Survivor Guilt: What It's Like To Be Indian Australian Right Now

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Survivor Guilt: What It's Like To Be Indian Australian Right Now

With hundreds of thousands of Indian people testing to positive to COVID-19 every day, thousands dying and many more searching desperately for help, it's no wonder many Indian Australians are suffering with a sense of guilt that they are here.

We speak to Aussies who have people back in India to find out from them what's really happening to their loved ones, and how they're handling the Australian Government's handling of those wanting to return home. 

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Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri


Nama Winston - Lawyer and Parenting Contributor at Mamamia

Evelyn Vernem - Has family members in India who are currently living through the crisis

Raghbendra Jha - Professor at the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, and Executive Director of the Australia South Asia Research Centre at the Australian National University


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