Tag: India

Australia taking 4 spinners to India

The Cricket Australia National Selection Panel (NSP) have named a 16-man squad for the Qantas Tour of India. Australia will play four Tests against India in Pune, Bangalore, Ranchi and Dharamsala respectively, says a Cricket Australia media release. The squad: Steve Smith (C) New South Wales David Warner (vc) New South Wales Ashton Agar West […]

January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Religion and feminism: India’s fight for religious desegregation

By Nishtha Sharma Feminism and religion are often perceived to be at odds with each other. But in India, where spirituality plays a major role in the lives of many Indians, feminism and religion are being used as tools for women empowerment and growing calls for religious equality.  What initially began as a movement demanding […]

November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Self-taught drummer Maneswita Jaiswal prefers busking to auditorium

By Ashok Kumar The Toyota organised “Feeling the Street” competition of the musicians who make streets their stage and six emerged winners in this competition.. Chosen from a pool of 370 artists across 29 countries, the winners were Robson Peres (violinist, Brazil), Thomas Cheval (pianist, Italy), Héctor Matías (bass player, Brisbane via Chile), Albert Peres (drummer, Colombia), Maneswita Jaiswal (drummer,Lucknow, India) and Chelei Solo from Nagaland, […]

October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments More

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

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

India, China Diaspora to chart Australia’s path to strong economy

By IST NEWS DESK Close on the heels of “Engaging with India” conference in Sydney on May 16 and 17, the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) released a report that stresses Australian economic growth focus will be on two big Asian nations, India and China as both are the fastest growing economies and one […]

May 29, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Engaging With India: Bringing people together

By Ashok Kumar Australia India Business Council (AIBC) in partnership with Australian Financial  Review (AFR) organised a conference on 16th and 17th May 2016. In opening the conference,Mr. Dipen Rughani, National Chairman, AIBC welcomed the delegates and remarked that ‘the conference is being held at a very crucial time.’ The High Commissioner Of India to Australia, HE […]

May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Only a miracle can save India at ICC World Cup

Pradyot Lal writes in Tehelka.com Despite a billion prayers and hopes, the Indians are a far cry from being ‘thunder Down Under’, and it will be nothing short of a miracle if they can defend the ICC World Cup The economic powerhouse of international cricket is suffering from a rather debilitating poverty: It is not […]

February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments More

India and Malaysia Cheapest Places for Flights

Contributed by a reader Emma Flixton If you’re thinking about flying to India, now seems to be the perfect time if you’re on a budget. A new survey carried out by GoEuro, a travel website based in Berlin, has revealed that the cheapest countries to travel by air in the world are India and Malaysia. According to […]

September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Abbott likely to sign N- deal on 5 Sept., to meet Sachin in Mumbai

 From Rajeev Sharma New Delhi, 4 September: The suspense over the Indo-Australian nuclear safety deal continues as the Australian Prime Minister is reaching here in a few hours. On 5th September a signing ceremony is likely in the Hyderabad House. The Ministry of External Affairs, Joint Secretary (South) Mr. Sanjay Bhattacharya during a press briefing […]

September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments More