Category: Covid-19 and India

Podcast: How COVID-19 is impacting Indian students

As coronavirus continues to ravage India, students from India find themselves torn between family responsibilities at home and their studies in Australia. Monash University PhD candidate Shaheen Ahmed is in Melbourne and unable to be with her family in India. While Dr Akash Aaron is using his medical skills to support a charitable hospital in …

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Hope in the darkness

The situation in India is dire. I have critically ill friends and colleagues there and I dread every Whatsapp message that brings more news of more critically ill contacts … and worse. Many in Australia will be receiving similar messages from friends and relatives in India, given the country’s large diaspora. India’s healthcare system has …

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Podcast: How can we support India during the COVID-19 crisis?

In this podcast, the Australia India Institute’s Professor Ashok Muthupandian, Professor Nathan Grills and Dr Haripriya (Priya) Rangan discuss the current COVID-19 crisis devastating India and how the Institute and University of Melbourne are lending support. Professor Ashok Muthupandian is the AII’s Acting Director and the Assistant Deputy Vice-Chancellor International at the University of Melbourne. …

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Youth, waiting and action during Covid-19

In his book The Sense of an Ending, literary critic Frank Kermode considers the ticking of a clock. In the case of most clocks, each tick is an identical sound. But our brains impose an order on the sounds. We hear the first noise as ‘tick’ and the second as ‘tock’. Kermode likened this creation …

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