Category archives for: Arts

They are the kings of curry in Parramatta

By Neena Badhwar The play ‘Curry Kings of Parramatta’ written by Sudha Bhuchar and Shaheen Khan directed by Kristine Landon-Smith at Riverside Theatre in Parramatta on April 18, 19 and 20, is a humorous take on restaurant workers cooped in an Indian commercial kitchen from early hours to late at night, even the chef living […]

Curry Kings of Parramatta – a play you must watch

Curry Kings of Parramatta by Sudha Bhuchar & Shaheen Khan from 18-20th April at Riverside Theatre Parramatta, NSW A humorous play that confronts the issue of migrant population in Western Sydney Curry Kings of Parramatta is a poignant play that deals with South-Asian migration to Australia and the subsequent establishment of a network of Indian-Pakistani restaurants, […]

Padmashree Ustad Rashid Khan’s Sydney Concert: An Ensemble of Virtuosos

By Aradhana Bhatt It was an impasse, a predicament:  Which one of the stunning six to applaud more, as they rose to take their final bow when Ustad Rashid Khan’s ‘Aaoge jab tum Sajana..’ concluded his concert on the evening of Sunday April 8 at Sir John Clancy Auditorium. Ustad Rashid Khan opened the evening […]

‘Ouch!’ – a humorous play with some bitter truths behind the world of glamour

By Rekha Rajvanshi After the incredible success of ‘Guards at the Taj’, well known theatre artiste and director Jyotsna Sharma’s second directorial outing ‘Ouch!’ was enjoyed by Sydney drama lovers. Produced by Heart & Soul productions, the play was staged in Zenith Theatre, Chatswood on March 30, 2019. Ouch! is originally a German play written […]


A short story by Anu Shivaram Our monthly team meeting was almost coming to an end and the last person had just switched off his presentation when Gavin from the other team came rushing towards us.  He looked totally confused and flustered. He walked towards our manager Andrew and whispered, “Man, that young intern of […]

Ustad Rashid Khan in Concert on April 7

By Aradhana Bhatt Alap Inc. of Sydney has proudly announced a landmark concert after the un-precedented success last year of Kaushiki Chakraborty’s performance. Padmashree Ustad Rashid Khan will be performing at Sir John Clancy Auditorium, University of NSW on Sunday, on April 7, 2019 at 5.30 pm. Ustadji will be accompanied by some of the […]

Qissebazi by Danish Husain, in Sydney that is…

By Neena Badhwar Danish Husain has been to Sydney twice. Nautanki Theatre Company (NTC) presented him, second time, when he performed to a hall full, a select audience at Macquarie University theatre on March 9. And a day earlier he did a master class on the 8th to a little over thirty people, media students, […]

‘Foreign Star of Bengal’ – an excellent locally produced play

By Manju Mittal A musical romance drama ‘Foreign Star of Bengal’ was held at Bryan Brown Theatre, Bankstown on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th  February 2019. The play written by Arvind Baswan, who stole the show not only as producer but as an actor as well.   Other actors did equally well in this touching tale. […]

Parramasala unveils its bumper program: March 15-17, 2019

Parramatta is set to be transformed into a rich playground of cultural wonder when Parramasala returns with a bumper program featuring pumping live music, workshops for the whole family, incredible dance, delicious world delicacies and the iconic opening street parade. Running from Friday 15 – Sunday 17 March, the 2019 program features the very best in international and […]

Daksha Sheth presents ‘Kwongkan – Sand’ at Perth International Art festival

By Sudha Kumar Perth International Art Festival has Ochre Contemporary Dance Company, Perth, and Daksha Sheth Dance Company, India, together bring to us ‘Kwongkan’. Ochre Contemporary Dance Company is regarded as one of Australia’s leading physical theatre companies. Daksha Sheth Dance Company is one of India’s leading dance companies, having toured internationally for 25 years. ‘Kwongkan’ journeys […]

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