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Writers at SWF

Recommended here some more events with writers of Indian heritage at Sydney Writers Festival (May 22-May 28): Anuk Arudpragasam is from Colombo, Sri Lanka and currently lives in New York, where he is completing a doctorate in philosophy at Columbia University. His first novel, The Story of a Brief Marriage, is a meditation on trauma […]

Legislation to strip parliamentary pension entitlements of politicians convicted of criminal offence

May 23, 2017. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian today introduced legislation to strip former politicians of their taxpayer-funded pension entitlement if they are convicted of a serious criminal offence committed during their time in office, even if they are charged after leaving office. The move follows the conviction of former Labor politicians, Eddie Obeid and Ian […]

Rathyatra in Parramatta

Parramatta is the little India of Sydney. If you do not have the time to visit India and see the festivities, food and people, then do head west and be a part of the experience of being in India, even if it is for a day. Lord Jaganatha has again agreed to personally come and […]

Listen to Rupi Kaur at Sydney Writers Festival

Toronto based Punjabi writer Rupi Kaur, writer, artist and spoken word performer, is on her way to Sydney as a guest of the Sydney Writer’s Festival being held from today May 22 – May 28, 2017. Rupi writes simple yet poignant poems and shares her work on instapoet with a following of close to a million […]

Mumbai Indians win IPL final by one run

 By Kersi Meher-Homji Oh what a heart-stopping final of IPL 2017 in Hyderabad! Mumbai Indians (MI) under skipper Rohit Sharma defeated Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) led by Steven Smith by one run off the last ball. This marked the 10th IPL which was inaugurated in 2008 and MI won the title for a record third […]

Premier announces $10.9 million investment for community langauges

By Neena Badhwar NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, an Armenian did not know English when she moved to Australia with her parents as a child. At the  NSW Federation of Community Language Schools Annual Dinner,  the premier said she was proud to be a bilingual. And also of the teacher, who had taught her Armenian in a Sunday community school […]

Indian films in Sydney film Festival (June 7 -18)

This years Sydney Film Festival in June (SFF, June, 7-18, 2017) will comprise 400 sessions and 288 films selected from worldwide cinema houses, films in various languages, countries also documentaries and films of well known auteurs. SFF offers Sydneysiders an exciting season of cinema amidst a whirlwind of premieres, red-carpet openings, in-depth discussions, international guests and […]

Apple refuses to reimburse airline passenger over exploding headphones

“Be careful”. That is the warning an Australian woman has issued to owners of battery-powered Apple headphones after hers exploded on a flight from Beijing to Melbourne. The woman’s face, hands and hair was burnt when the Beats by Dre headphones exploded two hours into the 12-hour flight on February 19. She had been listening to music while snoozing when […]

Jatinga – drama inspired by daughters of sex-workers in Mumbai’s red-light district

Trishala Sharma in Jatinga Pic credit: Mansoor Noor Photography “If you can imagine a better world, you can imagine a place for yourself in it.” Following the critically acclaimed, sell-out season of The Laden Table (March 2017), bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company is proud to present the world premiere of Jatinga – an international co-production inspired by […]

Lankarama Buddhist temple in Schofields celebrates Vesak

By Manju Mittal It was a pleasure to to be part of the Vesak celebrations at Lankarama Buddhist temple at Schofields on Sunday May 14, which featured several performances of songs, discourses, meditation including the Lankarama children’s choir. Organised by the temple committee members and Sri Lankan community in Sydney, Australia, people gathered in large numbers to […]

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