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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...

How a student body is helping Indian students affected by mental health

Pradyumna Choudhury, a student of Master’s degree in Medical Engineering at Monash University says the pandemic has hit him hard, as also many of...

A pandemic and one Indian family’s long wait for reunion

There is clearly a vacuum in young Arya Yumlembam’s life now. Staying put in the remote northeastern Indian state of Manipur with his mother...

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...