For The Indian Telegraph, this edition is a very special one. We celebrate not just our 100th edition, but also Diwali, the Festival of Lights.
We began as ‘The Indian’; in 2013, we changed the name, format and content of the magazine to ‘The Indian Telegraph’. I guess we were tired of introducing ourselves as ‘The Indian’ and being asked, ‘Which one?’ Because there are many Indian-origin publications in Australia, and while all of them are admirable in their own way, we strive to be unique and different, in our own way.
We publish the magazine towards the end of each month, covering community affairs, current events and topics that are trending, including features such as Food and Wellness, Astrology, and the evergreen favourite, Bollywood news.
We are committed to presenting fair, unbiased, informed reporting on issues that are relevant to the significant sub-continent community here. And your feedback on each issue is invaluable, so keep those comments coming.
In September, we won our first award at the Multicultural and Indigenous Media awards (MIMA) ‘Photographer of the Year’ went to Freddy Handa for the cover visual of ‘Bar Bombay’ (March 2014). And for us, this is just the start!
So while we wish all our readers a very happy, successful and prosperous Diwali, we also look forward to presenting you with a high-quality, well-researched magazine each month •