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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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1 min.
learn how to make a gudri

JOB creation from recycled materials is the theme of this year’s Green Diwali Festival that will be held at Mitchell Park from Friday to Sunday. The organisers are working with unemployed people to create opportunities literally from rubbish. Last year, more than 10 000 people attended the eco-friendly festival. “We are far less ambitious this year because of the Covid-19 regulations,” said Anivesh Singh, a local publisher and event organiser. The festival is a partnership between the Mitchell Park Trust, the Durban Book Fair and eThekwini Municipality. People are invited to buy a light for R100 in memory of a loved one or a pet. The funds will go towards the trust’s literacy programme. “This is a great opportunity to celebrate the Festival of Lights with just lights, and to build social cohesion in our city,” said…

2 min.
helping displaced shack dwellers

RESIDENTS in Reservoir Hills, Durban, are still willing to help displaced informal dwellers despite being targeted during recent service delivery protests. On Sunday more than 400 shacks were destroyed in a fire and about 1 500 people displaced at the Barton Place informal settlement in Reservoir Hills. Ish Prahlad, the chairperson of the Reservoir Hills Ratepayers Association, said: “I saw the fire and it scared me. I called for help and drove to the settlement to assist however I could.” He said he returned to the area on Monday to assess the damage and he also tried to get organisations to help assist those who were displaced. “At the moment, an NGO is providing meals to the families, and the Divine Life Society and I managed to secure some hampers. People jumped at the…

2 min.
wedding bells

OCTOBER WINNERS How to enter THE POST Bridal Couple of the Year competition will run from January to November. The bridal page will appear on the last Wednesday of every month. It will also feature the winning couple of the month. Email a waist-up, high resolution picture (500KB to 1MB) to: postbridal@inl.co.za Include the names of the bridal couple, contact details, and the date and venue of the wedding. Competition rules THE Editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The competition is open to all couples married between September 2019 and August 2020. Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable for cash. Independent Media employees, participating sponsors and their immediate families are not eligible to enter. Publication is not guaranteed. An independent panel of judges will select the bridal couple of the month. Due to space constraints it…

4 min.
sleeping buddha’s eye-opening album

TRISHEN Govender, a Verulam music producer, more popularly known for the strides he has made on the gqom music scene, will launch a new project this week which is dedicated to women. The EP, called Aphrodite At Fashion Week, comprises three songs composed and produced by Govender. For each, the musician – whose stage name is Sleeping Buddha – has partnered with a female artist who penned an ode to women. “Aphrodite At Fashion Week features all females because I wanted to support women empowerment during these testing times,” said Govender. “The increase in violence and discrimination that women have faced throughout the years is dreadful. It was disappointing to see what they went through during the lockdown. “I also wanted to showcase the talent and beauty of the female on an artistic level. This…

3 min.
sa breakfast show streams to la

TONGAAT resident Kovesh Nadasen is taking his breakfast show on Megazone Radio to new heights. The show, The Sundae Clique, is broadcast from the uMhlanga station every Sunday from 7am to 10am, with Nadasen’s co-host Tasneem Khan. It is also streamed live at the same time on Abee Chunes Radio, an online station based in Los Angeles, in the US. The idea of the simultaneous stream started in August after Nadasen, 32, a father of two, was introduced to Roshan Shiwcharran, the chief executive of Abee Chunes Radio. “We play a lot of Chutney and Nagara music. We also like to play international Nagara and Chutney music, and interview the artists,” said Nadasen. “Earlier this year, I interviewed Terry Gajraj, an American-Guyanese artist, on Megazone Radio about his new release and he told me about…

5 min.
diwali treats

Chana Magaj 500g chana flour1/3 cup milk2½ cups butter ghee500g icing sugar, sieved½ cup Klim Milk Powder1 tbs green elachi (cardamom) powder1 tsp nutmeg½ cup chopped almonds rose essence½ cup pecan nuts (optional) Place the chana flour in a large bowl and gradually add the milk. Rub it in with your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Set aside to dry for a few hours. Using a thick-based pot, heat the butter ghee on medium temperature. Add the mixture and cook for 30 to 35 minutes stirring continuously until it is brown in colour. Leave aside to cool. Once cooled, add the elachi, icing sugar and nutmeg. Mix well, then add the almonds, pecan nuts and rose essence. Place in a greaseproof dish or mould as desired. Burfee 500g Klim Milk Powder90g butter ghee155g tin Nestle cream1/3 can condensed…