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. […]

Thai Culture and Food Festival at Federation Square, Melbourne

Thai Culture and Food Festival at Federation Square, Melbourne

Thai Culture and Food Festival at Federation Square, Melbourne Thai Culture and Food festival in Melbourne is focused on the themes of family, fun and food. The rich historical culture of Thailand and its people, the spicy food, and smiling faces all around that bring happiness on the onlookers; what else once can ask for? […]

Japanese Summer Festival celebrations in Melbourne

Japanese Summer Festival celebrations in Melbourne

Japanese Summer Festival celebrations in Melbourne Obon or Bon Matusuri is a Japanese custom to honour the spirits of one’s ancestors. Matusuri means Festival. During this time Japanese people return to their ancestral family places and visit and clean their ancestor’s graves. This festival is been celebrated in Japan for the past 500 years. Melbourne, […]

WAGS of World Cup Cricket 2015 Indian Cricketers

WAGS of World Cup Cricket 2015 Indian Cricketers

WAGS of World Cup Cricket 2015 Indian Cricketers Virat Kohli After a long list of girlfriends, finally Virat Kohli looks like settling with his current girlfriend Anushka Sharma . Born on 1 May 1988 Anushka is an Indian actress and film producer who appears in Bollywood films. She has received one Filmfare Award from four […]

Chinese New year Celebrations in Melbourne

Chinese New year Celebrations in Melbourne

Chinese New year Celebrations in Melbourne Melbourne play host to a number of Chinese New year Celebrations. Docklands, Federation Square and China town being the main centers of attraction, provides the visitors with unique experience on Chinese art and cuisine. Box hill another Chinese dominant suburb attracts around 80000 spectators every year for the Chinese […]

List of Indian Movie actors and actresses living in Australia

List of Indian Movie actors and actresses living in Australia

List of Indian Movie actors and actresses living in Australia   Vimala Raman Vimala Raman is an Indian film actress, model and a trained Bharatanatyam dancer. She made her acting debut in the 2006 Tamil film Poi and went on to appear primarily in South Indian cinema. Her first Malayalam film was Time with Suresh […]

White Night 2015 in Melbourne

White Night 2015 White Night has transformed Melbourne into a sea of around half a million strollers all night long; the best part being the model behavior displayed by the crowd. Moreover this year the crowd management was excellent compared to the previous two years. To begin with, a little intro about the celebration, the […]

St Kilda Festival

St Kilda Festival

St Kilda Festival While the weather Gods watched and blessed from above, the nine day St Kilda festival maintained its glamour and glitter till the last day on 8th February 2015. It is Melbourne’s biggest free musical festival showcasing Australian talent. It is grand, great and I must say I find it difficult to describe […]

Lunar New year Celebrations at Melbourne’s Victoria Street

Lunar New year Celebrations at Melbourne’s Victoria Street In Melbourne the suburbs of Richmond, Footscray, Springvale, Sunshine and St Albans have a significant population of Vietnamese-Australians. This community is the fourth largest migrant group in Australia. Though the Vietnamese community gets unfavourable coverage in the popular media due to its criminal gangs and a larger […]

Melbourne’s Celebrations and Events Indians should partake in 2015

Melbourne’s Celebrations and Events Indians should partake in 2015

Melbourne’s Celebrations and Events Indians should partake The first generation Indians in Australia do the mistake of making themselves marooned on a deserted island within themselves . Away from their friends and relatives in the homeland most never step outside the group of handful of trusted comrades they call family friends. A few maintain large […]

Schoolies week for an Indian Parent

Schoolies week for an Indian Parent

Schoolies They throw the big book of chasteness and discipline that we have been painstakingly writing since they were born, at us without any mercy. The schoolies week has begun. The first generation Indian migrants, brought up in the abyss of Victorian values imposed on us by the British, may get totally lost in despair […]

Tamil Wedding Customs

Tamil Wedding Customs

Tamil wedding customs Tamil Wedding A Tamil wedding ceremony is a royal affair. Tamil weddings pay attention to all the details, however small it might be. All the rituals based on the sacred texts of Vedas. Though in modern weddings, the Tamils has included some modern touch. Normally, a priest fixes a day for the […]

Punjabi Wedding

Punjabi Wedding

Punjabi Wedding   It is believed that  marriages are made in Heaven. Different customs and rituals are prevalent among different communities in India . These distinctively different marriage  rituals and customs make an interesting topic for discussion around the world. In most of the western countries,arranged marriages are a tradition of the past . But, […]

Gujarati Wedding

Gujarati Wedding Marriage or wedding is an extremely auspicious social occasion in Indian society and culture. As per the Hindu scriptures and Vedas, marriage is a sanctified lifetime commitment between a male and female. It is considered as the most powerful of all social bonds. Wedding is one of the significant events in the life […]

Bengali Wedding

Bengali Wedding

Bengali Wedding                               Like every festival, wedding is celebrated with great enthusiasm in all the Indian communities around. The wedding of Bengalis is known for the vibrant event mixed up with traditions and customs. Their wedding celebration is an excellent blending of elaborate and colorful marriage ritual. Though the rituals differs from region to […]

Cure for dry skin, runny nose, hay fever and Tooth decay

Cure for dry skin, runny nose, hay fever and Tooth decay

Cure for dry skin, runny nose, hay fever and Tooth decay   Dry skin, Asthma, Hay fever and dental decay are the main four trivial health issues an Indian migrant has to address soon after arriving in Australia. As moisturising creams and Claratyne fill our cupboards, we realise that it is a battle we have […]

Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes Diabetes mellitus, or diabetes, is a condition in which levels of glucose in the blood are higher than normal, either because the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or cells do not respond to the insulin produced. Diabetes comes from the Greek work’ diabainein’ which means ‘pass through’ referring to the flow of urine. […]

Dogs

Dogs

Golden Retriever – picture of dogs Dogs It stands to reason that when people choose a dog, it should fit into their life style. The selective breeding of dogs has been going on for at least 15000 years. This breeding involved creating dog varieties with certain characteristics like strength, skills, size, shape, colouring, and temperament. […]

Australian Wine

Australian Wine

Australian Wine Australia’s commitment to become a major wine producing nation was evident as the first fleet brought vine cutting from Cape of Good Hope in 1788. The attempt to grow vine in Australia failed miserably because of the unfamiliar Sydney weather. ‘The never say die’ attitude of early settlers prevailed and by 1820 Australian […]

Beer

Beer

Beer Drunkenness was an enormous problem, Australia faced in its early days as a convict’s colony. Rum was the favourite drink of the colony and even children as young as ten were to be seen in the streets intoxicated on those days.  Beer was promoted as a safer and healthier alternative to rum, as a […]

Alcohol

Alcohol

“They are not a nation of snobs like the English or of extravagant boasters like the Americans or of reckless profligates like the French; they are simply a nation of drunkards.” Marcus Clark about Australians.   Alcohol Australians love to drink wine and beer and have a conversation while they drink. Though the alcohol conception […]

Ayurveda Treatment

Ayurveda Treatment

Asthma, Gout, Eczema, Piles and hay fever are the uninvited guests that invade Indians in the first few years of their stay in Australia. For Eczema, gout and piles, Ayurveda has comprehensive treatment methods. The Intention of this article is not to provide any directions for medication but to give an outline on the dietary […]

Facts about Australia

Facts about Australia

Facts about Australia 1.Australia is the 6th largest country by total area. 2.The name Australia is derived from the Latin australis, meaning “southern” 3.Australia is believed to be inhibited by humans for at least 40000 years. 4.The first Europeans to discover Australia were the Dutch.   5.Captain Arthur Phillip led the First Fleet into Port […]