250 STORIES, AND COUNTING

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In 2014, Melbourne got introduced to its first Indian weekly magazine that captured hundreds, if not thousands, of readership. Today with the completion of its 250th issue, The Indian Weekly has easily upped its numbers – powered by your stories, interest and readership.

Every week, The Indian Weekly rolls out a new cover story and true to its masthead THAT A LOT HAPPENS IN A WEEK! We seek to not only uphold the values of journalism but to serve as the curator of content for the huge Indian diaspora. We believe there is inspiration, there is substance, exclusivity and knowledge in our stories that are carefully picked from the community and told to you, the audience.

The Indian Weekly has a mission: to provide true-to-account stories that inspire, educate and motivate people, infusing the drive to make us productive citizens of this proud country we belong to. And, in addition to the weekly print magazine, The Indian Weekly is also now the digital destination for news and culture.

Completing 250 issue is a significant step in our small history, but we look forward to a brighter publishing future and the communities we serve.

The Indian Weekly has a mission: to provide true-to-account stories that inspire, educate and motivate people, infusing the drive to make us productive citizens of this proud country we belong to. And, in addition to the weekly print magazine, The Indian Weekly is also now the digital destination for news and culture.

Completing 250 issue is a significant step in our small history, but we look forward to a brighter publishing future and the communities we serve.

DISCOVERING LOCAL HEROES

In 2015, our second year of publication we were already embarking on a journey of great discoveries – local heroes, people leading ordinary lives but with extra ordinary tales to tell. Take the adventure of Hardev Singh Virk (July, 2015), who literally swam to Australia in 1975. It was a time when the country still had the White Policy, when visas and Permanent Residencies were far beyond the reach of those who were non-White. Read his story from the archives.

From local actors to entrepreneurs to sportsmen, The Indian Weekly has unearthed hundreds of talents who are making not only positive changes in their lives but around them too. Passionate about their calling and committed to positive outcomes, these men and women have added value to our story-telling and are crucial to the magazine’s success and popularity.

Apart from local heroes, we have also interviewed leaders from across varied fields for their insights and opinions and keeping the balance in our journey of dissemination of news and views, while maintaining balance, accuracy and objectivity in our editorial judgements.

FOOD HEROES, TRENDS, RECIPES

Published out of Melbourne, a city that has embraced global food cultures and flavours creating a vibrant food and wine industry, the Indian Weekly ensures content that reflects and explores food and consumer landscape aimed at delighting readers. It continues to introduce food heroes, recipes and restaurant reviews. From iconic chefs in Australia and India to recipes from contributors, it is consistently offering everything from the world of food.

Melbourne restaurants such as Aangan, Gaylord, Sachin Garg Catering are some iconic names now. It has been a pleasure to know the men in apron behind these successful ventures and the culinary journey that, more often than not, goes back to their roots which is the small towns and villages. That makes Melbourne the recipient of authentic Indian food and instilling this confidence is part of our editorial approach.

From Indian MasterChef winners to Australian Indian MasterChef hopefuls and winner, we couldn’t be prouder of having given our readers an up close and personal interviews and sharing their food aspirations.

CELEBRATING BUSINESSES & ENTERPRISES

From the story of Uvaraja Hariramakrishnan or Raja – the man behind brand name Pattu to tech-savvy accountant Praful Patel who has developed InfoTips, a web-based app to provide solutions to your daily life to 29-year old Praharsh Parikh who is on track to compete with some of the big names in the IT industry here in Australia – there are many such stories that The Indian Weekly has told highlighting the blood, sweat and tears that goes into building businesses. Regardless of the journeys of these enterprises, these stories remain central in sharing knowledge and inspiring as well as instilling among younger audiences the desire to compete and progress.

We believe great businesses have great stories and remain the most powerful tool for communicating value, inspiration and direction for innovative and creative ideas. The Indian Weekly has succeeded in bringing to the fore many successful businesses and entrepreneurs and prides itself on the depth of information and unbiased coverages of these stories.

CONTRIBUTING TO THE CULTURAL FABRIC

It is the endeavour of The Indian Weekly to identify artistes, dancers, actors, singers et al and connecting with a section of the community that has avid interest in this world. Therefore, our interest in the arts, fashion, literature, festivals makes us offer insightful perspective into these worlds and appreciate creativity.

From Kathak exponent and policy consultant Sanchita Abrol expressing what it means to be a cultural entrepreneur in Australia to comedian Sunanda Sachatrakul on about being openly gay to Rishi Deepak who after a long acting career in New Zealand and Australia bagging a Hollywood project to Melbourne doctor Sakshi Singh winning the Miss India Australia pageant – The Indian Weekly believes it is an exciting time to be part of one big community that promotes art and culture and focusses on issues of Indian Australian art and culture.

A COMMUNITY’S MOMENTUM

Summing up is always a tricky place to be in as we may have missed out on other topics. But suffice to say that The Indian Weekly remains committed to its focus on the community week after week. We take great pride in being at the heart of the community covering every aspect of news and stories – from local to current, sports, technology, business, lifestyle, food and entertainment.

In a digital age, we are in sync with the times engaging our web-literate audience through our social media and online presence and engaging our audience with vigour and enthusiasm so as to carry forward our brand name. Visit: www.theindianweekly.com.au and let us grow together. Thank you for your time and love!