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See the Penguins’ waddle watch live stream with Sydney Aquarium

Sydney, Thursday June 18th, 2020: Ever wondered what a Sub-Antarctic penguin colony gets up to, especially when they think no-one’s looking? Now you can find out, with SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium bringing back their successful Tank TV 24/7 live stream with a new series affectionately known as “Waddle Watch”. With the success of ‘Tank TV’, […]

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi : The nawab of cricket

Kersi Meher-Homji remembers interviewing the legend Although it happened 23 years ago I remember it as if it was yesterday. I mean my one-on-one interview with the Nawab of Pataudi junior. In Sydney to open a photographic exhibition Encountering India on 16 May 1997, the Nawab and his charming actress wife Sharmila Tagore were greeted […]

A rich habitat under threat by a hurried decision to build apartments

Greens MP, Cate Faehrmann at the protest By Neena Badhwar June 8. There is this group of people shouting slogans carrying placards that read ‘Forest in Danger’; ‘Don’t kill the forest’; ‘More apartments will kill forest and jam up roads’; ‘Who’s the winner – Lose 2000 jobs at IBM site or create 300 jobs and […]

“I didn’t leave Bollywood because of marriage and kids, I was being typecast” – says Celina Jaitly

By Neeru Saluja Former Miss India and actor Celina Jaitly has emerged out of her sabbatical to make a comeback with her new film ‘Season’s Greetings’, currently aired on Zee5. Known for her roles in films like ‘No Entry, Apna Sapna Money Money, Thank you, Golmaal Returns’, the former beauty queen took a break from […]

Australia-India sign strategic partnerships

Can India take up the challenge western nations are entrusting in its lap to counter unabated Chinese influence in the world. As China now extends its area of influence in the Indian neighbourhood: Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, even Bangladesh, with finance and infrastructure deals, it causes concern not only to India but to the whole […]

Keeping seniors connected during Covid-19

  Innovative programs will support seniors to stay connected with their communities during COVID-19. Acting Minister for Seniors Geoff Lee said more than $700,000 in grants have been awarded to 24 organisations across NSW to deliver programs which help reduce social isolation among seniors. “It is important for seniors to stay at home to protect […]

Gen Y to the fore to decry police excesses

By Vijay Badhwar ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’ ‘I CAN’T BREATHE’ Range is in the air at Town Hall in Sydney. The vibes are so strong that the sensations go through the whole body. There are thousands of protesters, mostly young, who overlay several blocks of adjacent streets around the Sydney landmark. Absent are most from the […]

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 […]

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