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Hungry, fighting, passionate: ‘Five Bedrooms’ actor Roy Joseph

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  While we all had more than enough reason to celebrate the New Year, actor Roy Joseph had particularly good cause to. For him, 1...

Are we a tolerant society?

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  Are we a tolerant society? It has been seventy-five years since partition and after declaring ourselves a secular state. Do we mingle with all...
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REVIEW: Two Parties One Stor(e)y

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  Roshni & Vikram on one side, Mary & Peter on the other, are about to be introduced to their future daughters-in-law. What starts out...
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Vidya Makan: Breaking the coloured glass ceiling

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  “Diversity is part of my identity, so being a minority and talking about marginalised voices is part of my story. In anything I write,...
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Dancing for a cause: 11-yr-old Sagarika Venkat

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  It was a unique experience watching the young Sagarika Venkat on stage. The 11-year-old Year 6 student presented her first full-fledged solo Bharatanatyam performance...
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REVIEW: Come From Away (Sydney’s Capitol Theatre)

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  Stories arising from the September 11 terrorist attacks are not hard to find. Tales of personal loss, public grief, and diplomatic declarations of war...

‘Marked for prominence’

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  After watching Bharatanatyam dancer Ankitha Shashidhar present her arangetram (debut), one couldn’t help but ponder over the serendipity of her name. It is Sanskrit...
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Arangetram, a classical inheritance

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  In an interesting moment in Dhanya Dinakar and Pratiksha Chuttar’s recent arangetram (debut performance), the duo moved gleefully to embrace but stopped short, creating...

Best live theatre shows to catch in Sydney and Melbourne

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  In the wake of the pandemic, Australia has become a hotbed for the global entertainment industry. With Europe and North America still battling to...
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Raghav Handa: TWO’s company

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  As the narrative grows around us about the pathology of a deeply polarised contemporary world, one of the techniques suggested to bridge divides is...

A review of Arjun Raina’s Straight From the Horse’s Heart

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"Please switch off your cameras, your phones and put yourself on speaker view, not gallery view," announced Arjun Raina, sutradhaar (narrator) of his newest...
Three stalwarts of classical Indian dance let the imagination run wild as they find a place for their art in a contemporary world

Dancing with the mind

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Three stalwarts of classical Indian dance let the imagination run wild as they find a place for their art in a contemporary world

Sarhadein: Bonds of humanity vs borders of blood

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Acts of kindness that cross religious divides was the focus of Natyadarpan Indian Theatre Academy’s latest presentation Sarhadein, presented recently at Chandler Theatre. The...

Samskriti’s ‘Abhijnana Shakuntalam’ leaves audience spellbound

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“If you want the bloom of youth and fruit of later years, If you want what enchants, fulfils, and nourishes, If you want heaven...

Susheela Raman sways the audience at Oz Asia Festival 2019

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The splendour of the traditional Indonesian gamelan orchestra hits my eyes as I enter the Space Theatre inside Adelaide’s Festival Centre, venue of the...

Patra: struggles of female artists of South Asian Diaspora, in Melbourne

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Reinstating their difference whilst reshaping their sense of belonging five accomplished female artists from the South Asian Diaspora got together to tell their stories...

The Great Malayalee Tragicomdey: Naduvil's Marameedan

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Amateur Malayalee theatre group takes to the stage with Marmeedan, a political satire inspired by Bharathendu Harishchandra’s Andher Nagari

Two men, one mission

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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....

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

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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...

Out of our yearning

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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...
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Khelaiya Productions' Umrao Jaan Ada brings classic tale to the stage

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A cauldron of delights brewing a famous tale, managed to cast spells on the full house that attended Khelaiya Productions' latest musical Umrao Jaan...
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A Hindi-Urdu Mushaira that celebrated togetherness

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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...
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How an early Girish Karnad encounter impacted this Adelaide writer

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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...
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Nautch review: Brown women pissed off about colonialism

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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...
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Theatre review: Nautanki Theatre's 'Curry Kings of Parramatta'

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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...

Sydney theatre group 'Bollywood Central' presents debut show

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

Oscar glory for Period. End of Sentence

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Academy Award adds more power to film-maker Guneet Monga’s mission to "change the world"

Regarlanding the body

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Raina Peterson and Govind Pillai present a joyous, sensuous, and vulnerable celebration of the non-binary, ungendered, uncolonised body
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Knowing themselves through dance

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Students of the Lalitha Kalalaya school of dance present annual concert, WRITES VISH CHILUMKURTI.

Kuchipudi showcase

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A tribute in dance to a guru, mentor and friend

Podcasts

Let’s Talk Boosters: Indian Link podcast

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  In LET'S TALK BOOSTERS, a new podcast series by Indian Link, host Ekta Sharma quizzes Dr Kritman Dhamoon of Blacktown Hospital Sydney about booster...
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‘Serving the community’: COVID testing in remote NSW

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  The past two years have been a rollercoaster of COVID-19 related turmoil; from isolating lockdowns, closed borders, to trying to help Indians in the...

Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

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  Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...
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How accurate is your RAT? 3 scenarios show it’s about more...

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  As Omicron surges through the community, getting the right answer from a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) is not as straightforward as reading one or...
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Sagarika Venkat is finalist in Young Citizen of the Year award

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  What were you doing when you were 12 years old? Not receiving a ‘Highly Commended’ award on Australia Day, to be sure. Sydney’s Sagarika Venkat was...
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Deepak-Raj Gupta OAM: Community, business and politics

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  Deepak-Raj Gupta has been honoured in this year’s Australia Day Honours with the OAM for service to the community of Canberra. “I feel honoured and...