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Karnad.Indian Link

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’...
dance.Indian Link

Nine-year-old dancer shows all the markings of a dance prodigy

All the world’s a stage, believes Sagarika Venkat, who is determined to be one of its rising stars with her dance. Doubly blessed to have her mother as guru, she quite literally grew up at...
painting.Indian Link

Bhupen Khakhar’s painting on homosexuality breaks auction record

'Two Men in Benares', a 1980s painting by Indian contemporary artist Bhupen Khakhar has set a new auction record for the painter by selling at a whopping $3.2 million. The sale took place at the...
Nautch2.Indian Link

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...

Indian Link lists a few of our favourite things

Indian Link's favourites to read, listen to, eat, and watch for the month. If you're looking to try new things, this is place to find them!
Dandenong.Indian Link

These Indian-origin artists brought their creativity to Dandenong

Four Indian-origin artists were commissioned by the Dandenong Council to help transform utility poles into bright creative artworks. Kantha Totem by Natasha Narain Natasha acknowledges that the pole was once a tree and wishes to reactivate latent...
Archibald2.Indian Link

Restaurateur Anant Kaur Sandhu becomes Mrs Singh in Archibald portrait

At the Archibald Exhibit, as she sits, regally, in her beautiful blue green costume with gold motifs, her AM honour proudly pinned to her shawl, Anant Kaur Sandhu is a picture of grace and...
Bharatnatyam.Indian Link

A Bharatnatyam performance, classical Indian dance and its power to heal

Sanjana Chandawarkar’s Bharatanatyam journey began in Bombay as a five year old. When her family moved to Sydney, she continued her tutelage under guru Hamsa Venkat and soon became an integral part of the Samskriti...
Young Archie2.Indian Link

Budding Indian-origin artists in the Young Archie 2019 competition

Two young artists of Indian origin have made it to the shortlist at this year’s Young Archie competition at the Art Gallery of NSW, held concurrently with the Archibald Prize exhibition. Sydney’s Lakshman Nitish Ramesh...
Radio.Indian Link

My mum can sing – a look at Indian Link Radio’s Mother’s Day contest

Sydney’s Arvinder Kaur Makkar debated with herself for two whole days before making the call. Ultimately, she gathered courage to pick up the phone, and dialled in to an Indian Link Radio show, to...