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Enticing shows on the classical scene

Lovers of classical music and dance enjoyed superior performances from various artists, reports CHITRA SUDARSHAN Roshini Balasubramanian was the 117th arangetram graduate of the Bharatalaya Academy of Chandrabanu, and the 4th to do her Odissi...

Meet the Presidents

These prolific heroes unite the community’s seniors and ensure their wellbeing, says GEORGE THAKUR Liladhar Jeraj President, Fiji Indian Senior Citizens Association (FISCA) Liladhar, endearingly called 'Jerry', was born in Fiji, attended Brisbane Grammar School and...

King Momo decrees Goans to party on!

The carnival comes to town in Melbourne reports FRANKEY GERALD FERNANDES The Konkanni Cultural & Heritage Inc. (KCHI) in Melbourne enjoyed festive celebrations at The Royal Red and Black Carnival Dance cum exhibition of Goan cartoons by...

Enthusiastic turnout for Surya Namaskara

Dawn sees over a hundred people saluting the sun, reports SUJITH KRISHNAN Fitness and health have become mandatory subjects of discussion on the social circuit today and while there are numerous fitness regimens to choose...

Iyer sisters exceed expectations

A musical treat for the classical-loving audience from these talented debutantes, reports SOUNDARAJAN IYER Melbourne’s cultural scene has an embarrassment of riches, especially if one’s tastes tend towards the classical South Indian forms of music...

Southern Rocks carry off AMBA crown

Two competent teams battle for the cup with exciting results, reports SUJITH KRISHNAN After months of captivating action, the MPCL Amba Bazaar tournament hit a crescendo with the finals played on February 26 at Glen...

The classical scene

Accomplished performances were enjoyed by an appreciative audience, says CHITRA SUDARSHAN Smrithya Balasubramanian’s bharatanatya arangetram was held on February 25 at the George Wood Performing Arts Centre.  She is the 56th graduate of Smt Shanthy...

Tropfest finalist was first-time film-maker

…. and a long-time lover of M&Ms! SUJITH KRISHNAN reports Kalias Prasannan has loved M&Ms since he was a kid. By habit however, he eats them one colour at a time… Now you might think this...

Legacies of love

It’s a very special love that keeps us young and happy, even after decades, reports GEORGE THAKUR Romance keeps us young, or so goes an ancient adage. And if there is any truth in this...

Inspiring cricket at Amba tournament

A local tournament provides the thrills even as India’s stars fail, reports SUJITH KRISHNAN Strikers test Rocks in riveting stalemate Melbourne Strikers and Southern Rocks played out an absorbing tie in the ongoing Amba Bazaar MPCL...