This October, it’s Bollywood and blockchain


Between 28 October and 9 November, Australia will get a chance to experience the glamour and glitter of Bollywood as the theatrical spectacle The Merchants of Bollywood; begins its tour of the country.  The show features a cast of more than 30 performers direct from Film City Mumbai—the home of Bollywood cinema.

Since launching The Merchants of Bollywood 15 years ago the show has had worldwide success playing to more than 2 million patrons, 4 sold out London shows followed by sell-out performances in the U.S, Europe and South East Asia, according to executive producer and creative director Mark Brady. The performance features songs from Bollywood blockbusters, 2,500 glittering hand-crafted costumes and an astonishing 5,000 pieces of jewellery.

Lead artist Carol Furtado says the show has an international appeal because it is truly multicultural—the show’s producers are Australians, the director’s English, the cast is Indian and the crew is a mix of Europeans, Americans and South Asians.

While stages across Australia will light up with Bollywood, an exhibition that throws light on the life of Mahatma Gandhi will be displayed for the first time in Australia.

A Perth-based organisation, Borderless Gandhi, together with the State Government of Western Australia, Perth Airport, the Pan Pacific Hotel, and a host of local businesses, have teamed up to present Gandhi’s life in colour to the people of Western Australia.  ‘Borderless Gandhi Presents Mahatma in Colour’ is an exhibition of handpicked, digitally restored photographs taken throughout Gandhi’s life, and now coloured to give a true historical representation of the events captured. Perth is the first Australian city to host a unique collection of colour photographs of Mahatma Gandhi.

Public can visit the exhibition at Parliament House, Perth Airport T1 and the Pan Pacific Hotel in Perth’s CBD through to 9 November.

November is also that time of year again when the Indian Executive Awards will be hosted. This year the keynote speaker is Jamie Skella, the co-founder of Horizon State. He will speak about his journey in blockchain and its future in the tech world. Technologist and strategist Skella, Winner of the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award, will also speak about how he created his digital ballot box, which aims to make the process of voting more transparent. The IEC Awards will be held on 17 November, at Langham. The main sponsor of the IEC Awards is Coin Centric, Australia’s fastest growing crypto exchange.


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