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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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Indian national charged after seizure of 127 kgs of cannabis

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  An Indian national from Western Sydney is set to appear in local court today, after he was found driving a truck that contained 127...
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Considering culture in Sydney’s aged care services

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  “During Lunar New Year, I know exactly where to go to in my electorate if I want to give away some red pockets and...
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Sydney’s Sikh community gathers to support Indian farmers

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  500 people, many of them women, young children and senior citizens, braved the blazing sun and 35-degree heat to show their support for the...

Response to editorial complaint regarding article on car rally

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  We at Indian Link, take complaints regarding editorial content very seriously. The following is a response to a letter we received from Yogesh Khattar,...
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Tensions rife over car rally headed towards Glenwood Gurdwara

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  Tensions are strained in Sydney’s Indian community following a stand-off between a nationalist group and the Sikh community this past weekend. Citing "clear animosity"...
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Western Sydney Mayor sparks outrage with divisive words about Diwali

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  It is now an established tradition for Australian politicians, including Prime Ministers, to wish their local communities on Diwali every year. Many are seen...
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My first encounter with Angelman Syndrome

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  For as long as I can remember, I have wanted a daughter. A daughter who would talk non-stop, sing with me, dance with me,...
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Community Facebook group provides support for pandemic mums

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  A Facebook group launched last year is fast becoming the go-to place for expectant and new mums in Sydney’s Indian community who have transitioned...
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Pink Sari Inc launches two new health projects

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  A cancer diagnosis typically turns one’s world upside down, and not necessarily for the patient alone. “Carers are often forgotten in the cancer journey,” Shantha...
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Selling succulents for leprosy relief in India

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  Preeti Vijaya Sawrikar is no stranger to pain. Some of our readers might remember reading her story in 2019, The Power of Petals. The...

The night we fled our home in Kashmir

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  “26 January is coming up, memsaab,” the milkman I had known for years said to me. “Maybe you should put up a black flag...
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UPDATED: Reopening after being a COVID exposure site

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  "We did not have a clue, because the customer was asymtopmatic." Since the news of popular spots Saravanaa Bhavan and Udaya supermarket being COVID exposure...
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HSC 2020: Learning in lockdown

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  Students share their insights about surviving a stressful and unusual HSC year in 2020 with online classes, some cancelled formals, but a new way...
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Aussie cricket fan, 91, says sorry to Siraj

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  "If you ever get a chance to speak to Mohammed Siraj, tell him I said 'sorry'". In a most unusual phone call received at the...
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Indian international student saves 9 Australian lives with organ donation

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  Her very name speaks volumes for her last act in this world. Following a horrific accident one night as the year 2020 came to a...
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12 Wentworthville venues identified as possible COVID exposure sites

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  NSW Health has released a new list of venues in western Sydney that have recorded confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 12 venues in Wentworthville. If...
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Saravanaa Bhavan, Murugan Temple among possible Parramatta COVID exposure sites

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  If you recently visited Saravanaa Bhavan or Ollie Webb Cricket Ground in Parramatta, or Sydney Murugan Temple in Mays Hill, you might need to...
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Manjits dragged into controversy over false ‘meet and greet’ with Indian cricket team

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  After tickets to a controversial ‘meet and greet’ with the Indian cricket team at Manjit’s Wharf began circulating on social media, the popular restaurant...

NYE Celebrations Sydney: What you need to know

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Special arrangements have been made for this year’s COVID-safe New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney. There are no 9PM fireworks this year The NYE...
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Meet Ashwell, Sydney’s budding soccer ‘starr’

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  Ashwell Starr still remembers that he scored over ten goals in the first soccer match of his life as a young boy. Ever since,...

Wish upon a star

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  For seven-year-old Vishwa Solanki, who has spent more of her life in hospital than anywhere else, the Diwali just passed has been a very...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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,...

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

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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A tinnitus update on World Hearing Day

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  World Hearing Day is celebrated on 3 March to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness along with promoting ear care. I spoke to...
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Book Review: ‘Ritu Weds Chandni’ by Ameya Narvankar

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  "But what is wrong with that? Why shouldn't she marry Chandni didi?," asks Ayesha, the young protagonist in Ameya Narvankar's Ritu weds Chandni. The innocent...
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IND v ENG: A historic Test… for all the wrong reasons

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  The only bigger joke than the wicket prepared for the 3rd cricket Test between England and India at Ahmedabad’s Motera Stadium, was the renaming...