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Janaki Easwer to feature in Atif Aslam’s concerts in Australia!

Janaki Easwar has tried to make the best use of the platform and has grown as an artist since creating TV history by becoming the youngest artist ever  to appear on ‘The Voice’ globally.  After her TV debut, Janaki has continued releasing her originals. Her debut single clown  with profound lyrics, recently made it to the finals of International songwriting […]

Maestro Zubin Mehta to conduct the Australian World Orchestra

“I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to once more conducting the great Australian World Orchestra!” Maestro Zubin Mehta Maestro Zubin Mehta proclaimed it ‘one of the top ten orchestras on earth’ after conducting The Australian World Orchestra (AWO) in 2013, and in 2015 he invited the AWO to perform with him in […]

‘The Light at the end of the tunnel came from within’, says Emie Roy, the curator

By Neena Badhwar The book ‘The Light At the End of the Tunnel’ published by Emie Roy as the curator, a work that kept her busy for close to a year, with stories compiled from fifty individuals describe the survival spirit of ordinary human beings during Covid. People suddenly were caught off guard with the […]

ILASA hosts an evening dedicated to Literature, Languages, and the Arts

Many of the world’s most distant languages are threatened with extinction. When a language dies, so does its literature. Our future generation, particularly migrant youngsters, are losing touch with our languages and hence are unable to read literature written in their native tongues. It’s critical to put together programmes that reflect our culture, literature, and […]

White Pearl – I dare you to laugh

By Vaanie Krishnan On Friday 1st April, I was lucky enough to score a last minute ticket to White Pearl at the Sydney Theatre Company. I have gone back and forth several times about whether to publish this article. Do I write an honest review? Or do I pander to the theatre community so that […]

Staging a timeless story – ‘Kannagi enbathen peyare’

An adaptation of Sillapathikaram- The Jeweled Anklet. By Sudha Kumar On 26 March 2022, at Riverside Theatres, Sydney, Hamsa Venkat’s Samskriti school of Dance and Sumathy Ramesh of Lzerobzero presented a Bharatanatyam margam called ‘Kannagi enbathen peyare’, an adaptation ‘Sillapathikaram’ (Tamil for “The Jeweled Anklet”). Sillapathikaram is the earliest epic poem in Tamil, written in […]

Footsteps Adorn Anklets

By Sumathi Krishnan Crisp footsteps, Adorn anklets Proclaiming that old, Grown anew With a sway of Musicians wands Sing a story of two women wronged So saying the poet, Draws the last line Of not a woman’s heart left pining Or A burning city of hatred But a woman who makes her peace Standing tall […]

Stay Woke – A South Asian voice in the heart of Darlinghurst

Reviewed By Vaanie Krishnan Stay Woke – 27th March 2022 – Previews 3/5 stars On Sunday 27th March at 6:30pm I had the privilege to do what many married 30 year old’s do these days, drag my husband to a play. Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s progressive 2022 program had blown me away once already with 7 […]

Guards At The Taj : An intense dark comedy that makes a captivating experience to watch

Reviewed By Saba Zaidi Abdi Guards At The Taj staged by National Theatre of Parramatta (NTofP) from  February 24 to March 5 was a significant production in many ways; It was their first production of a play written, directed and performed by an all Indian origin cast and staged in the hub of South Asian […]

Sydney witnesses ‘Anarkali – The Musical’: A Tale of Love, Lust & Bravery

By Rekha Rajvanshi After staging so many successful dance shows and musicals, Ruchi Sanghi Dance Company produced ‘Anarkali – The Musical’ which was staged in NIDA on the February 26, 2022. The musical brought to life the epic story of Anarkali through poignant music, breathtaking dances, over 400 dazzling costumes and a cast of over […]

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