Spotlight - @work
Taking Ramayana on a Chinese opera odyssey: Dr Chua Soo Pong Spotlight
Taking Ramayana on a Chinese opera odyssey: Dr Chua Soo Pong

Spotlight interview with Dr Chua Soo Pong, doyen of Chinese opera in Singapore, who received international acclaim for his adaptation of Ramayana to various types of Chinese opera, as well as multi-cultural versions of the Hindu epic.

Art belongs to both the creator and the audience: NAC Paul Tan @work
Art belongs to both the creator and the audience: NAC Paul Tan

In an @work interview with Connected to India, Tan shares about NAC’s relentless hard work in creating a vibrant arts scene in Singapore, the power of art in creating threads of understanding among individuals, communities, as well as between Singapore and the world.

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
Singapore businesses are the most digitally-ready in APAC: DBS survey Singapore businesses are the most digitally-ready in APAC: DBS survey

Close to 45 per cent of corporates in Singapore have a well-defined digital strategy.

Seven Indian-Americans in Forbes list of richest people in the United States Seven Indian-Americans in Forbes list of richest people in the United States

Seven Indian-Americans have figured in Forbes’ list of richest people in the United States, which was topped by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos for the third year in a row.

Focus Story#Singapore
STB partners Visa to help Singapore SMEs impacted by COVID-19 STB partners Visa to help Singapore SMEs impacted by COVID-19

The STB-Visa collaboration will on two strategic areas to revive the local tourism industry – joint research and analytics and marketing partnerships.

Facebook to give SGD4.75 million in grants to small businesses in Singapore Facebook to give SGD4.75 million in grants to small businesses in Singapore

Facebook Singapore will be providing SGD 4.75 million in grants to businesses in the country that have experienced challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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
Mira Nair wins Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media at the Toronto International Film Festival Mira Nair wins Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media at the Toronto International Film Festival

Nair was among six recipients of the TIFF Tribute Awards alongside veteran star Sir Anthony Hopkins and Oscar-winner Kate Winslet.

Indonesian dancers recreate hit song from Bollywood film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, video goes viral Indonesian dancers recreate hit song from Bollywood film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, video goes viral

The dancers from Indonesia impressed viewers not only with their dancing but also their costumes, expressions and the lip-syncing that went perfectly with the Hindi lyrics.

Analysis & Commentary
What will Kamala Harris as Vice-President mean for India? What will Kamala Harris as Vice-President mean for India?

The nomination of Indian-American Democratic Senator Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s running-mate for the upcoming US election has caused a stir that has reached all the way across the globe to India.

Our 65-day forced vacation during the COVID-19 pandemic Our 65-day forced vacation during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis has hit the world far harder than anyone could have expected. And for this correspondent it has been no different. My family and I were stranded in the United States from March until May because of the international travel bans imposed by various governments.

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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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.

Six Indian-American contestants in the 2020 Miss World America pageant Six Indian-American contestants in the 2020 Miss World America pageant

This year’s event will be held in the form of a series of virtual web casts in combination with online submissions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Indian-American entrepreneur to run for California town mayor Indian-American entrepreneur to run for California town mayor

A resident of San Ramon for the last 22 years, Madireddi has served in several volunteer positions in the town, which is situated in Northern California's East Bay.