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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...

Analla: Black Saturday through the lens of Indian immigrants & Hinduism

The Victorian bushfire of February 2009 is a tragedy etched in everyone’s memory. Often, it is a tragedy told from the Anglo-Saxon perspective. In...

Does love come with a price?

I open my backlog of weekend newspapers having been away and enjoy going through the spread of magazines and supplements with my morning cup...

The marriage inquisition

If you are single and living in India you’ve got to be ready to answer a barrage of questions If you are single and living...

Where the monks come home

They say what you remember is not the same as what you witnessed. But I am hoping the reels of my memory are still...

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...

Veena Gandhi on her entrepreneurial journey in Australia

Veena Gandhi calls herself a serial entrepreneur. Perhaps not surprisingly. The Jamia Millia Islamia Delhi alumnus started her career in advertising straight after completing...

The inventiveness of Ragini Dey, one of Adelaide’s finest chefs

When Ragini Dey migrated to Australia in the early 1980s, she attributes the move to the itchy feet she and her chef husband Sujoy...

How Covid has led to skill shortages in different sectors

The word doing the rounds these days is that it is increasingly difficult to find pizza deliverers around Melbourne. Sometimes, business managers are willing...

Peter Drew’s crusade to redefine the Aussie identity

For Peter Drew, posters are an integral part of his work. The artist, activist, filmmaker and writer cares about his posters as they embody...