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‘Modi-fied’ business opportunities for Australia

By at December 8, 2014 | 3:19 pm | 0 Comment

‘Modi-fied’ business opportunities for Australia

Paul McKenzie, CEO of Australian Business Solutions, writes about his recent experience last month with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi,   during his visit to Australia. It was centre stage of Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit to Australia - Brisbane hosted him for the G20 Summit, Sydney hosted him for the AllPhones Arena Community Reception, Canberra hosted him more...

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An Indian–Australian Affair: The Passionof Louise Lightfoot

By at October 31, 2014 | 7:55 pm | 0 Comment

An Indian–Australian Affair: The Passionof Louise Lightfoot

An Australian ballet teacher’s love of Indian dance helped bring two cultures together. In the 19th century, during the British Raj, India attracted many curious and enthusiastic Australian travellers. Australians had been attracted to Indian curios, artworks, colourful clothes, and paintings of grand Indian palaces and bazaars; and the great Intercolonial Exhibition more...

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Iran faces international outrage on Reyhaneh Jabbari’s execution

By at October 30, 2014 | 8:29 pm | 0 Comment

Iran faces international outrage on Reyhaneh Jabbari’s execution

Ignoring international pleas and social media campaigns, Iran executed 26-year-old Reyhaneh Jabbari for allegedly murdering her rapist. A temporary stay of the controversial execution happened after social media campaigns and international condemnation called for a halt to the execution last month. Iran’s Supreme Court charged the interior designer of premeditated more...

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Heartless and outrageous: A national inquiry needed to fine-tune surrogacy

By at October 9, 2014 | 3:31 pm | 0 Comment

Heartless and outrageous: A national inquiry needed to fine-tune surrogacy

Reading the newspapers this morning, I feel concerned and perturbed with some issues around surrogacy. Only recently, we were told that  baby Gammy was abandoned by an Australian couple in Thailand, because he has Down’s syndrome. His twin sister, who was healthy, was brought to Australia. http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2014/s4089822.htm In the currently more...

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13th Amendment of Sri Lanka’s Constitution can help to heal the divide in Sri Lanka!

By at August 26, 2014 | 3:19 pm | 0 Comment

13th Amendment of Sri Lanka’s Constitution can help to heal the divide in Sri Lanka!

Sri Lanka is a friendly country to India and both have many commonalities. Sri Lanka has a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India and both the major ethnic groups-Singhalese and Tamil- have their origins in India. Until 2009, it had a ferocious and violent civil war, killing thousands from both sides. After a series of battles, Sri Lankan Army was able to defeat LTTE in more...

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‘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...

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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...

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Iraq’s disintegration and the birth of a radical Sunni State

By at June 30, 2014 | 3:29 pm | 0 Comment

Iraq’s disintegration and the birth of a radical Sunni State

The world is helplessly watching Iraq's disintegration and the birth of a newly minted jihadist state as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant is on its way to set up a de facto sovereignty over a major chunk of Iraq.   The rise of Sunni militancy and the ensuing chaos in Iraq has caused international alarm. Until a few days ago, it was incomprehensible that a more...

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What could happen to Australia-India economic relations under Prime Minister Narendra Modi ?

By at June 2, 2014 | 2:21 pm | 0 Comment

What could happen to Australia-India economic relations under Prime Minister Narendra Modi ?

The new Indian Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come to the power on the promise of rapid economic development of India. This presents a great opportunity for Australia under the business friendly Prime Minister Tony Abbott.   Australian India relations are strategic which means it is multi-facet relations where economic ties 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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