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‘Australia concludes Nuclear trade deal with India’

By at August 22, 2014 | 2:21 pm | 0 Comment

‘Australia concludes Nuclear trade deal with India’

From various news sources, it is clear that Australia has concluded Civil nuclear deal with India recently. Uranium trade between Australia and India is likely to start soon. It appears that the deal has been concluded relatively quickly after India elected its new government led by  Narendra Modi. The agreement is likely to be signed by India and Australia during more...

Community , India

‘India’s shores should not be used as a launch pad for sea voyage to Australia’!

By at July 30, 2014 | 1:40 pm | 0 Comment

‘India’s shores should not be used as a launch pad for sea voyage to Australia’!

I am perturbed with some commentary whereby some people including Senator Sarah Hanson-Young are casting indirect aspersion on how India treats refugees. (http://tinyurl.com/k239hsr) Points are being made that India is not a signatory county to UN Refugees Convention. Some of them have mentioned even terrorist group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and A-Sham) in the same more...

Opinion ,

Outside loudspeakers from places of worship in India should be banned!

By at July 8, 2014 | 3:34 pm | 0 Comment

Outside loudspeakers from places of worship in India should be banned!

I read a story in Indian Express newspaper, which talks about communal tension in a village in Western Uttar Pradesh, India because of loudspeakers from a temple. http://indianexpress.com/article/india/politics/up-bjp-calls-mahapanchayat-against-removal-of-loudspeaker-from-temple/   I am aware of several such examples in India over the years. It is not just more...

Opinion ,

What Indians in Australia expect from the Modi Government

By at June 17, 2014 | 5:34 pm | 0 Comment

What Indians in Australia expect from the Modi Government

The new government should be proactive in considering the interests and welfare of the Indian community down under. It is not a hyperbole to say that a new era has dawned in India with the swearing-in of the Modi Government on Monday, 26 May, 2014. A decisive, “can do” leader, Sri Narendra Modi, is the Prime Minister. Indians, not just in India but around the more...

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‘Diversity is a reality in Australia’!

By at June 10, 2014 | 3:28 pm | 0 Comment

‘Diversity is a reality in Australia’!

I was a member of the panel to discuss a major research presentation, conducted by Pollinate Group (CEO Howard Parry-Husbands) on behalf of SBS, as part of Vivid Sydney programme on Wednesday, 28th May, 2014, at Museum of Contemporary Arts (MCA). Other panellists were Prof Ian Buchanan, University of Wollongong and Dr Eman Sharobeem, Immigrant Women’s Health Service more...

National ,

Hundreds attended ‘Blacktown City Festival’

By at June 6, 2014 | 1:46 pm | 0 Comment

Hundreds attended ‘Blacktown City Festival’

Blacktown City Festival parade was big, vibrant and multicultural and hundreds of people from different walks of life attended the festival.   Yadu Singh participated, as a part of Blacktown Residents Voice Group,  in Blacktown City Parade on Saturday, 31st May, 2014 and said that it was great fun. “More than 50,000 people were there either in the parade more...

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‘There isn’t anything which India and Pakistan can’t achieve if they work hard’

By at May 29, 2014 | 3:48 pm | 0 Comment

‘There isn’t anything which India and Pakistan can’t achieve if they work hard’

Narendra Modi was  sworn-in as  the 15th  Prime Minister of India   May 26 , 2014. SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation) leaders attended this ceremony.   This is for the first time that SAARC leaders were invited and attended a ceremony of this nature. There is no doubt that it has created a lot of goodwill in the region. It is indeed a more...

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Tamil Nadu politics can’t be the sole basis for India’s relations with Sri Lanka

By at May 26, 2014 | 2:38 pm | 0 Comment

Tamil Nadu politics can’t be the sole basis for India’s relations with Sri Lanka

Today , Narendra Modi will take the oath for Prime Minister of India. Leaders from all South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) nations have been invited. Many, if not all, are attending this ceremony. Sri Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapaksa too will be in New Delhi for the event.   Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalitha of AIDMK and DMK more...

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‘Negligence proved fatal for the young Indian man’

By at May 22, 2014 | 2:05 pm | 0 Comment

‘Negligence proved fatal for the young Indian man’

I received an email from my friend, Sreenadh Brahmapuram, on 8th May, 2014. This email was addressed to Indian Consulate, with request for some help, and included a few from the community. I am not sure about their response.   After contacting Sreenadh, I visited Westmead Hospital. I met JK’s wife, LK, their 2 years old son and their close friends. Sreenadh more...

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Basava philosophy upholds relevance even after 800 years

By at April 14, 2014 | 2:59 pm | 0 Comment

Basava philosophy upholds relevance even after 800 years

I came in contact  with Basava  philosophy in Sydney four years ago and became a formal member of Basava Samithi, Sydney more than a year ago. I have attended Basava Jayanthi events and taken part in many of their community events, including “Clean Up Australia” day events.   Basava philosophy takes the name from Sree Basaveshwara, who was born in 1134 in a more...

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