Tag: Diwali

Spectacular sight as Sydney Opera House turned Gold for Diwali

The iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House have turned gold to mark the most widely celebrated Hindu festival Diwali. NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka on last Friday night hosted a community reception at the Museum of Contemporary Art to celebrate the occasion, says a media release from the NSW […]

October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments More

India Club appeal to Govt for Opera House illumination on Diwali

Diwali, the biggest festival of India in Australia, has its own history. It started with a small group organising Diwali Fair soon after the India Australia Friendship fair. Soon the word spread about the importance of Diwali among the political circles in New South Wales. The popularity brought Diwali to NSW and then Federal Parliaments. Though no community association […]

October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Martin Place, The Day After

By Ashok Kumar Tens of Thousands of shocked Australians gathered at Martin Place, the spot where the hostage crisis had taken place a day before and laid floral wreaths as a tribute  to the departed souls. Some women could be seen wiping their tears while some were distributing facial tissues. Posse of media personnel had been […]

December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Racial Ad: An Australian is unaware of “multiculturalism”

By Ashok Kumar An advertisement by the agents of a superstore chain in the social media has, once again, stoked the embers of racism in “multicultural” Australia. The advertisement appearing on a site Gumtree seeking to fill positions of cleaners in Hobart and specifically asking Indian and Asians to excuse as they want English speaking […]

August 30, 2012 | 5 Comments More

Peshawar Hindus celebrate Diwali in temple after 20 years

Hindus in the mainly Muslim Pakistani city of Peshawar have celebrated Diwali, the annual festival of lights, in a 160-year-old temple for the first time in at least two decades, reports BBC. For years, members of the Hindu community and local authorities have disagreed over who owns the Baba Guru Gorakh Nath Temple, which is […]

November 2, 2011 | 1 Comment More

Southern Sydney Diwali “Goodwill Celebrations”

Southern Diwali Goodwill celebrations
October 9, 2010 | 1 Comment More