Anyone from Australia?

Discussion in 'Indians in Australia & NZ' started by Induslady, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. Induslady

    Induslady Administrator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Ladies from Australia,

    We just started this sub-forum to have discussions and share information specific to living in Australia. Ashna will be the moderator of this sub-forum.

    Through this message we invite all those ILites living in Australia to participate in this sub-forum. Thank you.
     
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  2. Ashna

    Ashna Bronze IL'ite

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    Welcome to Australia

    Welcome to Australia -

    I came to Australia after getting married and have been here for little more than 3 years now. Every day still is a new day for me with new experiences and challenges to adapt to totally new life style and environment miles away from my own home country INDIA.

    My Journey from India to Australia

    Though I have left you behind, Ma, in the homeland,
    I have with me in this alien land your blessings.
    Papa, though I have left you behind in the homeland
    your faith and your words of wisdom are my companions here.
    Though I have left you alone in the homeland my brother
    your love is with me in the threads of the rakhi i make.
    Friends Pooja & anu, though I have left you behind there
    with me are memories of our childhood and adolescence.

    With me are memories- that sparkle in my waking dreams:
    the golden sands of Pushkar, the serene lakes of Ajmer,
    peeping from my window the lamps on the road of my colony.
    Shimmer, the first rain-washed leaves of the peepal (tree),
    the intoxicating flowers of the neem (tree) in Spring,
    the misty evenings of early Winter,
    the mango-laden trees of peak Summer.

    The tree has just been transplanted on a new soil,
    but the roots run where there are founts of love,
    of affection, of friendship; in every vein is that soil
    that is life.

    New roots will grow gradually, in time will the tree firm up
    in the adopted garden, and will flower again;
    new fruit will form, seeds will scatter again,
    will sprout - saplings will rise whose roots will be here,
    whose trunks will muscle up with this soil but strengthen my own land some day...

    Still somewhere in the core will be the echoes- of the land where the
    grandfather tree stood, of the flute of the original seed;
    the sitars of the of culture will twinkle somewhere in the background,
    the rhythms of the drums of Delhi fairs and temples will be in the feet.

    The tree will flower again. The tongue will stutter, yet will try to talk the
    dialect of the world where there is Ma, and Papa, and Bhaiyya ( Brother)
    and Chacha (uncle) where even the stranger is ‘brother’, where the guest
    is not Paul or Ram not Mary or Maya but Uncle and Auntie.
    The tongue will try to utter a few syllables of love.
    This a vision of the waking eyes, not a mere dream!

    Australia, you a lucky first world country,
    a vagrant migrant from Hindustan God’s own country is in search of identity.
    A floating seed is struggling to grow roots.
    Alien’s the soil, seasons contrary here down under, the heart restless.
    The guest is unsettled away from his kin, anxious.
    Dear host, be a little patient. Lives she still in waking dreams of home.

    This Forum is my attempt to give a comprehensive guide to Australia. It will give some insight about Australian history, culture, travel, places, events, and of course will be a platform for all of us to meet and add more friends from this part of globe. I am looking forward to meet friends on this forum from my home country settled in Sydney or other parts of Australia.

    The articles posted by me will be collected from web, books, word of mouth or my own first hand experiences here.

    Regards,
    Ashna
     
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  3. meenu

    meenu Bronze IL'ite

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    Good start,ashna

    Dear Ashna,
    You do write your heart out!I liked what you wrote very much. We know very little about far east Australia. I am expecting an enjoyable informative time with you in your forum
    Regards,
    Meenu
     
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  4. Gokavarapu

    Gokavarapu New IL'ite

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    Hi All,

    This is Pallavi from Perth,I got married very recently & migrated to Perth. Unlike Melb & Sydney, Perth is a very calm city,very less population,
    So, for the lovers of nature & calmness Perth is a perfect place.
    Real estate is booming wel in perth now.

    I liked this place very wel. I am a software engineer. My hobbies are exploring places,listening to music,interior decoration...

    So, I love to be a part of this family,

    BYeee,

    Pallavi
     
  5. Manjari4

    Manjari4 New IL'ite

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    Hello,

    This is manjari, I came to australia before 3.5 yrs...i live in sydney ...i am enjoying it here......

    bye
    manjari:)
     
  6. corallux

    corallux Bronze IL'ite

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    Re: Welcome to Australia

    A Mumbaichi mulgi married to a Bangaluru huduga decided to spread her wings & fly into the unknown....

    This translated into a migration into Oz.....Guys I am still in the proces of setteling down....Not easy but learnt how to beat those lonely evenings when the ears yearn for Dad's voice & the tongue years for Mom's cooking.....the eyes yearn for the Brother I left behind...

    ONe thing about Oz is the easy way it embraces new migrants....You feel you have been here all your life......

    The city of 4 seasons in a day also has sooo many tours that you cannot decide what is good for you...

    Perhaps we are the only people who have a ghost tour....

    So much to write so little space...That's Melb

    Until nxt time....

    Cheers

    Corallux



     
  7. simrananand

    simrananand New IL'ite

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    :-( :-( :wave Hi to all living in Austrialia

    What a wonderful peice of writing Ashna Well done! Keep it up.

    We planning to move to melbourne next month and was wondering if anyone could help me with finding a good suburb to live I know I ve been mentioning this very often here but cant help it U c its d jitters which keeps coming in my stomach. How will it be? Will everything be alrite or not?

    Thanks

    Pls do reply someone

    Simran:confused:
     
  8. shubhas

    shubhas New IL'ite

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    HI Everyone in Aus,

    We live in Adelaide, came here about 3mths ago..Moved in from singapore, Still settling down..would love to make friends out here..

    Regards
    Shubha Prem
     
  9. corallux

    corallux Bronze IL'ite

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    Simran,

    First of all "good on you" for moving to Melb...

    It is one of the most liveable cities on earth..

    You will be fine....What you are feeling is the same for us all...You are better than me lady..I had crows in my tummy & was soo scared that the quarantine people may send me back..

    Chill out girl..you will be fine...

    Oz is more easy going than NZ-So welcome aboard!!!:clap

    Cheers,

    Corallux
     
  10. simrananand

    simrananand New IL'ite

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    Thanks Corullax:wave

    Thanx a million for ur reply:-o

    I was just wondering if u cud guide on which suburb to choose and if u know bout gud primary schools there.

    Any place where more Indians r concentrated.

    Thanx u r my girl.

    Do keep in touch

    (what a relief8))
     

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