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India under-19s create many records in West Indies

By Kersi Meher Homji As the Indian cricket team under Virat Kohli and Lokesh Rahul is faring poorly in South Africa losing both the Test and One-Day series, the Indian junior team is performing superbly in Under-19 World Cup in the West Indies. Last night they shattered many records while annihilating Uganda by 326 runs […]

National Cabinet Statement on 20th January, 2022

National Cabinet met today to discuss response to COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, approaches to test, trace isolate and quarantine including the use of rapid antigen tests (RATs) and the vaccine rollout and booster programme. The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly, provided an update on the spread of the Omicron variant. Omicron case numbers […]

The nobility of the medical profession

Covid-19 has tested people in medical profession worldwide as well as health workers in a way that has never ever happened before. Not only the doctors, the nurses, entire hospital system, scientists and whole humanity as such has faced a challenge of the century with every one in every walk of life has had to […]

Woof away your blues…

For some they may be just some four-legged creatures wagging their tails and running after you in hope for a piece of food you may throw towards them. But for many, and a growing number of people, they are the very reason to be in love with life. As Covid rapidly transforms our life and […]

‘Content is the king, whether a man or a woman is headlining it’ says actress Lara Dutta

By Neeru Saluja A Royal King, four daughters and a contest. What do these elements tell you? Drama, humour and an ensemble cast to match the royal characters! ZEE5 Global original, Kaun Banegi Shikharwati is a dramedy based on the life of the Royal King and his dysfunctional family, who devises an outlandish plan to unite his […]

Barry O’Farrell: CECA will help deepen bilateral trade between India and Australia

Australian High Commissioner, Barry O’ Farrell in an exclusive interview with TIDU reporter in Delhi, Ritu Ghai On a nippy winter afternoon of Dec 22nd, 2021, at a pre-fixed time, I walk into the premises of Australian High Commissioner’s residence in Delhi, to interview him and reflect on the year gone by. As I wait […]

Pant brilliant but poor batting by others cost India Test and series

By Kersi Meher-Homji There is no disgrace in losing if one fights till the end but the way India batted on the third day of the crucial Cape Town Test was disgraceful. Exceptions were Rishabh Pant who scored a fantastic unbeaten century and skipper Kohli who defended grimly for 143 minutes. Many of the Indian […]

Advance Australia Fair, in Eora

Australiagal ya’nga yabunEora budgeriYarragal Bamal YarrabuniNgurra garrigarrangNura mari guwing bayabubaDiara-murrahmah-coingGuwugu yago ngabay burrabagurYirribana AustraliagalGarraburra ngayiri yabunYirribana Australiagal Translation The lyrics in Eora are not a direct translation of the English words, but rather substitute meanings that reveal the Eora’s deep connection to the land. We hope you feel inspired to sign along. 1. Australiagal ya’nga […]

Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) update as of January 12, 2022

Across NSW, 95.1 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 93.7 per cent have received two doses to Tuesday 11 January. Of people aged 12 to 15, 81.7 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 78.2 per cent have received […]

RIP, Sidney Poitier!

by Madhulika Liddle When I heard the news of Sidney Poitier’s death (on January 6th, 2022), one of the first thoughts that came to me was: what a sad coincidence, that the last English-language film I’d reviewed on this blog was one of his (The Bedford Incident). Then, the realization that, in so many years […]

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