Who We Are

The SAARI Collective is a collective of talented South Asian Australians who believe in creating the future of South Asian Australia.

We believe South Asians will become the largest minority group in Australia, and that we should start now to shape that future for all South Asians through stories, advocacy, impact, support and connection.

We believe we need to see ourselves in the media to help paint a true and diverse picture of Australian society.

The SAARI Collective platform exists to give voice to the amazing diversity, ideas, creative talent and hustle of South Asians in Australia. Whether you feel South Asian or have felt on the outside of your own culture looking for a way to connect, SAARI is an open space and a community for you.

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Our Values

  • Proudly South Asian, Proudly Australian
  • Support and Empathy - we learn and grow together as a community
  • Quality speaks for itself
  • Honesty, Respect and Professionalism
  • Name the Ganesha (remover of obstacles) in the room
  • Strength in Diversity; Diversity is a celebration

The Leadership Team

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Sandeep Varma

Founder

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Aman Gupta

Head of Experience

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Jasmeet Sahi

Associate Editor

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Shyamla Eswaran

Advocacy

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Sharan Velauthan

Content Strategist

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Marisha Nair

Head of Community

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Waqar Ali

Head of Digital Production

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Our Advisory Board

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Tasneem Chopra

Cross cultural consultant, director, writer and anti-racism champion

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Vibhushan Waghmare

Global Lead - Digital Analytics, Cochlear

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Terence Jeyaretnam

Partner, Climate Change, EY

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Anthony Cabraal

Entrepreneur, director at Enspiral Foundation, author and mentor

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Prachi Rane

Youth advocate and community leader, former youth city counsellor, changemaker

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