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MELBOURNE: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott today said his recent visit to India has strengthened strategic partnership between the two nations. "I recently travelled to India. The visit strengthened the strategic partnership between our two nations," Abbott said.

HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today sought cooperation of Australia in helping the state government build infrastructure projects and strengthen roads and drainage networks.

Mia Wasikowska, the 24-year-old star of "Tracks," wasn't even born when Robyn Davidson made her one-woman, nine-month trek across the Australian outback in 1977. She wasn't alive when a string of producers began trying—and failing—to make a movie based on Ms. Davidson's best-selling memoir about the journey.

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I’ve always thought of film criticism, at least in India, as borderline Jurassic. Not that critics are old-fashioned, but they are in danger of being made irrelevant by the marketing juggernauts of big film studios. Mostly, critics are struggling to remain influential, as public choices for viewing and liking a film are increasingly influenced by marketing blitzes, star cults, social media buzz and the democratization of film criticism— alongside the official critic in print, TV and online, is space for vox pops--everyone is a critic.

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