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Behind the Curtain at Kalaa Utsavam Behind the Curtain at Kalaa Utsavam

What does it take for a festival like Kalaa Utsavam to happen? How does one plan for a ten day festival that this year has about 200 artists performing? What has changed since the first Kalaa Utsavam in 2002? How does the team make it different year after year? These are questions that are bound to

PSLE results: 98.4 per cent of students qualify for secondary school in Singapore PSLE results: 98.4 per cent of students qualify for secondary school in Singapore

About 98.4 per cent of Primary 6 students in Singapore qualified for the secondary school as the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) was declared today.

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A Journey Worth Dancing For Spotlight
A Journey Worth Dancing For

Raka Maitra’s story is a story of a passionate, determined, daring artist. As a dancer she had two available clear paths to follow, that of classical dance or contemporary. Raka didn’t want to choose one over the other. She loved both.

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Need to improve Infrastructure is one of the key priorities for India: Gautam Banerjee

The former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) will be the chair of an Infrastructure Roundtable discussions at the ASEAN India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) on January 6-7, 2018.

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MAS seeks people feedback on proposed Payment Services Bill MAS seeks people feedback on proposed Payment Services Bill

To seek feedback from the people of Singapore regarding the proposed Payment Services Bill, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has launched a second public consultation which will run up to January 8, 2018.

Indian-origin Canadian Minister Navdeep Bains attends CII Tech Summit in Delhi Indian-origin Canadian Minister Navdeep Bains attends CII Tech Summit in Delhi

Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Government of Canada, attended the CII Tech Summit yesterday in Delhi. The strategic partnership between Canada-based RoboGarden and Ed-tech startup Eupheus Learning was announced at the event.

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Little India shopkeepers of Singapore go online Little India shopkeepers of Singapore go online

The most popular products displayed in Little India’s stores of Singapore are now available at the click of a button thanks to the opening of online portal Dei which stands for ‘Daily Everything Indian’.

Music trinity of Raghu Dixit, Sonam Kalra and Tanusree Shankar to showcase Indian culture at upcoming PBD Music trinity of Raghu Dixit, Sonam Kalra and Tanusree Shankar to showcase Indian culture at upcoming PBD

There is going to be an exciting cultural extravaganza as part of the most awaited upcoming Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) set to open in Singapore on January 6-7 next year.

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Navratri - Durga and Rama: The myths, history and rituals of the nine-day Hindu festival Navratri - Durga and Rama: The myths, history and rituals of the nine-day Hindu festival

The nine-day long festival of Navratri (literally meaning nine nights) is one of the most widely celebrated in the Hindu religion. Celebrated to honour Goddess Durga, who symbolises power and purity, Navratri is famous for the ritual of fasting.

Dussehra: Celebrating the victory of Good over Evil Dussehra: Celebrating the victory of Good over Evil

India is a land of festivals, and one of the most eagerly awaited is Dussehra in which people of different faiths participate. It is celebrated with zest and religious fervour.

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BCA announces roadmap to healthier and greener buildings for Singapore BCA announces roadmap to healthier and greener buildings for Singapore

To enhance the indoor environment quality of buildings and ensure healthier atmosphere, Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore has announced several initiatives today with the review of its third Green Building Masterplan.

HDB to utilise modern tools to study residents’ preferences and build stronger communities HDB to utilise modern tools to study residents’ preferences and build stronger communities

To ensure quality living environment and in keeping with the changing needs of society, HDB has collaborated with Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) on a social behavioural study christened ‘New Urban Kampung research programme’.

HDB inks SGD10.7 million agreements for ‘Smart Living’ in Singapore HDB inks SGD10.7 million agreements for ‘Smart Living’ in Singapore

HDB has inked two new research and development agreements with NTU and SUTD worth SGD 10.7 million to leverage the power of Big Data, data analytics and smart technology to boost construction productivity and safety, as well as to develop a new social framework to build stronger communities.

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Sridevi’s daughter and Shahid Kapoor’s brother set to debut in \'Dhadak\' Sridevi’s daughter and Shahid Kapoor’s brother set to debut in 'Dhadak'

Veteran actress Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan Khatter’s Bollywood debut, Dhadak, has revealed its release date on July 6, 2018.

Ed Sheeran dons kurta, woos fans during trip for Mumbai concert Ed Sheeran dons kurta, woos fans during trip for Mumbai concert

Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex was dancing to tunes yesterday performed by British sensation Ed Sheeran, who belted out a set of 17 songs, including hits such as 'Shape Of You' and 'Galway Girl', with only a guitar and a loop station.

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Some healthy diet choices can help with the problem of malnutrition among the elderly Some healthy diet choices can help with the problem of malnutrition among the elderly

The issue of malnutrition is one that can be found in many countries across the globe, whether they are developing nations like India or a modern city-state like Singapore.

The NRI between Arrival & Departure The NRI between Arrival & Departure

One of the commonest NRI complaints is that with every return trip to India, the country is looking more and more different, not necessarily better or worse but different, like an actress’ lip job leaving her neither here nor there.

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Bach to Bollywood: Polish violinist Sylwia Malachowska’s story so far Bach to Bollywood: Polish violinist Sylwia Malachowska’s story so far

She likes chai as much as she likes Tchaikovsky. Vivaldi, Mozart and Beethoven too. But to understand how Polish violinist Sylwia Malachowska went from playing Bach to Bollywood, one has to retrace her origin story.

Hearing Sushma Swaraj, networking, entrepreneurship, jobs; Indian students\' list of things to do at PBD 2018 Hearing Sushma Swaraj, networking, entrepreneurship, jobs; Indian students' list of things to do at PBD 2018

Students at the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) are gearing up for the regional ASEAN-India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2018. Moderated by Ketki Acharya student of business admintration and psychology at SIM university , the PBD discussion features the opinion of five students highlightin

Indian diaspora gives PBD a thumbs up Indian diaspora gives PBD a thumbs up

As the countdown to the ASEAN India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) being organised by the Indian High Commission of Singapore begins we spoke to members of the Indian diaspora on their expectations from this big ticket event.