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Grew up exposed to socio-cultural diversity of South Asia, says ISAS director Professor Iqbal Singh Sevea @work
Grew up exposed to socio-cultural diversity of South Asia, says ISAS director Professor Iqbal Singh Sevea

Singaporean-Indian Professor Iqbal Singh Sevea took charge as the director of the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) at National University of Singapore (NUS) on January 1. Catch his exclusive interview with Connected to India.

Celebration of Mohamed Raffee’s 50 years in music at Kalaa Utsavam 2021 Spotlight
Celebration of Mohamed Raffee’s 50 years in music at Kalaa Utsavam 2021

On November 19, a special show, Raffee 50 – A Musical Jubilee by Vasantham Boyz, will be held at the grand Esplanade Theatre as part of the festival lineup.

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PM, celebrities condole death of Kathak legend Birju Maharaj PM, celebrities condole death of Kathak legend Birju Maharaj

Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined several other Bollywood actors and singers to condole the demise of legendary Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj. He was 83.

His characters will eternally remain popular: Modi on cartoonist Debnath’s demise His characters will eternally remain popular: Modi on cartoonist Debnath’s demise

Prominent cartoonist and Padma Shri awardee Narayan Debnath died in Kolkata after battling prolonged illness. He was 96 and is survived by two sons and a daughter.

Business
Wall Street bank staff may lose their job if not vaccinated by January-end Wall Street bank staff may lose their job if not vaccinated by January-end

Citigroup Inc will become the first Wall Street bank to enforce a strict COVID-19 vaccine mandate on its employees who are not yet vaccinated. They will fire unvaccinated staff in the United States.

Ex Telecom-finance honcho Sandip Basu joins VerSe Innovation as CFO Ex Telecom-finance honcho Sandip Basu joins VerSe Innovation as CFO

VerSe Innovation has appointed experienced finance man Sandip Basu as its Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

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Singapore media companies teaming up to reach global audiences Singapore media companies teaming up to reach global audiences

As part of the ongoing Singapore Media Festival, media companies announced they would work with major players to create content for a global audience.

9 F&B Outlets Penalised for Breaching Safe Management Measures in Singapore 9 F&B Outlets Penalised for Breaching Safe Management Measures in Singapore

The Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment, Singapore announced that the following nine food and beverage (F&B) premises have been penalised for breaching safe management measures (SMMs) following stepped-up enforcement checks by government agencies over the last weekend.

Know Your India
Pongal: Ancient harvest festival to thank God for bounties of life Pongal: Ancient harvest festival to thank God for bounties of life

Pongal is one of the fascinating festivals celebrated with great enthusiasm in India and other parts of the world among people belonging to Southern part of India. This is an ancient harvest festival celebrated from mid-January to mid-February. Pongal wishes 2022

In Pics: Shimla clad in white after a snowy first weekend of 2022 In Pics: Shimla clad in white after a snowy first weekend of 2022

The tourist destination of Shimla welcomed the first snowfall of 2022. Enjoy the views of snowclad parts of Shimla city, including Jakhoo, The Ridge, Benmore and Sanjauli.

New To Singapore
Vending machines selling everything, including gold, in Singapore Vending machines selling everything, including gold, in Singapore

Vending machines have been around for decades in certain parts of the world, but are considered a novelty elsewhere. Here is a list of some of the coolest, weirdest, and downright shocking vending machines from Singapore.

An insider\'s guide to the 13 best bars in Singapore An insider's guide to the 13 best bars in Singapore

Do you have trouble deciding where to go after a long week of slogging at work? Head to these Best Bars in Singapore with your gang.

Singapore\'s highest open-air panoramic ride to open in Sentosa next month Singapore's highest open-air panoramic ride to open in Sentosa next month

SkyHelix, Sentosa's latest attraction hyped as Singapore's highest open-air panoramic ride, will open at Imbiah Lookout ahead of December 15.

LifeStyle
Akshay Kumar to shoot underwater, ocean scenes for his \'Ram Setu\' movie Akshay Kumar to shoot underwater, ocean scenes for his 'Ram Setu' movie

Actor Akshay Kumar shooting for his new movie Ram Setu in Sri Lanka locations. 'Ram Setu' slated for release in November this year. Amazon prime will be the worldwide streaming app for the film.

Highest-grossing Bollywood films released in 2021 Highest-grossing Bollywood films released in 2021

Check out the list of the top 10 Indian Hindi movies of 2021 along with movie reviews, box office collections, cast, directors and many more.

Analysis & Commentary
\'Break Point\' review: The unfulfilled potential of Lee-Hesh takes centre stage in the ZEE5 docuseries 'Break Point' review: The unfulfilled potential of Lee-Hesh takes centre stage in the ZEE5 docuseries

ZEE5 Global and the award-winning husband-wife directorial doubles pairing of Nitesh and Ashwini Iyer Tiwari have created a sports docuseries focussing on the journey of Indian tennis legends Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi.

Model Tenancy Act to boost NRIs\' investment hopes in Indian rent market: ANAROCK\'s Shajai Jacob Model Tenancy Act to boost NRIs' investment hopes in Indian rent market: ANAROCK's Shajai Jacob

The Indian Cabinet’s recent approval for the Model Tenancy Act is being hailed as a landmark moment in the country's real estate sector.

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Meet Parag Agrawal, Twitter\'s new CEO who replaced Jack Dorsey Meet Parag Agrawal, Twitter's new CEO who replaced Jack Dorsey

Non-Resident Indian Parag Agrawal, 37, an IIT-Bombay graduate, has replaced Jack Dorsey as the new Twitter chief executive officer, becoming the youngest CEO among the top 500 US companies.

UAE: Indian expat who sent application from his hospital bed awarded USD 500,000 scholarship UAE: Indian expat who sent application from his hospital bed awarded USD 500,000 scholarship

A 16-year-old Indian expat in Dubai has been awarded a scholarship valued at AED 1.8 million (USD 500,000).

Social media storm as Indian deported from Australia for \'hate crimes\' receives warm welcome in Haryana Social media storm as Indian deported from Australia for 'hate crimes' receives warm welcome in Haryana

A storm of controversy erupted across social media as Vishal Jood, a 24-year-old erstwhile student who had been in jail in Australia since April and was recently deported, received a grand welcome on his return to his native Haryana.