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National Cabinet response to Covid-19 and Omicron variant

National Cabinet met today to discuss our response to COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, new approaches to test, trace, isolate and quarantine and the vaccine rollout and booster program. Since the beginning of the pandemic there have been 362,690 confirmed cases in Australia and, sadly, 2,226 people have died. Globally there have been over 284.4 […]

India beats South Africa thanks to Rahul, Shami and Bumrah

By Kersi Meher-Homji What a fantastic start of the series and a fabulous end of the Year 2021! In the first Test in Centurion, India defeated the home team by 113 runs. Winning the toss India scored 327 runs. Opening batters Lokesh Rahul (123 with 17 fours and a six) and Mayank Agarwal (60 with […]

Life down under during Covid

By Preeti Gupta Telephone conversation with my parents yesterday got me thinking of a lot of things but mostly about my life as an Indian Diaspora here in the COVID context.For a person who travelled to India thrice a year and had been doing so for the past decade, it has been very difficult on […]

भारत के निराले स्पेशलिस्ट ….संतराम बजाज

स्पेशलिस्ट का मतलब, विशेषज्ञ अर्थात किसी ख़ास काम में माहिर व्यक्ति | आम तौर पर हम डाक्टरों के बारे में ज्यादा तौर पर इस्तेमाल करते हैं| कोई हार्ट स्पेशलिस्ट है तो कोई ह्ड्डियों का या  कोई  दिमागी बीमारियों का| बहुत साल पहले अमृतसर में एक ‘राधू शाह  छोले वाला ’होता था, (अब है या नहीं […]

NSW moves to next stage of reopening as booster program ramps up

The NSW Government is urging people to book in for their COVID-19 booster shotwith restrictions easing today as part of the reopening roadmap.The new settings that come into effect today include: Density limits will cease and masks will only be required on public transport andplanes, at airports, and for indoors front-of-house hospitality staff who are […]

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi at the Berlin International film Festival

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s much-anticipated film, Gangubai Kathiawadi, starring Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn, has been selected to be screened at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival in February and will have its World Premiere at the festival. Gangubai Kathiawadi has been chosen to be screened as part of Berlinale Special, a segment of the film festival which is dedicated to showcasing exemplary cinema. This year’s […]

Rekha Rajvanshi receives Hindi Prasaar Samman by the U.P. Hindi Sansthan

By Neena Badhwar Rekha Rajvanshi was conferred ‘Hindi Videsh Prasaar Samman’ by the UP Hindi Sansthan in Lucknow on November 28. The award carries an added cash prize incentive worth Rs. 250,000. Rekha recently celebrated 10th anniversary of ILASA (Indian Literary Art Society of Australia) and has published now eight books her recent one being […]

Ten of my best double-role films

By Madhulika Liddle Some of you may know that besides being devoted to old cinema, I also watch a lot of modern Korean dramas. My love for K-dramas probably has something to do with the fact that the average Korean TV show has more than a passing resemblance to classic Hindi cinema, from star-crossed lovers […]

South Asian Theatre Festival showcases Kannada, Bengali and Urdu plays at Riverside on December 16, 17

Nautanki Theatre’s South Asian Theatre Festival is being held on 16th & 17th Dec 2021. Three plays based on the topic, ‘Partition and diaspora’ will be presented during this festival.– My Piece of Sky (Kannada/Hindi/English)– Baazigar (Hindustani/Bengali) – Mann Batwara (Urdu/Punjabi) Neel Banerjee, Veena & Sudarshan Narayana and Mussawar Chughtai are the directors of the […]

NSW government to improve fire safety in apartments

The NSW Government has announced changes to improve the design, installation, certification and maintenance of critical fire safety systems in residential apartment buildings, to further protect residents. Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson said the reforms are the result of nine months’ work by a specialist working group made up of representatives from […]

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