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इस्तीफे ही इस्तीफे…..

संतराम बजाज  “लो जी, अब सिध्धू भी इस्तीफों के ड्रामे में शामिल हो गया,” दर्शन सिंह बड़े ड्रामाई अंदाज़ में बोला| पहले राहुल अकेला था| उस ने शायद हवा में तीर फेंका था, लेकिन जब किसी और ने इस्तीफा पेश नहीं किया तो उसे शायद शक होने लगा कि कहीं उस ने अपने पाँव पर […]

Deepti Naval: Amrita Pritam said to me “Tu Likhya Kar’

By Neena Badhwar Actress Deepti Naval was lately seen in a small role in the movie ‘Lion’, and is well known for her 80s films ‘Ankahi’, ‘Katha’, ‘Chashme Buddoor’, ‘Kamla’ and many such, the poetic evening in Sydney was a revelation of a new side to this art movies actress of the 80s.  Organised by […]

Luck versus Fate in 2019 World Cup

By Shivaji Sengupta As I write this column, the 2019 Cricket World Cup has just ended. In an amazingly tense final, England won the coveted Cup without beating New Zealand. The scores were tied after the 50 overs; a “super over” was also tied. Then the rules of One Day cricket kicked in, declaring England winners […]

England wins her first World Cup after a thrilling tie

By Kersi Meher-Homji What a thrilling nail-biter at Lord’s in London last night! What a roller-coasting cliff-hanger! The 2019 Cricket World Cup (CWC) could not have ended on a more exciting note. Imagine a 241 run, 241 run tie! An exhilarating moment for home team England winning her first ever CWC on a super over! […]

Writing is closest to my heart as an artist – says actress Deepti Naval

By Neeru Saluja She is an epitome of grace, humility and intellect. And that’s what makes actress Deepti Naval a true artist. The critically acclaimed actress made a mark in the 80s in parallel cinema with her ‘close to life’ characters in films like Chashme Baddoor, Kamla, Junoon, Saath Saath and many more. And she […]

La Trobe to honour Shah Rukh Khan

Global icon, multi-award winning actor, producer and women’s equality advocate, Shah Rukh Khan, will be awarded La Trobe University’s highest accolade during his visit to Australia for the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM). La Trobe is the first Australian University to award Mr Khan with an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Letters (honoris causa), in […]

3rd SAFAL – Film, Art & Lit Fest on August 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th

Australian South Asian Forum Incorporated (ASAF) will hold its 3rd Annual South Asian Film, Arts & Literature Festival (SAFAL Fest) on the 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th August with City of Ryde, Commonwealth Department of Communication & Arts, and Multicultural NSW being the Main Festival Partners. SAFAL Fest is an annual spectacular celebrating the rich […]

Key into Sydney – a new organisation to help migrant women settle in Sydney

A new non-for-profit support group for migrant women from Maroubra and adjoining suburbs called ‘Key into Sydney’ has been formed to help migrant women settle in Australia. Says Co-Founder, Maia Saxena, “Settling in Australia can be very challenging for women. They have to cope with culture shock, find their way around in everyday life and […]

India lose despite Jadeja’s fireworks

By Kersi Meher-Homji India’s dream of winning the 2019 Cricket World Cup ended when they lost the vital semi-final to New Zealand by 18 runs. No excuses, the Kiwis deserved to win because of their all-round excellence – especially their bowling. New Zealand won the toss and batted. After losing early wickets, skipper Kane Williamson […]

ICSOA’s ‘Haq-O-Aman Sath-Sath’ joint Hindi-Urdu Mushaira a great success

By Neena Badhwar Indian Crescent Society of Australia Inc. (ICSOA) presented a joint Hindi-Urdu Mushaira on July 6, 2019 at Berala Community Centre. Sydney’s local poets joined in with the chief guest poets of the evening – ‘Haq-O-Aman Sath-Sath’ in an inspiring Mushaira plus Kavi Sammelan. Chief guests were the distinguished poets from India and […]

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