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Valentine’s Day: If the sweets do not work, eat them yourself

Just for the record, I am not big on Valentine’s Day. Never have been. When I moved to Delhi in my early 20s, you could...

The exuberance of Indian origin singer Jessie Hillel

If the lockdowns have allowed people to take a pause to whatever they are doing, for Jessie Hillel, 20, born to Malayalee parents and...

Having fought all odds, now a champion of youth causes

When Elvis Martin came to Australia, he wanted to study medicine and become a cardiologist. It was not viewed as a ‘masculine subject’ by...

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...

The ‘tricky’ question of mandating vaccines in small business

At his restaurant in the CBD, *Shyam has been sitting since 10 am and by 2 pm as the clock ticks away, he has...

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...

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...

How dance entrepreneur Jaya Karan took on the pandemic

One of the absurdities of teaching dance is giving classes online and embracing technology, reflects Jaya Karan, a dancer, and founder of Sapphire and...

Dalit author Yashica Dutt’s crusade against caste

In 2016, Rohith Vemula, an Indian PhD scholar at the University of Hyderabad, took his own life as a result of alleged institutional casteism...

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...