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Diwali in children’s literature: An engaging book by James Roy

We should all read a kid’s storybook now and then, it has been claimed. Children’s literature is filled with wisdom. It teaches important life lessons - empathy, for instance; the importance of...

A joyous, festive mandala

Ten-year-old Akhash Karthikeyan of Pennant Hills NSW has won this year’s Indian Link Diwali Art Contest in the 8-12 years category. Akhash Karthikeyan: winner of...

Patra: struggles of female artists of South Asian Diaspora, in Melbourne

Reinstating their difference whilst reshaping their sense of belonging five accomplished female artists from the South Asian Diaspora got together to tell their stories in Melbourne, recently. Stage and...

Gandhi at 150: A photographic tribute, and lessons in relevance:

Indians the world over have marked a special Gandhi Jayanti this year, his 150th Sesquicentennial celebrations have taken the form of talks, discussions, film screenings, stage productions, exhibitions and commemorations.

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...

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...

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...

Goa Day celebrations help raise funds in Melbourne

Goan Overseas Association, Victoria event features music and food, plus fund-raising for the needy.