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  • Informative Odishi performance and demo by Guru Alpana

    Informative Odishi performance and demo by Guru Alpana

    By Ashok Kumar   Sydney, Aug 30: The Indian Consulate at Sydney organised at Indian Cultural Centre an evening of Odissi performance, workshop and lecture-cum-demonstration by well known exponent of the dance form Guru Alpana Nayak, trained at the renowned Nrutya Sangeet Kala Mandir, Balasore. She was conferred the title of Guru by SWID, Bangladesh […]

    September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments More
  • From Kashmir to Kalat -- the unresolved agenda of 21st century

    From Kashmir to Kalat — the unresolved agenda of 21st century

    By Raj Dixit Edited by Ashok Kumar The outbursts of violence after the killing of Burhan Wani, an alleged commander of Hizbul Mujahidin and a few others by the Indian security forces has made us think how peaceful the Jammu and Kashmir state is? The foreign secretary of Pakistan not only decided to internationalise this issue with […]

    August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments More
  • Vibrant Gujarat: Doing trade with tradition

    Vibrant Gujarat: Doing trade with tradition

    By Ashok Kumar Sydney, Aug.10 : Last week, a delegation of CEOs, businessmen led by Mr Pankaj Kumar, IAS, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation visited Sydney and held a Roadshow (seminar) at the Indian Consulate, Sydney to give an insight into the progress made by Gujarat. “There is a  famous […]

    August 10, 2016 | 0 Comments More
  • Indian girls do us a proud at Multicultural Media awards

    Indian girls do us a proud at Multicultural Media awards

    Sydney, July 21: (THE IST NEWS DESK) NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka tonight announced the winners of the 2016 Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards. A series following the experiences of Syrian refugees resettling in Australia, reports of caste-based discrimination in Australia’s Indian community, and the opportunities faced by third generation Greek Australians […]

    July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments More
  • Samantha Gash to traverse from Jaisalmer to Shillong for World Vision

    Samantha Gash to traverse from Jaisalmer to Shillong for World Vision

    By Ashok Kumar Following the footsteps of Pat Farmer, it is now the turn of Samantha Gash, another Australian ultra-marathon runner from Melbourne to undertake an arduous challenge of running through difficult terrains of Rajasthan through to Shillong but with a cause.  She will be raising funds for the World Vision engaged in helping the […]

    July 11, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Business

Telstra to make Int. calls cheaper; to launch Gateway Max 2 next month

Telstra to make Int. calls cheaper; to launch Gateway Max 2 next month

By IST NEWSDESK Telstra unveiled plans to launch next month Telstra Gateway Max 2, a premium device with advanced technology to support all connection types through VDSL, ADSL FIBRE and NBN. This was revealed by Stuart Bird, Telstra Executive Director for Fixed Products and Services at a Multicultural Media conference on 22 August, 2016. “Video now […]

August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Samsung to buy Joyent Inc.-- to expand in cloud computing

Samsung to buy Joyent Inc.– to expand in cloud computing

Close on the heels of Microsoft purchasing Linkedin, comes the news that Samsung Electronics Co. will acquire Joyent Inc. to expand in cloud computing as the world’s largest smartphone maker looks beyond hardware for revenue growth, reports Jungah Lee. The deal will help Samsung build its cloud infrastructure, the Galaxy maker said in a statement […]

June 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Turnbull rules out public funding for Adani's Carmichael mine

Turnbull rules out public funding for Adani’s Carmichael mine

By Neeraj Nanda Melbourne, : Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has in an off-the-cuff remark said he will not waste taxpayer money on the Adani-owned Carmichael coal mine in Queensland. The PM was answering to a question from Australian Youth Climate Coalition’s Nemo in Brisbane. The proposed mine covers 28,000 hectares and has been under flak […]

June 4, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Community Events

Enhanced visa up to 5 years for parents soon

Enhanced visa up to 5 years for parents soon

A re-elected Turnbull Government will enhance existing visitor visas to enable sponsored parents to visit their family in Australia for a continuous period of up to five years, says a Liberal Party media release. Currently, the parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents who have lodged a permanent parental visa application may be issued with a […]

June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments More
PIOs have time till 31 Dec 2016 to obtain OCI cards

PIOs have time till 31 Dec 2016 to obtain OCI cards

  By IST News Desk The  Consulate General of India in Sydney has advised to the PIO card holders that the last date for conversion of valid PIO card to OCI Card has been extended to 31 December 2016. The PIO card holders can submit their application by 31 December 2016. According to media release,the only documents which […]

June 13, 2016 | 0 Comments More
A touch of "Shayari" with local poets and Mega Indian "Shayars"

A touch of “Shayari” with local poets and Mega Indian “Shayars”

By Ashok Kumar Sydney is replete with Bollywood movies, more at present time than five years ago, but poetry comes stronger and more popular in this city. If there is one name to be associated with poetry that is Rekha Rajvanshi who has made poetry more popular not only in Sydney but also all over […]

May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Entertainment

'Bollywood Blast' with a new concept by India Club

‘Bollywood Blast’ with a new concept by India Club

By Ashok Kumar Pictures courtesy: Harmohan Walia A fantastic weekend made possible thanks to the wonderful couple Shubha Kumar and Akshaye Kumar of ‘The India club.’ It was a musical night full of entertainment. In fact, Shubha always takes the lead whether it is organising India Australia Friendship fairs or thought provoking seminars or musical […]

August 21, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Down the memory lane---Recreating Rafi, Shammi magic

Down the memory lane—Recreating Rafi, Shammi magic

By IST Newsdesk One can take an Indian out of India, but one cannot take India out of an Indian! Sydney’s Indian community is blessed with a plethora of artistic talent and proactive promoters who keep us periodically entertained, and in touch with our diverse arts and cultures. We are offered a wide variety of […]

June 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More
'The Hidden Truth' tackles growing domestic violence in community

‘The Hidden Truth’ tackles growing domestic violence in community

By Ashok Kumar Can entertainment be educative? Our teachers tried hard to make education entertaining but didn’t work, really. But, away from the glitz of Bollywood, some filmmakers from Melbourne dealt with  some serious problems being faced by people in the community through a film: The Hidden Truth. The Hidden Truth, directed by Gurmeet Sran, […]

May 15, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Health

How  we can overcome Adrenal Fatigue.

How  we can overcome Adrenal Fatigue.

By Darshana Shiva The adrenal glands are like little hats that sit on top of the Kidneys they are vital to our well being and play a major role in secreting hormones, especially those needed at a time of stress, is the aha already starting to come up? In very basic terms when we are […]

May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Addressing Health Risks of the South Indian Population

Addressing Health Risks of the South Indian Population

Contributed by a reader Emma Flixton Insulin resistance has featured prominently in research focusing on the prevention of chronic illness, since this condition causes the onset of diabetes, heart disease and obesity. A fascinating new book by Dr. Ronesh Sinha, MD, entitled The South Asian Health Solution, focuses on the fact that South Asians are one […]

September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments More
New Study Shows that Yoga Boosts Brain Function in Older Adults

New Study Shows that Yoga Boosts Brain Function in Older Adults

Contributed By a Reader, Emma Flixton  As more of us struggle to balance the demands of work and family life and aim to achieve a state of physical and mental health and wellbeing, yoga is becoming an increasingly popular practice in Australia and, indeed, the world over. Far from being a mere aid in strengthening the body […]

August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments More

NRIS

3 Indian teenagers in Google Fair

3 Indian teenagers in Google Fair

Three Indian teenagers have reached the final fifteen in the global competition, Google Science Fair 2012, which challenges young minds to innovate and conduct experiments to change the world we live in. Rohit Fenn, 16, from Bethany High School, Raghavendra Ramachanderan, 17, from St John’s International Residential School (both from Bangalore) and Sumit Singh Yadav, […]

June 14, 2012 | 1 Comment More
3 NRI medical scientists honoured in UK

3 NRI medical scientists honoured in UK

Three Indian-origin scientists, based in London and Oxford and noted for their excellence in medical science, are among 46 experts elected Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences, reports PTI. The three scientists are Professor Anant Parekh, Professor of Physiology, University of Oxford; Professor Jaspal Singh Kooner, Professor of Clinical Cardiology, Imperial College London; and […]

May 11, 2012 | 0 Comments More
First Hindu prayer in Stockton City in 162 years

First Hindu prayer in Stockton City in 162 years

Stockton City Council in California (USA) will reportedly have its first Hindu invocation on July 10, which is nearly 162 years since the city was incorporated. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English translation of the prayer. […]

May 3, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Australi News

Informative Odishi performance and demo by Guru Alpana

Informative Odishi performance and demo by Guru Alpana

By Ashok Kumar   Sydney, Aug 30: The Indian Consulate at Sydney organised at Indian Cultural Centre an evening of Odissi performance, workshop and lecture-cum-demonstration by well known exponent of the dance form Guru Alpana Nayak, trained at the renowned Nrutya Sangeet Kala Mandir, Balasore. She was conferred the title of Guru by SWID, Bangladesh […]

September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Pak ordered to pay over 1.6 million for High Commission complex in Canberra

Pak ordered to pay over 1.6 million for High Commission complex in Canberra

  The government of Pakistan has been ordered to pay more than $1.6 million to Denham Constructions, the company that built its high commission complex in Canberra, reported The Canberra Times on Wednesday. The company, however, is not yet allowed to enforce the order, after the court heard it was put into administration earlier this […]

August 20, 2016 | 0 Comments More
17th August 1947-- Partition day of India and Independence

17th August 1947– Partition day of India and Independence

By Raj Dixit Edited By Ashok Kumar On the occasion of 70th anniversary of Partition Day of the Indian Subcontinent, I would like to awaken you to the ground realities of that time. As per the gazetted day, 17th August 1947, when the partition was officially declared based on popularly known as Radcliffe Award- by […]

August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More

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Samantha begins 12-week Jaisalmer to Shillong run

Samantha begins 12-week Jaisalmer to Shillong run

Australian ultra-marathon runner Samantha Gash has started her grueling 3,800 km record run across India, in a bid to raise money for World Vision projects tackling barriers to quality education in India, The IST reported earlier last month. Starting yesterday at one of the driest deserts on earth, Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, she will pass through […]

August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Confluence: Festival of India to enthrall  Australians

Confluence: Festival of India to enthrall Australians

  By The IST Newsdesk Sydney, 26 July: The High Commissioner of India to Australia H.E. Mr. Navdeep Suri led the team of Indian and Australian officials and diplomats in launching the biggest ever Festival of India in Australia on July 26, 2016 at Australian Maritime Museum in Sydney. Confluence, meaning Sangam is the most […]

July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Dr. Ambedkar's bust unveiled at Western Sydney University

Dr. Ambedkar’s bust unveiled at Western Sydney University

The High Commissioner of India to Australia, H.E. Mr. Navdeep Suri unveiled the bust of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, an eminent Indian jurist, economist, politician, social reformer, and the architect of the Indian Constitution at the School of Law’s Moot Court, Western Sydney University on July 14, 2016. He was accompanied by Deputy Vice Chancellor of Western Sydney […]

July 20, 2016 | 0 Comments More