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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...
Karnad.Indian Link

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...
Curry2.Indian Link

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

Passion and precision

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Odissi doyenne in her first ever Melbourne performance
Andhi Daud Sydney.Indian Link

Plenty of LOLs …. And some lessons

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How closely does your family life reflect the Indian-Australian quandaries reflected in Vividha Arts’ new play Andhi Daud? writes NEHA MALUDE

The Rolling Stone Sydney Review @ Seymour Centre

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Begging the question ‘How can I believe in God when he doesn’t believe in me?’, Director Adam Cook’s interpretation of Chris Urch’s award-winning play presents a fascinating dissection of family, religion, politics and love in a Ugandan landscape eerily similar to our own. Manan Luthra reports.

Dispelling myths through art

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The play directed by B Jayashree portrays progressive destruction of the myths deeply embedded in the lives of people in an Indian village.
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Storytellers sans borders

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A new playwriting project tells poignant, cross-cultural stories of love against the backdrop of migration, by HAMIDA PARKAR
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Higuita: A goal keeper’s solitude

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A multi-lingual play tells the story of a priest who seeks inspiration from a legendary football goalie to fight evil. EMIE ROY writes

A song and dance about Kerala

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UTSAV 2018 by the Organization of Hindu Malayalees saw yet another celebration of a close-knit Malayalee community

Being a dance mom…sort of

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Usually, it's the dance moms who force their kids into taking a dance class. In my case, however, it was the other way round. By Kalyani Wakhare

Xenos: An Indian soldier's story told through dance

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Akram Khan's last solo performance in Xenos, poignant yet powerful, tells the story of the unknown Indian soldier during World War I. By Avi Chandiok

Seeta Patel at Adelaide Fringe

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Dancer Seeta Patel becomes a performance artist, making a statement about the legacy of colonialism, writes AVI CHANDIOK

Podcasts

Ep8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s life

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To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

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  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

Ep 6: The Indian LGBTQ+ community in 2020

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  It’s been two years since the world’s largest democracy repealed the draconian Section 377 which used to allow discrimination against homosexual people. Only this...

Latest News

IND v Aus 3rd T20 ticket giveaway quiz

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  Coveted tickets to the last match of the India vs Australia T20 series on 8th Dec at the SCG are now up for grabs! Get...

Re-sanctifying the Swastika

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  Choreographer Raghav Handa’s latest production Cult of The Titans comes with a content warning. The work contains images of the swastika. … Patrons (have) the...
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Indian musicians strike a chord with Grammy 2021 nominations

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  Amid all the noise about snubs and transparency, there are a few Indian tunes that have struck the right note at the Grammy Award...