Independence Day: What freedom means to me

This issue we ask our readers to think beyond the usual and tell us what the word ‘freedom’ means to them in a more personal sense, and how it reflects the way they live their own lives in contemporary times.

Breaking down borders

Two Melbourne artists, bringing to the forefront their Indian and Pakistani heritage, present the exhibition Sarhad, only to find the Indo-Pak ‘line’ dissolves in the Australian diaspora

Nobel winning writer V S Naipaul passes away

In a career spanning over five decades, Naipaul penned some 30 books, across literary genres, and established himself as a prominent voice among the writers of his time

Harinath announcement comes at Parliament’s Independence Day event

The oldest parliament in Australia has marked several important calendar events for the state’s Indian community, but it is believed this is the first time the anniversary of India’s Independence was celebrated here.

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly into space from US soil

The goal of the commercial crew programme is safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation to and from the International Space Station from the US through a public-private approach.

AISG talks community issues with Victoria Premier

The roundtable event held at Victoria’s Parliament House provided the Premier insights from members of the Indian community on subjects varying from filming to aged care to employment.

Getting involved in your child’s school

Parent participation, especially in primary school, helps a child fit in better. It increases your child’s confidence because they feel their peers and teachers understand them and their culture better, and also accept and respect it.

Karunanidhi: A colossus in Dravidian politics

He remained the President of the DMK for nearly 50 years, a rare feat in any democratic country. He always sported dark glasses, which became his trademark identity, and in later years a yellow stole, which critics said was against the atheism he preached.
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Australia to ignore India economic boom at its peril

The Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) hosts a discussion of the recently released economic strategy for India. PAWAN LUTHRA reports
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Beyond remittances: A diaspora for development

The Indian Overseas Congress Australia hosts leaders Sachin Pilot and Milind Deora in Sydney. NATASHA JHA BHASKAR reports