Mary Sinanidis

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World MS Day sheds light on invisible symptoms #MyInvisibleMS

When Stephen Papadopoulos was 16, he noticed his body behaving strangely but he did not know what the symptoms meant. He had blurry vision and other signs indicating the possibility …

News

Final farewell to Dimitris Gogos: Funeral details

Greek summer 2006. Neos Kosmos’ founder Dimitris Gogos spent carefree days at the house of Neos Kosmos editor-in-chief Sotiris Hatzimanolis at Egrigoros on the island of Chios. Along with journalist …

Dialogue

It’s time to vote – but there’s a feeling that we’ve seen it all before

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten made their final pitches to voters this week. One urged Australians that now is not the time for change so that …

Features

25 things to do at Syntagma Square in Athens

The steps at Syntagma Square have been a traditional meeting point for people as all roads seem to lead here. You’ll find commuters rushing during peak hour traffic, children feeding …

News

War veterans: Luke Haitas, a proud Greek who served in Afghanistan

The Taliban had long been entrenched in many areas of the Zabul Province in Afghanistan in 2010. By this stage, the deterioration of security had seen an 82 per cent …

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War veterans: Korean veteran Konstantinos Kontossis, a reluctant hero of a ‘Forgotten War’

There’s a Greek saying that goes Θα γίνει της Κορέας that roughly translates to “All hell will break loose”. The expression gained popularity in the ’50s upon the return of …

Life

Greek Australian teen entrepreneurs introduce a new underage demographic to the clubbing scene

Back in the ’80s, before the days of photo IDs, you’d borrow the birth certificates of older friends, memorise their details – even their starsigns (because bouncers would ask) – …

Dialogue

Conundrum: The meat paradox and the dark side of veganism

Vegans wonder why there is so much venom surrounding their decision to refrain from eating meat or wearing animal products. There’s even a term for the negative reactions against veganism …

Life

Tales of a Kastellorizian great grandmother’s exotic garments

As a young Greek-Irish boy raised in Melbourne, Geoffrey Conaghan was fascinated by tales of his great grandmother Amirisa Hatziagapitou Askitis. Photos of her as a black-clad yiayia in Australia …

Dialogue

Pontian parade and March mayhem rolled into one

Like the revolutionaries of Greek independence, Pontians survived persecution under the Turkish yoke, managed to show bravery and gave future generations lessons on the value of Freedom. For this reason …