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Lion sweeps all the way at AACTA Awards and Dangal the Best Asian Film

Sunny Pawar as young Saroo Brierly (left) and at Oscars 2017 (right) finally won the Best Actor Award at AACTA ceremony last night Lion – A Long Way From Home, a movie based on Saroo Brierly’s heart rending story of an orphan boy adopted by an Australian family at age 6 who goes looking for […]

Obama outmanoeuvres Karan Thapar’s bid against Modi

By Vijay Badhwar Journalist Karan Thapar, known for upsetting PM Modi by questioning his secular credentials, repeatedly asked former US President Barack Obama at the Hindustan Leadership Summit held in New Delhi on December 1, for character referencing the Indian PM, which the statesman leader adroitly sidestepped. While there was another famous American in the […]

10th India-European Union Counter Terrorism Dialogue

The 10th India-European Union Counter Terrorism Dialogue was held at New Delhi on 30 August 2017. The Indian delegation was led by Shri Mahaveer Singhvi, Joint Secretary for Counter Terrorism at the Ministry of External Affairs of India, while the European Union’s delegation was led by Mr. Pawel Herczynski, Director for Security Policy, European External […]

All women Indian team to sail around the world

A six-member team of all women from India will start journey in early September to circumnavigate the globe; the voyage will culminate on their return in March next year The team of the Indian Navy will set sail in early September to circumnavigate the globe on the sailing vessel, INSV Tarini. This is the first-ever […]

India on the right track

By Neena Badhwar Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Dr Sambit Patra, who has a ubiquitous presence on all Indian channels, did not have to be loud, for a change, to be heard in Australia on June 18, especially when he was among his own ilk, Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP). “Oh yes, it does get […]

Australian business looking at India as ‘new China’

            By Rekha Bhattacharjee Those Australians who are worried over the slowing Chinese economy may have some reasons to smile as Canberra is already working desperately to stitch up a Free Trade Agreement with the world’s second-most populous country – India. If everything goes according to the Australians’ plan there […]

Google CEO Sundar Pichai in India

            It’s either the billion plus market of India or just plain connections with the mother country or perhaps to help make lives better of people living in remote villages, India attracts all these tech giants as they come calling. First Microsoft head Satya Nadella then Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and […]

Bitter-sweet Test farewell for Michael Clarke

                By Kersi Meher-Homji Michael Clarke started his Test career with a bang way back in 2004 in Bangalore but ended it with almost a whimper at The Oval in London this month. His retirement was bitter sweet. He failed with the bat and lost the Ashes but […]

New facilities to enhance joint Australian and Indian research venture

    The Minister for Education and Training Minister, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP officially opened new facilities at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)-Monash Research Academy today in the Indian city of Mumbai. Mr Pyne said the new building would enhance strategic research collaboration between the Institute and Australia’s Monash University. “The Australian […]

Modi in UAE

                  By Dr Utpal Kataky from Dubai    As soon as the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s  two-day visit to UAE was announced, on-line registration by the Indian diaspora to attend a rally had started. In Abu Dhabi, on the 16th, the P.M. had a tight schedule when he, not only […]

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