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A different ardor for this Melbourne Bengali theatre group

In 2019, five Bengali families in Victoria got together to create Actomania, a theatre group. Quite a silver lining to the pandemic that followed...

Jaya Manchikanti: Making her mark

It was in the 1970s that Jaya Manchikanti came to Australia along with her parents as an eight-year-old from India. The family settled in...

Queen’s Honours List: Prof Suresh Bhargava’s compelling story

Sitting in his Melbourne home, Professor Suresh Bhargava is basking in the congratulatory notes and good wishes coming his way. With reason. His name...

Sri Lankans in Melbourne on the political disenchantment

On 21 April 2019, in what is now infamously known as the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, Monash University’s Mathematics Lecturer Dr Ranjith...

Author Ikroop Sandhu explores Bhagat Singh in new light

Inquilab Zindabad is Ikroop Sandhu’s first graphic novel, a biography on the Punjabi revolutionary Bhagat Singh. For Sandhu, whose primary mediums are drawing and...

On Mother’s Day, reflection on an invisible mother

Mother’s Day these days comes with so much of resonance. I wake up with my social media feeds swarmed by photos of mums with...

How Parth Bajaj became a successful food blogger

If there was one thing on earth that Mumbai-based food blogger Parth Bajaj swore never to try again four years ago, it was the...

Harpreet Singh Kandra, truly a community volunteer

Early in June, Harpreet Singh Kandra proudly took the podium at the Arts Centre in Melbourne. The occasion was the first Victorian Multicultural Honour...

‘Cost of rice up by 20%’: As inflation soars, community feels the heat

At the Heidelberg Pickles and Pappads, an Indian grocery store, owner Raj is fretting about the increase in prices of almost all commodities, which...