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Rachel's Random Ruminations

Dream, nightmare, or reality?

It’s cold, I’m sick but its summer, January to be precise. How sick you ask? I have a high fever—45.5 degrees. According to the...
Indians to gather with Tricolour at Fed Square on Friday

Indians to gather with Tricolour at Fed Square on Friday

‘If you believe in freedom of speech, you believe in freedom of speech for views you don’t like’ -- Noam Chomsky Today, the world seems...
Parramatta: The Happening Place

Parramatta: The Happening Place

I have been in Australian since 1994 as I live and work in New South Wales. In my professional life, I have been able...

Gender Equality: A mirage?

The Devil's Advocate, serving you a cocktail of humour, wit and sarcasm The knock on the door, I was anxiously waiting for, finally sounded. I...
Little India Australia

Being Indian, branding India

With this being the month that India’s Independence is celebrated—70 years and counting—it’s perhaps the perfect time to look at what’s happening to our...

Australian political parties and the Indian community

There are more than 150,000 people of Indian heritage in NSW, and 500,000 people from an Indian background Australia-wide. The Indian community is becoming...

Recognise the First People

Constitutional recognition of indigenous Australians will be a victory for all of us One of my relatives in India owns a rubber plantation. The land...

Spotlight on Adelaide

Adelaide is now going through one of its best phases, having transitioned from the fairly unnoticed little capital it was to a dynamic city...

Was it the place or was it his race?

The race or nationality of the person who ended Nitin Garg’s life is irrelevant in a sense - unless you believe that what we...

Doctors without borders?

As a young girl growing up in Karol Bagh, contemplating a career in medicine, Hemani Thukral could not possibly have foreseen the twists and...