Ode to women

The theme of this year’s Federation of Indian Music and Dance Victoria’s Independence Day concert was Prakriti, The Creatrix: Celebrating Women’s Empowerment. The concert included more than one first, with the most significant being the...
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Masterclass revelations

KASHIF HARRISON sits in as B-Town bigwigs are out under the spotlight

A Biryani of stories

An experimental show uses food and theatre as a way to explore Indian culture. GRAHAK CUNNINGHAM writes

Ode to Shiva

The third godhead of the Hindu Trinity and perhaps one of our most complex deities is at the centre of a new dance production All that begins must end, thereby continuing the cycle of life...
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Laughing Tandoncies

A good comedian makes you laugh, a really good comedian keeps you laughing.  With his ability to offer 90 minutes of non-stop hilarity, comedian Amit Tandon deservedly falls into the latter variety. Waves of laughter...
Kalakruthi School.Indian Link

Keeping the Carnatic tradition alive

One of the foremost classical music institutions in Melbourne’s Indian community, Kalakruthi School of Indian Music celebrated its annual program of student showcase in early July. It was a cold winter evening, but the warmth...
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Short films, standing tall

A Melbourne-based Indian filmmaker is earning praise for his short films that touch upon socially relevant issues. Ivaral, meaning desire, is Mohanraj’s Tamil short film drama set in Australia that explores the value of true...
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The god, the bad and the naqli

Letting the sane voice prevail: Adakar’s latest offering is an old classic with a message for contemporary times With a name like Shri 420, there’s no prizes for guessing what Adakar Theatre Group’s latest production...

The Ravana within

A Ramayana-inspired dance drama in Perth seeks to humanise the mythological demon king. Since childhood, we have heard, read and chanted Ramayana in which Rama, the paragon of perfection, has been the protagonist, and Ravana,...

Why Djuki Mala likes… Daler Mehndi!

JYOTI SHANKAR unearths some (very new) Indian links in Arnhem Land, where Aishwarya and Amitabh are household names