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India is coming, India is coming

By Kersi Meher-Homji Forget Covid-19. Forget everything unpleasant. The Indian cricket team will be touring Australia in December – January. Yipee! Do you remember the summer of 2018-19 when the team under Virat Kohli defeated Australia for the first time ever in Australia? Will they do it again with Steve Smith and David Warner back […]

Sri Venketeswara Temple opens, finally

Devotees of Sri Venkateswara have been eagerly waiting for the temple to open,  here is the press release from the temple committee as it would like everyone to follow the protocol in accordance with the NSW government’s directives during Covid-19 period which are mandatory as the rules of social distancing are slowly relaxed: “The Government […]

Meet Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, the Devi of Netflix’s ‘Never Have I Ever’

     By Neeru Saluja The Netflix teenager star who has won our hearts has ‘never ever’ acted on screen before. Meet Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, the 18 year old Tamil Canadian girl who plays Devi in the latest teen romcom ‘Never Have I Ever’ that is topping the charts on Netflix. Co-created and loosely based off writer […]

ये दोस्ती हम नहीं तोड़ेंगे: ट्रम्प और मोदी

दोस्तों की ज़ूम मीटिंग (२) …संतराम बजाज “हेलो डोनाल्ड!” मोदी ने कनेक्शन मिलाया| “हाई मोडी! कैसा है तुम?” ट्रम्प बड़ा चहक कर बोला| “मैं तो ठीक हूँ, तुम बताओ वह जो chloroquine भेजी थी, मिल गई क्या?” “मिल गई ? मैं तो उसे रोज़ खाता हूँ|” “कोई असर हुआ?” “पता नहीं, कोई दूसरा तो उसे […]

Lillete Dubey: I want to continue to do meaningful films

By Neeru Saluja She defies the Indian woman stereotype created by Bollywood. At an age when actresses hang their boots, she began her career in Hindi commercial cinema. Veteran actor Lillete Dubey needs no introduction as she is known worldwide for her films ‘Monsoon Wedding’, ‘Best Marigold Hotel’, ‘The Second Best Marigold Hotel’ and over […]

Sydney university student Sahil Arora and his team win Global CFA Research Challenge

Left to right: Jeffrey Brown, Jassis Chen, Jessica Wu, Sahil Arora and Tom Luo, a win was written on this talented team’s enthusiasm much before the Covid-19 as they prepared for the challenge   By Neena Badhwar It is a difficult time as Covid-19 has brought everything to a standstill, every activity, exams, competitions, education […]

Coronavirus tips you won’t get from the government

By Melvin Durai Just a week ago, most of us did not know how to spell “coronavirus.” But we’ve now seen the word hundreds of times, mostly in headlines such as “Coronavirus Infects Thousands in Europe,” “Coronavirus Prompts Governors to Close Schools,” and “Coronavirus Expert Reassures Americans: It’s Safe to Keep Drinking Corona Beer.” It’s […]

Ram Kamal’s ‘Season’s Greetings’ says it all, but silently

By Manju Mittal ‘Season’s Greeting’s’ is a movie by Ram Kamal Mukherjee which has been released recently and is streaming on Zee5 channel. It is a comeback for actress Celina Jaitley after her hiatus of over a decade her having settled in Europe, married with kids. The movie stars Lilette Dubey (Suchitra) in the role […]

NSW government to support stranded international students

The NSW Government will fund temporary crisis accommodation for stranded international students as part of a $20 million package protecting the vulnerable and maintaining the State’s track record as a leading global study destination. Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said helping international education meant helping the whole State of NSW. “International students […]

Greetings to Ram Kamal Mukherjee for his film ‘Season’s Greetings’

By Manju Mittal Ram Kamal Mukherjee, a well known film maker, writer, Journalist & critic of Bollywood who has established himself as a director through his two films multiple award winning short film ‘Cakewalk’ which saw the comeback of Indian actress Esha Deol and his recently released ‘Season’s Greetings’ on Zee5. Ram hails from Kolkata […]

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