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Sagarika Venkat is finalist in Young Citizen of the Year award

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  What were you doing when you were 12 years old? Not receiving a ‘Highly Commended’ award on Australia Day, to be sure. Sydney’s Sagarika Venkat was...
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Deepak-Raj Gupta OAM: Community, business and politics

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  Deepak-Raj Gupta has been honoured in this year’s Australia Day Honours with the OAM for service to the community of Canberra. “I feel honoured and...
Daughter-in-law, an Indian restaurant in Melbourne. Image: supplied.

Unique Indian restaurant names in Sydney and Melbourne

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  Move over Curry Houses and Tandoori Diners, there’s a new trend in Indian restaurant names. Over the last two decades, as Indian restaurants have...
Volunteers at RAIN (Resourceful Australian Indian Network) preparing meals for affected community members.

Isolating Indian families find relief in NGOs’ home-cooked meals 

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  As Sydneysiders grapple with the Omicron wave, Kogarah resident Ekta Sharma found herself in a 10-day isolation situation after she and her husband received positive PCR test results just after...
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BrownGirlGang: A social media phenomenon

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  Following your passions is a simple adage that is wrought with complexity for young South Asians. For one, it is never sufficient to simply...
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‘Not second-class citizens’: new film on Indian-Australian family to premiere at Flickerfest

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  For many Indian-Australians, the past year was a difficult one made worse by a problematic travel ban that stopped them from returning to their...

Indo-Oz Calendar 2022

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  If you would like a large image of the 2022 calendar to print, you can download it from here. January 2022 1 - New year's Day 9...
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Indian man, 26, drowns in Christmas Day tragedy in Port Elliot

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  In a tragic incident in Port Elliot, South Australia, an Indian man has drowned after reportedly falling off the rocks into the choppy waters...

15-year-old youth wins Hornsby photo contest

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  15-year-old Aayush Chitnis’ photograph, ‘The Faces of Quarantine’, has won in the ‘Alone Together’ photography competition (Youth Category). The competition, held by the Hornsby...

Amateur golfer Navish Gupta’s ‘Lagaan’ moment

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  Amateur golfer Navish Gupta of the Gold Coast is calling his latest golfing success his Lagaan moment. AT A GLANCE It was a Lagaan type...

Worth reading again from 2021

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COVID I watched on Facetime as a stranger cremated my dad SAGAR MEHROTRA’s application for travel exemption came through in the third attempt. It was too...

‘Receive the newness’: Christmas message from Rev. Radhika

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  Rev. Radhika Sukumar-White, minister in the Uniting Church in Australia, has a heartfelt Christmas message for the community. Video transcript: Hi friends My name is Rev. Radhika...

Maj Gen Nadkarni: looking back at the Bangladesh Liberation War

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  On this day 49 years ago, an unusual war on the Indian subcontinent ended, and a new nation was born. Maj Gen Ranjit Nadkarni...
(Left to right) NSW Australian of the Year Prof. Veena Sahajwalla, WBBL Player of the Tournament Harmanpreet Kaur, Indian Men's cricket team, Pfizer vaccine, and Masterchef Justin Narayan. (Images are freely sourced, collage created on Canva).

Looking back at 2021, the year that was

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  We live in transformational times. Collectively as a society, and perhaps at the individual level, we are stepping into new chapters of our evolution...
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Sydney robbery suspects described as being of Indian Subcontinental appearance

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  NSW Police are looking for two men of Indian Sub-Continental appearance, related to an armed robbery in Sydney. Emergency services were called to a jewellery...
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TiE Melbourne: developing conscious entrepreneurs

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  When Prakash Gupta and his wife Seema migrated to Australia in 2000 as skilled professionals, they were in search of job opportunities. They felt...
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Police investigate armed robbery at Parramatta jewellery store

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  NSW Police are appealing for assistance to locate a vehicle following an armed robbery at a jewellery store at Parramatta. At around 2:35 PM on...
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#LightALife: Pratham Australia raises $20k this Diwali

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  It started off with a simple concept: for every $20 donation, a diya was lit this Diwali. And for every 25 diyas, adding up...

#StopAdani: the movement continues in Sydney

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  The #StopAdani grassroots movement is made up of thousands of individuals and community groups across Australia taking action to stop Indian billionaire Gautam Adani’s...

Grants for NSW multicultural festivals and events

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  The second round of the $400,000 Stronger Together Festivals and Events Grants program is now open for applications. Multicultural communities are encouraged to apply...
Photographer Naidu Kumpatla and his shot of a Laughing Kookaburra tossing her catch. Images supplied

Naidu Kumpatla: Bird Man

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  It’s Sunday night and bird photographer Naidu Kumpatla has just returned to his Perth home from a weekend at Camel Soak in outback WA. The...

$20,000 NSW Government grant for Sikh Mission Centre

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  The Sydney-based Sikh Mission Centre has this week received a grant of $20,000 from the NSW Government. The funding is set to go towards the...
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Parramatta venues listed as possible Omicron exposure sites

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  A fully vaccinated traveller from Doha to Sydney, who had been in southern Africa, could be the fifth confirmed case of Omicron in NSW....

Spicing up Australia: Indian spice crops for farmers

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  Dr Surya Bhattarai, crop physiologist at Central Queensland University (CQU), is currently leading research to assess the agronomic systems required for farmers to adopt...
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Grants to support multicultural community infrastructure in VIC

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  Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence has invited multicultural community organisations to apply for grants to upgrade, renovate or build community facilities. The available grants...

International students: Replacement visas for temporary graduate visa holders

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  Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa holders who have been unable to travel to Australia as a result of COVID-19 international border restrictions will be...
Vinod Daniel. Image supplied

Vinod Daniel: A ‘visionary’ worker

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  “Imagine yourself as a 55-year-old, habitual of going about your day comfortably with a pair of spectacles improving your vision,” says Vinod Daniel. “Think about...

Sydney’s The Ponds: Mobile black spot

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  Reports of poor cell phone reception in The Ponds area of Western Sydney have surfaced, with local residents affected and their daily lives disrupted. Despite...
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Strathfield Council elections: meet candidate Sandy Reddy

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  Sandhya ‘Sandy’ Reddy is the current Strathfield Citizen of the Year, an active member of the Strathfield State Emergency Services, and an enthusiastic volunteer...
Indian High Commissioner Manpreet Vohra.

India’s High Commissioner Manpreet Vohra: ‘Guard against fissures and fault lines’

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  When Manpreet Vohra, India’s High Commissioner to Australia met with members of the Indian community at Sydney, it came with a gentle rap on...

Podcasts

Let’s Talk Boosters: Indian Link podcast

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  In LET'S TALK BOOSTERS, a new podcast series by Indian Link, host Ekta Sharma quizzes Dr Kritman Dhamoon of Blacktown Hospital Sydney about booster...
Frontline worker Parita Patel (inset). Image supplied

‘Serving the community’: COVID testing in remote NSW

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  The past two years have been a rollercoaster of COVID-19 related turmoil; from isolating lockdowns, closed borders, to trying to help Indians in the...

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...
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How accurate is your RAT? 3 scenarios show it’s about more...

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  As Omicron surges through the community, getting the right answer from a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) is not as straightforward as reading one or...
Sagarika Venkat arrangetram

Sagarika Venkat is finalist in Young Citizen of the Year award

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  What were you doing when you were 12 years old? Not receiving a ‘Highly Commended’ award on Australia Day, to be sure. Sydney’s Sagarika Venkat was...
deepak raj gupta oam

Deepak-Raj Gupta OAM: Community, business and politics

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  Deepak-Raj Gupta has been honoured in this year’s Australia Day Honours with the OAM for service to the community of Canberra. “I feel honoured and...