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Tourist heaven Goa caught in its bikini politics

A master of witty anecdotes, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar once liberally used a popular bikini adage to make a point about governance and number crunching. “Statistics are like a woman wearing a bikini. What they reveal is vital. What they hide is even more vital,” Parrikar would often say to peals of laughter from

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Australian unemployment rate worst in 40 years

More than 15 percent of the Australians are unemployed, the highest level in nearly 40 years, a new research released Monday revealed. A study from the Brotherhood of St. Laurence welfare group has found more than 300,000 young Australians have casual or part-time jobs but want either more work or full-time positions. The group’s spokesman,

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Australia among top 3 choices for Indian students

Reversing the earlier trend of migration to Australia by majority of Indians, the country now continued to be one of the top three destinations of choice for Indian students due to its academic quality and education system, a senior Australian diplomat said. Though many Indian students preferred to study in Australia for migration and have

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Tourist heaven Goa caught in its bikini politics

A master of witty anecdotes, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar once liberally used a popular bikini adage to make a point about governance and number crunching. “Statistics are like a woman wearing a bikini. What they reveal is vital. What they hide is even more vital,” Parrikar would often say to peals of laughter from

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When Lisa Singh came calling

Lisa Singh, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Environment, Climate change and Water, was a special guest of Melbourne Consul General of India Manika Jain at the 68th Independence Day Celebrations here. “As a woman of Indian origin I always look forward to celebrating Indian Independence day as it marks a pivotal moment in the history of

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Tourist heaven Goa caught in its bikini politics

A master of witty anecdotes, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar once liberally used a popular bikini adage to make a point about governance and number crunching. “Statistics are like a woman wearing a bikini. What they reveal is vital. What they hide is even more vital,” Parrikar would often say to peals of laughter from

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Modi back in India after ‘successful’ Japan trip

New Delhi: India Inc. sees a big leap in Japan’s business interest in India, with the commitment of $35 billion in infrastructure a case in point, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned home after a five-day visit to this East Asian nation. This optimism, the stakeholders added, got a boost with Modi assuring Japanese investors

Feature

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Melbourne celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi

The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated with much pomp and fervour throughout Melbourne. Ganesh Chaturthi which marks the birth of Lord Ganesha has united the Indians for more than a century. Different parts of India have different rituals but the core of the festival is the belief that Ganesh is the destroyer of all

Gold falls, other precious metals rise

GOLD futures have extended their losses in electronic trading after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s May policy-setting meeting showed board members considered an early end to the central bank’s bond-buying program. A number of Fed officials could be willing to reduce the pace of bond purchases as early as their next meeting if the economy

Rituals, revelry on second day of Durga Puja

Kolkata: People from all walks of life and age groups Sunday thronged colourful pandals (marquees) to soak in the festivities and celebrate Mahasaptami – the second day of Durga Puja in West Bengal. The day started with the ‘pran pratistha’ ritual, where the deity is symbolically endowed with life. The ‘kola bou’, a tender banana

Gifting is an art that needs to be mastered

New Delhi, Nov 1:  Gifting is part and parcel of the festive season. Ironically though, when it comes to buying a gift for the person you are usually the closest to and seem to think know the best, it becomes the biggest challenge. A recently conducted survey found that most people name their spouse as

We’ll take Badals to the cleaners: Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh: Former chief minister Amarinder Singh says the ruling Akali Dal is a “17th century” outfit that has done little for Punjab and that his Congress party will take the Badals, the state’s first family, to the cleaners in the assembly polls next year. “We will certainly show the people what this (Badal) government has

Bollywood

Never a dull moment in ‘Vicky Donor’

“Vicky Donor” is an original and thoroughly engaging Bollywood comedy. The director of this movie has picked up a pertinent issue and converted it into a perky precocious and endearing romantic comedy. Indeed “Vicky Donor” is suffused with delectable plus points, not the least of them being debutant Ayushmann Khurana who seems to be born

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Leave me alone

Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat is not pleased with her link-up with Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas. After being held responsible for his split from wife Melanie Griffith, she says don’t pry into her personal life. Mallika, who entered the Indian film industry in 2003 with “Khwahish”, was recorded on video dancing with the “Desperado” star during

Akshay & Junior 2

Akshay Kumar Q&A

Q: Your previous movies are much more serious than ‘Entertainment’. Do you think your fans will enjoy it? A: To be honest, I’ll do whatever my fans want me to! Even though they praised me a lot for Holiday, they said they can’t wait for Entertainment to release.  I think the key to happy fans

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Alia to sing ‘Samjhawan Unplugged’ live

Young actress Alia Bhatt, whose singing talent was first showcased through “Highway”, has now used her vocal skills for a new song, “Samjhawan Unplugged”. She will sing it live. “Samjhawan Unplugged” is a melodious rendition of Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal’s “Samjhawan” from Alia and Varun Dhawan’s forthcoming movie “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania”. Filmmaker Karan

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Few Melburnians Make Short Film on Dowry

The 20-minute long film is about how dowry affects women even before they get married as parents face the stress of arranging it. The film will be screened in ACMI on August 31. Gurmeet Sran, an IT professional from Punjab migrated to New Zealand about 10 years back. But he always carried with him his

Food

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Indian Rogan Josh at Burwood Highway is real treat

When we decided to try the Indian Rogan Josh parked on a humble shopping strip on Burwood Highway at Ferntree Gully, it was with a sense of curiosity we have about any new outlet. Being a Sunday, we were expecting a quiet evening and hoping to monopolise the company of the chef! But to our

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Meet India’s ‘Most Admired’ Chef

It is said that if Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is known for his elegant style in dishing out culinary tips on cookery shows, then Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi is known for his exuberance and signature wardrobe. But that observation apart, it is Harpal Singh Sokhi’s fusion of Indian food that has made him a force to

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Indian Rogan Josh at Burwood Highway is real treat

When we decided to try the Indian Rogan Josh parked on a humble shopping strip on Burwood Highway at Ferntree Gully, it was with a sense of curiosity we have about any new outlet. Being a Sunday, we were expecting a quiet evening and hoping to monopolise the company of the chef! But to our

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The ‘Bhut Jolokia’ – recognised as the hottest of spices

‘Bhut Jolokia’ also known as naga jolokia, bih jolokia, ghost pepper, ghost chili pepper, red naga chilli, and ghost chilli is cultivated in the Indian states of Assam, Nagaland and Manipur. The name “Bhut Jolokiya” comes from the Bhutia tribe who used to originally bring it down to the valleys of Assam for trade. It’s

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Have an authentic Indian experience at Indii of Brighton

When Sabby Soodan and Prakash Mahtolia opened Indii of Clare at the Clare Valley in South Australia more than a year ago, they knew the buck would not stop there. They shared a common dream: to open a restaurant. Together with another friend and business partner Jag Khairajai in the fray, the trio has made

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Samundri Stew

This healthy, delicious Seafood Stew is one pot casserole. Quick and easy to make, ideal for cold winter nights. The herbs and spices used in this recipe aren’t overpowering and allow you to appreciate the natural flavours and textures of the flaky fish and meaty prawns. If preferred, add a dash or two of Tabasco

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Have an authentic Indian experience at Indii of Brighton

When Sabby Soodan and Prakash Mahtolia opened Indii of Clare at the Clare Valley in South Australia more than a year ago, they knew the buck would not stop there. They shared a common dream: to open a restaurant. Together with another friend and business partner Jag Khairajai in the fray, the trio has made

Health

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Chinese herbal drug sends Melbourne woman to hospital

A Chinese herbal medicine meant for back pain triggered life-threatening heart condition for a Melbourne woman, physicians reported. The woman began experiencing facial tingling and numbness within minutes of ingesting a Chinese herbal preparation containing aconite – a class of plant that is also known as wolfsbane or devil’s helmet. These symptoms were followed by

Battling cancer with Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a holistic system of medicine that considers the mind, body and spirit when diagnosing and treating patients. It is the traditional system of medicine in India and has been practiced for 5,000 years. Ayurveda means “wisdom of life” and the system of medicine maintains that all illnesses affect both the mind and the

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58 percent Delhiites have high cholesterol

A total of 58 percent Delhiites have high cholesterol level, a trend which is a direct result of sedentary lifestyle and over-eating, said a study. Out of 9,596 samples tested for lipid profile, LDL levels were high in 58 percent of the people whereas total cholesterol and triglycerides were high in 20-30 percent of the

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58 percent Delhiites have high cholesterol

A total of 58 percent Delhiites have high cholesterol level, a trend which is a direct result of sedentary lifestyle and over-eating, said a study. Out of 9,596 samples tested for lipid profile, LDL levels were high in 58 percent of the people whereas total cholesterol and triglycerides were high in 20-30 percent of the

Mouth Ulcers

Question: Mr.B: Dear Raj, I have been reading your articles regularly and thought if Homeopathy can help my 10 yrs old son with mouth ulcers. He has been getting them frequently since last few months. Typically they are on the inner side of his lower lip and each time it may last for approximately 10

Lifestyle

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Home Bars Culture is Back!

Friday’s always a great day for a wind-down.  Even if we have work waiting for us over the weekend, there’s something about the sense of transition into a new start that’s refreshing and, quite frankly, calls for a toast.  To enjoy one’s drink of choice in the comfort of one’s own home can be the ultimate

Travel

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Protect yourself when booking holidays, say Australian governments

A new campaign by Australia’s consumer protection agencies is reminding travellers of the simple steps they can take to protect their travel and holiday bookings. Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria Dr Claire Noone says that increased competition and the growth of online bookings has changed the way people plan and purchase their trips. “For some

Sport

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Indian Girl Urmi does Australia Proud

If you ever thought Taekwondo is a sport not meant for women, then there are some like Urmi Buragohain who are turning that expression on its head. A black belt holder, she is just back from Rome after grabbing two bronze medals for Australia at the recently concluded ITF-Taekwondo World Championships held there. And Urmi’s

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