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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.

Umeed: 20-year-old Kathak dancer Sunena Gupta’s journey against the odds Spotlight
Umeed: 20-year-old Kathak dancer Sunena Gupta’s journey against the odds

20-year-old Sunena Gupta was diagnosed with Alopecia when she was just two. Here's the story of her struggles and how she had overcome all odds and reached greater heights.

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Business
Save expense receipts from work trips abroad to claim tax exemption Save expense receipts from work trips abroad to claim tax exemption

Be sure to save your expense and travel receipts from work trips abroad, warned the Indian tax authorities.

Sabanitha Shanmugasundram appointed as Head, Indian Audience in Mediacorp Sabanitha Shanmugasundram appointed as Head, Indian Audience in Mediacorp

Sabanitha Shanmugasundram has been appointed as the Head, Indian Audience for the media company Mediacorp. In addition to this, Oliver Chong will join the company as Head of Consumer Marketing.

Focus Story#Singapore
GIIS launches digitally-advanced SMART Campus pioneering educational technology GIIS launches digitally-advanced SMART Campus pioneering educational technology

Global Indian International School (GIIS) in Singapore has been pioneering new trails in education all applications of technology. The school has opened its flagship SMART Campus, the largest in the world, to provide NextGen education with technologically advanced facilities.

Number of marriages increased in Singapore while divorce rate fell in 2017 Number of marriages increased in Singapore while divorce rate fell in 2017

The number of marriages increased, and divorce rate fell in Singapore last year, according to the Statistics on Marriages and Divorce 2017 publication released by the Department of Statistics (Singstat) today.

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
Safety goes hi-tech at new GIIS SMART Campus Safety goes hi-tech at new GIIS SMART Campus

Staple of science fiction stories, facial recognition, is in place in the new GIIS SMART Campus to keep its 3,500 students safe and secure.

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
Ajay Devgn to play the unsung hero of football Ajay Devgn to play the unsung hero of football

With World Cup football fever at its peak, Bollywood has gotten in on the action. Ajay Devgn is going to play the role of India’s legendary football coach Syed Abdul Rahim in a biopic.

IN PICS: This Japanese village looks like Narnia and you need to visit IN PICS: This Japanese village looks like Narnia and you need to visit

Nestled in the Japanese alps is this picture-perfect town Shirakawa-go that looks like Narnia in real life.

Analysis & Commentary
Unleash the spark in you Unleash the spark in you

Ketki Acharya recounts her experiences during Unleash, the global innovation lab that came to Singapore this year. Established in 2018, the global innovation lab came to Singapore this year. Out of the million applications they received, the top 1,000 were selected and given a chance to work over th

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.

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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.