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From Hyderabad to Melbourne: Finding moral purpose

Syeda Bahadur is proud of where she comes from. Hyderabad, the city of pearls and biryani, she exclaims. After all, it is where she...

Meet RAAF dentist Ajitha Sugnanam whose charity treats thousands

Growing up, Ajitha Sugnanam mostly focussed on her studies and went on to complete her Bachelor of Oral Health, Graduate Diploma of Dentistry and...

From politics to business, Neelam Rai reinvents herself

In 2018, Neelam Rai had an abrupt exit as Liberal Party candidate for the Upper House in Northern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne (more on...

An artist’s attempt at bringing out Indianness on Aussie landscape

This Diwali, Sydney-based urban designer and artist Gauri Torgalkar is bringing something unique for Sydney siders and the broader community with her Diwali Bloom...

A standout talent, this young cricketer has the smarts

Australia’s summer of cricket is no longer a sterile prospect with the women’s Test matches off to a start in Brisbane. Elsewhere in the...

Siblings celebrate 20 years of business in Australia

Sisters Bina Shah and Seema Shah are familiar faces in Melbourne’s business and social circle. As part of an enterprise that caters to education...

Melbourne’s Afghan community watch country teetering on edge

Altaf Hussein says he had to do the unthinkable. He cut off wi-fi connections from his house so that his mother would stop looking...

How Covid has led to skill shortages in different sectors

The word doing the rounds these days is that it is increasingly difficult to find pizza deliverers around Melbourne. Sometimes, business managers are willing...

How organisations in Australia are reaching out to India

As India grapples with its worst outbreak of coronavirus there has been an outpouring of support flowing from Australia. The country's worst health emergency...

In the internet era, what is the future of the ethnic media?

Every Friday night, Jews in Melbourne observe the traditional Sabbath dinner, a traditional Jewish practice the world over when families get together, enjoy food...