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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...

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...
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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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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...

#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...

$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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Veena Sahajwalla: NSW Australian of the Year 2022

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  Prof. Veena Sahajwalla, scientist, inventor, science communicator, and flagbearer of women in STEM, has just won her latest accolade – NSW Australian of the...
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Blacktown City Council elections: meet candidate Mohit Kumar

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  Mohit Kumar of Blacktown NSW is well known to Sydney-based Indian-Australians not only as a community leader and representative but also as a Sgt...
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Indian teenager, 15, missing from western Sydney

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  UPDATED: 15-year-old Vickram Vijaykumar was located safe and well on 3 November in Westmead. NSW Police are appealing for assistance from the public to find...

Julie Owens to quit politics

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  Parramatta MP Julie Owens, much loved in the Indian community all across Sydney, announced today that she will not be recontesting the next election. She...

Tamil literary association Kamban Kazhagam marks 15th anniversary

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  The Sydney-based organisation Kamban Kazhagam, dedicated to the study and proliferation of the Tamil language in this country, recently marked the 15th anniversary of...

Home vaccination program for people who are housebound

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  The Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Networks (CESPHN) have developed the Vax at Home program which is being coordinating across South Eastern Sydney...
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Breaking barriers to the bench: Hament Dhanji SC on NSW Supreme Court

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  “Mr. Dhanji, what does being appointed as a judge of the New South Wales Supreme Court mean to you?’ “Fundamentally, it means that I’ve been...
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Indian man, 23, missing from Sydney’s west

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  NSW Police are appealing for assistance from the public to find a man missing from Sydney’s west. Saim Kugashiya was last seen leaving his home...
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What drives Charishma Kaliyanda

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  As a Liverpool Councillor, and as a Southwestern Sydney resident, you’ve been very vocal about how your community has suffered during lockdown. And yet...
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Indian-origin barrister to become Supreme Court judge

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  Leading Sydney barrister Hament Dhanji SC has been appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of NSW. Attorney General Mark Speakman said Mr Dhanji...
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Jodi McKay tipped to be NSW Trade Envoy to India?

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  Without doubt, former NSW Opposition Leader and Member for Strathfield Jodi McKay is the most popular politician amongst the Indian community in her state....

Sikh Soldier’s War Memorial for Blacktown NSW

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  Glenwood in Sydney’s north-west could soon be home to a Sikh Soldiers' War Memorial. A tribute to the turbaned soldiers in Australia’s military history, a...
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Rare coin from Jahangir’s Zodiac collection to be auctioned in Sydney

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  A silver coin from Mughal emperor Jahangir’s famed Zodiac collection will go to auction in Sydney shortly. It is the stellar piece in a set...

Onam wishes from Jodi McKay, Member for Strathfield NSW

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  Kerala's ancient harvest festival, Onam, is tomorrow! And while grand celebrations have had to be paused since the onset of COVID-19, the community will...
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Indian-origin man wanted for break and enter offences in Sydney

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  NSW Police are appealing for assistance from the public to locate an Indian-origin man with an outstanding warrant. According to police media reports, Gurdave Sekhon...
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‘Hope I can work again’: how lockdowns affect young workers in hospitality and retail

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  As NSW's lockdown stretches into its seventh week, likely to be extended by another month, members of the community unable to work from home...
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Stepping up to help students in Wollongong

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  Having arrived in Australia as an international student himself, Dr Rohan Choudhari is no stranger to the struggles of the community. Now, as NSW...
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South west Sydney: COVID-policing the streets

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  As new restrictions are announced in Sydney to combat the concerning rise in cases, over a hundred police officers are currently patrolling the city’s...

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...
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‘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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#MyWork: Prison officer Gurpreet Singh

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  Sydney’s GURPREET SINGH tells RAJNI ANAND LUTHRA about his work with Corrective Services NSW. My job title Deputy Superintendent Classifications and Placement, at the Silverwater Correctional...
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Review: Bhaukaal season 2 (MX Player)

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  There is no pre-defined meaning to the title, 'Bhaukaal', but colloquially in the local North Indian lingo, it egoistically means "in one's own style,...

Auntyji on the ethics of cross-racial surrogacy

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  Dear Auntyji I don’t know if you have watched a Hindi film on surrogacy on Netflix called Mimi, but I have a question for you...