Monday, March 8, 2021

India in the air at Liverpool

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe inaugeral festival Starry Sari Night turns out to be a hit! And Indian Link’s Anup Kumar is the MC

MC Anup Kumar chats with T-20 Big Bash League Sydney Thunder player Gurinder Sandhu

Liverpool’s busy thoroughfare of George Street was transformed into a sea of vibrant colour on August 31 as the local council launched its inaugural Indian festival, Starry Sari Night.
More than 3,000 people enjoyed the free event which included Bollywood dancing workshops, music, food stalls, fashion stalls, a fashion showcase, and a screening of Shahrukh Khan’s Om Shanti Om.
Liverpool local Anup Kumar was thrilled to be MC at the event.
“I was proud to be part of this event bringing my culture to the mainstream in such a major way,” Anup told Indian Link newspaper. “And to be hosting it in my local area, was surely the icing on the cake”.
Anup is a well-known voice on Indian Link Radio, where he hosts two weekend shows, namely Girmit Link (Sat 1-4pm) and Lazy Sunday Shaam ka Safar (Sun 5-8pm). His gentle style of presentation and his well-researched stories and music from the diaspora have won him many fans over the last nine years. He has also endeared himself to his local community via his popular Ramayan mandali.
But it was mainstream Indian culture that Anup was talking about at Liverpool on August 31.
“Seeing the crowd enjoying the flavour of India with various food stalls, dance workshops, information stalls, and a catwalk with beautiful models, together with Miss India Australia 2013, made this event a huge success,” he said.
Liverpool City Mayor Ned Mannoun said the event was part of Council’s strategy to make the Liverpool City Centre more active and vibrant, particularly during evenings and on weekends.
Starry Sari Night certainly helped achieve that goal and we are considering holding similar events as this one proved to be popular,” he said.

- Advertisement -

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...

Ep 8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s...

To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

Latest News

mitali modi with kamala harris

Shattering glass ceilings: Mitali Modi on working with Kamala Harris

  Emboldened to take action in an era of heightened political polarisation, racial unrest and an uncontainable pandemic, young Indian American Mitali Modi talks here...
The free dialysis centre in Delhi's Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Source: @mssirsa/Twitter

Free-of-charge dialysis hospital at Delhi’s Bangla Sahib Gurudwara

  A 101-bedded dedicated free-of-charge kidney dialysis centre is up and running at the premises of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in New Delhi. The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara...

We asked children around the world what they knew about COVID

  During the pandemic, children have been separated from family and friends, schools have been closed and there have been limitations on important activities, such...

Flexible work arrangements help women, but only if they are also...

  Flexible workplace policies designed to improve gender gaps in employment and pay might actually make things worse for women. Flexible work has been on offer...
Guess The Song rj ekta

LISTEN: Will you be the one to correctly guess this tune?

  Are you good with guessing tunes? Keen ear for rhythm and beats? RJ Ekta might've been able to stump you with this one. She recently...