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Five things to do over the weekend of September 23-24 Five things to do over the weekend of September 23-24

Watching a fighting championship to experiencing the rejoice of meditation, this weekend promises to give a choice to pick your mood.

India Club in London struggling for survival India Club in London struggling for survival

The India Club in London, a hub for Indian nationalists in the UK during the independence movement in the 1930s and 40s, is fighting for its survival after plans emerged for the building to be demolished internally.

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Singapore is our gateway to the east with an extraordinary Indian diaspora: HCI Jawed Ashraf Spotlight
Singapore is our gateway to the east with an extraordinary Indian diaspora: HCI Jawed Ashraf

“Singapore is at the heart of ASEAN and has an extraordinary Indian diaspora that reflects the centrality of Singapore in our engagement with ASEAN,” said H.E., the High Commissioner of India, Singapore, Jawed Ashraf.

India\'s reformist initiatives have led to the creation of opportunities for foreign investors: Ajay K Sanganeria @work
India's reformist initiatives have led to the creation of opportunities for foreign investors: Ajay K Sanganeria

Given his extensive experience in dealing with authorities and resolving tax issues, it is no surprise that Ajay K Sanganeria, a Tax Partner at KPMG Advisory LLP, was chosen to deliver the lecture on Taxation at the SICCI Conference 2017.

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SICCI Conference 2017 to focus on ‘Understanding and Overcoming Challenges - India’ SICCI Conference 2017 to focus on ‘Understanding and Overcoming Challenges - India’

The Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) Conference 2017 has chosen the theme ‘Understanding and Overcoming Challenges India’.

Singapore based healthtech startup MyDoc raises SGD5.2 million Singapore based healthtech startup MyDoc raises SGD5.2 million

Singapore-based healthcare startup has raised USD5.2 million in a series A funding round.

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Apsaras Arts presents ‘Anjaneyam – Hanuman’s Ramayana’ in Kalaa Utsavam 2017 Apsaras Arts presents ‘Anjaneyam – Hanuman’s Ramayana’ in Kalaa Utsavam 2017

The ancient Indian epic poem which narrates the struggle of the divine prince Rama to rescue his wife Sita from the demon king Ravana, The Ramayana has captured our imagination for centuries.

Monkey God: Uniting India and South-East Asia Monkey God: Uniting India and South-East Asia

Hanuman’, Anjaneyam or the Monkey God has remained one of the most respected deities among Indians and South-East Asians. His legend runs deeper in these countries and is a common thread invariably uniting India and South-East Asia.

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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.

Along with India, 4 other countries celebrate Independence Day on August 15 Along with India, 4 other countries celebrate Independence Day on August 15

Incidentally, India is not the only country which gained independence on this date. Apart from India, there are four other countries which celebrate their Independence Day on August 15.

New To Singapore
Singapore real estate market: Common mistakes that first-time investors should avoid Singapore real estate market: Common mistakes that first-time investors should avoid

The growth of the city-state’s economy has gone hand-in-hand with the development of the property market, and there are many cases of windfalls for property investors. Many potential investors often overlook the costs, resulting in grave investment mistakes.

Renting properties in Singapore? Tips for freshly minted NRIs Renting properties in Singapore? Tips for freshly minted NRIs

Irrespective of whether you’re an NRI, new to Singapore, or just looking for a better place after the completion of your lease, here are some tips and common pointers to make your house hunt very productive.

Singapore now boasts of world’s largest pre-school Singapore now boasts of world’s largest pre-school

Singapore now boasts of the world’s largest pre-school in which doting parents can admit their tiny tots. The capacity of this school is 2,100 children.

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Two India-linked films win prizes as dazzling Toronto International Film Festival concludes Two India-linked films win prizes as dazzling Toronto International Film Festival concludes

The 11-day 42nd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) concluded yesterday with the screening of the People's Choice Award winner 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'; two India-linked films won the top prizes for documentary movies.

Filmwallas discovers four talented filmmakers in global contest around next generation technologies Filmwallas discovers four talented filmmakers in global contest around next generation technologies

Indian multinational IT services company HCL Technologies and Singapore-based startup Filmwallas jointly organised #ACutBeyond, a global filmmaking competition.

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Stop focusing on the girl child, it’s the boys who need attention Stop focusing on the girl child, it’s the boys who need attention

I heard celebrated writer Chetan Bhagat, an IIT and IIM alumnus and ergo a shining example of a gentlemanly achiever in modern India, say this on Saavn, the radio app: “Mainay Arjun Kapoor kay badhay mazay karay hain (I was instrumental in making Arjun Kapoor have a lot of fun). I write the kissin

Here’s how Ram Nath Kovind became President of India Here’s how Ram Nath Kovind became President of India

Former Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind is set to become India's 14th President and the first member of the right wing Hindu organisation Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) to hold the post.

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Indian wins title of UK’s ‘Child Genius’ in face-off on TV Indian wins title of UK’s ‘Child Genius’ in face-off on TV

Rahul Doshi, who became an instant media sensation after his appearance on the kids’ quiz show Child Genius, has won the popular Channel 4 television competition.

India should take advantage of Brexit to become Britain\'s natural partner: NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul India should take advantage of Brexit to become Britain's natural partner: NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul

British Indian-origin peer Lord Swraj Paul said the UK's decision to leave the European Union gives an opportunity to Britain and India to work together and gain from each other.

Indian-American author Amitava Kumar announces India launch of his new novel ‘The Lovers’ Indian-American author Amitava Kumar announces India launch of his new novel ‘The Lovers’

Indian-American author Amitava Kumar, who released his novel The Lovers recently, announced that the official India launch of the book will be held in Mumbai on August 3.