Indian President His Excellency Ram Nath Kovind arrives in Sydney – the first visit in history by an Indian President to Australia.
ऑस्ट्रेलिया में भारत के राष्ट्रपति श्री राम नाथ कोविन्द का स्वागत है | Picture Credit - Auspic: David Foote
Indian audiences are in for a laugh riot as Australia's largest comedy festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF), is in India for a five-city tour. Four Australian comedians - the relatable and hilarious Mel Buttle, the ideal Aussie comedian Daniel Connell, a stand-up comedian with a surreal take on the everyday Guy Montgomery, and an observational and often-absurd comedian Aaron Chen - are headed to Bengaluru this week after leaving audiences in Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata and Delhi in splits.
23 - 25 November
That Comedy Club: Koramangala, Bengaluru
In the biggest ever showcase of Australian cinema in India, 27 Australian films are being screened aa part of the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF). As the focus country at the festival, Australian films are being presented in three broad categories - 100 Years of Australian Cinema; Contemporary Section and Retrospective of Phillip Noyce. Our High Commissioner also inaugurated a poster exhibition to celebrate 100 years of both the Australian cinema and the West Bengal Cinema. The festival concludes on 17 November.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull released Australia’s India Economic Strategy in Brisbane. The strategy, led by former DFAT Secretary Peter Varghese, is an ambitious plan to grow the economic partnership between India and Australia out to 2035.
Capturing India’s economic transformation (video link or watch below)
Latest speeches by the High Commissioner
- Acting High Commissioner Rod Hilton's remarks at South Asia Power Summit 2018 (16/11/18)
- High Commissioner's remarks at the United Service Institution of India (12/11/18)
- High Commissioner's remarks at the Fourth Water Innovation Summit 2018 convened by CII Triveni Water Institute (04/10/18)
- High Commissioner's remarks on the 'Future of the Australia-India Economic Relationship'(08/08/18)
Latest Press Coverage
- Australia fest in India: World’s third-biggest international comedy event winning over audiences - Financial Express
- Unusual fare of aboriginal tales - Asian Age
- The best of Australia, on show at Kolkata film festival - The Hindu
- Unlike Mumbai, Kolkata still remains very authentic: Garth Davis - Times of India