Brisbane Indian Times, established in 2003 is Brisbane’s first full colour Multicultural / Indian newspaper. Our style / setup is in keeping with the traditional newspaper set up…we are not a magazine!
We take pride in publishing a high content of multicultural news and our motto is “As God is One, we respect all Religions”. We are a free monthly publication with release dates being the second Saturday of each month.
Being a multicultural newspaper we are not limited to Indian Community News, we publish articles from many different cultural backgrounds / organisations and faiths, e.g. Hindu, Sikh, Muslim, Christian, Baha’i, Chinese, Korean, Australian etc etc. Advertisers benefit directly by way of wider readership which promotes more traffic / enquiries which in turn increases revenue.
Understanding that community organisations have limited resources BIT provides free promotion for all community events regardless of cultural background / religious beliefs. In our What’s On section of the newspaper the events are listed in the appropriate category.
BIT now has over 5,000 event subscribers and this number is increasing each day. Every Friday subscribers receive an email with what’s on for the weekend… coming week and future weeks, this enables families to plan ahead and also gives the organisers the best possible chance to have a successful event.
BIT also sponsors two radio programs and the community events are announced during the show FREE of charge. You can tune into the Bollywood Show on Monday Nights on 99.7fm between 7-9pm and on Friday Nights on Global Digital Channel of Radio 4EB between 7-9pm. Listeners who do not have DAB+ radio can listen the program live on the web at https://4eb.org.au/node/324. (You can also view other shows/timetable at above link)
The newspaper is distributed each month by courier to Indian Stores (spices & fashion), Indian Restaurants, Mosques, Gurdwaras, Indian Temples, Libraries, Dentists / Doctor surgeries, newsagents, petrol stations and other retail outlets.
With an estimated readership of 65,000+ per month hard copy, further readership is gained through our website with each monthly issues accessible for viewing. Each issue is also emailed out to our database and is then shared through other peoples networks.
BRISBANE INDIAN TIMES IN-HOUSE TEAM
Publishers – Umesh & Usha Chandra
Advertising – Sugandh Chaturvedi
Editor – Trudi Tarres
Phone: 07 3865 6533
Fax: 07 3865 5864
Meet our team of Journalists/Correspondents
Our Correspondents are mainly freelance journalists who provide in-depth editorials for our readers. Submissions by individuals and organisations are always welcomed, contact our office.
Ram Jattan (UK)
Rajendra Prasad (NZ)
Thakur Ranjit Singh (NZ)
Thilliar Varnakulasingham (NZ)
Shalendra Prasad (Fiji)
Dhaval Vyas (India)
Rama Gaind (Canberra)
Sudesh Aggarwal (ATO News)
ML. M Nawaaz Ashrafi
Imam Muhammad Aslam
Sundar Gopal Das
Pastor Joseph Dass
Haji Abdul Rahman Deen
Jitendra Deo (Arya Pratinidhi Sabha of Qld Inc)
Atul Dighe & Shobhana Shet (Spiritual Science Research Foundation)
Mehraban Faramand (Baha’i International)
Amarjit Singh Nagi
Vinaya Natarajan (Inspire – Prem Rawat)
Peter Lane Rai
Matt Young (Sport)