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Meet Nancy Loomba, Melbourne’s young, tireless leader

Meet Nancy Loomba, Melbourne’s young, tireless leader

Nancy Loomba left her hometown of Jalandhar, Punjab, at the age of 17 after completing her schooling and in just six years of her stay in Melbourne, she has already won the Emerging Leadership in Multiculturalism Award, which recognises a newly-arrived migrant or refugee who is a leader in their community and volunteers their time


Stars, movies, Q&As, masterclasses and more…

Melbourne: Karan Johar will be among the bevy of Bollywood stars that will throng Melbourne once again this August at the much awaited Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2017. Running from August 10 to 22th, the festival will be packed with Bollywood blockbusters, powerful Indie films and documentaries from India and the subcontinent, master


Devotees take part in Satyanarayan puja

Melbourne: More than 80 devotees participated in the Satyanarayan Puja and Katha conducted by Pt. Rajesh Tiwari and Shri Algasammy Ji from the Brahma Kumariorganisation. Pt Tiwari gave a lecture on Spiritual significance of Rakshabandhan. Four families came forward to volunteer to take responsibility of organising the Katha on every Purnamasi from now onwards. The


$8000 raised for Nepal quake victims

M elbourne: Treasurer for Liberal party Bentleigh SEC Rampal Reddy Muthyala along with a group of Australian community and business leaders recently celebrated the 64th birthday of Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, Minister for Trade and Investment, and also used the occasion to raise $8000 to support Nepal earthquake victims Chandra Yonzon, Nepal Honorary Consul


Your chance to meet Baba Ramdev in Melbourne

For the first time, Melburnians will get to attend yoga sessions from none other than yoga guru Swami Ramdev or Baba Ramdev as he is popularly known. In Australia from April 2-13, Ramdev will hold yoga camps across three cities – Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. His Melbourne camps are scheduled for April 10-12. As one


Celebrating the colours of Holi at La Trobe

Melbourne kicked off its first in a series of Holi celebrations at La Trobe university campus on Saturday, February 28. The drizzles and cloudy outlook did not dampen the spirit of Holi, the festival of colours that was celebrated at the Academic Lawn of the university. In India, this vibrant festival heralds the onset of

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Mann Travel lucky winner is Anita Jordan Sunil

All it took was buying a ticket to India and filling up an extra form for Anita Jordan Sunil, who has just become the proud owner of a Honda Jazz car. The lottery, which is part of Mann Travel’s promotional efforts, was drawn on August 27 at the East Bentleigh Honda showroom. Sunil, who is

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Khangura introduces Mercedes cabs to Melbourne

Lovedeep Singh Khangura, 35, is a businessman who has perhaps created a first in the sphere of taxi business. He has introduced Mercedes among his fleet of taxis in a bid to provide the best service for his customers. How Khangura forayed into the business is interesting. Growing up in India, he studied his Bachelor’s

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Melbourne’s young talent Shakkthi has more to ‘Give’

Twelve-year old Shakkthi Kannan may come across as any ordinary kid, but there is more than meets the eye. Besides being an extra ordinary Bharathanatyam dancer, she is also involved in helping a charitable organisation called GIVE to raise funds for poor children in India and Sri Lanka. Shakkthi commenced her training in this ancient

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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