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Siji Krishnan: ‘Art thrives when words fail…’

Siji Krishnan from Kochi, for this year’s Triennial at the National Gallery of Victoria, will be displaying an exquisite panoramic display that spans over 3 metres capturing portraits from her family during their get-togethers across generations – with representatives from infancy, youth, adulthood and advanced age. NGV Triennial is a large-scale exhibition of international contemporary […]

Australian scientists and their wound-healing technology to be used by NASA astronauts

Ground breaking Australian wound-healing technology will be catapulted into space to treat astronauts, following the unprecedented win by Southern Cross University scientists at NASA’s global iTech competition. The Rapid Repair technology, developed by Southern Cross University’s Dr Rosemary Craig and Dr Nedeljka Rosic with business partner Gerard Criss, has won the final competition round. It […]

Virat Kohli’s Indians are coming – Here are dates for your diary

  By Kersi Meher-Homji You must be keeping late nights watching the IPL matches in UAE. Especially today early morning (19th October) when both the matches ended in ties. In exciting super overs, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad. Three hours later Kings XI Punjab beat Mumbai Indians. Worth keeping awake till 4 am, Sydney […]

‘Rahat’ ghazal album a unique project by WAACI

A Ghazal album ‘Rahat’ on the poetry of Sh. Om Kishan Rahat produced by WAACI is slated for release during Diwali 2020 WAACI, is a not for Australian profit organisation, networking creativity in Australia. WAACI believes that Creativity has no boundaries, limitations, nationalities, religions, colour or racial differences or any other barriers that humans erect […]

When maximum is not maximum

By Kersi Meher-Homji It is cricket season now and let’s welcome it with the most heart-lifting experience in this sport. I mean the special six appeal when, to quote English poet EV Lucas “a batsman jumps to meet one and a sixer climbs the sky.” Even the most level headed commentator gets excited and yells […]

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne screens Habbadi in Marathi and its Hindi version Natkhat online

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) today announced it will host its 2020 event online, in line with coronavirus gathering restrictions, screening over 60 films in 17 languages, including 34 International Premieres and 56 Australian Premieres from  23 to  30 October. IFFM Festival Director, Mitu Bhowmick Lange: “Indian filmmakers – from independent short film makers to our most […]

Art is soul’s mate: Lalit Mittal

Lalit Mittal at Ku-ring-Gai Art Society’s Spring Exhibition By Vijay Badhwar Architect Lalit Mittal’s painting ‘Tulips’ was so appropriate for the recent exhibition of the Ku-ring-Gai Art Society to celebrate spring that it made to their invitation card to announce for their patrons the display of nearly 300 paintings by prominent artists at the St […]

Frank Tarrant was a pioneer of Indo-Oz cricket relations

Book Review By Kersi Meher-Homji Cricket’s Forgotten Pioneer – The Frank Tarrant Story by Mike Coward, Cricket Publishing Company (, 104 pages, price $55 plus postage. Foreword by Harsha Bhogle. This hard-cover beautifully presented book – full of rare photos, autographs, official letters, cartoons and statistics – is a must for every cricket lover in […]

Now the gang-rape happens in Hathras, India, Manisha this time.

Nirbhayas are happening in India all the time. Nirbhaya in Delhi, Disha in Mumbai and now this 19-year old girl in Hathras who was gang raped. Priyanka Reddies, Bhanwrin Devis happen daily with 1.7 lakhs of rapes that happen in India. Caste affliction, internet, girl/boy ratio a society where boys are preferred, gender bias are […]

दवाईयों की लपेट में!    … संतराम बजाज   

मेरा मक़सद आपकी बीमारियाँ जानने का नहीं है और न ही आप कितनी दवाईयाँ लेते हैं, या फिर कब और क्यों| आप को ‘क़ब्ज़ी’ है और इसबगोल का छिल्का लेते हैं या कुछ और, यह आप जानें या आप का डॉक्टर, मेरा उस से कुछ लेना देना नहीं है| और न ही मुझे इस बात […]

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