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There is Enough Masala in Parramasala | Philip Rolfe

There is Enough Masala in Parramasala | Philip Rolfe

Indian Herald Editor, Rohit Revo spoke to Philip Rolfe, Creative Director of Parramasala Festival. What is Parramasala and what is the need to celebrate Parramasala? Parramasala is now in its third year.  It’s a festival that focuses on the influence of arts and cultures from South Asia, particularly in a contemporary context. It’s a festival […]

Joint Statement by Australian and Indian Prime Ministers

Joint Statement by Australian and Indian Prime Ministers

JOINT STATEMENT PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA 1.      The Prime Minister of Australia Ms Julia Gillard paid a State Visit to India from 15-17 October, 2012 at the invitation of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. 2.       Prime Minister Ms Julia Gillard was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on […]

Rajiv Gandhi bust commemorates stronger links with India

Rajiv Gandhi bust commemorates stronger links with India

A bust of revered Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was inaugurated recently in the foyer of UTS’s Building 10 to commemorate the establishment of a visiting chair of contemporary Indian studies at UTS. The Consul General of India, Sydney, Mr Arun Kumar Goel and UTS Vice-Chancellor Professor Ross Milbourne officially marked the donation of the […]

Sydney’s Answer to the viral song Kolaveri Di

Sydney’s Answer to the viral song Kolaveri Di

299,000 hits on YouTube and still Counting…. Sydney’s Sri Shyamalangan is Smiling SRI Shyamalangan envisions in creating music by collaborating with artists from all around the world. His first Indian collaboration was with the Pop legend Asha Bhosle and recently he collaborated with another top notch singer Shankar Mahadevan on a folk song. His name […]

The Lone Voice Behind the Microphone

The Lone Voice Behind the Microphone

Words spoken on Radio like bastards, bastardary, crap, must be on drugs, rape and pillage our nation, dump her in the sea, would put other people to shame but for Alan Jones it has been a way of life. Speaking continuously for 4 hours, 5 days a week is no mean task. Winner of Order […]

Dandia Raas and Garba in Liverpool

Dandia Raas and Garba in Liverpool

On Saturday, 20th October 2012, Michael Wenden Aquatic Leisure Centre, Miller (Near Liverpool) is set to be the centre-stage of Garba festivities this year as Navratri Cultural Group prepares for yet another landmark year of Dandia Raas and Garba celebration. This year’s event is tipped to be bigger and better than ever before. With preparations […]

One Sun, One Moon and One Zakir

One Sun, One Moon and One Zakir

The good Lord in his wisdom put together many wonderful devices to create the mysterious human body. What a marvel it is? I am able to recall vividly and present the following incident after the lapse of pretty close to five decades, only because of the presence of mental memory within my system.  As I […]

Vedic Cultural Centre of Australia Organises Festival

Vedic Cultural Centre of Australia Organises Festival

On Saturday, September 29 2012, the Vedic Cultural Centre of Australia (VCCA) organised the event Mahaa Vishnu Sahasranaama Lakshaarchana at the community centre in the North Western Sydney suburb of Quakers Hill. This event was held in order to promote the To-Be-Established Vedic centre in the suburb of Greystanes as well as gather enough donations […]

Being South Asian – Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and Questioning

Being South Asian – Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and Questioning

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and Questioning (GLBTIQ) people also have other identities, based on their birth place, language, ethnicity or religion. The South Asian GLBTIQ community in Sydney is no exception. In fact, parallel and often contradictory existences are so prevalent in this community that this has provoked an interesting debate among the […]

Oz Fest in India

Oz Fest in India

Foreign Minister Bob Carr has welcomed the commencement of India’s “Oz Fest,” a four-month celebration of contemporary Australian culture in 18 Indian cities including Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur. “Oz Fest offers hundreds of thousands of Indians a chance to experience Australian films, literature and artistic performances,” Senator Carr said. “With support from the Australian Government, Oz […]

Wanted Australian Hindus 2013 Maha Kumbh Mela

Wanted Australian Hindus 2013 Maha Kumbh Mela

Australian independent documentary film-maker Mark Gould is searching for Hindu Australians who intend to go to the upcoming Maha Kumbh Mela at Allahabad (Prayag) in Feb 2013. ABC TV’s religious program, COMPASS (6.30pm Sundays) is keen to tell the story of this Sacred Journey and what it means to the devotees. The subjects of the film […]

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