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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Diwali is truly a festival for all,” – Ray Williams

Here is message from Hon. Ray Williams MP, NSW Minister for Multiculturalism, on the pious occasion of Diwali… “It is my great pleasure to greet all those celebrating the traditional Hindu festival of Diwali that symbolises the triumph of light over darkness, of good over evil. The central message of good over evil is one that […]

“Diwali is one of the highlights of my year,” Julian Leeser

Julian Leeser MP, Federal Member for Berowra, has joined in celebrations with the local Indian Australia community in the lead-up to Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.  Mr Leeser joined the India Club for their Diwali celebrations on 7 October, celebrating the occasion with a Bollywood-style dance.  He also joined more than 40,000 people from […]

Share the Joy of Diwali

By Uma Srinivasan Diwali celebrations are in the air.  Shops are filled with colourful lamps and mouth-watering sweets.  A palpable sense of well-being and contentment is upon us. My mind wanders off to a nostalgic past, those distant days of symmetrical rangolis and diyas (little oil lamps) outside every house lighting up the whole street, […]

Happy Bhaag Jayegi: Takes the cake and runs away with it

A Review by Devaki Parthasarathy Nothing to do in an empty nest I sat down to watch this movie with a view to bad mouth the director for making a hindi version of Runaway bride!!!! And I am so glad I watched this one!!! The only connection it has with the runaway bride is how […]

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