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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Humour

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WATCH: Toddler copies TV dance moves

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  Watch as this little kid copies the dance moves of a girl she's watching on the telly! What could go wrong with an excited...
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WATCH: Yashraj Mukhate’s catchy remix of ‘Pawri Hori Hai’

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  In the last week, there's one desi meme that has stood out more than everything else on the Internet: Pakistani content creator Dananeer Mobeen...
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Auntyji is back: A 2020 briefing and choosing to have kids

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Every breath is a blessing Dear Auntyji It’s been 12 months of COVID and we have not heard a peep out of you. Where have you...
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WATCH: Lilly Singh reports live from the family WhatsApp group

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  Late-night talk show host Lilly Singh strikes again! This time the comedian 'reports live' from a family WhatsApp group chat. This is probably the one...
Vinita Khilnani

WATCH: Comedian hilariously recreates how desi parents take pictures

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  Ever gone back to your parents' old photo albums, from their childhood to their early days of marriage, and been left wondering: why doesn't...
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WATCH: Comedian Danish Sait learns Aussie slang from Brett Lee

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  After previous chats with cricket icons David Warner and Harsha Bhogle, 'Ramamurthy Avre' (one of comedian Danish Sait's many quirky characters) now sits down...
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WATCH: An Indian and Aussie swap diets for a day

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  Do you think an Indian can go 24 hours without eating spicy khana? Or even food without tadka masalas? Moreover, how do you think an...
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WATCH: Lilly Singh as Sima Taparia in “Indian Matchbreaking”

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  Whether we liked it or not, most of us gave into the Sima Taparia craze during lockdown. Within days, we'd all binged on Netflix's...

WATCH: Aussies try to guess Indian slang

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  Many new migrants have had to quickly learn the local lingo upon arriving in Australia, picking up the ie's and the o's as part...

Memes to celebrate India’s Test series win

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  You've watched the legendary match, now peep these hilarious memes. From Pant to Pujara, SCG to the Gabba, and England to Australia, netizens went...
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WATCH: Lilly Singh’s rivalry with her overachieving ‘cousin’, Kamala Harris

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  "Growing up I always got compared to my Indian cousins," shares Lilly Singh, reminding us of those unforgettable sibling rivalries we've all experiences at...
dog swami video

WATCH: Dog ‘blesses’ devotees outside temple in India

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  In a now viral video, a dog stationed outside the Siddhivinayak Temple in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra was spotted shaking hands and 'blessing' devotees as they...
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My first Aussie summer: Battling homesickness (and sunburn)

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  The new year is here, and the summer of 2021 is underway… or is it? As an international student spending my first summer in...

Moving Day for the Trumps

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  Imagine that moving day has finally arrived for the Trumps. It is the morning of 19 January and some well-armed guards are dragging a...

Australian Summer Checklist

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  We may love to hate on the scorching Aussie summer, but every year as December rolls around, out come the classics: thongs, beach blankets,...

How Santa is working out his new route this year

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  It is early December. At this time of year, a certain workshop at the northernmost point of the earth is usually buzzing with activity,...

Inside a wedding in Covid times

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  It is one of the first weddings in the COVID pandemic season. The venue is sparsely decorated - partly with fresh flowers and partly with...

What I miss and what I won’t this COVID Diwali

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  Diwali during a global pandemic is probably something you never saw coming. Usually, during this season, there’s a strong urge to avoid over-zealous relos...

Bringing the skeletons out of the closet

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I really don’t care for skeletons. Even as a self-respecting Rock musician, I keep far from skeleton-glorifying artwork, clothing and accessories. In fact, I dislike...

Caller checkmate!

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Discovering a new technique of avoiding conversations from call centre operators has been a delightful experience, writes SHERYL DIXIT

COVID notwithstanding, celebrating our milestone wedding anniversary with bubbly

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At the end of this month, I am (oops, we are) celebrating a milestone in our lives – our golden wedding anniversary. Fifty long...

Let’s be friends, mate!

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It’s a rough world out there at desi dinner parties, writes SANAM SHARMA

Quack it!

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Both my parents are certified quacks who take great pride in their own brand of home remedies beginning with hot showers and mind management. ‘Take...
movies

Kahan gaye voh scene?

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As a movie buff, I rarely miss a good film irrespective of the moral discomfort of watching a pirated disc. And as a long-time...

COVID-19: The other side of the pandemic

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Even as the coronavirus is in rapid retreat from our shores, there is a wave of predictions by futurists. Most foresee dire days ahead...
This English Language Day (23 April), let’s revisit the new words we’ve learnt while self-isolating.

COVID19: Expanding our vocabularies in 2020

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Ever since social distancing measures were announced in March, we have all been self-isolating and working from home. We’ve also learnt a slew of...
Listing the pros and cons of the post-pandemic era

Life after the coronavirus

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It’s the dawn of the PC era, folks. No, I’m not talking about the Personal Computer era. That’s some four decades old, and our life is now run...
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War of the Wipes

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Oh no, you’re thinking, not another column on the cursed coronavirus! Folks, before your cry goes viral, calm down, wash your hands, wear your mask,...
There’s a resurgence of interest in Indian-style yogurt: what does it reveal about us?

Curd cultures and whey-ty wisdom

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There’s a resurgence of interest in Indian-style yogurt: what does it reveal about us?

Podcasts

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...

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

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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...

Latest News

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Women in Business 2021 report: India ahead of global average ...

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India ranks third in the world for women working in senior management positions, according to the Women in Business 2021 report by global accounting...
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Infosys, Accenture to pay for vaccination of their staff

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  Global software majors Infosys and Accenture have announced that they will pay for the vaccination of their employees. "We will cover the vaccination cost for...
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Farmers’ protests aren’t new in India

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  Hundreds of thousands of farmers have been protesting in India since September last year in what has become the largest farmers protest in India’s...