Cricket is an integral part of both India and Australia’s cultural fabric. Being the most popular sport in each country, it unifies both nations in a way that no other sport does. Keeping the test format series as the background, Victorian Government partnered with Cricket Australia to deliver a free, three-day community and cultural festival coinciding with the Australia vs India Boxing Day Test in Melbourne at the iconic MCG on 23, 26 and 27 December.
Tourism Australia in India has kicked of it's content partnership with Vogue and Conde Nast Traveller. Expected to reach over 9.7 million consumers, the articles will be published between Jan to Apr 2019.
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New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) India held its annual graduation ceremony with the largest ever contingent of early childhood education graduates in Mumbai on 21 October. Fifty graduates were awarded with qualifications ranging from certificate to postgraduate levels. NZTC Chief Executive Selena Fox (in photo) travelled from New Zealand to attend it. Forum Mehta and Ashwini Vadiraj Murad from India and Nadeesha Yurangi Liyana Arachchige from Sri Lanka received the Most Outstanding Student awards for their respective early childhood education qualifications, while Rachael Hate from India won the Treasured Values award.
The January 2019 issue of the bi-monthly newsletter, the ‘Kia ora!,’ from the New Zealand High Commission to India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka has been released.
Australian cost management advisory services firm WT Partnership’s success in India is built around its market entry strategy and careful targeting of customers. In just three years, the company has almost 100 staff and associations with India’s leading businesses.
WT Partnership (WTP) is a 70-year-old organisation providing advisory and risk management services, infrastructure and construction cost management, quantity surveying, and building and engineering cost management for real estate, construction and infrastructure projects. The company employs 1,800 people in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.
India is experiencing a spate of lifestyle changes and a corresponding rise in lifestyle diseases, including diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and cardiovascular problems. This has increased the demand for nutritional supplements among upper and middle-class consumers. Nutraceutical intake is growing in popularity as consumers look for products to boost energy and health. The demand for dietary supplements such as tablets, capsules, powders, liquids, soft caps and soft gels is increasing.
The India New Zealand Business Council launch the inaugural edition of their Kia Ora Magazine available online here.
More than half a million people of Indian descent live in Australia and New Zealand. The history of the Indian diaspora in these countries is older than many might imagine, going back 250 years.
Indians are today widely acknowledged as a successful ethnic community that makes significant contributions to their host societies and economies. Yet, although Indian migration to North America and the United Kingdom has been studied extensively, the Australian and New Zealand stories have rarely been told.
Read this article in the Conversation here.
Read original article on the Economic Times website here.
In a big boost for NDA government, India climbed another 23 points in the World Bank’s ease of doing business index to 77th place, becoming the top ranked country in South Asia for the first time and third among the BRICS.
In the last two years the country has climbed 53 notches, a performance matched in the past only by Bhutan. The biggest gain was in construction permit where India climbed 129 ranks to 52nd place on the back of targeted government effort to remove hurdles.
Read the original article on the SBS (Hindi) website here.
The iconic Sydney Opera House was lit up in a golden orange to mark Diwali, the festival of lights.
For the fifth year in a row, the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House turned gold to mark the most widely celebrated Hindu festival, Diwali.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams hosted a community reception at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Tuesday evening to celebrate the occasion which was attended by Consul General of India in Sydney Mr B. Vanlalvawna, Dr GK Harinath, the chair of Multicultural NSW and many other dignitaries from the Indian community.
New ANZBAI corporate member, Michelle Wade, Commissioner South Asia for Victorian government provides an update on Victoria’s strong relationship with India and the state government’s Victoria India Strategy.
Victoria is home to Australia’s largest Indian diaspora and with 40,000 Indian students studying in the state at any time has double the student population to the next nearest state of Australia.
It’s coming up to that time of year again when Memberships for ANZBAI are due! Enjoy the benefits of a close network, social events and discounts by becoming a member today! Renew your membership by end of April.
ANZBAI members were invited to a special event where the Asia Society India Centre had the pleasure of hosting Her Excellency, Harinder Sidhu, the recently appointed Australian High Commissioner to India along with Mr Gaurav Gupta, Managing Director and Head-Macquarie Capital India for a discussion on Australia’s view of Asia.
Australian Consulate General in Mumbai is delighted to invite you to a talk on Role of Blockchain Technology in Digital Disruption by Associate Professor V. Muthukkumarasamy from Griffith University on 6 February 2019 from 18:30 onwards at Petit Salon Matisse, Sofitel Hotel, BKC.
Former Australian test cricketer and Founder of Venture India, Michael Kasprowicz will be the MC for the evening and available for networking.
Sunday, 27th January (12noon - 4pm)
At Estella Restaurant, in Juhu.
Join the ANZBAI and the Australian and New Zealand community at our annual ‘Triple Celebration!’
Australia Day // Republic Day // Waitangi Day
As we celebrate unity and togetherness of our three great countries.
South Australia’s Slingsby Theatre Company presents emotionally challenging and engaging storytelling in rich live theatrical realms. Slingsby’s original productions are crafted to challenge and inspire adult and older family audiences.
Slingsby will bring its award-winning production of Emil and The Detectives to India in January 2019, along with a series of workshops. In Slingsby’s signature intimate theatrical style, Emil and The Detectives is told by two skilled actors immersed in smoke and mirrors, miniature worlds and a cinematic score.
The Oberoi, Mumbai is proud to welcome, Executive Chefs Olivier Chardigny and Florent Maréchau from the acclaimed Georges Blanc restaurant, awarded the third star by the Michelin Guide in 1981 and also the recipient of four torques by the Gault Et Millau restaurant guide, between 17th January to 20th January, 2019.
Eat, drink and be merry with ANZBAI
We're looking forward to seeing you all again at our ANZBAI Christmas Brunch.
So join us on Sunday, 16 December from 12-4pm at the Celini & Soma, Hotel Grand Hyatt.
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