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Many challenges for Biden to heal a disunited America

By Vijay Badhwar In the end Mr Trump went quietly, unceremoniously, even disgracefully: impeached twice. His social trumpet snatched away from him, he holed himself in the White House for his last few days as the 45th one-term US president. Donald Trump did not attend the Inauguration Ceremony, the first time an outgoing president doing […]

“It was a joy to unleash the tiger in actor Adarsh Gourav” – director Ramin Bahrani

By Neeru Saluja Is there is a white tiger lurking in every corner of India, roaring to tell their story? How big is the gap separating the servant class from the rich class? Can the story of servitude in the film ‘White Tiger’ allow “the rooster to escape the coop?” Needless to say that this […]

Oh what a feeling, a magical Test triumph

By Kersi Meher-Homji I have witnessed many Test victories in my 60 years of match reporting, but the Brisbane see-sawing Test which ended yesterday when India won in the final over as the greatest. I am tempted to write, grammatically incorrect but emotionally accurate, “greatestest”! Call it magical, marvelous or magnificent, it was fantastic. I […]

Potential new biomarker for depression and bipolar disorder

University of South Australia (UniSA) scientists have developed the world’s first test to accurately predict mood disorders in people, based on the levels of a specific protein found in the brain. Links between low levels of mature brain-derived neurotrophic factor (mBDNF) and depression are well known but, until now, it hasn’t been possible to distinguish […]

Tribhanga: (Netflix) Tedy Medhy Crazy

By Devaki Parthasarathy. 19 January, 2021 Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE After many many positive reviews of time spent well, and armed with a cup of Turmeric & Almond Latte (Yes its a Dee special, I make at home) I sat down on Sunday night to watch this much awaited Kajol-Tanvi starrer. […]

‘Vaccine confusion: Here are the facts.’

Professor John Shine, world-renowned biochemist and President of the Australian Academy of Science, clears some of the confusion to do with Covid-19 vaccine: On the goal of the vaccines: “With these first-generation vaccines, the whole attempt was to provide reduction in the seriousness of the disease, to keep the hospital systems from being overloaded, to […]

Overseas-trained teachers offered track to accreditation

“It is harder to become a teacher than a doctor if you have overseas qualifications” Sydney Institute for Community Languages Education (SICLE) has developed and initiated programs for some 2,000 professionals with overseas qualifications to help them become accredited in Australian schools. Sixty have already begun Master of Teaching programs that will see them work […]

India’s 71-year Test – The journey to triumph in Australia – book review

Book Review by Kersi Meher-Homji India’s 71-year Test – The journey to triumph in Australia by R Kaushik. Foreword by Ravi Shastri. Churchill Press, Australia, 2020. 196 pages. Price: A$ 60.00. The coffee-table book is a magnificent presentation with eye-catching colour pictures, brilliant match reports and player profiles, memorable scoreboard photos and comprehensive statistics. The […]

Injured Indians save an excitingly electrifying Test to stay level

By Kersi Meher-Homji One usually associates a drawn cricket match as boring. But the Sydney Test ending yesterday was far from it. I would describe it as electrifyingly exciting. I, along with all spectators at the Sydney Cricket Ground, were spell-bound by the heroics of Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandra Ashwin. Needing a near impossible 407 […]

16th PBD at Indian High Commission in Canberra

by Santosh Gupta, Canberra The 16th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD 2021) was organised at the High Commission of India in Canberra on Saturday 9 January 2021 from 3 pm to 7.30 pm. The well planned and presented program started with the welcome address by the High Commissioner of India to Australia Mr. Gitesh Sarma.  The 16th […]

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