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Potential new biomarker for depression and bipolar disorder

University of South Australia (UniSA) scientists have developed the world’s first test to accurately predict mood disorders in people, based on the levels of a specific protein found in the brain. Links between low levels of mature brain-derived neurotrophic factor (mBDNF) and depression are well known but, until now, it hasn’t been possible to distinguish […]

Tribhanga: (Netflix) Tedy Medhy Crazy

By Devaki Parthasarathy. 19 January, 2021 Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE After many many positive reviews of time spent well, and armed with a cup of Turmeric & Almond Latte (Yes its a Dee special, I make at home) I sat down on Sunday night to watch this much awaited Kajol-Tanvi starrer. […]

An interview with the director of White Tiger

‘Vaccine confusion: Here are the facts.’

Professor John Shine, world-renowned biochemist and President of the Australian Academy of Science, clears some of the confusion to do with Covid-19 vaccine: On the goal of the vaccines: “With these first-generation vaccines, the whole attempt was to provide reduction in the seriousness of the disease, to keep the hospital systems from being overloaded, to […]

Overseas-trained teachers offered track to accreditation

“It is harder to become a teacher than a doctor if you have overseas qualifications” Sydney Institute for Community Languages Education (SICLE) has developed and initiated programs for some 2,000 professionals with overseas qualifications to help them become accredited in Australian schools. Sixty have already begun Master of Teaching programs that will see them work […]

India’s 71-year Test – The journey to triumph in Australia – book review

Book Review by Kersi Meher-Homji India’s 71-year Test – The journey to triumph in Australia by R Kaushik. Foreword by Ravi Shastri. Churchill Press, Australia, 2020. 196 pages. Price: A$ 60.00. The coffee-table book is a magnificent presentation with eye-catching colour pictures, brilliant match reports and player profiles, memorable scoreboard photos and comprehensive statistics. The […]

Injured Indians save an excitingly electrifying Test to stay level

By Kersi Meher-Homji One usually associates a drawn cricket match as boring. But the Sydney Test ending yesterday was far from it. I would describe it as electrifyingly exciting. I, along with all spectators at the Sydney Cricket Ground, were spell-bound by the heroics of Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandra Ashwin. Needing a near impossible 407 […]

16th PBD at Indian High Commission in Canberra

by Santosh Gupta, Canberra The 16th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD 2021) was organised at the High Commission of India in Canberra on Saturday 9 January 2021 from 3 pm to 7.30 pm. The well planned and presented program started with the welcome address by the High Commissioner of India to Australia Mr. Gitesh Sarma.  The 16th […]

हम और हमारी पहली साइकिल …संतराम बजाज

बेशक आजकल कारों में घूमते हैं, परन्तु जब बचपन के दिनों की याद आती है तो, उस पहली साइकिल को भुलाए नहीं भूल पाते| उन दिनों की साइकिल बहुत सादा होती थी, आजकल की तरह दर्जनों गीयर और तरह तरह के टायर और हैंडल नहीं होते थे| वैसे तो २०० साल वाली पहली साइकिल के […]

Remembering the ‘Monkeygate’ Sydney Test

By Kersi Meher-Homji I have never missed a Sydney Test since 1970. I cannot wait to watch the current one about to start on Thursday. They have produced drama, controversies and brilliant batting especially by maestro Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman. The “monkeygate bollyline” Sydney Test involving Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds in January 2008 […]

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