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In Memoriam: Lata Mangeshkar – My Favourite Solos with Ten Composers

By Madhulika Liddle The ‘Nightingale of India’ is no more. Lata Mangeshkar, aged 92, passed away on February 6. What can be said about Lata that has not already been said? That she was a singer par excellence, that there was never quite anyone else like her? That the sheer volume of her work, in […]

India wins a thriller despite Powell’s sensational sixes

By Kersi Meher-Homji In an exciting finish India defeated the West Indies by 8 runs in the final pulsating over at Kolkata. The visitors needed 29 runs in the last two overs but fast-medium bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar conceded only four runs in the second last over, dismissing Nicholas Pooran for 62 runs. Now they needed […]

Debutant Bishnoi and skipper Sharma behind India’s convincing victory

By Kersi Meher-Homji India continued her winning ways by defeating the West Indies by 6 wickets in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) at Kolkata. Thanks to Nicholas Pooran’s aggressive innings of 61 (which included 4 fours and 5 sixes) West Indies totaled 7 for 157 in the allotted 20 overs. The main wicket-takers for India […]

New ICC Men’s T20 world cup 2022 ‘Squads’ to connect fans and multicultural communities.

Vijay Badhwar Aimed at bringing multicultural groups together through the platform of the T20 World Cup, SQUADS invites fans to share stories from their local community and connect with other supporters to fuel their cricket fandom, wherever they are based in Australia.  Facebook Groups for 10 qualified teams for the T20 World Cup have been […]

This Valentine’s get a glimpse of this whirlwind journey with Love Hostel

Starring Bobby Deol, Sanya Malhotra and Vikrant Massey Global, 14th February 2022: ZEE5 Global, the largest streaming platform for South Asian content, has been continually launching the best entertainment for its global viewers, be it in the form of comedy, drama, or action. After offering some back-to-back stellar content, the OTT platform today unveiled the […]

Weddings – I do or I don’t’

Radhika has planned her February 2020 wedding in a picture-perfect manner till Covid struck and she was forced to postpone her dream event by a few months.  On a positive note, she sought this time to better plan her wedding and dress. But even after 6 months, the pandemic refused to go away and she […]

Ghazals returns to the Sydney Opera House

By Lokesh Varma I was fortunate to interview a personality that we all have known for over 40 years. A singer that has recorded over 60 albums and provided his velvety voice to numerous hit songs in Indian films. One of whom with his two other equally talented brothers has taken the ghazal to the […]

Fielding Candidates in UP Elections: Field Day for Criminal Elements and Jailbirds

By Sudhir Kumar Elections are the bedrock and lifeblood of democracy but also have a tendency to reveal its fault lines when the contestants are steeped in corruption and criminality and ‘winnability’ becomes the sole determinant in selection of candidates. The ongoing assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh are a grim reminder that a profusion of […]

India and Australia sign MoU on tourism

India and Australia have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tourism cooperation in the field of Tourism on 11th February 2022 in New Delhi.Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal on Friday said that India plans to finalise the interim trade agreement with Australia in next 30 days. Both sides are proactively working for a […]

India whitewashes West Indies 3-0 at Ahmedabad

By Kersi Meher-Homji India triumphed in the third One Day International (ODI) against the West Indies at Ahmedabad by 96 runs to win the series 3-0. A real whitewash. Ahmedabad appears to be India’s happy hunting ground as they had won the first ODI by six wickets and the second ODI by 44 runs earlier […]

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