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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...

Of an Indian prisoner of war, his Australian liberators & friendship

As a child in India, Narinder Singh Parmar remembers collecting Australian stamps from the many Christmas cards sent to his father Chint Singh from...

A standout talent, this young cricketer has the smarts

Australia’s summer of cricket is no longer a sterile prospect with the women’s Test matches off to a start in Brisbane. Elsewhere in the...

Why the lack of diversity in Australian politics

Few weeks ago, the proposed parachuting of Labor Senator Kristina Keneally into the federal seat of Fowler in New South Wales, one of Australia’s...

How Liza Pavlakos turned her life into a success story

Liza Pavlakos’s life story is the stuff films are made of. Raped and abused as a young adult, single mother at 21, kidnapped and...

How these women put together a joy of meaningful meals

Before COVID-19 upended lives, women at the Gurdwara Siri Guru Nanak Darbar Officer, regularly took part in the temple food service, preparing meals for...

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...

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...