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Prime Minister’s literary awards open for entries

The 2020 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards are now open for entries until 28 February 2020.  Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Awards recognise the outstanding work by Australian authors and acknowledge the importance of literature in the cultural life of the nation.  “I am pleased to announce entries are now open for the 2020 Prime […]

Government announces immediate support to small business affected by bushfire

In response to the devastating bushfires, the Morrison Government has today announced a comprehensive suite of measures to immediately support impacted small businesses.  This initial package responds to the needs expressed by small businesses on the ground and at the small business roundtable last week which saw chambers of commerce from fire affected regions, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and […]

India turns from zeros to heroes within a week

By Kersi Meher-Homji What a change of fortunes in six days! Australia crushed India by 10 wickets in the first One Day International (ODI) in Mumbai last Tuesday. Everything looked rosy red for the Aussies with openers David Warner and skipper Aaron Finch hitting unbeaten centuries and dark and gloomy for Virat Kohli’s men. But […]

“चल उड़ जा रे पंछी…”

संतराम बजाज  “बड़ी सासू! आप कौन सी चक्की का आटा खाती हैं?” मीग़न ने रानी इलिज़ाबैथ से पूछा|  “मैं आटा खाती ही नहीं | क्यों पूछा?” “वैसे ही; मैं रानी कब बनूंगी?” “इस जन्म में तो कोई चांस नहीं है|अभी तो चार्ल्स मेरे मरने का इंतजार कर रहा है,फिर विल्यम होगा, उस के ३ बच्चे […]

Avijit Sarkar honoured in Parramatta’s Australia Day Awards

Avijit Sarkar, Indian community’s prized singer of Sydney, musician, artist, writer, magician, illustrator and a cartoonist was awarded Australia Day Local Award in a ceremony that took place at Rosehill Gardens on Friday 17 January. Avijit was recognised for his work in Arts and Cultural category. This year’s Australia Day Local Awards were presented by […]

Sahir’s poetry carried charisma that was a class apart

By Neena Badhwar Maine Chand Aur Sitaron Ki Tamanna Ki Thi was the song my parents sang in my home in Delhi which I brought to Australia as a memory and played it along with many memorable songs from the era of 1950s and 1960s. Today my daughter who was brought up here plays these […]

Assistance rolls out as stock losses continue to mount

The NSW Government has distributed more than 880 tonnes of fodder to bushfire affected farmers in south-east NSW, as the number of livestock reported killed or euthanised as a result of the fires rose to almost 5,200. NSW Department of Primary Industries and Local Land Services staff, working in 18 field teams, were able to […]

Sydney Test’s colourful sidelights and highlights

By Kersi Meher-Homji No, I won’t describe the one-sided and boring Sydney Test which ended last evening when Australia slaughtered New Zealanders by 279 runs and won the 3-Test series 3-0 by huge margins. I know, you Sydney Indians watched the Test live at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) dressed in pink shirt / saree […]

Sri Om Care Centre in Clarence burnt down in Mt. Gosper’s fire, looking for donations to rebuild

On Saturday, December 21, 2019, the Sri Om community received the tragic news that one of their activity centre, 184 Kerma Crescent, Clarence (near Lithgow), the main premise had been completely destroyed in the Mt. Gospers monster fire that has currently burned through over 500,000 hectares of land. Fortunately, none of the members or the […]

Watch out for Janhvi Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and Ananya Panday

Watch out Sydney as the star kids of Bollywood hit the screens this year. Whether they have the same charisma as their parents will be decided by you, the audience. At the moment the Papparazi chase them all over the tinsel town and make them front page news of every film mag and gossip columns. […]

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