An Ocean Road favourite saw in Bengali New Year in style. South Shields curry house Zeera hosted a celebration for more than 100 guests, including traditional Bengali food, traditional music and live entertainment. Bengali New Year, unlike Chinese New Year, is not often marked in the UK and by hosting the event the team at Zeera hope to increase the profile of the holiday in the North East and pave the way for larger celebrations in the future.The New Year celebration, also known as Polia Boishakh, marks the first day of the Bengali calendar, and is traditionally celebrated with an all-singing, all-dancing procession which begins at dawn.The kitchen staff say they are often inundated with requests for traditional Bangladeshi food and this event gave them the chance to show off their skills and provide customers with authentic Bangladeshi Thali, a meal made up of various Indian dishes served on one large platter.Owner of Zeera, and former Bangla Achievement Awards Entrepreneur of the … [Read more...] about South Shields restaurant sees in Bengali New Year in style
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Dancers added a splash of colour to Sheffield’s Winter Garden as a performance to celebrate the Indian New Year was held for the first time. Volunteers from the city’s Sunrit Culture Group hosted the presentation of Indian classical dance and music with dancers from around the world. The New Year date, April 6, is celebrated differently across the regions of India. Sheffield epilepsy patient meets his hero Tom Daley ‘The young people are our future’ … [Read more...] about Colourful performance in Sheffield city centre brings in Indian New Year
Dancers added a splash of colour to Sheffield’s Winter Garden as a performance to celebrate the Indian New Year was held for the first time. Volunteers from the city’s Sunrit Culture Group hosted the presentation of Indian classical dance and music with dancers from around the world. The New Year date, April 6, is celebrated differently across the regions of India. ‘The young people are our future’ … [Read more...] about Colourful performance brings in a New Year
It’s Chinese New Year so it would be very rude not to mark the occasion with one of Newcastle’s top rated Oriental restaurants right? Well, not that I’d ever need an occasion to have a Chinese, that’s exactly what myself and a friend did on Thursday night. A permanent resident in Trip Advisor’s top 10 Chinese eateries in Newcastle, Hei Hei came highly recommended. And unlike many of its peers, who are based on Stowell Street in the heart of China Town, Hei Hei is at the other end of town on Dean Street, setting apart from its competition quite literally. So did it live up to its reputation? To start We headed to Hei Hei straight after work, meaning we were just in time to catch the Happy Hour menu - running until 6.30pm week nights, 5pm on Saturday and 6.30pm Sundays - and offering two courses for just £10.95. And unlike some set menus, while the price was low, the number of choices certainly wasn’t. With a number of vegetarian options to pick … [Read more...] about Do we give Newcastle’s Hei Hei a high five for Chinese New Year?
A woman who defied violent protests to worship at a centuries-old south Indian shrine that banned females of “menstruating age” has been spurned by her family, attacked by relatives and locked out of her home. On New Year’s Day, Kanakadurga, 39, along with Bindu Ammini, became the first women to enter the inner sanctum of Kerala state’s Sabarimala temple, one of the country’s holiest Hindu sites. The supreme court had in September declared unconstitutional a customary ban on women aged between 10 and 50 from entering the temple, a hill shrine located at the end of a three-mile trek through dense mountainous forest. Kanakadurga, Ammini and hundreds of other women had attempted to reach Sabarimala once it reopened after September’s verdict but were turned away by sometimes violent protesters, mostly men, who see the court’s decision as inappropriate state intervention in a religious matter. The pair – Kanakadurga, a government employee, and … [Read more...] about Woman who defied Indian temple ban ‘shunned’ by family