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Who will win Women’s T20 World Cup?

By Kersi Meher-Homji ICC Women’s Twenty 20 World Cup starts this Friday on 21st February and the question on everyone’s lips is: who will win it? The three favourite teams are Australia, India and England. India and Australia will meet in the opening match in Sydney, this Friday starting at 7 pm. Let us concentrate […]

Mallika Sarabhai: “I was a social activist even before I knew what it meant”

By Neeru Saluja  As a dancer, storyteller, writer and social activist, Mallika Sarabhai has powered change through performing arts. Besides being one of the leading exponents in classical dance, she is also vocal on women’s empowerment, making her a fearless feminist of our times. She is also the director of Darpana Academy of Performing Arts […]

AAP’s ‘Jhaadu’ sweeps Delhi

By Vijay Badhwar It is second time in a row (if one ignores the first time few-days-long AAP government as a minor aberration) that the Aam Admi Party (AAP) led by Arvind Kejriwal has swept the Delhi elections – in 2015, 67-3, and in the just-held contest 62-8, the consolation seats going to Bharatiya Janata […]

India Club’s spirited altruism for the ‘Firies’ helps collect $22,309

  India Club’s Shubha and Dr. Aksheya  Kumar along with The Indian Down Under’s Vijay and Neena Badhwar, Vinod and Reeta Rajput, Puneet and Mona Anand donated $22,309 collected in a fundraiser concert for the Firies held on January 27, 2020   By Neena Badhwar The skies are red, the sun, a mere blob, merges […]

‘The Siddhus of Upper Juhu’ : A delightful comedy comes to Sydney on March 6

After the successful Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar’s theatre play ‘Kaifi Aur Mein’ and Arif Zakaria and Sonali Kulkarni’s ‘Gardish mein Taare’ in 2018 and ‘A poetic evening with Deepti Naval’ in 2019 SAI Creative Arts Network ( SCREAN ) Australia now proudly presents comedy English drama ‘The Siddhus of Upper Juhu’ in March. ‘The […]

Avijit presents Sadiq and Dilip in a Kishore Kumar gig on February 22

Avijit’s Sarkar and his Natraj Academy Jazba Band is all busy practicing for a Kishore Kumar gig for Sydney lovers of the legendary singer. Two of the finest singers in Sydney, Sadiq Rehmani and Dilip Bhave, are back with their tribute to the Bollywood legend Kishore Kumar. The concert “Once More Kishore” will be held […]

Victories for Indian Women and Men’s cricket teams

By Kersi Meher-Homji Indian cricket is at its all-time high; be it in Tests, One-Day Internationals or Twenty20 Internationals (T20I). India’s women’s team under Harmanpreet Kaur is following the winning ways of men’s team under Virat Kohli. This week Kohli’s Invincibles are converting certain defeats into miracle victories. Just like in Hamilton against New Zealand […]

Sahir’s poetry carried charisma that was a class apart

By Neena Badhwar Maine Chand Aur Sitaron Ki Tamanna Ki Thi was the song my parents sang in my home in Delhi which I brought to Australia as a memory and played it along with many memorable songs from the era of 1950s and 1960s. Today my daughter who was brought up here plays these […]

Assistance rolls out as stock losses continue to mount

The NSW Government has distributed more than 880 tonnes of fodder to bushfire affected farmers in south-east NSW, as the number of livestock reported killed or euthanised as a result of the fires rose to almost 5,200. NSW Department of Primary Industries and Local Land Services staff, working in 18 field teams, were able to […]

Sydney Test’s colourful sidelights and highlights

By Kersi Meher-Homji No, I won’t describe the one-sided and boring Sydney Test which ended last evening when Australia slaughtered New Zealanders by 279 runs and won the 3-Test series 3-0 by huge margins. I know, you Sydney Indians watched the Test live at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) dressed in pink shirt / saree […]

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