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Prime Minister’s literary awards open for entries

The 2020 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards are now open for entries until 28 February 2020.  Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Awards recognise the outstanding work by Australian authors and acknowledge the importance of literature in the cultural life of the nation.  “I am pleased to announce entries are now open for the 2020 Prime […]

Government announces immediate support to small business affected by bushfire

In response to the devastating bushfires, the Morrison Government has today announced a comprehensive suite of measures to immediately support impacted small businesses.  This initial package responds to the needs expressed by small businesses on the ground and at the small business roundtable last week which saw chambers of commerce from fire affected regions, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and […]

India turns from zeros to heroes within a week

By Kersi Meher-Homji What a change of fortunes in six days! Australia crushed India by 10 wickets in the first One Day International (ODI) in Mumbai last Tuesday. Everything looked rosy red for the Aussies with openers David Warner and skipper Aaron Finch hitting unbeaten centuries and dark and gloomy for Virat Kohli’s men. But […]

“चल उड़ जा रे पंछी…”

संतराम बजाज  “बड़ी सासू! आप कौन सी चक्की का आटा खाती हैं?” मीग़न ने रानी इलिज़ाबैथ से पूछा|  “मैं आटा खाती ही नहीं | क्यों पूछा?” “वैसे ही; मैं रानी कब बनूंगी?” “इस जन्म में तो कोई चांस नहीं है|अभी तो चार्ल्स मेरे मरने का इंतजार कर रहा है,फिर विल्यम होगा, उस के ३ बच्चे […]

Avijit Sarkar honoured in Parramatta’s Australia Day Awards

Avijit Sarkar, Indian community’s prized singer of Sydney, musician, artist, writer, magician, illustrator and a cartoonist was awarded Australia Day Local Award in a ceremony that took place at Rosehill Gardens on Friday 17 January. Avijit was recognised for his work in Arts and Cultural category. This year’s Australia Day Local Awards were presented by […]

Australia India Business Council support for the Australian bushfire crisis

On behalf of the Australia India Business Council Ltd (AIBC) Board of Directors, Industry Chapter Chairs and all members, in my capacity as National Chair, we wish to express our deepest sympathies to the families who have lost their loved ones and to the brave volunteer firefighters who have lost their lives fighting the ongoing […]

Celebration of a Life

Mira Raheja 11-11-1926    to   28-11-2019 Mira was born on November 11, 1926 in Kamalia near Lahore now in Pakistan. One of 11 siblings she was always the most lively and active member of the family who was in many ways the glue keeping the entire family together. Mira had studied Bachelor of Arts from Khalsa […]

नया साल, नये संकल्प !

… संत राम बजाज महाभारत में एक संजय हुए हैं, जिन के पास एक  टीवी थी जिस पर आये हुए प्रोग्राम को केवल वह ही देख और सुन सकते थे| कहते हैं कि उन के पास दिव्य-दृष्टि थी| कुछ ऐसी ही शक्ति मेरे पास भी आ गई थी जो नये वर्ष के कुछ दिन रही […]

Indians make up a powerful diaspora in the world that is 30 million strong

By Neena Badhwar Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2020 was celebrated in Sydney at the Indian Consulate General of India along with ‘Vishv Hindi Divas’ on January 9. Indian diaspora turned up to listen to panel discussion ‘Indian Diaspora – A bridge between India and Australia’ moderated by Dr. Neville Roach, chairman Emeritus, AIBC and advisor to […]

Sahir’s poetry carried charisma that was a class apart

By Neena Badhwar Maine Chand Aur Sitaron Ki Tamanna Ki Thi was the song my parents sang in my home in Delhi which I brought to Australia as a memory and played it along with many memorable songs from the era of 1950s and 1960s. Today my daughter who was brought up here plays these […]

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