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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 […]

Sansar Sufiana: A concert of connection to the innerself

By Neena Badhwar ‘Sufism, as the mystical dimension of Islam, preaches peace, tolerance and pluralism, while encouraging music as a way of deepening one’s relationship with the Creator.’ Sansar Sufiana on April 9 presented by SCREAN Australia (SAI Creative Arts Network) at Manjit’s Concord Function Centre turned out to be not just an ensemble of […]

Indian soldiers’ sacrifices remembered at the ANZAC ceremony in Cherrybrook

By Neena Badhwar Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) along with Hornsby Shire council, RSL Hornsby sub branch celebrated special memorial service in memory of the sacrifices made by around twelve Anzacs of Indian origin at the ANZAC Jawan Cenotaph at Greenway Oval, Shepherds Lane, Cherrybrook on Sunday April 18, 2021. This Cenotaph was erected in […]

Actor Maanvi Gagroo goes global with the virtual show ‘Islands of Contentment’

By Neeru Saluja She’s everyone’s favourite with her popular roles in Four More Shots Please!, Made in Heaven, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan and Ujda Chaman. Talented actor Maanvi Gagroo now takes a global leap with international writer-director Rahul Chittella in the virtual show ‘Islands of Contentment’. Co-produced by Hypokrit Productions and The Tank, Islands of […]

Ms Rown Ainsworth appointed new Consul-General in kolkata

14.3.2021. Foreign Minister Marise Payne announced today the appointment of Ms Rowan Ainsworth as Australia’s next Consul-General in Kolkata. India is at the forefront of Australia’s international partnerships and our engagement in the Indo-Pacific region. Australia’s landmark Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with India will result in a strengthened security partnership and help increase our trade and […]

Mr Peter Truswell appointed Australia’s next Consul-General in Mumbai.

India is a natural economic and strategic partner for Australia. The Australia-India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership places India at the forefront of Australia’s international relationships and has generated additional momentum in our ambitious partnership. The Consulate-General in Mumbai plays a significant role in advancing Australia’s trade, commercial and investment interests in the western states of Maharashtra, […]

चमचे और कड़छियाँ … संत राम बजाज

आज सुबह सुबह नुक्सान हो गया| एक कीमती चाय का प्याला टूट गया| जैसे ही मैं ने उबलता हुआ पानी उस में डाला वह क्रैक हो गया| मूड थोड़ा ऑफ हो गया| उधर फोन की घंटी बजकर बंद हो गई और दुबारा बजने लगी| मैं ने फोन उठाया| दर्शन सिंह की आवाज़ थी| “यार, तुम […]

Rampant corruption is part of politics in Maharashtra

By Vijay Badhwar Vasooligate in Maharashtra – blatantly practised corruption allegedly infecting the whole chain of government from lowly police to the top ministers – claimed its first high profile victim, none less than the State Home Minister, Anil Deshmukh. Not that he went gracefully. Denying any wrongdoing and defended by his Chief Minister Uddhav […]

Another thriller as Pakistan beat South Africa off the final ball

By Kersi Meher-Homji Another late night (rather early morning till 3.30 am) in front of the TV and another reward by watching a cliff-hanger. It was the first of the three one-day international (ODI) series between South Africa and Pakistan at Centurion, S Africa, and the match was decided off the last ball of the […]

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