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Meet Jovia Prem, Melbourne’s young prolific author

Though little and just eight years of age, Jovia Prem has a lot going for her. For one, in the year of the pandemic,...

Melbourne’s oldest Heatherton Cricket Club looking for new innings

Just like there can be no winter without footy in Australia, there can be no summer without cricket. And although 2020 has been a...

How the Malayalees in Bendigo are keeping together

“If you go to any hospital in India, you are sure to find a Malayalee (native of Kerala) nurse,” says Allen Joy, who is...

Adelaide’s Bengali community celebrates Durga puja

In 1998, the Bengali community in Adelaide celebrated Durga pujas for the first time with two idols which were brought all the way from...

How one man is vitalising Bendigo’s Sikh community

Every first Sunday of the month, the burgeoning Sikh community members in Bendigo meet at the St Mary's Anglican Church in Kangaroo Flat. It...

At Bairnsdale, ‘charity man’ Kamaljit Rai navigates the pandemic

At Bairnsdale, a regional town in East Gippsland some 281 km from Melbourne, Kamaljit Rai Singh humbly acknowledges that people know him now. He...

Ajay Pasupulate has his own story to tell

Few weeks ago, Melton-based Ajay Pasupulate lost his job. He had a career as an IT professional and one that was built on incremental...

Bendigo Strikers: How a community cricket club grew

Around 2010, Bendigo saw a few influx of Malayalees, or people originally from Kerala, India’s southern state. Quite a tight-knit community, and bound by...

Ria Arora’s poem makes it to Scott Morrison’s Facebook page

All of ten, Ria Arora’s poem on COVID-19 conjures the world we are living in right now with depth and beauty. Small wonder, then,...

Life’s an adventure: An Indian woman’s journey to Australia

Avanti Sinha was a professional table tennis player in India before she decided to start life anew in Australia. An immigration story from a...