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Who will win Women’s T20 World Cup?

By Kersi Meher-Homji ICC Women’s Twenty 20 World Cup starts this Friday on 21st February and the question on everyone’s lips is: who will win it? The three favourite teams are Australia, India and England. India and Australia will meet in the opening match in Sydney, this Friday starting at 7 pm. Let us concentrate […]

Mallika Sarabhai: “I was a social activist even before I knew what it meant”

By Neeru Saluja  As a dancer, storyteller, writer and social activist, Mallika Sarabhai has powered change through performing arts. Besides being one of the leading exponents in classical dance, she is also vocal on women’s empowerment, making her a fearless feminist of our times. She is also the director of Darpana Academy of Performing Arts […]

Indore-Bhopal to host 21st edition of IIFA Awards from March 27-29

By Manju Mittal The 21st edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA Awards) will be held in Indore from March 27-29, while Bhopal will host a function in run up to the mega Bollywood event, it was announced here on Monday. This was announced by IIFA organisers in the presence of Bollywood actors […]

AAP’s ‘Jhaadu’ sweeps Delhi

By Vijay Badhwar It is second time in a row (if one ignores the first time few-days-long AAP government as a minor aberration) that the Aam Admi Party (AAP) led by Arvind Kejriwal has swept the Delhi elections – in 2015, 67-3, and in the just-held contest 62-8, the consolation seats going to Bharatiya Janata […]

Australia’s creative industries ‘entrenched in gender and diversity imbalance’ at the highest levels

An analysis of Australia’s film, television and radio industries reveals a serious gender and diversity imbalance at the most senior levels, a University of South Australia study has found. A new paper published in Media International Australia warns of the dangers of a predominantly male, middle-aged, white workforce projecting their views on Australia, rather than […]

CSIRO’s scientific weight loss studies reveals the key to three times more weight loss

One of the world’s largest weight loss studies by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has found that following a scientifically backed ‘digital diet’ for as little as 12 weeks resulted in clinically significant weight loss. Almost 60,000 Australians following the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet from 2015 through to 2019 were studied to understand how the […]

India Club’s spirited altruism for the ‘Firies’ helps collect $22,309

  India Club’s Shubha and Dr. Aksheya  Kumar along with The Indian Down Under’s Vijay and Neena Badhwar, Vinod and Reeta Rajput, Puneet and Mona Anand donated $22,309 collected in a fundraiser concert for the Firies held on January 27, 2020   By Neena Badhwar The skies are red, the sun, a mere blob, merges […]

Community languages multicultural grants stream two now open

Stream two of the Community Languages Multicultural Grants program is now open. The grants are part of the Australian Government’s commitment to provide $10 million over two years to community language schools to help young Australians learn another language. Through stream two, community language schools can apply for funding of up to $25,000 for projects […]

‘The Siddhus of Upper Juhu’ : A delightful comedy comes to Sydney on March 6

After the successful Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar’s theatre play ‘Kaifi Aur Mein’ and Arif Zakaria and Sonali Kulkarni’s ‘Gardish mein Taare’ in 2018 and ‘A poetic evening with Deepti Naval’ in 2019 SAI Creative Arts Network ( SCREAN ) Australia now proudly presents comedy English drama ‘The Siddhus of Upper Juhu’ in March. ‘The […]

‘’The Spoils” arrives in Sydney

By Neeru Saluja A slice of New York has arrived in Sydney with the play ‘The Spoils’ by Academy Award winning American actor and playwright Jesse Eisenberg. Making it’s Australian debut at the Flight Path Theatre, the cutting comedy is directed by Ian Warwick and boasts of a stellar cast comprising actors Michael Becker, Haydan […]

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