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AUSvIND: Disgraceful behaviour – on and off the field

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  Even before the Siraj-Bumrah scandal at Sydney’s Pink Test had been fully investigated by authorities, the nature of the discourse was clear for those...
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The involved NRI

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  As 2020 draws to a close, it looks like the pandemic is less of a concern to the government in India as opposed to...
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US Elections 2020: Trump is finally the ‘chosen one’

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Donald Trump has long anointed himself as the saviour of America’s working class, a messiah sent by some higher power. Over the years, Trump...
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The tyranny of a distanced Diwali

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  An Australian classic by well-known historian Geoffrey Blainey uses the phrase, “the tyranny of distance” to describe how distance and isolation has shaped Australia’s...

Tanishq ad: a time to stand together

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A modern, progressive secular country that "wears" its traditions proudly, that is what the Tanishq ad said to me. Eight years ago Tanishq made a...

Decoding the new language requirements for partner visas

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Amidst a fierce backlash from multicultural groups, the government seems to be back peddling from their Budget 2020 announcement that all those applying for...
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#DalitLivesMatter: the caste system still persists

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  Trigger warning: rape, assault In light of the events that led to a 19-year-old Dalit woman succumbing to a brutal rape at the hands of 4 upper-caste...

In the midst of deep grief, a scholar writes how Hindu rituals taught her...

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Cultures have built elaborate rituals to help humans process the grief of losing someone. Rituals can hold the core beliefs of a culture and provide a sense of control in an...

Indo-US Relations under a Biden Presidency and the Kamala Harris Factor

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Key Points Most polls show that Joe Biden continues to lead Donald Trump, just ahead of the US presidential election in November 2020. A Biden presidency...

Trump-Biden woo Indian-American voters

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Of the 1.8 million Indian Americans eligible voters, it is estimated that 1.3 million live in eight key states which could decide the next...

Why year 12 formals being cancelled reflects poorly on the education system

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The school curriculum and university courses evidently do not generally teach those in power how to lead or demonstrate vision. The announcement of the...

The Rise and Rise of Indian origin politicians

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With the nomination of Democrat Senator Kamala Harris as running partner to Joe Biden's bid for US Presidentship, it looks like the samosa caucus...
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The world beyond COVID

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  Almost six months into this pandemic, very few people have a clue as to how to navigate their way out of this crisis. Medical experts...

ICC gambles T20 World Cup on BCCI’s word

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  During the formative stages of the COVID-19 pandemic taking hold across the country in March, Cricket Australia itself acknowledged that it had been extremely...

India’s impressive new education policy could create opportunities for Australian universities and young people

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In recent days, the Indian government approved a new education policy — the first for 34 years. The policy comes after an expert group produced a draft...

Why Australia needs more migrants

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According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia welcomed 210,900 new migrants both (permanent and temporary) in the calendar year 2019. However, the way...
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TikTok teens and the Trump campaign: How social media amplifies political activism and threatens...

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The lower-than-expected attendance at President Trump’s rally in Tulsa on June 20 was attributed, at least in part, to an online army of K-pop...
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Why the Australian Govt’s uni fee shake-up won’t create the desired shift

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It’s no secret that the data relating to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) or Education courses is troubling to read. In 2018, Australia’s...

India-Aus virtual summit 2020: Two nations strengthen their alliance

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In the recent virtual summit between the Prime Ministers of India and Australia, both Narendra Modi and Scott Morrison did not once mention China,...
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America burning

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Even before the senseless death of George Floyd at the hands of four Minnesotan police officers late last month, an increasingly divided America was...

Leading the way out of COVID-19

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Jacinda ArdernAngela Merkel Leadership (or the lack thereof) has been thrust under the spotlight during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As we go to print, 4,186,000...
COVID-19, PM Modi and oil prices

COVID-19, PM Modi and oil prices

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The United States and India, it has been claimed, will be the bell weather countries against the fight against Covid 19. Between the two, the...
International student are cast aside by the government who were happy to take their dollars and services in good times while deserting them in tough time

Time for compassion for international students

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For the 500,000 plus international students in Australia, the next few months will be a testing time. Already, they have been cast aside by...

COVID-19: A world of new realities

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What a start to the year - no, the decade - it has been. Having endured the bushfires of January and the rains of February here...
Fans will continue flocking to the game if organisers keep backing it; and the 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup may well become the blueprint for success.

How the T20 World Cup finals marked a new era for women’s cricket

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Fans will continue flocking to the game if organisers keep backing it; and the 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup may well become the blueprint for success.
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Drumming the beat… with bad humour and that virus

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he global expansion of coronavirus has had different aftereffects. Governments globally are scrambling to send out the message ‘be alert and not alarmed’
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Media, stock market and Coronavirus

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As we go to print, the ongoing coronavirus outbreak is about to enter its third month. According to the European Centre for Communicable Diseases,...
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A reason to distrust

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2020 has started from where last year left off – with a trust deficit in those who lead, both in politics and corporate life....
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Climate change on the agenda

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For those from the subcontinent, a high AQI is par for course. Usually ranging from 100 to 200 between Jan and Sept, it can...

Modi’s India: Many against the few

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India is on the precipice of implementing one of the most devastating and impactful forced migrations in modern history. Once a proud secular nation,...

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...

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WATCH: Lilly Singh’s rivalry with her overachieving ‘cousin’, Kamala Harris

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  "Growing up I always got compared to my Indian cousins," shares Lilly Singh, reminding us of those unforgettable sibling rivalries we've all experiences at...
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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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Why OP Nayyar continues to be this fan’s favourite musician

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  I am an ardent admirer of O P Nayyar’s music. Anyone who knows me well, knows of my love for Indian film music from...