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Woodend’s only Indian restaurateur finds cohesion & support

In this small regional town of Woodend, everybody knows Sam or Sammy as he is fondly called. Not because Sizzler Restobar is the only...

Rashida Tayabali on her debut novel & tackling stereotypes

Rashida Tayabali is a fourth generation Indian who has lived in different continents. Born in Kenya and settled in Australia now, Tayabali admits to...

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...

After Bombay Royale, Parvyn is bringing her own project on stage

As the frontwoman of Melbourne’s very successful cult cross-cultural band Bombay Royale, Parvyn has sung Bollywood vintage songs for years establishing a solid connection...

The marriage inquisition

If you are single and living in India you’ve got to be ready to answer a barrage of questions If you are single and living...

Negotiating my identity as a migrant

This article is based on my personal experience of being both an internal and a transnational migrant. My initial decision to migrate can be...

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...

Astounding drumming: Meet Pritish, a Guinness records holder

Pritish A R’s virtuosity on the drums could be unparalleled. At just 10 years of age, he completed the highest grade exam in the...

How Melbourne’s Rajasthan Kutumb has evolved over time

In 2001, a group of seven families formed the Rajasthan Kutumb in Victoria. It would represent a microcosm of the northern Indian desert state...

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...