Category: Community

Little India’s muddled future as Development Victoria floats “Expressions of Interest” for redevelopment

By Neeraj Nanda MELBOURNE, 17 July: It’s 1.9-hectare site and one part is iconic Little India, the only Indian prescient in Victoria with about 30 plus ethno specific businesses. The place which took about 20 years to develop with a unique subcontinental ambiance, today faces an uncertain future and the […]

RMIT student protest against guards sacking

By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE,28 June: A large number of Indian and other students of the RMIT, Melbourne held a protest rally in the city against the sacking of students who work as guards. The students allege the sacking happened after a contractor was changed and he sacked many Indian/South […]

Decorative power poles spice up Little India, Dandenong

MELBOURNE: Two local emerging artists, Sohail Yamin, and Yoge Biju, have brought Indian themed and culturally inspired street art to Little India’s Foster Street in the form of decorated power poles. Photo: Greater Dandenong site Yamin’s work titled Peace and Love builds on inspiration, brightly colored motifs, symbols and slogans […]

Wives in the shadow of great men: Looking back on Pinjore Boshiya

By Shoma A Chatterji Kalyani Dutta’s Pinjare Boshiya (Sitting in a Cage) uncovers some sad and irreversible truths we need to revisit. Published in 1996 by Stree, a noted feminist publishing house in Kolkata, the book unfolds the tragedies of young women who lived a life of emotional and physical […]

Morrison pledges $2.5 m to build Victoria’s first Indian community centre

By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE, 12 May: The Morrison Government today announced that if re-elected, the Australian Indian Community Charitable Trust will receive $2.5 million in funding to build Victoria’s first Indian Community Centre in Melbourne. The announcement made at a select gathering at the Museum India, Little India, Dandenong […]