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India@75: Country’s success a global buzzword; Growth with Equity biggest challenge

By Sudhir Kumar Decades ago, India was lampooned by westerners as the land of elephants, snake charmers, magic, and mysticism. Enslaved for centuries and pauperised by its colonial rulers in a systematic and obnoxious manner, the country broke free from this stereotypical image to power its growth story with ‘mouse’ and also preserving the majestic […]

Vatan ki mitti Yaad aati hai….

By Ritu Ghai The countdown has begun…15th August is here and a patriotic fervour spreads all around. India is abuzz with Independence Day preparations and recollecting the sacrifices laid down by the freedom fighters and unsung heroes who freed India from the 200-year-old colonial rule and gave us this nation we all live in now. […]

हवेली राम और आज़ादी के ७५ वर्ष…      संतराम बजाज 

हवेली राम पिछले तीन चार दिन से बड़ी ही विचिलित  हालत में फिर रहा था| उस के परिवार वाले भी थोड़ा परेशान होने लगे थे| वह टीवी के सामने कुछ जयादा ही बैठने लगा था और खबरों को ही सुनने में लगा रहता था| अपनी पुरानी पुस्तकों और मैग्जीन्ज़ में से भी कुछ न कुछ […]

Plans to reward excellence in outstanding teachers in NSW

New, higher paid roles for outstanding teachers could be introduced in NSW under ground-breaking plans being driven by leading educational expert Professor John Hattie.  Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell said creating a stronger career path for classroom teachers which better rewards excellence in teaching is key to modernising our education system.   “NSW […]

Soumitra Sarkar Live in Concert at Bollywood Dhamaka 2022

By Manju Mittal Harmit Chopra productions brought together a fantastic line-up of local talented singers and musicians, Bollywood buffs of Sydney gathered and enjoyed the fascinating Bollywood blast a mix of glitz, dance and glamour evening recently at the Kokoda Auditorium Club, Liverpool. The grand venue and the stage was impressive with Saaz Band playing […]

IFFM 2022 announces Award Nominations

Celebrating its thirteenth anniversary this year, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) is thrilled to announce the 2022 IFFM Award Nominations, to be celebrated at their glamorous red-carpet gala event at the Palais Theatre on Sunday 14th August. The IFFM awards highlight the best of Indian cinema and will feature a night of music and entertainment paying […]

Jagdeep Dhankar elected Vice-President of India

Jagdeep Dhankhar was elected as the vice-president this evening. Members of parliament of both houses voted to elect the next Vice-President in an election where NDA candidate Dhankhar was pitted against Opposition’s Margaret Alva. The BJP-led NDA candidate won the election comfortably with 528 votes against Ms Alva’s 182, the voting for which took place […]

IFFM guests Cricketer Kapil Dev and Abhishek Bachchan to hoist the Indian flag at the Federation Square, Melbourne on August 13

In the 75th year of India’s independence, the festival is proudly presented by the Victorian Government via VicScreen the principal partner of the festival. The IFFM Flag Hoisting Ceremony remains one of the pivotal events of the festival with thousands of people descending upon Federation Square to see their favourite stars hoist the Indian flag. […]

Canterbury-Bankstown Children’s Festival returns on September 11!

Children from all over western Sydney have been invited to participate in the return of the Canterbury-Bankstown Children’s Festival, planned for Revesby on September the 11th. The highly successful Childrens Festival, founded in Western Sydney 23 years ago, was reborn on 26th of June this year in Darling Harbour, after a three-year gap caused by […]

Bond so strong – Happy Rakshabandhan!

By Ritu Ghai “Bhaiya Mere Rakhi Ke Bandhan Ko Nibhaana”, the classic song from Chhoti Behan can still evoke the strongest emotions amongst listeners. Other Bollywood numbers such as “Meri Pyaari behaniya banegi dulhaniya” and “Abhi Mujhme Kahi” by Sonu Nigam for Agneepath can bring a tear or two in our eyes. These emotions define […]

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