Memorial for the Australians of Indian Heritage Unveiled!

Memorial for the Australians of Indian Heritage Unveiled!

The unveiling of the memorial for the Australians of Indian Heritage is historic and the first of its kind in Queensland. The Memorial Unveiling Ceremony was observed on 18th November, 2017 at RSL Sub Branch Sunnybank.  The ceremony was attended by Major General Paul McLachlan, AM, CSC the High Commissioner for India, His Excellency, Dr A.M. […]

FICQ presents Diwali Indian Festival of Lights 2017: Come and light up Brisbane with Brisbane’s Indian communities

By Dr Indrani Ganguly Public Relations Officer The Federation of Indian Communities of Queensland Inc., (FICQ), the peak umbrella body of all Indian Associations in Queensland invites members of all communities in Queensland to come and celebrate Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights. Diwali is considered a signature cultural event and an important contribution to […]

UNUSUAL SONS OF LORD SHIVA – Story of Andhakasura

UNUSUAL SONS OF LORD SHIVA – Story of Andhakasura

By Dr Arundhati Hoskeri Shiva is a great ascetic who always shut his eyes towards world and worldly affairs. He was always in a blissful state for he never required any external stimulation to remain in that ecstatic state. But Devi or Parvati or Shakti was his loyal concert and wanted to raise a family […]

Chithirai Kalai Vizha kicks off with Grandeur

Chithirai Kalai Vizha kicks off with Grandeur

Varnam Cultural Society (QLD) Inc. kick started the Tamil Month of Chithirai in a grand manner with a Grand Chithirai Kalai Vizha New Year Celebrations at St. John’s Anglican College, Forest Lake. The event started in a Traditional manner with the lighting of Deepam (Lamp) by distinguished guests including Mr. Steven Minnikin MP Shadow Minister […]

Indonesian Women Community observed Kartini Day In Brisbane

Indonesian Women Community observed Kartini Day In Brisbane

Indonesian Women community celebrated their important day called Kartini Day which was held on 21 April, 2017 at Jakarta Indonesia Restaurant, New Farm.  Kartini Day is very important for Indonesian women, as RA Kartini is one of Indonesian women heroes who fought for women’s emancipation or equal rights with men. The organiser, Ms Vera Pottinger […]

BRISBANE’S FIRST AFRICAN AUSTRALIAN FASHION SHOW

BRISBANE’S FIRST AFRICAN AUSTRALIAN FASHION SHOW

By Reena Augustine In celebration of Mother’s Day 2017, Red Carpet Functions and Tuntifady Designs presented the first ever African Australian fashion show at Rocklea Showgrounds on 13 May. The show was aimed to bring more exposure to a number of beautiful African inspired collections, showcasing the talents of young African Australian designers. Models of […]

Lord Shiva in Indian religion

By Dr Arundhati Hoskeri Educationalist, Mythologist and Motivational Speaker Let’s understand the etymological meaning of word Shiva. Sham karotiitishiva, in Sanskrit  sham means auspiciousness, Karoti means to create, meaning the one who creates auspiciousness is Shiva. If this is true then why is Shiva called a destroyer or ‘Pralaykarak’? Shiva destroys the world  but it […]

Taipei: a city of culture, creativity, and continuous growth

Taipei: a city of culture, creativity, and continuous growth

By Reena Augustine   The Republic of China (ROC) National Celebration is the national day of Taiwan, also known as ten-ten as it is held on 10thOctober every year.Our international press group was invited by President Tsai Ing-wen to attend the ROC National Celebration of 2016, and between the dates of October 9-14, we had been taken to […]

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