Indians4Africa
Offering a refreshingly CRISP vision of Indians & Africa

Volume 10 , September 2012 edition 


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Theme: THE CITY OF DURBAN - HEART OF THE ZULU KINGDOM
 
  
The only logic of choosing Durban as the city to settle down appears somewhat dubious: that it's a city with lot of Indians. But that is exactly what the Indian I chance to meet a day after landing in Johannesburg told me, suggesting Indians are more likely to help a new Indian. That was 1995, and I had just left my job in Nigeria to experiment starting my own business in South Africa, a brand new country then, fresh with possibilities. I had no friends, family, contacts or business plan, just loads of enthusiasm and reckless dare devilry that comes with youth. In addition, I now also had a piece of paper containing address of his brother in Durban that I could approach for initial help in settling down. In the back of my mind I knew that if I failed I knew I could always go back to India and get a job , since I had garnered enough education and job experience by then. However this was the time to throw caution to wind and jump into unknown waters and surface out on Durban beaches...Read More
 
                                 
THEME RELATED
HISTORICAL FACTS ABOUT DURBAN
Take a trip down memory lane and into the history of Durban...Read more
SURROUNDING AREAS IN DURBAN
A city that surrounds itself with amazing sites and sounds...Read More
  
  
LIFE IN DURBAN
 
Indian Expatriate viewpoint:
Listen to some of the common questions that Indians visiting Durban want to know, being answered by Mr. Atul Padalakar, a long time resident of Durban
...Listen

 

LIFE IN DURBAN
South African Indian's viewpoint: Indians have settled in Durban for last 6 to 7 generations! Indians visiting Durban are always curious to know about them. Listen to some common questions being answered...Listen

INTERVIEW - DURBAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
 
Durban Chamber of Commerce can play a vital role in helping to establish and grow business in Durban. Mr Praneel Nandkumar explains...Listen
DURBAN FESTIVAL
 
The fact that durban is home to the largest number of Indians outside India makes durban a place which is abuzz with festivals and events throughout the year...Read More
OVERVIEW OF RELIGIOUS SITES IN DURBAN
Overview of Temples: ...Read more
Overview of Churches: ...Read more
Overview of Mosques: ...Read more 
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN DURBAN
Durban has so many things , and something for every one, from beaches to mountains, wild life, adventure sports etc. Here are 10 top things to do that is found to be most popular...Read More
ART AND LITERATURE

BLUE LABEL
Red flag to Blue Label whisky - a conscious journey through colourful water body..."...Read More

SHORT STORY - DHUAAN
'A short story by 'Gulzar' depicts how narrow minded religious fanatics can destroy the harmony of the society at large and pave way for differences and hatred...Listen
HOME AND HEALTH
ANTY RAO SPEAKS
I heard little KartikΚΌs voice in the corridor as I came back from the walk. He was giving the news to his other play mates that Lord Ganesha is coming to his home in a few days time...Read More

FENG SHUI

TheThe word Feng shui loosely translated means, wind and water which means feng shui affects all aspects of our life. Debbi explains why Feng Shui is important words Feng Shui loosely translated mean, wind and water which means that feng shui affects all aspects of our life. Wind representing the oxygen we breathe or the chi that enhances our lives and water without which we would also not exist it is the life blood of the planet and ourselves...Read More
INSPIRATION
 
 
 
 

ECONOMICS

Economics writer Tim Harford studies complex systems -- and finds a surprising link among the successful ones: they were built through trial and error. In this sparkling talk from TEDGlobal 2011, he asks us to embrace our randomness and start making better mistakes...View

INDIAN INDENTURED LABOURERS
Indentured Indians arrived in Natal in 384 vessels, of which 262 sailed from Madras and 122 from Calcutta. The first, the Truro, arrived in Port Natal in November 1860 and the final Umlazi 43 on July 21,1911...View

EDITORIAL
Flashback 27th September 2011, tension, anxiety and elation that our first newsletter is getting released and then a stumble, the draft shows that fonts of the articles are all wrong, picture placements horrible, panic & frustration set in...Read More            
The only logic of choosing Durban as the city to settle down appears somewhat dubious: that it’s a city with lot of Indians ( around 0.7 million i.e approx 55% of total indian population in SA & 27% of Durban population)...Read More
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HAND WOVEN RUGS

Exquisite authentic hand woven rugs direct from India to you...Read More
 
EDUCATION
  
Top quality presentation of Primary & High school syllabus from HCL Ltd - India’s top office automation company in USB or DVD format...Read More
 
VASTU SHASTRA
 
Vastu Shastra & Feng Shui : On line consultancy in these ancient knowledge’s that connect man with his dwelling, by reputed professionals...Read More
 
CONVERSATION
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