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SIFAS performers charm Chennai culture circuit fans with Alangkar 2018 SIFAS performers charm Chennai culture circuit fans with Alangkar 2018

Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS) presented its annual offering, Alangkar 2018, in Chennai during the iconic season of Indian Classical Music and Dance Kutcheri from December 7-9, 2018.

Respect for elders,  caring and concern: Chinese lady shows all as she shelters Sikh uncle from rain Respect for elders, caring and concern: Chinese lady shows all as she shelters Sikh uncle from rain

In a photo shared by Facebook user Jonathan Vendi on Saturday, December 8, to the 50 Shades Brighter (Singapore) Facebook group, the woman was barely shielded from the rain by the umbrella.

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Three to 500 in seven years and growing: Carnival Cinemas @work
Three to 500 in seven years and growing: Carnival Cinemas

One of the fastest growing multiplex chains of India, Carnival Cinemas, has taken over Bombay Talkies, and it's winning the hearts of the Indian movie-goers in Singapore. CtoI speaks to P V Sunil, CEO and director of Carnival Cinemas, to find out their success recipe.

All quizzing needs is an open mind: Joy Bhattacharjya @work
All quizzing needs is an open mind: Joy Bhattacharjya

Connected to India caught up with Joy on the sidelines of the quiz, who emphasised, "All quizzing needs is an open and curious mind." Here is what he had to say about Mind aMaze, quizzing in Singapore, his association with sports as well as his latest venture – the professional volleyball league.

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Grab invests in Indian hotel booking startup OYO: Source Grab invests in Indian hotel booking startup OYO: Source

Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab has reportedly invested SGD136.6 million in Indian hotel booking startup OYO.

Cross-border payments firm InstaRem secures over SGD27.4m Series C funding Cross-border payments firm InstaRem secures over SGD27.4m Series C funding

Digital cross-border payments company InstaReM has secured a first close of more than USD20 million (SGD27.47 million) in its Series C funding round. The new funds would take the company's overall funding to over SGD86.5 million.

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2MDB bags the trophy at Mind aMaze 2018 2MDB bags the trophy at Mind aMaze 2018

Connected to India brings you the exciting happenings at Mind aMaze 2018, featuring celebrity quizmaster Joy Battacharjya.

NTU and TTSH invents smart device for early intervention of congestive heart failure NTU and TTSH invents smart device for early intervention of congestive heart failure

A team of researchers from NTU Singapore and Tan Tock Seng Hospital have invented a smart handheld medical device that could enable early intervention for patients with congestive heart failure.

Know Your India
All you need to know about Indian Railways foreign tourist ticket quota All you need to know about Indian Railways foreign tourist ticket quota

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has offered the option of a foreign tourist quota while booking train tickets on its website/app, informed the Indian Railways' online ticketing arm on its official Twitter handle.

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
Starhub offers SIM-only plan with \ Starhub offers SIM-only plan with "extra large" data bundles

New to Singapore and not decided on a telco yet. You could go with StarHub's trio of unique SIM-only plans with extra-large data bundles, which will be available from today.

Five quick and easy ways to remit money back to India Five quick and easy ways to remit money back to India

It is right in the midst of Diwali season, and money transfers back to India are in full flow. With the large Indian population in Singapore and the amount of trade between the two countries, you will find a number of providers and methods available when you need to make a money transfer.

New Orchard heritage trail presents lesser-known stories of the precinct New Orchard heritage trail presents lesser-known stories of the precinct

The National Heritage Board’s 18th heritage trail brings together stories from the community to uncover the lesser-known sides to Orchard.

LifeStyle
Selfie with style: Anushka Sharma\'s wax statue is Madam Tussauds Singapore\'s first interactive model Selfie with style: Anushka Sharma's wax statue is Madam Tussauds Singapore's first interactive model

If you can't meet the real Anushka Sharma, Singapore's Madam Tussauds has unveiled the next best thing - an interactive wax statue that you can click selfies, converse and pose on the red carpet with.

Top 5 emerging international holiday destinations among Indian citizens Top 5 emerging international holiday destinations among Indian citizens

When it comes to travelling, there’s a rising trend among Indians to travel abroad. The top emerging international locations among Indians travelers are a mix of long haul and short haul destinations, with South Asian vacation destinations still leading the board.

Analysis & Commentary
The elephant in the room; India\'s relations with South Asia The elephant in the room; India's relations with South Asia

To say that India’s relationship with its neighbours has never been fraught with tension, would be an understatement. While India has been a major power in South Asia due to its strategic position, China’s increasing presence and influence in South Asia has led to concerns about New Delhi’s ri

E-Waste: A Big Problem Needing Bigger Solutions E-Waste: A Big Problem Needing Bigger Solutions

E-Waste is a big problem that only keeps getting bigger. Why is it such a big problem and what can we do to reduce it? Here’s what you need to know

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Indian American Sruthi Palaniappan elected president of Harvard student\'s body Indian American Sruthi Palaniappan elected president of Harvard student's body

An Indian-American girl, whose parents are originally from Chennai, has been elected as the president of the student's body of the Harvard University.

Desi students\' experience of sunny Singapore Desi students' experience of sunny Singapore

Connected To India spoke to Indian students to find out their reasons for choosing Singapore and their experience of the Southeast Asian country thus far.

Playwright Tanuj Khosla\'s  first English script on Sydney Short+Sweet festival shortlist Playwright Tanuj Khosla's first English script on Sydney Short+Sweet festival shortlist

Tanuj Khosla, an accomplished poet, playwright, lyricist and writer, has racked up yet another impressive achievement after the English short play he wrote was shortlisted for a major festival in Sydney.