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Indian Literary & Art Society Celebrates Australia-Wide Hindi Diwas

Indian Literary & Art Society of Australia (ILASA Inc.) organized various literary programs to celebrate InternationalHindi Diwas (14 September) and mark society’s 10th Anniversary this year. ILASA organized two major virtual events – The first event was International Kavi Sammelan on 4th September 2021, co-hosted by the Consulate General of India, Melbourne as a part […]

Adelaide Festival Centre presents, AHIMSA: Meditations on Gandhi

HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE, 58 GROTE ST  THURSDAY 28 OCTOBER  7:30PM Australia | India  Adelaide Premiere During times of social and political unrest, the great Mahatma Gandhi’s example of peaceful protest now seems more important and relevant than ever. Along with thousands of fellow Indians rallying against European rule, his great Salt March […]

Meet Young Ruhani Dhillon, a passionate singer who loves to play Netball

By Manju Mittal Ruhani Dhillon is a dedicated percussionist. She is not only a musician but also a singer, guitarist, netball player and bhangra dancer. For Ruhani, music is a passion and self learnt. Multi-talented Ruhani is a talented artist, born and brought up in Sydney, Australia and has not forgotten her roots. Currently in […]

Sagarika’s altruism works through ‘Bhakti’

By Neena Badhwar Sagarika Venkat’s devotion to dance spilled on stage during her solo recital based on the theme the likewise title – Bhakti’. For one so young, the sense of devotion she displayed to dance comes from the deep place of caring and compassion.  Young Sagarika says this is paramount to her in her […]

Niyati Libotte’s musical album celebrates universal love

By Neeru Saluja When two poetic musical souls unite to celebrate love, solace and relationships, the music created has to be rich and aesthetic. Meet husband and wife duo – guitarist/composer Gavin Libotte and multilingual Indian singer/songwriter Niyati Libotte from Sydney’s pop band Goldfynch, who navigate the complexities of human nature to find love and wisdom in their newly […]

‘A Passage to India’ : a great passage to multicultural success

By Neena Badhwar Genesian Theatre (GTC) in Sydney has been running a two-and-a-half-hour play, an E M Forster’s novel adaptation by Martin Sherman of ‘A Passage to India’. It is being staged till the 19th of June and is drawing a great number of audience each day. The play is one of the first having […]

Ismat Chughtai’s plays by the Adakar Theatre & Cultural Group on June 26, 27

After eighteen months long silence imposed by Covid restrictions, Adakar Theatre and Cultural Group is delighted to be back to entertain you with two new humorous plays Dozakh and Mughal Bachcha written by legendry Ismat Chughtai. Hailed as bittersweet, heart-warming and hilarious, this double bill will be staged at NIDA Play House on 26th June (3pm & 7.30PM) and 27th June (3pm) […]

Three cheers for four ladies on a ‘night out’

By Neena Badhwar This was a ‘night out’, girls not painting the town red but stranded on an Indian railway station, in a ladies’ waiting room, as you know the trains in India are forever known to be late, this one delayed by six hours. It is raining heavily, lightening and all, all stuck in […]

Sydney’s Genesian Theatre Company opens, ‘A Passage to India’…

By Taufeeq Ahmed Sheikh Directed by Mark Nagle, ‘A Passage to India’ gives the audience an insight of the 1920 era of British Raj and prevailing attitudes in India, while also touching on the intertwined socio economic behaviours amongst the then pluralistic Indians. Premiering in Sydney, by Genesian Theatre Company (GTC), ‘A Passage to India’ […]

‘And No, I Did Not Grow Up Doing Yoga’ – an interview with Aarti Vincent

By Neena Badhwar And no she did not anticipate having to move all the way to Melbourne from India to learn yoga from white yoga teachers either. And no she did not anticipate being a person of colour when she moved to Melbourne, so she went and auditioned for a play set in the Great […]

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