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World Leaders congratulate new Indian PM

World Leaders congratulate new Indian PM

World leaders have congratulated India’s prime minister-elect Narendra Modi. United States President Barack Obama on Friday called up Indian prime minister-designate Narendra Modi and congratulated him on his “emphatic election victory”, officials said. Mr Obama joined a number of world leaders including British Prime Minister David Cameron, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Afghan President Hamid […]

Exceptional, heritage-listed Thala eco-experience in far north Queensland

Exceptional, heritage-listed Thala eco-experience in far north Queensland

By Rama Gaind A LITTLE slice of paradise awaits you at the Thala Beach Lodge, one of the world’s top eco-resorts in far north Queensland. Here you are at one with nature as you bask in tropical surrounds overlooking the grandeur of the Great Dividing Range plunging down into the Coral Sea. Discover the delights […]

World’s biggest vote – India Wins – India election 2014

World’s biggest vote  – India Wins – India election 2014

A record 66.4% people turned out to cast their ballot in nine phases of the world’s biggest vote held between April 7 and May 12. Turnout for this election broke records with 66.38% of those eligible casting a vote.After a decade in power, India’s ruling Congress party has headed to defeat as vote counting in the […]

Amitabh Bachchan at IFFM: Cinema builds bridges between Cultures

Amitabh Bachchan at IFFM: Cinema builds bridges between Cultures

By Rama Gaind GLITZ, glamour and shimmering fanfare associated with Bollywood – along with the presence of the ‘godfather of Indian cinema’, Amitabh Bachchan – hit a crescendo at the end of the inaugural awards ceremony of the third Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) on May 2. The red carpet gala event saw the […]

‘Shri Amitabh Bachchan Scholarship’ at La Trobe University

‘Shri Amitabh Bachchan Scholarship’ at La Trobe University

Shri Amitabh Bachchan Scholarship’ has been launched at Australia’s leading La Trobe University. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, is in Australia for the Indian Film Festival Melbourne (IFFM). But that’s not news. He is a globetrotter who visits almost the entire world throughout the year. His being in Australia is important because a leading Australian university was launching a scholarship […]

Australia on top as India slips to 5th place in Cricket

Australia on top as India slips to 5th place in Cricket

Australia has reclaimed the number-one Test ranking and has also retained its top ODI spot in the Reliance ICC Team Rankings at the 1 May annual update. This is the first time since December 2008 that Australia has been ranked number-one in both Tests and ODIs at the same time. Australia last held the number-one Test […]

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