Newsmagazine Vol 3 - December 2011


A place to showcase the flavour of the month.



2011 has been  a remarkable year for many a reasons, but primarily for the amazing role youth have played. Crowning a decade that saw Youth take centre stage in every facet of our lives, from Silicon Valley to the dusty streets of Tunisia.  Creating revolution in politics, technology, lifestyles, changing the world over and over again.  It’s as if the Youth have suddenly “come of age”. So it’s time we sit back and listen to them. Hence this edition is dedicated to doing just that and a little advise suggesting that they try and fall in love....

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Guest Of The Month


Mamoo Interview


mamooMahmoud Rajab (Mamoo), is the Managing Director of New National Assurance (South Africa’s first Black Assurance company), and has been associated with the company since its inception. However Mr Rajab's is much more than that ...

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Home And Health




A place to share our experiences on all issues regarding home, health and life in Africa. Section complied by co-editor Nidhee Datta


All About Dreams


The meaning of dreams has puzzled man since time immemorial. In ancient civilisations they were thought to carry a message from God. With his psychoanalysis, it was Sigmund Freud who opened the door for dreams to become a subject of scientific research.

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Full On Taste


As we are in the midst of the festive season, what better time to share some of our recipes with our readers. It is that time of the year when calories are not given much notice and we would all love to be in Nigella?s shoes!

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Healing By Mudras


Healing by Mudras is an ancient practice with spiritual seekers in eastern cultures like India and China. The saints and yogis in the ancient times used Mudras to empower them spiritually, to maintain their mind and body balance and to be physically healthy.

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We have all been on holidays that we would love to share. All those little details that are not give in the travel book but are important especially for us Indians.

Foot Prints


Ajanta Caves are situated in the centre of the state Maharashtra and the city of Aurangabad. The caves are located in the northeast region of the city Aurangabad. These caves are much older than the Ellora Caves. These are very ancient caves around the 2nd century BC to the 6th century AD and also in the list of the earliest monastic institutions to come up in the country.

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Send us your perspective on any aspect of business that interests you. Articles and information that will help each other navigate the unique business conditions that face us in Africa.

India & The Economic Crises


A passionate article re-asserting India's role in the current global economic crises

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Art & Literature

This is the creative corner – a place to display your latest work or discuss work of others.

The Finishing Touch


finishing_touchA short story that won the Nadine Gordimer award

By Dr Deena Padayachee


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Young Writers


Is The Internet Making Us Stupid ?


internetWe asked the same question when calculators became popular. Now is internet making it even worse. Pragati Sharma explores..

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EshaanEshaan Vij writes candidly about peer pressure and the need to find acceptance...

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yagnaSome days you find yourself alone and lonely especially when you are young. It takes courage to pen them into words as Yagna Vij has done so beautifully..

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Tribute to all you weirdo's


NatashaA wise person once said, “A weirdo is someone who follows their heart. I’m definitely weird, ain’t nothing wrong with that.”By Natasha Nair


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Act Your Age


RominaYou'll never be as young as you are today. Really? What about the ever-common phrases: "Age is just a number"? And "You're only as old as you feel"?
By Romina Nair


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2011...“Year of the Protest”


Devendra2011 dubbed as the “Year of the Protest” has drawn to a close with many gory images to remember, lynching of dictators, destructive tsunami of Japan and tactical killing of Terrorist kingpin.


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New Year Resolution

Get the New Year Resolution work for you


10 steps on how to make New Year Resolution for yourself that is guaranteed to succeed. So go ahead make a resolution and check us out. You have nothing to lose.

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European Union Update


A humorous take on the effect of European crises is having on Africa & India - pictorially

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