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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Melbourne

Amit Singh on the 40 Under 40 Asian Australians list for 2021

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  Amit Singh, a Managing Director at Accenture, knows more about influence than most, having advised the likes of Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard on...
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Next round of $50K for Hindu community celebrations now open

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  Applications open today for Hindu community organisations in Vic to avail of $50,000 to plan their celebrations next year. This is part of the Government’s...
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Man of Indian appearance impersonates AFP, steals $38,000

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  Victoria Police are investigating after an international student had her life savings fraudulently stolen by hoax callers last month. On 16 August, the 27-year-old woman...
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Calls to reclaim the Hindu Swastika

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  There is concern in the Hindu community in Australia at the recent announcement regarding strengthening Victoria’s anti-vilification laws. It’s a move rightfully intended to...
Janaki Easwar on The Voice.

12 yo Janaki moves judges to tears on The Voice Australia

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01 Performing on The Voice, Janaki Easwar has shocked judges and viewers after her outstanding cover of 'Lovely' by Billie Eilish, with some Indian links...
Melbourne’s Shwetambar Jain Temple- first stone laying ceremony

New Jain temple for Melbourne

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  The foundation stone laying ceremony or ‘Shilanyas’ for the first Jain Derasar (temple) in Melbourne was performed in the early hours of Wednesday 4...
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DD’s Kitchen: when social work runs in the family

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  For many chefs, their passion for the culinary arts goes back to their childhood, watching their mothers cook in the kitchen and provide for...
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Vale Kala Wati Narayan, champion of education

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  Mrs Kala Wati Narayan, née Treveni, wife of the late Andrew Ram Narayan, (Education Officer for Fiji’s Ba District), and former resident of Varandoli,...
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Priyanka Banerjee makes history at Melbourne Law School

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  After three gruelling years of law school, Melbournian Priyanka Banerjee gets to walk away with a smile: she has become the first Indian Australian...
PM Scott Morrison at the Melbourne Shiva vishnu Temple

PM Scott Morrison reaches out to Indian community at Shiva Vishnu Temple

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  It was on a visit to the Shiva Vishnu Temple at Carrum Downs in Melbourne on 19 May that the Prime Minister Scott Morrison...
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Solidarity Vigil in Melb to support Indian healthcare workers

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  As devastating images of COVID-affected India fill our television screens, many have an increased appreciation for the country's medical personnel, who are working tirelessly...
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“Never thought I’d hear that C word”: Srividya battles ovarian cancer

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  In a matter of four weeks, the fundraising campaign that Srividya and her husband Ravi created to pay for her ovarian cancer treatment emerged...

Truckie Mohinder Singh gets 22 years for killing Vic cops

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  Truck driver Mohinder Singh, 48, will spend 22 years in prison for killing four Victorian police officers. The deadly crash occurred Eastern Freeway crash last...
Bihu Dance by Barnali Sarma.

Rongali Bihu in Melbourne

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  As COVID slowly loosens its grip on Melburnians, Australian people of Assamese origin, living in and around Melbourne gathered to ring in the Assamese...
SonyaKkilkenny MP at Shiva Vishnu Temple in carrums down

Vic Govt provides $500K for upgrades at Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple

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  The Shiva Vishnu Temple at Carrum Downs will have a new multipurpose hall, thanks to funding by the Victorian Government. The redevelopment is receiving $500,000...
Australian Indian Community Centre inauguration

Melbourne’s new Indian community centre

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  When Vasan Srinivasan pottered around at Melbourne’s new Indian community centre at Rowville on the weekend, he observed compatriots stop in their cars to...
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Dr Vyom Sharma: the magic of medicine

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  As we sat glued to our devices during lockdown, scrolling through a flurry of COVID numbers, memes and conspiracy theories, Dr Vyom Sharma’s informative,...
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The future of Hindi is safe at La Trobe

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  It was a consolidated campaign staged over three long months, but La Trobe’s Dr Ian Woolford received news this morning that made it all...

Molina Asthana appointed Vice President of the Law Institute of Victoria

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  AT A GLANCE An India-qualified lawyer, Molina Asthana arrived in Australia in 2004 Equipped with a Masters degree from Melbourne and chalking up corporate...
aryan bhatia, akul saigal, keirath singh

VCE 2020: Learning in lockdown

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  Students share their insights about surviving a stressful and unusual VCE year in 2020 with online classes, some cancelled formals, but a new way...

Tabla VCE: Sankeert Kapatkar drums up perfect score

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  Sankeert Kapatkar has received a perfect score in VCE Music, playing the traditional Indian instrument tabla. “I was not expecting to get a perfect store...
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Vic Govt announces $50,000 for Hindu celebrations

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  The Victorian Government has today announced $200,000 for multicultural festivals and celebrations. $50,000 of this amount is set aside for Hindu celebrations, events and festivals. Acting...

Keysborough gurudwara identified as possible COVID exposure site

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  If you visited Melbourne’s  Gurudwara Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji  Keysborough in Perry Road recently, you should probably be getting tested. A person with COVID-19...
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Indian mum plunges to death at Victoria lookout point

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  In another grim warning against jumping fences or climbing barriers to get that perfect selfie, an Indian mum from Melbourne has passed away after...
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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...

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...

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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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...

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 -...

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 death...
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Latest News

Vishal Jood rushed out of Australia

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Hours after his release from custody, controversial jailed Indian national Vishal Jood was rushed out of Australia on the first available flight. In a statement,...

Review: Dhindora (YouTube Original)

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‘Dhindora’ means beating of the drums; figuratively, it also means tomtomming. This eight-episode comedy series streaming on YouTube is part social commentary, albeit crass,...
Taapsee Pannu as Rashmi. Source: Twitter

REVIEW: Rashmi Rocket (Zee5)

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  Rashmi Rocket is a scathing sports drama. It is not a story of an underdog but that of a gifted athlete who was subjected...