Navratri

Navratri

Introduction Shakti is a Hindu concept which regards the feminine aspect of divinity supreme and considers all other forms its manifestations. In Shaivism it is feminine aspect of Shiva, which is manifested as Parvati and the concept of Ardhanareeswara which treats it in equal footing. The ‘Tridevi’ concept worships the feminine side of Trimurtis, Brahma, […]

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesha Chaturthi is a ten day, Hindu festival to celebrate the birth of Ganesa, the elephant headed God.  The festival begins on the fourth day of Hindu Calendar Bhadrapada. Ganesa, the lord of wisdom and the remover of obstacles is a very important deity in Hinduism. Ganesa is also known as Vigneswara, as the name […]

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is an Indian festival to celebrate love and duty between brothers and sisters.  It is observed in the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shraavan .  Shraavan is considered as a holy month, as many Hindu festivals like Krishna Janmashtami, Narali Poornima, Naga panchami, Basava Panchami, Avani Avittam and Pavithra Ekadashi […]

Karwa Chauth

Karwa Chauth

An Advertisement for Karwa Chauth Celebration in Australia Karwa Chauth is an Indian celebration which has no parallel anywhere else in the world. It is a ritualistic celebration,  where woman pray for the well being of her husband. On the fourth day after the full moon in the Hindu calendar month of Karthik, Indian woman […]

Is it worth driving for Uber in Australia?

Is it worth driving for Uber in Australia?

  For quite a while, the most popular country of birth of Taxi drivers in Australia have been India. The lack of  barriers to entry  being the prime reason for the Indian influx in the taxi industry. The Indian diaspora here always found it difficult to land in well-paying jobs; generally blamed on racist undercurrents. […]

How Sydney Got its Name?

How Sydney Got its Name?

History James Cook and the crew of HMS Endeavour first sighted east coast of Australia on 19th April 1770. Nearly ten days later they landed in the bay, which the ships naturalist Sir Joseph Banks named as Botany Bay. A favourable report from the duo back to London about the possibility of establishing a colony […]

How Melbourne got its name?

How Melbourne got its name?

A bit of history Before the British occupation of Melbourne, The Wurundjeri people of the Indigenous in the Kulin nation occupied the Birrarung (Yarra River) Valley. John Batman, the Australian born son of a NSW convict, who gained fame in Tasmania by capturing Bush ranger Matthew Brady, set his eyes on a Port Phillip exploration. […]

Dangal – Movie review from Australia

Dangal – Movie review from Australia

Review by: Sandeep Karayi Amir Khan starrer Dangal is released in theatres across Australia today on 23rd December 2016. At Northland’s Hoyts Cinema in Melbourne, it was a near houseful show at both 8:50pm and 9:20pm. After all these years in Australia, this is the first time, I have witnessed people clapping in adoration after […]

Dileep Weds Kavya Madhavan

Dileep Weds Kavya Madhavan

Amid rumours about their impending marriage, Dileep and Kavya Madhavan finally applied a sudden break to the speculations. The couple got married today at Kaloor Vedanta Hotel in Ernakulam, Kochi. Close relatives,  associates and friends from Mollywood and media personnels from all major Newspapers  were present at the ceremony. A reception is organised for tomorrow […]

How Australia’s Emus brought tears in Indian eyes in 2012

How Australia’s Emus brought tears in Indian eyes in 2012

Emus are soft-feathered, brown, flightless birds with long necks and legs, and can reach up to 1.9 metres and are native to Australia. Indians, on the other hand are natives of India who never ever tasted Emu meat or egg. But that did not prevent the executive of a French company to present a paper […]

Holey dollar – Australia’s first coin

Holey dollar – Australia’s first coin

When the penal colony of New South Wales was founded no preparations were made for a currency. The first fleet came with some money to procure supplies during the journey. The convicts were not paid anything and the soldiers were supplied with goods free from the Government store. During the early days of the settlement […]

Most shared Whatsapp Messages

Most shared Whatsapp Messages

Whatsapp with a user base of 1 Billion is the most popular messaging application in Planet earth. Mostly used for sharing funny jokes and instant messages, whatsapp steals hell a lot of time from the life of an average human being living in a developed country. Below we have collected some of the most shared […]

The Entry of Islam and the history of Muslims in Australia

The Entry of Islam and the history of Muslims in Australia

Islam made its entry into Australia much before Christianity. Macassar trepangers from the southwest corner of Sulawesi in Indonesia visited the coast of Northern Australia since 1700’s. The contact between both the cultures is speculated to have begun at least a century before the Europeans. Makassan fishing boats frequented Australian shores to collect and process […]

This man’s bluff resulted in the birth of Australia

This man’s bluff resulted in the birth of Australia

The most commonly reported reason for the colonisation of Australia is the overcrowding of British Prison system and the need to find a place to resettle the convicts. After the American war of independence, it became impossible for Britain to send convicts to America. There was one more pressing reason and without that the British […]

How Alpaca came to Australia?

How Alpaca came to Australia?

When Australia was colonized, it was the intention of the early administrators to make this colony a self-sufficient agricultural haven. The first fleet (1788) came with required farm equipment’s and animals and it included sheep. In 1789 Merino sheep arrived in Australia and the story of Australia’s wool production began. By 1807, Australia started exporting […]

History of Cars in Australia

History of Cars in Australia

Horse Vs Motor Cars When the first fleet arrived in Australia in 1788, there were seven horses aboard. By 1901, when Australia became a federation, there were around 1662000 horses in Australia, roughly one horse for every two people. In effect Australia was a horse dominated society. Our city streets were filled with pervading smell […]

Chinese New Year Celebrations 2016 in Melbourne

Chinese New Year Celebrations 2016 in Melbourne

Chinese New Year Celebrations at Crown Casino There is no surprise in saying Melbourne celebrates Chinese New Year with all its vigour. This year too in designated areas performances that evolved over the years to a unique fusion of Chinese and Australian art is on display. Chinese New Year Celebrations at Yarra Walk I must […]

The history of Camels in Australia

The history of Camels in Australia

Australia has two species of feral camels – dromedaries and Bactrian. A majority of them are dromedaries. Mostly camels were imported to Australia from Persia, India and Afghanistan in the early days of the European settlement. The first suggestion of bringing camels to Australia was made in 1822 by Conrad Malte-Brun. Malte Brun was a […]

The three final chapters of God

The three final chapters of God

The Final Chapter – PART 1- DEATH Death knocked the door. It was not as scary as I imagined. It was like a breeze from the past. I was entangled in a web of right and wrong, hell and heaven and rebirth. The God of death, was soft spoken, approachable and likable, to an extend […]

Australian Place names of Indian Origin

Australian Place names of Indian Origin

The place names in Australia are mostly derived from Aboriginal language or named by nostalgic early settlers with that of European towns. But there are a few towns or suburbs in Australia that bears the name of Indian regions. Most of these towns are named by British Indians and in some cases based on the […]

How Canberra Became Australia’s Capital?

How Canberra Became Australia’s Capital?

The Sydney – Melbourne rivalry reached historic proportions when the colony leaders were seriously pondering about creating an Australian federation. In the 1890’s New South Wales was a free tariff state, but Victoria had many taxes to protect local industries. The rivalry between both the colonies created bitter disagreements. Five times premier of NSW, Sir […]

India Tour of Australia – Schedule, Squad and Cricketer’s Family Photos

India Tour of Australia – Schedule, Squad and Cricketer’s Family Photos

Indian Team for T20 International Australian Tour T20I Squad:Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni , Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd. Shami, Harbhajan Singh, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra. Indian Team for One Day International Australian Tour ODI Squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, […]

Western Australia’s amazing Pink Lake – Lake Hillier

Western Australia’s amazing Pink Lake – Lake Hillier

( To download image 960×960 click here) Address: Middle Island, Recherche Archipelago Nature Reserve, via, Cape Arid, Western Australia, 6452 Australia is home to one of the most beautiful Pink Lakes in the world. The Hillier Lake is located at Middle island in the Goldfields- Esperance region in Western Australia. It lies around 65km south […]

Me, God and Sin

Me, God and Sin

Dumb stuck in a sofa, mercury climbing to 40, on a hot Melbourne day,the crazy Melbourne weather sure had an effect on my mental stability. That could be one reason I started thinking about God. In my view, God should be kept under the frames .I mean the wooden photo frames; I can have my […]

Organic Chicken in my kitchen

Organic Chicken in my kitchen

I was fuming after watching a YouTube video on chicken farming. Meat chickens are genetically altered to grow twice as fast than usual. Genetic modification and hormone injection make these birds grow so rapidly, their heart and lungs are not developed well enough to sustain life. This results in birds dying prematurely. These dead birds […]

I am a Sardarji and I want freedom

I am a Sardarji and I want freedom

I was walking, I mean to say I walked and walked only to realise that the road never ends. It was so long that I won’t be able to cover it with my little feet. I was too young for the cycle. I waited until I grew enough to ride a bicycle. There were tricycles […]

Navratri

Navratri

The Legend of Navrathri The Hindu festival of Navratri is a nine day celebration and worship of Shakthi or Devi. During this period nine forms of the female Shakti or Devi form is worshiped. There are many legends about Navratri. Markandeya Purana , one of the 18 Mahapuranas of Hinduism, regales the slaying of Mahishasura […]

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