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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Melbourne

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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...
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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 -...

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...

A Melbourne educator’s experiments with Gandhi

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As a teacher of history, Margaret Hepworth would often ask her middle school students in Melbourne if they had heard of Gandhi. About a...

RMIT’s Sumeet Walia shortlisted as emerging leader at Eureka Prizes 2020

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From arriving in Melbourne as an international student at the age of 17 to now being recognised by Australia’s leading science awards, Sumeet Walia...

Jyot se Jyot: Jyoti Kamthe’s community initiative

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Life lessons learnt during childhood and an increased sense of social responsibility laid the foundation for Jyot se Jyot, Jyoti Kamthe's community initiative in...

‘Diwali will look different this year’ says Vic Multicultural Minister

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According to Victorian Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence, Diwali celebrations will not be the same this year. There will be no massive crowds...

How chef Nabil Ansari popularised Indian cuisine during the lockdown

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Not everyone’s pandemic story is all doom and gloom. Undeterred by strict lockdowns and a flailing hospitality industry, chef Nabil Ansari’s gastronomic exploits are...

Actress Ria Patel: Getting out of the box

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Growing up in Australia, actress Ria Patel watched a lot of movies with her mother, though starring in them had never struck her mind. After...

‘Slow and steady’ exit from lockdown as Victorian government sets sights on ‘COVID-normal’ Christmas

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The Victorian government today announced the eagerly anticipated roadmap out of COVID-19 lockdown. It features several steps that reflect a much slower relaxing of...

Subtle Curry Traits, connecting desis through humour

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To many young desis around the world, it's a good laugh to poke a little bit of fun at ourselves. After all, from parents...

RMIT Indian Club supports Melb students with free groceries

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At a time when Victoria reels from the impact of the coronavirus, students from RMIT University's Indian Club decided to make a difference in...

RMIT Indian Club celebrates virtual Independence Day

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After two years of celebrating India's Independence Day on a large scale, bringing the cheer and festivities to Indian students in Melbourne, RMIT Indian...

Reciting the Bhagavad Gita

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Reading and reciting the Bhagavad Gita, a spiritual text, is a routine activity for many devout Hindus. Some read it a chapter at a...

MHFA Victoria supports the community during Melb lockdown

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The Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA) Victoria ticked off all the boxes for connectedness, resilience, positivity and support through its latest initiative. They've been...

Year 4 student wins statewide competition with her poem of hope

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As people around the world seek the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, 9-year-old Mehak Soin has won hearts and a state-wide...

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...

Latest News

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Trikone dazzles at Mardi Gras 2021

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  South Asian queer support group Trikone marched in this year's Mardi Gras parade held at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), and honey, it was...
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How to engage with your child’s school

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  After nearly a year of restrictions placed on parents, schools have finally re-opened. Parents can drop little ones off to Year 1, they can...
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Queries on ‘far-right extremism’ raised with NSW Minister

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  Questions have been asked to NSW Minister of Multiculturalism Geoff Lee about recent incidents in Sydney’s Indian community that have raised concerns about social...