Off the grid, ear to the ground

By Our Reporter

For many years screens in the West have portrayed an image of South Asians that made Ravi Chand feel uncomfortable. Born in Fiji with Indian heritage, he decided to do a survey to figure out if only he felt this way or whether this was the universal way. His survey confirmed his fears—that despite the recent rise of South Asian talent, a lot of the stereotyping continues. Ravi’s cover story helps us grasp the goings-on in the world of entertainment. His survey found that there is almost no sensitivity to the nuances of South Asian Diaspora characters, unless the creators of the show are from the Diaspora themselves.

Meanwhile, Abhisshek Shah, co-founder of AppSolar, speaks to our readers on how he got into the renewable energy business, mainly because he wanted to give his customers quality products. “I had learned a lot from my previous experience at other solar companies regarding cheap quality products that were being sold and installed in the market. This is what brought us to start our own business and only concentrate on quality products,” he tells us. His company has grown 300% since he set it up. The biggest residential roof top system installed in Sydney by AppSolar is a $60,000 worth 25kW Grid Connected System using only the best components.

We know property is always top of mind for our readers, young or old. That’s why we’ve got Parm Singh of Wemark speaking about the real estate market in Adelaide. He also tells us how he got his company to where it is today—as one of the top real estate agents in Adelaide. Parm says he moved to Australia in 2008 with “the dream to achieve”. And that’s what he did.


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