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Get your arty back into it!

HSC 2012 Visual Art student Tanaya Deshpande aims her lens at India. RAJNI ANAND LUTHRA reports   India, it is said, is an amazing place for photography. For budding Sydney photographer Tanaya Deshpande, her native India...

Mr Darcy dreaming…

Jane Austen would applaud a turn of events that moves from fiction to reality. A short story by RANI JHALA   Last year I turned thirty. I was unmarried and worse, had no prospect of...

A true Aussie ambassador

USHA RAMANUJAM ARVIND on film-maker Anupam Sharma, named Australia Day Ambassador this year

One thousand images

Sculptor Anish Kapoor’s themes of fluidity and formlessness serve to compel and confound, writes PRIYA CHIDAMBARANATHAN                                   Enter the gallery on level 3 at the Museum of Contemporary Art and you feel like you have stepped into...

Kalki returns as an avenging angel

A racy new thriller travels back and forth in time from Krishna’s Vrindavan to modern-day Delhi, exploring the myth of Kalki

Masala murders from Mumbaistan

Thrillers with Indian twists, like Anita Nair's latest novel, are fetching mega bucks in the booming mass fiction market

Co-operative co-existence

Pax Indica by Shashi Tharoor urges India to wield her soft power – but is this a glorified, yet impractical role?

An indictment of British colonialism

The book is a powerful commentary on the true nature of British occupation in Asia, writes MR NARAYAN SWAMY

Red hot chilli peppers

Indian artist Subodh Kerkar at Sculpture by the Sea 2012 The use of spices maybe the most distinguishing feature of Indian cuisine, but did you know, the spiciest of the spices, chilli, is not native...

Nothing like a father’s love for his daughter

AVI CHANDIOK on a daring new movie by SriLankan born film-maker Winston Furlong Writer-director Winston Furlong’s first feature film Taj premiered in Adelaide as part of the OzAsia Festival 2012. Winston is a deep-thinking writer...