Gauri Torgalkar.Indian Link

Pagoda perfection

Far from the madding crowd, nestled in the bushes of Blue Mountains are several thousand pagodas. Each a different size, form and shape, these pagodas are part of Australia’s stunning landscape. Sydney artist Gauri Torgalkar...
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...
Indian Independence Day Books.Indian Link

Untold stories from the Raj era

Three books reveal hidden facets about personalities from India’s independence movement  A Life in Shadow: The Secret Story of ACN Nambiar, A Forgotten Anti-Colonial Hero by Vappala Balachandran. 2017, Roli Books Mr and Mrs Jinnah: The...
Mohanraj.Indian Link

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...
Illustration, jasmine. IndianLink

Black and white

Young Sydney artist’s work is drawn from wanderlust and a love of nature Immediately arresting, artist Jasmine Solanki’s works of art are beautiful in their complexity. Black and white drawings inspired by mountains and travel, the...

Like water on hot concrete: The artist in diaspora

Anindita Banerjee wins the Wyndham Art Prize for her video FADE, based on a vanishing alpona “I’ve never been a nine-to-five kind of person,” says interdisciplinary artist Anindita Banerjee. Having been creative all her life,...

Watch: Sydney School students sing the Australian national anthem in Sanskrit

The students from the Sydney Sanskrit School performed the Australian and Dharawal national anthems in Sanskrit. Ahead of the second Indian community languages parents and teachers conference in July, here’s a clip of students from...

India through my eyes

Documentary photographer Anu Kumar explores facets of her Indian identity through a new photographic exhibition. DHANYA SAMUEL writes

Autumn sonata

GAURAV MASAND captures the beauty of glorious autumn in Melbourne

Why Djuki Mala likes… Daler Mehndi!

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