Category archives for: Arts

“Kaifi aur Main” and the talented Ghazal Maestro Jaswinder Singh

By Manju Mittal An extremely talented young Ghazal and Sufi singer Jaswinder Singh has established himself as a versatile performer through a varied range of ghazals and sufi songs. He has been awarded “The young Ghazal Maestro” by Indian Music Academy. The title was presented by Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia in the presence of the former […]

Sydney goes Sufi with Avijit, Rucha, Rachna, Sadiq and Farhan

By Aradhana Bhatt SNSR’s latest production ‘The Sufi Lounge’ staged for a full house on Saturday, 18th November, demonstrated how the music scene of Sydney has come a long way, not only in terms of presentation but also in terms of how receptive our audience has grown to be. Any performance is a two-way bridge […]

“Add colour to your life,” says Mittu Gopalan, her art speaks of her passion.

By Neeru Saluja What happens when a lawyer puts down her legal files and picks up the paint brush? It’s colours, colours and colours everywhere! Mittu Gopalan, Principal at Freedman and Gopalan Solicitors and a leading law expert since 20 years is known for her empathetic nature while solving the problems of her clients. And […]

Three plays with message so contemporary

Uzma Gillani plays the role of ageing Jehan Ara By Neena Badhwar Nautanki Theatre’s ambitious initiative that started last year celebrated its 2nd South Asian Theatre Festival on 9th and 10th of November at Riverside’s Raffertys Theatre in Parramatta. ‘A Celebration in Language’ – the festival staged three plays from the Indian subcontinent. They were: a […]

“I love making people laugh,” Rakesh Bedi, now on the way to Australia

By Manju Mittal Rakesh Bedi is a respected Indian actor. Rakesh, who hails from Delhi, has been entertaining audiences through films, television and theatre for the past 35 years. He is also known for his powerful comic performance in films such as the famous ‘Chashme Baddoor’, ‘Ek duje ke liye’, ‘Shrimaan Shrimati’, ‘Yeh jo hai […]

Gandhi play tour to Australia and the Pacific

Well known Gandhi Play, Yugpurush is touring Australia Pacific this November with eleven shows planned in the region. Yugpurush is a two-hour long heart-touching and riveting drama of the profound spiritual relationship between Mahatma Gandhi & his spiritual mentor, Shrimad Rajchandra, a great Indian saint, poet, philosopher and spiritual luminary. Mahatma Gandhi credits his principle […]

Rajendra Gangani gives a blissful performance of Kathak in Sydney

By Neena Badhwar Guru Rajendra Gangani mesmerises Sydney with his performance of Kathak. He is an exponent of Kathak who exudes joy rather pure bliss as he said on stage, “I want you to enjoy ‘anand’. Pure anand.” Gangani performs as if he is enjoying his art himself, lost in himself he brings forth sheer […]

Multicultural Arts Victoria presents Mapping of Melbourne program

  Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) presents the fifth edition of Mapping Melbourne, a series of multi-artform events from 1-17 December 2017 across Melbourne. Partners including Arts Centre Melbourne, Malthouse Theatre, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, No Vacancy QV, Testing Grounds and Temperance Hall will host exhibitions, theatre, music, dance, multi-media, workshops and live art interactions showcasing […]

Nautanki Theatre presents 2nd South Asian Theatre Festival

For the Second year running, Nautanki Theatre’s 2nd South Asian Festival is a celebration in South Asian languages, transcending cultures and geographical boundaries, these plays are presented by various South Asian theatre groups who have been performing plays for many years within their community space. Nautanki endeavours to provide a common performing platform for these […]

Yugpurush – A play on Gandhi coming to Australia

YUGPURUSH is a spiritual play that depicts the relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his spiritual mentor, Shrimad Rajchandraji, who shaped Gandhi’s principles of truth, peace and non-violence. This multi-award winning theatrical masterpiece has performed more than 900 shows in about 275 cities across four continents in just 9 months. All surplus proceeds from YUGPURUSH will […]

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