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Diaspora and Dissent

As Hong Kong becomes a city fighting for its rights from China, the squabble has spilled on to the streets and universities around Australia. In recent days, pro-Hong Kong protesters were taunted with expletive-laden chants from...

Read, Listen, Eat, Watch: What we’re loving right now

READ Wanderings in India edited by Rick Hosking and Amit Sarwal. In 1859, Australia’s first native-born novelist John Lang wrote Wanderings in India and other Sketches, an entertaining travel book. Having practiced law in India (Lang’s clients...

Happy 73rd, India!

The Indian community and its well-wishers get together on a variety of platforms to mark India’s Independence Day. By the looks of it, there are more celebrations by the diaspora here than by the...

Out of our yearning

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 vegetable freezers, or perhaps scrolling through Subtle Curry Traits whilst...
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Vidya Balan’s debut web series on Indira Gandhi directed by Ritesh Batra

Vidya Balan's latest film "Mission Mangal" had a good start at the box-office, and her debut web series, based on India's first and only woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, has now found a director. The...
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Khayyam: Music maestro of classical allure (Obituary)

When living legend Lata Mangeshkar tweeted to describe music maestro Khayyams demise as the "end of an era", she said it all. Khayyams music, soaked in the spirit of rich classical allure, represents the...
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Travel diaries: On board a cruise to the South Pacific

Once a year, I join a cruise to relax and recharge, to a destination that offers balmy tropical days, crimson sunsets, swaying coconut palms and golden sandy beaches. Last year it was Vanuatu and...

When an engineer turns baker…the cakes get a bit of movement

What kind of a birthday cake would you make for a Luna Park obsessed teenager? A Ferris wheel cake would bring the house down, right? Well, what if you put a motor in it...
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Review: Sacred Games 2

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey; Direction: Anurag Kashyap and Neeraj Ghaywan; Rating: ** (two stars) Sigh. Mumbai is again under siege. Nuclear attack being planned, no less, this time. And the monstrously...
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Couples who Netflix together may not stay together

As you sit through the night to binge-watch "Sacred Games Season 2" on Netflix, the no-sleep agreement with your wife may not be enough for you both to enjoy the show without fights. New research...