Telstra Bollywood Dance Competition 2017 dazzles Melbourne

Monday 14 August, 2017: The Telstra Bollywood Dance Competition (TBDC), a signature event of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), returned to Melbourne’s Federation Square over the weekend with Bollywood celebrity judges and...

AIAS welcomes Indian High Commissioner to Graduation Ceremony

The Indian High Commissioner, Dr. A.M. Godane and the Honorary Consul General, Mrs. A Singh were in Brisbane recently to attend the graduation ceremony of the Australasian Institute of Ayurvedic Studies. The function was...

“Indians should strive to reach to the very top of their organisations” FICQ hosts...

Dr Indrani Ganguly, Public Relations Officer, FICQ Inc.‘Indians should stop frittering their energies and focus on reaching the top of their organisations like the India-born CEOs in the USA such as Sundar Pichai, the CEO...

Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama in Brisbane

FIJIAN Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama may be a once-feared coup leader but he warmly had Queenslanders eating out of his hand during a speech in Brisbane.Professing his love for the victorious Queensland State of...

Kannada Sangha of Queensland Inc. welcomes the new Executive Committee of 2017-2018

Courtesy Prakruthi Mysore GururajPresident, Kannada Sangha Queensland Inc.KANNADA Sangha of Queensland Inc. (KSQ), takes immense pleasure in announcing the new Executive Team for 2017-18.* President - Mrs. Prakruthi Mysore Gururaj* Vice President – Mr. Arun...

Shirdi on the streets of Brisbane

Courtesy Marina ChandON 8 July the streets around Virginia were abuzz with dancing, drumming and singing.  To celebrate Guru Poornima, Sai Saileshwara Temple organised a high energy and joyous palki celebration. More than 550...

A tribute to Lord Shiva by Nritya Bharati School of Kathak Dance

NRITYA Bharati School of Kathak Dance is run by Namita Debroy, who has been interested in Music and dance from a very young age. She completed her Visharad in Kathak from Lucknow University. Besides...

Sarvam Sarvamayam a memorable evening for Brisbane Rasikas (audiences)

LED by Guru Padmalakshmi Sriram, the 4th annual concert held on 2nd July of her dance school Lalitha Kalalaya, saw over 78 students perform to 20 different songs on the theme - "Sarvam Sarvamayam,...

South of the Border Records presents Cultural Event 2017

RAVI Singh, Head of SBR curated a night of music from around the world with acts ranging from Indian Classical Music all the way through to contemporary western music at BEMAC on 15th July.The...

Brisbane Fiji Rotarians changeover dinner night

AS far as Rotary changeover dinners are concerned, this was a big one!!The combined changeover dinner of Rotary Club of Brisbane International (RCBI) and the Rotary Club of Wishart (RCW) was held at the...

30th Anniversary Tamil Program Radio4EB

By Mr. Siva KailasamTHE Tamil Language Group of Radio 4EB is known as “Tamil Oli” celebrated their 30th Anniversary of "Tamil-Oli" Program on 17th of June with a range of cultural performances. This is...

Fiji Senior Citizens Association of Qld Inc News

THE FSCAQ is pleased to announce that we have a building at 24 Arnwood Place, Annerley. After over four years of negotiation with Brisbane City Council and providing them with our past experience in...

Siddhartha the musical

SIDDHARTHA the musical, depicting the Life of Sakyamuni Buddha played at QPAC on 16th and 17th June. The performances were completely houseful. The musical was presented in English, the main artists were from The...

Sanatan Queensland secures land in Logan City

SANATAN Queensland has secured two and a half acres of prime land in the bustling Logan City precinct. The property is located at 550 Wembley Road, Berrinba. The property was chosen for its location...

Indian Support Center Inc 2nd Anniversary Fund Raising Event

 THE Indian Support Centre Inc (ISC) has just completed two years. To celebrate the successful completion of its two years since incorporation in March 2015, the ISC organised a Fund Raising Event on 4th...

GOPIO Queensland’s Bollywood Karaoke and Trivia Night

GOPIO Queensland’s Bollywood Trivia and Karaoke night was a sold-out success. Held at delights of Paradise Indian Restaurant the fun filled function attracted a capacity crowd. Jess Kumar as the coordinator did a wonderful...

GOPIO Qld India Day Fair 2017 Launch fundraiser

GOPIO Qld launched India Day Fair 2017 at Michaels’ Oriental Restaurant in Eight Miles plains. The event was also a fundraiser for India Day Fair 2017. With increasing cost and decreasing grants, GOPIO Queensland...

GOPIO Qld hosts civic reception for Fiji’s High Commissioner His Excellency, Yogesh Punja

BRISBANE 22nd May: GOPIO Qld in conjunction with Queensland Fijian Community, hosted a civic reception for His Excellency Yogesh Punja at Queensland Multicultural Centre, 102 Main Street Kangaroo Point. This was the first official...

GOPIO Queensland’s annual Girmit Diwas

By Umesh ChandraGOPIO Qld commemorates Girmit Diwas every year on 14th of May, 14th of 1879 was when the first shipload of indentured Indian labourers arrived in Fiji aboard Leonidas; the significance of the...

Speak Out Against Domestic Violence with Friends With Dignity and the Red Carpet Functions

Courtesy Reena AugustineOn Saturday, 21st May, Red Carpet Functions (RCF) joined Friends with Dignity in their mission to spread awareness for the 2017 "Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month". Friends With Dignity is a...

Bihar Jharkhand Sabha of Australia & New Zealand launched in Auckland, New Zealand

A CHAPTER was created in the history of New Zealand when non-residents from the Indian state of Bihar and Jharkhand congregated and launched a formal community body ‘Bihar Jharkhand Sabha of Australia and New...

Fashion Parade at the Southbank Buddha Birthday Festival 2017

Courtesy Reena AugustineTHE Buddha Birthday Festival is a 20-year-old Brisbane tradition, celebrating peace and happiness on Earth. This event invites everyone from all races, religions and backgrounds to enjoy the festivities, and learn more...

Queensland Chapters of Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) of Australia and Hindu Swayamsewak Sangh (HSS)...

THE VHP Australia Qld Chapter and the HSS Australia Qld Chapter have been jointly conducting the Hindu Heritage Camp for Children annually since 2010. Over the years, on average, 45 children attend the Camp...

Gayatri Mahayaj at Queensland Vedic Cultural Centre – APSQ

Courtesy APSQTHE Sabha organised a very successful Gayatri Mahayaj for fundraising and Building Project Launch on May 28, 2017.The Gayatri Mahayaj was performed by close to 250 people and it was great to see...

Queensland Women’s Interfaith Forum about Domestic Violence

ON 31st May 2017, the Islamic Women’s Association of Australia (formerly known as IWAQ) and JK Diversity Consultants held the first Queensland Women's Interfaith forum about Domestic & Family Violence (DFV). The forum featured...

JET Australia Foundation – H.H. Sri Sri Sri Tridandi Chinna Srimannarayana Ramanuja Jeeyar Swamiji...

Courtesy JET Australia Foundation / Brisbane ChapterIN February 2017, H.H. Sri Sri Sri Tridandi Chinna Srimannarayana Ramanuja Jeeyar Swamiji graced Brisbane with his divine presence for the fourth time. Leaving India after performing Prana Prathishttas for...

Kerala Association of Townsville (KAT) Inc raise over $10,000 for Leukaemia foundation

KERALA Association of Townsville (KAT) Inc. organised an Indian dinner night and World Greatest Shave on Saturday 11th March at Lynch Family Hall, Cranbrook Townsville. 20 people from the Kerala Association of Townville Inc...

Glamour and Glitz at UQISS charity Gala Dinner

Normally at a university student’s function, one can expect a party out of control with lots of noise and chaos, that’s just how stereotypical we are. University of Queensland Indian Students Society proved everyone...

Chinmaya Mission Brisbane – Balvihar Camp Summary

Contributed by: Yogesh SubramanianChinmaya Mission Brisbane held its annual children’s holiday camp on “Lord Ganesha – Success Giver” with Swami Shrikarananda at Acacia Ridge Community Hall on 28th/29th June 2016.  The children had a...

Radio 4EB annual Dinner and dance

EBAQ, Radio 4EB held its annual dinner and dance night on 23rd July at Marymac Community hall in Annerley, which has been traditionally the desired venue for this event. The dinner dance has grown...

Brisbane’s Non Stop party with Neha and Tony Kakkar

SHE came, she performed, she captivated! When we talk about Bollywood artists, there are performers and then there are performers. Yes, Neha and Tony Kakkar really captivated Brisbane Audience. The Tivoli, an old landmark...

Ek Shaam Kanha Ke Naam – a successful event by Divya Jyothi Jagrati Sansthan

DIVYA Jyothi Jagrati Sansthan (Australia, Brisbane Branch), under the very able leadership of Sanjiv Sharma held a very successful event “Ek Shaam Kanha ke Naam” at Queensland Multicultural Centre on 31st July 2016.The event...

“The Quest for Health and Happiness” – Free talks by Swami Swaroopananda

AS we celebrate the birth centenary year of Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda, Brisbane was lucky to host  talks by Swami Swaroopananda on “The Quest for Health and Happiness” at the BEMAC Auditorium on the 29th...

Sri Tallapaka Annamacarya’s 608th birthday

ON first of May on the occasion of Sri Tallapaka Annamacarya’s 608th birthday a devotional musical program was held at Shree Laxmi Narayan Temple in Burbank. Many talented local singers and musicians took part...

Nachiketa Musical Night by Bengali Society of Queensland

BENGALI Society of Queensland, presented a live musical concert by Nachiketa Chakraborty, who is a legendary urban folk Bengali singer. He has achieved a lot of feat throughout his illustrious career in Bengali music...

Chithirai Kalai Vizha New Year Celebrations

VARNAM Cultural Society (QLD) Inc. kick started the Tamil Month of Chithirai in a grand manner with a Grand Chithirai Kalai Vizha New Year Celebrations at St.John’s Anglican College, Forest Lake. The event started...

Kairali Brisbane Celebrates Vishu and Easter

KAIRALI Brisbane, an association of professional people from Indian particularly from the South Western coastal state of Kerela. The group came together in 2008, but it 2009 and when the association was registered. Kairali...

G20 Interfaith Summit—Pacific Regional Preconference

G20 Interfaith Summit pre-conference was held at Pacific Theological College in Suva Fiji from second till fourth May. The summit began with a traditional feast and friendly Fijian welcome including the Island style song...

Brisbane Indian Times and Australian Indian Radio celebrated Navwarsh Mela at Banyo Bandstand

THE second Navwarsh celebration was held in a festival manner at Banyo Memorial Park on 23rd April 2016. The first one was held in a school hall, but this second year it was shifted...

Queensland Day Award – Local Heroes recognised

Courtesy Ramanathan KaruppiahQUEENSLAND Day Community Award - Our Local Heroes was presented to Palanichamy O. Thevar for his outstanding contribution to the local and Queensland community by the Queensland Premier Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP...

GOPIO Qld Chapter News…

GOPIO Queensland chapter, as usual has been progressively active with community activities. 14th May saw the commemorative function in the memory of the First Indian to have arrived on the shores of Fiji Islands....

Vishnu Maya Mandir progress report

NORTH Mclean, Vishnu Maya Mandir continues to make significant progress with a very ambitious (Vishal) Mandir project situated at 86 Scott Lane, North McLean. The project has come a long way with the completion...

‘Geeta at a Glance’ with Swami Swaroopanada, Chinmaya Mission

By Anushree BalachandranSWAMI Swaroopananda enthralled the spiritual seekers of Brisbane over five days, between the 21st and 25th of April, on the topic ‘Geeta at a Glance’. The Bhagvad Geeta is an extensive text...

Devotees perform Navgraha Maha Yagna at Shree Vishnu Maya Mandir

 Courtesy Devika MaharajSHREE Vishnu Maya Mandir performed Navgraha Maha Yagna on the 17 May. Dharam Guru Acharya Pt. Ram Harash Tripathi Ji performed the yagna together with other priests and all  devotees that were...

Tuesday Ramayana Group completes Ramayana recital for a fourth time

THE Tuesday Ramayana group has been holding Ramayana recital at Gayatri Mandir, 178 Lyndhurst Road Boondall since 1991, the prayer group meets every Tuesday without fail, rain hail or shine. Until last year Master...

Mehfil, a musical evening…

A MUSICAL evening, “Mehfil” concert was held on Saturday 23 May at BBQ Tonight Cafe and Restaurant. The program was organised by Mr Wasim Malik, Owner/Manager of the BBQ Tonight Restaurant at Upper Mount Gravatt. Headed...

Miss and Mrs Punjaban Queensland 2015 crowned

BRISBANE: On April 19th 2015 the 2015 Miss and Mrs Punjaban contest was held at Cavendish Road State High School. The event was presented by Sanjhi Awaj Radio. The contestants were judged on various rounds,...

Air Launched under the stars

Australian Indian Radio was launched under the stars on the roof top of Brisbane Sudima Suites on January 29th. Australian Indian Radio in an extension of Brisbane Indian Times and will compliment the successful...