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Indian farmers continue protest for seventh day as diaspora joins in

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  As protests against three controversial agriculture laws gain momentum in India, many questions have been raised about the impact of these reforms. There’s growing...
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Melbourne Cup 2020: Indian trainer makes $500,000 win

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  2020 will go down as a memorable year for Cranbourne horse trainer Julius Sandhu, and not only because of COVID. This year, he scored his...
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SCG marriage proposal: How Dipen Mandaliya planned it all

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  As if getting down on one knee to propose to your girlfriend isn’t daunting enough, Melbourne’s Dipen Mandaliya decided to up the ante by...

Aayushi Khillan: Youth Champion at the 2020 Melbourne Awards

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  Aayushi Khillan, 19, has won the Youth Champion Award in the prestigious 2020 Melbourne Awards. She was felicitated for her work in the health and...

Recording the histories of Indian ayahs who travelled the world

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  In tracing the relationships between Indians and their colonisers, there’s often one interesting figure who stands out – the Indian ayah. She cared for...
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Even in COVID year, Blacktown Diwali Lights Competition 2020 shines on

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  Despite a ‘distanced Diwali’, the irresistible festive spirit continued this year in NSW with Blacktown City Council’s annual Diwali Lights Competition. Blacktown, the third largest...

NSW restrictions eased in time for Christmas

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  More people will be allowed to gather both at home and in outdoor public spaces, and smaller hospitality venues can increase their capacity under...

A floral Diwali at Cherrybrook

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  The year 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. With the COVID pandemic hitting us in different ways, it’s been a reminder to...

Neighbours win in Diwali lights contest

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  Two lighting designs high on history, culture, craft and sustainability have won the inaugural Indian Link WorldRemit Diwali Light Up Your Home Contest. Manjunath Hukkeri...

Saving Hindi at La Trobe

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  A video message prepared by Dr Ian Woolford of La Trobe University, to save Hindi studies from being terminated due to COVID-caused financial hardships,...
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Vishwarang Australia Festival 2020

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  Literature. Poetry. Art. Music. Drama. Film. Sport. The recently concluded virtual festival Vishwarang 2020 had elements of all of these, as it catered to...
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Sydney Opera House lights up for a (virtual) treat this Diwali

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  In the year of a ‘distanced Diwali’ (a marked change for many Indians used to the patakas and dhamaka from home) it was a...
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A Diwali fireworks spectacular – of a different kind

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  It’s the day before Diwali. Those childhood days are coming back when your folks brought that much-awaited bag of firecrackers home from the shops. Of...
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Madhu Bhaskaran in 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australian awards

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  In a select group of remarkable leaders, RMIT’s Professor Madhu Bhaskaran has stood out to win the Science & Medicine category of the 40...

Meet the young Indians who won $200,000 scholarships to Sydney

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  Fourteen students from India are the winners of a prestigious scholarship to attend the University of Sydney this semester. This marks the second year...

Sydney Indian mum’s Facebook post leads to lawsuit

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We’ve all been there, or at least thought about it – sharing a bad experience with a company on social media for family, friends,...
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Australia India Women in Business chapter launched in Victoria

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Motivating speeches from a panel of women change-makers marked the launch of AIBC’s Australia India Women in Business Victoria chapter, recently. With a blend of...
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Sister Project, empowering women of diverse backgrounds

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Ellenbrook local Tracey Cave had always wanted to do something community-oriented. But it wasn’t until she saw a fellow Mum, who was a migrant...
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Melbourne unlocked: What’s the post-restrictions plan?

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Some excitement about "overpriced gourmet coffee" with some caution about socialising and hygiene - here's how Melbournians are accepting the easing of Melbourne's restrictions...

Top Ten: Festivals Of Light

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The human race has always held a mystical fascination for light, writes FARZANA AHMAD

Indian women diagnosed with breast cancer at younger age

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In a major US study, researchers have found that Indian and Pakistani women are diagnosed with breast cancer, including more aggressive forms of the...

Why pauses are important in migrant women’s lives

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Migration brings a drastic change in the social lives of women, whether it is rural-urban migration within a country, or a move across countries....

Designer Srishti Kaur creates beard-friendly COVID masks

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If many of us find wearing ordinary masks uncomfortable - tugging at the ears, fogging up our glasses, and riding up the nose -...

Qantas flight from Delhi for stranded Aussies

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175 lucky Australians stuck in India will be on a Qantas flight back home from Delhi on 26 Oct, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has...

World Menopause Day: sex is important for middle-aged women

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Today is World Menopause Day, and despite a common belief that women lose interest in sex as they age, a new study shows that...

Melb students create inclusive masks for turbans and hijabs

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Like it or not, masks are here to stay. If you wear a turban or a hijab though, that poses a problem: how do...

Dev, every Indian mother’s delight on Junior MasterChef

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Imagine cooking a lamb Mughlai curry with saffron rice, cucumber raita, coriander chutney, and smoked chicken kebab in 3 hours. Now imagine cooking it...

Indian links in Victoria’s local council elections 2020

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Victoria's 2020 local council elections, during the state's strict coronavirus restrictions, will be conducted by postal vote and will be the largest ever undertaken...

Shashi Kochhar

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The reason Shashi Kochhar is standing for council elections I want to put all the volunteering lessons learnt during last thirty years into work in...

Indian iPhone film ‘Unfateful’ hopes to win big at Oz film fest

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When we think about film shoots, we imagine large sets, expensive camera equipment, vanity vans, and so much more. But Bangalore’s Seby Varghese chose...

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

Emotional Intelligence: 10 ways to improve self awareness

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  Emotional intelligence tends to fuel your performance on the personal front as well as professionally. Right from your self-assurance, empathy and positivity to your...
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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...
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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...