Waleed Aly calls for ‘infusion of newsrooms and on-air talent’ to allow more cultural diversity in media

A year-and-a-half after he famously won the coveted Gold Logie, Waleed Aly says he’s still misunderstood about his accompanying acceptance speech that advocated cultural diversity in Australian media. Speaking at the launch of not-for-profit organisation Media Diversity Australia in Sydney on Monday night, the 39-year-old The Project host said “the point [of the speech] wasn’t…

This Diwali video will seriously LIGHT up your life

Diwali is here and apart from stocking up on tealight candles, sparklers and stylish saris and salwars, there’s one more thing you have to do during this year’s festival of lights. The incredible geniuses at East India Comedy created this fantastic video, featuring renditions of popular Christmas carols with a Diwali-inspired Desi twist. And…. you…

‘There aren’t many women of colour in Aussie comedy but that’s going to change’ says rising comic Shubha

Women already have it tough in what is arguably a male-dominated industry, so imagine the challenges a comedian would have as a woman of colour. One rad chick who’s pushing boundaries and leaving audiences in stitches while she’s at it is Sydney-based comedian Shubha. The 22-year-old South Indian university student, whose new show Hive Mind…