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An End of an Era

By Rekha Bhattacharjee DMK Patriarch M. Karunanidhi, 5 time Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, dies at age 94 Chennai: Nothing embodies the vibrancy of Indian democracy than the rags-to-riches story of M Karunanidhi, the five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu. When he started off, he was the underdog among underdogs. Money power and caste influence determine success […]

Angry Kangaroo, Defiant Tiger

Pokhran II 20th Anniversary By Rekha Bhattacharjee Sydney 11th May 2018 “We can also say the date has been engraved in the history of India as a demonstration of its military power,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his monthly radio address “Mann Ki Baat” a few weeks back. The Indian PM was referring […]

Kathua and Unnao – A new low

By Sudha Kumar A week passed by that was filled with festivities, of music and dance, of sumptuous food and laughter, as communities miles away from their motherland came together to celebrate ushering in a New Year – Tamizh Puthaandu, Vishu and Noboborsho. But as I sat amidst the joyous, my mind was dragged back […]

Gutter Politics

  By Vijay Badhwar Indian voters are easily excitable. And political goons make no mistake not to exploit them. Imagine a dysfunctional parliament not able to discuss anything for the whole Budget Session, pass legislations without chaos and raising ruckus, without placards and shouts from the well, with no respect for the Speaker or for […]

Lion sweeps all the way at AACTA Awards and Dangal the Best Asian Film

Sunny Pawar as young Saroo Brierly (left) and at Oscars 2017 (right) finally won the Best Actor Award at AACTA ceremony last night Lion – A Long Way From Home, a movie based on Saroo Brierly’s heart rending story of an orphan boy adopted by an Australian family at age 6 who goes looking for […]

Obama outmanoeuvres Karan Thapar’s bid against Modi

By Vijay Badhwar Journalist Karan Thapar, known for upsetting PM Modi by questioning his secular credentials, repeatedly asked former US President Barack Obama at the Hindustan Leadership Summit held in New Delhi on December 1, for character referencing the Indian PM, which the statesman leader adroitly sidestepped. While there was another famous American in the […]

10th India-European Union Counter Terrorism Dialogue

The 10th India-European Union Counter Terrorism Dialogue was held at New Delhi on 30 August 2017. The Indian delegation was led by Shri Mahaveer Singhvi, Joint Secretary for Counter Terrorism at the Ministry of External Affairs of India, while the European Union’s delegation was led by Mr. Pawel Herczynski, Director for Security Policy, European External […]

All women Indian team to sail around the world

A six-member team of all women from India will start journey in early September to circumnavigate the globe; the voyage will culminate on their return in March next year The team of the Indian Navy will set sail in early September to circumnavigate the globe on the sailing vessel, INSV Tarini. This is the first-ever […]

India on the right track

By Neena Badhwar Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Dr Sambit Patra, who has a ubiquitous presence on all Indian channels, did not have to be loud, for a change, to be heard in Australia on June 18, especially when he was among his own ilk, Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP). “Oh yes, it does get […]

Australian business looking at India as ‘new China’

            By Rekha Bhattacharjee Those Australians who are worried over the slowing Chinese economy may have some reasons to smile as Canberra is already working desperately to stitch up a Free Trade Agreement with the world’s second-most populous country – India. If everything goes according to the Australians’ plan there […]

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