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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 […]

‘Aapke Pyaar Mein’ with Lalitha Chellappan

By Neena Badhwar We speak to Lalitha Chellappan, a songstress, beautiful Sydney girl, who is ready to go an extra mile for her love of Bollywood. I remember listening to her at Natraj Academy’s musical evening where she sang ‘Hawa Hawai’. She fully worked on the execution of it with fellow actors for memorable stage […]

Afghan refugees ‘transform and rejuvenate’ local neighbourhoods

Hazara refugees from Afghanistan have helped to transform the Port Adelaide and Enfield local government area socially, culturally and economically, according to a new report being launched today. The report has been prepared by the University of South Australia and Charles Sturt University, in partnership with the Multicultural Communities Council of SA. It looks at […]

What a thrilling climax as India wins a cliff-hanger

By Kersi Meher-Homji The final One Day International (ODI) between India and England was a real nail-biter, the end of the match and the series in doubt till the final over, the final ball. The series was level at one-all when the third and final ODI started at Pune. Amid mind-blowing tension India won by […]

Victoria gets its first Indian community Centre

Indian communities across Victoria are set to benefit from a new Indian Community Centre opened by the Hon Alan Tudge MP in Rowville today. The centre was partially funded by the Australian Government with $2.5 million in funding. Federal Member for Aston Alan Tudge said that once final council approval is complete the two-storey building […]

A bustling short stay for departing HC

By Neena Badhwar and Santosh Gupta India’s High Commissioner in Australia for just over a year, Gitesh Sarma,  leaves Down Under having turned 60 on March 7 this year, the community remaining unfulfilled not having seen enough of Mr Sarma due to COVID-19 and a relatively short stay. Mr Sarma is an erudite bureaucrat and […]

PM Scott Morrison: Holi Ki Shubh Kaamnayen!

Holi 2021 Message from the Prime Minister Namaste to all my Indian Australian friends as you celebrate the Festival of Colours. Holi is a story with ancient origins –– a timeless festival that draws Indian families and communities together around the world. Last year, the colour, life and enthusiasm of Holi was overshadowed by the […]

Minerals and Trace Elements are essential for a healthy body

By Neena Badhwar When it comes to Chemistry during school years and college, both Organic and Inorganic chemistry intrigued me a lot. But didn’t realise how important it was in my day-to-day life and the body’s health. Chemistry is fully involved in all our biochemical reactions in the body. Forget how we used to separate […]

Amal: A brilliant film all around

By Devaki Parathsarathy AMAL (Now on Prime) So many times i have complained that a movie is soooo long that the message is diluted. So many times I have reviewed a movie is super cliched! As if Director Richie Mehta has heard me, he paces the movie excellently at 101 minutes! Big tick of approval […]

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