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An  eye  for eye health

By Vinod Daniel Over 100  million people in India have  some form of visual impairment or the other. A majority of them would need just a pair of glasses to allow them to be productive. India Vision Institute (IVI), an Australian initiated charity in India, is making a substantial difference to Indians with vision and […]

Australian Deputy Prime Minister knocked by High Court in Citizenship case

  By Rekha Bhattacharjee   Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told a news conference in  Canberra  the decision was “not the outcome we were hoping for” . The High Court of Australia ( known as Supreme Court in  India) struck the eligibility of the Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce ”“ ineligible to sit […]

Bhuvi blasts Kiwis and the series is locked one-all

By Kersi Meher-Homji From the perch of pinnacle, Virat Kohli’s men were brought down to earth by New Zealand in the first One-Day International (ODI) at Mumbai on Saturday. Kohli’s scored a stroke-filled 121 and India made 8 for 280. Kiwi quickies excelled, Trent Bolt taking 4-35 and Tim Southee 3-73. This was Kohli’s 31st […]

“I want to act, teach and still learn,” Anupam Kher

By Neeru Saluja Veteran actor Anupam Kher is an icon of the Indian film industry. With an ongoing 35 year career, 508 films till date, eight Filmfare awards and known worldwide for his roles in international films, he is now coming to Australia to share his incredible journey. As AACTA launches the ”˜In Conversation Event […]

Identity, Belonging and Citizenship

By Sudha Kumar Proposed changes to the Citizenship law is settled, for the moment. Earlier this week Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of New South Wales, Hon. Ray Williams MP, Minister of Multiculturalism, and Mr. Vanlalvawna, Counsul General for India, along with a host of MPs from both sides of the Parliament, and representatives of […]

A Festival of India ”˜India Illuminated’ event at UNSW Sydney

Monday 23 October 2017:  University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, will transform its Kensington campus for the Festival of India, fittingly called  ”˜India Illuminated’  (23-26 October). It will be a high-energy, event-packed week to celebrate Australia-India bilateral relations. This unique festival will also highlight the dynamic ”˜new India’ with its impressive developments in innovation, […]

The secret of success behind Secret superstar!  

By Neeru Saluja Aamir Khan always has an ace up his sleeve. If last year it was the highest grosser ‘Dangal’, this time it is his Diwali release ‘Secret Superstar’. Shot entirely in Mumbai, the film revolves around a small town teenager Insia, played by Zaira Wasim (Dangal’s younger wrestler girl) who dreams of becoming […]

Pink Ribbon Breakfast ”“ focussed on breast cancer awareness

By Neeru Saluja While we are busy celebrating the festivities in the month of October, two women were working relentlessly for an event with a cause. Rekha Rajvanshi and Sue Advani organised the annual Pink Ribbon Breakfast to raise funds for breast cancer research. Breast cancer is the most common life-threatening cancer facing Australian women. […]

Raga Vibrations “Raga Vibrations” is a monthly selection of Indian music curated by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma & Greg Davis.

Words such as ‘mithai’, ‘puja’ in Australian Hansard because of Daniel Mookhey, MLA

Daniel Mookhey Member of the Legislative Council NSW Labor’s Daniel Mookhey took to the floor of the NSW Upper House to declare that his Mum makes Australia’s finest ”˜Poori’ and ”˜Channa Masala.’ Also, to wish everyone a Happy Diwali! Mr Mookhey’s provocative declaration was made in a speech noting how more Australians are celebrating Diwali […]

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