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Weddings galore in Bollywood and here!

Post Covid Weddings are happening all over. It is as if couples who had gone in hiding during Covid were waiting for the pandemic to get over which it is not really. Yet the recent wedding of actor Rajkumar Rao with Patralekhaa after a decade long relationship happened in Chandigarh.. Perhaps Covid decided it for […]

Ismat Chugtai’s Dozakh and Mughal Bachcha by Adakar on January 15,16

Two classic short plays Dozakh and Mughal Bachcha which were postponed in July due to Covid 19 lockdown are now being rescheduled in January next year on the 15th and the 16th. These are bittersweet stories of a bygone era that capture the plight of women forced to live a life of dependency and oppression within the confines of the domestic […]

New NSW plastic laws ban singe-use plastics including plastic bags, plates, bowls & cutlery

16 November 2021. Australia”™s leading ocean conservation organisation has congratulated the New South Wales government for passing legislation to ban single-use plastics next year, including the last minute addition of plastic plates and bowls. Under the new laws passed today (Tuesday 16 November), lightweight plastic shopping bags will finally be banned in approximately six months, […]

Statue of Gandhi vandalized a day after it was installed in Melbourne

On November 12 a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi was installed in presence of community leaders the statue unveiled by the Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The statue was installed at the Australian Indian Community Centre in Rowville donated by the government of India and handed over by the Melbourne Consul General Rajkumar. Its a pity […]

Veena Sahajwalla is 2022 NSW Australian of the Year

The 2022 NSW Australians of the Year have been announced at a ceremony at Luna Park, Sydney this evening. Premier Dominic Perrottet congratulated Professor Veena Sahajwalla, the 2022 NSW Australian of the Year, and NSW’s three other inspirational recipients in the categories of NSW Senior Australian, Young Australian and Local Hero. “Each of the NSW […]

Marsh and Warner go berserk and Australia wins the T20 World Cup

By Kersi Meher-Homji Australia won her first T20 Cricket World Cup beating New Zealand by 8 wickets this morning. Dubai has proved a favourite venue for the Aussies as they won both the semi-final last week and the Final this morning on this ground. Sent in to bat New Zealand scored 4 for 173 in […]

Prime Minister Morrison unveils statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Victoria

Prime Minister Scott Morrison unveiled the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the forecourt of Indian Community Centre in the presence of Indian community members.  He appreciated the presence of Alan Tudge, Federal Member for Aston, and Minister for Education and Youth, for his wonderful association with the Indian community and also Jason Wood, Assistant Minister […]

Wade hits three sixes in a row and Australia beats Pakistan to enter the Final

By Kersi Meher-Homji What a win! What a climax as Australia beat Pakistan by 5 wickets to meet New Zealand in the Final of the Twenty20 World Cup on Saturday night! As over 98 percent of the spectators at Dubai in the T20 World Cup supported Pakistan, we did not hear “Ozy. ozy, ozy, oi, […]

India-Australia march together since Gallipoli

By Vijay Badhwar The annual commemoration for Indian soldiers who joined the Allied forces in World War I is now embedded in Sydney community calendar at the site of the Cenotaph installed in Cherrybrook at the initiative of the Hindu Council of Australia. The Remembrance Day service on November 7 was moved from the outdoor […]

Australian Theatre Live produces their first independent season at Riverside Theatres

Australian Theatre Live will produce and digitally capture the critically acclaimed independent production of Norm and Ahmed with Laurence Coy & Rajan Velu. Playing in the Lennox at Riverside Theatres in Parramatta from the 15 ”“ 20th of November, the project has been made possible with the assistance of Create NSW and the Restart Investment […]

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