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Two men, one mission

Gandhi and Tagore.We’ve uttered these two names together so many times in the same breath, you’d think they were cut from the same cloth. And so it came...

DZYR: A new flavour in the community’s entertainment space

Aman Pal has been moving house, and is a bit tired. He talks at some length about how he has been carting his musical instruments around - the sound system, the microphone stand, the harmonium, the cajon,...

Out of our yearning

Can you #relate to the following situations? Grocery shopping with your parents in Indian super-mart aisles lined with pickle bottles, masala boxes and frozen vegetable freezers, or perhaps scrolling through Subtle Curry Traits whilst...
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Khelaiya Productions’ Umrao Jaan Ada brings classic tale to the stage

A cauldron of delights brewing a famous tale, managed to cast spells on the full house that attended Khelaiya Productions' latest musical Umrao Jaan Ada. The play presented a gleaming revival of Mirza Mohammad Hadi...
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A Hindi-Urdu Mushaira that celebrated togetherness

The Indian Crescent Society of Australia (ICSOA) hosted a joint Hindi-Urdu Mushaira on 6 July at the Berala Community Centre. The theme of the evening was “Haq-o-Aman Saath Saath”. This theme of togetherness not only...
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How an early Girish Karnad encounter impacted this Adelaide writer

https://soundcloud.com/indian-link/listen-to-this-very-interesting-talk-by-writer-vinaya-rai-on-girish-karnad I remember Girish Karnad as a colossus of the theatre and film worlds, a doyen of parallel cinema of the ‘70s and ‘80s and a true intellectual. Doordarshan would, in those days, broadcast ‘art movies’...
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Nautch review: Brown women pissed off about colonialism

Set in Tasma Terrace and asked to reimagine a British merchant’s drawing room as an opulent Indian palace, Nautch is a show that is part classical music and part social commentary. It’s also a...
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Theatre review: Nautanki Theatre’s ‘Curry Kings of Parramatta’

In Nautanki Theatre Company's Curry Kings of Parramatta, we are given the chance to look into a singular heart that all South Asians will recognise - the kitchen of a South Asian restaurant - and...

Lilly Singh: First woman of colour to host late-night show

"An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late night show? Now that is a dream come true."

Sydney theatre group ‘Bollywood Central’ presents debut show

'Foreign Star of Bengal' tells the love story of an Armenian girl and a Bengali boy in Calcutta