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Five things to do on the weekend of May 27-28

Highlights for the first Ramadan weekend of 2017 ;)

Know your awards: Indian civilian honours

Spanning a period of more than 4,000 years while witnessing the fusion of several customs and traditions, India is one of the oldest civilisations in the world. The history of the nation reflects the rich culture and heritage of the country.

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Bringing healthcare to your pocket: Holmusk CEO Nawal Roy

Nawal Roy, founder and Chief Executive Officer of digital health and analytics start-up Holmusk, shares his views on chronic diseases in the modern world.

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Indian diaspora story is constantly evolving - Parag Khanna

Parag Khanna, a Senior Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore (NUS), is well known as an intellectual thought leader, a best-selling author, an entrepreneur, an eloquent public speaker and a globe trotter.

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Does real estate in India continue to attract you as an investment opportunity?

  • Yes - source of highest returns
  • Average - depends on the project
  • No - now I invest in the resident country
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Quarter of SMEs face problem in getting timely payments: Survey

According to a recent survey in Singapore, about a quarter of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) face delay in receiving payments from customers.

Indian Govt looks up to ArcelorMittal-SAIL tie for production of automobile grade steel

The Indian government has pinned its hopes on an early compromise between UK NRI Lakshmi Niwas Mittal-controlled ArcelorMittal and SAIL to launch a joint venture for production of automobile grade steel

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Passengers of SIA can hope for faster checks at US airports after TSA deal

Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) passengers can now hope for hassle-free and faster security checks when travelling from over 180 airports in the US if they become member of the an expedited screening programme.

Singapore is the second-largest sharks' fins trader in the world

Singapore is now the second largest of sharks' fins in Singapore, according to a report published by wildlife-trade monitoring network Traffic and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Know Your India
Bhagat Singh: He achieved immortality through his ideals

​​Bhagat Singh has been the icon of young socialist revolutionaries for Indians. His ideas, speeches and writings epitomised the feelings of the young revolutionaries in India at the time and highlighted the fact that the demand for throwing off the Imperial British yoke had reached fever pitch.

Bal Gangadhar Tilak: Indian nationalist, teacher, social reformer, lawyer, activist

Swaraj is my birthright, and I shall have it - words declared by one of the stalwarts of India's freedom movement, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, capture perfectly the Indian social reformer and freedom activist’s philosophy.

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Hawker centres: The fabric holding together the culinary culture of Singapore

If you ask around, most Singaporeans will tell you that their favourite hobby is eating. There are a variety of cuisines available in Singapore given its geographical location and multi-cultural population. Most of the classic dishes of the sunny island-state can be found in one of its national icon

Five schools for music and performing arts in Singapore

Choosing the right music and performing arts institute is never an easy choice. Some have preferences of classroom environments, whereas some look for a course with more practical assignments. Here is a list of schools for music and performing arts in Singapore to choose from.

One stop search for Indian schools in Singapore

Whether it is a recent relocation to the republic or having your kids growing and choosing the best school to cater to their preferences, here is the list of Indian schools in Singapore you can refer to during your search for the right Indian school.

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‘Saab Bahadar’: The first mystery thriller of Punjabi cinema

The first mystery thriller movie of the Punjab film industry, Saab Bahadar, is releasing tomorrow and we got a chance to have a quick chat with the lead star Ammy Virk. Distributed by Zee Studios International, the movie is releasing in Singapore on June 2.

Box Office clash: Pirates of the Caribbean 5 vs Baywatch

This week is a true David vs Goliath bout, with the hugely successful Pirates of the Caribbean franchise facing competition from the Dwayne Johnson Baywatch reboot. Both films have a lot of running on beaches, but other than that the two movies could not be more different.

Analysis & Commentary
Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan dropped the ball, India needs to pick it up

Yesterday afternoon, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the Hague ordered provisional measures in the India-Pakistan Kulbhushan Jadhav case. Specifically, they stayed the execution of the Indian national till the verdict of the ICJ was delivered.

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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Does real estate in India continue to attract you as an investment opportunity?

  • Yes - source of highest returns
  • Average - depends on the project
  • No - now I invest in the resident country
Answer
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Hero behind Akshay Kumar-starer ‘Airlift’ dies in Kuwait

Prominent NRI businessman Mathunny Mathews, who was instrumental in the safe evacuation of stranded Indians during the Iraqi invasion in 1990 and inspired the Akshay Kumar-starer film Airlift, died on Saturday in Kuwait.

Mrs India 2017 Bhavana Bahl: Inspiring women to be better versions of themselves

Society often have us believe that marriage should be the end goal – but Bhavana Bahl, who is the winner of the 2017 ‘Mrs India – Queen of Substance’ pageant, thought otherwise. The pageant was held in Delhi, India on April 14, 2017.

NRI from Telangana set to improve Indian education quality inspired by US

Sudheer Jalagam, an NRI from Telangana who lives in Issaquah, Washington, is going all out to improve the quality of education in government schools in India.