Category archives for: Arts

Sangam 2021: an exciting platform for South-Asian dispora

SANGAM 2021February 20 – March 13PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL OF SOUTH ASIA & DIASPORASaturday February 20 – Abbotsford Convent – Family Day & Dada DesiSat February 27 – Dandenong Drum Theatre, Harmony Square, Walker Street – Earth Matters Walking ExperienceSaturday March 6 – Bunjil Place – New Homes & The Flowering TreeThursday March 11, Friday March 12, […]

Natak Mandali presents Teen Patti and Becharo Bahram on Feb 6, 7!

Natak Mandali Inc (NMI) is a not for profit, collaborative, community platform, which aims to provide a unifying medium in multicultural Australia, with the intention to encourage and strive interest in the performing arts. Natak Mandali’s creative directors, actors and volunteers have been working hard for the last few months rehearsing on two plays ‘Teen […]

4th IPSAA Indian Literary Festival held in Brisbane

The 4th Indian Literary Festival was organized by the Indoz Punjabi Sahit Academy of Australia (IPSAA) – a renowned literary organization in Brisbane, Australia.  IPSAA Australia took the initiative to organize Indian Literary Festival in association with Picasa 4 years ago. But since then they’ve been organizing events independently. In 2020, two poets of Australia […]

‘Badki’ of Hum Log, Seema Pahwa talks about her directorial debut ‘Ram Prasad Ki Tehrvi’

By Manju Mittal Do you remember ‘Badki’ of the serial ‘Hum Log’, played by Seema Bhargava Pahwa, a popular TV serial of the early 80’s. Badki or the eldest daughter of a middle-class family was a representative for millions of Indian girls who found themselves buried under the day to day house hold responsibilities. She […]

Jashn-e-Ghazal, a musical evening that celebrated the end of Covid

By Neena Badhwar In NSW, Covid-19 restrictions have just been lifted. Inside the Madison Function Lounge on December 6 it seems restrictions never existed. It was as if a nightmare had finally ended as the function centre buzzed with energy, singers Rachna Bhatnagar and Suhas Mahajan taking the centre stage. Sarshar playing Sarod, on the […]

Kiran Subbiah is a dinosaur who is still awake

Kiran Subbaiah’s video work at NGV Triennial By Neena Badhwar Two Indian artists who are exhibiting their works at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Triennial, a large-scale exhibition of international contemporary art, design and architecture, featuring 87 projects by more than 100 artists, designers and collectives from 30 countries, are Kiran Subbaiah and Siji […]

Siji Krishnan: ‘Art thrives when words fail…’

By Neena Badhwar Siji Krishnan from Kochi, for this year’s Triennial at the National Gallery of Victoria, will be displaying an exquisite panoramic display that spans over 3 metres capturing portraits from her family during their get-togethers across generations – with representatives from infancy, youth, adulthood and advanced age. NGV Triennial is a large-scale exhibition […]

Art is soul’s mate: Lalit Mittal

Lalit Mittal at Ku-ring-Gai Art Society’s Spring Exhibition By Vijay Badhwar Architect Lalit Mittal’s painting ‘Tulips’ was so appropriate for the recent exhibition of the Ku-ring-Gai Art Society to celebrate spring that it made to their invitation card to announce for their patrons the display of nearly 300 paintings by prominent artists at the St […]

Bittersweet! – An exhibition of Fijian art

Artist and curator Shivanjani Lal’s work Chhapa from the exhibition Bitter Sweet. Bittersweet is a survey of emerging and mid-career Fijian art. It is a talanoa: a laying down of artworks and stories – some sweet, and some bitter. It is on at Casula Powerhouse at Hopper Gallery, 8 August – 27 September, with an […]

Coco’s Lunch release Tha Thin Tha (pron. ‘taa-din-taa’) in konnakkol recitation

Tha Thin Tha is the vibrant new single by Australia’s multi award-winning vocal quintet Coco’s Lunch. Composed by Coco’s Lunch artist Lisa Young, Tha Thin Tha (pron. ‘taa-din-taa’) integrates the South Indian vocal percussion art form of konnakkol with contemporary scat language, in a song that grooves along in trademark Coco’s lunch five-part harmony.  The […]

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