Day: November 8, 2019

King George Square vibrates with Bollywood beats and Diwali celebrations

King George Square reverberated with the sounds of Bollywood and Indian dance and music on the night of October 25 as the festivities during Diwali 2019, The Indian Festival of Lights, organised by the Federation of Indian Communities of Queensland (FICQ), the largest non-profit umbrella organisation of the Indian communities in Australia, went underway. The grand open-air show featuring Bollywood dances, cultural performances and Indian food was attended by a multitude of Indian diaspora members. Distinguished community leaders, high-profile politicians as well as the who’s who of the Indian community in the city were also present at the much-awaited...

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Multicultural fashion show celebrates Queensland’s diverse cultures

The Red Carpet Function’s (RCF) Multicultural Fashion Show was held on October 26 at Saint John’s Cathedral in Brisbane. It was a spectacular night of fashion and performances from different countries. Besides celebrating multiculturalism in Australia, the event provided the perfect opportunity to the participants and attendees to network with other multicultural leaders, business people, media and performers. MC for the event were Prakruti Mysore Gururaj, who is also the multicultural ambassador of Red Carpet Functions, and Surendra Prasad, president of FSCAQ. Since 2015, RCF has been providing a unique platform to independent designers, models, performers and artists belonging...

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First Muslim woman in Virginia Senate from teaching family

Hyderabad, Nov 7 (IANS) Ghazala Hashmi, who made history by becoming first Muslim woman to be elected to Virginia State Senate, hails from a family of educationists in Hyderabad. Migrating to the United States with her family when she was just four, the Indian-American scored a stunning victory over sitting Republican Senator Glen Sturtevant. The 55-year-old, a Democrat, was elected from Virginia’s 10th Senate District to become the first Muslim-American woman to serve in the State Senate. Aformer literature professor and former director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning at Reynolds Community College, Richmond, she served...

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