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Independence Day celebrations galore

By Vijay Badhwar Sydney Morning Herald’s columnist Matt Wade wrote on August 15: Australia’s India diaspora has trebled in size during the past 10 years and continues to grow. He quoted from an expert report on India’s potential for Australia by the former secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Peter Varghese, that […]

Watch out when Westpac Indian Film Festival comes to Sydney on August 17, 18 and 20

Dhanush with French actress Berenice Bejo in ‘The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir’ Westpac Indian Film Festival Sydney (WIFFS) organised by the Mind Blowing Films is on in Sydney on August 17th to the 19th, 2018. It will premier at the Hoyts Entertainment Quarter  two films – Director Raj Kumar Hirani, who is the special […]

Premier applauds Indian values

By Vijay Badhwar Facebook enthusiasts had plenty of time for their selfies before the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian arrived for celebration of India’s Independence Day at the Parliament House on August 9. The Minister for Multiculturalism, Ray Williams, congratulated Dr Hari Harinath for accepting extension of his term as Chairperson Multicultural NSW, adding jokingly that […]

Sister Shivani energises Australia

By Neena Badhwar Sister Shivani is the flavour of the month in Australia as she zips across the country through the cities of Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart and Gold Coast. Thousands turn up to her talks. Here we are a witness to her following in Sydney when she came and talked to […]

NEG a popular step for Australia

By Rekha Bhattacharjee August 12, 2018. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg will be confronted in party room by Tony Abbott and other critics who want, in effect, the plan to be made less green on Tuesday the 14th August 2018. The Labor States need the Commonwealth legislation to go through the federal […]

Atul Manjrekar, director of ‘Fanney Khan’ talks to TIDU

By Manju Mittal Director Atul Manjrekar’s ‘Fanney Khan’ is a compelling, musical drama, which will throw up some unexpected surprises for even the most avid of Bollywood fans. Atul had started his career working in ad films, then approached by Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra to direct ‘Fanney Khan’, which is an official remake of Oscar-nominated Belgian […]

AHIA celebrates India’s Independence Day

AHIA (Australia Hindi Indian Association) provides a busy programme for seniors. It is an excellent platform to keep them engaged. AHIA has been operating since 1994 and will be celebrating its 25th year in 2019. The Association’s newsletter ‘Sandesh’ edited by well known writer Santram Bajaj is eagerly read by the members as well as […]

Indian Independence Day Message by MP Ray Williams

I am pleased to send my good wishes to all Indian Australians in NSW who are celebrating Indian Independence Day. While Indian Australians celebrate the establishment of modern India, the NSW Government and others pay tribute to the many contributions by people of Indian ancestry to our state. Members of the Indian community continue to play an […]

Message on Indian Independence Day by Hon. Alan Tudge

Message on India’s Independence Day by Hon. Alan Tudge, Federal Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs Indian Independence Day as Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, I extend my best wishes to our diverse Indian community celebrating the anniversary of India’s Independence. Indian Independence Day is celebrated each year on 15 August and commemorates India’s […]

An End of an Era

By Rekha Bhattacharjee DMK Patriarch M. Karunanidhi, 5 time Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, dies at age 94 Chennai: Nothing embodies the vibrancy of Indian democracy than the rags-to-riches story of M Karunanidhi, the five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu. When he started off, he was the underdog among underdogs. Money power and caste influence determine success […]

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