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India Pride Project: Getting Indian Idols where they belong

Indians across the world can take pride in what he does. People around the globe work support his efforts for free, and his achievements are...

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Kapila Venu- Her Art, Her Eyes and Their Compelling Stories

Kapila Venu performs in the oldest living theatre tradition of India, Koodiyattam. It is believed to be 2,000 years old and is the only...

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Buy your ticket to theatre eternal: Atul Kumar weaves Shakespeare’s era with contemporary threads

An acclaimed actor and director with more than 25 years of stage experience, Atul Kumar is bringing Shakespeare’s comedy, A Midsummer...

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Band Baaja Sharul / Sharul Weds Sharul

Sharul Channa, Singapore’s first Indian female stand-up comedian cordially invites you to the big fat Indian wedding at the Esplanade...

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Kalaa Utsavam is very critical to Singapore: Aravinth Kumarasamy

Aravinth Kumarasamy, the artistic director of Apsaras Arts, is all geared up to showcase his passionate performance in Anjaneyam -...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Drama Queen in Singapore? Suchitra Krishnamoorthi feels her vivacious Mumbai act can resonate across the seas

Music, theatre, TV shows, cinema and painting – Suchitra Krishnamoorthi justifies every role she enters in. As if that was not enough, she...

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Playing an instrument is way more difficult than singing: B Vijayagopal

B Vijaygopal started learning flute by the age of four and gave his first recital by six. Today he is a highly accomplished flutist an...

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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...

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"Nurture your uniqueness" insists inimitable Ashish Vidyarthi

Ashish Vidyarthi was in Singapore earlier this year to soft launch a unique filmmaking startup, Filmwallas.com. Vidyarthi is an advisor to...

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Nitesh and Ashwiny are a deadly combination: Ayushmann Khurrana

Ayushmann Khurrana is one of the very few newcomers in Bollywood who has successfully charmed his audience primarily with his acting skills....

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Kriti Sanon lives life on her terms - just like her character in ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’

Getting the chance to work with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan in her second movie and proving her mettle, Kriti Sanon is all set to...

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Wonderful opportunity for youngsters to showcase their talent: Maharoof

With the 5th International SCC T20 series kicking off today, we caught up with Singapore Cricket Club's third marquee player Farveez...

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Virat will mature to become a very good Captain: Muttiah Muralitharan

Muttiah Muralitharan spoke to Connected to India a day before the commencement of the SCC Twenty20 tournament. His chat started with him...

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Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari: My stories resonate with audience

After her debut movie Nil Battey Sannata (good for nothing) about a single mother who enrols in the same school as her daughter to improve...

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Betting on Bareilly, aiming for the star: Rajkummar Rao has world cinema on his to-do-list

Rajkummar Rao, who is playing Pritam Vidrohi in the upcoming Indian romantic comedy Bareilly Ki Barfi, said it was fun working with co-actor...

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SCC team gears up to face fierce opposition in most high-profile tournament to date

There is a mix of excitement, eagerness and positive-nervousness among the Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) team preparing for the 5th...

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Playing against international cricketers will raise our standards: Diviya GK

Connected to India caught up with Diviya GK, the captain of the Singapore women’s cricket team, at the Padang to talk about the team’s...

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Aspiring towards being the Sundance of South Asian cinema; SGSAIFF

“The long-term vision of Singapore South Asian International Film Festival (SGSAIFF) is to become a platform wherein filmmakers from South...

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MOM’s story moved my heart: Sridevi

Sridevi interview with Connected to India. Last time, she dazzled us with her utmost innocence and charm in English Vinglish; now, Sridevi...

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Murali set to dazzle Singapore in SCC T20 tournament

As the city gears up for the 5th Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) International Twenty20 tournament, the organisers are working overtime to...

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