Free health checks for over 150 Punjabis, in first...08/31/15
Sikh Youth Australia, through their Culture Care program had recently organised a free pop-up health clinic, targeting older people of Punjabi background living in Australia, who dont speak English. Following on the success of these clinics in Sy...()
Punjabi Diary, as presented on August 31, 2015
Bitter in-fighting between leaders of Aam Aadmi Party, Captain Amarinder Singh's latest salvo, and other events in Punjab politics were covered by our Kapurthala'based correspondent Paramjit Sona, in the weekly Punjabi Diary. His report was prese...()
What is Rakshabandhan - Mr Bliss David tells us through a...
Mr Bliss David is a long time resident of Melbourne, known for his writings and poetic compositions. He has written a poem on the significance of Rakhi / Rakhri / Rakshabandhan. Although the poem was originally written in Hindi, ...()
A sister's sentiments, as she misses her brother on their...
For Melbourne based Sumeet Kaur, Rakhri 2015 was the first year that she was physically away from her brother. She's woven her emotions into the threads of this year's Rakhri and shared the resultant poem with all of SBS Punjabi listeners. &nb...()
Operation Fortitude cancelled after public backlash
Victoria Police have cancelled this weekend's Operation Fortitude following a public backlash in less than 12 hours after it was announced. About 200 protesters shut down the Flinders Street Station intersection this afternoon, causing the Border ...()
Pak TV Artist Nawaz Anjum speaks to SBS Punjabi
Janab Masood Mallhi presents an interview with Pak TV Artist Nawaz Anjum. Have a listen…()
Taxi drivers and operators planning to lodge a petition in...
In this segment, we talk to Jugandeep Singh (Pardes Express) who along with other members of taxi industry are going to lodge a petition against the the controversial ride sharing service, UberX. In this regard, we have also talked to Hon Geoffrey...()
SBS Punjabi wishes our listeners Happy Rakhri or Raksha...
Rakhri or Rakhrhee (Punjabi: ਰੱਖੜੀ) is the Punjabi word for Rakhi. The North Indian festival of Raksha Bandhan is known as Rakhrhya in Punjab, which is celebrated in the lunar month of Sawan on the full moon night. A sister will tie the...()
Australian Punjabi Media Club - Giani Santokh Singh
Giani Santokh Singh ji tells us about the newly formed Punjabi Australian media club , its objectives and its wider scope of membership. Still working on constitution and other formalities. He also tells us about his own writings and the most dedi...()
A resource guide for happier Indian families in the...
Hon Marsha Thomson, MLA, has sprear-hearded a project for Jagriti (an NGO), to create a directory of resources for the Indian community living in the Western suburbs of Melbourne. Titled Happy Families Happy Communities, it provides detailed info...()
Happy Families Happy Communities resource being launched...
There have been several incidences of family violence in the Victorian Indian community and recent Indian migrants have not been able to easily access support services relating to family violence. ()
Alcohol is an addictive drug - beware of its consumption
How much alcohol is too much? How does alcohol consumption effect you and your body? Does wine have any health benefits, as is commonly believed? What is the effect of binge drinking? At what age should you speak to you...()
Rakhi or Rakhri - a few strands of thread that symbolise...
Melbourne based poet, Karan Vir Sharma has written a heart-touching poem about the emotions felt by brothers and sisters on the festival of Rakhri, if they can't be physically together on the day... As he says, these tiny strands...()
Blacktown voters to go to polls over council name change
Arae Bhai Naam Mai Kiyaa Rakha Hai?" Well, for one of Australia's fastest-growing areas, there is a lot to it. Preetinder Grewal takes a look at a controversial issue... ()
Weekly India Diary
Here is a summary of major news events in India, over the past few days - as presented by our Kapurthala based correspondent, Paramjit Sona on Aug 27, 2015 ()
No response from Indian govt to Magsaysay awardee...
An email from SBS radio to the union minister for health and family welfare of India elicited no response, except an acknowledgment. A national secretary of the Bhartiya Janata Party, the party that leads the government in India, said that the ent...()
Community divided over Indian cultural precinct in...
The creation of a so-called Indian precinct, where South Asian culture can be showcased and celebrated, is sowing seeds of disharmony in Melbourne. The Victorian Government fulfilled its election promise by committing $500,000 tow...()
Your quick guide to what's happening with the Chinese...
Prof Charan Singh, Reserve Bank of India Chair Professor at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, explains the Chinese stock market crash and the volatility in the financial markets across the globe()
Sukhwinder Amrit speaks to SBS about her passion for...
Here is SBS Punjabi's Preetinder Grewal in conversation with eminent poet Sukhwinder Amrit who was our studio guest at Melbourne. ()
Raula Gurdwara committees daa - ‘Well love them or hate...
In this segment, we talk about the existing issues of Gurdwara committees. 'Well love them or hate them, they exist to serve the sangat' says one online blog. What happens when things dont work out as they should? And how to address the biggest pr...()
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