We remember Prabha Arun Kumar today

Sydney, 7 March 2019

Our community remembers Prabha Arun Kumar today.

It was on 7 March, 2015, when she was murdered in the evening, while returning home from work and walking through Parramatta Park.

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.smh.com.au/national/nsw/parramatta-stabbing-why-prabha-arun-kumars-husband-was-not-told-of-her-death-20150310-1405sj.html

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/parramatta/vigil-marks-oneyear-anniversary-of-indian-woman-prabha-arun-kumars-murder-at-parramatta-park/news-story/a7e26f5dbacd815939120da9edcac552

https://yadusingh.com/2016/03/08/remembrance-vigil-for-prabha-arun-kumar-parramatta-park-7th-march-2016/

From all the published information, it was a targeted and pre-planned murder. She was not robbed.

Culprits haven’t been found, arrested or charged 4 years after this heinous and gruesome murder of a young mother of a young child, despite much efforts including visits of NSW Police to India to speak to her family members and husband.

We are concerned about the progress of the investigation and lack of outcome.

We remember Prabha today and hope that her murderer (s) is/are caught and brought to justice soon.

RIP.

Dr Yadu Singh

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Holi 2019: Festival of Colours on 10 March in Parramatta

SYDNEY, 28/2/19

Holi 2019: Festival of Colours is happening on Sunday, 10 March, 2019.

Venue: The Prince Alfred Square, Cnr Church Street and Victoria Road, Parramatta, NSW 2150.

Everyone is invited.

It’s a free and alcohol free event.

It’s supported by Parramasala and NSW Government.

Dr Yadu Singh

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Karwa Chowth in Sydney

Today, 27 October, is Karwa Chowth, which many Indian women, especially from the northern India, celebrate.

There are many such ceremonies going on in Sydney too.

This festival celebrated by women in Kartik month of the Hindu Calendar. Women hold a fast, followed by prayers for the long life of their husbands. From dawn, women spend time in company of other women, family and friends. Fasting women assemble in a common place as part of the ceremony, involving storytelling and singing and worshipping. As the moon rises, women traditionally view the moon through a sieve or veil. This can also be done by the reflection of the moon on water. Prayers for the husband’s life and health is offered as the concluding part of the ceremony.

समस्त नारीशक्ति-मातृशक्ति को पावन पर्व *करवाचौथ* की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं व मंगलकामनाएं..!!

*मनुष्य सदैव आपका ऋणी रहेगा..आपने – जन्म दिया, शिक्षा दी..इंसान की प्रथम गुरु हैं आप..!!*

*कभी – माँ बनकर जन्म दिया, विजय तिलक लगाया तो कभी बहन बनकर राखी बांधी..कभी सुहागन बन के लंबी आयु की कामना की तो पुत्री बनकर गौरवान्वित करवाया..तो सच्ची मित्र बनकर जीवन को नई दिशा दी, हौसला दिया, सहयोग किया..!!*

*हम या समाज आपका यह ऋण कभी उतार नही पाएंगे..!!*

*नारीशक्ति आपको सहस्रों नमन..!!*

*यत्र नार्यस्तु पूज्यन्ते रमन्ते तत्र देवता:*✍☘💕

Karwa Chowth is a family event, in which everybody joins in.

More details:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karva_Chauth

Nice to see Happy Diwali posters in Woolworths stores

Sydney, 17 October 2018

While shopping in a Woolworths store in Western Sydney recently, I came across “Happy Diwali” posters and stickers there.

As a person from Indian heritage, I am happy to see these posters. These posters signify the inclusion of, and welcome to, diverse cultures. It’s multiculturalism in action.

There are about 650,000+ people of Indian heritage in Australia and these numbers are especially concentrated in Western suburbs of major cities like Sydney and Melbourne. From business point of view, it makes all the sense to be inclusive and welcoming of diversity and cultures.

Good job, Woolworths!

Dr Yadu Singh

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Telangana Day celebration by ATF was superb and enjoyable

Sydney, 16 September, 2018

I had the opportunity to be with Australian Telangana Forum (ATF) members today at Upjohn Park, Rydalmere, NSW, while they celebrated Telangana Day.

This celebration included Telangana style Barbecue at site and home-cooked food, sweets and drinks.

I was made at home and was asked to give away certificates and prizes to various people and kids.

Their hospitality, zeal and “can do” attitude is worth admiring. No wonder that Telangana people are my very close friends.

Jai Telangana! Jai Bharat!!

Dr Yadu Singh

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Happy Janmashtami 2018

Sydney, 3 September 2018

Happy Krishna Janmashtami

May Lord Shri Krishna give you & your family success, peace and health!

Remember, Lord Sri Krishna took a principled stand at the most contentious political battle of his era and guided the side of dharma to victory. His example exhorts us to reflect regarding what we should do when we face a situation to decide the right from the wrong in our lives.

PS: It was enthralling and uplifting to be at the Shri Krishna Janmashtami celebration at Sri Mandir Temple, Auburn NSW yesterday, 3/9/18. The crowd, the Bhakti (devotion), joy and arrangements were spectacular. Jai Shri Krishna (JSK) to all.

Dr Yadu Singh

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It is called Indian Subcontinent, not just subcontinent

Sydney, 2 September, 2018

I wrote this 8 years ago. It was true then and it’s true today.

Yadu Singh

8 years ago

A new fashion has started in our community recently. New and newer groups are being formed. They are often called sub-continent this or sub-continent that. They don’t put Indian word before their name. I have a problem with it.

I am aware of the term “Indian subcontinent” but not just “subcontinent”. India is a predominant country in Indian subcontinent. That is why it is called Indian subcontinent. All territory of this was of course Indian until 63 years ago. Present day Pakistan and Bangladesh were part of this BHARAT or India.

If any one wants to form a group from the Indian subcontinent, it should correctly be called “Indian subcontinent” this or that. If they have an allergy with words “Indian” or “India”, then they should say so and tell us why or at whose behest.

One would expect that the president of any group which has “Subcontinent” word in its name is from India as Indians will constitute the majority of such grouping, but membership can have anyone from them to be their leader as a matter of their right. Membership would obviously come from any country which is part of Indian subcontinent geographically. It can’t have any person who is manifestly anti-Indian in his/her thoughts, designs and conduct.

And most importantly, the group must accept that Kashmir is an inseparable and inalienable part of India.

Federal Election is very near. This is a tough election because ALP PM Mr Kevin Rudd was removed in a very unusual way. People have called this a political assassination by ALP factional bosses and union leaders. Political parties are desperate to retain/regain powers. They may therefore send their workers to infiltrate our community and become our “leaders”. This may be done to hijack our votes.

We need to be careful in these matters.

We must know  which so-called community leader [s] is/are employee [s] of political parties/associated entities.

We should be careful with the designs of “leaders” who are not from India, but might be parachuted as our leaders. They may in fact be anti-India, but trying to become our “leaders” for their personal benefits.

I have seen several such people who have been trying to get into our community for their business interests with the help of some simpletons from our community. I hope our own simpletons from our community will use their brains [?] and see the true game of these people who are mixing with us for their benefits, but are not friendly with India or Indians.

I will accept an Indian as my leader for Indian community matters, but will not accept some one who is not from India, or who is anti-India.

Our community needs genuine community leaders, not political party operatives masquerading as our leaders. Let political party leaders concentrate on political party politics, not community politics!

You have been warned!!

Yadu Singh/Sydney/31st July, 2010