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Charkha and Kargha Exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum coincides with India’s 75th Independence Anniversary

Powerhouse today announced a new exhibition presenting highlights from the museum’s expansive collection of Indian textiles opening on 13 August. Taking its title from Charkha (spinning wheel) and Kargha (loom), the exhibition will feature over 100 rare items that date back to the foundational collections of the Powerhouse acquired since the 1870s. In addition to […]

Professor Bodeker optimistic about Ayurveda medicines globally accepted

By Kersi Meher-Homji Ayurveda means life and longevity knowledge. It is an alternative medicine system with historic roots in the Indian sub-continent. Therapies include herbal medicines, special diets, meditation and yoga. It was interesting meeting and talking with Ayurveda experts Prof Dennis Chang, Director / Professor of Pharmacology, National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) Health […]

The Covid-19 Pandemic Event Visa (Subclass 408)

Are you working in Australia with a visa that is about to expire? Do you want to stay for an additional 6 or 12 months? The Covid-19 Pandemic event visa (subclass 408) allows temporary visa holders to stay in Australia for up to 12 months. And better still, it’s free of charge! What is the […]

Vir Das Wanted – Australia Tour 2022

As India’s biggest stand-up comedian and a Bollywood star, Vir Das has now crossed over to become a global comedy sensation, filling an international vacancy for an authentic Indian perspective and being hailed by Variety magazine as a Top 10 Comic To Watch.   He is heading back to Australia for the first- time in over […]

SBS launches multilingual Australian Census Explorer

What are the most spoken languages in your suburb? How old is the average Australian? How has your community’s population grown over the last five years? Discover this and more with SBS’s visually dynamic platform available for the first time in eight languages SBS has launched a new interactive tool in eight languages, to help […]

Swastika: All you need to know about the new Bill passed by the Victorian Government

By Makarand Bhagwat The Victorian Government has just passed Summary Offences Amendment (Nazi Symbol Prohibition) Bill 2022. This amendment is based on a Parliamentary Committee Inquiry into anti-vilification protections. The report was tabled in the Parliament in September 2021 and accepted. There were 36 recommendations made in this report out of which the Victorian Government […]

Children shatter the gloom of Covid

On a bright, sunny and warm Sunday, children from all over Sydney, representing communities from all over the world, shattered the gloom of Covid which has kept the vibrant Children’s Festival off  the agenda for two and a half years. Children, as young as three, enthusiastically sang, danced, played music, patted farm animals, jumped on […]

Indian migration shows largest increase in number as country of birth in Census 2021

The Census provides a snapshot of the cultures and languages that make up Australia by providing data on cultural diversity, country of birth, ancestry and languages used at home. The 2021 Census found that almost half of Australians have a parent born overseas (48.2 per cent) and the population continues to be drawn from around […]

Census 2021 results show Hinduism in Australia increased by 55.3 per cent

Census 2021 results are out today. Hinduism in Australia has increased by 55.3 per cent at 684,002 people. Hindi language speakers are in 197,132 homes where as Punjabi language has shown the most increase as language spoken at home in 239,033 homes. India (673,352) stands at number 2 after England (927,490) as the country of […]

Janaki Easwer to feature in Atif Aslam’s concerts in Australia!

Janaki Easwar has tried to make the best use of the platform and has grown as an artist since creating TV history by becoming the youngest artist ever  to appear on ‘The Voice’ globally.  After her TV debut, Janaki has continued releasing her originals. Her debut single clown  with profound lyrics, recently made it to the finals of International songwriting […]

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