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ANZAC spirit recalls Australia-India friendship

By Vijay Badhwar Thanks to the Hindu Council of Australia who took initiative last year to erect the Cherrybrook Cenotaph that the Indian community now shares a part of ANZAC history. On Baisakhi Day, April 13, the Indian community commemorated a service to remember Indian soldiers who took part in two World Wars and gallantly […]

Sydney’s newest stadium opens in Parramatta

Sunday, 14 April 2019 Thousands of Western Sydney sports fans had their first look at the new Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta today, which was officially opened by Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Sport John Sidoti. The huge crowd flocked to the new stadium – which is on time and under the $360 million budget […]

17 April the date by which to apply for parent visa sponsorships

One week until sponsorship applications open for the new Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa Migrant families wanting to sponsor their parents to come to Australia for up to 10 years will be able to lodge an application to become a sponsor from next week.  A dedicated team within the Department of Home Affairs has been set up to manage applications […]

Dev Patel’s ‘The Wedding Guest’ in this years’ Sydney Film Fest

The 66th Sydney Film Festival has announced a sneak peek of 25 new films to be featured in this year’s 5-16 June event.The announcement is in advance of the full program launch on Wednesday 8 May. This year’s festival is screening director Michael Winterbottom’s Indian film ‘The Wedding Guest’ starring actor Dev Patel along side Indian […]

Sydney celebrates Holi with Phagun Bahar

‘Phagun Bahar’ Holi get together organised by Indian Literary & Art Society (ILASA Inc) and Hindi Samaj on March 31, 2019 at Dundas Community Centre was a crowded event. Close to hundred people turned up with ten local poets entertaining Sydneysiders in the spirit of joyous mood in which this extremely popular festival of India […]

Wisden confers dual honour on Kohli

By Kersi Meher-Homji Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, the ‘bible’ of cricket, has honoured India’s pride and joy Virat Kohli again. Yesterday Kohli’s reputation as a cricketer extraordinaire was further enhanced by receiving two accolades in the 2019 edition of Wisden. He has been named as the Leading Cricketer in the World of the Year for an unprecedented third […]

My Community Project

Apply now to bring your great idea to life It’s time to bring to life your bright idea to improve the health and happiness of your local community, with applications for My Community Project now open. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet encouraged people across NSW to get involved in the innovative program, which empowers communities to make […]

Padmashree Ustad Rashid Khan’s Sydney Concert: An Ensemble of Virtuosos

By Aradhana Bhatt It was an impasse, a predicament:  Which one of the stunning six to applaud more, as they rose to take their final bow when Ustad Rashid Khan’s ‘Aaoge jab tum Sajana..’ concluded his concert on the evening of Sunday April 8 at Sir John Clancy Auditorium. Ustad Rashid Khan opened the evening […]

Hindu Council of Australia to digitise local Hindu history

Hindus started arriving in Australia about fifty years ago. Since then the numbers have grown to almost half a million Hindus in Australia. Hindus have established many places of worship in Australia. It is said that the best time to record history is by those who have lived it. It is time to start recording […]

A chat with the ‘Flying Sikh’: Milkha Singh of India

By Manju Mittal The Legend Milkha Singh who is popularly known as the ‘Flying Sikh’, is one of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen. A living legend that the whole of India is proud of. I caught up with the world champion Milkha Singh to chat in his beautiful house in Chandigarh on […]

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