What’s on this weekend in Sydney’s Indian community


What’s Happening This Week!

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Diwali Fair in the City of Ryde
Sat 16 Nov
(12:30pm – 8:00pm) Ryde Indian Association invites you to a fun-filled family day with lots of cultural performances, food stalls, merchandise stalls, kids amusement rides and fireworks. Venue: North Ryde Common, Wicks Rd, Ryde. Details 0425 307 544 or email rydeindianassociation@gmail.com


Natyamritam Annual Dance Showcase
Sat 16 Nov (5:00pm – 8:00pm) “Silambam Sydney” invites you to their 10th anniversary celebration and annual dance showcase. Venue: Sydney Baha’i Centre, 107 Derby Street, Silverwater. Details silambamsydney@gmail.com



Indian Ensemble with Ustad Sayd and Ali Sarshar
Sun 24 Nov
(5:00pm to 6:20pm) “Art Music in the Suburbs” is a series of art music concerts highlighting culturally diverse musicians and music from Bankstown and beyond. Check out Ustad Sayd and Ali Sarshar in an Afghan-Indian ensemble. Venue: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown. Details 02 9707 5400.


Divine Secrets of Indian Beauty
Fri 22 Nov
(7:30pm – 9:45pm) A unique workshop on how to tap into your inner light using ancient daily practices and cleansing exercises, sourced from Harish Johari’s seminal book on self-care: Dhanwanthari (God of Medicine). Venue: Bija Yoga, 1 Castlereagh Street, Penrith. Details bijayoga.com.au/

Authentic Indian Cooking Fun 2019
Sat 23 Nov
(11:15am – 3:15pm) A hands-on culinary opportunity to learn how to cook a number of authentic vegetarian Indian dishes, from Renu & Karan Singh. Venue: Buxton School of Arts Community Hall, 24 West Pde, Buxton. Details 0415 748 590


NSW India Exchange Program – Reflections and Outcomes
Thurs 28 Nov
(5.30pm to 8.00pm) Seven cyber security start-ups from NSW visited India for two weeks in September this year, presenting to companies and potential investors in Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi.

This program, delivered by the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub and supported by the Consulate General of India, Sydney, is part of a wider $1.58m initiative led by the NSW Government to enhance the engagement with the Indian ecosystem.

Look back at a very successful mission and to reflect on its many outcomes.

Venue: Rm 2408, Level 24, Macquarie University City Campus, 123 Pitt Street 

You will hear keynotes from NSW Government and the Indian Consulate, as well as a panel featuring some of the start-ups and mentors who took part in the mission. Canapes and drinks will be served after the keynote address and panel. Details email cybersecurityhub@mq.edu.au


Classical Indian Dance and Jazz
Sat 23 Nov
(5.15pm -7.45pm) The Rotary Club of Wahroonga presents an evening of classical Indian dance by Suhasini Sumithra and Jazz Piano by Hugh Barrett. Venue: the Peter Duly Auditorium at Abbotsleigh School, Wahroonga. This event is raising funds for a training programme for people with disability, women and caregivers at Cheshire Homes in Coorg (South India) to work in plastic waste management. Details wahroongarotary.org


Students Boat Party: Summer Sunset
Sun 1 Dec
(4.00 pm onwards) Queensford College brings to you an all-students boat party, especially for international students. Enjoy good music, food and drinks at an entry fee of just $15 for international students


SOS Cup: Badminton tournament
Sat 30 Nov
(9:30 am onwards) The Serve or Smash badminton club Sydney is conducting a badminton tournament for advanced and intermediary skilled players with prizes $500 and $300 respectively. Last date to register teams (entry fee applicable) is 25th Nov 2019. Venue: The badminton club Wetherill Park 196 Newton Rd. Wetherill Park. Details: 0468 578 140 or 0412 664 637.


Food and fashion event: Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice
Sun 24 Nov
(2.00pm – 4.30pm) Bridal consultant Poonam Gururajan, chef Bhavna Shivalkar and baker Afra Abdeen present South Asian bridal and food services in a high tea setting, featuring music and a fashion show. Venue: Lily’s Restaurant and Function Centre in Seven Hills. Details 0478 783 598 


Seniors meet-ups
AASHA Foundation Australia (Ltd) organises seniors social hubs at various centres across Sydney. All communities welcome. Activities include yoga, music, dance, networking, health talks, technology, health checks, light lunch.

Blacktown: First Wednesday of the month (11.00am – 2.00pm) Westpoint Shopping Centre, 17 Patrick St, Blacktown (Community Room, next to gym, Fourth floor). Close to railway station.

Wentworthville: Fourth Saturday of the month (12.30pm – 4.30pm) Wentworthville Community Centre, Grevillea Hall (next to library), 2 Main Street, Wentworthville. Close to railway station

Hornsby: Second and Fourth Friday of the month (11.00am – 2.00pm) Hornsby Youth & Family Community Centre, Cnr. Muriel and Burdett St, Close to railway station.

Crows Nest: Third Wednesday of the month (10.00am – 11.30am) Music-based social gathering at Crows Nest Centre, 2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest.

Details Bijinder Dugal 0412 786 569


Lunch-time yoga and meditation
Art of Living Sydney presents free lunch-time Yoga sessions from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm at Level 2, 265 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.

Thursdays The Brahma Kumaris Australia present meditation sessions from 12.15pm – 1.00pm at the Indian Cultural Centre, Level 2, 265 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.

Details 02 9223 2702. Register at icc2.sydney@mea.gov.in

Yoga at Spirit of India
Saturdays and Sundays
, 15-week Yoga course. Also check out special yoga classes for children (5-12 years), adults and senior citizens (55 plus). Venues at Wentworthville, Quakers Hill, Pennant Hills, Auburn, Epping, Homebush, Ryde.

Free Yoga class every Wednesday (5.30pm – 7.00pm) at Indian Consulate Cultural Centre, Level 2, 265 Castlereagh St, Sydney. Free meditation every Saturday (8.30am – 9.15am) at Wentworthville. Details www.spiritofindia.org or call Suresh 0412 202 182 or Raja 0402 789 109.

Sahaja Yoga: Music and Meditation
Free sessions at multiple venues across Sydney. Details www.sahajayoga.com.au

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