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PM and the leaders are getting paid leave if they volunteer for firefighters in NSW

Commonwealth public servants who volunteer will be given extra leaves to fight bushfires.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison addressing the Press, (Pic Source: Internet) The Prime Minister and all the Commonwealth public service leaders are permanently offering their at least 20 working...
Reissuance of OCI Cardholders

Relaxation on the re-issuance of OCI card

Some Relaxation on the re-issuance of OCI card The holders of the Overseas Citizens of India or OCI cards, who are either below 20 years or...
JLF Adelaide

Adelaide’s Jaipur Literature Fest, 2019 was a star-studded affair

Source: Instagram/JLF Literature Festival nuggets Scottish writer William Dalrymple traces his family back to Mughal princess Noorjehan, but also has some Brahmin blood in his...

When the Opera House brought out its Diwali sari

It was a grand start to the Diwali season for Sydney’s Indian community. As the Sydney Opera House lit up in the golden hues of Diwali well ahead of the date, it...

Susheela Raman sways the audience at Oz Asia Festival 2019

The splendour of the traditional Indonesian gamelan orchestra hits my eyes as I enter the Space Theatre inside Adelaide’s Festival Centre, venue of the on-going OzAsia Festival 2019. The...

Indian links in JLF Adelaide 2019

JLF Adelaide is the only Australian satellite event for the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) which returns with three days of transnational celebration and cultural exchange at Adelaide Festival Centre from 1 - 3 November.

OzAsia 2019: Indian Selection

At the OzAsia Festival this year, there are some excellent artistes of Indian origin, it seems at least one, if not more, in each of the spheres – dance, music, theatre, art,...

Diwali in children’s literature: An engaging book by James Roy

We should all read a kid’s storybook now and then, it has been claimed. Children’s literature is filled with wisdom. It teaches important life lessons - empathy, for instance; the importance of...

A joyous, festive mandala

Ten-year-old Akhash Karthikeyan of Pennant Hills NSW has won this year’s Indian Link Diwali Art Contest in the 8-12 years category. Akhash Karthikeyan: winner of...

Gandhi at 150: A photographic tribute, and lessons in relevance:

Indians the world over have marked a special Gandhi Jayanti this year, his 150th Sesquicentennial celebrations have taken the form of talks, discussions, film screenings, stage productions, exhibitions and commemorations.