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Friday, December 4, 2020

How the Malayalees in Bendigo are keeping together

“If you go to any hospital in India, you are sure to find a Malayalee (native of Kerala) nurse,” says Allen Joy, who is...

Adelaide’s Bengali community celebrates Durga puja

In 1998, the Bengali community in Adelaide celebrated Durga pujas for the first time with two idols which were brought all the way from...

How one man is vitalising Bendigo’s Sikh community

Every first Sunday of the month, the burgeoning Sikh community members in Bendigo meet at the St Mary's Anglican Church in Kangaroo Flat. It...

Hashtag without limits

"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate action of its members" — Coretta Scott King Hashtag without Limits is a...

At Bairnsdale, ‘charity man’ Kamaljit Rai navigates the pandemic

At Bairnsdale, a regional town in East Gippsland some 281 km from Melbourne, Kamaljit Rai Singh humbly acknowledges that people know him now. He...

Ajay Pasupulate has his own story to tell

Few weeks ago, Melton-based Ajay Pasupulate lost his job. He had a career as an IT professional and one that was built on incremental...

Bendigo Strikers: How a community cricket club grew

Around 2010, Bendigo saw a few influx of Malayalees, or people originally from Kerala, India’s southern state. Quite a tight-knit community, and bound by...

Ria Arora’s poem makes it to Scott Morrison’s Facebook page

All of ten, Ria Arora’s poem on COVID-19 conjures the world we are living in right now with depth and beauty. Small wonder, then,...

Your spiritual progress lies in the mirror of your heart

This Aniruddha Dasa, who is the most fallen of human beings, lower than the lowest, offers his sastanga-dandavata pranamas to the lotus feet of...

In times of pandemic, ISKCON volunteers organise Sunday feasts for the needy

Nourishment found through healthy and enriched meals is essential for the physical, emotional, and mental equilibrium of an individual. How distressing can it be...
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