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A “pilgrimage” to SCG for a memorable runathon

By Kersi Meher-Homji  As I boarded a tram (light train) from Central station yesterday to witness the first One Day International between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, I wondered whether I was in Australia or in India. All the passengers were in blue clothes as worn by the Indian cricketers and waving […]

Class of 2020: HSC during the Pandemic

Meghana with mum Mittu Gopalan By S. Kumar The High School Certificate year is the most significant year in a student’s school life. HSC Examination is an event that concludes sleepless, study-filled nights, and lengthy, silent exams in giant halls and classrooms alike. In 2020 about 75,000 students sat the HSC exams. In about three […]

Holidays and family days are coming!

Soon we are approaching school holidays and comes a time when families can have a together time, with excursions, picnics, entertainment, movies, Christmas and all. Let us spend a quiet summer, not the one that was last year. It seems that the weather will be kind to us all and please be Covid safe in […]

‘Chitta – the evil white powder’ a local short film on drug abuse

Harjot Singh as the elder brother with Addy Singh as his druggie younger brother in ‘Chitta’ By Manju Mittal ‘Chitta’, is a sad story about a young man’s drug addiction and his elder brother’s attempt to help him get out of the habit. The short film is produced by a local Indian film maker Harjot […]

India can double its manufacturing GDP in next few years: McKinsey

India’s natural resources and low-cost labour could spruce up manufacturing value chains if managed well. While the world economy is hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, India could be sitting on a $300 billion opportunity and could actually double its manufacturing gross domestic product in the next few years. According to a McKinsey report, while […]

Thappad, Chhpaak and Shubh Mangal Saavdhaan make it to final nominations as Best Asian Films in AACTA Awards

Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar in Shubh Mangal Saavdhaan This year’s AACTA Industry Awards presented by Foxtel – previously known as the Industry Luncheon – will be broadcast for the first time exclusively via the AACTA ScreenFest website and Foxtel Arts at 6:30pm on Friday 27 November. With COVID restrictions in place AACTA has joined […]

“I’m always on the outlook for untold stories” – actor Manoj Bajyapee

By Neeru Saluja Actor Manoj Bajyapee can play any role with conviction. Be it the underworld don, a gay professor, the honest cop, a family man or his latest comic role of a wedding detective. One of the finest and critically acclaimed actors of our film industry, Manoj is unstoppable as his latest film ‘Suraj […]

Community language grants an investment in our youth: Alan Tudge

 More young Australians will have the opportunity to learn another language through the Morrison Government’s $10m community language grants program. A total of 356 community language schools across Australia will benefit from the program which provides a base payment of $1,500 and a per capita payment of up to $60,000 in grant funding. The grants […]

Personal and statistical anecdotes of Indo-Aus Test series

Kersi Meher-Homji recalls The Indian cricket team is in Sydney and I have gone all nostalgic. Below are some of my memories. Bedi, Prasanna and me I was watching the Indian cricket team doing net practice at the Sydney Cricket Ground a day before their match against NSW in November 1977. To my surprise Bishan […]

Happy Diwali to the readers of Indian Down Under

  Stay safe and follow golden rules for celebrating Diwali during Covid-19 pandemic that mustn’t ignore By Reena Koak Light up your Diwali during Covid-19 times Diwali, called the “Festival of Lights”, is the biggest festival in India and is enjoyed with great enthusiasm irrespective of caste, religion, and community. This five-day festival celebrates the victory […]

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