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Sangbad Australia Talkies – A new beginning


We have been of the hook for a past few months as we were working on our new venture “Sangbad Australia Talkies”. Sangbad Australia Talkies is our video initiatives, a forum to unfold stories of individuals contributing and connecting to ...

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Spiritual Journeys – The Mystical Mela Part One

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It’s around eighteen months since I was at the 144th Maya Kumbh Mela – a predominantly Hindu festival, where all spiritual leaders and the public, whatever their beliefs, are welcome. The imprint of this mystical adventure will be forever with ...

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The Rana Plaza building collapse, one year on

Photo Credit: Nicola Bailey/ActionAid

How you can support workers and their families involved in fires and building collapses in Bangladesh By now, most people are aware of the tragedy that unfolded in Bangladesh a year ago today when the Rana Plaza building collapsed and ...

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What would you do if you were forced to make a choice about the best way to die?


Imagine you are an 18 year old woman; you have been working in a garment factory in Bangladesh since you were 13 years old and you have worked in several different factories, the latest one for three years. You produce ...

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Remote Access by Tanveer Ahmed


A death in the family prompts some high-tech solutions to the tyranny of distance. The photo was grainy, pixellated and tiny. My uncle’s face was only partially visible, covered by a thin green cloth. A nostril, a scarred ear, the ...

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Dr. Tanveer Ahmed appears in shanghai international literary festival


This Bangladeshi-Australian has had a wonderfully strange career. A practicing psychiatrist, Ahmed transitioned into journalism as a noted expert on multiculturalism and mental health issues. In the spotlight, Ahmed indulged his comedic itch, refereeing a prime-time game show. Perfect preparation ...

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Review of Bangla Theatrical Bibisaab


Let me start by quoting a recent social network post by a friend of mine “I have been living in Sydney over 11 years now where I have never came across or experienced any act as such on the stage”, ...

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Shaheen Shahnewaz – The never ending act


Australia today is a stable, democratic, culturally diverse nation with a skilled workforce and a strong, competitive economy according to department of foreign affairs. It’s diverse and reputable education sector with the further opportunity for students to migrate to live ...

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Message from the Mayor of Rockdale Hon. Shane O'Brien


I would like to congratulate Sangbad Australia for presenting their English language newspaper. As the Mayor of Rockdale I have the honour of representing one of Sydney’s most multi cultural communities.  Within our city the Bangladeshi community is now our ...

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Living in Sydney going beyond – what?


Sydney welcomed 2014 with its spectacular fireworks display from Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Some 1.6 million people from the world attended this year to see the spectacle. With the magnificent firework display Sydney saw cost increases in ...

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