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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...

Congress should understand regional aspirations

…if it has to win the next general elections Following its dismal performance in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress needs to urgently work out its strategy for the 2014 general elections, start rebuilding the organisation and...

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...

Indian links at Oscars 2012

Rahman performs again Indian composer A.R. Rahman performed at the 84th Academy Awards in LA  as part of the Oscar band in his third performance at the prestigious award ceremony. "Oscar sangamam - if you...

Dil bole UP, UP, UP!

PRIYANKA TATER features in the new ad for 7-UP, made right here in Sydney A catchy tune, Bollywood star Sharman Joshi dancing to it, and to top it off, making a penguin shake a leg...

Kolaveri live on Pitt St Mall

SHAILENDRA BEDARKAR is part of a flashmob in the heart of Sydney’s CBD On February 10, sharp at 4.00pm, Pitt Street Mall in Sydney’s CBD perked its ears up to pay attention to what seemed...

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...