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FREE Vol-2 ISSUE-4 20 April - 20 May 2015 DO NOT LITTER M NTHLY MELBOURNE’S LOCAL INDIAN NEWSPAPER www.indianmonthly.com.au Silence is not the answer! Anushka Sharma I compete only with myself. Karan Singh Grover INDIAN 20 April - 20 May 2015 / www.bollywoodsun.com.au I just don’t give up! Kangana ranaut I don’t want to limit myself. Akshara Haasan Nuclear, Space and Energy Pacts with France 26/11 Mastermind Lakhvi freed from Pakistan Jail first time in Australia Remedy for all ills - Yoga Baba Ramdev Vidya Balan enthrals all at the Curtain Raiser Media Conference

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20 APRIL - 20 MAY 2015 | INDIAN MONTHLY 3 PUBLISHER / editor-in-cHIEF Yogita Bhardwaj CEO / editor Avniesh Bhardwaj JOURNALIST VINITA MALHOTRA bollywood sun JOURNALISTS Shailesh Giri | usha mishra MARKETING Kshipra Cariappa | Vidya Santosh WEB DEVELOPER / graphic designer GAURAV KAPOOR GRAPHIC PREPRESS Sarabjit Sidhu CUSTOMER SERVICE & DISTRIBUTION Munish Kumar From the Publisher’s desk Melbourne has been breathing in the air of Yoga as the famous Indian spiritual leader Swami Ramdev was here for his maiden visit to Australia. Where on one hand, Swami Ramdev received a warm welcome at the Parliament of Victoria, on the other his fans and followers had reasons to cheer to attend his camps. Vidya Balan was in Melbourne for a curtain raiser press conference where the theme of the Indian Film Festival, Melbourne, 2015 was announced as ‘Equality.’ Ms Balan enthralled one and all with her electrifying presence. India Australia Exchange Forum has been launched for better and more relations between the two countries and was also attended by Swami Ramdev. The confluence of inner feelings and emotions, Bhavasangama was organised to portray the Kannada Culture in Melbourne. A Vaisakhi Mela was also organised by Clarke Migration Inc which was graced by the popular Sharry Mann, Jassi Gill, Babbal Rai and Mandy. The Indian Monthly team strives to provide the best and most latest and relevant information to the satisfaction of the readers. As Melbourne is the multicultural hub of Victoria, more tidings on what’s happening in and around and conveying it to the readers is what we do Yogita Bhardwaj No material in Indian Monthly, including advertisements, may be reproduced in without the written consent of the editor. Opinions carried in Indian Monthly are solely those of the writers, and not necessarily endorsed by Indian Monthly . All correspondence should be addressed to: Avyosa Pty Ltd ABN:94 196 825 236 Level 1, 55 Walsh St, West Melbourne, VIC 3003 Ph: 03 9600 9227, 0400 988 402 FAX:03 9326 5722 Email: yabs@yabs.com.au IDEAL TRAVEL SERVICES CHEAP FARES, ANYTIME Lowest Airfares to INDIA From $830* Cheapest Airfares Guaranteed 24/7 Call Us Anytime, Any day... CALL US NOW !!! T. (03) 9748 6549 M. 0405 493 732 *Conditions Apply | Price is Subject to Availability of seats and price can change with or without notice at any time. Fly SINGAPORE AIRLINES by march 31st to get $40 gift coupon. Valid only on Singapore airlines and silk Air flights transiting through Singapore. www.indianmonthly.com.au

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4 INDIAN MONTHLY | 20 APRIL - 20 MAY 2015 Swami Ramdev’s maiden visit to Australia Remedy for all ills: Yoga MELBURNIANS had reasons to smile as they got a chance to attend Yoga sessions from modern India’s most popular spiritual leader Swami Ramdev on his maiden visit to Australia. Baba Ramdev attended a press conference at Bell City the day he arrived and was welcomed at the Parliament of Victoria the following day. He also taught Yoga at ‘Shivirs’ / Camps which were attended and appreciated by many. After spreading the awareness of Yoga all over India, it is now turn for rest of the world to know and experience the benefits. In a chat with Indian Monthly team, Baba Ramdev commented on the need for Yoga in today’s life and also iterated that it has no side-effects. He admits that he struggled a lot and had to face a number of hardships through his long journey but what matters most to him is the health and well-being of his fellowmen. Baba Ramdev is popularly known for his contributions in Yoga, Ayurveda, Politics and Agriculture. He popularized Yoga and brought it into limelight when most people were unaware of what it was. He founded the Patanjali Yogpeeth and Patanjali group of Institutions to promote knowledge and practice of Yoga, meditation and spirituality. Baba Ramdev follows the philosophy of “Yoga for good health and well-beong of the body, mind and soul,” irrespective of the caste, color, creed or religion. He has received various acclaimed recognition like the Golden Peacock Global Award for public service by Former Prime Minister of Sweden, Ola Ullsten. He was also a part of the 4th Knowledge Millennium Summit sharing stage with Noble Laureate Prof Sir Harry Koto. He has also been invited to a garden tea party hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Swami Ramdev has also been a special guest of the United States in New York. He has also been honoured for becoming the first Indian spiritual and yoga guru to lead millions of people across the world in over 80 countries. He also took part in the “Stand up www.indianmonthly.com.au

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6 INDIAN MONTHLY | 20 APRIL - 20 MAY 2015 ‘Equality’ announced as the theme of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Vidya Balan enthrals one and all ‘Equality’ has been announced as the theme of The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2015 (IFFM) at a press conference held in Melbourne. The conference was attended by Indian superstar and Festival Ambassador Vidya Balan; Victoria’s Minister for Creative Industries and Equality, Martin Foley and IFFM director Mitu Bhowmick-Lange. The theme of equality will be explored through a special program of films, the Western Union Short Film Competition and a special panel event featuring Australian and Indian guests. This year’s Festival’s opening weekend coincides with Indian Independence Day on August 15. All day celebration of India’s vibrant culture will culminate in the second IFFM Awards taking place at the National Gallery of Victoria with a host of Indian stars and industry leaders in attendance. The awards will feature a charity fashion show of Australian designs with all funds raised going towards the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. Vidya Balan is all delighted and looking forward to the festival. She iterated, “It is wonderful to see the festival putting the focus on issues of equality. Film is a powerful tool for entertainment but also for building awareness and creating cultural and social change.” Ms Bhowmick commented, “This year we are delighted to celebrate India’s national day through ceremony, dance, fashion and the recognition of excellence in our film culture. In the Equality program we have Indian filmmakers – from independent short film makers to our most powerful directors turning their gaze to issues of freedom and diversity in the contemporary world and celebrating the diversity that defines us all.” Highlights of the 2015 Indian Film Festival: Following the extraordinary success of the inaugural IFFM Awards last year, the 2015 IFFM Awards attended by many of India’s finest stars and industry figures, will take place at the National Gallery of Victoria celebrating the country’s multi layered, ever evolving and fiercely Australian counterparts will showcase a unique collection modelled by Australian models, celebrities, Bollywood stars and people from various walks of life. The garments will be auctioned off during the evening with all proceeds going to The Royal Children’s Hospital in an exciting new partnership. Daytime Independence Day celebrations include the raising of the Indian Flag at Federation Square followed by the number of critically lauded features and documentaries including Umrika, (2015, Prashant Nair) winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, a ‹mythology of America and more generally, how cultures perceive each other; NAANU AVANALLA, AVALU (I AM NOT HE.. SHE), a day in the life of a transgender; the documentary Newborns a film about memory and loss, and PK ( 2014, dir Rajkumar Hirani, starring Amir Khan) a film that has polarised audiences in India due to its courageous and bold discussions of religion and religiosity while breaking box office records worldwide. An Equality panel featuring high profile spokespersons from Australia and India will focus on inequality of gender, race, gender, disability and sexuality and how both Australia and India manage equality on our screens and in society in general. The Western Union short film competition is open for entries from Indian and Australian filmmakers. To be eligible, entrants must submit a film of no more than ten minutes duration, which references the 2015 theme, ‘Equality’. The winning films will be screened at IFFM. The winning Indian independent film culture. The IFFM Awards will feature a fashion show of designs. Iconic Indian designer Anamika Khanna along with her Telstra Bollywood Dance Competition judged by a panel of the Festival guests. The theme of equality is explored in a filmmaker will travel to Melbourne and the Australian winner will travel to Mumbai, the home of Bollywood. www.indianmonthly.com.au

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8 INDIAN MONTHLY | 20 APRIL - 20 MAY 2015 Man fell from balcony as railing collapsed, died AN Indian techie, Pankaj Saw, 29 died after falling from the third storey of a Macquarie Park apartment of Sydney’s North West. Mr Saw was talking over the phone to his wife in India and was leaning towards the railing when the incident happened. The wooden railing collapsed and Saw fell head first. He suffered critical head and internal injuries and died on the scene. A smashed cordless phone handset was also found at the scene. Howard Ryan, director of Housesafe and a building inspector for more than behind the incident. Mr Ryan said, “It appeared that the rail has not been installed in a prudent, compliant and safe manner.” He added further, “The metal bracket is installed in reverse, therefore the horizontal timber railing after a period of time has rotted and the fixings have pulled through the timber upon pressure of the deceased leaning on the railing pushing the timber outwards and him falling.” Mr Saw worked as a systems support analyst for an Indian-based IT firm, Tech Mahindra which outsources work for Optus. He had only been in Sydney for a few 40 year experience believes the incorrect construction of the balcony as the reason weeks and was recently married as told by his employer Karen Waller who arrived at the scene next morning of the incident. Ms Waller cried that Saw was full of energy and will be badly missed. www.indianmonthly.com.au

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10 INDIAN MONTHLY | 20 APRIL - 20 MAY 2015 India Australia Exchange Forum launched at the Parliament of Victoria WITH an objective of integrating spirituality with politics, education and business, India Australia Exchange Forum (IAEF) is successfully launched at the Parliament of Victoria; Melbourne University and also at Wyndham Council Business breakfast during the launch week. Yoga and spiritual Guru Baba Ramdev was warmly welcomed by the Hon. Speaker of the Victorian Parliament Telmo Languiller. Mr Languiller presented a vote of thanks to IAEF Executive Director Ashwin Bora and Founder Chairman Vijeth Shetty for their contribution in making the event a great success. Baba Ramdev put a flood of light on the importance of Yoga and also stressed on the importance of spirituality and meditation to attain world peace and overall prosperity of human race. An event was also conducted jointly by IAEF and Australia India Institute (AII) where in Baba Ramdev addressed students, professors, researchers and academia’s hailing from different nationalities about the power of Yoga in today’s modern and busy world. AII Director, Prof. Amitabh Mattoo thanked IAEF for getting spiritual guru to Melbourne University. A business breakfast was carried out by IAEF and Wyndham Council with Baba Ramdev along with some esteemed business dignitaries. Baba Ramdev and Patanjali Yogpeeth which manufactures Ayurveda products has touched a billion dollar mark globally and is fiercely competing with MNCs in India and overseas. Baba Ramdev iterated that if one wants to be successful in any field, he/she needs to put physical, mental and spiritual strength which can only be achieved through Yoga and Meditation. IAEF facilitates bilateral trade, influences policymaking, cultural exchange and to bring think tank group to further foster Indo-Australian links. IAEF is already working with Maharashtra CMO office and members of current ruling party of Victoria state lead by current Premier Daniel Andrews India Australia Exchange Forum has long way to be engaging business to business and government to government by taking NRIs (Non residing Indians) on board. Indians in Australia will play a key role in bringing down the trade deficit between India and Australia, and making India more accessible to every Australian business. The Core team of this exchange group is made up of Prajesh Goswami (Treasurer), Shivesh Pandey (Public Relations), Amith Karanth (Forum Secretary), Raj Vala and Chander Sekhar. www.indianmonthly.com.au

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12 INDIAN MONTHLY | 20 APRIL - 20 MAY 2015 Can Australia Afford to keep you in a lifestyle similar to the lifestyle you have enjoyed during your working life? And yet, NOT one minute is devoted to teaching society on how to best manage your income, evaluate and quantify your needs and goals and/or plan and take the action necessary to realise these goals. Little wonder then that the attainment of financial independence has been and remains a dream for most Australians. Worse than ever before! What is financial independence? Financial independence is generally used to describe the state of having sufficient personal wealth to live, without having to work actively for basic necessities, with assets generating income that is greater than your expenses! How do you achieve that? To achieve financial independence, you will need to work within a planned strategy capable of realizing that objective, it also means that you will need to budget accordingly and manage your expenses that you can afford next year’s school fees for the children, replace the family car when required and take that long planned holiday. Becoming capable of supporting your family without reliance upon the goodwill of the banks and enjoying a lifestyle that you have enjoyed throughout your working life in your retirement and not relying on the government for the Pension! That is MBIC definition of becoming financially independent basically replacing your wages with a passive form of income that is derived from your investment properties. Talking to successful Investors teaches you how to become financially independent in your later years. This is only achieved by working harder, learning how to save money and investing your hard earned money so that it grows or at least keeps pace with inflation. Ask us how, where, when and why we need to invest?? We will be more than happy to share with you how it can be achieved. Why Property? Property’s Strong Historical Performance for the last 100 years. In 2003, the median price in Melbourne was $371,000 and in 2015 the median price in Melbourne is $650,000. That’s a substantial increase over the years with very little effort put in. There are several reasons why Melbourne Property compared to other As this chart clearly shows that as recent as the 1960’s the average period for receiving a Government pension was 10-13 years. However, the current life expectancy for Australians at the age of 65 is nearly 22 years in retirement for females and 18.5 years for males and the Australian life expectancy is expected to increase further. Readers the average person will spend up to 19 years learning basic communication, social and technical skills and a further 3 to 10 years learning vocational skills. All of which are directed at helping us participate in society and earn a living. Basically we follow the principles set by our grandparents where they worked for 50 years of their lives, got married bought a house paid out their mortgage over their lifetime and then retired on the pension handout from the government for an average of 7- 10 years of their life in retirement . Not one minute is devoted to teaching us how to best manage that income, evaluate and quantify our needs and goals and/or plan and take the action necessary to realise them. Well readers all of that has changed, this generation the average person works 42 years and enjoys an average of 18 in retirement and unfortunately the government will not keep us in a lifestyle we have enjoyed during our working life further there will not be a pension for us, as Industry Superannuation Funds were supposed to do that. Unfortunately Superannuation Funds are failing Over the years I have noticed a generational change in Society from Workers to a “GENERATION of miserably; accordingly we all need to provide for ourselves. Readers, for those of you that do not know me I am now 72 years of age and have been in the Real Estate industry since July 1973, and in that time I have written many articles about property and how it has performed over the last 42 years. In this month’s article I want to explain to you the phenomena of ‘Us Australians being a product of our own environment, AND HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED’. ENTITLEMENTS” many people today believe: 1. They are entitled to have a good time. 2. They are entitled to get your inheritance. 3. They are entitled to get the dole without working. 4. They are entitled to healthcare and government assistance. 5. They are entitled to the pension in retirement. www.indianmonthly.com.au

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20 APRIL - 20 MAY 2015 | INDIAN MONTHLY major Cities, however the main reason being a huge influx of 100,000 migrants arriving into Melbourne every year thus causing a great demand in supply for owner occupiers, investors and renters. However, you need to establish a concise investment plan to help you pay off your home earlier while investing in property with a goal of having a comfortable and enjoyable retirement. It is important to understand your reasons for purchasing an investment property. Remember you are investing to secure your financial independence for your retirement years and to help your children get a head start in life as well! Set a goal and with good planning and tight budgeting, do whatever it takes to achieve it. Know your limits and stick to your plan. Melbourne Business and Investment Corporation Pty Ltd (MBIC) specialises in Property Investment Strategies by sourcing and coordinating the multitude of options with its associated business partners such as Reputable Developers, Finance Brokers, Financial Planners, Accountants, Conveyancers and Solicitors. 13 DISCLAIMER: MBIC has used their best endeavors’ to ensure that the information contained in this article is correct. However, neither MBIC nor its, licensors or suppliers (nor their respective directors, affiliates or employees), accept any liability (direct or indirect) for any injury, loss, claim, damage or any incidental or consequential damages, including but not limited to lost profits or savings, arising out of or in any way connected with the use of any information, contained in this article, or any error, omission or defect in the information Therefore, the information contained in this article should not be relied upon and purchasers should make their own enquiries and seek legal and financial advice in respect to any property or investment, before committing to purchase. of checkpoints to assist you in gathering all the information necessary to enable you to make well informed decisions and put into action a plan that will move MBIC Step by Step Process you much more rapidly towards the achievement of your financial Financial independence is not a matter dreams and goals. of hard work or good luck; it is achieved model with property sales and specialist follow on property management services; it can assist with pre-assessment of borrowing capacity based on current financial circumstances. through the systematic application of a sound, goal oriented, and financial strategy. ● Learn how to save and how to make your money grow For the meantime should you have any question or would like to seek ● What are your major financial further assistance on property goals? investment options, please feel ● Do you have a strategy that is currently working to achieve these goals? MBIC’S goal is “Assisting people to create wealth through property investment”. ● Discover the secrets of using your industry superannuation as a deposit to purchase an investment property. free to call me on: MBIC has made the property investment Mobile: 0417 483 355 process very easy with a one stop shop MBIC has developed a sequence E-mail: carlo@mbic.com.au SRI RAGHU RAM ASTROLOGY CENTRE PANDITH: RAGHU RAM is in Melbourne He CALL FOR APPOINTMENT 0424 975 226 0449 864 419 3 Mason Street (Near Dandenong Train Station) Dandenong VIC 3175 E-mail: somuprince1188@gmail.com % 0 0 10 7 Days A Week - 10:00 AM TO 7:00 PM www.indianmonthly.com.au

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14 INDIAN MONTHLY | 20 APRIL - 20 MAY 2015 US FAA upgrades India’s aviation safety rating INDIA’s aviation safety rating has been upgraded by US authorities which allows Indian airlines to increase the number of flights operated to the country. US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the upgrade at a meeting with Indian Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju. Measures have been taken by Indian government to address safety concerns which were previously flagged up. After some tests, the rating was downgraded by the US Federal Aviation Administration in January 2014. The decision to take the rating back from category 2 to category 1 will allow the Indian carriers to launch more flights to the United States and form code-share agreements with airlines there. The number of flights did not increase for a long time which affected the number of Jet Airways and Air India flights as well. Mr Foxx commented that it was the correct decision to address the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) concerns after India’s downgraded rating. He iterated, “The United States Government commends the Government of India for taking corrective action to address the safety oversight issues identified during the IASA (International Aviation Safety Assessment) process.” Chief Executive of Consultancy CAPA Centre for Aviation, Kapil Kaul said, “The upgrade is a big positive for Jet as their US operations will be executed more aggressively. Both AI and Jet can now pursue more codeshare agreements with US airlines. ‘Visa on Arrival’ renamed ‘Online Visa’ THE name of ‘Visa on Arrival’ which allows visitors from about 44 countries to apply for a visa to India four days before the date of arrival has been changed to ‘Visa Online’ following a row on misunderstanding and confusions. As the name suggests, the visa on arrival was misunderstood by many who though they’ll get their visas on landing in India. Since they had not applied in advance they had to return home. The Home Ministry was approached by the Tourism Ministry to change the name from ‘Visa on arrival’ to ‘Online Visa’. Tourism Secretary Lalit K Panwar iterated, “Now, we will be calling it as Visa Online. If you call Visa Online, there will be no confusion because you will get visa online in your inbox. So, we can call it as Visa Online (ETA).” www.indianmonthly.com.au

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