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Mirror, mirror on the wall – who’s the best among the four Kohli, Smith, Root or Williamson?

  By Kersi Meher-Homji The Twenty20 International (T20I) series between India and South Africa is at razor’s edge. South Africa won last night by 6 wickets to draw level the series one-all with the final match on Saturday at Cape Town. In reply to India’s 4-188 in 20 overs, Manish Pande (79 not out) and […]

Post ‘Padmaavat’ – A time of reckoning.

By Sudha Kumar. So the reality of Padmavati, rebaptised ‘Padmaavat’, is laid bare. What was the fury and furore about, one wonders? Waited for the movie. Watched it. And felt let down. All that emotional energy that the country reeled in for weeks. Buses burnt and calls for beheadings and lynching. Rajput nobility crossing their […]

An all-star cast of Indian comedy superstars are Melbourne-bound, direct from the Bengaluru Comedy Festival!

Featuring the hottest artists from the subcontinent, this vibrant showcase shines a light on the red-hot state of the Indian comedy scene. A one-of-a-kind chance to see the future of world comedy! Taking to the stage in Melbourne are: Founding member of ‘East India Comedy’, Sorabh Pant – best known for his incredible energy and overt expressiveness […]

Hindu Council of Australia sets up Woman’s Day Gargi Woman Award

On the International day of women 2018, Hindu Council of Australia has decided to institute an award for outstanding women in Australia who make a good role model for growing up Hindu girls and women. The award will consist of a commendation letter and will be awarded in multiple categories like Sports, Journalism, Performers, Defense, […]

Philip Ruddock appointed to conduct review of Australia’s religious freedoms

The government has appointed Howard-era cabinet minister Philip Ruddock to lead a review into the legal protections for religious freedom in Australia, which has emerged as a contentious issue inside the Coalition ahead of the legalisation of same-sex marriage. Announcing the review, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said recent proposals for religious protections went beyond the […]

Vic Government announces funding of $160,000 for Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple

Victorian Government on Friday announced it will provide more than $160,000 to the Hindu Society of Victoria to upgrade its Cultural and Heritage Centre, also known as the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott and Member for Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny joined the Indian community to make the announcement today. […]

Indian Gay Film ‘Evening Shadows’ premieres at Mardi Gras Film Festival

Award winning Indian filmmaker and gay activist Sridhar Rangayan and his cast to attend the festival Award winning Indian filmmaker and gay activist Sridhar Rangayan’s narrative feature Evening Shadows will have its World Premiere in Sydney at the 25th Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival on February 25th at the Event Cinemas. Set in a […]

Shiva – The Cosmic Dancer

By Kanaka Ramakrishna The Worship of Shiva as ‘Mahayogi’ and ‘Pasupati’ as found in the  Indus valley civilization in the north west of India 5000 years ago, was later integrated into the early Vedic Aryan civilisation as ‘Rudra’, and later as ‘Shiva’. Though the worship of Rudra by the early Aryans started the proper foundation […]

Dravid and his family of happy Under-19s

By Gaurav Joshi Every time a member of India’s victorious Under-19 team is quizzed about the World Cup they won on February 3 in New Zealand, the players are quick to highlight that the triumph was achieved not over three weeks but over a campaign that lasted two years. No wonder, then, on the eve […]

Sharma hits a fluent century and India wins the ODI series

By Kersi Meher-Homji The fifth One Day International (ODI) between India and South Africa last night at Port Elizabeth in South Africa was a roller-coaster but India eventually triumphed by 73 runs to win the series 4-1 with one match still to be played on Friday at Centurion This was India’s first bilateral series win […]

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