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Thursday, June 24, 2021

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Ask Auntyji: Prayers or service- what’s useful?

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Dear Auntyji Last week I was having meatballs and spaghetti for lunch while sitting in the garden with Kaali Billi and Sher Raja (my pet...
The Gucci kaftan.

Gucci kaftan for $3,500 has Indian Twitter trolling

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  An ensemble now on sale by the global fashion house Gucci described as a "floral embroidery organic linen kaftan" labelled at $3,500 USD (Rupees...
jugad bot to book a Cowin vaccination slot

WATCH: Using a ‘jugad’ bot to book a CoWin vaccination slot

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  In India, vaccination slots are filling up faster than people can book them. The Indian government created a 'lottery' of sorts where people would...
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Ask Auntyji: Should I turn vegetarian after all?

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  Dear Auntyji I am a 45-year-old man who has been a meat eater for 20 years, except for that one time in 2006 when I...

WATCH: How a van told Goans to ‘stay the f*** at home’

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  In Goa, a van drove around Calangute playing a unique jingle to promote staying at home. The jingle goes: Stay the f*** at home Stay the f***...

Auntyji: On smoking and on office politics

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  Dear Auntyji One of my neighbours has been irritating me for the last five years and I really need your help in addressing this problem....
LILLY SINGH AND MAITREYI RAMAKRISHNAN

WATCH: Millennial Lilly Singh and Gen-Z Maitreyi Ramakrishnan bridge the gap

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  Conflicting emojis, pop culture references that nobody gets, and a curious interest in selfies... Is there anything that Gen Z and millennials can agree...
rahul dravid advertisement

WATCH: Bengaluru traffic turns Rahul Dravid into a ‘gunda’

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  Rahul Dravid may be known as a gentleman from the gentleman's game, but 'The Wall' seems to have met his match with Bengaluru's traffic. In...
april fools day

LISTEN: Indian Link Radio’s RJ Swati gets an April Fool’s surprise

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  It created a buzz in our office when India’s latest YouTube sensation Yashraj Mukhate gave us a heart-warming interview this week. What we couldn't...
dog yoga

WATCH: When your dog won’t let you do yoga

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  In our busy lives, it's a blessing to get an hour or two in the day for our personal wellness. Stretch, unwind with some...

Auntyji: On Kareena Kapoor’s baby… and the Royal Family drama

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  Dear Auntyji, So everyone knows that Kareena has had her baby, and she still hasn’t told the world the name of the child. Auntyji, are...
Guess The Song rj ekta

LISTEN: Will you be the one to correctly guess this tune?

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  Are you good with guessing tunes? Keen ear for rhythm and beats? RJ Ekta might've been able to stump you with this one. She recently...
ev and aniket buzzfeed

WATCH: An Indian and an Aussie swap morning routines

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  It might not be fair to compare the lifestyle of an Aussie with the lifestyle of an Indian... but it sure can bring out...
toddler dancing, copying tv

WATCH: Toddler copies TV dance moves

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  Watch as this little kid copies the dance moves of a girl she's watching on the telly! What could go wrong with an excited...
yashraj mukhate remix

WATCH: Yashraj Mukhate’s catchy remix of ‘Pawri Hori Hai’

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  In the last week, there's one desi meme that has stood out more than everything else on the Internet: Pakistani content creator Dananeer Mobeen...
ask auntyji

Auntyji is back: A 2020 briefing and choosing to have kids

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Every breath is a blessing Dear Auntyji It’s been 12 months of COVID and we have not heard a peep out of you. Where have you...
lilly singh whatsapp

WATCH: Lilly Singh reports live from the family WhatsApp group

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  Late-night talk show host Lilly Singh strikes again! This time the comedian 'reports live' from a family WhatsApp group chat. This is probably the one...
Vinita Khilnani

WATCH: Comedian hilariously recreates how desi parents take pictures

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  Ever gone back to your parents' old photo albums, from their childhood to their early days of marriage, and been left wondering: why doesn't...
danish sait brett lee

WATCH: Comedian Danish Sait learns Aussie slang from Brett Lee

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  After previous chats with cricket icons David Warner and Harsha Bhogle, 'Ramamurthy Avre' (one of comedian Danish Sait's many quirky characters) now sits down...
aussie holding magic masala chips

WATCH: An Indian and Aussie swap diets for a day

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  Do you think an Indian can go 24 hours without eating spicy khana? Or even food without tadka masalas? Moreover, how do you think an...
lilly singh

WATCH: Lilly Singh as Sima Taparia in “Indian Matchbreaking”

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  Whether we liked it or not, most of us gave into the Sima Taparia craze during lockdown. Within days, we'd all binged on Netflix's...

WATCH: Aussies try to guess Indian slang

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  Many new migrants have had to quickly learn the local lingo upon arriving in Australia, picking up the ie's and the o's as part...

Memes to celebrate India’s Test series win

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  You've watched the legendary match, now peep these hilarious memes. From Pant to Pujara, SCG to the Gabba, and England to Australia, netizens went...
lilly singh

WATCH: Lilly Singh’s rivalry with her overachieving ‘cousin’, Kamala Harris

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  "Growing up I always got compared to my Indian cousins," shares Lilly Singh, reminding us of those unforgettable sibling rivalries we've all experiences at...
dog swami video

WATCH: Dog ‘blesses’ devotees outside temple in India

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  In a now viral video, a dog stationed outside the Siddhivinayak Temple in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra was spotted shaking hands and 'blessing' devotees as they...
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My first Aussie summer: Battling homesickness (and sunburn)

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  The new year is here, and the summer of 2021 is underway… or is it? As an international student spending my first summer in...

Moving Day for the Trumps

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  Imagine that moving day has finally arrived for the Trumps. It is the morning of 19 January and some well-armed guards are dragging a...

Australian Summer Checklist

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  We may love to hate on the scorching Aussie summer, but every year as December rolls around, out come the classics: thongs, beach blankets,...

How Santa is working out his new route this year

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  It is early December. At this time of year, a certain workshop at the northernmost point of the earth is usually buzzing with activity,...

Inside a wedding in Covid times

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  It is one of the first weddings in the COVID pandemic season. The venue is sparsely decorated - partly with fresh flowers and partly with...

Podcasts

Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

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Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...

Ep 8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s...

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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...
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fiji-baat by salvin kumar book one cover

Fiji-Baat: A children’s series about language and identity

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  Before we got to Fiji, I had never really talked to Nana. Mum would sometimes give me the phone to say hello. I would...
Family showing positive attitude towards their childs' education.

Believing in your child’s academic ability can actually improve grades

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  We have all met the parent who thinks their kid is the next Picasso or Einstein regardless of the evidence. But it’s hard to...
New Zealand team celebrating on field.

India bites the dust in WTC final

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  India folded up feebly; and this paved the way for a famous New Zealand victory in the final of the World Test Championship (WTC)....