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Indian Supreme Court invalidates Triple Talaq

In a landmark decision on August 22, the highest court in India has rendered illegal the oppressive practice of Triple Talaq that discriminated against Muslim women for centuries. It was a split decision (3-2) by a five-judge panel – Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Christian and Parsi, one each from major faiths in India. The court ruled […]

The power of Rama’s name

  By Kanaka Ramakrishna What is in a name? A rose would smell the same by any other name. Once the name is given to an object, the association is inevitable. ‘Rama’ is not just a name. It has deep significance, its own glory, power and strength. As soon as the name is mentoned, the […]

Too many possessions that we don’t need

By Melvin Durai My wife and I recently moved from one house to another. The two houses are three miles apart within the same college town, but it was nevertheless a stressful move. That’s because we’ve accumulated too many possessions in our 17 years of marriage. Only three of our possessions are priceless, and moving […]

Westpac’s Indian Film Festival brings choicest films to Sydney

Ashish Bisht, Onir, Raveena Tandon and Raj Suri at the premier of ‘Shab’ Pics Courtesy Romualdo Nubla By Neeru Saluja While Melbourne is still getting over the beautiful Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at the Indian film festival, Sydney’s glamour quotient rose with Bollywood actresses Raveena Tandon and Tannishtha Chatterjee, acclaimed director Onir, debutant actor Ashish Bisht and […]

I want to make films that touch my heart: Nitesh Tiwari, director of ‘Dangal’

By Manju Mittal Nitesh Tiwari’s award winning film Dangal became one of the biggest box office success in 2017 for both Aamir khan and the director Nitesh Tiwari. A software engineer from IIT Bombay turned film director and writer Nitesh Tiwari, who earlier helmed money spinning children’s films ‘Chillar Party’, ‘Bhootnath Returns and ‘Kill Dil’, […]

Tannishtha, Onir and Mitu on women empowerment in the Indian cinema

Ganesh Chandrasekkar, general manager Westpac making some deep and meaningful conversation with Tannishtha, Onir and Mitu Bhowmick-Lange By Neena Badhwar Melbourne after being awash with the glamour and glitter of Bollywood with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan hoisting the flag at Fed Square with crowds gathered in thousands just to get a glimpse of the most beautiful […]

Navratri Garba and Dandia Raas at Shri Shiva Mandir on September 22

Navratri Garba and Dancdia Raas by Vijay Jogia and Group will be held at Shri Shiva Mandir, 201 Eagleview Road, Minto on September 22. All members of the community and devotees of Lord Shiva are all welcome!

Ganesh Visarjan at Sri Venketeswara temple in Helensburgh on August 27

The famous Ganesh Visarjan festival conducted by the Sri Venketeswara Temple will be held on August 27 from 8 am with immersion ceremony of Lord Ganesha’s idol at the Stanwell Park Beach at 3 pm. Children are invited to bring their Ganesh idols or they can make them at the temple and join in the […]

Western Sydney celebrates Ganeshotsav on August 25th

Western Sydney Ganeshotsav Incorporated (ABN 70 224 574 027) is a small community organisation. A not-for-profit organisation with the aim of promoting legitimate social, cultural, educational and religious needs of Hindu community. Every year the organisation celebrates Ganesh (Hindu god of wisdom) festival in Blacktown NSW Australia. The festival spans for the period of ten […]

Message from Prime Minister Turnbull

INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY On behalf of all Australians, I send my very best wishes to everyone taking part in Indian Independence Day celebrations. This day commemorates something very special—the achievement of sovereignty and freedom for the world’s largest democracy. It is an occasion to take pride in India’s progress over seven decades of independence, and […]

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