Mr Raj Dudeja, conceived the idea of bringing out a publication that would unite Melbourne’s Indian community. At that time, the community was living in small groups, scattered all across Melbourne. Having no journalistic qualifications, no prior work experience in the print industry and no solid financial back-up, the pioneer, Mr Dudeja, really struggled to run this newspaper. But very quickly, he started receiving numerous calls for help, daily from members of the Indian community. They united to volunteer their services in writing articles and editing news stories on a regular basis.