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Lok Dayro
Sat 13 July (5.00pm -11:30pm) Check out Mayabhai Ahir and Alpa Patel at Malvern Town Hall, Malvern, VIC. Tickets: Premier Tickets.

Umrao Jaan Ada
Sat 13 July (3:45 pm onwards) Khelaiya Productions presents the musical Umrao Jaan Ada. Written by Mirza Hadi Ruswa, this is a heart-stirring 19th century story of a courtesan and a poet that was immortalised by the eponymous Hindi movie from the 1980s. Venue: Kel Watson Theatre, 178-180 Mahoneys Road, Burwood East, Vic. Tickets: TryBooking

Stand-up Comedy
Sun 14 Jul Stand-up comic Karunesh Talwar at The Comic’s Lounge, 26 Errol St, North Melbourne VIC. Tickets: Premier Tickets.


Modi 2.0: Journey Towards Greater India
Mon 15 July (4:00 pm – 6:00 pm) In an India Australia Exchange Forum (IAEF), industry experts talk about what to expect from Modi 2.0 in sectors like education, infrastructure, trade, and Foreign Affairs. Also prospects of Indian Australian relationships.Presenters and panellists include (Stephen Manallack, Convenor Business Network, IAEF); Jessie Mitchell (Department of Premier and Cabinet); Molina Asthana (Swarup Asthana Lawyers), and Sandeep Khurana (EastWest Academy Pty Ltd).
Venue: MegaFlex @ RMIT (Building 8 Level 4, Room 13), RMIT City Campus, Swanston Street VIC 3000. Details www.iaef.org.au/

Keywords for India: Empire
Mon 15 July (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm) Australia India Institute presents Professor Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Distinguished Professor & Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Chair in Social Sciences, UCLA, talking about ‘empire’. Does the term refer, in the context of India/South Asia, to the British Raj? Or to the large political formations of the classical period, such as those of the Mauryas, Kushanas or Guptas, or to later formations such as Vijayanagara and the Mughals? Venue: Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Yasuko Hiraoka Myer (YHM) Room Level 1, 76 Swanston St Melbourne. Details 03 8344 8137.

AII’s Question Marks seminar on Infrastructure
Thu 18 July (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) Australia India Institute  presents Preeti Chopra, Professor of Architecture, Urban History, and Visual Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, speaking in the topic “How did colonialism influence the charity infrastructure of Indian cities?” Venue: Room 330, Alice Hoy, Parkville campus, Monash Road. Details 03 8344 8137.


Jhanjhara Da Shor
Sun 14 July (11.00am onwards) Ladies only event at LA MIRAGE, Somerton, VIC., Tickets: Premier Tickets.

Indian Women’s Support Group
Mon 15 Jul (11:30 am – 1:30 pm) Mental Health Foundation Australia presents a session on mental health and well-being at Penrose Community Centre, 83 Penrose Promenade, Tarneit, VIC. Details 03 9826 1422. 


Common Ground
22 June to 10 Aug
Common Ground, established by Multicultural Arts Victoria, is a unique, multilingual, multi-faith project that uses various forms of writing, primarily spoken word, to build connection and understanding between young people of diverse faiths and cultures. The program comprises a set of facilitated workshops, a performance outcome in the local area and the opportunity to perform at a venue in Melbourne.
1 PM – 3 PM, each Saturday from 22 June to 10 Aug 2019
Free workshop. Register via Eventbrite.
7 PM – 10.30 PM, 15 Aug 2019
Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne
For more information contact Common Ground Coordinator, Ajit Singh on: 0469 393 460 or ajit.singhsabha@gmail.com.



Night Club
Fri 19 July (9:30pm onwards) Karan Aujla and Deep Jandu at Trak Lounge, Toorak. Details 03 9826 9000.

Guru of Chai
Tue 23 July & Wed 24 July
In the stage production Guru of Chai the contradictions of modern India with its iPhones and ancient gods will come alive in an outrageously funny and heartbreakingly beautiful production. A poor chai-wallah has his life changed forever when a young girl is abandoned at a busy railway station and brings the place to a standstill with the beauty of her singing. Guru Jacob Rajan is a buck-toothed chameleon, channelling 17 characters and leaping to multiple locations, delivering a serpentine romantic thriller while dispensing dubious spiritual wisdom. He is by turns charming, loathsome and absurdly profound. Laughter, heartbreak and enlightenment abound – with an impressive live soundtrack provided by his mute side-kick Dave, played by Adam Ogle. Venue: Bunjil Place Studio, 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren. Details 03 9709 9700.

Odissi dance
Fri 26 and Sat 27 July (7.30pm onwards) Dr Chandrabhanu and Jambudvipa Association of Indian Arts present ‘Parampara: The Making of Dance’, explorations in contemporary Odissi dance. At Southbank Theatre, 140 Southbank Blvd, Southbank. Details 03 8688 0800.

Eka Lagnachi Pudhachi Gosht
Sat 27 July (4.00pm – 7.00pm) Shriya Events presents Marathi play Eka Lagnachi Pudhachi Gosht, at George Wood Performing Arts Centre, Yarra Valley Grammar School. Details 0423 399 257.

Shankar Ehsaan Loy Live
Sun 28 July (6:30 pm onwards) Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC. Details 04 2561 6456 and 04 3329 1975.

Saun Da Mela with Harbhajan Mann
Sun 28 July (11.00am onwards) Millennium Receptions Centre, Sunshine, VIC. Details SMS  0452 337 387.

Sid Sriram: Live in Concert
Fri 2 Aug Much acclaimed as a classical vocalist, song­writer, producer and playback singer, Sid Sriram is a household name globally amongst South Asian communities. Listen to Sid and the best of Chennai as they bring their unique style of classical Indian music to Melbourne for the very first time. Venue: Bunjil Place Studio, 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren. Details 03 9709 9700.


Indian Festival Melbourne
Sat 27 July and Sun 28 July (10:00 am – 9:00 pm) Foodie Trails presents its Indian Festival under cover in Queen Vic Markets A-Shed. Features include traditional winter warmers of India – sarson ka saag with makki ki roti, Gajar ka Halwa, parathas, spicy curries and warm dals. Bollywood and Bhangra dancing thrown in! Details 1800 667 791.


Guru Poornima
Sun 21 July 10:30 am – 2:00 pm Guru Poornima celebration with Brahmrishi Guruvanand Swamy, at 32 Halley Avenue, Camberwell, VIC. Details Poonam Baheti 0407 221 202.

Sadhguru in Melb
Sat 27 July (9.00am – 7.00pm) and Sun 28 July (7.00am – 5.00pm)
Engineer an inner transformation with realized master Sadhguru in a scientifically structured program which offers guided meditations and interactive sessions.
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006. Tickets: https://ishayoga.org.au/sadhguru-in-australia Open to ages 15 years and above.

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