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Music is a universal language: Tribute to a legendary teacher Ms Kalyani Puranik @work
Music is a universal language: Tribute to a legendary teacher Ms Kalyani Puranik

Connected to India speaks to the sweet Ms Puranik on her love for music and inspiring the next generation of musicians

Exclusive: Uttarakhand CM explains how his state ‘can fulfil spiritual and business needs’ @work
Exclusive: Uttarakhand CM explains how his state ‘can fulfil spiritual and business needs’

Catch Connected to India’s exclusive interview with the Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat where he invites investors, with a special appeal to NRIs, to Destination Uttarakhand: Investors Summit in Dehradun on October 7-8, also articulating his vision of making the young hill state.

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Does real estate in India continue to attract you as an investment opportunity?

  • Yes - source of highest returns
  • Average - depends on the project
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Business
Singapore’s Temasek to invest USD400 million in NIIF for boosting infrastructure in India Singapore’s Temasek to invest USD400 million in NIIF for boosting infrastructure in India

To boost infrastructure financing in India, Singapore-based Temasek has agreed to invest as much as USD400 million (SGD550 million) in the National Investment Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), a fund created by the Indian government to finance infrastructure in the country.

SBI partners with Transfast to help NRIs transfer money SBI partners with Transfast to help NRIs transfer money

State Bank of India (SBI) has tied up with US-based Transfast Remittance LLC to help Indian diaspora in remitting their funds back to India.

Focus Story#Singapore
NTU to build Asia\'s largest wooden building by 2021 NTU to build Asia's largest wooden building by 2021

NTU Singapore's newest academic building is set to be Asia’s largest wooden building at 40,000 gross square metres.

SBI opens remittance centre in Singapore SBI opens remittance centre in Singapore

For helping overseas Indians send money to their relatives back home, the State Bank of India (SBI) has opened its first remittance outlet in Singapore.

Know Your India
Exploring the Land of Gods in Uttarakhand Exploring the Land of Gods in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is aptly called ‘Devbhumi’ ( Land of Gods). People from far off lands including NRIs visit the sacred places of the State to attain salvation and wash off their sins. One of the prestigious pilgrimage circuits of the country christened ‘Char Dham’ includes visit to Badrinath

In pics: Tastes of India across 29 states In pics: Tastes of India across 29 states

India's cuisine has a rich history that goes back thousands of years. Indian food has been widely appreciated across the globe for its fabulous use of herbs and spices. Indian cuisine is known for its large assortment of dishes with different cooking styles varying from region to region.

New To Singapore
The colours of Singapore\'s ethnic enclaves: Kampong Glam The colours of Singapore's ethnic enclaves: Kampong Glam

In this series, we bring you through the colourful ethnic enclaves of Singapore, starting with Kampong Glam.

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.

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
How to shop-till-you-drop for students on a budget How to shop-till-you-drop for students on a budget

Connected to India brings to you ‘Connected to Youth’ – to help you survive your student experience in Singapore!

Nandita Das-helmed biopic \'Manto\' starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui to kick off SgSAIFF Nandita Das-helmed biopic 'Manto' starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui to kick off SgSAIFF

Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Manto, which is helmed by actress-filmmaker Nandita Das, is set to be screened to inaugurate the second edition of the Singapore South Asian International Film Festival (Sg.SAIFF).

Analysis & Commentary
Idea of India: More than a nation! Idea of India: More than a nation!

Independence Day is akin to birthdays and anniversaries and commemorates a significant occasion. But time is a fickle friend. Over the years, the origin of these occasions gets inadvertently diluted, while the festooned celebrations continue with pomp and grandiosity.

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

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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.

Dastak alum Tanuj Khosla\'s plays to feature in Toronto theatre show Dastak alum Tanuj Khosla's plays to feature in Toronto theatre show

Tanuj Khosla, hedge fund manager in Singapore by day; poet, playwright, lyricist, writer by night, is now set to have a dozen of his plays performed together in Toronto.

25 years of SIA-NOL scholarship: Economic and Social Contribution to Singapore, India and beyond 25 years of SIA-NOL scholarship: Economic and Social Contribution to Singapore, India and beyond

What do Monk Sri Nithya Turiyananda Swami, Professor Naresh Agarwal, Strategist Nitin Pai, Mountaineer John Gomes and CEO of Hotstar Ajit Mohan have in common? The clue is in the picture above – The NTU Graduating Class of 2016 which marks the 25th year Anniversary of NTU.