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“झूठ बोले कव्वा काटे”… संतराम बजाज

दर्शनसिंह, मुत्तुस्वामी और मैं अक्सर शाम को सैर पे निकलते थे और घर के पास वाली पार्क में बैठ थोड़ा गपशप लगाया करते थे, जो करोना के कारण बंद हो गया था, पर आज फिर से शुरू कर दिया है| “A friend in need is a friend indeed,” दर्शन सिंह को अंग्रेज़ी में बोलते हुए […]

Hindu Council’s Benevolent Fund looking for donations to help Covid victims in India

Hindu Council Australia (HCA) is working hard and seeking donations to help Indians stricken with the deadly virus with daily cases that have moved up into the official figures of hundreds of thousands. The virus is an angry one, hides and then comes back mutated, and in more potent form. There is no respite as […]

Vision 2020 extends its helping hand to India stricken with Covid

By Neena Badhwar Everyone is concerned about the sad situation to do with Covid-19, the virus which is being termed as the double mutant B.1.617 with its killer journey through out India. Indians here in Australia are talking about family members and people they know infected with the second, and the third variant that has […]

Flights from India now paused as Australia sends emergency medical supplies

The Morrison Government has agreed a number of new measures to protect Australians from the increased risk of the COVID-19 outbreak in India, while also providing significant new support to assist the Indian Government in their humanitarian response. Said Mr.Morrison, “We recognise the challenging COVID-19 crisis that India is currently battling and we stand ready […]

Vale Karam Chand Ramrakha

By Neena Badhwar Karam Chand Ramrakha, a prominent Sydney lawyer, former Fijian Member of Parliament and a contemporary of leading political lights, Siddiq and Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, passed away on April 17 at Sydney’s Mater hospital. Karam’s columns as Fiji Diary in The Indian Down Under newspaper, his analysis on Fijian politics, the coups, […]

Silver Lining: short stories that make an engaging read

Silver Lining: A collection of short stories by Anu Shivaram, pp 110. Published by V.Padmavathi, Teju Publications, Bangalore. A Review By Neena Badhwar The distance and miles that are traversed between a thought, an idea to the long hours when words metamorphose into a seeming plot, is perhaps a Covid success story in itself. The […]

Neeru Saluja interviews the lead cast for ZEE5’s original film ‘Raat Baaki Hai’

Neeru Saluja interviews lead actors Anup Soni, Rahul Dev and Paoli Dam from ZEE5’s original film ‘Raat Baaki Hai’. This crime thriller is based on the play Ballygunge 1990. Watch the interview to know more about how the actors add character to the intriguing plot and what was their experience while shooting this film.

Oh, what a batting bonanza by Chennai Super Kings

By Kersi Meher-Homji The IPL match last night was full of runs, thrills and sixes. Batting first Chennai Super Kings (CSK), captained by MS Dhoni, scored 3 for 220 in 20 overs at an exhilarating run-rate of 11 runs per over. They were given a stunning start of 115 runs off 74 balls by openers […]

Message of Swami Vivekananda in times of Corona

By Neena Badhwar Swami Vivekananda was deeply aware of the inequality and injustice that prevailed in the Indian society. Poor in India were in hundreds of millions in the early twentieth century, they still are and now with Corona hitting India in a big way with every day around 250,000 cases are being reported. State […]

COVID-19 Vaccines: common questions

Are COVID-19 vaccines safe? The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) are the scientists and medical experts who regulate and approve all vaccines and medicines, and other medical products for use in Australia. The TGA checks all COVID-19 vaccines for quality, safety and effectiveness before approving them for use in Australia. This is the same process that […]

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