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National Cabinet Statement on 20th January, 2022

National Cabinet met today to discuss response to COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, approaches to test, trace isolate and quarantine including the use of rapid antigen tests (RATs) and the vaccine rollout and booster programme. The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly, provided an update on the spread of the Omicron variant. Omicron case numbers […]

Woof away your blues…

For some they may be just some four-legged creatures wagging their tails and running after you in hope for a piece of food you may throw towards them. But for many, and a growing number of people, they are the very reason to be in love with life. As Covid rapidly transforms our life and […]

‘Content is the king, whether a man or a woman is headlining it’ says actress Lara Dutta

By Neeru Saluja A Royal King, four daughters and a contest. What do these elements tell you? Drama, humour and an ensemble cast to match the royal characters! ZEE5 Global original, Kaun Banegi Shikharwati is a dramedy based on the life of the Royal King and his dysfunctional family, who devises an outlandish plan to unite his […]

Barry O’Farrell: CECA will help deepen bilateral trade between India and Australia

Australian High Commissioner, Barry O’ Farrell in an exclusive interview with TIDU reporter in Delhi, Ritu Ghai On a nippy winter afternoon of Dec 22nd, 2021, at a pre-fixed time, I walk into the premises of Australian High Commissioner’s residence in Delhi, to interview him and reflect on the year gone by. As I wait […]

Pant brilliant but poor batting by others cost India Test and series

By Kersi Meher-Homji There is no disgrace in losing if one fights till the end but the way India batted on the third day of the crucial Cape Town Test was disgraceful. Exceptions were Rishabh Pant who scored a fantastic unbeaten century and skipper Kohli who defended grimly for 143 minutes. Many of the Indian […]

Advance Australia Fair, in Eora

Australiagal ya’nga yabunEora budgeriYarragal Bamal YarrabuniNgurra garrigarrangNura mari guwing bayabubaDiara-murrahmah-coingGuwugu yago ngabay burrabagurYirribana AustraliagalGarraburra ngayiri yabunYirribana Australiagal Translation The lyrics in Eora are not a direct translation of the English words, but rather substitute meanings that reveal the Eora’s deep connection to the land. We hope you feel inspired to sign along. 1. Australiagal ya’nga […]

RIP, Sidney Poitier!

by Madhulika Liddle When I heard the news of Sidney Poitier’s death (on January 6th, 2022), one of the first thoughts that came to me was: what a sad coincidence, that the last English-language film I’d reviewed on this blog was one of his (The Bedford Incident). Then, the realization that, in so many years […]

It’s Not Too Late for New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! If you haven’t yet made any New Year’s resolutions, it’s not too late. Don’t miss this opportunity to make resolutions that may transform your life—or at least improve it significantly. Over the years, I’ve experienced both success and failure in trying to keep my New Year’s resolutions. I’d like to share five […]

The making of a diva

After a harrowing attempt at beautifying herself at a salon, Vidya Muralidhar discovers that true beauty is much more than facials and lipsticks I gazed at my reflection in the mirror and let the vision from the eye that was open fall upon the kohl-lined one that was shut. The blue-grey shades of the eye shadow […]

Register positive Covid test results with Service NSW

Anyone who tests positive using a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) will now be required to register their result with Service NSW. Premier Dominic Perrottet said the new registration process was an important part of managing the pandemic. “NSW residents can register their result with just a few clicks on the Service NSW website or by […]

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