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Melbourne writer Nishant Kaushik on his books & a coveted deal

Melbourne-based author Nishant Kaushik is a prolific writer. You would wonder how writing literary fiction fits into his life being a busy father of...

Five women. Diverse stories. Celebrating womanhood.

It is the International Women’s Day on 8 March and we take this opportunity to reflect on five personalities, who by dint of their...

Jan 26 reflections: Negotiating the Australian-Indian identity

January 26 is a day when India celebrates Republic Day and Australia celebrates Australia Day. A double celebration. For many Indians it is also...

Young Melbourne mother’s death a grim reminder of abuse

On 14 January, Victoria woke up to the shocking and sad news of dental nurse Poonam Sharma, 39, and her six-year-old daughter Vanessa allegedly...

Astounding drumming: Meet Pritish, a Guinness records holder

Pritish A R’s virtuosity on the drums could be unparalleled. At just 10 years of age, he completed the highest grade exam in the...

How ‘Women in STEMM’ leader Madhu Bhaskaran mapped her career

As an engineer in any field, it is safe to say that one’s career is bound to yield pragmatic success. But Prof Madhu Bhaskaran...

Five Bedrooms actor Roy Joseph is savouring it all

Roy Joseph’s desire to act orbited from a young age. As a 16-year-old growing up in Perth, he would do the rounds of the...

After Bombay Royale, Parvyn is bringing her own project on stage

As the frontwoman of Melbourne’s very successful cult cross-cultural band Bombay Royale, Parvyn has sung Bollywood vintage songs for years establishing a solid connection...

What did the pandemic do to friendships?

When COVID-19 came along, the mantra to get by for almost everyone was, “We are all in this together”. But as the lockdown and...

Dalit author Yashica Dutt’s crusade against caste

In 2016, Rohith Vemula, an Indian PhD scholar at the University of Hyderabad, took his own life as a result of alleged institutional casteism...