What’s on this weekend in Melbourne’s Indian community


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Movies, events and more…


Hindi Films

Student of the Year 2


India’s Most Wanted

De De Pyaar De


Dil Diyan Gallan





Mr Local







The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story




Sat 18 May (4:00pm)
The Backlot Studios – Southbank
Details Roopesh 0435 161 571



Community Iftar Dinner at Brimbank
Fri 17 May Join the festivities for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the Iftar Community Dinner. Delahey Community Centre, 80 Copperfield Drive, Delahey. All are welcome to attend a talk about the traditions and meaning of Ramadan before breaking the fast together over a special halal meal. Details DelaheyCC@brimbank.vic.gov.au or call 03 9249 4900

Dosa dinner
Fri 24 May (6.00pm – 11.00pm)
Geetha & her brother Deepak invite you to Sibling to share the story of Dosa alongside memories and stories of their childhood. 50% of the proceeds from this event will go towards the host venue, Sibling, which is committed to building inclusive community through its volunteer program and charity partnerships. At Sibling Cafe, 611 Nicholson Street, Carlton North. Details here.

Cooking Masterclass- ‘Simple, Tasty, Indian’
Thu 16 May (7.00pm – 9.00pm)
Learn how to cook an entire Indian meal, right from starters to dessert. At Gourmet Living, 17A Anderson St, Templestowe. Details here.

Indian Professionals in Victoria (IPV) A not-for-profit, membership-based and member-owned association that aims to train and support Indian professionals and entrepreneurs through workshops, seminars, webinars and mentoring programs. Membership details www.ipv.org.au

Indian Community Mental Health Support Group
Every First Friday of the month (2.00pm-4.30pm)
For families and carers both who are experiencing mental health concerns. At Yarra Plenty Reginal Library (Mill Park Library), 394 Plenty Rd, Mill Park. Details Carer helpline 1300 554 660 or email carers@mindaustralia.org.au

Indian Young Women’s Group
The Indian Young Women’s Group is organised free by Wyndham Community and Education Centre (Wyndham CEC) every Friday afternoon at the Wyndham Park Primary School, Community Hub Room, Kookaburra Avenue, Werribee. Contact the Wyndham Community and Education Centre, 3 Princes Highway Werribee, wyndhamcec.org.au or call 03 9742 4013

Let’s Feed
A volunteer-driven campaign and fundraising group working to organise activities, source food and deliver it to different agencies and also assist family violence victims with food related needs. Let’s Feed fills food-related gaps in existing services using micro donations. Let’s Feed collects non-perishable food from local groups at temples, participating grocery stores and delivers to Youth Resource Centre, Asylum Seekers Resource Centre and other agencies. Visit: letsfeed.org or email: jasvinder.sidhu@letsfeed.org

Women: Get Active
Every Wednesday (2pm to 3pm)
AFLW North Melbourne Captain, Emma Kearney hosts a free sporting class for multicultural women in Ascot Vale. The class, hosted at Wingate Avenue Community Centre, is a chance for women to come together and get active.
This year, Emma and the class are encouraging women and families of all ages, backgrounds and fitness levels to take part in the Premier’s Active April campaign. The Active April campaign is a Victorian Government initiative that encourages Victorians to sign up and take part in 30 minutes of exercise per day for the month.
Registration is free, and everyone who signs up has access to a host of freebies in their local area. Details www.activeapril.vic.gov.au/


Purbayan Chatterjee in concert with Jay Dabgar
Sat 18 May
(7.00pm – 9.00pm)
Experience Indian Classical music at its finest with a mesmerising performance by the international master of Sitar, Pt. Purbayan Chatterjee, who will perform with the Melbourne-based Tabla whiz, Jay Dabgar. At South Melbourne Town Hall, Fishley Street, South Melbourne. Details here.

Fri 17 May & Sat 18 May (from 7:30pm onwards)
A re-imagination of the dance, music and exotic splendour of the ‘Indian Court’ – this multi-faceted, intersectional feminist performance will weave together poetry, music, dance, spoken word and satire, to ask what the legacies of colonialism really are. Join for a sip of fragrant tea and an enthralling show. At Heritage Room, Tasma Terrace, 6 Parliament Place, East Melbourne. Details here.


Negotiations and Influence in an Asian Context
Mon 18 May (9.00am)
This practical, participatory one-day program combines global perspectives on cross-cultural negotiation with Australian executive insights and reflections from Indian counterparts. At Melbourne CBD. Details here.

How India Works. Caste, community and capitalism
Thu 16 May (6.00pm – 7.30pm)
A talk by Prof. Thomas Blom Hansen, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University, on liberalization of the Indian economy and whether it transformed the social basis of the private sector, or the labor market. At Arts West, The University of Melbourne, Royal Parade, Room 153 (Forum Theatre), Parkville. Details here.


What lies beneath India’s superbug epidemic?
Thu 30 May (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) India is at the centre of one of the world’s most pressing crises: antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Join the Australia India Institute and Global Health Alliance for a Question Marks Seminar to explore how Australia and India can work together to respond to the growing AMR crisis.


Prof Assa Doron, Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies at the College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University

Prof Alex Broom, Co-Director, Practical Justice Initiative, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney.

A/Prof Kirsty Buising, Acting Director, Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Dr Annaliese van Diemen, AMR Policy Advisor, Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.

THE CHAIR: Misha Coleman, Executive Director, Global Health Alliance
LOCATION Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room University of Melbourne 761 Swanston Street, Parkville, University of Melbourne. Details www.aii.unimelb.edu.au


Gurukul Hindi Classes
Connections@Craigieburn, 59 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn VIC 3064. These weekly classes are taught by Manisha Gard and Bhupinder Kahlon. Contact Narinder Garg 0431 123 045 or infothegurukul@gmail.com

Let’s Talk: Conversational English
Practice and develop your English speaking skills in a relaxed small group that has a warm and friendly atmosphere. Meet every Saturday at Werribee Church of Christ, 200 Tarneit Road, Werribee. This is for people who want to gain confidence and practice their English. All are welcome to attend, morning tea is provided and it’s free. Contact 03 9741 6051 or visit werribeechurchofchrist.org

Pronunciation Workshop
1st Sunday of the month
(12.00 noon – 3.00pm)
Are you learning English as a second language and are interested in working on your pronunciation? Join Kaled – a friendly ESL (English as a Second Language) expert who will help you work on your English language skills for free at the Library at The Dock, Activities Room, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands.

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