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India matches Sarah Todd’s love for food & culture

In a life that is otherwise transient, Sarah Todd has a deep connection with India. But the chef, restaurateur and author managed to get...

How a dream became a reality for this Aussie startup

The pandemic, not surprisingly, has disturbed the old economic order and destabilised stable careers of many. But for new Aussie startup company Splashup, the...

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...

Melbourne’s Jain community has much to cheer for

In the early 2000s, the Jain community in Melbourne was still a fledgling one. Yet they were able to knit together as a group...

How this scientist played a key role in three Covid vaccines

When a gentleman flew to Melbourne from Guandong on 19 January last year, he was not just the first confirmed case of the novel...

Enrolled in Australian, stranded in India: Tale of desperation

Last year, when the coronavirus reared its ugly head, Anagha Ganore, an Indian student studying in Griffith University, literally boarded the last flight out...

One singer’s effort to bring Indian folk music closer to Australia

There’s a lot to ask of Dr Sarita McHarg-Borliya, a musician for over 30 years in India and Australia. Her’s is a lovely story...

The complicated case of vaccine and hesitancy

Thirty-two-year-old *Vikas, a chef here in Melbourne, says he does not remember taking a vaccine in his life. In the 13 years that he...

Melbourne’s youngest Gurudwara embodies a broader cause

About two years ago, when many championed for the setting up of a Gurudwara (Sikh temple) at 33 Officer Road, there was opposition from...

Stranded children: Two families’ heart wrenching stories

Every morning, Evangeline Doney, who is only four years old, arranges her clothes in a bag, dresses up and asks her grandparents to take...