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How to raise a reader

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  The love for reading was instilled in me at a young age. Even now, a book has the power to truly envelop me in...
Baby Hanuman, Ganesha and Krishna cartoons. Source: Twitter

Play-based experiences to teach your kids about your cultural festival

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  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...
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A play-based approach to home language learning

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  As Indian Australian parents, we strive to educate our children about their bicultural backgrounds so that they can appreciate the diversity that they grow...
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How to explain lockdowns to your kids

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  As we step into our seventh week of lockdown in Sydney (and a snap lockdown recently announced in Melbourne) there is no doubt the...
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5 tips to manage lockdown with kids at home

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  It’s shaping up to be a long winter, especially for those of us with children to entertain at home during lockdown. Many families find...
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Believing in your child’s academic ability can actually improve grades

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  We have all met the parent who thinks their kid is the next Picasso or Einstein regardless of the evidence. But it’s hard to...

Developing critical thinking skills in your kids

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  It is extremely important in the current world to help our children to think critically. Towards this end, there is a lot that parents...
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Road tripping with kids: Five things to keep in mind

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  After a year of lockdowns, border closures, a newborn, sleepless nights, sibling squabbles and a full-on routine, we were all in need of a...

WATCH: Tom & Jerry video explains vaccination

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  How adorably innovative and informative is this Tom & Jerry vaccination video? Kareena Kapoor used it to explain the effects of the COVID vaccine on...
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A new mum’s thank-you note to her body

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  Dear body, Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I am writing this in case I forget with the passage of time. In case I begin to...
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7 ways to make Easter safe and inclusive for children with food allergies

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  Easter can be a challenging and anxious time for children with food allergies and their families. First, there are the foods we commonly associate with...

Needles are nothing to fear: 5 steps to make vaccinations easier on your kids

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  The COVID vaccine rollout has placed the issue of vaccination firmly in the spotlight. A successful rollout will depend on a variety of factors,...

Encouraging good sleep habits in children

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  Sleep is a big part of your child’s good health. Children who regularly get an adequate amount of sleep have improved attention, behaviour, learning,...
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Children may need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 too. Here’s what we need to...

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An ideal COVID-19 vaccine would not only protect people from becoming ill, it would also stop the virus spreading through the population. The best...

What kind of parent are you?

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There’s no doubt parents are the best advocates for their own children. But when does advocacy stop both parents and children from growing? BY MOHAN DHALL

Facets of fatherhood – Happy Father’s day

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Countless gallons of tears, be they the Nirupa Roy variety on 70 MM or the Sita- Kaushalya variety on the idiot screen, have been...
How to help your child transition through school and adolescence without being brought down by bullies

A plan to deal with bullies

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How to help your child transition through school and adolescence without being brought down by bullies
Yummy snacks for kids

Yummy snacks for kids

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Yummy snacks for kids
Early-life screen time reduces physical activity in later childhood

Early-life screen time reduces physical activity in later childhood

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Early-life screen time reduces physical activity in later childhood
A new start at school

A new start at school

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The new year has begun. The roads that have been quiet will fill again. Christmas and the holidays will be forgotten in the routine...
5 years of Sawan multicultural Spring festival

Sawan Multicultural Spring Festival marks five years

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‘I am because We are’ is a strong message for all generations, and the Sangam Kala Group Australia (SKGA Inc.) celebrates this theme through...

Diwali books for kids: Illustrations, characters and activity based reads

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Listicle of a variety of books based around Diwali. Sometimes it is a straightforward retelling of tales or the activities on and before Diwali day

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,...
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Kids competition alert: Design Indian Link's Diwali card and win prizes!

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Kids’ DIWALI ART competition It’s back again this year: Indian Link has just announced its annual Diwali arts competition for kids. Like every year, we are...
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Dean Coelho is an accomplished jazz musician and he's only 12 years old

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Not many children are passionate about jazz or violins when they are 12 years old, but Dean Coelho, a Year 7 student of Eltham...

Changing lives one child at a time

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Two inspirational young women won OAMs this Australia Day for their work in India

Never ask your kids 'Why?'

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Navigating through your child’s emotional education

There is no such thing as a lazy child

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If we treat a child as lazy, we devalue their intelligence, writes MOHAN DHALL

A love of Hindi

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Hindi students of IABBV showcased their learning of the language by means of presentations in song, dance, skits and poetry

Brothers, 9 and 11, shortlisted in photography competition

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Their photographs will be presented on bedsheet-size canvases at Sandringham Gardens, Hyde Park North, from 13 September to 7 October.

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 death...
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Latest News

Vishal Jood rushed out of Australia

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Hours after his release from custody, controversial jailed Indian national Vishal Jood was rushed out of Australia on the first available flight. In a statement,...

Review: Dhindora (YouTube Original)

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‘Dhindora’ means beating of the drums; figuratively, it also means tomtomming. This eight-episode comedy series streaming on YouTube is part social commentary, albeit crass,...
Taapsee Pannu as Rashmi. Source: Twitter

REVIEW: Rashmi Rocket (Zee5)

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  Rashmi Rocket is a scathing sports drama. It is not a story of an underdog but that of a gifted athlete who was subjected...