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Pathey Nimidam at Kalaa Utsavam 2020: A sneak peek at what\'s in store Spotlight
Pathey Nimidam at Kalaa Utsavam 2020: A sneak peek at what's in store

Pathey Nimidam – or "just ten minutes" in Tamil – is a festival by Ravindran Drama Group celebrating Tamil theatre-making.

Thiruvananthapuram-born, Brisbane-based engineer turned film-maker Jay Janardhan says ‘Howdy’ @work
Thiruvananthapuram-born, Brisbane-based engineer turned film-maker Jay Janardhan says ‘Howdy’

An exciting, original film, Howdy premiered globally on ZEE5 Global, the largest global OTT platform for Indian content, on October 7.

Poll

What is your reaction to the Netflix reality show Indian Matchmaking?

  • Love it - Can't wait for Season 2
  • Hate it - Can't tolerate even one episode
  • It's like looking in the mirror- warts and all
  • I cringe but just can't stop watching
  • I am neutral, no strong feelings
Answer
Business
Chennai-based Lakshmi Vilas Bank merges with DBS unit Chennai-based Lakshmi Vilas Bank merges with DBS unit

Chennai-headquartered Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) has been merged with DBS Bank India from November 27, 2020.

Non-bank financial institutions in Singapore can connect directly to PayNow and FAST from February 2021 Non-bank financial institutions in Singapore can connect directly to PayNow and FAST from February 2021

NFIs that are licenced as major payment institutions under the Payment Services Act will be allowed to connect directly to FAST and PayNow from next February.

Know Your India
Ahmedabad’s kite museum: Paperbirds take you on Cloud 9 Ahmedabad’s kite museum: Paperbirds take you on Cloud 9

Ahmedabad, the largest city in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat, boasts 30-odd museums but the stunning Kite Museum in the 608-year-old world heritage city is in a class of its own.

Five breathtaking Himalayan summer trekking destinations in India Five breathtaking Himalayan summer trekking destinations in India

Gone are the days when people used to like luxurious holidays. it is now the age of nature lovers and expeditions. Here are some choice locations to go for a summer trek in the Himalayas.

New To Singapore
5 unique vegetarian restaurants in Singapore 5 unique vegetarian restaurants in Singapore

Singapore touts itself as a food haven, and when it comes to vegetarian food, you will be spoilt for choice.

Singapore world’s second safest city: Report Singapore world’s second safest city: Report

The latest edition of the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Safe Cities Index (SCI) sees Singapore retain its position as the second safest city in the world.

Five places with live bands to chill out at in Singapore Five places with live bands to chill out at in Singapore

Nothing can quite compare to the rocking vibes of a live band.

LifeStyle
AR Rahman named ambassador for BAFTA Breakthrough Initiative AR Rahman named ambassador for BAFTA Breakthrough Initiative

BAFTA Breakthrough India aims to facilitate the development of relationships between British talent and India's homegrown creatives.

Malayalam film Jallikattu picked as India’s official entry for Oscars 2021 Malayalam film Jallikattu picked as India’s official entry for Oscars 2021

Directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, Jallikattu has received critical acclaim and has done well on the festival circuit.

Analysis & Commentary
Indian-Americans and the Biden Presidency - the road ahead Indian-Americans and the Biden Presidency - the road ahead

The Biden-Harris ticket’s victory in the US 2020 Presidential elections was celebrated across the country which had been eagerly awaiting the result for the past week.

Luxury homes worth INR 500  crore sold  in South-Central Mumbai in October: Report Luxury homes worth INR 500 crore sold in South-Central Mumbai in October: Report

Beginning the festive quarter on a distinct upbeat note, South-Central Mumbai localities witnessed luxury home sales worth INR 500 crore last month (October). In 2019, the corresponding period saw luxury sales worth approximately INR 150 crore, thus improving by >230% in the year.

Poll

What is your reaction to the Netflix reality show Indian Matchmaking?

  • Love it - Can't wait for Season 2
  • Hate it - Can't tolerate even one episode
  • It's like looking in the mirror- warts and all
  • I cringe but just can't stop watching
  • I am neutral, no strong feelings
Answer
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British-Indian economics researcher joins expert post-Brexit trade panel British-Indian economics researcher joins expert post-Brexit trade panel

A London-based Indian-origin economics professor has been appointed to a new expert panel set up by the UK government to advise on the use of "cutting-edge" trade models and techniques as it moves towards clinching post-Brexit Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with countries.

50 books in 3 months: 8-year-old British-Indian boy Milan Kumar wins accolades for his precocious reading habits 50 books in 3 months: 8-year-old British-Indian boy Milan Kumar wins accolades for his precocious reading habits

For eight-year-old Indian-origin Milan Kumar in the United Kingdom, the lockdown presented the chance to further enhance his love of books and reading.

Vande Bharat Mission: The Road Home Vande Bharat Mission: The Road Home

A firsthand account of the journey back to India as part of the Indian government's massive repatriation effort, the Vande Bharat Mission.