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FREE Vol-3 ISSUE-6 June 2016 M NTHLY MELBOURNE’S LOCAL INDIAN NEWSPAPER www.indianmonthly.com.au INDIAN JUNE 2016 / www.bollywoodsun.com The winners and the team of Mr. Punjab Australia Why diamonds could be a better investment than gold Top indian female biker dies in an accident Safe Plate initiative by Victoria Police

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2 INDIAN MONTHLY | JUNE 2016 Publisher Yogita Bhardwaj 5/23, Lentini St, Hoppers Crossing, Victoria Ph. 0410869227, 0400988403 Email: avyosa@gmail.com | Website: www.avyosa.com.au Disclaimer: Any material supplied to Indian Monthly Newspaper is at the contributor’s risk. No responsibility will be taken by the Publisher. Opinions published in Indian Monthly Newspaper does not guarantee the authenticity of any advertisement or marketing feature and AVYOSA Pty Ltd. takes no responsibility of any such offence www.indianmonthly.com.au

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4 INDIAN MONTHLY | JUNE 2016 The winners and the Team of Mr. Punjab Australia Mr Punjab AUSTRALIA was a great successful show which was held in Melbourne on the 21th of May 2016. It was brought in Australia by AIPD Group Pty Ltd. The show, was judged on many aspects such as talent, personality, dance performance, acting skills, presence of mind and about their knowledge of cultural background. All the contestants showed their best of skills on the stage and won the hearts of many guests attending the event. Everything was well organized and many guest performances entertained the crowd. The titles were won by 3 well deserving charming men, Kuldeep Singh Sidhu (Title winner), Manvir Singh (First Runner Up) and Jasvir Singh Mann (Second Runner Up) The judge’s panel included some talented names such as Manpneet Grewal, Kamaldeep Kahma, Judgebir Singh and the celebrity guest Kartar Cheema from Punjab, India. Winners of the show will be given a chance to perform in music video and may get a chance to work in movies along with many other opportunities like publicity, events invitations, and chance to represent Indian Australian Brands. The winner Kuldeep Singh Sindhu will become the brand ambassador of ‘Mr Punjab Australia’ for one year and will represent it in all major functions in Australia. The team of the show has put in every sincere effort to make ‘Mr Punjab Australia’ a unique contest, which not only acknowledged but also celebrated and honored all aspects of a modern Punjabi man. The show was fully sold out and audience at the event were all gaga about the way organizers had managed to bring together a beautiful evening. www.indianmonthly.com.au

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JUNE 2016 | INDIAN MONTHLY 5 Why Diamonds could be a better investment than Gold Did you really spare a glance for diamond jewellery during the recent gold buying rush on Akshaya Tritiya 2016? If by any chance you are the one planning to invest in precious and expensive jewellery this year, diamond could be a good alternative for good returns. Industry players believe diamond could be a good replacement to gold as an investment option with likelihood of steady price appreciation that has been witnessed in recent years. “The price of diamond has been seen to be going in an upward trend. I think it will give steady returns of 7-8 per cent annually in the medium term,” says Vijay Jain, CEO and Director – ORRA Fine Jewellery. Mr. Jain shared his experience by sharing the facts of his own company- ORRA, he added that over half of sales of ORRA Fine Jewellery consists of diamond, while the remaining is gold, while the overall industry’s sales of diamond is around 15 per cent. He also included that unlike gold, prices of diamond are not prone to volatility. Jignesh Mehta, MD Divine Solitaires agrees. “Diamond has emerged as a very good alternative to gold and has given annual returns of around 12 per cent over the past few years,” Mehta said. Divine Solitaires has 116 stores in 15 cities in India. He explained that if you invested Rs 10,000 in diamonds in 2010 would have become Rs 18,000 (an 80 per cent gain) whereas the same amount in gold would have become Rs 15,500 (55 per cent gain). Mehta points out that the starting price of diamond jewellery are compared with expenses to be incurred to buy gold. “Diamond starts from Rs 15,000 for a single unit. At current levels 5 gram of gold is more expensive,” he said. Gold prices have been ruling above Rs 30,000 per 10 grams in the domestic market. Mr. Mehta said that in his stores the entry price for a diamond item is Rs 8,00012,000 while the average of diamond jewellery is around Rs 25,000. Diamond sales during Akshaya Tritiya was higher by 14-15 per cent over the previous year. “The overall demand for diamond jewellery is up. For the year, sales of diamond has been up by around 10 per cent,” Mr.Jain said. Jignesh Mehta said that diamond jewellery is also adequately liquid. “Liquidity is not an issue with diamond. You can get 90 percent of the prevailing price any time. Since prices are moving up one can easily recoup the original investment.” www.indianmonthly.com.au

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6 INDIAN MONTHLY | JUNE 2016 Top Indian female Biker’s journey called off by a road accident Paliwal died after her bike skid off a road near Gyaraspur, 100 km from state capital Bhopal. She was rushed to a primary health Centre and then to the Vidisha district hospital where doctors declared her brought dead, police said. Paliwal left Lucknow and was headed for Bhopal when the mishap took place. She was alleged to be riding at the speed of 110KMH. She was wearing protective gear but she still couldn’t survive the injury. The witnesses presented at the time of the accident told that Veenu was talking at the time her bike skid but later on she started losing conscious. Her fellow biker rushed to her help and the casualties were taken care quite instantly. Later autopsy reports identified excessive internal bleeding as the cause of her death. It was also mentioned in the report that her liver was extensively damaged by the handle of the bike which caused her to bleed immoderately high. Paliwal was planning to make a documentary on her motorbike journey across the country and was keen to start the project as early as possible but little that she knew, that this dream will stay as a dream. Her interest developed in biking during her college days where she learned to ride from her college mates. Unfortunately, after college she couldn’t continue riding as she didn’t have her own bike nor she could buy due to the heavy expenses. Soon after, she got married and her husband never supported her to pursue her riding passion. Just like many other women in India, Veenu decided to quit her passion and got involved with her family. Her marriage had some bad phases and later on she got divorced. She had responsibility of raising two children, a boy who is now 21 and studying engineering and girl who is now 18 and just gave her grade 12 exams. Despite the fact that she was doing everything possible to keep the housing moving, she started her riding passion as she was immensely supported by her children and parents throughout. The journey which started on the road has ended on the road. The face which always had a smile and a woman of inspiration to many other single mothers, today left behind old parents to grieve for their loving daughter and two young kids who are still in a state of shock for losing their mother in this dreadful accident. Veenu Paliwal, one of the top Indian woman bikers in the country died in a road accident in Madhya Pradesh’s Vidisha district. The 44-year-old Jaipur resident was on a nationwide tour on her Harley Davidson motorcycle along with fellow biker Dipesh Tanwar who was on another vehicle. www.indianmonthly.com.au

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JUNE 2016 | INDIAN MONTHLY 7 SAFE PLATE INITIATIVE BY VICTORIA POLICE Operation SAFEPL8 recently launched by Victoria Police and supported by key industry partners is a community crime prevention program that aims to help Victorians protect themselves from number plate thefts. The initiative is taken forward by Cr. Peter Gibbons of the Wyndham City Council along with the Victoria Police and other industry partners. This initiative aims to help community against crime with a vision of making our homes, streets and neighborhoods safer. SAFEPL8 initiative would provide us all with the information about how we all can play a vital role in reducing number plate thefts to prevent further more serious crimes. For just three months following the official launch of the initiative, Victoria Police and a wide range of community partners will be actively providing simple things that you can do to help make Victoria safer for the community. The main purpose of targeting number plate thefts is due to the official 20122013 Victoria Police Crime Statistics which showed that there has been over 10,400 reports of stolen number plates received by Victoria Police. Over the past three years they have received an average of 10.000 reports per year, making it one of the most common crimes being reported. Number plate’s theft is more serious than we all think, as the stolen plates can be used further with number of endless crimes such as robberies, house break-in’s, drug trafficking and petrol theft. Number plate theft also poses an enormous cost to the community as thousands of crimes that are committed each year and thousands of people‘s lives have potentially been affected, both emotionally and financially. Also one of the main consequences of the number plate thefts is that it makes more difficult for the Police to detect, investigate and solves crimes. The impact of number plate theft can be quite expensive for the vehicle owner as it can incur a fine of $144 and accrue three demerit points if you are seen driving your vehicle without a number plate. Police is working with local and state government departments, local businesses and community organizations such as Neighborhood watch (NHW) to prevent number plate theft by talking to community to help in preventing this crime and assist Police to fight against it namely by affixing their number plates to their vehicle with anti-theft screws. Police Services Officers (PSO’s) are patrolling railway stations car parks and speaking with the commuters about the role they can play in preventing number plate thefts. Initiative SAFEPL8 has come up with the one way Anti- Theft Screws that is specifically designed to be fastened with a regular screw driver but it requires a special removal tool to take them out. Affixing your number plates with AntiTheft Screws can prevent your vehicle from being stolen and further used for criminal offences. For sure it is one of the most thoughtful and great initiative by the Victoria Police and other industry partners towards the betterment of the community on a whole. www.indianmonthly.com.au

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8 INDIAN MONTHLY | JUNE 2016 Travel Inspirations - Luxe travelogue to Queensland A place called wonderland of adventures, Queensland is one of the most attractive tourist state of Australia. Its offshore Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system, hosts thousands of marine species. The city of Cairns is a gateway to the reef and tropical Daintree Rainforest. The luxury traveller is spoilt for choice on the islands off the coast of Queensland. From private yacht charters to designer suites; private island hotels to panoramic golf courses and bespoke dining experiences, the options are endless. Taking the Great Barrier Reef as a backdrop, the discerning, luxury connoisseur is left asking for more. Presenting to you all 10 indulgence experiences on these islands you cannot miss. Golf with a View on Dent Island will glide over the spectacular Hill Inlet and Whitsunday Islands, before coming in to land at the isolated Whitehaven Beach. Witness a gourmet-style picnic. Soar over the Heart Reef Fashion Meets Luxury at One&Only Hayman Island Situated just minutes off Hamilton Island, with regular ferry connectivity, this 18-hole course is quite stunning, which seems to hang off cliffs, straddle valleys and overlook the ocean, making Seaplane and Picnic at Whitehaven Beach Experience a private scenic flight which hovers over the Heart Reef before flying over other picturesque parts of the reef. Crystal blue waters and reefs that nature appears to have designed with artistic perfection — a perfect combination! A powerhouse designer joins hands with what is possibly the most luxurious island resort in Australia, a creative explosion, in the most indulgent of settings is born! Diane von Furstenberg’s uber-trendy two-bedroom penthouse at the One&Only Hayman Island is a tasteful mix of refinement and edginess. It comprises a personal butler, a pillow menu, access to water sports and complete privacy are just some of the other perks. for an unforgettable golfing experience, coupled with 360-degree views of the Whitsunday Islands. Qualia, located on the northern end of Hamilton Island, is all about discretion and isolation. If you are at the qualia, make the most of the reserved-onlyfor-you beachside lounges at the nearby Pebble Beach. Privacy is the key word here! Understated Island Luxury at qualia, Hamilton Island A metaphoric white haven, this jewel of the Whitsunday Islands is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Live life like a jetsetter and allow yourself to be whisked away on a private seaplane for the day. The pilot A Private Picnic on Langford Island Langford Island is perfect for a day out, picnicking on the virgin beach, perhaps even indulging in a spot of snorkeling or swimming. The sand bank on this island www.indianmonthly.com.au

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JUNE 2016 | INDIAN MONTHLY 9 is its unique feature and makes for a perfect relaxation spot. If you’re looking for total solitude, this is the perfect place the Reef is far greater than your wildest imaginations. Sustainable and Barefoot Dining With the Tides on Orpheus Island lover and luxury seeker. However, the must-try “Orpheus experience” is the Dining with the Tides, where you can design your own sixcourse gastronomic menu, which will be served to you in the private setting of the pier, surrounded by the ocean. Fishing Charters on Lizard Island Luxury Bedarra Island Now a day’s sustainable luxury is being increasingly discussed among conscious travellers. And justifiably so! On Bedarra Island, there are no more than eight villas, surrounded by thick, tropical rainforests, making an ideal experience of barefoot luxury. Island uses the ecofriendly treatments in the swimming pool, to harvesting tropical rainwater, reduction of any chemical use across the island, promoting solar energy etc. Luxury with a conscience! A quite island, comprising a National Park and a Marine Park, Orpheus Island is an understated getaway for the nature- A signature experience on the island is to charter a luxury vessel such as the 51-foot MV Fascination. The yacht is anchored at Lizard Island and is ideal for private fishing, diving and snorkeling charters. Scuba Dive In the Reef While this might be the most predictable thing to do when visiting the Great Barrier Reef, there’s no denying that the thrill of actually plunging into the water and swimming amidst hundreds of fish, marveling at the natural wonder that is www.indianmonthly.com.au

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10 INDIAN MONTHLY | JUNE 2016 Why flights take longer now than they did 40 years ago Nearly forty years ago a flight from New York City to Houston, Texas, used to take two hours and 37 minutes but now it takes three hours and 50 minutes… Surprised? Any person would think that with all the technological advancements over the years, flights would at least be getting quicker and if you are one of them then unfortunately you’re wrong. The main reason for flights slowing down is so airlines can save money. Of course… this is one of the key factor of flights increasing instead of decreasing the flying time. “Airlines are able to save millions per year by flying slower,” a Business Insider revealed. Increasing Fuel costs are also why airlines are attempting to make planes weigh as little as possible which definitely involves charging customers’ fees for heavy luggage.” A 2008 Associate Press report revealed that JetBlue airline saved US$13.6 million a year by adding just under two minutes to each flight. While more obvious factors like ground and sky congestion are to blame for slower flights, you’ve most likely never heard about “block padding” causing flights to seem longer. Block padding refers to airlines adding a few minutes to the expected arrival time to seem more punctual. So, in future don’t be fooled when an airlines says they’re arriving ahead of schedule… You’re actually pulling in right on time. www.indianmonthly.com.au

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JUNE 2016 | INDIAN MONTHLY 11 Birth mother keeps newborn with birth defects after adoptive family reject her lead to the change of heart was Abigail suffers from severe birth defects. At the time of discovering the pregnancy, Fisher knew she was not in a position to raise a child alone and made the decision to put her daughter up for adoption. Fischer, according to the Northwest Florida Daily News the father of the child was no longer in her life. At the time she found out she was pregnant she described her living situation as ‘basically homeless’. However the birth mother said that she didn’t believe in abortion and decided to find a suitable adoptive family for her unborn child. Fisher believed she found at the time what she thought to be the ideal family for adopting her baby. A seemingly loving family residing in Georgia she thought would be ideal parents for her baby. The prenatal testing results were normal of the baby as Fischer used to communicate often throughout the pregnancy with the adopting parents. « Nothing was detected,» Fisher told the Northwest Florida Daily News. «They just told me her ears looked a little small.» In January this year Fisher gave birth to what she describes as a “perfect little girl”. Later it was diagnosed by the doctors that the baby is born with Treacher Collins, a very rare genetic condition. The condition affects the bones and the tissue of the face causing underdevelopment of certain facial structures including the jaw and cheekbone. «I let her (adoptive mom) take the other wristband into the NICU,» Fischer said. “She came out crying, and left the hospital. We never heard from them again.» Fischer claims the adoption agency was «appalled» with the behavior and «flagged» the family in the agency›s system. As per reliable sources, the baby may need reconstructive surgery later on in life, but her condition will not prevent her from having a normal and typical life. Fischer has launched a Go Fund Me Page to assist with the costs of raising the child with a belief that many people would come forward for the help of her innocent infant. Originally the newborn was to live in Georgia however upon first meeting the baby at the hospital the adoptive mother ran out of the room in tears, rejecting the infant. The reason for the shocking decision that www.indianmonthly.com.au

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12 INDIAN MONTHLY | JUNE 2016 Australia-where Water is expensive than Milk and Petrol Bottled water is a premium product these days in Australia. According to consumer group Choice, you can pay upwards of $3.88 a litre for bottled water, while a litre of tap water in Sydney costs a fraction of a cent. As per current prices, water costs twice as much as premium grade unleaded petrol, is more expensive than premium milk and costs as much as soft drink. It is also estimated that over time, the costs can add up. If you drink two litres of bottled water a day, consumers could be looking at costs of $2,800 a year. Pure, natural and healthy. The «clever and powerful» marketing of bottled water has led to Australians buying record amounts at prices far higher than for milk or petrol. About 5.3 million Australians above 14 years of age said they drank bottled water in an average week in 2015, an 8 per cent increase on the previous year›s figure, according to market research firm Roy Morgan. Senior marketing lecturer, Gary Mortimer, at the Queensland University of Technology, said “labelling imagery of snow-capped mountains and rainforests made consumers link bottled water with purity and nature and conclude it is superior to tap.” As per reports, shoppers are forking out $3 a litre for Mount Franklin and $8 a litre for Voss, while milk and petrol sit below $1.50 a litre. The cost of a 600ml Mount Franklin is comparable to 1000 litre of Sydney tap water. Many taste tests have shown most consumers can›t taste the difference between bottled and tap. With clever Marketing strategies, Mount Franklin is majorly referred to women, with the bottle has the waistline of a woman, and it›s usually sold in a size that women can comfortably carry in their handbag. In comparison to Mount Franklin, Pump is quite masculine, with a cap that is more robust and rigid, because men like to tend to carry the bottle from the cap. Geoff Parker, chief executive of the Australian Beverages Council said, “the marketing push began 10 years ago, with the growing interest in health and fitness and demand for a convenient, zerocalorie drink.” He also mentioned, “labelling imagery, such as rainforests, springs, and glaciers, was an important way for producers to convey the «inherent nature and quality» of the product.” «Bottled water doesn›t compete with tap water, it competes with every other commercial beverage it shares shelf space with, whether that›s in a vending machine, convenient store fridge, or on a supermarket shelf,» he said. With the increasing growth in demand and sales of bottled water, company giants are working hard to contribute in the clean environment and therefore they agreed to be working on the face value of the light-weight plastics that are breaking up quickly into micro-plastics with increased surface area that sucks up toxins. Recently beverage giant Coca-Cola Amatil agreed to be working on the «light weight» beverage packages, including a 42 per cent reduction in 600mL water PET, was a key part of efforts to keep the environment clean. www.indianmonthly.com.au

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JUNE 2016 | INDIAN MONTHLY 13 How Car Dealers Get Rid of Their Unsold Inventory There is a lot to offer by car dealers such as, free maintenance packages, accessories and interior/exterior upgrades when they’re under pressure to liquidate unsold car inventory like previous year models. Generally when anyone is shopping for an above entry level car, you expect to pay a significant price for the upgrades and extra luxuries that they come equipped with. It appears to be more difficult for car dealers in the past few years to liquidate their previous year’s car models to make room for new ones. This means you have a golden opportunity to acquire a massive discount on some models. Most of the time car dealers buy models in bulk and end up having more than ever surplus inventory for which their sales managers pressurize them to sell as fast as possible. Would-be car buyers are waiting for the economy to improve. You won’t always find the biggest savings and deals as a walk-in at a car dealership. You have to dig a bit deeper to find online sites that reveal the inside scoop on how to capitalize on the unsold inventory phenomenon and get better terms on your dream car. Often there are terrific deals on previous year cars – including luxury sedans, sports cars, SUV’s, trucks, electric, and hybrid models in all makes including Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, Infinity, Toyota, Nissan, Ford, Chevy, and many more. It goes without saying that the inventory at car dealerships is expensive and the limited space of their lots incentivizes dealers to sell older inventory to make room for the new. So they are willing to sell these cars at less than their MSRP simply to free-up space. But these steep discounts aren’t offered to everyone. While the economy starts to recover, the car industry will take much longer to reach full capacity again. That means you still have time to buy the great car you’ve been wanting on just about any budget. www.indianmonthly.com.au

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14 INDIAN MONTHLY | JUNE 2016 Indian state Odisha to implement ‘no helmetno fuel’ initiative to ensure road safety The Odisha government recently asked police to take up the «no helmet-no fuel» initiative as a public movement and ensure its implementation in petrol outlets across the state as a road safety measure. Holding a review meeting on implementation of road safety measures in Odisha, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi directed the works department and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to expedite corrective works on major black spots within two months. The NHAI was told to act promptly on observations of the Supreme Court committee and start corrective works of the black spots on national highways. It was also asked to fix appropriate signage and signals on NHs and bypass roads leading to various towns and cities within a month. Padhi also directed to set up a trauma care center in Capital Hospital and assured that necessary fund support would be provided by the state government for the purpose. He said that so far 8 trauma care centers have been set up in various places for taking care of the accident victims while proposal has been prepared for setting up another eight. «As per the recommendations of the Road Safety Committee constituted by Supreme Court, the state is making all out efforts to curtail road accidents and casualties. The issues relating to identification of black spots, necessary corrective measures, checking of drink and drive, suspension of driving licenses of the habitual traffic offenders, establishment of trauma care centers etc were discussed and sorted out in the meeting,» he said. Transport Commissioner Chandra Shekhar Kumar said that driving licenses of those committing more than 5 offences are being suspended and a total of 18,000 have been suspended so far. “Driving offences committed by the drivers are being entered to their DL data base which is being updated regularly” he added. Meanwhile, the NHAI has identified 23 black spots on National Highways and 13 black spots on state roads. The state police have identified around 200 black spots in 26 districts bases on incidences of accidents and causalities during last three years, said an official. www.indianmonthly.com.au

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