Indian links at WOMADelaide 2012

Pt Shivkumar Sharma’s santoor leads the Indian experience at WOMAD. LP AYER reports

Meet the Presidents

These prolific heroes unite the community’s seniors and ensure their wellbeing, says GEORGE THAKURLiladhar JerajPresident, Fiji Indian Senior Citizens Association (FISCA)Liladhar, endearingly called 'Jerry', was born in Fiji, attended Brisbane Grammar School and...

King Momo decrees Goans to party on!

The carnival comes to town in Melbourne reports FRANKEY GERALD FERNANDESThe Konkanni Cultural & Heritage Inc. (KCHI) in Melbourne enjoyed festive celebrations at The Royal Red and Black Carnival Dance cum exhibition of Goan cartoons by...

Enthusiastic turnout for Surya Namaskara

Dawn sees over a hundred people saluting the sun, reports SUJITH KRISHNANFitness and health have become mandatory subjects of discussion on the social circuit today and while there are numerous fitness regimens to choose...

Iyer sisters exceed expectations

A musical treat for the classical-loving audience from these talented debutantes, reports SOUNDARAJAN IYERMelbourne’s cultural scene has an embarrassment of riches, especially if one’s tastes tend towards the classical South Indian forms of music...

Southern Rocks carry off AMBA crown

Two competent teams battle for the cup with exciting results, reports SUJITH KRISHNANAfter months of captivating action, the MPCL Amba Bazaar tournament hit a crescendo with the finals played on February 26 at Glen...

The classical scene

Accomplished performances were enjoyed by an appreciative audience, says CHITRA SUDARSHANSmrithya Balasubramanian’s bharatanatya arangetram was held on February 25 at the George Wood Performing Arts Centre.  She is the 56th graduate of Smt Shanthy...

Congress should understand regional aspirations

…if it has to win the next general electionsFollowing its dismal performance in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress needs to urgently work out its strategy for the 2014 general elections, start rebuilding the organisation and...

Tropfest finalist was first-time film-maker

…. and a long-time lover of M&Ms! SUJITH KRISHNAN reportsKalias Prasannan has loved M&Ms since he was a kid. By habit however, he eats them one colour at a time…Now you might think this...

Indian links at Oscars 2012

Rahman performs againIndian composer A.R. Rahman performed at the 84th Academy Awards in LA  as part of the Oscar band in his third performance at the prestigious award ceremony. "Oscar sangamam - if you...