Indira Naidoo | Losing My Sister & Finding Solace in Urban Nature

For as long as broadcaster Indira Naidoo can remember, her two sisters have always been by her side. With only a year between each of them, they were inseparable, almost like triplets. For almost 50 years, they shared every moment of their lives with one another. Until Indira's younger sister Manika took her own life.


In this episode, Indira talks to our executive editor Kara Byers about the impact her sister's death has had on her, which she writes about in her new book The Space Between the Stars (Murdoch Books, $32.99), her grief journey, and how she found solace and healing in urban nature, including an unlikely connection with a 100-year-old fig tree and looking to the night sky.

This podcast discusses suicide and death by suicide. If you are struggling or having suicidal thoughts call 000 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.


This podcast was hosted by WH executive editor Kara Byers ( and produced by WH editor-in-chief Lizza Gebilagin (, with additional sound editing by Abby Williams.

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