January 13, 2016

Now is not the time to reject multiculturalism

Now is not the time to reject multiculturalism

  It’s vital that the Sydney cafe siege doesn’t affect harmonious relations with people from different ethnic backgrounds. By Pallavi Sinha For SBS The ghostly images of hostages’ hands being pressed against windows and fleeing Lindt Café in terror have been broadcast across Australia and the world. Countless images of the man who held innocent people hostage, Man Haron Monis, …

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January 13, 2016

Politics is like a game of cricket

Comment: Politics is like a game of cricket

  Can our teams and our politicians hit it for six? By Pallavi Sinha for SBS As an Australian of Indian origin, any match between Australia and India touches the heartstrings I have for both great nations. Although I don’t follow cricket regularly, it adds to the spectacle to see the stadium alive with colours and fans chanting their national …

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January 13, 2016

Corruption and the Lokpal Bill

Corruption and the Lokpal Bill

By Pallavi Sinha for Indian Link The Indian government seems to be finally taking a definite stance on corruption, notes  Political and bureaucratic corruption in India is widespread, and a major concern. In March 2011, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stated that the “malice of corruption” needs to be dealt with. As recently as April 24, Indian politician Suresh Kalmadi was arrested …

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January 13, 2016

Blood and the Bhuttos

Blood and the Bhuttos

Fatima Bhutto’s perspectives on Pakistan make a powerful statement at SWF, discovers Pallavi Sinha (For Indian Link) The timing and location of Osama Bin Laden’s demise in Pakistan could not have worked any better for the Sydney Writer’s Festival (SWF). Chip Rolley, in his second year as Artistic Director of the SWF, jokingly said that he did not know Osama Bin …

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January 13, 2016

Life of bar dancer explored

Life of bar dancer explored

Sonia Faleiro’s new book wins critical acclaim, reports Pallavi Sinha ( For Indian Link ) The literary world is just getting to know and respect Sonia Faleiro, and as her book Beautiful Thingshowcases at the Sydney Writers’ Festival 2011, we understand just why. The book is her first work of non-fiction and holds the weight of five years of research in …

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January 13, 2016

Formal launch of legal centre, its website

Formal launch of legal centre, its website

The Toongabbie-based centre has been providing free legal advice, referral service and information to residents for almost four years, writes Pallavi Sinha ( For Indian Link ) The formal launch of Toongabbie Legal Centre (TLC) and its website took place recently at the church hall where it operates in Toongabbie. TLC is a community legal centre providing free legal advice, …

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