Most Common Birds of Australia

Most Common Birds of Australia

Australia and its territories have 898 recorded bird species. Climate change is a serious concern and it is expected that around 10% of the species will become extinct because of climate change by 2100. Below is a list of most common Australian birds found in Australian cities and suburbs. This list is not a complete […]

After “Why This Kolaveri Di”, “Jimikki Kammal” conquers India

After “Why This Kolaveri Di”, “Jimikki Kammal” conquers India

In 2011, “Why This Kolaveri Di” a song from the soundtrack of Tamil film, ‘3’, written and sung by Dhanush conquered India.  This instant viral hit became the most searched Youtube Video in India at that time.  The song with Tanglish (Tamil and English) lyrics, which was released in 21st November 2011, within weeks had […]

Famous Foreign singers who sing Bollywood songs better than Indians

Famous Foreign singers who sing Bollywood songs better than Indians

When we say ‘India’, the first thing that comes to our mind is colours. The vivid colours of India. India is happiness. India is festivals. India is a song that never ends. India is a music that transcends. We say Music has no language. Music has a language – The language of love and purity. […]

Bathukamma

Bathukamma

With the formation of Telangana state on 2nd June 2014, once neglected customs and traditions of the people of Telangana has come to the forefront with pomp.  The nine-day celebration of Bathukamma, is poised to become the face of the new found Telangana identity.  The literal meaning of Bathukamma is “Come Alive Mother”.  But there […]

A Warburton Nostalgia

A Warburton Nostalgia

  It is nearly third week of August and I could hear the Spring knocking my doors. But the chilli winter is not over yet and I really didn’t want to go on blaming the funny Melbourne weather again for sitting closed up at home. Where should I head for a short weekend trip at […]

Navratri

Navratri

Introduction Shakti is a Hindu concept which regards the feminine aspect of divinity supreme and considers all other forms its manifestations. In Shaivism it is feminine aspect of Shiva, which is manifested as Parvati and the concept of Ardhanareeswara which treats it in equal footing. The ‘Tridevi’ concept worships the feminine side of Trimurtis, Brahma, […]

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesha Chaturthi is a ten day, Hindu festival to celebrate the birth of Ganesa, the elephant headed God.  The festival begins on the fourth day of Hindu Calendar Bhadrapada. Ganesa, the lord of wisdom and the remover of obstacles is a very important deity in Hinduism. Ganesa is also known as Vigneswara, as the name […]

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is an Indian festival to celebrate love and duty between brothers and sisters.  It is observed in the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shraavan .  Shraavan is considered as a holy month, as many Hindu festivals like Krishna Janmashtami, Narali Poornima, Naga panchami, Basava Panchami, Avani Avittam and Pavithra Ekadashi […]

Karwa Chauth

Karwa Chauth

An Advertisement for Karwa Chauth Celebration in Australia Karwa Chauth is an Indian celebration which has no parallel anywhere else in the world. It is a ritualistic celebration,  where woman pray for the well being of her husband. On the fourth day after the full moon in the Hindu calendar month of Karthik, Indian woman […]