25 Oct 2005
Stave Waugh made a small mention of CHARINDAA in an
interview with Margret Thorsby on ABC (look for the interview on Thursday 25 October) while talking about his new book (Out of My Comfort Zone). It is quite a long interview and you have to work your way to the 48 min mark to hear the mention of CHARINDAA. But it is there for sure! Steve Waugh also made mention of CHARINDAA on Jon Faine's program on 774 ABC Melbourne on the same day. The link to the Margret Thorby interview is: http://www.abc.net.au/classic/throsby/
25 Sep 2005
Mail from Udayan
12 Sep 2005
The A. R. Rahman concert in Melbourne was reviewed in The Age by Jessica Nicholas.
12 Sep 2005
The Sydney Morning Herald carried a preview of the A. R. Rahman concert in Sydney ("Indian Music Enters a New Dimension").
01 Sep 2005
Shankar Mahadevan performs in Melbourne only.
Due to unavoidable circumstances, Shankar Mahadevan cannot perform in Sydney. He will perform in Melbourne and return to India. His place in the Sydney concert will be taken by Unni Menon who will fly in specifically for the Sydney concert.
03 Aug 2005
"The Qantas-SigarmTV A.R.Rahaman concert is the official fund raising event that
UDAYAN recognises and is proudly supported by Steve Waugh. We at UDAYAN are
extremely pleased to be associated with this mega event in Australia."
The Reverend James G. Stevens, OBE, Founder/Chairman, UDAYAN
18 Jul 2005
Comment from Baz Luhrmann
"I had come to the music of AR Rahman through the emotional and haunting score of 'Bombay'
and the wit and celebration of 'Lagaan'. But the more of AR's music I encountered the more
I was to be amazed at the sheer diversity of styles: from swinging brass bands to triumphant
anthems; from joyous pop to West-End musicals ('Bombay Dreams'). Whatever the style,
AR Rahman's music always possesses a profound sense of humanity and spirit, qualities that
inspire me the most." Baz Luhrmann, noted Film Director, Sydney (Australia), 14-July-2005.
03 Jul 2005
CHARINDAA has secured its second Platinum Sponsor for the A.R. Rahman Concert
Tour. SigaramTV is the premier Tamil television station, that focuses on
broadcasting high-impact, memorable programmes particularly covering the news
(local & worldwide), music, films, light entertainment and current affairs to
the Tamil Community living in Australia and New Zealand.
Dino, the CEO of SigaramTV adds, “We are extremely glad with this association
with CHARINDAA and A.R. Rahman. The A.R. Rahman brand is extremely pure, very
exciting, highly intellectual and extremely innovative. These are values that
SigaramTV associates itself with. In addition, CHARINDAA are promoting this
tour as no Indian arts tour has been promoted before. This is going to be the
biggest Bollywood show Australia has ever seen. So, we are happy to be
associated with the tour as a tour-naming-rights sponsor.
The Tour will now be known as the 'Qantas-SigaramTV A. R. Rahman 3rd Dimension
Tour of Australia, 2005'.
30 Jun 2005
CHARINDAA is pleased to announce that Steve Waugh has agreed to lend support to
the "Qantas-SigaramTV A. R. Rahman
3rd Dimension Tour of Australia, 2005". Steve Waugh, former Captain
of the Australian cricket team, is the Chief Patron of Udayan, the Child Leprosy
Centre in Kolkata, India. Steve Waugh will attend at least one of the
concerts on the Tour.
Tickets for the Qantas-SigaramTV A. R. Rahman 3D tour go on sale from 15 June 2005
29 April 2005
CHARINDAA will organise two ‘Dinner with the Stars’ Evenings (one in Melbourne
and one in Sydney) as a part of its promotion of the Qantas-SigaramTV A. R.
Rahman 3D Tour
of Australia, 2005. Watch this website for further details on ‘Dinner with the
-If you would like more information on the sponsorship of one (or both) Dinner
-If you would like to attend one (or both) Dinner Evening/s
CHARINDAA unveils its inaugural event - the Qantas-SigaramTV A.
R. Rahman 3D Tour of Australia 2005. This Tour is planned in aid of “Udayan”, the child leprosy centre in Kolkata, India. Steve Waugh is the Chief Patron of Udayan.