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Dr Snehal Patel: Providing health services at a click of a button! @work
Dr Snehal Patel: Providing health services at a click of a button!

Non-Resident Indians are living across the whole world and they are earning laurels, not only for their country of residence but also India. One such NRI is Singapore-based Dr Snehal Patel whose MyDoc platform is providing health services at the click of a button.

In Spotlight: Gentle giant of percussion Mohamed Noor Spotlight
In Spotlight: Gentle giant of percussion Mohamed Noor

Mandolin, keyboards, clarinet, flute, guitar, saxophone… you name it, and chances are he plays it. You have a chance to join Mohamed Noor, Singapore’s foremost percussionist on his show, Groove to My Rhythm, at the Esplanade Recital Studio on Nov 19, at 7:30pm.

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Business
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.

A rendezvous with the cast of Brihannala-Arjuna’s Disguise A rendezvous with the cast of Brihannala-Arjuna’s Disguise

Brihannala - Arjuna’s Disguise, a musical dance extravaganza, is all set to leave you awestruck with its magnificent performance on November 5 at Esplanade Theatre Studio.

Know Your India
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.

New To Singapore
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.

LifeStyle
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.

Mumbai continues to be centre of India’s music universe Mumbai continues to be centre of India’s music universe

Mumbai is the best place in India to see top local musical talent as well as international acts that are increasingly recognizing Mumbai as a world-class city and India as an important music market. 2017 still has three months left and plenty of great live music options for fans of all genres.

Analysis & Commentary
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.