Saturday, 18 January, 2020

International Profile

Indian Arts Council – New York


Singer/songwriter/composer Paul Williams and jazz piano icon and composer Kenny Ascher, famous for co-writing the Oscar-nominated song “Rainbow Connection” from The Muppet Movie, will reunite on stage to recreate their award-wining musical magic for the Indo-American Art Council’s (IAAC) 15thAnniversary Gala at the Angel Oresanz Foundation for the Performing Arts (172 Norfolk Street, Lower East Side, Manhattan). At the breath-taking ... Read More »

India’s 67th Independence Day

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Celebrations in New York Indian social activist Anna Hazare and Bollywood star Vidya Balan came together and led America’s largest India Day Parade in Manhattan as Indians in New York waved the country’s tri-color flags celebrating India’s Independence Day. The 33rd Annual India Day Parade down Madison Avenue on Sunday featured 40 colourful floats, marching bands, convertibles and thousands of ... Read More »

Nando’s Comedy Festival – David Kau


One of the most sought-after comedians in South Africa, David Kau’s name is synonymous with many firsts. He stormed onto the scene with a performance at the 1998 Smirnoff Comedy Festival in Cape Town, 1998, becoming the first black stand-up comedian on this coveted comedy stage. Born in Kroonstad, David began to study electrical engineering in 1995 before dropping it ... Read More »



Q: Tell us about your childhood, where you grew up, what were you like as a child and a bit about your family background. A: I grew up in Lenasia with my parents and three siblings; there was nothing really in Lenasia except two schools and dust all around, so I lived in my imagination a lot, dreaming of distant ... Read More »

Stephan Claassen

  What it’s like to live in the mystical nation of India? This country is sometimes known as the land of extremes: it’s extremely large, extremely civilized, and extremely diverse in terms of population, natural attractions, and weather. The people are deeply religious, highly cultured, and good-natured. We found  it’s extremely exciting to know about what motivated Stephan Claassen, a ... Read More »

Delhi 2010


  Download the special feature in SUTRA Magazine Courtesy: Incredible India. (Click the link at the end of the article) Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi announced that around 7000 athletes and team officials from 71 nations and territories will make next month’s Games the biggest in the history of the Commonwealth Games. There were approximately 5,800 athletes and team ... Read More »

Vikram Doraiswami


  The new Indian Consul-General of Johannesburg answers questions about his life, his family and his job. Childhood and family, work and inspiration: Life has always been on the move for me: we never really lived in one place forever, as so many others have. My father was in the Air Force and we moved almost like clockwork every few ... Read More »

M.K. Angajan

  Tell us about your parents and siblings (if any), your childhood and your place you know as home. “I was born in a little village called Alachery, in Kannur District of Kerala. My parents had a very poor and humble lifestyle, but as it is common in village life they were rich with sound values. I am the youngest ... Read More »

An Unsung Hero – Mosie Moolla Part 1


The Editor-in-Chief of SUTRA spent time with him to hear his phenomenal story as related hereunder. (This will be a multi-part exclusive that will cover the freedom struggle in South Africa as seen through the eyes of Mr. Moolla) Mosie Moolla was one of the 156 accused in the South African Treason Trial of 1956-1961. Among his co-accused were giants ... Read More »

An Unsung Hero – Mosie Moolla Part 2


Twenty leaders of the Congress movement were formally charged under the Suppression of Communism Act. As an act of solidarity with its leaders, the Transvaal Indian Youth Congress (TIYC) organized scholars of the Johannesburg Indian High School to march to the Regional Court in Fox Street where the trial was being held. Nearly 500 students participated in the demonstration out ... Read More »

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