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Singapore set for Southeast Asia’s largest innovation festival Singapore set for Southeast Asia’s largest innovation festival

The Smart Nation Innovations (SNI) Week 2019 begins in Singapore today, providing local and international attendees a platform to share and learn about the impact of technology and innovation on business, economy, government and society.

Remembering India’s 1983 World Cup triumph Remembering India’s 1983 World Cup triumph

On June 25, 1983 the Indian cricket team stunned the world by beating the mighty West Indies to win their first ever World Cup. Led by Kapil Dev, the Men in Blue defeated the Windies by 43 runs at Lord's.

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Museum of Performing Arts celebrates dance legend Balasaraswati @work
Museum of Performing Arts celebrates dance legend Balasaraswati

Connected to India speaks to Savita Narasimhan on Museum of Performing Arts' maiden exhibition ‘Credo of a Dancer’, her aspirations for MOPA and South Asian arts, as well as her connection to the Indian arts scene in Singapore.

I am a director’s actor: Puravalan Narayanasamy Spotlight
I am a director’s actor: Puravalan Narayanasamy

Connected to India speaks with Puravalan Narayanasamy on his journey, his passion for acting, and his Kollywood experience.

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Commercial Indian real estate a good bet: Anarock Consultants Commercial Indian real estate a good bet: Anarock Consultants

Anarock Property Consultants are pitching India’s commercial office property as an investment alternative for Non-Resident Indians in a recent report.

DBS champions social entrepreneurship across Asia DBS champions social entrepreneurship across Asia

The 2019 cycle of the Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) Foundation Social Enterprise (SE) Grant is now open for application.

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Yoga Day spreads to the Singapore heartlands and the world Yoga Day spreads to the Singapore heartlands and the world

Connected to India interviews High Commissioner of India to Singapore, Mr Jawed Ashraf, and some of the yoga session participants at the inauguration event for International Day of Yoga 2019.

Singapore now the 12th most expensive city for expats Singapore now the 12th most expensive city for expats

Singapore’s rise in our rankings is largely due to another strong year for the Singapore dollar.

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Historical treasures of India in Bihar: Bodh Gaya, Nalanda, Pawapuri Historical treasures of India in Bihar: Bodh Gaya, Nalanda, Pawapuri

The Mahabodhi Temple Complex or Bodh Gaya, in India’s Bihar state - which is also known as the place where Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment - is probably one of the top 100 places in the world to visit before you die.

Exploring the Land of Gods - Uttarakhand Exploring the Land of Gods - Uttarakhand

India’s obsession with religion finds perfect expression in the hill state of Uttarakhand, which is aptly called ‘Devbhumi’ (Land of Gods). People from far off lands, including NRIs, visit sacred places in the state to attain salvation and wash away their sins.

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NRO Accounts: Taxable but repatriable up to a limit NRO Accounts: Taxable but repatriable up to a limit

In our NRI personal finance series this time we look at the rules governing Non-Resident (Ordinary) Accounts.

Non-Resident Indian deposits in India Non-Resident Indian deposits in India

The latest data on Non-Resident Indian deposits in India, according to the Reserve Bank of India

NRE accounts: Repatriable and pay no income or wealth tax NRE accounts: Repatriable and pay no income or wealth tax

The personal finance world for a non-resident Indian who is navigating through different regulatory environments can get very complicated so Connected to India would like to re-introduce you to some basics.

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Yoga helping children cope with stress from India’s education system Yoga helping children cope with stress from India’s education system

Examinations are still the cause of tremendous anxiety for the millions of children going through the rigours of an Indian education system. Parents are now relying on the ancient technique of yoga and meditation - to help their children cope with academic stress.

Priyanka Chopra gets Madame Tussauds wax figures in London and Singapore Priyanka Chopra gets Madame Tussauds wax figures in London and Singapore

Globetrotting Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined the elite list of celebrities to be immortalised in wax.

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First decisive step taken to tackle Indian education woes First decisive step taken to tackle Indian education woes

The rise in nationalism globally has meant more foreign governments are tightening the immigrant visa process adding to the ongoing struggles of every Non-Resident Indian (NRI) looking to establish themselves in a foreign land. It also raises the question why this highly productive community is subj

Fed rate action could boost India Modi euphoria Fed rate action could boost India Modi euphoria

The euphoria in Indian stock markets after the recent reelection of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s National Democratic Alliance could find further support next week if the US Federal Reserve decides to do an abrupt turn in its interest rate policy, from raising interest rates last December to poss

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What Modi 2.0 means to India’s global community What Modi 2.0 means to India’s global community

The result of the 2019 Indian general elections made waves not just in India but across the world, with people all over the globe paying close attention to party campaigns, the six week voting period and the eventual result.

US visa applicants required to submit social media information US visa applicants required to submit social media information

Almost all applicants for the US visa be required to submit social media names, in addition five years' worth of email addresses and phone numbers.

Ruby Shekhar, trailblazer of Singapore sari saga Ruby Shekhar, trailblazer of Singapore sari saga

Sari is the most admired traditional Indian attire around the world. Highlighting the popularity of the iconic Indian wraparound in Singapore, lovely ladies from different countries draped in beautiful saris, depicting myriad colours and patterns, were brought together on one stage by Ruby Shekhar