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India grieves loss of 40 soldiers in terror attack

By Vijay Badhwar from Delhi Normally full-of-life (even chaotic) Delhi is all shuttered down today on February 18, four days after one of the worst terror attacks in India. This is to express public solidarity and a clarion call against terrorism that is affecting all humanity.The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) lost 40 of its […]

Dr Agar conferred Pravasi Bhartiya Samman in Varanasi

President of India, Shri Ramnath Kovind conferred the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman  awards on 28 eminent personalities and two organisations of the Indian diaspora for their contributions and achievements in various fields, in Varanasi on Wednesday, 23rd of January, on the concluding day of the three-day diaspora conclave. According to a list provided by the External […]

“Boosting Australia’s economic engagement with India, our key focus”: PM Scott Morrison as he hosts President of India

Prime Minister Scott Morrison today met with India’s President Ram Nath Kovind during his visit to Sydney, the first Indian President to visit Australia. Today the Liberal National Government is pleased to release Australia’s response to the India Economic Strategy; a blueprint to transform our economic engagement. The Government commissioned Mr Peter Varghese AO to […]

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 […]

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