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Sarees are not just for mothers-in-law: Laila Tyabji Spotlight
Sarees are not just for mothers-in-law: Laila Tyabji

Connected to India speaks to Laila Tyabji, founder of Dastkar, about her Saree Diary and her relentless efforts to bring Indian crafts to the rest of the world.

From Singrauli to Singapore-Incredible journey of Kathak dancer Avinav Mukharji @work
From Singrauli to Singapore-Incredible journey of Kathak dancer Avinav Mukharji

The journey of young Kathak dancer Arinav Mukharji from the small nondescript Indian town of Singrauli to Singapore can be summarised in one word: ‘Incredible’. He is presently a faculty member of Apsara Arts of Singapore and teaches the intricacies of Kathak - a dance form of Northern India.

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FWD Insurance partners DBS to launch e-claims payments via PayNow FWD Insurance partners DBS to launch e-claims payments via PayNow

Insurance company FWD has collaborated with DBS Bank (DBS) to provide electronic payment of claims via PayNow.

IKEA takes environmental friendly decision to use only renewable and recycled materials by 2030 IKEA takes environmental friendly decision to use only renewable and recycled materials by 2030

In its latest commitment to the environment, furniture retailer IKEA has planned to use only renewable and recycled materials in its products by 2030.

Focus Story#Singapore
Overall increase in cyberthreats in Singapore in 2017, mirroring global trends Overall increase in cyberthreats in Singapore in 2017, mirroring global trends

In 2017, cyber threats in Singapore continued to grow in frequency and impact, mirroring global trends.

Singapore safest destination in the world for third consecutive year,  says Gallup ranking Singapore safest destination in the world for third consecutive year, says Gallup ranking

Singapore has emerged as the safest destination in the world in 2018. The Republic has earned this feat for the third successive year, according to Gallup’s latest law and order report.

Know Your India
Know your awards: Indian civilian honours Know your awards: Indian civilian honours

Spanning a period of more than 4,000 years while witnessing the fusion of several customs and traditions, India is one of the oldest civilisations in the world. The history of the nation reflects the rich culture and heritage of the country.

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
The future of education is smart – and here’s what it looks like The future of education is smart – and here’s what it looks like

Classrooms with four-walls, a whiteboard and a long list of textbooks – all these will go. Traditional schools will become a thing of the past sooner than you can imagine.

Virtual classrooms are here to revolutionalise learning Virtual classrooms are here to revolutionalise learning

Here's a peek into the future of education at Singapore-based Global Indian International School (GIIS).

Relocating to the Singapore Marina Bay Area Relocating to the Singapore Marina Bay Area

The Marina Bay area of Singapore is a super-modern part of the city. The land was only reclaimed in the 1970s, and since then, the authorities have constructed architectural marvels with the aim of creating a prime, mixed space for residential, commercial and entertainment purposes. The Marina Bay i

LifeStyle
Google search lists Salman Khan as worst Bollywood actor after Race 3 Google search lists Salman Khan as worst Bollywood actor after Race 3

Salman Khan might have his army of Salmaniacs thronging the theatres every time there is a Bhai film playing, but that doesn't necessarily help the superstar's credibility as an actor.

Bollywood celebs stretch their best on International Day of Yoga 2018 Bollywood celebs stretch their best on International Day of Yoga 2018

Yoga is today’s buzzword and has become one of the most popular and effective fitness fads in the world. The popularity of yoga has been increasing significantly around the globe.

Analysis & Commentary
How Can India Overcome an Impending Mental Health Epidemic? How Can India Overcome an Impending Mental Health Epidemic?

Despite the recent attention and increasing prevalence of mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, India continues to struggle. Certain cultural variables continue to make it challenging (and sometimes even taboo) to receive effective treatment.

Trump’s immigration policy puts careers of wives of H-1B visa holders in jeopardy Trump’s immigration policy puts careers of wives of H-1B visa holders in jeopardy

As part of a crackdown on H-1B visas issued for skilled workers to enter the United States, expected in June, would mean that thousands of mainly Indian women who joined their husbands in the US will have to give up their jobs, even being highly educated workers with sought-after skills.

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High Court in Indian city allows NRI to depose in court using video chat High Court in Indian city allows NRI to depose in court using video chat

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has for the first time allowed a US-based NRI, who is the petitioner in a property dispute, to be deposed in a Punjab court using a video chat application such as WhatsApp or Skype.

Nirav Modi flees to Brussels, believed to be travelling on Singapore passport Nirav Modi flees to Brussels, believed to be travelling on Singapore passport

The diamond merchant, wanted in India's biggest-ever banking scam, is said to be travelling in and out of the UK freely, possibly on a Singapore passport, not an Indian one.

NRI in Rajasthan takes forward Modi’s Swachch Bharat Campaign NRI in Rajasthan takes forward Modi’s Swachch Bharat Campaign

Following the motto Mera Shahar Ho Swachch Shahar (Be My City a Clean City), Nawal Kishore Godara and NRI from Congo, with his team, is regularly active in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachch Bharat Abhiyan and Vasundhara Raje Scindia’s Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan.