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Ian Chappell and his life as a cricketer

BOOK REVIEW Chappell’s Last Stand by Michael Sexton, published by Affirm Press, Australia, 288 pages, RRP $29.99. Reviewed by Kersi Meher-Homji Besides being a resolute batsman and one of all-time great cricket captains, Ian Chappell has been the voice of cricket for many decades. He led his teams, Australia and South Australia, with vim and […]

“I love making people laugh,” Rakesh Bedi, now on the way to Australia

By Manju Mittal Rakesh Bedi is a respected Indian actor. Rakesh, who hails from Delhi, has been entertaining audiences through films, television and theatre for the past 35 years. He is also known for his powerful comic performance in films such as the famous ”˜Chashme Baddoor’, ”˜Ek duje ke liye’, ”˜Shrimaan Shrimati’, ”˜Yeh jo hai […]

An assasination that led to anti-Sikh riots

By Rekha Bhattacharjee On October 31, 1984, PM Indira Gandhi was shot and killed by two of her bodyguards, both Sikhs, in  retribution for the attack at the  Golden  Temple. She was immediately succeeded by son Rajiv, who was left to quell deadly anti-Sikh riots, and her body was cremated three days later in a […]

Dawat-e-Ishq: Dawat-e-Rushed

  By Devaki Parthasarathy     DAAWAT-E-ISHQ: The story of a shoe-sales girl disillusioned with  marriage  because of her encounters with dowry-seeking (jehez) men and a cook extraordinaire, coming face to face in the clash of diametrically opposite but equally spicy cultures of Hyderabad and Lucknow. A story line with a sea of potential however […]

Gandhi play tour to Australia and the Pacific

Well known Gandhi Play, Yugpurush is touring Australia Pacific this November with eleven shows planned in the region. Yugpurush is a two-hour long heart-touching and riveting drama of the profound spiritual relationship between Mahatma Gandhi & his spiritual mentor, Shrimad Rajchandra, a great Indian saint, poet, philosopher and spiritual luminary. Mahatma Gandhi credits his principle […]

Sharma, Kohli and “Boom-Boom” Bumrah excel as India wins 2-1

   By Kersi Meher-Homji What an exciting end to a roller coaster series with the third and final One Day International (ODI) at Kanpur providing the climax! An hour before the end, I predicted New Zealand to win the match and the series, especially when they were only one wicket down for 153 and their […]

Rajendra Gangani gives a blissful performance of Kathak in Sydney

By Neena Badhwar Guru Rajendra Gangani mesmerises Sydney with his performance of Kathak. He is an exponent of Kathak who exudes joy rather pure bliss as he said on stage, “I want you to enjoy ”˜anand’. Pure anand.” Gangani performs as if he is enjoying his art himself, lost in himself he brings forth sheer […]

Indian Dementia support group launched

Dementia Support Group for Indian Australians Inc was launched on Friday 27 October 2017 at the Consulate General of India, Sydney premises at 265 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. A forum on Dementia was conducted  at the Consulate   and Dementia Support Group for Indian Australian Inc. in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Associations of NSW […]

India  Illuminated  at the Uni of NSW

By Kersi Meher-Homji As I walked down Anzac Parade leading to the University New South Wales (UNSW) on Monday the 23rd  October, everything appeared as usual. But as I approached Barker Street leading to UNSW’s Green House, it had a sudden transformation.   Magically, as it were, I felt that I was suddenly in India. […]

Mersala !

I love Vijay movies because there is always a relatable theme, punch dialogues, super romantic scenes, a handleable amount of emo, colourful visuals, msala moments, peppy music, super dance and last but not the least star power!!!! With Mersal, we have got this year’s most engaging mass masala movie. Nearly three hours of action packed, […]

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