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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 […]

Digital Driver licence coming soon

The 2019-20 NSW Budget will put technology front and centre with drivers able to opt-in to use a NSW Digital Driver Licence (DDL) in the coming months, as the technology is rolled out state-wide. More than 14,000 drivers are already using the technology, available via the Service NSW app, with successful trials underway in Dubbo, […]

Shah Rukh Khan is this years’ IFFM guest

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) is taking place from 8-17 August. Over the last decade the Festival has grown from a grassroots event to the largest Indian Film Festival in the Southern hemisphere, winning a number of awards and working closely with the Victorian government, who have […]

विशेष योग-शिविर बाबा रामदेव का….

संतराम बजाज भारत के प्रसिद्ध योग गुरु बाबा रामदेव लोकसभा के चुनाव के बाद चिंतित हैं| कारण? बड़ी तादाद में चुनावों में हारे हुए नेता लोग| हार जाने और गठबंधन टूट जाने के कारण, एकदम से उन के व्यवहार में तबदीली आ रही है| हीन भावना, बिना बात के गुस्सा, दूसरों को कसूरवार समझना, उन […]

Baba Azmi honours his father Kaifi Azmi in his new film ‘Me Raqsam’

By Manju Mittal As a writer, reader and a promoter of ‘Kaifi Aur Main’ in Sydney, his life story is close to my heart.  Firstly I am inspired and touched by Kaifi and Shaukat’s love story and secondly having hosted ‘Kaifi aur Main’ musical theatre play last year 2018 in Sydney, Australia and New Zealand, […]

Australians rejoice for the life of Robert James Lee Hawke.

By Neena Badhwar Thousands of people gathered inside the iconic Opera house and many sat at the forecourt steps outside to pay tribute to former prime minister Bob Hawke, who died at the age of 89 on May 16. Among them were Mr Hawke’s widow Blanche d’Alpuget, his family, and a slew of politicians, diplomats […]

See Tajmahal from the Vastu angle

By T. SELVA, Vastu Shastra Column MOVED by its architecture and much talked about magnificence, I made atrip to the Taj Mahal recently, a masterpiece of the world’s legacy.It is dubbed as the most photographed monument of love and anyonesteep foot there will be mesmerised by its beauty and the peacefulenergy it exudes.My recent visit to the […]

Small steps can help make a giant leap for India

Indian Government’s ambitious scheme to provide electricity to every household in the country has achieved remarkable success with 15 states reporting 100% electrification. Saubhagya – Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana was launched in September 2017, with an objective to provide access to electricity to all the remaining households in the country. As many […]

It was a special 2-day workshop for super mums and dads in our Indian community

By Neena Badhwar It was an opportunity to meet super mums and dads in our Indian community in a 2-day workshop organised by the Positive partnerships, an initiative funded by the Australian Government Department of Education & Training. The workshops were held on two Saturdays in the month of May, May 18 and 25, 2019 […]

Dhawan hits a “dham-dhamadham” ton and India conquers Australia

By Kersi Meher-Homji The Australia-India clash in London last night was predicted as an exciting match between two recent World Cup champions; India the winners of 2011 World Cup and Australia the winners of 2015 World Cup. And so it turned out. I watched it till 3.30 am EST without one yawn, so fascinating was […]

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