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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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SCC Twenty20 teams to be kitted by UFL for fifth consecutive year

Ashok Mahtani had risen up to the challenge of organising a cricket tournament for the high profile Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) leading to...

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Dance India is the ideal place for Indian arts practitioners to meet... in Singapore: Vaishali Trivedi

Vaishali Trivedi is a solo Kathak dancer, singer, choreographer and a teacher. Based in Ahmedabad, she has performed extensively in more...

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I’m both - immigrant and a teen who grew up in the diaspora: Sandhya Menon

Sandhya Menon – the author of recently published charming romantic comedy When Dimple Met Rishi, introduced a bright new voice in young...

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A very Singaporean child: Haresh Sharma

Connected to India chats with Haresh Sharma, a Singapore Cultural Medallion, and resident playwright at The Necessary Stage.

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Dedicated to dance: Aravinth Kumarasamy

Kumarasamy has been working with the Sathyalingams at Apsaras Arts since 1990 and has been the creative and managing director since 2005.

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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...

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Virendra Sharma: From a bus conductor to the longest-serving Indian-origin MP in the UK

Virendra Sharma, an Indian-origin British Labour Party politician and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ealing Southall since 2007, has...

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Celebrating diversity as part of humanity: Tagore's legacy

“The ways in which we relate to diversity by broadening our engagement with difference have planetary significance – and Singapore has...

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Kovid Gupta: Mad about story telling

Kovid Gupta, 29, Indian-American, author, screenwriter, film-director and one of the listed illuminatis in Forbes 30 under 30 list. Kovid...

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Discovering and re-discovering heritage through music: Buvaneswaran Ganesan

Born and bred in Singapore, Buvan’s music and influences reflect an interesting journey through which he discovered and re-discovered his...

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‘Like Dubai, ITL Group has used imagination to grow’ - Dr Ram Buxani

Dr Ram Buxani, Chairman, ITL Cosmos Group one of the most respected member of the Indian diaspora in Dubai met with Himanshu Verma Founder...

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The dilemmas and rich inner worlds of women; an art exhibition by Rajul Mehta

Rajul Mehta’s art exhibition, titled “Don’t Pressure Me,” offers a splash of colour and insight in to the rich inner worlds of a...


Picking up speed at the age of 80 – an exclusive with Kesavapany, President of SIA

Turning 80 has certain advantages – it helps you understand life in a lovely way. It also gives you the wisdom in years, to look at things...

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Horticulture to rehabilitate drug offenders at HEB-Ashram Halfway House

Tucked away amid the lush green landscapes of the Sembawang Road area is the Hindu Endowments Board (HEB) Ashram Halfway House. The...


“My trilogy is the world tour of fascism” - Madhav Mathur

Madhav Mathur is a Delhi boy in Singapore. Engineer by education, writer and filmmaker by passion. Rights to his first book, The Diary of an...

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Natasha Mudhar: Strong campaigner and regular commentator for women empowerment

Connected to India (CtoI) brings an International Women’s day special Spotlight with Natasha Mudhar - a strong campaigner and regular...

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Gandhian approach to reach the top in Silicon Valley

Sanjay Poonen COO of VMware talking to Connected to India about his journey as a student to US to becoming a front runner in the tech-world.

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Shah Rukh Khan - “Proud of the diaspora”, “Raees will cut across genres”

Connected to India interviews Shah Rukh Khan for Spotlight

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Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award for Singapore Indian Association

Singapore Indian Association was awarded the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA) on January 9, at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas...

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No fool's errand: How one man crafted a desi leap to US Congress

Sanjay Puri Founder and CEO of the US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) is the father of Indian American political activation. An...

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Rendezvous with Sonia Patel - Novelist, psychiatrist, songwriter

Novelist, active-trekker, songwriter, hip-hop artist and a practising psychiatrist Sonia is a resident of Oahu, third largest Hawaiian...

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