Friday, August 6, 2021


Madhuri Dixit's 'Aaja Nachle' swim performance by Israeli athletes

Watch: Israeli swimmers perform to ‘Aaja Nachle’ at Tokyo Olympics

  Although they failed to qualify for the 12-team final in artistic swimming, finishing 15th among 21 teams, Israeli duet Eden Blecher and Shelly Bobritsky...

7 Indian films and series to watch in August 2021

  Navarasa (Netflix) Inspired by the concept of Navarasas (nine emotions evoked by art forms), this Tamil anthology series features nine stand-alone episodes on each emotion:...

Vir Srinivas, 20, wins at Cannes with debut film Orders From Above

  The ongoing spectre of COVID-19 lockdowns has elicited from many of us some previously repressed talents: cooking, home improvement, arts and crafts. During Sydney’s...

9 dating shows to stream during lockdown

  Has lockdown wreaked havoc on your dating life? Or maybe you’re just looking for your next binge watch while stuck indoors? Either way, we’re...
Bollywood films to watch

Top 10 Bollywood sports films to watch

  The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are happening in the neighbouring time zone and the sporting spirit no doubt has taken over Team India fans...
iifm 2021

IFFM 2021: Our 10 picks from this year’s program

  Year after year, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne endeavours to bring the very best films made by the Indian diaspora from across the...
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6 reality competition shows to check out this lockdown

  Any chance you're missing the thrill of skills-based competition shows like MasterChef this lockdown? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. From interior design and make-up...
Farhan Akhtar trains in Toofaan

Review: Toofaan (Amazon Prime Video)

You know something's wrong with a film when you've figured out the whole story from a few minutes of the trailer. For a film...
Never Have I Ever Season 2 Poster

Review: Never Have I Ever season 2 (Netflix)

  Back for its second instalment, the much-awaited series Never Have I Ever picks up where it left off, immediately pulling us into the juvenile...
Movie scene from 'Malik'

REVIEW: Malik (Amazon Prime)

  Fahadh Faasil's new film is his most ambitious yet. Helmed by Mahesh Narayanan, who earlier directed the actor in acclaimed efforts in 'C U...
indian matchmaking

Twitter reacts to Indian Matchmaking’s surprising Emmy nomination

  With the announcement of the 73rd Emmy Award nominations yesterday came a surprise twist for Indian viewers: Indian Matchmaking was nominated for Outstanding Unstructured...
A. R. Rahman & Ananya Birla in Hindustani Way

WATCH: The official cheer song for Team India at Tokyo Olympics

  The legendary A.R Rahman and the rising singer Ananya Birla have launched ‘Hindustani Way’, the most awaited song aimed at cheering on all Indian...
Bollywood Veterans

Bollywood veterans on a comeback spree

  Lately, quite a few veterans have left an impact in Hindi films, proving to naysayers that age is really just a number. Be it Neena...
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WATCH: Tesher’s ‘Jalebi Baby’ featuring Jason Derulo

  After his catchy single 'Young Shahrukh' made it to everyone's lockdown playlist last year, Canadian rapper-producer Tesher is back with an exciting new collaboration...
Jimmy Sheirgill in Collar Bomb

Film Review: Collar Bomb (Disney+ Hotstar)

A cop runs against time to stop a suicide bomber who holds a group of children hostage in a school. The bomber forces the...

REVIEW: State Of Siege: Temple Attack (film on Zee5)

The problem with State Of Siege: Temple Attack is the film simply cannot rise above hackneyed mediocrity. This could have been a top-class thriller drawing...
Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand

With Dilip Kumar’s demise, it’s curtains on Bollywood’s original Punjabi triumvirate

  With the passing of the legendary actor Mohammed Yusuf Khan - who ruled hearts as Dilip Kumar - the original 'Punjabi Troika' of the...
Dilip Kumar

Dilip Kumar: Bollywood’s Tragedy King

  Few actors in Bollywood have had as many clones as Dilip Kumar. The assertion would seem like the greatest note of flattery in a...
july shows

7 Indian films and series to watch in July 2021

  Haseen Dillruba (Netflix) In this new psychological thriller, Taapsee Pannu (of Pink and Thappad fame) returns in another female protagonist-driven film, this time about a...

REVIEW: Haseen Dillruba (Netfilx)

Hand it to these guys - you'll get the pun in that statement once you've watched the outrageous end - but Haseen Dillruba is...
'Cold Case' Review

REVIEW: Cold Case (Malayalam- Amazon Prime)

  The catchword in this case is 'Cold'. In the history of horror thrillers, if a refrigerator ever played a pivotal role, this is it....

REVIEW: June (Planet Marathi OTT)

  Suhrud Godbole and Vaibhav Khisti's coming-of-age film is hard as nails while conveying its message, yet sensitive while driving home the point. The script...
review: ray

REVIEW: Ray (anthology series on Netflix)

  It's compulsively dark for most parts, often strangely so, the way Satyajit Ray's oeuvre rarely was. Ray had a way of serving the sombre...
Lead Actors: Rose Matafeo and Nikesh Patel

Starstruck: POCs can be sexy (and problematic) too

  Fresh from its launches on BBC Three and HBO Max earlier this year, Starstruck puts people of colour in an unfamiliar spotlight. Simultaneously placing...

REVIEW: Sherni (Amazon Prime)

The film Sherni tackles several diverse issues. It is as much about sexism in sarkari workplace offices as it is about rapid erosion of...
VS Collective and Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Victoria’s Secret welcomes ‘VS Collective’

  Victoria’s Secret (VS) is a brand renowned for its ‘sexy’ lingerie’s and beauty products amplifying a brand image of Barbie models with the perfect...
Skater girl movie review (netflix)

REVIEW: Skater Girl (Netflix)

  Director Manjari Makijany is best known for her award-winning short films; however, her debut feature film Skater Girl on Netflix is a wonderfully moving...
Sunflower released on Zee5 on June 11th. review

REVIEW: Sunflower (series on Zee5)

  "Sunflower" keeps you guessing all the way, all right -- but that's because the show tries to do too many things, diluting the impact...

REVIEW: Shaadisthan (Disney+ Hotstar)

Sometimes, the best intentions are lost in inadequate execution. Shaadisthan is a film that talks of women's empowerment, but the effort is burdened by...

REVIEW: The Family Man 2 (Amazon Prime)

Season two of Raj and DK's much-hyped spy thriller series The Family Man 2 starts with a bang and ends with a bang (literally,...


Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

  Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...

Ep 8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s...

  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

  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 death...
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Vishnu idol made of black stone found in Bangladesh

  An idol of Vishnu weighing about 12 kg has been recovered from the Daudkandi upazila of Cumilla in Bangladesh. The black stone idol is about...
Madhuri Dixit's 'Aaja Nachle' swim performance by Israeli athletes

Watch: Israeli swimmers perform to ‘Aaja Nachle’ at Tokyo Olympics

  Although they failed to qualify for the 12-team final in artistic swimming, finishing 15th among 21 teams, Israeli duet Eden Blecher and Shelly Bobritsky...

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  Educational ties between Australia and India have been bolstered with the signing of a strategic partnership between Monash University in Melbourne and Tata Institute...