‘Classical dance is pure joy’

Her reputation precedes her as highly renowned Odissi exponent Madahavi Mudgal arrives this month in Australia for her first ever performances in Adelaide and Melbourne. An artist of great calibre she received the Sanskriti Award and...

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...

Just dance!

Prithi Ashok Murthy stole the hearts of her audience at her recent arangetram, writes HAMSA VENKAT

JLF Conversations: On women, gender, travel and poetry

JLF comes to Melbourne and brings its unique and frank discussions on context, culture and history, writes APARNA ANANTHUNI

Tabla man: Sam Evans

An Australian musician has an evergreen passion for an Indian classical instrument, writes SUJITH KRISHNAN

A Chinese hat-trick in Bollywood and other villainies

VIKAS DATTA on a new book that takes us into the world of one of Bollywood’s best-known baddies

Discovering her selves

Durga-Chew Bose’s fragmented identity and contradictions are the main protagonists in her writing. Writes RAKA SARKHEL LAHA


Inside a new photographic tribute to Melbourne’s Indian food culture. DHANYA SAMUEL reports

Exploring human body’s chakras through dance

Trio of male dancers, led by Melbourne-based artist Dr Sam Goraya, offers veritable treat. PREETI JABBAL writes.

Why Djuki Mala likes… Daler Mehndi!

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