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Cultivating arts in Singapore, SIFAS 2019 kicks off today Cultivating arts in Singapore, SIFAS 2019 kicks off today

Imagine enjoying Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Carnatic, Hindustani classical music, a Crafts Mela and a lot more under one roof! Yes, you heard it right!

Five things to do over the weekend of Mar 22-24 Five things to do over the weekend of Mar 22-24

This weekend, immerse yourself in the classical arts with a selection from Esplanade's Raga series. You may also want to try your hand at miniature clay art!

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Saluting the sacrifices: Akshay dedicates Kesari to world\'s martyrs Spotlight
Saluting the sacrifices: Akshay dedicates Kesari to world's martyrs

In an exclusive interview, Connected To India chats with Kesari stars Parineeti Chopra and Akshay Kumar, who calls a Kesari a film about bravery, valour, strength, and courage.

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Singapore Khalsa Association is a unique institution: Hernaikh Singh

Chardi Kala, a term from Sikhism meant to describe the constant striving for eternal optimism and joy, can be used to describe Hernaikh Singh the president of Singapore Khalsa Association (SKA).

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Singapore-based InstaRem announces close of USD41 million Series C funding round Singapore-based InstaRem announces close of USD41 million Series C funding round

InstaReM, a Southeast Asia-based digital cross-border payments company, has announced the close of its SGD55.4 million (USD41 million) Series C funding round in Singapore. The latest round of funding is led by Singapore’s Vertex Growth Fund and is supported by a new investor Atinum Investment.

ZEE5, Apigate team up with mobile carrier Celcom to boost Malaysian presence ZEE5, Apigate team up with mobile carrier Celcom to boost Malaysian presence

In its ongoing campaign to launch Indian content across South-East Asia, multi-lingual digital entertainment platform ZEE5 announced a partnership with Malaysian telecom operator Celcom.

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Bharathaa Arts to bring to life a bygone era with Ula, part of Esplanade\'s Raga series Bharathaa Arts to bring to life a bygone era with Ula, part of Esplanade's Raga series

Singapore-based classical dance studio Bharathaa Arts is set to present the latest dance production, Ula - A Literary Exploration of Womanhood, as part of Esplanade’s Raga series this month.

Ofo granted extension to remove bikes from public spaces, may tie up with another party Ofo granted extension to remove bikes from public spaces, may tie up with another party

Bike-sharing operator Ofo has been granted an extension by LTA to remove its bicycles from public spaces.

Know Your India
Everything NRIs need to know to book train tickets online in India Everything NRIs need to know to book train tickets online in India

Catering to the increased demand from tourists abroad, especially non-resident Indians (NRIs), the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) now offers the facility of making online bookings for trains, hotels, catering services.

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
All you need to know about leading international schools in Singapore All you need to know about leading international schools in Singapore

There is a wide range of international schools in Singapore which offer a multicultural environment, with students from a diverse range of backgrounds and countries.

Six Investment Plans in India You Can Benefit From as an NRI Six Investment Plans in India You Can Benefit From as an NRI

NRIs need to keep a close eye on the best possible investment opportunities synonymous to the Indian contingent as the savings rate out here is certainly one of the highest.

Team Singapore on fire at Special Olympics 2019 Team Singapore on fire at Special Olympics 2019

Team Singapore was on fire at the Special Olympics World Games in Dubai and claimed one gold, two silvers and three bronze medals on day three of the competition.

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7stories set to hold charity bazaar showcasing talented Indian, Singapore clothing designers 7stories set to hold charity bazaar showcasing talented Indian, Singapore clothing designers

7Stories, a charitable initiative, will be organising a bazaar featuring talented multi ethnic clothing designers from Singapore and India as part of their efforts to promote the culture and heritage of India and Southeast Asia.

In Pics: ARTWALK Little India 2019 In Pics: ARTWALK Little India 2019

Multi-disciplinary arts festival ARTWALK Little India returns for a grand celebration of the cultural precinct’s rich heritage via the arts.

Analysis & Commentary
The NRI Guide to Voting in 2019 The NRI Guide to Voting in 2019

There are an estimated 31 million Non-Resident Indians (NRIs). With roughly half of them eligible to vote in India, and at a median voter-size of 10.3 lakh per constituency; this would represent 15 parliamentary “seats”.

NRIs – Know the Score Before Buying a Property in India NRIs – Know the Score Before Buying a Property in India

Whether the real estate market remains bullish or bearish, NRIs prefer a place back in India - not just for investment returns but also to remain rooted in their country of origin. Previously, NRIs (like most other buyers and investors) had every reason to be leery of the Indian real estate market.

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Three Indian-origin youth named in Time\'s list of 25 most influential teens Three Indian-origin youth named in Time's list of 25 most influential teens

Highlighting the achievements of Indian youth across the world, three Indian-origin students have been named among the 25 most influential teens of 2018 by Time magazine for making a mark across numerous fields.

Indian-origin Demurrage Analyst creates app set to save millions for oil tanker industry Indian-origin Demurrage Analyst creates app set to save millions for oil tanker industry

An Indian-origin analyst has come up with an innovative solution that is potentially set to save millions of dollars for the oil and gas tanker industry, through an app she created.

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.