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Pandit Ravi Shankar’s memorabilia found in Mumbai scrap shop

SMM Ausaja, a film archivist and poster collector, has discovered a tattered suitcase that belonged to Pandit Ravi Shankar and his son Shubho. The suitcase contains original musical notes, handwritten letters,...

Brimful of Asha

Canadian theatre artist Ravi Jain spoke to Indian Link about his upcoming show at the Melbourne Arts Festival, his co-artist mother and some theatre making.

Continental Shift art exhibition: The Placing Of Identity

The works are explorations about the self; equally, they are statements about the societies in which we live – South Asia, Australia, the world at large.
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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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Overseas performers add vivacity to Shruthi Adelaide’s Vibrance show

On the first day of winter, Adelaide Carnatic music lovers enjoyed, besides an unusual balmy evening, a classical cultural bonanza thanks to Shruthi Adelaide. For the past few years, Shruthi has been presenting an...
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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-karnadI 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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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...
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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...
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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...

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!