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Celebrating with colour: Celebrating Holi in Australia Anjum Anand shares her recipes to create the perfect Holi family feast

Celebrating with colour: Celebrating Holi in Australia Anjum Anand shares her recipes to create the perfect Holi family feast

As we wave goodbye to Summer, Holi, the Indian festival of colour, is the perfect remedy to shake off the blues and celebrate one of the world’s most energetic and vibrant festivals. Holi takes place on 17th March this year, and is set to be celebrated by many people around the world with dancing, singing, […]

Thousands march in Hong Kong to condemn attack on ex-newspaper editor

Thousands march in Hong Kong to condemn attack on ex-newspaper editor

Thousands of protesters rallied outside the Hong Kong’s government headquarters on Sunday to condemn a knife attack on a former newspaper editor and to voice support for press freedom amid growing concern over Beijing’s influence in the media. Kevin Lau Chun-to, who until recently had been chief editor of Ming Pao, a Chinese-language newspaper known […]

Witnesses recall fear, chaos after China train station attack

Witnesses recall fear, chaos after China train station attack

Officials said a group of knife-wielding “terrorists” from the restive Xinjiang region launched a premeditated attack at the Kunming Railway Station in China’s southwest on Saturday night. More than 130 people were wounded. Armed riot police stood guard as people streamed into the railway station on Sunday only hours after the attack, one of the […]

Ukraine mobilizes after Putin’s ‘declaration of war’

Ukraine mobilizes after Putin’s ‘declaration of war’

“This is not a threat: this is actually the declaration of war to my country,” said Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk, head of a pro-Western government that took power when Russian ally Viktor Yanukovich fled last week. Putin obtained permission from his parliament on Saturday to use military force to protect Russian citizens in Ukraine, spurning […]

Radcliffe suffers spinal problems

Radcliffe suffers spinal problems

Actor Daniel Radcliffe is undergoing osteopathy treatment after playing a hunchback left him with spinal troubles. The 24-year-old is working on a new movie version of “Frankenstein”, a film adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein”. He will be seen playing the doctor’s hunchback assistant Igor, but he says the role has left him in agony, […]

NACULA TRAINING HAILED A SUCCESS

NACULA TRAINING HAILED A SUCCESS

3/1/2014 The Minister for Youth and Sports Mr Viliame Naupoto recently presented certificates to 85 youth at Naisisili village, Nacula in the Yasawa group following a capacity building program. Mr Naupoto was at Naisisili to officially close a week-long Mobile Skills Training organised by the ministry for the young people of Nacula Island in the […]

GOODNESS, GRACIOUS & SHARMACIOUS!

GOODNESS, GRACIOUS & SHARMACIOUS!

The surname Sharma seems to be there in almost every field. Wherever you go, particularly in north India, you come across Sharmas aplenty. They are hardworking, enterprising, perseverant and humble.  As a tribute to the Sharmas I compose the following poem: For Batting, Rohit Sharma For Fast Bowling, Ishant Sharma For  Leg Break Bowling, Rahul […]

THE HOLY DIP

THE HOLY DIP

Three Australian families make the pilgrimage to the oldest and largest religious festival on Earth, India’s MAHA KUMBH MELA. MAHA (Great) KUMBH (Pitcher) MELA (Festival) A half hour documentary for ABC COMPASS SYNOPSES Logline 3 Australian families make the confronting pilgrimage to the oldest and largest religious festival on Earth, India’s MAHA KUMBH MELA, to […]

Swine flu kills 19 in Syria

Swine flu kills 19 in Syria

Damascus, Feb 28 (IANS) Swine flu has left at least 19 people killed in Syria, the country’s Health Minister Sa’ad al- Nayef said Thursday. Nineteen out of 59 suspects died of swine flu in Syria, and in Hama province alone 11 people died of the fatal flu, Xinhua quoted al-Nayef as saying, while also adding the […]

Life insurance in India has major growth potential

Life insurance in India has major growth potential

The Indian insurance industry has undergone transformational changes since 2000 when the industry was liberalised. With a one-player market to 24 in 13 years, the industry has witnessed phases of rapid growth along with extent of growth moderation and intensifying competition. There have also been a number of product and operational innovations necessitated by consumer […]

An orange a day may ward off stroke risk

An orange a day may ward off stroke risk

Washington, Feb 16  Eating foods that contain vitamin C may reduce your risk of the most common type of hemorrhagic stroke, says a study. Vitamin C is found in fruits and vegetables such as oranges, papaya, peppers, broccoli and strawberries. Hemorrhagic stroke is less common than ischemic stroke, but is more often deadly. The study […]

Passwords that can never be hacked!

Passwords that can never be hacked!

Dubai, Feb 16 With an ever-increasing cases of online account hacking being reported, it’s getting difficult to protect passwords and keep the accounts safe. But worry no more. A computer scientist has devised what he calls ‘geographical passwords’ to protect online accounts and keep the hackers at bay. Computer scientist Ziyad Al-Salloum of ZSS-Research in […]

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