Category archives for: Eminent Indians

Of Words and Verses ”“ Amrita Pritam

By Ritu Ghai She lived a life less ordinary. Her writings can stir the soul awake. She writes from the depth of her heart, allowing her feelings to bleed onto the page. She is Amrita Pritam, first modern Punjabi women writer, who expresses the rawness of the world and beauty of love, in her poetic […]

Vale Karam Chand Ramrakha

By Neena Badhwar Karam Chand Ramrakha, a prominent Sydney lawyer, former Fijian Member of Parliament and a contemporary of leading political lights, Siddiq and Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, passed away on April 17 at Sydney’s Mater hospital. Karam’s columns as Fiji Diary in The Indian Down Under newspaper, his analysis on Fijian politics, the coups, […]

SAFAL Awards night a resounding success 

By Neeru Saluja The South Asian Film Arts and Literature Festival (SAFAL) has come a long way since it’s inception. With a vision to celebrate the rich arts and culture of the South Asian region, SAFAL has become a melting pot of cultural diversity at it’s best.  The brainchild of founder Ashish Gholkar, President of […]

A chat with the ‘Flying Sikh’: Milkha Singh of India

By Manju Mittal The Legend Milkha Singh who is popularly known as the ”˜Flying Sikh’, is one of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen. A living legend that the whole of India is proud of. I caught up with the world champion Milkha Singh to chat in his beautiful house in Chandigarh on […]

Here lies one who spared neither men nor God: Khushwant Singh

Kushwant Singh (2 February 1915 – 20 March 2014) was an Indian columnist, novelist, writer and a journalist. Excerpts from Kushwant Singh’s book: ‘The Low-down on life, death & most things in-between.” Penguin Death is rarely spoken about in our homes. I wonder why. Especially when each of us knows that death has to come, […]

Saroj Kumar Jha, IIT Kanpur Alumnus appointed to key position in World Bank

              Washington: Saroj Kumar Jha  has been appointed to a key position in the World Bank with President Jim Young Kim assigning him a role to provide strategic leadership to address the challenge of fragility, conflict and violence. An alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Jha till last […]

IIT-Delhi Alumnus Indian American to head Cornell’s New Business College

Dean Soumitra Dutta New York: Soumitra Dutta, an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, will become the dean of the prestigious Cornell University’s new College of Business to be established during the 2016-17 academic year as a world-class centre of teaching and research for business management and entrepreneurship. Mr Dutta is currently the […]

Holi Hullad Charity Night collects funds for 350 eye cataract operations!

    Rekha Rajvanshi watches as senior Mrs Tolani, Chandru Tolani’s mum lights diya on the night. Chandru donated 101 Cataract eye operations. By Neena Badhwar Philanthropy ”˜is a desire to improve the welfare of humanity’. In Australia, philanthropic collections amount to around $11 billion annually and volunteers contribute some 836 million hours annually, according […]

Ratan Tata to be awarded honorary degree by UNSW

The University of New South Wales will honour the outstanding achievements of Mr Ratan Tata, Chairman of the Tata Group ”“ India’s largest corporation ”“ with the degree of Doctor of Business honoris causa on November 27. Named as one of India’s most powerful people, Mr Tata is an internationally respected corporate leader and philanthropist. […]

“Don’t try to be a Master son, just be a student”

  Zakir Hussain in live concert in Sydney on October 21 By Lokesh Varma   Interviewing Ustad Zakir Hussain is a rare treat, the answers in soft American burr being insightful and full of candour and wit. This is no wonder as Ustad Zakir Hussain is universally acknowledged as a virtuoso, composer and percussionist whose […]

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