SBS World News & Soul House Update

Soul house update 2021 Back in October 2020 we set up the South Asian Women’s Wellness Space (pyarfully called Soul House) in Melbourne which aired on SBS World News. Soul House SBS World News Feature in February 2021 (filmed in November 2020) by Avneet Arora. How it started In September 2020 I found a property on Airbnb and moved there myself as …

Australia’s Top Woman in Artificial Intelligence – Svetha Venkatesh

You can also listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts. One of the top 15 women in the world for Artificial Intelligence and the only woman from Australia on that list, Svetha Venkatesh is a powerhouse in STEM. She is an Alfred Deakin Professor with 346 publications based on her research. Her research has lead to two successful start-ups; …

love letter

an overdue love letter to my Soul House in the Himalayas. i was only 19 a staunch little Richard Dawkins loving atheist secretly leaving home with nothing but a backpack alone i boarded a bus in a chaotic station in Chandigarh the wrong bus somehow we still found each other you were my last resort my mind plagued with thoughts …

Panjabi and Indian Soldiers in WW1 – Remembrance Day

Panjabi and Indian Soldiers

Tomorrow is Remembrance Day and I want to pay tribute to our Sikh & Panjabi great grandfathers who served time for the British empire that colonised them. My great grandfather Sardar Chajja Singh Mann (Ludhiana district) was a signalman in WW1 and during WW2 he was a Sikh priest (Giani) at the cantonments. Over 1.3 million Indian soldiers fought and …

How to direct message your way into a job

800+ people have told me they are looking for work. Less than 5 have applied for project-based digital jobs I’ve informally advertised here on Linkedin over the last 3 months. Most people are still looking for secure stable jobs – and haven’t woken up to the new reality that project-based digital work IS the new normal. Here’s how it works …

The two types of workplaces you can get a job

There are two types of places you can work. The first you get * a clear structure * very clear roles and responsibilities * told exactly what you need to do and how to do it, * will rarely get credit (esp equity) or recognition for your contribution here esp juniors * to feel comfortable * you mostly “follow the …

A Love Letter to My Soul House

an overdue love letter to my Soul House in the Himalayas. i was only 19 a staunch little Richard Dawkins loving atheist secretly leaving home with nothing but a backpack alone i boarded a bus in a chaotic station in chandigarh the wrong bus somehow we still found each other you were my last resort my mind plagued with thoughts …

Taking a strategic approach to activism and advocacy through revolutionary love

Taking a strategic approach to activism and advocacy through revolutionary love. Recently, after The Australian newspaper published a cartoon dismissing Kamala Harris as “a little brown girl” I emailed a few folks to see if we could take action. I joked and titled the email “angry little brown girl” referring to how unimpressed I was about this. A concerned mentor …