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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 […]

Aman Pal, Tabla Player and vocalist: ‘Music was in my destiny’

By Manju Mittal Aman Pal is a well trained expert tabla player and vocalist and he has established himself in Sydney as a versatile performer, a skilled tablist who sings soulful sufi songs. Aman’s subtle command in ragas, the melodic structures, their rhythmic disciplines and his mastery on distinctive techniques of tabla is just superb. […]

‘Golden Girls’ Kitty that has lasted a friendship of a lifetime

By Neena Badhwar Imagine twelve women who strike a friendship for as long as twenty five years, staying loyal to each other, something that started when they arrived in Australia after marrying their partners, they have kept up with each other, in between having kids, raising them, running families, some in extended homes, and on […]

Irrfan: The handsome actor I met at Cannes

By Manju Mittal I really can’t believe that ultimate gem of Indian cinema Irrfan Khan is no more. It is really tragic that Indian cinema lost a jewel. It’s a personal loss for everyone at this point in time. I think of everyone who have watched him in his movies or met him personally, it […]

Be the one to watch SFF films on ‘We Are One’ – A Global Film Festival (May 29 – June 7)

Sydney Film Festival joins major film festivals across the world and YouTube for ‘We are one: A Global Film Festival’ Sydney Film Festival has joined 20 major film festivals from around the world lead by Tribeca and including Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto, Sundance and San Sebastian, together with YouTube, to present a free 10-day digital […]

Why you need a balcony garden specially when in isolation during Covid-19 phase

Just because you don’t have a backyard doesn’t mean a garden is an impossibility. And with many of us spending more time at home, there has never been a better time to start one. There are plenty of benefits to gardening, aside from being a fun hobby, says UNSW Built Environment Associate Professor Paul Osmond, […]

ATO reminds businesses to set up myGOv ID to seek assistance

The ATO is reminding businesses using the ATO’s Business Portal for the first time that they will need to set up a myGovID if they don’t already have one. Through the Business Portal you can apply for certain government assistance programs, lodge activity statements and pay super guarantee through the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House […]

Do you remember those Indian ad jingles?

Coronavirus, in-house isolation… (Week 4). By Santram Bajaj and Neena Badhwar Do you remember? “लाइफबॉय हो जहां,तंदरुस्ती है वहां” “क्या आप के टूथपेस्ट में नमक है? “क्या आप के दांतों में सड़न है? Closeup क्यों नहीं करते हैं?”, घबराएं नहीं, यह हम नहीं कह रहे, टूथपेस्ट बनाने वाले कह रहे हैं| आप यह भी जान […]

Dancing sensation of Assam 5-yr old ‘Nidhi’ woos Sydneysiders with her dance moves

By Manju Mittal A five year old girl has become a Viral Star after showing off her dance moves in sari on social media recently. The proud parents posted the clips on facebook where it was viewed more than thousands. Boldly dancing five year old girl stole the hearts with her hilarious Bollywood moves videos […]

Learning in COVID – 19 times: Pause. Reset. Renew.

Learn from life, learn for life. By Sudha Kumar A microscopic bug brings humanity down to her knees. And how! But as we absorbed the shock and reality sunk, we realigned and repositioned, albeit with diminished clarity and a generous dose of confusion, all shrouded in an all-encompassing fear for life. The gravity of the […]

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