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When Hindi lovers gather: Hindi Diwas Celebrations

The Indian Consulate in Sydney hosted Hindi Diwas on 14 Sept. Organised by the Indian Literary and Art Society of Australia (ILASA) and Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Australia, the occasion was dedicated to celebrating the ideals of Mahatma...

Asian pawn-broker arrives in Melbourne

Finding 22-24K, Indian style gold, in the heart of Melbourne CBD is easier now with the recent opening of LuxeStyle by Maxi Cash, Singapore’s established retailer and pawnbroker. Located at Swanston Street, on the ground...

Hindi Diwas at IABBV Hindi School

The Vimla Luthra Memorial Hindi Poetry Competition is a highlight, among other activities including skits, dances and a Gandhi exhibition

RMIT Indian Club marks India’s Independence Day

A friend recently asked if I get goose-bumps while listening to or singing India’s national anthem. Yes, I replied with gusto. We had just finished a ceremony marking India’s 73rd Independence Day at RMIT University, City Campus, organised by...

Kate Tempany’s quest to learn Hindi changed her life

It was 1989; Australians were angry – angry at the rapid growth of American influence all over Australia. It was then that Kate Tempany all of 21 years decided to go to India, that was still...
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Lawson Tanner: How a love for Hindi films led to a love for Hindi

When Lawson Tanner sings Galliyan teri galliyan (the Ankit Tiwari number from the film Ek Villain), you might as well believe he means it as a tribute to Hindi, and to India. Mujhko bhaavein teri galliyan… Lawson first...

Community gathers for a beloved icon: Ganesha festival in Adelaide

He is the most recognized Hindu deity over the world, and within India, certainly the most loved. The elephant-headed pot-bellied God Ganesha has a 10-day festival dedicated to him, and the large-scale celebrations in...

Saare jahan se achcha: Marking India’s Independence Day in Brisbane

A few months ago, social media circulated a viral forward about TIME magazine’s pre-elections article on Narendra Modi, and faced a barrage of criticism over the headline which interestingly labelled him the Divider-in-Chief. It talked about how...

Siddharth Banerjee’s Bengali short film Samparka

  Melbourne based actor-director Siddharth Banerjee recently released his Bengali film Samparka, Australia’s first ever Bengali feature film (65 mins). Samparka (Bengali for relationships), revolves around two couples based in Melbourne, quite opposite to each other. The lead protagonist...

Diana Sinha: Hindi from friends

Melbourne’s Diana Theseira Sinha learnt her Hindi by simply being around native speakers. “At uni I had many Hindi-speaking friends, and they would frequently break out in their language,” the Singapore-born told Indian Link. “I didn’t understand, and...