Category archives for: Arts

Arts, Screen and culture to receive $871 million investment by NSW government

Arts, screen and culture are alive and well with the NSW Government delivering an $871 million total investment in the sector, including a 22 per cent increase in recurrent funding for the 2019-20 NSW Budget. Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said following four years of unprecedented investment in cultural endeavours across NSW, the Government […]

Dandenong decorated in vibrant colours by Indian artists

Two local emerging Indian artists, Sohail Yamin and Yoge Biju have added vibrancy to the Indian Cultural Precinct in Foster Street in Dandneong. Six months on two new artists have been engaged to complete further works in the precinct. They are Rashmi Gore  and Natasha Narain . The artists were commissioned by Council as part of its […]

Stories of first nation writers and writers of colour matter

Victoria University academic, Dr Natalie Kon-yu has called for the first statistical research study about whether diversity is adequately supported within the Australian Publishing Industry — particularly as it relates to First Nations writers and writers of colour. Dr Kon-yu plans to work with writers and academics from around the country to create the first […]

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, […]

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