Welcome to the second edition of the year. Our cover story is on engaging with the global Indian expat population as part of Australia and Victoria’s India engagement strategies. Former ministerial adviser Nitin Gupta, who currently runs multiple businesses in Atlanta, shares his views on the big opportunities that Australia can derive out of the global Indian expat population. Given the growth of the Indian diaspora and Australia’s emphasis on diversity, we feel it is important for readers to know this is an issue that is worth exploring.
Also in this issue, we profile two young talents—Pritish A R’s who has just created a Guinness World Record for the title “Most drum beats in a minute using drumsticks” by playing 2,370 beats in a minute and Soumya Singh Deora, who at just eight years of age is the creator of Pet Care: the app connecting pet owners and animal lovers.
And from our Community Insider section, we bring to you different perspectives on how Indians in Australia negotiate their identity—a January 26 Australia Day special, also a topic that will resonate with most of you.
— Siddharth Suresh
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