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A compendium on rural India

A compendium on rural India

New Delhi, Feb 27  It’s a labour of love that’s taken 10 years and resulted in a 27-volume encyclopaedia on the demography, economy and social structure of rural India to aid the development process. It complements a similar work on the country’s towns and cities. “Tens of thousands of crores (of rupees) are spent on […]

Large devotees gather at Sri Mandir

Large devotees gather at Sri Mandir

Sri Mandir temple in Auburn held a celebration for Vasant Panchami on 17th February 2013. Vasant Panchami is the Hindu festival that highlights the coming of spring. Considered to be the most significant day for students, Saraswati pooja was be performed by many students – little devotees of Sri Mandir Parivaar. In a statement released […]

Parliamentarians welcome Oscars for ‘Life of Pi’

Parliamentarians welcome Oscars for ‘Life of Pi’

New Delhi, Feb 26  Parliamentarians cutting across party lines Tuesday expressed happiness at “Life of Pi”, featuring Indian actor Sooraj Sharma in a lead role, bagging the highest number of four Oscars and over director Ang Lee accepting the award with a ‘namaste’. Rajya Sabha member Tarun Vijay said the namaste by Ang Lee went […]

Rail Budget 2013: No fare hike this time but 5-6% every year

Rail Budget 2013: No fare hike this time but 5-6% every year

Rail budget highlights No increase in passenger fares Rs.6,600 crore increase in earnings from fare adjustment in January Rs.63,000 crore investment in 2013-14 1,047 million tonnes freight loading estimated during 2013-14 Passenger earnings of Rs 42,000 crore estimated in 2013-14 Indian Railways Institute of Financial Management to be set up at Secunderabad Chair at Delhi […]

The Mood for Change

The Mood for Change

The latest Fairfax opinion polls have confirmed what everyone is feeling. There is too much distraction in the Federal Labor government and the policy details are lost in the gibberish making it extremely difficult to sell any good news. The greatest failure of the Federal Labor Government is that it has not been able to […]

Melbourne co-hosts Australia India Youth Dialogue 2013

Melbourne co-hosts Australia India Youth Dialogue 2013

The second Australia India Youth Dialogue (AIYD) conference (AIYD 2013) took place on January 30-February 1 2013, when 15 young leaders (18-35 years of age) from India descended upon the cities of Melbourne and Sydney to meet and engage with 15 of the best and brightest young leaders of Australia. Improving Australia-India ties A burgeoning […]

PECOSA ( Punjab Engineering College Old Student Association )

PECOSA ( Punjab Engineering College Old Student Association )

PECOSA Australia ( An Alumni of old students of PEC University & Technology, Chandigarh ) was started in 1991 in Sydney. It was a brainchild of Mr. Gian Banga who himself passed out from the institution 52 years ago. Since its inception the Alumni has been involved in providing scholarships to deserving engineering students every […]

25 Australians and 70 Indian crew – “Save Your Legs”

25 Australians and 70 Indian crew – “Save Your Legs”

Indian Herald correspondent, Kushal Vaghani caught up with Nick Batzias and Robyn Kershaw, producers of upcoming cricket comedy movie ‘Save your Legs’. The movie is based on the true story of the real Abbortsford Anglers’ 2001 tour to India – which was initially turned into a 50-minute documentary, also called Save Your Legs (2005) and also […]

2013 NSW Youth Advisory Council

2013 NSW Youth Advisory Council

The 12 members of the Council are appointed by the Minister responsible for Youth Affairs, Victor Dominello MP for a period of up to 12 months. 2013 Youth Advisory Council members Astha Rajvanshi (Chair) Nathan Inwood (Deputy Chair) Rosemarie Costi Piero Craney Jake Green Jesse Hanna Alexander Leighton Kayla Lochner Teleria Milson Marie Nemani Melissa […]

Australia secures market access for lamb to India

Australia secures market access for lamb to India

Trade Minister Craig Emerson and Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig have announced that Australia had secured market access for Aussie lamb to India. Talking to Indian Herald, Trade Minister Dr Craig Emerson said, “I am advised that Indians are fast developing a taste for our world renowned lamb and that a number of Australian exporters are […]

Sitarella : Tickets on Sale Now

Sitarella : Tickets on Sale Now

Written, choreographed and directed by Sheila Nair, Sitarella with a twist! will entice everyone with its vibrant colour costumes and dance sequences. Derived from thefairytale Cinderella, this dance drama will certainly entertain and captivate you with a touch of Indian spice! Junior artistes ranging from little kids to some of the best local talents in […]

Australia Champions for the Sixth Time!

Australia Champions for the Sixth Time!

Council of Indian Australians Congratulates Australian Women’s Cricket Team and Lisa Sthalekar for Winning the ICC Cricket World Cup 2013 Final in India! Council of Indian Australians has congratulated Australian Women’s Cricket team for retaining the Rose Bowl women’s cricket trophy in remarkable fashion for winning the World Cup final on 18th February in Brabourne […]

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