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Celebrating Durga Puja

Celebrating Durga Puja

By Vir Dewan Shri Shri Maa Devi Durga Puja is the most holy and happening festival of India and across the world amongst the Indian community. It is a socio-cultural event with the Bengali and other Indian society. The word Durga Puja has come from a Sanskrit word which literally means ‘Remover of the Bad […]

UIA India Australia Friendship Fair Pictures

UIA India Australia Friendship Fair Pictures

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UIA Friendship Fair brings together Australian Indians

UIA Friendship Fair brings together Australian Indians

United Indian Associations (UIA) hosted the India Australia Friendship Fair on eve of India Independence at Sydney Olympic Athletic Centre in Sydney. UIA officials say the event was attended by around 18000 people. Minister for immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen represented Prime Minister Julia Gillard while Senator Concetta Fierravanti- Wells and Shadow Minister Ageing and […]

Indian Australian wins prestigious award

Indian Australian wins prestigious award

Winners of the prestigious Australian Writers Guild awards were announced at a glittering ceremony on September 23, 2011. Among the winners are Roanna Gonsalves, an Indian Australian writer, and her collaborators (Damien Millar, Raimondo Cortese, Görkem Acaroğlu, and the company of actors). Their script for the play Yet to Ascertain the Nature of the Crime, […]

Australia-India education ties highlighted

Australia-India education ties highlighted

AUSTRALIA is committed to strengthening education and training ties with India, Parliamentary Secretary for School Education, Senator Jacinta Collins told the Inagural Australia India Institute conference in Melbourne. Representing Minister for Tertiary Education and Skills Senator Chris Evans, Senator Collins reaffirmed the strength of Australia and India’s bilateral education relationship. “Opportunities for Australia in India […]

Australian Wine Experience in Chennai

Australian Wine Experience in Chennai

Australian Trade Commission showcased award winning Australian wines as part of the “Australian Wine Experience” session organised in Chennai on 9th September 2011. The session is the first in the series of Australian wine tastings organised by The Australian Trade Commission across South India. The Wine Tasting sessions will focus on wines from different wine […]

Indradhanush – Australian collection of Hindi Plays

Indradhanush – Australian collection of Hindi Plays

Nistha Handa writes about Indradhanush, a festival of Hindi plays. “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women are merely players” This widely regarded phrase is the beginning of a monologue from William Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’. It was also the essence of Indradhanush, a festival of Hindi plays, which took […]

Landmark Australia-India dialogue calls for ‘inventive steps’

Landmark Australia-India dialogue calls for ‘inventive steps’

A major Australia-India dialogue at the Lowy Institute for International Policy in Sydney called for India and Australia to take ‘inventive steps’ to make the most of their convergent interests in security, economics and growing social connections. More than 50 leading figures from diplomacy, think tanks, business and media took part in the two-day Australia-India […]

Interview with Shyam Saran, India’s Prime Ministerial Envoy on climate change

Interview with Shyam Saran, India’s Prime Ministerial Envoy on climate change

Shyam Saran, formerly India’s top diplomat and also a Prime Ministerial Envoy on climate change is in Australia for The Australia-India Roundtable, convened by Lowy Institute’s, Rory Medcalf. Listen to Shyam Saran’s interview with Sam Roggeveen. Says Sam Roggeveen, “I asked him firstly about Australia’s relations with India, but listen out for his response on […]

Australia to be the lead star in a Bollywood love story on Students

Australia to be the lead star in a Bollywood love story on Students

Pramod Films, one of the most prestigious banners of Bollywood, announced its revival with the latest film to be shot in Australia later this year making it the first Major Bollywood film ever to have Australia/Australian city in the title of film. The film, tentatively titled ‘With Love from Australia’ is a love story between […]

Manmohan Singh’s Snub to Australia

Manmohan Singh’s Snub to Australia

Hosting Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Australia and using this opportunity to place Australia on a higher pedestal would have been high up on the agenda of Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd. Having spent more tax payer money than even US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, you are naturally tempted to ask – What is […]

Pankaj Udhas shines in Mehfil concert

Pankaj Udhas shines in Mehfil concert

Mehfil Concert, featuring Ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas, witnessed a packed audience Hills Centre at Castle Hill on 3rd of September. In these times when there is a big artist visiting Sydney almost every month, it was initially thought that Pankaj Udhas show would be a very difficult show to get audiences for. However over 1600 […]

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