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Flag hoisting on January 26th at The Consulate General of India

Consulate General of India, Sydney cordially invites you to celebrate  “70th Republic Day of India” on January 26, 2019 (Saturday) from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM at Level 2, 265 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, 2000. Doors will open at 8:30 AM. The Consulate looks forward to your presence at the event. Kindly register at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/indias-republic-day-celebra… Entry to the event is free. More details in the attached […]

‘Manikarnika – the Queen of Jhansi’ in cinemas from January 25

By Neena Badhwar I loved every minute of it: Kangana on ‘Manikarnika – the Queen of Jhansi’ When Sadguru visited sets of ‘Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi’ at the invitation of Kangana Ranaut, he said to the press, “Jhansi Ki Rani is a heroic figure in India and definitely if her story is being […]

Thai Poosam Festival at SVT on 27th January

“Thai Poosam” is a sacred Hindu festival that is celebrated to commemorate the triumph of good over evil.The day of Thaipusam is observed annually during the ‘Pusam’ star in the Tamil month of ‘Thai’.The Thaipusam festival assumes immense significance since it celebrates the day when Goddess Parvati presented the Divine ‘Vel’ to Lord Murugan to […]

Go on, be a Valentine

By Shreena Hronsky In how many movies have we seen heroes running up to their mehboobs with roses in their hands to celebrate Valentine’s Day ? Come to think of it, exactly how is romance portrayed on the big screen ? Does art imitate life when it comes to romance ? Or what we see […]

From Bradman to Kohli: A Book Review by Vijay Badhwar

‘From Bradman to Kohli’ – Best of India-Australia Test Cricket Author: Kersi Meher-Homji Publisher: The Cricket Publishing Company PP150; Price $45 Postage $10 Kersi Meher-Homji is a cricket writer and historian, statistician, as well as a scientist, – a rarity all rolled in one. Cricket has been his passion since his childhood days (talk of […]

January and February 2019 Indian Film Releases

Here is a list of Indian film releases during January and February… January 25, 2019 Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi 25 January 2019: Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is an upcoming Indian historical biographical film based on the life of Maratha Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi. It is directed by Krish and Kangana Ranaut and […]

Crawling down the path to electric vehicles

By Melvin Durai When it comes to adopting new technology, I’m not what you’d call a “trendsetter.” I’m more like a “trend wetter.” I splash water on the trend, try to make it go away. Unlike some people, I don’t stand in line for hours to buy the latest gadget at an exorbitant price. I […]

Dhoni, you proved me wrong twice, but I love you for it!

By Kersi Meher-Homji During both the One Day Internationals (ODIs) at Adelaide on Tuesday and at Melbourne last night [Friday], I kept yelling at MS Dhoni from my armchair in Sydney in front of TV, “Come on Dhoni, now is the time to hit fours and sixes, and not twist your bat for a single […]

Counting and Cracking: A brown breaking story

By Neeru Saluja Sydney’s landmark Town Hall has been transformed into the land of serendipity. Within the four walls, you get to taste a slice of Sri Lanka. Starting from a flavoursome curry to whet the appetite, a stage set up to transport you to the homeland and ultimately unravelling a story about the post-colonial […]

Major milestone as metro northwest completes its first full test

Australia’s first driverless metro train has completed its first journey along the entire length of Sydney’s new $8.3 billion Metro Northwest railway line. The train arrived at Chatswood Station’s Metro platforms today, having travelled 36km from the new Tallawong Station in Sydney’s northwest as part of the intensive testing process. Premier Gladys Berejiklian was in Chatswood to welcome the significant milestone. […]

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