre, the cultural wing of the High Commission of India, London hosted an artistic evening entitled ‘Shades of India’ on 25th November 2016.

Overseas Malayalees are hardworking and resilient says Speaker Sreeramakrishnan
Malayalees abroad are hardworking people said Kerala legislative assembly speaker P Ramakrishnan. He praised their resilience and said that the high living standards enjoyed in Kerala was partially due to the investment of the Malayalee community abroad including that of British Malayalees.

SNGM celebrates Xmas in East Ham, Southall and Croydon
Sree Narayana Guru Mission is organising Christmas celebrations in East Ham, Southall and Croydon with variety of programmes. SNGM is inviting all to participate.

Ramesh Narayanan’s musical journey with KALA
KALA celebrated its 20th anniversary with the music director Pandit Ramesh Narayanan and daughter and singer Madhusree Narayanan who won state award for best singer.

Lali, wife of former Deputy Mayor Jayaprakash dies in London
Lali (57), wife of Jayaprakash- former deputy mayor of Thiruvananthapuram, died after falling from steps at home. She was on a visit to see her daughter`s family who lives in Bromley, Kent.

Karunakara Guru fought for a casteless and secular society, says Stephen Tiimms MP
"Karunakara Guru was the icon of secularism and oneness. That kind of message is the need of today as we are living in a world of divisions" said Stephen Tiimms MP the ex cabinet minister of Britain,after releasing the English biography of the Guru and inaugurating the global celebration of 90th birthdate of Karunakara Guru.

'Oru Bilathi Pranayam' in Birmingham on 23rd Sunday
After the successful release in Boleyn Cinema, London, film 'Oru Bilathi Pranayam' is showing in Piccadilly Cinema, Birmingham on Sunday 23rd October @ 2.00 PM. Film makers invite all to the event and thanked for the support at the London show.

SNGM pays tribute to Mohanakumar on Sunday 16th
Sree Narayana Guru Mission of the UK will pay tribute to its ex-general secretary Mohanakumar Padmanabhan on Sunday 16th at 3 pm at Sree Narayana Guru Mission hall 16 Barking Rd, East Ham London E6.

Premier show of ‘Oru Bilathi Pranayam’ on 16th at East Ham Boleyn cinema
‘Oru Bilathi Pranayam’, the film directed by Canatious Athipozhiyil will have its premier show on 16th at Boleyn cinema 11 Barking Rd, London E6 1PW. Scripted by UK based Malayali writer Jinson Iritty, the film narrates the tale of four youngsters who reach London for higher education.

KALA 20th annual with music maestro Pandit Ramesh Narayanan and Madhushree Narayan on Oct 22
Kerala Arts and Literary Association (KALA) celebrates 20th Annual Day on 22nd October from 02.30 to 10.30pm at Berkhamsted School, Kings road, Berkhamsted, Herts - HP4 3BG. The main attraction of the day is the magical music of Pandit Ramesh Narayan , maestro of Hindustani/ Carnatic music.

Funeral and meeting of condolence for Mohanakumar
Funeral of Mohanakumar Padmanabhan the ex-general secretary of Sree Narayana Guru Mission of the UK and the current general secretary of Harlow Malayalee Association, will be held on Friday 7th October between 2 and 4 pm at Parndon Wood Cemetery and Crematorium, Parndon Wood Roads, Harlow, Essex CM19 4SF.

Keli pays tribute to Devadasa Panicker at SNGM in East Ham
The East Ham based cultural organisation Keli is organising a tribute to Devadasa Panicker, an artist and community worker who died recently.

Onam celebration at High Commission of India, London
Onam was celebrated at High commission of India London with all its grandeur. High commissioner of India Navtej Sarna was the chief guest and was delighted to see the cultural diversity of Kerala. Prominent Malayalai businessman and Senior Administrative officer at High Commission, Haridas Thekkummuri coordinated the event.

Mohana Kumar passes away in Harlow
Mohana Kumar Padmanambhan (67) the ex general secretary of Sree Narayana Guru Mission of the UK passed away on Saturday 1st of October in Harlow, Essex in England, after suffering from respiratory illness.

MAUK celebrates Onam with Biju Narayanan, Jyolsna and Idea star singer fame Sreenaadh
Malayalee Association of the UK celebrated Onam at Ilford town hall. While the playback singers Biju Narayanan, Jyolsna and Idea star singer fame Sreenadh entertained the Onam audience with sweet songs, MAUK and other artists enchanted them with visually stunning dance programmes.

“Brotherhood” to be staged at Guru Jayanthy
A short play titled “Brotherhood” to be staged as part of Sree Narayana Guru Mission Gurujayanthy celebration on Sunday 18th at East Ham town hall. The programe begins at 3.30pm. The following is a press release issued by Saleena Sadasivan who wrote and directed the play.

Santhigiri Cultural and Social Centre (SCSC) celebrates 90th birthday of Karunakara Guru
Navathi Celebration (90th Birthday Celebration) of Navajothi Karunakara Guru, the founder of Santhigiri Ashram will be held on Monday 24 October 2016 at the House of Commons.

Onam Ponnonam by Kerala Samajam Whitchurch Bristol
Kerala Samajam in Whitchurch, city of Bristol is celebrating Onam with grand style this year. Onam Ponnonam 2016 Programme will be having a variety of cultural & music programmes this year. The programme called Onam Ponnonam will have performances of great artists from India.

Mira Nair’s “Queen of Katway” is in highlight and 6 films from India at London Film Festival
The BFI London Film Festival which will present the best films from around the world highlights Mira Nair’s “Queen of Katway” in Gala section. India will be represented with 6 films and the festival runs from 5th to 16th October.

MAUKs Onasadya on Sept 3rd and Onam celebrations on 17th
LONDON: Malayalee Association of the UKs Onasadya will be held on September 3rd Saturday at Trinity Centre, East Avenue, London E12 6SG. As usual the homely made main dishes and curries are served for the sadya. There are 4 sittings at: 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm & 3:30 pm. Bookings can only be made in advance.

Ex-mayor Cllr Manju Shahul Hameed meets Finance Minister Thomas Isaac
Ex-mayor of Croydon and Malayalee Councillor Manju Shahul Hameed met Finance Minister Thomas Isaac to discuss the possibility of sharing the waste management system which Croydon is using at present.

British Malayali talents in the film ‘Oru Bilathi Pranayam’
After ‘Kunthapura’, ‘London Bridge’ and ‘English’, yet another film set in United Kingdom is gearing up for release. Titled ‘Oru Bilathi Pranayam’, the film directed by Canatious Athipozhiyil tells an interesting love story set in beautiful Britain. The film is going to be released this month –August throughout Britain.

Mira Nair’s new film “Queen of Katway” has its European premier at BFI London Film Festival in October
“Queen Of Katwe” directed by New Delhi born director Mira Nair will receive its European Premiere on October 9, Sunday at the Odeon Leicester Square, screening in the BFI London Film Festival`s prestigious headline gala section.

The Indian Elite in UK fear anti caste legislation
“The Indian businessmen in the UK are exerting great pressure on the government from implementing the Caste and Equality Act 2010 passed by the UK government,” said Lekh Pal of Anti Caste Discrimination Alliance, UK an association that campaigned for this legislation.

KCWA celebrates Eid (Eid al Fitr) on July 9
Kerala Cultural and Welfare Association is celebrating Eid (Eid al Fitr) on Saturday 9th July 2016 at the St. Saviours Church Hall, St. Saviours Road, Croydon, CR0 2XF from 7.00 pm onwards.

Family Fun day 2016 at East Ham this Saturday
East Ham London is ready for the Family Funday of this Saturday 02 July. It is organised by three major organisations: Kerala Catholic Association (KCA), Malayalee Association of the UK (MAUK) and Sreenarayana Gurumission of the UK (SNGM) in association with Swayam Properties, East Ham.

One day conference on caste at Oxford University
A conference titled Caste in South Asia and its Diasporas to be held on Monday 4 July at the Institute for Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, 64 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PN.

“Enough is enough,­­­­­­­­ no more discrimination against Dalits” demands South Asia Solidarity Group
We are very conscious of the discrimination faced by the Dalit community in the UK. We know how Dalit children are treated in schools by the upper castes. We have seen how Dalit workers get treated on the factory floor and denied promotion. Also in the Asian community we have witnessed the way Dalit families are welcomed and treated at weddings and birthday parties said Sarbjit Johal of South Asia Solidarity Group.

Indian Community in the UK express solidarity with Indian University Students
Representatives from South Asian community expressed their solidarity with the struggles of the students and faculties of various Indian universities to keep maintain the freedoms enshrined in the constitution in a meeting held in Birmingham, UK. The well attended meeting organised by the South Asian Alliance (SAA) started with listening to Joji a student activist with ‘Dalit Camera’ from the University of Kolkata who spoke through skype.

Memorial Mass for victims of Paravoor Fireworks in London
Kerala Catholic Association of the UK (KCAUK) invites all to a Memorial Mass for the victims of the Paravoor Fireworks disaster in Kerala, India where 110 people died and over 400 people were seriously injured.

Kent Hindu Samajam celebrates Vishu 2016
Vishu marks the beginning of the New Year of Kolla Varsham – Malayalam Calendar. Vishu is celebrated with much fanfare and vigour in all parts of Kerala and the events include Vishukkani, Vishukkaineettam, Vishusadya etc.

Strict immigration rules suffocate Indian restaurant industry
Around 600 Indian restaurants have closed in the past 18 months and another 4000 are likely to close soon, unless the government relaxes rules, say the people in the industry.

 
 
  Manambur Suresh
    reports from London
    Email : < sureshmsj@gmail.com >
    Phone: 07737270119
More Stories: United Kingdom
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'Oru Bilathi Pranayam' in Birmingham on 23rd Sunday
SNGM pays tribute to Mohanakumar on Sunday 16th
Premier show of ‘Oru Bilathi Pranayam’ on 16th at East Ham Boleyn cinema
KALA 20th annual with music maestro Pandit Ramesh Narayanan and Madhushree Narayan on Oct 22
Funeral and meeting of condolence for Mohanakumar
Keli pays tribute to Devadasa Panicker at SNGM in East Ham
Onam celebration at High Commission of India, London
Mohana Kumar passes away in Harlow
MAUK celebrates Onam with Biju Narayanan, Jyolsna and Idea star singer fame Sreenaadh
“Brotherhood” to be staged at Guru Jayanthy
Santhigiri Cultural and Social Centre (SCSC) celebrates 90th birthday of Karunakara Guru
Onam Ponnonam by Kerala Samajam Whitchurch Bristol
 

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