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Sunday, December 6, 2020

Adelaide

Behind the ‘I Am Aussie’ posters that celebrate Oz migrants

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When waiting outside a popular street-food restaurant in Harris Park for a takeaway recently, I noticed a striking poster on the blank wall of...

Toddler stranded in India finally reunited with family

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When Greeshma Patel sent her toddler Prisha to stay with family in Gujarat, she did not foresee that she would not get to see...

A virtual treat in Adelaide

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‘Never say never’ seems to be the spirit of Shruthi, Adelaide’s carnatic music lovers’ group. With COVID-19 restrictions on social gatherings limiting cultural events,...

Immunising Adelaide’s Indian community

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When the pandemic hit, many people in the community needed support. Those in self-quarantine needed groceries, international students needed food and financial assistance, and...
The Indian-origin academic was conferred the Order of the Rising Sun for his extensive contributions in the field of Japan studies.

Adelaide’s Prof. Purnendra Jain wins Japan’s highest civilian order

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Prof. Purnendra Jain of the University of Adelaide was recently awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon by the government of...

It’s barfi, Bharatnatyam and Bollywood at annual Indian Mela

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It was that exciting time of year again for the Indians of South Australia – time for the annual Indian Mela in Victoria Square,...
TV Varadarajan musical makes this year’s Thyagaraja Aradhana in Adelaide it a special event

Thyagaraja biopic is show stealer at Shruthi Adelaide event

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TV Varadarajan musical makes this year’s Thyagaraja Aradhana in Adelaide it a special event
Adelaide.Indian Link

What's On in Adelaide

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Some events in Adelaide's Indian community this month
SACE 2019

SACE 2019: Looking back at the last year of school

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Maya Murali 99.10 St Aloysius College  Khevalin Parekh 95.80 Aberfoyle Park High School Reema Madike 99.85 Wilderness School Ayush Lohana 99.15 Saint Ignatius College  Jude Varghese 99.25 Glenunga International High School Swanika Ramkumar 98.5 Adelaide High...

Bushfire relief: How Adelaide’s Indian community chipped in

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The efforts of people volunteering towards the bushfire-affected has been impressive
New parent, new baby, new bundle of joy

New Year with a bundle of joy

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Adelaide's newest parents Nisha Wadhwa and Deepak Bajaj started the New Year with a bundle of joy in their hands, newborn baby Analiya. Born...
Scott Morrison cancel his trip to India

Scott Morrison's planned trip to India has been cancelled.

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appeared to confirm Scott Morrison's planned trip to India has been cancelled. In a statement issued hours after the...
Smoke in the air and sky turned orange

Victoria's bushfires: Scores of fires are burning out of control across Australia

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Amidst all the celebration of Christmas and New Year, the most dangerous fires on Monday were in the state of Victoria. People in the...
PM and the leaders are getting paid leave if they volunteer for firefighters in NSW

Commonwealth public servants who volunteer will be given extra leaves to fight bushfires.

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The Prime Minister and all the Commonwealth public service leaders are permanently offering their at least 20 working days paid leave, or 28 calendar...
Reissuance of OCI Cardholders

Relaxation on the re-issuance of OCI card

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Some Relaxation on the re-issuance of OCI card The holders of the Overseas Citizens of India or OCI cards, who are either below 20 years or above...
JLF Adelaide

Adelaide’s Jaipur Literature Fest, 2019 was a star-studded affair

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Literature Festival nuggets Scottish writer William Dalrymple traces his family back to Mughal princess Noorjehan, but also has some Brahmin blood in his veins. *...

When the Opera House brought out its Diwali sari

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It was a grand start to the Diwali season for Sydney’s Indian community. As the Sydney Opera House lit up in the golden hues...

Susheela Raman sways the audience at Oz Asia Festival 2019

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The splendour of the traditional Indonesian gamelan orchestra hits my eyes as I enter the Space Theatre inside Adelaide’s Festival Centre, venue of the...

Indian links in JLF Adelaide 2019

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JLF Adelaide is the only Australian satellite event for the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) which returns with three days of transnational celebration and cultural exchange at Adelaide Festival Centre...

OzAsia 2019: Indian Selection

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At the OzAsia Festival this year, there are some excellent artistes of Indian origin, it seems at least one, if not more, in each...

Diwali in children’s literature: An engaging book by James Roy

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We should all read a kid’s storybook now and then, it has been claimed. Children’s literature is filled with wisdom. It teaches important life...

A joyous, festive mandala

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Ten-year-old Akhash Karthikeyan of Pennant Hills NSW has won this year’s Indian Link Diwali Art Contest in the 8-12 years category. Maanvi Dayal, 7,...

Gandhi at 150: A photographic tribute, and lessons in relevance:

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Indians the world over have marked a special Gandhi Jayanti this year, his 150th Sesquicentennial celebrations have taken the form of talks, discussions, film...

Stolen Shiva returns home to dance on at remote temple

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Friday the 13th, a date dreaded in the West, turned out to be a very auspicious day for over 25,000 people in the southern...

Community gathers for a beloved icon: Ganesha festival in Adelaide

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He is the most recognized Hindu deity the world over, and within India, certainly the most loved. The elephant-headed pot-bellied God Ganesha has a 10-day...
Yoga.Indian Link

How Adelaide celebrated International Day of Yoga

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As Adelaide marked the International Day of Yoga this year on 21 June, the sun was clement and showed up for most of the...
Anh Do1.Indian Link

Lessons from the story of Anh Do, the ‘happiest refugee’ in Australia

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It was 700 of us in the Adelaide Convention Centre, and we were all laughing and crying at the same time, thanks to Anh...

Janaki Lele: Making the cut at Adelaide Fringe

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Paper artist Janaki Lele makes it to the Adelaide Fringe

Indians in Oz

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The FAQs that make us love our Facebook community groups

Australia Day Honours: Vikram Madan, OAM

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Adelaide’s VIKRAM MADAN is awarded OAM for service to multicultural affairs

Podcasts

Ep8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s life

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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...

Ep 6: The Indian LGBTQ+ community in 2020

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  It’s been two years since the world’s largest democracy repealed the draconian Section 377 which used to allow discrimination against homosexual people. Only this...

Latest News

Emotional Intelligence: 10 ways to improve self awareness

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  Emotional intelligence tends to fuel your performance on the personal front as well as professionally. Right from your self-assurance, empathy and positivity to your...
gitanjali rao time magazine kid of the year

US teen Gitanjali Rao is TIME’s first ever ‘Kid of the...

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  TIME magazine has put an Indian American teen scientist and inventor Gitanjali Rao on its first ever 'Kid of the Year' cover. The fifteen-year-old was...
CONCORDIA-UNIVERSITY

Guru Nanak Chair set up at Canada’s Concordia University

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To mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, the Concordia University in Montreal has set up a...