Published 2013-01-15 15:54
On behalf of the EICT, The Editor wishes to acknowledge with deep gratitude the generous donations made by the Ambassadors for Melbourne, Mrs. Shazia Haider and her husband Mr. Sadiq Islam, Mr. Rajeev Bokil & his wife Mrs. Nickie Bokil, and Mr. Nikhil Bhardwaj. Between the three of them they have donated a total sum of INR 35,900.


Published 2012-12-09 05:28
Loneliness is something all of us have faced during many phases of our lives, little realizing that the process of isolation had begun the moment we were born and started the long journey developing as individuals. Yet, there was always the conflicting human need for the company of others which made us seek refuge and comfort in relationships and friendship.
We humans want the best of both world; privacy and solitude as well as intimacy and socializing. The trick is to strike a fine balance between the two; but it is not always in our control, particularly as we age. The old cliché that it is possible to feel lonely in a crowd is also painfully true. For many people, the word lonely can conjure up an image of an isolated figure in an Old-age home. Yet being alone is not the same as being lonely.

May the coming season of joy bring a big smile of contentment on your faces, dear friends, no matter whether you are alone or in the company of your loved ones or friends. :-)

A "Star" Birthday

Published 2012-09-30 16:09
Bengali superstar, Prosenjit celebrated his birthday with the residents of Tollygunge Homes on Sunday 30 September 2012. The residents of the Homes were treated to some lively entertainment and a delicious lunch.
Thank you Prosenjit for your warm, caring and thoughtful gesture.

Blood is thicker than Water?

Published 2012-09-23 09:34
“Blood is thicker than water”, so say the wise folks; but look closely around you and you will find numerous examples of people helping others and bringing a few moments of sheer joy in the lives of someone not even remotely related to them by blood or ancestry, and from whom they have nothing to gain. Rightly did Aldous Huxley write in the 'Ninth Philosopher's Song' that “Blood, as all men know, than water's thicker / But water's wider, thank the Lord, than blood”.


Published 2012-08-04 04:24
“Would you first determine the religion of someone in need of succour before stepping forward to help?”


Published 2012-07-27 22:21
The Chairman of the Governing Council of The East India Charitable Trust, Mr. Barry O’Brien, speaks of his vision and goals:

"Soon after being elected Chairman a year ago, I realised that we needed a website to communicate with like-minded people all over the world - people who share our vision; people who, like us, believe that 'every drop counts'!


Published 2012-07-23 22:48
In just a few days, we will be taking the first step on an exciting journey to reach out to so many wonderful people across the globe.


Published 2012-07-21 03:13
Our Webpage is now ready for the official launch on 28 July 2012. Thank you for following our progress through the past week.


Published 2012-07-17 05:30
We've worked round-the-clock and the site is ready for the official launch at the end of the month. Everything is in place except the Masthead graphics, which should be complete by this weekend.