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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...

The culinary journey of Dinesh Kumar

The year was 1980. It was Dinesh Kumar’s first day of civil engineering class at the Pusa Polytechnic, New Delhi, when he learnt of...

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...

Melbourne to Amritsar: A Punjab resident narrates repatriation journey

Air India came to the rescue of Raghbir Singh stranded in Australia on a holiday In March, Raghbir Singh, a Punjab resident, took a short...

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...

Sharing in the time of coronavirus

Food and sharing have become one and the same, specially more so, during the pandemic. When Jasvinder Sidhu, founder of Let’s Feed, got a...

The kindest cut: A kidney transplant patient shares her story

Neha Mittal is not usually brave about medical tests, but she has gone to heroic lengths to brave the trials and triumphs of being...

Lockdown blues

Under stage three lockdown, here’s what some Melburnians are feeling As Melbourne and some regional areas of Victoria enter stage three of lockdown just few...

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...

Back to school: beginning of a new chapter

Melbourne parents react to schools reopening One of the biggest casualties of the coronavirus has been education. School children in Melbourne and across Victoria have...