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India’s first manned space mission: Just four years away

By Melvin Durai The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) unveiled a spacesuit at the recent Bengaluru Space Expo, creating much excitement in the Indian space community. The spacesuit is what astronauts will wear during India’s first manned space mission in 2022. Let me clarify that: the mission won’t just be manned – it will also […]

As Kerala tackles killer floods, we in Sydney must help.

By Sudha Kumar Kerala is reeling even after the flood waters have receded. A calamity of unprecedented scale. More than 350 people dead, 1,028,073 people in 3,274 relief camps across the state. About 101,500 of them children below the age of 12. Kerala came to a standstill when the skies opened, her rivers ran rogue […]

An End of an Era

By Rekha Bhattacharjee DMK Patriarch M. Karunanidhi, 5 time Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, dies at age 94 Chennai: Nothing embodies the vibrancy of Indian democracy than the rags-to-riches story of M Karunanidhi, the five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu. When he started off, he was the underdog among underdogs. Money power and caste influence determine success […]

Angry Kangaroo, Defiant Tiger

Pokhran II 20th Anniversary By Rekha Bhattacharjee Sydney 11th May 2018 “We can also say the date has been engraved in the history of India as a demonstration of its military power,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his monthly radio address “Mann Ki Baat” a few weeks back. The Indian PM was referring […]

Kathua and Unnao – A new low

By Sudha Kumar A week passed by that was filled with festivities, of music and dance, of sumptuous food and laughter, as communities miles away from their motherland came together to celebrate ushering in a New Year – Tamizh Puthaandu, Vishu and Noboborsho. But as I sat amidst the joyous, my mind was dragged back […]

Gutter Politics

  By Vijay Badhwar Indian voters are easily excitable. And political goons make no mistake not to exploit them. Imagine a dysfunctional parliament not able to discuss anything for the whole Budget Session, pass legislations without chaos and raising ruckus, without placards and shouts from the well, with no respect for the Speaker or for […]

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 […]

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