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An Indian–Australian Affair: The Passionof Louise Lightfoot

By at October 31, 2014 | 7:55 pm | 0 Comment

An Indian–Australian Affair: The Passionof Louise Lightfoot

An Australian ballet teacher’s love of Indian dance helped bring two cultures together. In the 19th century, during the British Raj, India attracted many curious and enthusiastic Australian travellers. Australians had been attracted to Indian curios, artworks, colourful clothes, and paintings of grand Indian palaces and bazaars; and the great Intercolonial Exhibition more...

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Melbourne’s Indian Film Festival needs to strengthen its ties

By at May 7, 2014 | 3:53 pm | 0 Comment

Melbourne’s Indian Film Festival needs to strengthen its ties

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) kicked off with Bollywood’s cult classic curry-western Sholay in 3D format. This year IFFM is screening 46 films from four countries in 17 languages, including Urdu, Nepalese, Himachli, Sinhala, and Sherdukpen. It’s the biggest film festival of its type in the southern hemisphere – but it’s attracted criticism from some more...

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A view to lead India: who are the candidates?

By at March 24, 2014 | 2:42 pm | 0 Comment

A view to lead India: who are the candidates?

India will go to the polls from April 5 to May 12 to choose between three party leaders for its next prime minister. The first is a seasoned politician and three-time chief minister, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP, or Indian People’s Party) Narendra Modi. The second is a youth icon without experience in governance, Indian National Congress’ Rahul Gandhi. Finally, more...

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