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Biden vows to address Indian-American concerns on H1B visas

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has vowed to address the Indian-American community's concerns related to the H-1B work visa, which President Donald Trump's administration...

Trump paid $145K in taxes to India: Report

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US President Donald Trump or his company paid $145,400 in taxes to India and received $2.3 million from projects there, according to The New...

Pakistan’s Sikhs want rare scripture to be placed in Lahore shrine

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The Sikh community in Pakistan wants a handwritten copy of Guru Granth Sahib, currently on display at a museum in Lahore and estimated to...

Wildlife population has declined by 68% since 1970

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According to WWF's Living Planet Report 2020, global populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have suffered an average two-thirds' decline in less...

Indian-American student represents state at Democratic Party Convention

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A 20-year-old Indian American student represented the state of Maryland at the Democratic Party Convention's roll call to determine the party's presidential nominee. Bianca Shah,...

Kamala Harris picks Indian-American as Press Secretary

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Source: Twitter Kamala Harris, vice presidential candidate to Joe Biden's campaign, has picked Indian-American Sabrina Singh as her Press Secretary. Singh was previously on the...
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Priyanka Chopra's special way of paying tribute to Bryant at Grammys

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Actress Priyanka Chopra paid tribute to the late basketball star Kobe Bryant in a special way at the Grammys. The annual ceremony isn't only focused...
SACE 2019

SACE 2019: Looking back at the last year of school

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Maya Murali 99.10 St Aloysius College  Khevalin Parekh 95.80 Aberfoyle Park High School Reema Madike 99.85 Wilderness School Ayush Lohana 99.15 Saint Ignatius College  Jude Varghese 99.25 Glenunga International High School Swanika Ramkumar 98.5 Adelaide High...
VCE 2019 graduates

VCE 2019: Looking back at the last year of school

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Bhavi Nagar 90.20 Taylors Lakes Secondary College Anavi Chandhok 96.6 Glen Waverley Secondary College Manav Singh 99.20 Melbourne High School With your VCE now done and dusted, you’ve probably had much opportunity to look back at...
CAA

CAA: Supporters and detractors

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The last few weeks saw the bushfires blaze on in most of Australia. Yet small segments within the Indian Australian community chose to fight...
climate change

Climate change on the agenda

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For those from the subcontinent, a high AQI is par for course. Usually ranging from 100 to 200 between Jan and Sept, it can...
sunny Duggal, for the bushfire effected region

Sunny Duggal: Leading a massive community effort to collect and deliver daily essentials for...

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When people were still reeling with the shock of the recent bushfires, this Indian real estate entrepreneur was already on the way to help....

Victoria’s Indian community raises $200,000 for bushfire relief

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With fires still raging in parts of Australia the bushfire event is far from over but the generosity and support from the people continues...
Sanjeevtha and Rahul adopted Koala

How much can a koala bear?

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Sanjeevitha Bhagwat and her son Rahul, of Hyderabad, India, are but two of the many thousands of people across the world who have chosen...
T20 Women World Cup Captain

Harmanpreet to lead India in Women's T20 World Cup

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Star India all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur will lead the 15-member India squad at the upcoming ICC Women's T20 World Cup with Bengal's rookie batswoman Richa...
heart health

Heart health warning as Australians face smoke haze

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As smoke haze continues to blanket parts of the country, the Heart Foundation is urging Australians with conditions such as heart failure, and those...
Indian Connection in the Golden Globe 2020

The Indian links in Golden Globe 2020 Best Picture (Drama), 1917

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There is an Indian connection to Hollywood's Best Film at the 2020 Golden Globes. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes' new war drama 1917, which won...
5 years of Sawan multicultural Spring festival

Sawan Multicultural Spring Festival marks five years

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‘I am because We are’ is a strong message for all generations, and the Sangam Kala Group Australia (SKGA Inc.) celebrates this theme through...
New parent, new baby, new bundle of joy

New Year with a bundle of joy

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Adelaide's newest parents Nisha Wadhwa and Deepak Bajaj started the New Year with a bundle of joy in their hands, newborn baby Analiya. Born...
Scott Morrison cancel his trip to India

Scott Morrison's planned trip to India has been cancelled.

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appeared to confirm Scott Morrison's planned trip to India has been cancelled. In a statement issued hours after the...
Wedding destination

Top 7 Wedding Destinations for 2020

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Weddings have always been one of the most special event of our lives. Most of us start planning our weddings in our head as...

Tender Heart: A novel Indian experience through Katy's eyes

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Indefatigable - a term to describe a person who persists tirelessly. This is the word that comes to mind when I hear of yet...

Gandhi solar park, peace garden inaugurated at UN

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Leaders from around the world joined hands in the spirit of Gandhian universality to inaugurate Gandhi Solar Park - a solar facility and roof...

Dr Gondane takes his leave

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A special event was hosted by the Indian Consulate in Melbourne recently, to bid farewell to Indian High Commissioner Dr. Ajay M. Gondane. During...

Trumps 2020 election tactics via 'Howdy Modi'

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With an eye on next year's elections, US President Donald Trump tried to reset his campaign optics for the immigrant groups, where he has...

40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australians 2019: Indian links

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The inaugural 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australians list was announced this month.  Aiming to recognize the contributions of next generation Australian leaders from Asian backgrounds,...

Way you're playing is a big joke: Medvedev to Nadal

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  World No. 2 Rafael Nadal was in tears after clinching his 19th Grand Slam title at the US Open. The King of Clay, earned...
Google launches new policy to ban unproven medical techniques

Google to ban ads for unproven medical techniques

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Under a new health care and medicines policy, Google has announced to ban online ads for 'unproven or experimental medical techniques,' such as most stem cell therapy, cellular (non-stem) therapy and gene therapy. This new policy will prohibit ads selling treatments that have no established biomedical or scientific basis.

I just become myself in Hindi: Ian Woolford

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When Ian Woolford feels stressed, he takes a walk in the bush and recites Hindi poetry. He looks at the Hindi letter ksha and is reminded...

Gandhi at my school: a tribute by Darcy Road Public School

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Eighty nine years after Mahatma Gandhi performed his Salt March in defiance against the oppressive regime of the British in India, a small school community in...

Podcasts

Ep8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s life

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To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

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  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

Ep 6: The Indian LGBTQ+ community in 2020

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  It’s been two years since the world’s largest democracy repealed the draconian Section 377 which used to allow discrimination against homosexual people. Only this...

Latest News

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US teen Gitanjali Rao is TIME’s first ever ‘Kid of the...

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  TIME magazine has put an Indian American teen scientist and inventor Gitanjali Rao on its first ever 'Kid of the Year' cover. The fifteen-year-old was...
CONCORDIA-UNIVERSITY

Guru Nanak Chair set up at Canada’s Concordia University

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To mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, the Concordia University in Montreal has set up a...

Cross Your Heart, Take My Name by Novoneel Chakraborty: A review

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  Cross Your Heart, Take My Name is a rare Indian book to explore the psychological impact of social media, especially Instagram. Garv Roy Gill and...