Magpie Attack

Magpie Attack

Indians  in Australia prefer to call them, “white and black crows” but unlike the European magpies, Australian magpies are not from the crow (corvid) family, though they belong to the broad corvid lineage. The early European settlers to Australia named them ‘Magpies’ due to their colour similarity with European Magpies. They are good mimicry artists […]

Sagardeep’s son will wear a turban in School – A wrong decision indeed

Sagardeep’s son will wear a turban in School – A wrong decision indeed

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has ruled in favour of Sidhak and his father Sagardeep Singh who challenged the decision of Melton Christian School to refuse entry to Sidhak in their school, because he wears a turban.  Melton Christian College argued that it has the right to set the uniform its students wear. […]

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. […]

Are you underpaid by your employer in Australia? Read this for your good

Are you underpaid by your employer in Australia? Read this for your good

What is underpayment of wages? Underpayment of wages occurs when employer fails to pay minimum wages, allowances or penalty rates prescribed by the applicable instrument. The applicable instrument could be an award or an agreement. The employer may be prosecuted to recover the underpaid amounts. Underpayment of wages claims must be made within 6 years […]

Regulatory changes from 1st July 2017 in Australia – Everyone should know about

Taxation Changes Budget repair levy not applicable from this financial year In 2014–15 Federal budget the government introduced a temporary budget repair levy. Individual taxpayers (both resident and non- resident taxpayers) with a taxable income of more than $180,000 per year were needed to pay the levy in 2014–15, 2015–16 and 2016–17 income years. The […]

How to dob in your unscrupulous 457 visa sponsor once you no longer need them

How to dob in your unscrupulous 457 visa sponsor once you no longer need them

457 Visa is one of the most abused job purpose Visa Scheme in Australia by unscrupulous employers and immigration agents. Taking a special note of the Indian diaspora here; we have a history of milking all available loop holes in any Government scheme to fill our pockets by unscrupulous ways and means. Whether it is […]

Mumbai’s Versova Beach Clean Up attracts global attention

Mumbai’s Versova Beach Clean Up attracts global attention

The main difference between India and the rest of the world is the cleanliness of public spaces. In other parts of the world, mounts of filth and plastic waste that define the public spaces of India are clearly absent. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan took the first steps in making a change […]

Unsolved Indian Missing and Murder cases in Australia

Unsolved Indian Missing and Murder cases in Australia

This list includes victims from India and Sri Lanka. This list excludes recent missing cases, where Police investigation is undergoing. Anyone with information on any of these cases are urged to ring Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Mahalingham Sinnathamby – Missing Case Sri Lankan born, Mahalingham Sinnathamby, (born 1937) lived by himself at Noble […]

The drowning of three young Indians in Australia and beach safety measures

The drowning of three young Indians in Australia and beach safety measures

Around 300 drowning deaths occur in Australia every year. Understandably most of these deaths occur in Summer. Though beaches account for a smaller percentage compared to inland water ways and pools, most of the beach deaths are preventable. The water near the sea shore may look calm but experienced swimmers warn that it is the […]

Depression among Teenagers in Indian Community

Depression among Teenagers in Indian Community

Large scale Indian migration to Australia began only recently. The young families that migrated to Australia ten or fifteen years back, nested and hatched their eggs and the kids are in their teens now. The pestering issue many parents face is bullying at schools and most of the time this happens at an invisible level, […]

Why I don’t touch the feet of my Guru?

Why I don’t touch the feet of my Guru?

A few years back, I had the privilege of attending a Bhagavat Gita discourse conducted by Chinmaya Mission in Melbourne. The one hour I spent there was worth every second. Swami Tejomayananda was an excellent orator and had deep knowledge in Vedas and other Hindu religious texts. During the discourse, a slipper (Methiyadi , A […]

Mahatma Gandhi – A British Agent? It is time, India take a stand

Mahatma Gandhi – A British Agent? It is time, India take a stand

There is a Latin saying, de mortuis nihil nisi bonum , which can be roughly translated as: ‘thou shalt not speak ill of the dead’. The dead can’t defend, so the living should give the dead, the benefit of doubt. But if the finger of suspicion has raised against one of the national icons of […]

Intolerance and Wind of change in India

Intolerance and Wind of change in India

  Intolerance and Wind of change in India When more than a Billion people with distinctively different religious beliefs, culture and even skin colour live in a relatively smaller piece of land, conflict is unavoidable. When Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Pakistan, Brunei or UAE implement sharia based laws to all its citizens irrespective […]

Indian Immigrant labourers in Australia and the wretched Indian Pigs of Fiji

Indian Immigrant labourers in Australia and the wretched Indian Pigs of Fiji

Indian Immigrant labourers in Australia and the wretched Indian Pigs of Fiji Australians value the right to have a ‘fair go’ as their top priority. It is no wonder that, this nation of convicts believe in getting a second chance in life, where everyone is treated equally and fairly. But what we are today is […]

When Indians exploit Indians

When Indians exploit Indians

7 – Eleven’s worker exploitation scam has made headlines here in Australia and overseas. Though the franchisees are responsible for the exploitation of workers, the Australian HQ of the company is expected to take the blame and responsibility for the mess, the parent being an international giant. But the real concern here is not the […]

Do you think Modi Magic transformed the Indian Consulate in Sydney for good?

Do you think Modi Magic transformed the Indian Consulate in Sydney for good?

Do you think Modi Magic transformed the Indian Consulate in Sydney for good? Indian Consulate in Sydney had a very bad reputation for customer service. A quick check on Facebook or Google will easily reveal how much the Indian diaspora hated the Indian Government’s representatives in Sydney. To savour a few for the uninitiated, “Horrible […]

Indian Taxi drivers in Australia – A Media Walk through

Indian Taxi drivers in Australia – A Media Walk through

What is wrong with Indian Taxi drivers in Australia? It was just curiosity that prompted me to search the word ‘ Indian taxi drivers in Australia’ in google. To be honest with you there was more to that. A social media discussion about a big percentage of Punjabi drivers being accused of sexually abusing their […]

‘Curries and More’ lands in a soup

‘Curries and More’ lands in a soup

‘Curries and More’ lands in a soup Indians are never able to shed their ‘Chalega’ attitude and the mentality to take short cuts. In India breaking the laws, bribing to get things done and cutting the queue are considered as smartness. But here in Australia, those acts are treated as cheap and disrespectful. One such […]

Australia’s own Durga Avatar

Australia’s own Durga Avatar

Australia’s own Durga Avatar   Nowadays, Indians can get almost every Indian products in Australia through Indian shops and  major super markets. A twenty or thirty years back, Indian population was only a fraction of what it is today, and even a bottle of pickle was considered as part of nostalgia. For good or bad, […]

Corrupt Indians In Australia

Corrupt Indians In Australia

Corrupt Indians In Australia This is a list of Indians in Australia involved in corruption. The list will be updated regularly. Reetika Ajjan News Item 2014 Reetika Ajjan, a former employee of the Australian Department of Immigration, is accused of supplying government information and equipment to an illegal racket run by her husband Jeetender, which […]

Charlie Hebdo – Freedom or Foolishness?

Charlie Hebdo – Freedom or Foolishness?

French Satirical Magazine Charlie Hebdo Often Mocked Religion, but this time it did not go well for the publishers and cartoonists working for the magazine. Today, Two Muslim shooters entered into the press room of Charlie Hebdo and picked the journalists, asked for their names, and shot bullets in their head. As per the BBC […]

Gandhi or Godse ; Why Godse killed Gandhi?

Gandhi or Godse ; Why Godse killed Gandhi?

  Nathuram Godse Mahatma Gandhi proclaimed non-violence as his way of opposing the British rule in India, as he was instinctively aware of the destructive nature of violence. It is an irony that the prophet of non- violence had succumb to nasty violence in the hands of a misguided lunatic. As we confine ourselves to […]

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 […]

Nitin Gursahani sacked for Sunny Leon Connection

Nitin Gursahani sacked for Sunny Leon Connection

Nitin Gursahani dis-endorsed as Liberal Party Thomas town candidate The Liberal party has dis-endorsed Nitin Gursahani, candidate representing the Thomastown seat in the state elections to the Victorian Parliament. But Mr Gursahani’s name will remain on the ballot paper as nominations for the poll have closed. Gursahani through his family company Kiren Australia, has planned […]

Mangalyan and India’s White Tiger moment of shame

Mangalyan and India’s White Tiger moment of shame

  On 24th September 2014, India’s Mangalyan space mission successfully entered the orbit of Mars. India has become the first nation in the world to have entered the Mars orbit in the first attempt. India as a nation was making a statement to the world of its technological superiority amid applause from both the well-wishers […]

Indians Barred from Adelaide Anzac Day Parade

Indians Barred from Adelaide Anzac Day  Parade

This is a reproduction of Times of India Article . Times of India is a leading English News Paper in India “What bothers me is, why Indians want to march in the Anzac day parade. It was a war Indians had to join for they were a colony of Britain. A war that never benefited […]

Arun Singhal takes on Subway

Arun Singhal takes on Subway

Arun Singhal takes on Subway (Image Sourced from Google ) Arun Singhal an Indian born entrepreneur in Melbourne landed in hot water after threatening to publish the videos featuring dirty secrets of Subway in Youtube.  He demanded a sum of $35 Million from Subway in return for his silence.  Arun Singhal signed on with Subway […]

Rapes in India and social justice for women

Rapes in India and social justice for women

  India has gained widespread attention around the globe as the ‘rape capital of the world’ after the horrific gang rape in Delhi and the recent rape and murder of two sisters in Utter Pradesh. Rape is not an isolated phenomenon that occurs only in India, but the level of abuse towards women in India […]

Do you think Sachin deserves Bharat Ratna?

Do you think Sachin deserves Bharat Ratna?

India’s most celebrated sportsman, Sachin Tendulkar was conferred the highest Civilian Award Bharat Ratna soon after he bid adieu to the international Cricket after playing for 24 years. Though India’s Hockey Icon Late Dhyan Chand’s name was also recommended, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recommended only Sachin’s name to the President to confer the Award. The […]