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Performance by Zohra – The First All-Female Orchestra of Afghanistan was an absolute magic

By Aradhana Bhatt Zohra is the name of the Persian Goddess of music. Zohra is also the name of Afghanistan’s first all- female orchestra. The orchestra performed to a near full house at the iconic Opera House in Sydney on Monday, 14th October. The debut, landmark Australia tour coincides with 100 years of Afghanistan’s Reclamation […]

Manoj Bajpayee nominated for Bhonsle in 2019 Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Ridham Janve’s ‘Gold-Laden Sheep’ and ‘The Sacred Mountain‘ nominated for Best Film Brisbane: Manoj Bajpayee has been nominated for the third time at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, this time for his performance in Devashish Makhija’s Bhonsle, while the film has also been honoured with a nomination for the Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO.  Manoj Bajpayee […]

Abhijit Banerjee and his wife Esther Duflo share Nobel prize in Economics with Micahel Kremer

Abhijit Binayak Banerjee, his wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer shared this years Nobel Economics prize for their work in fighting global poverty. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “Congratulations to Abhijit Banerjee on being conferred the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. He has made notable contributions in the […]

Andhadhun, Gully Boy and Super Delux are the top nominees in 2019 AACTA Awards

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) has today revealed the films nominated for this year’s AACTA Award for Best Asian Film presented by Eureka International Group (EIG). Over the past year, the global reach of Asian film continues to grow with an increasing number of high-quality, creative productions being recognised at international […]

India wins the Gandhi-Mandela series thanks to Kohli’s double ton

By Kersi Meher-Homji In a way, the second Test between India and South Africa (SA) at Pune was a mirror image of the first Test between them at Visakhapatnam a week ago. India had thrashed SA by 203 runs in the first Test and thumped them at Pune yesterday by an innings and 137 runs. […]

Usher Deepavali by preparing your home with good Vastu

Vasthu Sastra by T. Selva  Hindus throughout the world will celebrate Deepavali soon and it means so much to the community because it is the coming of light into the world. This is also the day when revellers, young and old, look forward to being blessed with good health, happiness and prosperity. All the tales related to […]

Vision 2020-Samskriti unite for a classic fund-raiser

By Neena Badhwar What a beautiful way to tell a story – through dance and music embellished with eyes and facial expressions, hand gestures and sculpture-like composition of fingers, to a rhythm of dancing feet – all portraying varied human emotions – of love and joy, anger and sorrow, fear and frustration, fulfilment and elation! […]

Asha and her son Ravi Jain’s comic timing is spot on

By Anu Jose It is not often a mother and son perform on stage together, but that is exactly what ‘A Brimful of Asha’ is. As part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival, actor, director and writer, Ravi Jain performs with his mother Asha where they tell their family story. On one side we have […]

Rooftop Solar charging for Electric vehicles

New technology from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, will link rooftop solar and batteries to support electric vehicle (EV) charging, even in the height of summer.  With more EVs on Australian roads, demand for infrastructure is growing and placing stress on grid-powered charging stations. New solar-powered EV charging stations will maximise use of renewable energy, […]

Zohra – Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra – debut performance in Sydney

Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra are performing in Sydney and Melbourne to celebrate 50 years of bilateral relations between Afghanistan and Australia – giving Australians the rare opportunity to witness the internationally acclaimed Zohra orchestra. Hailing from Afghanistan’s only music school, the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, the Zohra Orchestra will be performing in Sydney next […]

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