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Kalaa Utsavam: A treat of Indian Culture in Singapore Kalaa Utsavam: A treat of Indian Culture in Singapore

Kalaa Utsavam is the most awaited annual feast of Indian culture in Singapore. This year the festival runs from 17th to 26th November. The ten day festival features Indian music, dance and drama, and covers the entire range from classical to contemporary. Artists see the festival as an opportunity

Indian-origin lawmakers in US celebrate Diwali; greet Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists Indian-origin lawmakers in US celebrate Diwali; greet Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists

Top US lawmakers, including Indian-Americans, have greeted Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains on the occasion of Diwali and said that the festival of lights sends an important message of setting aside their differences and working together as one, PTI reported.

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Garuda, the new Superhero Spotlight
Garuda, the new Superhero

When four passionate and extremely talented women come together it’s not surprising that what you get to see is pure magic. Garuda, the king of birds will be one such production in Kalaa Utsavam this year. Written by one of Singapore’s well-known writers Pooja Nansi this dance drama will take th

Don’t call Aamir Mr Perfectionist, call him Mr Passionate: Zaira Wasim Spotlight
Don’t call Aamir Mr Perfectionist, call him Mr Passionate: Zaira Wasim

16-year-old Zaira Wasim, who played a wrestler in her debut Dangal which earned her the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress, is portraying a singing sensation in her latest film Secret Superstar, releasing today.

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SIA to use more sustainable and meatless ingredients for in-flight meals SIA to use more sustainable and meatless ingredients for in-flight meals

To promote environmental sustainability and support local farmers, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will use more sustainable ingredients in its in-flight meals under a novel initiative -‘Farm to Plane’, announced the airline today.

Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal donates USD25 million to Harvard University Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal donates USD25 million to Harvard University

Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal has donated USD25 million to the prestigious Harvard University with an aim to increase engagement with South Asian countries, including India, PTI reported.

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Powerful singing trio: Rekha Bharadwaj, Harshdeep Kaur and Rasika Shekar in Singapore’s first ever MTV Unplugged Powerful singing trio: Rekha Bharadwaj, Harshdeep Kaur and Rasika Shekar in Singapore’s first ever MTV Unplugged

An MTV Unplugged evening with three of India’s leading singers - Rekha Bharadwaj, Harshdeep Kaur and Rasika Shekar - is coming to Singapore. A musical evening Sounds of Sufi will be performed at the Esplanade Concert Hall on November 3.

Dastak, Singapore\'s only Hindi theatre festival comes back stronger in year two Dastak, Singapore's only Hindi theatre festival comes back stronger in year two

Now in its second year, Dastak, touted as the only Hindi Theatre Festival held in Singapore, is set to showcase 10 Hindi short plays back-to-back from November 16-19, 2017 at the Black Box, Goodman Arts Centre.

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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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Lighten up your festive season with IKEA’s dazzling lighting range Lighten up your festive season with IKEA’s dazzling lighting range

Decorating the home is undoubtedly a huge part of the preparations for the festival of lights – the most important aspect of which is of course, as the name suggests, the twinkling lights that make up the life and soul of Deepavali.

Qarib Qarib Singlle: Unromantically romantic Qarib Qarib Singlle: Unromantically romantic

We have seen films filled with romantic stories and couples falling in love to spend the rest of their lives together. Qarib Qarib Singlle breaks that stereotype by presenting a refreshing story around travel and love-during-travel.

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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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Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal donates USD25 million to Harvard University Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal donates USD25 million to Harvard University

Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal has donated USD25 million to the prestigious Harvard University with an aim to increase engagement with South Asian countries, including India, PTI reported.

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.

Indian kid becomes instant sensation after appearance in UK quiz show Indian kid becomes instant sensation after appearance in UK quiz show

A 12-year-old Indian-origin contestant on a British television show has become an instant sensation after he impressed viewers by answering all questions posed to him correctly.