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From Gurdwara to Greenery: Officer blossoms into an eco oasis

At Melbourne’s satellite suburb of Officer, a vibrant community is actively engaged in efforts to create a greener environment. The extent of their endeavours was...

Forks to friendships: How a small passionate team is helping refugees

It is the first day of Melbourne’s chilly winter and a small team at South of Johnston Café at Collingwood is keeping the evening...

Where philanthropy and passion meet on the open road

Sydney-based Birinder Singh lives for the thrill of the open road on his Suzuki Boulevard M109R every week, fortnight, or month. But he is...

Beyond Borders: Exploring caste bias Down Under

Dr Pradeep Taneja recalls walking into a petrol station at a Melbourne suburb when a compatriot, who was working at the counter, asks him...

How community cricket clubs are raising their bats

Australia’s summer would seem incomplete without cricket. And with many multicultural clubs raising their bats, there is excitement for players and fans alike. For people...

Chhatt Puja & the Bihar Jharkhand community in Victoria

Shiv Gulam Mishra, originally from Munger in Bihar, who came to Australia in 1991 jests, “None of the Biharis are businessman. We are hundred...

Embracing Golu, the festival of dolls, with an Aussie twist

For Shruthi Mangalaganesh, every year the nine-day festival of Navratri is a memorable one. It is a time when the family engages in the...

Maharashtrians in Australia: Sammelan & a 28-year journey

In the early 1980s, there were around 30-40 families from the western Indian state of Maharashtra trickling into Victoria. Like any diasporic community, the...

Pandemic conversation: How can we stay relatively safe?

With a highly infectious Omicron third wave, the pandemic conversation is now shifting to how communities and individuals can keep themselves safe. On an average,...

Why we need to talk about Covid vaccine & children

Ten-year old Akash*, who goes to a school in Melton, is not vaccinated. His mother Supriya* says she is happy with not going ahead...