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TRAVEL DIARY: India – My Trip to the Subcontinent

June 7, 2012 by

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BY MARTIN DICKENS. In February 2012, I had the opportunity to visit India touring the western side of the country from Delhi to Goa. Before visiting the country, I had a very limited knowledge of what India had to offer with my interest in the oriental country being sparked mainly through an undergraduate subject I studied in 2010. Looking back on the trip, it is hard to realise what impact this experience would truly have on my perceptions of humanity and particularly, developed and developing countries. This visit truly represents the beginning of a story that is and potentially will never finish.

EVENT NOTICEBOARD: Diwali Fiesta 2011 (Indian New Year)

October 20, 2011 by

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Celebrate Indian New Year with a special banquet & dance the night away to Bollywood DJ Mixes

PODCAST: A Window into Contemporary Indian Society

September 30, 2011 by

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Politics students at La Trobe University participated in a workshop on key issues in contemporary Indian society with Dr Peter Friedlander from La Trobe University in Melbourne, who discussed regional identity in India, and Simmi Kaur from Wodonga Senior Secondary College, who talked about changes in modern Indian society.

PHOTO ESSAY: An Adventure in Goa, India

May 29, 2011 by

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BY BEN HABIB. In 2007 my wife and I travelled to the former Portuguese colony of Goa, on the Arabian Sea coast of India. Goa is both India's smallest state and richest state, an accolade that arises from its popularity as an international holiday destination. It may be a cliche often repeated of India, but Goa is truly a feast for the senses. I hope this photo gallery can capture, in some small way, the magic that is Goa.

PODCAST: The Commonwealth Games as a Window into Indian Society — An Interview with Dr Yamini Narayanan

November 19, 2010 by

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This installment of the Our Voice: Politics Albury-Wodonga podcast features Dr Yamini Narayanan from La Trobe University in Melbourne, in conversation with Our Voice’s Sophie Buckle.  In this discussion, Yamini and Sophie look at the recent Delhi Commonwealth Games as a case study to examine contemporary Indian society. DOWNLOAD: Interview with Yamini Narayanan Dr Yamini […]

YOUR SAY: Afghanistan — An abhorrent legacy of the Howard/Bush/Blair years

October 12, 2010 by

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BY KEITH BOXER. I now look on the folly of Australia being involved in both Iraq and Afghanistan and think to myself; have our Governments learnt nothing from history? The Vietnam War was a total waste of valuable Australian life and Australian capital that would have been better spent on foreign aid or community infrastructure in Australia.

PODCAST: Healthy Mind, Healthy Community, Healthy World — An Interview with Marie Jackson

September 26, 2010 by

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One of the enjoyable aspects of administering Our Voice: Politics Albury-Wodonga has been the opportunity it has given me to interview all kinds of interesting people from across the local community. One of those interesting people is today's guest, Marie Jackson. Marie is a local legend, best known through her role as a much-loved DRU Yoga instructor in Wodonga. She has been nominated for Australian of the Year for her community work and has a wealth of wisdom to share on many matters spiritual, emotional and practical. We cover a lot of terrain in this discussion, but it is a fascinating journey...