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Meet Sam Evans, Australia’s first doctor of tabla

Meet Sam Evans, Australia’s first doctor of tabla

Sam Evans’ love for the tabla is one that grew out of exploration. He began playing the drum kit as a six-year old and by the time he finished school was playing it professionally.  But he was nagged by an urge to discover a musical instrument that had a bit more history, complexity, and a

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Know this young Melbourne doctor couple & their work

India-born Dr Atul Malhotra and Dr Arunaz Kumar have tapped deep into the moral, social and personally satisfying advantages of being doctors. Their approach to medical care goes beyond duty hours as they help educate people in rural India on childbirth and childcare through their charitable program ONE-Sim. The couple migrated to Australia in 2005

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Gurumustuk Singh on the Sikhi way of life

With his turban and beard, Gurumustuk Singh Khalsa is not your quintessential Punjabi Sikh. He was born in America to parents who converted to Sikhism before he was born. The founder and CEO of SikhNet.com, one of the biggest online portals for Sikhs around the world, Gurumustuk shows how comfortable he is in his beliefs

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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

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NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

On the Facebook page of One & Half, you will see photos of quotes on life which instantly draw likes from patrons. For chef and owner Ayanav Eddie Dhar, that is a drill he likes to follow as he sets up his day. The writings on the wall convey beautiful thoughts. “Sometimes you see something

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COURTING TENNIS

Mahi Khore is not your ordinary 11-year old. What sets her apart from her peer group is the fact that she is a champ who sets the tennis court on fire, literally.    It was during the recent school holidays that a local newspaper published Mahi Khore’s story and her phenomenal rise in tennis at such

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The infectious culinary charm of MasterChef 2018 winner Sashi Cheliah

For almost 12 years, Sashikumar Cheliah worked with the Singaporean Police Force loving the adrenalin lifestyle associated with being an Elite Police Officer. He was dealing with rescue operations, counter terrorism, kidnappings and high-profile protection in the riot police. In 2011, he moved to Adelaide and took up yet another demanding job – that of

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New South Wales eyes tougher penalties for cyber bullying

Sydney: New South Wales state is planning to beef up laws to better protect residents from cyber bullying and other kinds of digital threats, including higher penalties of up to five years in prison, authorities said on Sunday. The move will make it “absolutely clear that online stalking and intimidation are no-goes” in the state, its

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Australian doctors to evaluate Bhutanese conjoined twins before operation

Melbourne: A pair of Bhutanese twins who were born 14 months ago conjoined at the chest will be evaluated on Thursday at a hospital in Australia before undergoing separation surgery. “We need to just double check everything is alright generally,” anesthesiologist Ian McKenzie, a member of the specialist medical team at the Royal Children’s Hospital here

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Harvard University professor Gita Gopinath appointed IMF chief economist

United Nations: Eminent academic and economic adviser to the Kerala government, Gita Gopinath, was appointed on Monday as Director of the International Monetary Fund’s Research Department. Announcing the appointment, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde called her “one of the world’s outstanding economists with impeccable academic credentials, a proven track record of intellectual leadership and extensive

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