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Words such as ‘mitahi’, ‘puja’ in Australian Hansard because of Daniel Mookhey, MLA

Daniel Mookhey Member of the Legislative Council NSW Labor’s Daniel Mookhey took to the floor of the NSW Upper House to declare that his Mum makes Australia’s finest ‘Poori’ and ‘Channa Masala.’ Also, to wish everyone a Happy Diwali! Mr Mookhey’s provocative declaration was made in a speech noting how more Australians are celebrating Diwali […]

Multicultural Arts Victoria presents Mapping of Melbourne program

  Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) presents the fifth edition of Mapping Melbourne, a series of multi-artform events from 1-17 December 2017 across Melbourne. Partners including Arts Centre Melbourne, Malthouse Theatre, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, No Vacancy QV, Testing Grounds and Temperance Hall will host exhibitions, theatre, music, dance, multi-media, workshops and live art interactions showcasing […]

बही खाते …  नए या पुराने

संतराम बजाज दिवाली और बहीखातों की बात चली तो नीना जी (सम्पादिका The Indian Down Under) ने एक पिटारा सा खोल दिया| हम तो साहूकारों और बनिया लोगों की बात कर रहे थे | उन बहीखातों की जो लाल रंग की मोटी सी पोथी की तरह कई पडतों या तहों में लम्बी सी किताब की […]

India remembers 1962 war with China

By Rekha Bhattacharjee October 20th 2017 India commemorates the 55th Anniversary of the war with China in 1962! This defining conflict ruptured India’s relation with China. The tragic memory with its military humiliation and crippling of our first prime minister Nehru still haunts and torments the country. “The scar of 1962 runs through India’s heart,” […]

Sydneysiders wooed by Sushmita’s smile !

By Manju Mittal Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen has been an inspiring women to all, an amazing Indian icon since 1994, when she became the first Indian woman to win the Miss Universe pageant. Sushmita Sen is a Bengali Indian actress and model as well. Sushmita epitomizes grace, beauty, warmth, love and humility. She is […]

A win for multicultural Australia

Here’s message from Hon. Tony Burke, Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Australia: “I wanted you to know straight away, just moments ago, the Senate here in the Australian Parliament threw out the Government’s changes to Australia citizenship laws. That means they have said no to the university level English test. It means they have said no […]

Dogs are more expressive when someone is looking

Dogs produce more facial expressions when humans are looking at them, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth. Scientists at the University’s Dog Cognition Centre are the first to find clear evidence dogs move their faces in direct response to human attention. Dogs don’t respond with more facial expressions upon seeing tasty food, […]

Dr. Rajagopal, father of palliative care to give talks in Australia

Hippocratic – 18 experiments in gently shaking the world, the new Australian feature documentary by Mike Hill releases nationally on October 11 with a series of special Premiere screenings and Q&A’s allowing audiences around the country an opportunity to meet the film’s inspirational star Dr MR Rajagopal. Referred to as the “father of palliative care […]

Rotimatic – world’s first kitchen robot launches in Australia

The world’s first home flatbread making machine is now available in Australia, promising to transform the lives of families who enjoy rotis, puris, wraps, tortillas and other types of flatbread as a staple of their diet. The Rotimatic, the world’s first and only fully automated flatbread making robot, produces authentic, healthy and tasty rotis and […]

Prime Minister Turnbull: I wish you a joyous Diwali and a prosperous year ahead

Diwali has long been one of the most important events on the Hindu calendar. As a time to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair, the spirit and message of this ancient festival resonates across faiths and cultures. In that sense, Diwali is a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge […]

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