Simran Gill (inset) and her grandparents. Image supplied

A village of elders raises a community of volunteers

  One of my earliest and fondest memories is sitting, half-sprawled out on the couch, clumsily pushing my freshly oiled, unshorn locks out of my...

Building your dream ‘green’ home

  Today it is more convenient than ever to build a sustainable home, with abundant information at your fingertips and so many ‘green’ product options...

Native plants in your garden

  Planning to buy some new plants to freshen up your garden? Give a thought to Australian natives. Distinct and diverse, native plants do not...

How to be better at online dating

  Putting yourself out there can be nerve-wracking and sometimes all you need is an act of kindness and a compassionate gesture for a comfortable...

A walk after dinner: An aid to digestion?

  Growing up in India, it was a ritual for our parents to step out for a walk after dinner. They said it helped ‘improve digestion'. Is...

How to recognise and respond to anxiety and depression in kids

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Celebrating Halloween and the multicultural spirit

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Getting the kids involved in the lead-up to Diwali

  Diwali is just around the corner, and it is a festival that has a great significance to all Indians. Living in a land far...

WATCH: The art of rangoli

  Mum and daughter duo Kokila and Anisha show us how they create a refreshing rangoli design and share why during Diwali some Indian homes...
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On the hardships of migrant grandparents in Australia

  In Australia, grandparents are the most popular form of childcare. Yet with almost 30% of Australians born overseas, for many families, grandparents are not close by. COVID-19 border closures have...

Sugar-free Diwali: 2 recipes in 200 seconds!

  Meet Devanshi, she's called Australia home for over 20 years and still manages to incorporate Indian cooking styles in her preparations. Most of us have...
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Ask Auntyji: About Zoom anxiety and needing alone time

Zoom anxiety Salaam Auntyji, I hope you are well during COVID. My name is Saira Rukshana. When I was younger, people called me Saira Banu because...
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Small garden ideas

  With land size shrinking, big houses with small garden spaces are becoming commonplace. This means the scope of landscape design cannot be elaborate –...
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Jalebi three ways

  Woh tyohaar hi kya, jismey jalebi na ho?  What’s the fun in festivities without jalebis? And a Diwali without jalebis, now that’s unheard of. Of course,...
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Bottled Up: creating conversations around men’s mental health

  When was the last time you took stock of your emotional wellbeing? When was the last time you checked in with yourself? These are...
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Tea and banana waste used to make non-toxic activated carbon

  A team of scientists have used tea and banana waste to prepare non-toxic activated carbon, which, without any toxic agent, is useful for several...

National guidelines announced for allergy management at school

  It’s been known for quite some time now that Australia is the “food allergy capital of the world”. One in 20 school-aged kids, it is...
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Ask Auntyji: On craving more Facetime with the grandkids

  Dear Auntyji I am the dadi of the most beautiful 2-year-old nanhi pari, but I have a situation with her that I need your guidance...
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Healthy Diwali, Happy Diwali

  Diwali 2021 is round the corner. This year has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride. Let’s hope Diwali brings us new beginnings...
Dr Raj Kumar Sharma (left) and Shankshpushpi (right). Source: supplied

Why it is exciting to see Australia open up to Ayurveda

  Ayurveda is an Indian term that the western world is finally beginning to pick up. A Sanskrit term made up of the root words...

Black foods are the new super-food

  When you think of the colours on your plate, do you ever think of black? Well, its time you do! As they are the...
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How to raise a reader

  The love for reading was instilled in me at a young age. Even now, a book has the power to truly envelop me in...
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Dogscaping your garden

  Wherever you are at your pet journey - owning a pet or about to own one - this article will help you think about...
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WATCH: Neeraj Chopra steals the show in hilarious new ad

  After Rahul Dravid earlier this year, it's now Golden Boy Neeraj Chopra's turn to show off his acting chops. In a new ad for credit...

21 burps: it’s modak time as we celebrate Ganesha

  “I’m going to burp 21 times,” I would declare to my Ajji, after eating her mouth-watering modaks. Sweetmeat dumplings made with rice flour and some...
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Play-based experiences to teach your kids about your cultural festival

  When you think about celebrating festivals, what is the fondest memory that comes to your mind immediately? For me, it’s definitely the fun, frolic and...

Ask Auntyji: To be or not to be Insta-worthy

  Dear Auntyji I am looking forward to going to India in December to get married to my best friend Ravi. We are both studying here...
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My life with PCOS: joining the ‘cysterhood’

  For many women, going to the gynaecologist isn’t always a pleasant experience. I should know – I’ve had to schedule a doctor’s appointment every...

#MyWork: Mental Health Social Worker

  Melbourne's NIRALI DHRUVE tells us about her work helping people with mental health needs. My job title Intake and Referral Social Worker - Mental & Allied...

Little lessons we thank our fathers for

  For Father’s Day this year, we asked community members to share the smallest bits of fatherly advice they’ve received from their dads that have made all the difference. Be it firm handshakes,...


Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

  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...

  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

  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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