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The Katyals’ fervent plea to stay on in Australia

For Varun Katyal, gratitude and hurt feels almost identical right now. Gratitude that he has been able to live and work in Australia for...

How Shwetali Sawant is creating little India in Melbourne

After completing her Bachelors in Electronics and Communication from Nirma University in Ahmedabad and Master’s in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University in New York,...

Unapologetically transgender: Naavikaran on the contours of her life

Naavikaran has her name tattooed on her shoulder. “It is a name I gave myself,” she says. Born Shaun D’ Souza, she is not...

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...

What shaped Aarti Vincent’s path to comedy

In 2007, just a year old in Melbourne and relatively new, Aarti Vincent was out with a friend strolling the CBD on a 40-plus...

Sukhjeet Singh brings jubilation to Canberra’s business community

After living in Australia for 14 years now, Sukhjeet Singh draws on his experience as a businessman that also suits the different demographics of...

Meet Shilpa Hegde, part of the Liberal Party’s top echelon

After Kamala Harris’s ascension in the United States, it has suddenly become an exciting time to be talking about women, particularly Indian-origin women, in...

India: A personal journey of an intimate stranger

Colours and faces of India, a book by David Krasnostein AM, is so organised that there is a great elegance to the presentation. As...

Dolly Kikon’s four continent life experience

From being a first-generation Indian female tribal anthropologist to make it in the international academy to her new role as Deputy Associate Dean (India...

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...