Free speech debate should be a question on policies rather than fib-filled spin doctoring and demagoguery of 18C writes Dinesh Malhotra Melbourne, September 5: “What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist,” said Salman Rushdie. And the protagonists of ‘Kill 18C’ in Australia seem to
by Dinesh Malhotra Melbourne, July 19: Breathtaking is the word for the Lake Mountain highland – atop a 20 minute snow-shoeing or a 10 minute cross country skiing from the resort centre base, through an undulating and pristine snow-covered easy climb. You cannot pass it for anything in the world!
Melbourne, July 10: Victoria’s opposition spokeswoman for multiculturalism and South Eastern Metro MP Inga Peulich has accepted an apology from The Australian and Prasad Philip, published on Thursday 23 June in The Australian. This brings an end to an unfortunate episode involving Ms Peulich and Prasad Philip, a Keralite Indian
Where are all the Indians in the business of nation-making in election 2016? By Dinesh Malhotra Melbourne, June 22: The Indian settlers in Australia are seen by the mainstream society as very easy and good ‘fit’, committed to working hard and making their contribution to their adopted country. Most of
By Dinesh Malhotra Melbourne, June 20: To many Australians of Indian descent and observers of politics, the Election 2016 is an interesting battle on many fronts while being so long as to lose its charm for many mainstream voters. “I just switch it off …they (politicians) just carry on with
This is a very strange story of an Indian International student family who came to Australia some years ago to make a new life for themselves. But the sponsor Grandpa says he never sponsored. Amandeep Kaur Sandhu came to Australia as an international student along with her husband Kanwaldeep Singh
Robin Scott: Multiculturalism is not mini nationalism where people live isolated from others As migrants, we are all interested in policies, which directly talks about us or affects us directly or vicariously. And Multiculturalism is one such area of government policy, which in Victoria, is executed through its two offices:
Melbourne, December 14: A controversial cartoon published today in response to the Paris climate conference, has been condemned as “racist” towards Indians. The cartoon depicts starving Indians chopping and eating solar panels sent in an attempt to control carbon emissions. One family member even tries to eat them with ‘mango