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$86 million injection to kickstart Arts, Screen and Culture in NSW

Artists, musicians, theatres, venues, festivals and cultural organisationsin NSW will be supported with $86 million in funding from the NSW Government to reopen with confidence and welcome back audiences. Treasurer Matt Kean said the stimulus would support individuals and businesses to bounce back quickly and reignite the economy through their cultural offerings. “We have all […]

Safal Fest (November 27) seeks artists, poets, solo singers and dancers

After a lull due to Covid 19, this Year the SAFAL (South Asian Film, Art & Literature) 2021 is being organized on Saturday 27th November 21 at the Brush Farm House 19 Lawson Street Eastwood NSW 2122. Time : 10 am to 6pm Free Entry (Subject to Covid Conditions) Ample Road Side Parking. The Safal […]

NSW to reach its 80 per cent double dose target by October 18

The State’s rapid rate of second dose vaccinations means that next Monday, 18 October is firming as the day that the Reopening NSW Roadmap’s 80 per cent settings will come into effect for those who are fully vaccinated. Community sport will resume, more friends and family will be reunited, and there will no longer be […]

Best Feature Film nod for Payal Kapadia’s ‘A Night of Knowing Nothing’ at 14th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Gold Coast, Queensland: Nominations in the 14th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) were revealed today with nods for 38 films from 25 Asia Pacific countries and areas. Winners will be announced on Thursday 11 November at the 14th APSA Ceremony on Australia’s spectacular Gold Coast, and streamed across the globe. Drawn from the world’s fastest […]

A breakfast blushing with pink

By Neena Badhwar On Sunday October 10, a virtual Pink Ribbon Breakfast session was organised by Rekha Rajvanshi and Sue Advani for breast cancer survivors and their supporters. It proudly collected $4000 in the lead up to the day when the screen lighted up in the hues of pink. Smiling, shiny, beautiful faces included three […]

Australia Day Council of SA looking for nominations for two awards from our community

On behalf of the Australia Day Council of South Australia regarding their Awards for Leadership in Languages and Culture are seeking nominations from young people of Indian origin. There are to award categories,both designed to recognise young people who are inspiring young leaders, passionate about languages and culture and who advocate for a multilingual and […]

Australia wins the match and the series

By Kersi Meher-Homji Australian women won the final Twenty20 International (T20I) by 14 runs to take the series 2-0. They also won the Multi format Series by 11 points to 5, having earlier won the One Day International series 2-1 and now the T20I series 2-0. The only Test match was drawn. Readers, please read […]

Home-coming for Air India

By Ashok Malik & Vijay Badhwar Air India is back to its creator Tatas, an emotional reunion that the Group could not let go, its fate on tenterhooks with no other bidders forthcoming and the Indian Government even considering to shut down the national carrier. The Tata Group’s bid of Rs18,000 crore (nearly eight billion […]

Ready, Set, Go… NSW prepares to reopen

After more than 100 days of restrictions NSW will tomorrow take its first steps back to normal life. Families and friends will be planning catch-ups while cafes, restaurants, pubs, clubs, and other businesses are busy re-stocking their fridges, dusting off their tables and chairs as we prepare to safely re-open the economy and get businesses […]

India lose a thriller but fight till the end

By Kersi Meher-Homji Another thriller in the series between Indian and Australian women and another narrow win for Australia. Now Australia leads the three match Twenty20 International (T20I) series 1-0 with the final match to be played this evening. Luck has on occasions deserted the Indian girls. When they are on top rain interrupts their […]

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